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Members can join Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that connect you with other members for fun, relevant, social and learning opportunities. They are topic- or activity-focused and bring together members who share similar interests. SIGs are member-driven and member-led, and are as varied as the members who think them up. Examples include book clubs, travel groups, theatre and dining groups, mahjong, cooking or crafting. SIGs meet in person and via ZOOM.

To join an active SIG with openings, contact the Lead listed in the SIG description.  The Lead will give you details on the group – how, when, where – and you are ready to go.  

We are always looking for new ideas for SIGs, so if you are a Women's Connection member and are interested in organizing and leading a new Special Interest Group, please contact Michelle Charles, our SIG Coordinator.

Non-members are always welcome to attend; we allow non-members to attend two meetings/events before we request they become members.


Lady Golfers! - Enjoying a great season of golf!

A SIG for Women's Connection Members who love to golf

Attention Lady Golfers! 

Are you interested in golfing with other members in the Sydney Marovitz Women’s 9 Hole Golf League?  We golf on Tuesday mornings. Foursomes are being created for Spring! Some experience is preferred. If you are interested in joining us this spring, email Deb Farrell before March 1, 2023. New members are welcome!

Schedule: Weekly on Tuesdays from May through September, with a requested tee time between 9:00 and 9:20 a.m. for the Women's Connection foursomes

Hope to see you on the golf course!



A SIG for Women's Connection Members Who Love to Ride and Explore the City

There are several bike-riders in Women's Connection and we want to bring them together for bike rides along the lakefront, and the many trails and paths throughout the Chicago area!  If you are interested in leading this SIG or would like to plan a rid, please email Kimberly Mulcahy. New members are welcome! 

Share your ideas for bike rides along the Lakefront, and the many trails and paths throughout the Chicago area! 


Solo Together! - Meets in person and on Zoom

A SIG for Women's Connection Members Who Are Currently Leading the Solo Life

Solo Together invites our members currently leading the solo life to create new ways of living a happy and healthy future. This group has explored thought-provoking topics such as health, belonging, relationships with self and others, role or identity shifting, acting on one's own behalf, and much more. In 2023, we are organizing fun social monthly in-person events and a monthly Sunday evening call. If you are interested in joining, please email our new Solo Together Coordinator Kimberly Worthington. New members are welcome!

Schedule: Monthly at a date/time chosen by the group


Theater Goers Group - Meets in person and on Zoom

A SIG That Gives Members a Great Way to Enjoy Chicago Theater

The theater scene in Chicago is awesome! Our theater going Special Interest Group attends both live and virtual streaming performances by exceptional small theater companies in Chicago and beyond at least once a month. If you are interested in joining, email Mary Fontaine. New members are welcome!

Schedule: At least once a month


North Shore Movie Lovers Group - Meets on Zoom

A SIG for Movie Lovers!

If you love movies, this SIG is right for you. We view movies in advance of the meeting, and then get together for a discussion. The movies chosen by the group are available on a variety of streaming services. If you are interested in joining, email Judy Fregetto. New members are welcome!

Schedule: The last Wednesday of the month, at 2:00 p.m.


City Book Group - Meets on Zoom

A SIG for Women's Connection Members who love to read and discuss books

If you love reading and discussing books, you won’t want to miss the Women's Connection City Book Group. Each month, we select a book to read and then meet to discuss it. If you are interested in joining, email Del McCormick or  Terry Richardson. New members are welcome!

Schedule: Once a month, normally on a Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.


North Shore Book Group - Meets on Zoom

Another great opportunity for discussing books with Women's Connection friends!

The North Shore chapter members meet monthly to discuss a month that members have read in advance. If you are interested in joining, email Rachel Stempel. New members are welcome!

Schedule: Every other month on a Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.


Mahjong Anyone? - Meets in person

Join in on the fun playing mahjong!

New to the game? No worries, no experience necessary.  Once you RSVP, we will send you the name of our mahjong teacher so you can sign up for classes before you come and play. We can use more players so do not delay in reaching out to us. The more players the better!

American mahjong is played with four players using tiles stamped with Chinese symbols. The goal of the game is to be the first, by picking and discarding, to match one's tiles to a specific hand from the annually distributed scorecard published by the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) and American Mah-Jongg Association (AMJA). Scoring is done by matching the points assigned to each pre-determined hand on the annually distributed NMJL card & AMJA card.

If you are interested in joining, email Debra Chandler

Schedule: Weekly on Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Place: 900 N Michigan Ave, 6th Floor, above the food court


Tell me a Story 

On the Spot Short Story Group! Each month we'll listen to and discuss a new short story - on the spot! We meet the second Monday of each month, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., at a member's home, starting on September 12th. It's free! We begin every meeting by listening to a story read aloud, and then we have a guided discussion. Group Full. Contact Mary Lee if you are interested in joining wait list or possibly a new evening group.


Women Who Walk

A SIG for Women's Connection Members Who Love to Walk

The Women Who Walk SIG is open to everyone who wants to come out for a walk, whether you're a seasoned walker or just starting out.  We'll explore different routes around the city, taking in the sights and sounds of our surroundings while getting some fresh air and exercise.  Fell free to bring a friend or a pet.  Come join a walk, make new friends or visit with old, and have some fun while improving your health and well-being!

Check the Events Calendar for upcoming walks.  Note that walks may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

If you would like to organize additional walks, contact Donna Hannemann.


STILL Working

A SIG for Women's Connection Members who are still in the workforce

The STILL Working SIG members meet monthly after work to socialize, and to have informal yet meaningful discussions on the challenges and opportunities we face while working in a multigenerational workforce. There is no formal agenda, and the goal is to foster insightful conversations, and to cultivate a supportive and enriching community.  Interesting topics of discussion might include navigating the multigenerational workforce, striving for work-life balance, transferring knowledge and experience, and deliberating the right time for retirement.  Contact Donna Hannemann with any questions.


Note:  Retirees are welcome to participate in monthly events. We highly value the perspectives of those who have retired, and would greatly appreciate your insights on transitioning to retirement.

Schedule: Meets monthly at 5:30pm, generally on the first Wednesday of the month.


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