Submitted by Elgin Woman's Club
The Elgin Woman's Club will open its 2013-2014 season with its first meeting and program of the year at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Villa Olivia Country Club, Route 20 and Naperville Road in Bartlett. The chairwoman for the luncheon is Pat Gering, club president.
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The program will feature a presentation about Advocate Sherman West Court by Joseph McManus, Advocate Sherman West Court administrator, and Angela Lackowski, assistant administrator.
The cost for the September luncheon is $20, payable by check at the door the day of the meeting. Reservations should be made by Friday, Aug. 30, by calling the club hotline at (847) 622-3614.
The club meets monthly, September to May, at area restaurants and other locations for luncheon meetings and programs. Women interested in receiving more information about the club may also call the hotline.
The Elgin Woman's Club is celebrating its 126th anniversary, having been founded in 1887. One year later, the founding members opened Sherman Hospital, which the club continues to support.
Since the club was organized, members have also supported hundreds of local projects, including yearly scholarships to students from area high schools.
In addition, members serve as readers in local schools, volunteers in hospitals and other agencies throughout the Elgin area and are active in recycling, conservation, women's health, international affairs and other projects.