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




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February 2018

Program Meeting
Wednesday, February 21, 1:30 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church,
5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

The Chicago Race Riots of 1919

Claire Hartfield is a nationally recognized children's book author and education leader. A Few Red Drops is her most recent book for teens. It is set amid the 1919 Chicago race riots which shook the city to its foundations. She will speak to us about her book and about how she became a writer. Ms. Hartfield received her B.A. from Yale and her law degree from the University of Chicago. She is a Hyde Park resident.

Bring a friend!
Hostess: Book Group


February Calendar



Upcoming Section meetings:

Book group

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30
Hostess: Corinne Lyon, 773-301-8018
Book: The Road to Character (David Brooks)
Next Month: March 6, The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)

Dining Out

If we meet for lunch in February, and you are on the list of diners, you will receive a detailed e-mail notice. If you want to be added to our list or have any suggestions, call or e-mail Jan O'Malley.


Games Group

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Hostess: Myllisent Buchanan (RSVP to Chair Charlotte Adler)
Location: 1320 East 58th Street *(Home of Robin Charleston)
Hostess chooses the game


Movie Group
Thursday, Feb. 8, 1:30 p.m.
Chair: Carole Landrum (773-428-8147)
Movie: Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell ($2)

RSVP the hostess


Tuesdays, Feb. 13 and 27 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,


Spanish Group
Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
Hostess: Agnes Zellner (773-643-6992)
Contact Agnes Zellner


Will not meet in Feburary due to the extreme cold.




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.