Recent Events

Holiday Luncheon 2018

The annual holiday luncheon was held on Dec. 14, 2018 at the Greek Islands Restaurant in Greektown, Chicago.  An excellent repast was enjoyed by all, thanks to the efforts of chapter program director Karen Scherman and social director Debbie Matthews.

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2018 Post-Election Analysis by Prof. Dick Simpson

Dick Simpson, Professor of Political Science at UIC, presented an analysis of the Nov. 6th election results on Nov. 16th on the UIC east campus. A video recording of his presentation may be viewed on the chapter’s YouTube channel.  Thanks to chapter member Jim Limber for recording the presentation and to chapter Program director Karen Scherman and Social director Debbie Matthews for making the arrangements for the event.

2018 Fall Forum

The annual fall forum was held on Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Student Center West of the UIC campus. About 150 attended, including SUAA Executive Director Linda Brookhart.  The title was “Our Pensions: Changes, Choices, Funding.”  The panelists were Dean Jeffrey R. Brown, Gies College of Business, UIUC; Lee A. Bridges, CFP; Retirement Specialist, State Universities Retirement System of Illinois; and John Prochaska, CPA (ret); Retirement Educator, Social Security Issues.  A videorecording of the event may be viewed on the chapter’s YouTube channel; photos may be viewed here.  A big “thank you” to the chapter’s 2nd Vice President Bill Peterman for producing the program, and to Program director Karen Scherman and Social director Debbie Matthews for making the arrangements.

2018 Annual Chapter Meeting

The annual chapter meeting was held April 16, 2018 in the UIC Student Center West  A business meeting, including the election of officers, was followed by a presentation by Richard Lockhart, formerly of Social Engineering Associates, Inc. and former SUAA lobbyist.  His topic was “Danger in Springfield: Constitutional Pension Protection Under Attack.”  Linda Brookhart, SUAA Executive Director, was moderator.  A buffet luncheon followed.  Special thanks go to Program director Karen Scherman, Social director Deb Matthews, and board member Kathy Stauffer for their efforts in making the arrangements and executing the program.  The chapter is once again indebted to member Jim Limber for videorecording the presentation, which may be viewed on its YouTube channel.

BrownBag Panel Discussion on Retirement

A panel discussion on retirement planning was held on the UIC campus on March 12, 2018.  Discussants included Jerry Bauman, Dean Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy, and Sonya Booth, former Director of Campus Communications, who shared their experiences and answered questions.  The chapter thanks the following individuals for assisting in the planning and execution of the event: Board member Marelet Kirda, who coordinated the activity; chapter president Brenda Russell, who presided; chapter program director Karen Scherman and social director Debbie Matthews, who handled the arrangements; SURS retirement specialist Lee Bridges, who added valuable information to the session; and chapter member Jim Limber, who videorecorded the event.  Any many thanks to the other members of the UIC SUAA board as well as the UIC APAC representatives who also assisted!