The Chicago chapter has 33 members. The chapter’s Recording Secretary, Diane Singh, passed away suddenly in Paris in August. Helga Rothweiler has kindly agreed to record the meetings for the 2005-06 terms.
In June, we had a very successful fundraiser luncheon followed by a program on quilts used by the Underground Railroad to help fugitive slaves. In the fall, members enjoyed a Nepalese buffet. We selected The Namesake, by Jumpha Lahiri to discuss during the winter. Teresa Hintzke spoke about the International Council Meeting in Apia in August and showed slides illustrating the history and scenery of Samoa, including the home of Robert Louis Stevenson. Future programs will feature the Art of floral arrangement in Japan, the Pompeii exhibit currently at the Field Museum, and the role of women in Nepal.