The University of Chicago Service League is a group of about 400 community-minded women ("of course, men are always welcome") who meet to promote social intercourse, study public issues, support various local philanthropies, and meet in special interest sections each month.
We are located in Hyde Park, and meet monthly in large venues such as Augustana Lutheran Church Hall for general Program Meetings.
Board and committees keep the Service League functioning.
Our history is long and distinguished in Hyde Park.
An annual Homecoming benefit supports our philanthropies.
The Service League's monthly Calendar keeps members abreast of programs and activities.
See our brochure
Our meetings are informative and delicious, with some recipes offered here.
Men are always welcome.
Any woman interested in the work of the Service League is eligible for membership.
Contact Judy Chernick
Mary Rose Shaughnessy
Wednesday, March 21, 1:30 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church,
5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.
A Look Back and Forward
Barbara Flynn Currie, the 25th District's Representative in the General Assembly
since 1979, is retiring in January 2019. She will reflect on her years of service
as well as Illinois government and politics.
Visitors are welcome. Bring a friend!
Special Movie Event:
Thursday, March 8, 1:30 pm
The Hyde Park Art Center will honor the memory of Movie Group founder Mary Rose Shaughnessy. A special presentation and reception will follow the film, Frantz. Refreshments will be servced. All Service League members are encouraged to attend.
Location: Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue.
Upcoming Section Meetings:
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 7:30 pm
Hostess: Charlotte Johnson, 773-288-8970
Book: The Underground Railroad(Colson Whitehead)
Next Month: April 3, A Piece of the World (Christina Baker Kline).
There will be no dining out in March. Watch for April's gathering at the Kendall College
Culinary Arts restaurant. It is an upscale dining experience that members enjoyed in January. We are looking forward to returning. Chair: Jan O'Malley.
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Hostess: Marie Schilling, 773-955-4949.
(RSVP to Chair Charlotte Adler)
Hostess chooses the game.
Thursday, Mar. 8, 1:30 p.m.
Chair: Carole Landrum (773-428-8147)
Movie: Frantz (Set in Germany and France in the aftermath of World War I. A young German woman meets a French veteran who appears mysteriously in her town.) A reception honoring the memory of Movie Group founder Mary Rose Shaughnessy will follow the film. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. All are invited. $2.00 Donation. Next Month: April 12, Darkest Hour.
Tuesdays, Feb. 13 and 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Hostess: Anne Gomer (773-536-2612)
RSVP the Chair.
All levels of conversation are welcome. Did you study French in high school or college?
Did you speak French in the past but are no longer fluent? You'll fit right in!
Also, please join the Movie Group to see the French film Frantz on March 8.
For information about this new section,
please contact Judy Chernick.
Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.
Hostess: For information about meeting place contact Agnes Zellner (773-643-6992)
The group reads and discusses Spanish novels, takes trips to museums,
restaurants, etc. Contact Agnes Zellner.
Tuesdays, 9:30 am
Chair: Frances Gordon, 773-684-0522
Spring is in the air! Let's meet every Tuesday morning.
Call by 9:00 a.m. if you are coming.
Location: We will meet at 5412 East View Park.
Let me know if you want to be on the Walking Group email list.
I will send a reminder to you the day before we meet.
Pictures from Homecoming
2017 Benefit Album
Carol Johnson, Photographer
|President Dianne Luhmann and hostess Raiselle Resnik
Treasure Tea 2016
|Oak Park Recorder Society
| Janice Spofford (2010-2012 Pres) and Dorothy Patton (2012-2013 Pres.) at the May luncheon.
||Luncheon brought to us by Debby Franczek, Dorothy Patton, Marie Schilling, Barbara Wagner and Diana Stokes.
|Janice Spofford with Marilyn Helmholz, (2013-2014 President) who provided her house for that luncheon.
||Joan Staples, Marianne Smigelskis, judy Lewis, Ursula Selby, Jan O'Malley, and Charlotte Adler at the 2012 Service League Luncheon.