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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October, 2017

Program Meeting

Wednesday October 18
Augustana Lutheran, 1:30

A Hyde Park Pilgrim
Bill Spielberger will share his experiences in making
the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
He walked 500 miles from the Pyrenees
to the shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compostela
in Northern Spain.
Christians and non-Christians
have been making the walk since the Middle Ages.


Treasure Tea
Saturday, October 21, 2 p.m.
At the home of Raiselle Resnick
5649 S. Woodlawn


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

Theme: 1917-2017
Service to the Comnmunity in Peace and War

Bring a friend to both!


A look back at 2016-17

2016 Homecoming Benefit
pictures by Carol Johnson


2016 Christmas Program

October Calendar

Upcoming Section meetings:

Book group

The book group meets the first Tuesday evening at 7:30.

October 3 - The Pearl that Broke Its Shell (Hashimi),
Hostess: Dorothy Patton
November 7- A Gentleman in Moscow (Towles)
Hostess: Jamie Reft

Dining Out

Wednesday, October 4 at noon
Home of Fran Gordon
Contact Fran or Jan O'Malley
Chair: Fran Gordon and Jan O'Malley


Games Group

Thursday, October 26
Wednesday morning at 10.
Hostess Dorothy Patton, will choose the games.

Chair - Charlotte Adler


Tuesdays, October 10 and 24 at 2:30
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

October 12 - Julieta (2016) Spanish- Pedro Almodovar
November 9 - Dr. Thorne - Julian Fellowes post Downton


Spanish Group

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

Meets every Thursday afternoon.

Contact Agnes Zellner


October 4 - noon
Meet at Fran Gordon's to discuss
the Exercise and the Walking groups.
Lunch provided.

Meet at 5412 East View Park
RSVP Fran Gordon by October 4



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.