As another year ends..

Our members and friends spent a fun evening together last Monday as we celebrated another Holiday Potluck.  With more food than we had room for, no one left with an empty stomach or empty an hand. Many recipes were swaped and compliments exchanged. One of the culinary hits that night was Juan’s  mosticolli whose secret ingredient was pineapple! 

Our President, Bob LeSuer, took the opportunity to give an oral run down of our past year’s acomplishments and to recognize our valued volunteers, Linda Ruxton and Jerry Carter.  Jim and Julie Earnshaw received special recognition for their fundraising support of SETF with their particpation in a 13 mile walkathon in Wisconsin.  They raised over $400.00 among family, friends and co-workers.  Trees R Beautiful was also acknowledged for their receiving of the “Volunteers of the Year” award from Friends of the Parks for their work planting trees on the Burnham Greenway and in the Southeast Chicago.  And member, Sharon Rolek , was thanked for the recycled items that she collects and then donates for use in our office and for her donation of the door prizes. 

Too soon the evening came to an end and it was time to clean up the mess.  We are fortunate to have such caring members; we thank them all for their support this past year and for making our Potluck Holiday Party such a success.

Volunteer Jerry Carter and President Bob LeSuer

Bob LeSuer with Jim and Julie Earnshaw

Our members listen intently as our President talks about our plans for 2012.

Intern Beatriz Diaz, new volunteer Margo and Allison Fisher of the Sierra Club.