First event of the year for the Chicago Stamm took place on Friday, February 7th at Hampton Social. In attendance: Charlotte Dillner (1997), Melody Lee (2012), Andreas Holder (1985), and Kurt Eberhart (2000).
To start off the season, we are visiting the new Virgin Hotel in Chicago, located smack dab in The Loop, Chicago's business core.
We will get a tour of the hotel, followed by a special dinner in one of the hotel's restaurant.
Our Fall Event took place at the Brazilian Restaurant La Sirena Clandestina in Chicago's meatpacking district. This area is what the New York district was 20 years ago and some of the best new restaurants are surfacing there. The dinner was wonderful and we celebrated the worldwide anniversary of EHL. We were happy to have the "core" of the Chicago Stamm with us and we hope that many more anciens will join us next time. Our next event will be Swiss Cheese meets Chicago Winter.
Our Summer event took place on the private terrace of our new Stammvater on August 1. We celebrated Swiss National Day and thanked Yves Givel, our outgoing Stammvater for his contribution and leadership over the last two years.
The AEHL Chicago Stamm met for their 'spring event' at The Wit on Thursday, April 17; although the real spring-weather has not arrived in Chicago yet, we had a fun evening with lots of good food (and beer, as one can see)! A warm welcome to Kim and Thomas to Chicago and our stamm - and a sad good-bye to Sybille and Antoine, who are moving on to their next adventure. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!