Program Meeting

The Service League's First 90 Years

Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m.

via Zoom

Sam Lesner (channeled through his daughter, Service League Co-President, Roberta Bernstein) will talk about his 1986 article, "In the Spirit of Thanksgiving," which describes the history of the Service League.  Roberta welcomes archival photos to facilitate the discussion; contact if you would like to share photos you have.  Sam Lesner wrote the "Hyde Parkers, All" column for the Hyde Park Herald through 1990 after serving as movie and night club reviewer for the Chicago Daily News for 50 years until the paper closed in 1978. 
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Book:  Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Date:  Tuesday, April 6

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Zoom

Contact Laura Kracke ( for book and  log-in

Next month:  May 4 - Book List:  come with suggestions for next year's reading list.  

Dates:  Monday, April 12 and 16             & every other Monday until June 1

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Location:  Zoom

 Contact Dorothy Patton ( two weekdays before the posted event date to register.

Date:  Tuesday, April 20

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Location:  Zoom

Contact Marie Schilling (, 773-955-4949) for meeting times and log-in information

Date:  April 15

Time:  3:00 p.m.

Location:  via Zoom

Contact Marilyn Cavicchia for link


See the Monarch Butterflies Group in the news:
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Dates:  Second and Fourth Tuesdays

Time:  2:30 p.m.

Location:  via Zoom

Contact Ruth Koval (, 773-726-8870, to confirm meeting times and for log-in information

Time:   Alternate Thursdays


Contact  Agnes Zellner 

(, 773-643-6992) for meeting time and location.


  • Tuesday April 6, 9:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, April 7, 1:30 p.m.

  • Friday, April 9, 9:30 a.m.

Location:  Meet at the Shopping Center near the Post Office

Contact Fran Gordon (, 773-684-0522) to let her know if you will be joining a walk

Date:  Monday, April 12

Time:  7:30 p.m.

Contact Margaretha Talerman (, 215-292-2677) for information closer to meeting date

Groups on break due to social distancing

Chair:  Rosalie Guttman (773-324-2657)

Contact Chair to be added to email list.

Chair:  Carole Landrum (773-428-8147)

Location:  Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave

Contact Jan O'Malley  ( to be added to the list.

Contact Lesley Bloch ( if you would like to join her, Rose Dyrud and Marilyn Helmholz for some exercise and "good, clean fun" 

Board & Committees

Board & Committees

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Annual Benefit and Bazaar

Annual Benefit and Bazaar



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Service League meetings often have delicious food. Members have shared some favorite recipes.

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Program Meetings

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Special Interest Groups

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