LSE in Chicago June Newsletter with Upcoming Events

 LSE IN CHICAGO

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JUNE NEWSLETTER

NEW CHAPTER CO-CHAIR

Our welcome to Margo Rocklin!  Margo, a member of the AFLSE and Chicago Chapter, will be joining Kristin Lingren as co-chair of the Chicago Chapter.  Margo attended LSE from 2001-2002, and graduated with Distinction with an MSc in the Theory and History of Internatonal Relations  She has lived in Chicago for seven years; prior to LSE, Margo graduated from Northwestern University and subsequently received her JD from the University of Iowa.  Margo is currently employed as Investment Counsel at Northern Trust Global Investments in Chicago. 

If you would like to be come involved in helping to plan Chicago events, please email Margo or Kristin at Chicago@aflse.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 21:  PUT ON YOUR KILTS AND PACK YOUR HAGGIS! 

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LSE in Chicago is going to the 22nd Annual Illinois St. Andrew Society SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES

How can you pass this up??  The festival has: haggis-eating.gif

a haggis hurling contest

dance competitions

piping and drumming competitions

"knobbly knees" kilt contest

parade of tartans

sheep herding demonstrations

live Celtic music

whisky tastings and seminars

dogs of Scotland tent

heavy athletics contests

And much more!  See http://www.chicago-scots.org/ for more information.

Where:  Oak Brook Polo Grounds

When: June 21, noon-6 pm

How: We will carpool to Oak Brook from a downtown location.  Details will be distributed to RSVP'ers

RSVP: RSVP here http://www.aflse.org/store.html?event_id=788.  We must have your RSVP by 5 pm on Friday, June 20 so we can organize the car pool.

Cost: $15 adults; $8 children pipe-band.gif

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7: ANNUAL BON VOYAGE PARTY

Join us for LSE in Chicago's annual bon voyage party for departing students!

When: August 7, 6-8:30 pm

Where: Fado Irish Pub

Cost (with Online Reservations): free for departing students; $10 for AFLSE members and family; $15 for non-AFLSE members

RSVP: RSVP here now http://www.aflse.org/article.html?aid=785.

RECENT EVENTS

June Beaver's Retreat Cocktail Party

Once again, various LSE in Chicago members and friends met up for cocktails, nibblies, and conversation on the first Tuesday of the month at Boston Blackie's (even braving the cold on the outdoor patio!).  Come join us on the first Tuesday in July.

AFLSE WEBSITE

Don't forget that the AFLSE website, www.aflse.org, has a wealth of information about upcoming events, networking opportunities for AFLSE members, member discounts, and news of LSE.







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