FCSLA Chicago Summer Celebration in the Park

On Saturday August 6th, 2022, the FCSLA Chicago District hosted its first summer picnic in the park! Branch officers, members, and their families and friends gathered to enjoy a warm day filled with food, fun, and fraternal fellowship at Katherine Legge Memorial Park in Hinsdale, IL. Attendees of all generations participated in several festivities including raffles, outdoor games, and bingo. There was also time to simply relax and unwind under the shade of the pavilion while relishing group comradery and friendship. We thank all members who attended this extraordinary day filled with a collection of beautiful fraternal memories. We look forward to making this celebration in the park an annual summer activity for the Chicago District!

FCSLA Chicago Holds Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Business Meeting

Following a two-year break due to the pandemic, the FCSLA Chicago District held its annual scholarship luncheon at Camelot Banquets in Hickory Hills, IL, on June 18th, 2022. Scholarship winners and their families were invited to share lunch with District branches to celebrate their academic success.  The program began with welcome and prayer by Lorraine Gibas, District President, and Fay Hlubocky, District Vice President.  The scholarship winners were then invited up individually and introduced to the group. The Chicago District Board members presented each winner with a certificate, pin, bag, and white rose, and invited them to sign the FCSLA Chicago District Scholarship Book before returning to their families. Lunch was then enjoyed by all as branches and members had fun catching up after two years of being apart.

After the luncheon, the District held its first in-person business meeting in 2 years. Participation was strong and plans for future district events were presented and finalized. Everyone appreciated how good it was to be together in person again with our fraternal family and celebrate our scholarship winners and plans for the future.