Tag: Service Club of Chicago

She was Heavenly Hazel Barr

She was Heavenly Hazel Barr
A force to be reckoned with right up to the very end–Hazel Barr passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 28, surrounded by those she loved. She was a long and loyal champion of the Service Club of Chicago, one of the oldest charitable organizations in the city. Her creativity and passion surrounding her... Read more »

Fabulous fall fashion show funds Service Club's grant program

It was another exciting afternoon for the Service Club of Chicago’s annual “Day on the Terrace” fashion show and luncheon held, as always, at The Peninsula Chicago. Co-chaired by SC members Jean Antoniou, Yvette Cusack, Tracey DiBuono (who also produced the show through her ZZAZZ Productions) and Sharyl Mackey, the event raised a record-breaking $100,000!... Read more »

Striking spring fashions on display at Service Club of Chicago fundraiser

It was a glorious day in Chicago, the sun shone brightly and nearly 360 guests celebrated the perfect weather wearing a striking variety of millinery attire for The Service Club of Chicago’s annual Spring Luncheon. Also known as the “Hat Luncheon,” the event was held at The Saddle & Cycle Club on May 18 and... Read more »
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The Service Club of Chicago's Holiday Luncheon continues tradition of giving

Service Club president Kathy Cook with event co-chairs Millicent Holmes and Diane Freeman.
From the moment the 200 guests arrived at the annual Service Club Holiday Luncheon, held in historic Cathedral Hall of the University Club of Chicago, they were transported to a glittering celebration from a bygone era. Around the 40 foot Christmas tree and under the three-story ceiling, guests sipped champagne and enjoyed holiday shopping from... Read more »

The Service Club of Chicago's annual Spring "Hat" Luncheon (Lotsa pics!)

The Service Club of Chicago’s annual Spring Hat Luncheon, “Les Chapeaux pour les Femme” was held on May 10 at the elegant Drake Hotel. The event started off with a Champagne reception in the Gold Coast room followed by a luncheon where ladies and gents donned their finest chapeaux and helped kick off SC’s annual year... Read more »

Service Club celebrates 125th anniversary at "Versailles" inspired gala

Jeff and Tina Weller, Jim and Mary Lasky and Shauna and Barry
The Service Club of Chicago celebrated its 125th anniversary in grand style at a gala at the Four Seasons on November 6 that was inspired by its historic past. The “Anniversary Ball” began with a reception where guests shopped an extensive silent auction before dinner in the ballroom. There, decor by Kehoe Designs set the... Read more »
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Service Club of Chicago Spring Luncheon "blooms" at the Ritz

Mary Lasky and Frances Renk.
The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual Spring Luncheon with many ladies donning colorful and whimsical chapeaux for an afternoon at the Ritz on May 18. Nearly 300 guests turned out for this annual fundraiser for one of the oldest charitable organizations in Chicago, founded in 1890. Co-chaired by members Kristina McGrath and Susan... Read more »

Service Club plays Santa for local charities at festive holiday party

The Service Club of Chicago held its annual Holiday Luncheon, themed “The Twelve Days of Christmas” at The University Club of Chicago on December 4.  As is always the tradition, guests brought unwrapped gifts for children and families served by its charity partners.  This year’s recipient, social agency Hephzibah, supports at-risk youth throughout our communities.... Read more »

The Art of Charitable Giving Doesn't Mean You Need a Lot of Money

The Art of Charitable Giving Doesn't Mean You Need a Lot of Money
I remember distinctly the day my involvement with local charities began.  It was the PAWS Fur Ball and the organization was just in its early stages.  I took my Chihuahua Daisy to its first party and, the next day,  there was a half page photo of us in the Chicago Tribune.  It didn’t hurt that... Read more »
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The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !

The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !
This event has been a longtime labor of love for Service Club’s Chair Emeritus and event founder, Hazel Barr, who along with co-chairs Jean Antoniou, Saira Cooper and Tracey DiBuono (Tarantino), planned a fashion extravaganza that was a sell out with more than 260 guests.  The perfect summer day, themed “C’est Magnifique”,  started on the... Read more »