Summer 2021 Edition of Oak Park Overtures

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

President's Message

It was so wonderful to see so many of you at our June Garden Party! Thank you to Beth Sennett for her exceptional hosting and organizing of this impromptu get together.

Your Executive Board got together in early June to discuss and plan for the 2021-2022 special 75th anniversary year. I'm excited about all of the special plans our anniversary committee is putting together to commemorate our Diamond Anniversary and we can't wait to tell you more at our September meeting!

Please make sure to pass along to me any news that you would like to share with the chapter in our August newsletter. I wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing everyone's faces in September!

Our 2021-2022 Calendar

All meetings will begin at 2pm with a social/reception hour. Programming and meeting will follow beginning at 2:30pm (snacks first to accommodate those that have church gigs!). Please contact VP Programming, Beth Sennett at or 630-642-0239 if you are able to fill in the missing spots for hosting or co-hosting. WE NEED YOU!!

Sunday Sept. 12 - Home of Beth Lopez

1211 Hastings Rd., Woodridge, IL 60517

Co-hostesses: Marty McIntyre & Mary Novak

Program: Still Needed (piano is available)

Sunday Oct. 10

75th Anniversary Celebration

Location - TBD

Sunday Nov. 14 - Still Needed

Co-Hostesses: Still Needed

Program: Still Needed

Sunday Jan. 9 - Home of Roxanne Packer

540 E. Central Ave., Lombard, IL 60148

Co-hostesses: Heather Prince & Kristen Bouwman

Program: Elisa Billy Becker

Sunday Feb. 13 - Home of Sally Sloane

927 N. Grove Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302

Co-hostesses: Elisa Billy Becker & still need one more

Program: Roxanne Packer

Sunday Mar. 13 - Home of Marty McIntyre

2912 Maple Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402

Co-hostesses: Still Needed

Program: Mary Ann Covone

Sunday Apr. 10 - Home of Mary Ann Sadilek

339 Eastgrove, Riverside, IL 60546

Co-hostesses: Elizabeth Musick and Donna Budil

Program: Sally Lange, Mary Ann Sadilek and friends

Elsie Sterrenberg String Competition

May 2022

Location TBD

Sunday, June 12 - Spring Luncheon

Home of Beth Sennett

8708 Lake Ridge Dr., Darien, IL

Co-hostesses: Kathryn Coffey & still need one more

Program: TBD - possibly scholarship winners?

News from National Headquarters

Our new National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Elizabeth Palmer, has shared the attached information on Juneteenth.

Save the date for National Convention!!! On July 28 through August 1, 2022 the 50th National Convention will convene in Greensboro, NC!

Member News

Congratulations to Jane Duffy on her June 6th wedding! We wish you years of happiness!

Sue Raye Hughes and her husband George celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows on June 19th. Donna Budil and Betty Hussain were able to attend along with the entire Hughes family!

Mary Ann Covone is performing at convention!

On July 18th, a Virtual Concert is being sponsored by The Accordionist & Teachers Guild Itn'l! They are featuring two of the best concert accordionists in North America. To make the concert more interesting because it is virtual, they asked each of them to play with another instrumentalist. Michael Bridge, from Canada, will perform with clarinet, and Stas Venglevski, from Milwaukee/Russia, will perform with classical guitar. CLICK HERE for a link to the promotional video.

Have you paid your dues yet??? Please submit your $35 chapter dues payable to SAI Oak Park Alumnae Chapter to:
Kristen Bouwman
Treasurer, Oak Park SAI
9027 Oday Dr
Highland, IN 46322
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