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












November 2017

Homecoming Benefit and Bazaar

Saturday, November 11
The Quadrangle Club
1155 East 57th Street

Service to the Community
in Peace and War

Entertainment: U High Bel Canto Choir

Luncheon at Noon
Clairan Ferrono (773-750-0460)

If you cannot join us for luncheon, please come to the Bazaar, 10-Noon.
Treasures, baked goods, raffle items.
Stop by and shop!


November Calendar


Upcoming Section meetings:

Book group

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

November 7- A Gentleman in Moscow (Towles)
Hostess: Jamie Reft
December 5- Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
Hostess: Mary Rose Shaughnessy

Dining Out

Will not meet in November


Games Group

Will not meet in November

Chair - Charlotte Adler


Tuesdays, November 14 2:30 p.m.
Hostess: Anne Gomer

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

November 9 - Dr. Thorne - Story by Trollope, Screenplay by Julian Fellowes
December 14 - The Queen of Katwe


Spanish Group

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

Meets every Thursday afternoon.

Contact Agnes Zellner


November 14 9:30 a.m.

Meet at Jan O'Malley's 5471 S. H P. Blvd.
RSVP 773-955-4518



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.