This was the Chicago Chapter's inaugural year. Two events were held in addition to the numerous membership building & organizing activities.
1986 saw the addition of 35 inaugural members; James W. & Marilyn B. Alsdorf, Karl T. Baughman, Mary Braly, William A. Briggs, Albert C. & Patricia H. Buehler,
Thomas H. Coulter, Richard J. Damisch, Oscar H. Dodson, Donald E. Dougan, Eben E. Erikson, John O. "Jack" Foy, Donald N. Frey, George H. Galloway, Benjamin J. Gingiss,
Bobbie Goldblatt, Myron S. Goldman, Warren J. Heyse, Michael J. Kelly, Larry T. Knauff, Dorothy R. & Warren W. Kreft, Po-Lun Liu, Frank J. Magee, Terrence B. McCarthy,
Warren B. O'Connor, Llewellyn G. Owens, Richard S. & Roxelyn Pepper, Richard A. Perritt, Allin W. Proudfoot, Darlene R. Spaulding, & John F. Sullivan.