6:00pm -- Cocktails
7:15pm -- Dinner
8:30pm -- Election of Officers for 2016-17 & Other Business
9:00pm -- Conclude
On February 3, 2015, Elizabeth Larsen presented her 2014 Circumnavigation Research
results at Hardin Hall on the Northwestern campus in Evanston.
This was the second time to have a joint meeting with Northwestern staff and students to share the research
& travel experiences of our Foundation Scholar. Unfortunately brutal winter weather depressed attendance.
Left: President Dan Peterson speaking to joint audience in Hardin Hall.
Right: Audience listening to Elizabeth Larsen's outstanding presentation on the wide screen.
Left: Our Chapter's 2015 Foundation Scholar Jonathon McBride.
Right: VP Carol Narup with Foundation Scholars: Jonathon McBride, Elizabeth Larsen, Sarah Graber and Ben Shorofsky.
On March 24, 2015, retired attorney John Fitzgerald presented an intriguing talk on his life-long goal
of seeing every corner of the United States by completing his visit to all 3143 counties in 2015.
John is a member of the ExtraMilerClub.org. He explained that 30 of its members have visited all
3143 counties. The Club's motto is "Because the shortest distance between points is no fun".
The event was held at historic St. Ignatius, which survived the Great Fire of 1871. It is a favorite venue.
Left: President Dan Peterson with his guest Eric and Ray Schlueter
Right: VP Karen Schlueter with our Speaker John Fitzgerald & his wife and Treasurer Barb Franch.
Left: Don Blom, his guest Andrea, past President Jim Arimond, Joe Pirazzi and Alice Letzen.
Right: Ralph & Esther Segal enjoy the ambience of St. Ignatius.
On August 15, 2015, Jim and Barb Franch hosted our annual Foundation fundraiser, a Champagne Brunch at their home in the western suburbs. This is our
chapter's main method of raising funds to support a Northwestern University student to make a trip around the world each summer doing original
reseach. This year our scholar was Johnathon McBride and his topic was "American Sexual Assault in a Global Context".
Left: Hostess Barb Franch greets everyone and explains one wine.
Right: C. J. Ford and Lucinda Kasperson smile for the camera.
Left: Former Foundation Scholar Sarah Graber, now living in Scotland, and former VP Marilyn Fischel pause for a photo.
Right: Barb Franch leads the introduction of guests.
Left: VP Alice Lentzen samples the brunch temptations.
Right: Pete Peterson in a good conservation with Bill Redfield.
Left: Peter & VP Carol Peterson with host Jim Franch.
Right: Del Zunas enjoys a conversation with Alice Lentzen while our hostess Barb Franch poses for the camera.
On September 29, 2015, Lama Sean Jones, director of the
Karma Thegsum Choling Buddhist Temple in Cicero,
presented an overview of Buddhist history, art, temples and caves in India, Nepal, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
This overview was well appreciated by our members and guests. They also enjoyed the incredible harbor view from the Yacht Club.
Left: Alice Lentzen, Peg Leonard, Lama Sean Jones and Barb Wilcox in front of some background material for the talk.
Right: Visiting DC Member Ray Olson and Barb Wanke.
Left: Dick Damish and Genevieve Adsit enjoy dinner.
Right: Esther Segel and Virginia Walsh pause for this photo.
Left: Del Zunas (on the right) with her guests.
Right: Bill Redfield and Heidi Bohn with her guest, Erica.
Left: Saints Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Right: Our group under the mosiac depicting the Christianization of Ukraine.
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This church follows Julian Calendar.
Left: A sample of the magnificent interior of this church.
Right: Dan Peterson, Alice Lentzen, Karen & Ray Schueter and Kent & Jaclyn Winship at the
monument to the church founder.
Left: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral
Right: Anthony Kit explained the Church's history. They use the Gregorian calendar
in contrast to the Ukrainian church 2 blocks away.
Left: Anthony Kit is 87. He is a delightful gentleman who explained some of his full life in response to our questions. He fled Ukraine in 1944.
Then to Austria, Germany and finally the USA before 1950.
Right: View of the magnificent interior of St. Nicholas.
Left: Past Chapter President RJ Damish at the museum entrance.
Right: Group listens to Museum Director with art exhibit in background.
Left: Bill Redfield studies paintings, photographs and crafts.
Right: Ray Schlueter & Dan Peterson study the famous Pysanka.
On December 10, 2015, we had our Holiday Party at the
New Rebozo Mexican Restaurant. Chapter members enjoyed different types of Mexican food and socializing.
Three of our Foundation Scholars were in attendance: Sarah Graber, Ben Shorofsky and Catherine Althaus.
Chapter members appreciated a chance to talk to them and learn how their careers are developing.
Every odd numbered year we elect officers at the Holiday Party. Our newly elected officers are
listed on the Officers page.
Four past, current or future Presidents were in attendance: Carol Narup, Jim Arimond, Dan Peterson and Karen Schlueter.
Left: President Dan Peterson and Barbara Wanke.
Right: Treasurer Barb Franch and Secretary Pat Smith enjoy a pre-dinner drink joined by Andrew, a guest.
L: Catherine Althaus, VP-Foundation Carol Narup & Sarah Graber.
Right: Carol Narup, Ben Shorofsky, Dan Peterson and Barbara Wanke enjoy some pre-dinner conversation.
Left: Joe Prizzi, Jim Arimond and VP-Programs Alice Lentzen.
Right: Many chapter members visible in this dinner table photo.
Left: President Dan Peterson presents new President Karen Schlueter with the Earth Rise photo for her
to display during her tenure. This was a gift to the chapter from Astronaut James Lovell in April 1990.
Right: Dan adds to the tradition by including signatures of the Presidents.
Left: Karen starts a new tradition by presenting Dan with a Certificate of Appreciation for his achievements
as Chapter President.
Right: Close up of Plaque.