February 2017 Committee Meeting


On Sunday February 19th most of the Ethelreda yearly event committee met at our favorite meeting place – Palermo’s on 95th. We were missing Dan Schramm due to a prior commitment, and Jerry Novick due to a bout of flu. The rest – Joan Goliak, Jerry Donahue, Patti Poirier, Lynn Murphy and Sue Hurley dined and imbibed while discussing what interesting events should be planned for the coming year.

We came up with what we thought would be a diverse and entertaining assortment of events that we hope many will be able to attend. We worked on keeping the costs down and the activities “age appropriate” this year and yet still finding fun places to go.  A listing of what is being considered and who is working on what is below:

FOR APRIL – Lynn Murphy is working on a date for another food and bocce ball event at Pinstripes in Oakbrook. We should have information on that very soon so you can add that to your calendars.

FOR JUNE/JULY: Jerry Donahue is working on an event at SummerDance in Grant Park. A particular date for that one has to wait until the Chicago Park District SummerDance calendar comes out. This is a free event. Parking is affordable if Spot Hero is used and food can either be purchased from the vendor in the park, or brought from home.

FOR AUGUST: Patti Poirier is working with Madelon Pearlman to hopefully have a summer party at her home. Last year the event was cancelled due to Madelon’s health. At last report, she is doing extremely well. Her husband, Earl, could use some of our powerful prayers as his health has been of some concern lately.

FOR SEPTEMBER: Joan Goliak is working with Liz Marren to plan the Third Annual Girl’s Beach Weekend. The date will be forthcoming in future communications.

FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Jerry Novick is working to find a suitable place and date for our Holiday get-together. We are looking to have it this year closer to the south side, since most of the events tend to center on the more northern/western suburbs.

Dan is our committee member at large for now, although he is also looking (for the third time) at the possibility of enticing some of the avid golfers in for a round or two.

In addition, Jerry D, Lynn, and Patti are also working on a very interesting event for early in 2018. With all the interest in genealogy lately, they are looking at the possibility of having a speaker and workshop to help anyone interested in getting started or expanding their searches.

Lots to look forward to in 2017! Can’t wait to see everyone!

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One Response to “February 2017 Committee Meeting”

  1. Mary Sheehan Shearin says:

    Y’all look wonderful, but especially Sue! You are truly an inspiration to all of us.