Service Club Holiday Luncheon

          Another Excuse to Raise Funds—And Party!






By Megan McKinney





The Walnut Room Fairy, who flew in from the Marshall Field and Company Building for the day, with Lezley Hodes, Pamella Capitanini and Karen Peters. Lezley and Karen were two of the three event co-chairs.



The ladies of the Service Club of Chicago just never seem to stop the year-round party, but each segment furthers the Service Club mission “to assist, improve and expand upon agency programs in the Chicagoland area.”

The 2017 annual Holiday Luncheon was held in the University Club’s spectacular Cathedral Hall during the first week in December. The ladies, who also like to shop, were given the opportunity to select from unique holiday gift items—from jewelry and fur accessories to details for home décor, as well as sweet treats, all offered by preferred vendors.

While guests were being seated for luncheon, they began their tradtional interactive rendition of “The Twelve Days of Chistmas,” with individual tables taking specific verses.  

Simona Garcia is president of the Service Club and Lezley Hodes, Rhonda Liesenfelt and Karen Peters were event co-chairs. 



The University Club’s Cathedral Hall provided a spectacular space for the Holiday Luncheon.


Hazel Barr and Myra Reilly.


Melissa Babcock.


Service Club President Simona Garcia, Marguerite Hark and Paula Borg.


 Heather Jane Johnston and April Schwartz.


Lezley Hodes.


 Mark Olley and Colonel Paul Malarik.


Myra Reilly and Elizabeth Bertucci.


 Pamella Capitanini, Sherren Leigh, Alexandra Sino and Cristina Montgomery.


 Sheree Valukas, Hazel Barr and Lisa Kraus.


 Al Menotti and Jolanta Ruege.


Myra Reilly and Lynda Silverman.


 April Schwartz and Pamella Capitanini.


 Peggy Martay and Mary Ann Rose.


 Cathy Bartholomay and Vonita Reescer.


Photo Credit:

John Reilly Photography

Author Photo:

Robert F. Carl