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










March 2018

Program Meeting
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!
Hostesses: Movies


March Calendar


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:

Book Discussion

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).


Dining Out

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.


Games Group

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Hostess: Marie Schilling, 773-955-4949.
(RSVP to Chair Charlotte Adler)
Hostess chooses the game.


Movies Group

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.


Spanish Group

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



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.