Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Drury Lane Oak Brook



     On January 29, twenty-three people enjoyed excellent seating in the buffet room of Drury Lane Oak Brook. The many offerings of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert items certainly satisfied every craving.  We were seated at tables of eight and enjoyed lively conversation while we stuffed ourselves. Following the meal, we made our way into the theater. After a little skillful maneuvering (thank you, Kathy!), we were all seated near each other. "Saturday Night Fever" was all it had promised to be. 

The music and dancing were outstanding! It was a thoroughly delightful outing! 

Thank you to Pete and Marylu Kramer for planning it. 

In attendance were: Gordon Gluff and Mary Ziemba, Len Keil (Mary was ill), Larry and Karen Kelly, Pete and Marylu Kramer, Ed Levin and Rose Kovalenko, Jerry and Doreen Michna, Dean and Beth Molburg, Ken and Kathy Smizinski, Bob and Barbara Sroka, Tom and Alice Wolfe, Bill and Liz Werth, and Madeline Zambon and Linda Jensen.

Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Holiday Party





2016 Holiday Party 

This year fifty-two people attended the annual Holiday Party at Parkway Banquets in Ingleside.  We were seated at tables of eight, all with great views of the "Year In Review" showing continuously. Guests received bottles of wine and a copy of the "Year In Review" DVD produced by Pete and Steve Kramer. The tables were decorated with festive centerpieces.  At each guest's place was a cookie from "simply d'lish".

Jim and Jane Wilson arrived late as they had been rear-ended on their way. There were no injuries but their car suffered damage. We are happy that they are ok. Gina Bakakos came alone since Lee was still recovering from a nasty encounter with a kidney stone. Lee and Gina have moved to Florida as of Dec. 12.

Following the cocktail/hors d'oeuvres hour and the bountiful and delicious buffet dinner, President Ken Smizinski made a few announcements and then Ken and Kathy drew names for the door-prize raffle. Everyone went home with several gifts. In addition to lovely poinsettias donated by the Burhops (who were unable to attend the party), included in the raffle gifts were some oil filters for those who depend upon them every year!


Many thanks to Ken and Kathy Smizinski for planning the party, obtaining the wine and oil filters and many of the door prizes, to Pete Kramer and his son, Steve, for the Year-In Review show and DVDs, to Liz and Bill Werth for the cookies and to all those who donated items for the door prizes. It was a fun night in a beautiful venue with good friends.