2015 New Member Reception

Returning Cheryl Lucas.Donna Pierce, and Carol Haddix
Returning member Cheryl Lucas with Donna Pierce, and Carol Haddix

On Monday, October 19, over two dozen Dames gathered at President Julie Chernoff’s landmark Evanston home for the annual New Members Reception, attended by some of our newest Dames (classes of 2014 and 2015), board members and past presidents.

It was an uncharacteristically warm October evening as we enjoyed fascinating conversation and some beautiful wines (courtesy of Catherine Koelling, Carol Haddix, Veronica Hastings and Josh Chernoff), including an impressive magnum of Miraval Rose that didn’t linger for long!

Conversation flowed as we nibbled on Three Bean Salad (Margaret Laport), Kale, Pear and Cashel Blue Salad with Marcona Almonds (Jen Lamplough), Charcuterie and Cheese Platters (Julie Chernoff), and a lovely olive selection (Carol Haddix).

new member dessertFor a sweet ending to the meal, there were luxe desserts from The French Pastry School (Anne Kauffmann), a moist and tender Cherry Pound Cake with Marinated Cherries (Donna Pierce), and Chocolate-Orange Truffles and a mile-high Apple Pie (Mary McMahon). What a feast!

Thanks to Roisin Hennerty and Kerrygold, we also each received a cheese care package (with scrumptious Kerrygold Aged Cheddar and Cashel Blue cheeses) to take home. What a delicious way to spend a Monday evening, in the warm company of friends… and all that is tasty.


New member Mary Aregoni with Suzanne Florek, Mary McMahon and Catherine Deevy
New member Mary Aregoni with Suzanne Florek, Jenny Lewis and Catherine Deevy
New members Ellen King & Sandra Holl with Adam Chernoff
New members Ellen King & Sandra Holl with Adam Chernoff
Veronica Hastings & Jennifer Lamplough
Veronica Hastings & Jennifer Lamplough

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