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06/04/20 Margaret Wong, Esq.

Margaret W. Wong, managing partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, with more than 40 years of experience in immigration and nationality law, and legal practice management, was born in Hong Kong, China, and came to the United States for education. Margaret Wong has built her immigration law firm, nationally and internationally renowned for its ability to successfully represent clients and companies in obtaining the immigration status they or their employees seek. Based on her own experience of obtaining a Green Card and U.S. citizenship under U.S. immigration law, Margaret Wong recognized that companies and individuals need sound guidance in this highly regulated sometimes frustrating regulatory area. Her clients rely on the firm’s wide variety of spoken languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese, Creole Patois, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

A frequently sought-after speaker and author regarding a broad range of immigration topics, she is the author of The Immigrant’s Way, available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, in Kindle and paperback. Margaret Wong frequently speaks at law schools and other organizations across the United States, including as adjunct law professor at Case Western Reserve University Law School, Seminar Chair at the Federal Bar Association, and as award recipient at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Law.

Co-Chair of the Immigration Law Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Margaret Wong has won numerous awards, including two for philanthropy – the Margaret Ireland Award from the Cleveland Women’s City Club and the 1997 Creative Philanthropy Award from the Women’s Community Foundation. Crain’s Cleveland

Margaret Wong is a civic leader who educates and inspires others. While she was serving as the first Asian-American president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Cleveland chapter won the coveted Chapter Activity Award. The Ohio Supreme Court appointed her a charter member of the Continuing Legal Education Commission for attorneys, where she is currently serving as a member of its Racial Task Force. She has presented numerous seminars on immigration and naturalization law for bar associations and the public.

Committed to giving something back to the community and to mentoring young professionals, Ms. Wong has volunteered her time and expertise on boards of diverse organizations, including Notre Dame College, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education, Cleveland Bar Foundation, Ohio State Bar Foundation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian Bar Association, Town Hall, University Hospitals Health System, St. Vincent Hospital Health Care System, United Way Services, and the Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University Law School Advisory Boards.

Location:
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Time:
11:30 a.m. – Register & lunch buffet open
Program begins at noon.

REGISTRATION:
Tickets:

$250/table of 10
$25/individual ticket

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPEN 1.10.20

Cancellation Policy: If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office (216-589-9852) to cancel by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged for the event. No refund will be given if reservations are canceled after 12:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the luncheon.

4/30/20 Holly Schapker, Artist

Holly Schapker resides and works in Cincinnati, OH. She graduated from Xavier University’sArt Department in 1992. She then continued her painting education by studying under Michael Scott for ten years, whose fine art teaching process has a strong focus on painting outdoors. Her work has been the subject of many publications, including print, television, and radio. Holly has
been invited to demonstrate her painting techniques and creative process to universities all around the nation. She has taught Beginning, Advanced, and Thesis Painting at Xavier University. In addition to her painting demonstrations, Holly travels to give lectures as a creative catholic and hosts spiritual retreats.

Outdoor painting and research has taken her on travels through Florence, Rome, Tuscany, Assisi, Cinque Terre, Italy; Paris, Lyon, Nice, St. Tropez, and Burgundy, France; Cotswolds, York,
Oxford, London, England; Bilboa, Barcelona, Montserrat, Spain; Georgetown, ME; and
Charlevoix, MI. Ms. Schapker’s paintings and drawings can be found in several corporate
collections, universities, schools, and churches. She has been commissioned by the Archbishop
of Cincinnati, Xavier University, the Women’s Committee at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the
Ronald McDonald House, as well as The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce. Ms.
Schapker’s work is also in the collections of numerous private collectors throughout the nation.
She was an arts grant recipient by the City of Cincinnati and recognized as one of twelve
“notable female alumni” at Xavier University. Holly has received a special Presidential Citation
at Xavier University in 2015 and was inducted in the Mother of Mercy High School Alumni Hall
of Excellence in year 2009.

To view Holly’s work click here.

Location:
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Time:
11:30 a.m. – Register & lunch buffet open
Program begins at noon.

REGISTRATION:
Tickets:

$250/table of 10
$25/individual ticket

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPEN 1.10.20

Cancellation Policy: If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office (216-589-9852) to cancel by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged for the event. No refund will be given if reservations are canceled after 12:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the luncheon.

4/2/20 Reverend James R. Conroy, S.J., Founder of the Ignatian Volunteer Corp.

Ignatius as Entrepreneur

 

Please joins us on Thursday April 2 as we welcome Reverend James R. Conroy, S.J., Founder of the Ignatian Volunteer Corp. as our special guest.  Fr. Conroy’s topic is “Ignatius as Entrepreneur. The 16th century founder of the Society of Jesus learned to listen and focus upon where the greatest unmet need of the people of God, figure a point of engagement, gather resources necessary to the task and take a massive leap of faith.  All for the greater glory of God.  His insight, intelligence and courage made him imaginative and flexible.  The same spirit of mission remains alive and well in the mission of the Society of Jesus.  Nor is it limited to Jesuits but shared with colleagues across the world. This event is open to all.

Location:
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Time:
11:30 a.m. – Register & lunch buffet open
Program begins at noon.

REGISTRATION:
Tickets:

$250/table of 10
$25/individual ticket

RESERVE NOW

Cancellation Policy: If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office (216-589-9852) to cancel by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged for the event. No refund will be given if reservations are canceled after 12:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the luncheon.

3/5/20 Patrick Gareau, President & Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities

“One Mission, Many Hearts… “

With his expansive career of over 25 years with Catholic Charities, and the past nine as President and CEO, Patrick Gareau will provide us with an in-depth evolution of the mission and history of the organization. Pat will share insightful stories about the 100+ year ministry – starting from humble roots with two small communities of Sisters taking care of the poor, to what is now a three corporation system of serving over 400,000 individuals each year throughout Northeast Ohio. Pat will discuss how faith has called many here locally to help those most in need and an overview of the outreach and impact of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland.

About our Speaker:

Patrick Gareau is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Cleveland. Catholic Charities delivers a full spectrum of health and human services to the people within the eight counties of the Diocese of Cleveland.  The Catholic Charities system has a $105 million budget, over 1800 employees, and serves over 400,000 people annually. 

Prior to his appointment in 2011, Mr. Gareau served as President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Augustine Health Ministries from 1994 to 2011, where was responsible for the management of multiple subsidiaries, working with boards, health care providers and a network of long-term care organizations.  Patrick began his career with the U.S. Army in which he served for seven years, attaining the rank of Captain.  His assignments included hospital and clinic administration and medical logistics management.

A native Clevelander, Patrick received his B.S. from John Carroll University in 1979 and his M.A. degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University in 1985.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Community Connection, Diocesan Facilities Services Corporation, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and The Village of St. Edward.

Location:
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Time:
11:30 a.m. – Register & lunch buffet open
Program begins at noon.

REGISTRATION:
Tickets:

$250/table of 10
$25/individual ticket

RESERVE NOW

Cancellation Policy: If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office (216-589-9852) to cancel by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged for the event. No refund will be given if reservations are canceled after 12:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the luncheon.