Dec 16, 2013

December Members of the Month

This month, we have two outstanding members that we would like to recognize! Congratulations to Annie Hudson & Dave Mejia! 

Annie has been a very active member of the Junior Council, participating in social events, intramural dodgeball, and helping to secure Bears tickets for the Snowball 2014 auction. On top of all this, Annie always has a smile on her face and is eager to chat with new & old members alike. 

Dave is a newer member to the Junior Council but you would never know this based on his involvement! He was a power-house on our intramural dodgeball team and has recruited several new members to join the Junior Council with him! 

Congrats again to both of the winners this month! 

Nov 25, 2013

Can We Get Your Cans?!

IMAGE TEXT: Can we get your cans!? Grab them as you get ready for Thanksgiving! Decorations preparation is underway to deck out the Great Hall at Historic Union Station for Snowball 2014!

We need your help! Bring your empty aluminum cans to the next general meeting. All can shapes and sizes accepted! We'll be using the bottles for decor at Snowball 2014. Please rinse out your cans. The decorations committee will remove labels and decorate them further. Thank you for your help!

Nov 22, 2013

Snowball Volunteer Infographic - How Can You Help with Snowball?

How can you help with Snowball? Let’s count the ways!!

We’ve outlined below who is leading what charge and how you can get involved! Please contact our Executive Board members with ideas or let us know you want to help and we will get you started!


Do you know what time it is?? Snowball CRUNCH time! 

Calling all Junior Council members!! Snowball isn’t too far away and this is the prime planning time! 

Have you secured any auction items? 

Have you wracked your brain on ideas for partnerships or sponsorships for Junior Council and Snowball?

Don’t delay – start your fundraising efforts today! We need auction items, tasting item sponsors, corporate partnerships and sponsorships, and much more! Visit the Snowball Get Involved page or the About Snowball page to learn more, or email Kate at to join the Snowball committee and start your efforts!

All #FORTHEKIDS! Thank you for working hard so we can support the Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS and HIV clinic and programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Nov 21, 2013

November Member of the Month

Congrats to our November Member of the Month, Matt Moheban! Matt has been a regular member of the Junior Council, attending social events and monthly general meetings for several months. Recently, Matt was able to secure a $1,000 contribution from BMO Harris Bank! It is because of hard work like Matt's that we are able to donate so much to the hospital each year! Great Job Matt & keep up the good work! 

Nov 7, 2013

Girls Night Out at Saks Fifth Ave!

A huge thanks to everyone who came out for our Girls Night Out Event at Saks Fifth Avenue! The evening was filled with delicious food & drinks, manicures, make-overs, shopping, great music and mingling.  Thank you again to all of you who attended the event and helped us raise money for a great cause!

Oct 10, 2013

October Member of the Month!

Congrats to our October Member of the Month, Carolyn Kennedy! Carolyn is very active at Junior Council meetings and at all of our social events. She always has a huge smile on her face and is eager to help in any way she can. We are so glad to have Carolyn as part of our organization and proud to name her October's Member of the Month. Congrats!

Oct 8, 2013

Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress to Play at Snowball 2014!

We are so excited to welcome back Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress for Snowball 2014!!

Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress (let's go with RTBP for short) played at this past year's 25th Anniversary Snowball and belted out tunes to keep our guests dancing till the very last minute.

RTBP performs with an amazing energy with a show that is unforgettable! Check out their site for upcoming shows! We can't wait for them to take back the stage on February 8th for  Snowball 2014!!

{Below: Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress at Snowball 2103}

Sep 18, 2013

September Member of the Month

 Congrats to the Junior Council's September Member of the Month, Hank Bell! Since the first meeting he attended, Hank has been a very active member of the JC! He was a valuable player on our Spring kickball team, attends all of our social events and has been a huge help to the Corporate Sponsorship team! Thank you, Hank, for all of your hard work and dedication to the Junior Council!

Any active member of the Junior Council can win the Member of the Month award! Attend our October meeting to see who will be honored next!

Sep 9, 2013

Are We Having Fun Yet?

As Bill Griffith said, "Are we having fun yet?"?!? This month let's get inspired by Mr. Griffith and kids from around the world! 

The elephant pictured above from a child's drawing is sure having fun...let's follow his lead! We work hard volunteering for the JC - planning events, raising funds and awareness, and much more - all for the kids at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Let's have fun doing it! Get inspired and bring your fun A-game to the JC table - we welcome you and need your help!

Learn more about the JC or join us at our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM in the 1st Floor of the Lurie Children's building at 2430 North Halsted.

We look forward to seeing you! 

Annual Wine Tasting Wed, Sept 18th

Join the Junior Council for our annual wine tasting event!

Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Madison Vine Wines, 1340 W Madison St., Chicago

$40 package includes wine bar & appetizers. Our annual wine tasting event always sells out, so get your tickets online today!

National Teddy Bear Day, September 9th!

It's National Teddy Bear day! We've paired up with Derby Bar & Grill to celebrate. Bring in a new teddy bear or new toy to Derby through Wednesday (9/10) and receive 20% off your bill!

All teddy bears and toys will go to the Brown Family Life Center at Lurie Children's Hospital. The Brown Family Life Center serves as the main respite area for all inpatients and their families, providing a variety of helpful activities, work spaces and rest areas. Lurie Children's Hospital knows every family member is affected when a child is in the hospital, so the hospital focuses on providing activities and purposeful spaces not only for our patients, but for their siblings, parents and relatives as well. The Brown Family Life Center is always accepting new toy donations, and the toys really make a difference to the patients and siblings at the hospital. Thank you for donating!

Aug 28, 2013

Clark St. Ale House Happy Hour

      Thanks to everyone who came out for our August Happy Hour at Clark St. Ale House! The event was a huge success and a ton of fun! If you weren't able to make it this month, don't worry, there will be more opportunities to eat, drink and mingle coming up soon! Head over to the Junior Council Website or Facebook page for info on upcoming events.