Calendar

 2018-2019 CALENDAR

For locations and more information, please click on “Contact Us.”

Regular meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and begin at 7:30 pm. unless noted.                                          

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 6:45 p.m.                                                   Salad  Supper and Summer Memories                                                                          Our annual feast of salads, sharing summer memories and kicking off the new year of sisterhood.  Bring your best salad and appetite.                                                              Hostess:  Holly                Co-hostess: Linda

Wednesday, October 10, 2018     Autism Speaks                                                   Come hear the latest news from our national philanthropy, the results of the local walk, and upcoming opportunities for supporting Autism Speaks.                                Hostess:  Jean                          Co-hostess:  Kit

Wednesday, November 14, 2018    The Author Speaks:  “Divergent Deaths” by Deborah Rine                                                                                                            Author Debbie Rine will tell about her experiences as a mystery writer and discuss her book, Divergent Deaths, which is set in the Chicago Botanic Garden. You may want to read her book before the meeting.                                                                                  Hostess:  Suzanne                    Co-hostess:  Karen

Wednesday, December 5, 2018    Holiday Celebration                                                  The annual holiday party with gift exchange and collection of gifts for our Northwestern Settlement House family.                                                                          Hostess:  Marsha                     Co-hostess:  Trish

Saturday, January 12, 2019    11:15 a.m.          Let’s Have Lunch Together                  Everyone’s favorite–an eating out opportunity with sisters during the post-holiday lull!  The cost is $25.00 with excess going towards Autism Speaks                             Johnny’s Tap and Kitchen                                                                                         1740 Milwaukee Avenue                                                                                   Glenview, IL  60025                                                                                                         847-699-9999

Wednesday, February 13, 2019      Let’s Talk About Recipes                                        Everyone has a favorite recipe.  Bring a copy and briefly share the store behind it.        Hostess:  Karen                   Co-hostess:  Martha

Wednesday, March 13, 2019     Exercise Your Brain and Keep It Sharp                     Learn more about what research shows about brain-training exercises.  We will play games to exercise our brains and keep them sharp.  Chocolate (good for the brain) and Irish treats will be served.                                                                                          There will be election of officers for the next two years also.                                      Hostess:  Dian                      Co-hostess:  Susan

Thursday, April 25, 2019  Chicago North Shore Alumnae Benefit Dinner featuring speaker Jenny Riddle, as Julie Andrews from Julie Andrews’ memoir, Home:  The Early Years.                                                                                                        The Knollwood Club, 1890 Knollwood Road                                                                Lake Forest, IL  60045

6:00 p.m. Cash bar, silent auction             7:00 p.m. dinner and program

For Inquiries contact:  Veronica Toussaint        veronica.toussaint@comcast.net

Saturday, April 27, 2019    Founders’ Day Event for all ALPHA XI DELTA’S            Meze Mediterraneo, 680 Mall Drive, Schaumberg, IL                                            Noon-3:00 p.m. Contact Carol with questions.

Sunday, April 28, 2019   Autism Speaks Chicago North Shore Walk    New Trier West campus  Kit has set up a walking team–“Alpha Xi Delta Northshore Family and Friends”. Look for it when you sign up to walk and/or to donate using this link.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019    Celebrating Our Sisters                                             Annual end of the year gathering to honor Order of the Rose, Pearl, and Diamond sisters.  Installation of our new officers will take place.                                                    Hostess: Pam                        Co-hostess:  Judy

Saturday, June 1, 2019   Autism Speaks Chicago Walk   Montrose Harbor, Chicago Click here for the link.

NATIONAL CONVENTION:  Seattle, WA  –  July 3-6, 2019

Chicago North Shore Alumnae Association’s 50th Anniversary, July 14, 2019              Celebrate this milestone with an Ice Cream Social at Homer’s Restaurant, 1237 Green Bay Road, Wilmette, IL, on Sunday, July 14, 2019, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  We have a private room and the charge is $10 per person.

 2017-2018 CALENDAR

For locations and more information, please click on “Contact Us.”

Regular meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and begin at 7:30 pm. unless noted.                                                

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  at 6:45 p.m.                                                           Annual Fall Kick-off Salad Supper                                                                                       Hostess:  Joan                   Co-hostess: Barbara

Wednesday, October 11, 2017     Autism Speaks                                                   District marketing director for  Autism Speaks, Tamara Golden, will provide the new vision for Autism Speaks, a philanthropy of Chicago North Shore Alumnae Association and Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropy. .                                                                       Hostess:  Jean                          Co-hostess:  Janet H.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017    Photos, Photos, Photos…What’s a Girl to Do!   Winnetka resident Barbara Warnecke turned her passion for photography into designing greeting cards.  Hear her story and see her photos and greeting cards.                           Hostess:  Suzanne                    Co-hostess:  Kit

Carson’s Community Days, Wednesday through Saturday, November 8-11, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017    Holiday Celebration                                                   The annual holiday party, gift exchange and dessert will be complemented by the collection of Christmas gifts for our  Northwestern Settlement family.                                 Hostess:  Marsha                     Co-hostess:  Martha

Saturday, January 13, 2018    Eating Out Together                                                 Sisters will enjoy brunch or lunch at Bravo in the Glen for food and fellowship.  A $5 donation will be collected from each sister to help support our CNS activities during the year.  This replaces the Wednesday, January 10, 2018, “ladies night out” meeting.          Bravo Cucino Italiano, 2600 Navy Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026  847-724-8400                      Hostess:  Kathy

Wednesday, February 14, 2018    Wills and Their Importance                                  Most people should have a will.  Wills can distribute your property, name an executor, name guardians for children, forgive debts, and more.  Having a will also means that you, rather than your state’s laws, decide who gets your property when you die.  Willis are signed by and and witnessed to ensure authenticity.  Our own sister, Attorney Jean Feehan will be the presenter.                                                                                             Hostess:  Karen                   Co-hostess:  Karen

Carson’s Community Days, Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018     Wills and Their Importance                                       The February meeting was cancelled due to illness, and its program will be given in  March.  The program originally scheduled for March–Let’s Talk About Recipes–will be rescheduled for a future meeting.                                                                                        Hostess:  Dian                      Co-hostess:  Veronica

Saturday, April 21, 2018    Founders’ Day Event for all ALPHA XI DELTA’S             Allgauer’s on the Riverfront, 2855 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook IL  60062    Noon – 3:00 pm                                                                                                   Celebrate the fraternity’s 125th birthday with sisters from the Chicago area and honor the women who founded our fraternity.  R.S.V.P. before April 7  $33/alum $28/collegian The form is below.                                                                                                      +YES! I would like to attend the Chicago area Founders Day luncheon and I am enclosing a check for $33 made payable to CNWSAA or paying through PayPal.            Name: _____________________________________________                             Phone: _____________________                                                                            Email: ______________________________________________ Assn: _________(opt)

Choose one (put choice in Notes if PayPal): Mail to: CNWSAA of Alpha Xi Delta  c/o Deb Keyes 4281 N Cottonwood Trl, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192                                   ___ Classic Chicken Caesar Salad___ Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad            ___ Sicilian Chicken Picatta  ___ Herb Garlic Breast of Chicken                                  ___ Allgauer’s Riverfront Lasagna    ___ Vegetable Neapolitan                                        OR pay through this link to PayPal:   Founders’ Day Sign up through PayPal      The direct link also appears on the Home page in the column on the right side titled “LINKS.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018  Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Benefit          Dinner featuring speaker, Barbara Rinella, as Eliza Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton’s wife, from Elizabeth Cobbs book, The Hamilton Affair.                                                          HIghland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. W,                                                           Highland Park, IL,          847-433-9015                                                                             This is just east of 41 on the north side.

Sunday, May 6, 2018  Autism Speaks Chicago North Shore Walk    New Trier West campus  Kit has set up a walking team–“Alpha Xi Delta Northshore Family and Friends”. Look for it when you sign up to walk and/or to donate. Here’s the link. Sunday, May 6, 2018 Autism Speaks Chicago North Shore

Saturday, May 12, 2018   Autism Speaks Chicago Walk   Montrose Harbor, Chicago

Wednesday, May 9, 2018    Celebrating Our Milestones                                                   Sisters receiving the Order of the Rose, Pearl and Diamond will be celebrated, twenty-five year members will be recognized, and everyone will be part of the special ceremony.                                                                                                               Hostess: Pam                        Co-hostess:  Judy

 2016-2017 CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 14, 2016  at 6:45 p.m.                                                             Annual Fall Kick-off Salad Supper                                                                             Hostess:  Joan                   Co-hostess: Barbara

Wednesday, October 12, 2016     Northwestern Settlement House                                     Holly, who has served on its Board for many years, will tell us more about the organization we support each December.                                                                                       Hostess:  Veronica             Co-hostess:  Kathy

Wednesday, November 9, 2016    Honor Flight                                                             Bette, Order of the Diamond sister, will share her experience on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C.                                                                                                         Hostess:  Jean                    Co-hostess:  Suzanne

Carson’s Community Days, Wednesday through Saturday, November 9-12, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016    Holiday Celebration                                                       Collect gifts for the Northwestern Settlement family and enjoy a gift exchange of a holiday Item or ornament and dessert                                                                                                   Hostess:  Marsha                Co-hostess:  Kit

Wednesday, January 11, 2017    The Difference a Woman Made in France in Post WWI   Holly Hudnut Halliday will tell about her great-aunt, Belle Skinner, who worked with courage and enthusiasm helping reconstruct a small French town.                                 Hostess:  Sarah                  Co-hostess:  Martha

Wednesday, February 8, 2017    Autism Speaks, Our Philanthropy                                   Kit has intimate knowledge dealing with autism, and she will share new insight into the work of the Fraternity’s philanthropy.                                                                         Hostess:  Karen                   Co-hostess:  LInda

Carson’s Community Days, February 23-26, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017    Coffee 13 Months a Year                                                 Called to live in a small village in Ethiopia, Caryl Weinberg will share her joys and challenges of moving from downtown Chicago to work with the Bensch people.           Hostess:  Penny                  Co-hostess:  Carla

Saturday, April 22, 2017    Founders’ Day Event for all ALPHA XI DELTA’S           Noon – 3 pm, Stonewood Ale House, 601 Mall Drive, Schaumberg                  Celebrate the fraternity’s 124th birthday with sisters from the Chicago area

Thurs. April 27, 2017  Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Benefit                                                          Dinner with a Book Reivew by Barbara Rinella

Sunday, April 30, 2017    Chicago North Shore Walk for Autism Speaks   Start from New Trier H.S., 7 Happ Road, Northfield                                                                                 Support team:  Alpha Xi Delta North Shore Family and Friends

Wednesday, May 10, 2017    Celebrating Our Milestones                                                   We honor sisters who receive the Order of the Rose, Pearl and Diamond as well as acknowledge twenty-five year members.  There will also be Installation of Officers who will lead us for the next two years.                                                                                     Hostess:  Pam                     Co-hostess:  Judy

Saturday, May 13, 2017   Autism Speaks Chicago Walk   Start from Soldier Field,                                                     1419 S. Museum Campus Dr., Chicago

Wednesday – Saturday, July 5-8, 2017          Alpha Xi Delta National Convention

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile                                                             540 N. Michigan Avenue                                                                                             Chicago, IL  60611                                                                                                         Phone: (312) 836-0100

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 2015-2016 CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 9, 2015  at 6:45 p.m. Salad Supper

Wednesday, October 14, 2015     Erike Brekke, Special Education teacher at Maple School, Northbrook on teaching and helping students with autism

Wednesday, November 11, 2015    What Does the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation do?  Kendra Lewis, Director of Development talks about current Foundation projects for collegians and alumnae.

Carson’s Community Days, Wednesday through Saturday, November 11 – 14

Wednesday, December 2*, 2015    *Note new date  Holiday Celebration–Lively exchange of a holiday Item or ornament and collection of gifts for a family from the NU Settlement House

Wednesday, January 13, 2016    Dine Out for Fun and Support Autism Speaks.         Olive Garden Restaurant, 3303 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood, IL  60712  847-679-4498

Wednesday, February 10, 2016    Karla Harris tells about her experiences as a Broadway Rockette.

Carson’s Community Days, Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016    Make Your Garden Grow                                                   Our own Kit, a specialist in biology and sciences, gives hints and tops to make your garden grow.

Saturday, April 16, 2016    Founders’ Day Luncheon for all ALPHA XI DELTA’S             Celebrate the fraternity’s 123rd birthday with sisters from the Chicago area at Hackney’s on Lake, 1514 Lake Ave, Glenview, IL  60025   847-724-7171

Sunday, April 24, 2016    North Shore Walk for Autism Speaks   Start from the New Trier West campus, Northfield

Thurs. May 5, 2016  Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Benefit Dinner                                            HIghland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. W,                                                                 HIghland Park, IL         847-433-9015                                                   This is just east of 41 on the north side.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016    Celebrating Our Milestones:  Order of the Rose, Pearl and Diamond

Saturday, May 14, 2016   Autism Speaks Chicago Walk   Start from Soldier Field, Chicago 

 

 2014-2015 CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  at 6:30 p.m. Salad Supper

Wednesday, October 8, 2014     “Mollie’s War” by co-author Cyndee Schaffer

Wednesday, November 12, 2014    Jill Mueller, “What is it like to be mother of Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and three other actors?”

Carson’s Community Days, Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15

Wednesday, December 10, 2014    Holiday Celebration–Including Holiday Item or Ornament Exchange and collection of gifts for a family from the NU Settlement House

Wednesday, January 14, 2015    Linda Eberlein–“Weighing in on Weightwatchers, The Skinny on This Program”

Wednesday, February 11, 2015    CAbi-Debbie Franklin, home demonstrator of Carol Anderson fashion by invitation

Carson’s Community Days, Friday and Saturday, February 27 & 28

Wednesday, March 18, 2015    Martha, AXD Trustee, Foundation Update

Saturday, April 18, 2015    Founders’ Day Luncheon for all ALPHA XI DELTA’S                                                         noon to 3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                    Jameson’s Charhouse                                                                                                           1331 W. Dundee, Arlington Heights, IL                                                                                Cost:  $28 ($25 for collegians)                                                                                              Reservations due by April 4.

Thurs. April 23, 2015  Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Benefit Dinner                                            HIghland Park Country Club                                                                                                 1201 Park Ave. W, HIghland Park, IL                                                                  847-433-9015                                                                                                                                                                                                     This is just east of 41 on the north side.

Sunday, May 3, 2015    Northshore Walk for Autism Speaks                                                           New Trier High School, Northfield, IL                                                

Wednesday, May 13, 2015    Order of the Rose, Pearl and Diamond

July 1-4, 2015  National Convention, Boston, MA, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel

 2013-2014 CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 11, 2013  at 6:30 p.m. Salad Supper and Convention Report

Wednesday, October 9, 2013     Accessory Swap–Fashion Forward                                                                                         Innisbrook fund raising project orders due

Wednesday, November 13, 2013    “Tell the Truth or Tell All”                                                                                                            Fannie May fund raising project orders due

Carson’s Community Days, November 15 & 16, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013    Holiday Celebration–Including Holiday Item or Ornament Exchange and collection of gifts for a family from the NU Settlement House

Wednesday, January 8, 2014    Emily Q. speaks on her Peace Corps experience and the American Players Theater, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014    Check later for program information.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014    Check later for program information.

Wednesday, April, 2014    Founders’ Day Luncheon for all ALPHA XI DELTA’S           All collegians and alumnae in the Chicago area are welcome to come.  Check later for complete information.

May 1, 2014    Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Benefit at Michigan Shores Country Club, Wilmette  Check later for more information.

May 4, 2014   The North Shore Autism Speaks Walk at New Trier H.S. Northfield campus

May 14, 2014    Order of the Rose, Pearl and Diamond

May, 2014    Autism Speaks Walk:  Chicago lakefront

SPECIAL EVENT:  DATE TBD IN THE LATE SPRING, 2014                                          LET’S GO TOMBSTONE TOURING!  Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Fundraising Activities:      Fall Carson’s Days, November, 2013 and Spring Carson’s Days in March, 2014, Fannie May candy sales, Innisbrook wrapping paper sales