Past Presidents

Anthony Galla-Rini


Vince Geraci


Al Monti


Art Van Damme


Leon Sash


Frank Marocco


Manny Quartucci


Dick Contino


Mario Moschino


Rina Rosa


Andy Rizzo


Mort Herold



Honorary Members

The Chicago Accordion Club originated in 1988, with formal Articles of Organization being adopted on July 24, 1989. The Club was incorporated as a 501(C) under the "General Not-For-Profit act" of the State of Illinois on July 18, 1990. It was re-incorporated as an Illinois "Not-For-Profit" on February 4, 2009.


The purpose of the non-profit Club has always been to stimulate a positive attitude towards the performance of music on the accordion by strengthening relationships with fellow musicians, expanding knowledge of the accordion and accordion playing, and developing a publicity program to acquaint the general public with the educational and entertainment values of the accordion.

History.

Chicago Accordion Club

Lindy Kao  1988-1992


John Simkus  1993-1998


Ernie Sandquist  1999-2000


John Simkus  2001-2004


Lenny Leto  2005-2014


Joe Pekarek  2015-