Service League Board,
Officers, Committees, Sections, Projects

The Service League is run by an all-volunteer board of women
who engage in philanthropic, social and cultural activities.
Members volunteer to serve as officers, committee chairs, and project heads.
The Board normallymeets each second Wednesday,
September/ October through May, at 9:45 a.m. at various members homes.

Service League Board Meetings--2016-2017

Date Host


September 21, 9:45 a.m. Fran Gordon

Jan O'Malley

November 9, 9:45 a.m. Raiselle Resnick Marie Schilling
December 14, 12:30 p.m. Montgomery Place  
January 11 , 9:45 a.m. Augustana Lutheran Debbie Franczek
February 8 , 9:45 a.m. Augustana Lutheran Laura Kracke
March 8 , 9:45 a.m. Charlotte Johnston Agnes Zellner
April 12 , 9:45 a.m. Chicago Commons Brbara Wagner
May 10 , 9:45 a.m. Nancy Baum Dianne Luhmann, Jan O'Malley,
Judith Wright, Mary Rose Shaughnessy



Officers and Executive Committee for 2017-2018

President Nancy Baum

Marie Schilling makes a point at a Board meeting. Marilyn Helmholz and Barb Wagner are next to her.

Vice-President (Program chair) Debbie Franczek
Second Vice-President (Membership chair)

Judy Chernick
Judy Mazenko

Third Vice-President (Finance and Budget)

Dianne Luhmann
Recording Secretary Sarah Diwan
Corresponding Secretary Carole Landrum

Agnes Zellner, Dolores Coruthers, Bonnie Umeh, Dianne Luhmann, Marion Krentz
Associate Corresponding Secretary Raiselle Resnick
Treasurer Clairan Ferreno
Associate Treasurer (Member's Checks) Ginny Meeker
Member-at-Large Beverly Bennett
2013-2014 President Marilyn Helmholz, Dorothy Patton, Ginny Meeker
Treasurer Homecoming Deborah Franczek
Website Manager


Mary Rose Shaughnessy

President-Elect Philanthropies
Clairan Ferrono
(Oversees the arrangements for the the monthly Program Meetings)
Laura Kracke
Fran Goirdon
Calendar Distribution Group Diana Stokes

2012-2013 Pres.Dorothy Patton chairs the March 2013 Board Meeting at Chicago Commons.

History and Archives Barbara Wagner  
Treasure Tea

Jan O'Malley,


Homecoming Benefit

Barbara Wagner
Sarah Wright
Jamie Reft

Quadrangle Club 1155 E. 57th Street

Section Chairs

Book Discussion

Laura Kracke

Meets 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Dining Out Jan O'Malley
|Fran Gordon
French Judy Chernick  
Games Charlotte Adler Meets the fourth Wednesday in members' homes, 10 a.m.
Movies Mary Rose Shaughnessy Meets the second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Art Center
Music Mary Lynn Parish Meets the 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Walking Fran Gordon Meets the first Thursday at 9 a.m.
Agnes Zellner
Meets every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Judy Chernick

Special Resources

Computers Judith Wright Meets at Computer Resource Center in the Hyde Park Bank Bldg.
Physical Activities Frances Gordon Meets with Mary Rogel for Qi Gong exercise on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in Suite 705 of the Hyde Park Bank. every Tuesday and Thursday


University of Chicago Service League Philanthropies

Philanthropy Address/Phone Representatives, Contact
Chicago Commons Association 4600 S. McDowell Av. 773/890-5944
Caroline Harney
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club 5480 S.Kenwood Ave.
773/ 643-4062
Colleen O'Leary
St. Martin de Porres House of Hope

6423 S. Woodlawn

Pat Bennett

Hyde Park Kenwood Interfaith Council Hunger Programs

4608 S. Greenwood Avenue Agnes Zellner
Delta Literacy Project   Charlotte Johnston



Some Past Presidents

Presidents of the Service League:
Christiane Ronneberg, 2006-07;
Doris Nitecki, 2007-08;
Clairan Ferrono, 2008-2009