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.

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.
Judy Chernick

Application form




Mary Rose Shaughnessy










January 2018

Program Meeting
Wednesday, January 17, 1:30 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church,
5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

The Birth of a New Museum

Celebrating over 400 years of American literature,
the American Writers' Museum,
which opened its doors on
North Michigan Avenue in May, 2017,
is Chicago's newest museum.
President Carey Cranston will discuss its history as well as its dynamic exhibits and programming.

Bring a friend!
Hostesses: Foreign Languages and Games


January Calendar



Upcoming Section meetings:

Book group

The book group meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 7:30 p.m..

January 9- Lisette's List (Susan Vreeland)
Hostess: Kristin Woods
February - The Road to Character (David Brooks)

Dining Out

January 18 - 12:30 p.m. Kendall Culinary School's Fusion Restaurant
Contact Charlotte Adler (773-256-1314) for reservations and info.


Games Group

January 24 - 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Charlotte Adler
Hostess chooses the game


Tuesdays, January 9 and 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Hostess: Anne Gomer (773-536-2612)
RSVP the hostess

Did you study French in high school or college?
Did you speak French in the past but are no longer fluent?
For information about this new section,
please contact Judy Chernick,


Movie Group

Movie Group meets the second Thursday afternoon
at 1:30 at the Hyde Park Art Center
$2.00 donation

January 11 - The Zookeeper's Wife
February 8 - Sophie and the Rising Sun


Spanish Group

Reads and discusses Spanish novels,
visits restaurants and museums,
Goes to Movies.

Meets every Thursday afternoon.

Contact Agnes Zellner


The Walking Group will not meet in January




Pictures from Homecoming

2017 Benefit Album

Carol Johnson, Photographer



Photo Gallery

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.