HBA Chicago-Northern Suburbs Announces Ruthie Archer as May 2020 Volunteer of the Month

HBA Chicago-Northern Suburbs is pleased to announce our May 2020 Volunteer of the Month is Ruthie Archer

When asked to share her experience as an HBA volunteer, Ruthie told us: 

“I began volunteering for the HBA at the beginning of 2020 and joined a group facilitating supper club dinners as an avenue for folks to network more intimately around a specific topic. The week my first supper club was meant to meet, Governor Pritzker announced the Illinois shelter in place orders and we sadly had to cancel our event. As with most of the world, our volunteer group hunkered down for many weeks trying to adjust our work and home lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. In late April, the Supper Club team got together for a brainstorming session and decided to launch the “Virtual Chat” series. One of my passions is around interviewing by leading with value, so I created content and co-hosted the session along with an HBA colleague, Felicia Ford-Rice. We plan to offer it again in the fall since the content continues to be relevant. The world may change around us, but we all have to adapt and do our best to contribute however we can.”