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The Chicagoland Expat South Africa Meetup Group Pages

Hi everyone,

I wanted to remind everyone that we're meeting in St. Charles tonight at the Filling Station on Route 64. Please join us if you can! Bring your spouse and friends for a drink after work! It would be great to see some friends and meet some new members.

Also a BIG thank you to Dalida and Jeremy for hosting Saturday's braai. It was a hugh success - the weather was lovely - the food was great and the company even better! Thank you to everyone who came out - it was very nice to meet so many new people!

Be sure to look at the calendar for our upcoming events:

Aug 18 - drinks after work at the Market Bar in Chicago

Aug 28 - the Indaba Midwest Braai hosted by Alaister

Sept 20 - The Parlotones will be performing in Chicago.

We'll be adding more events for September soon.

A big thanks also goes to our sponsor Suffuse. Please visit their website at http://www.suffuseusa.... We also have 20% coupons for members of our meetup group, please let me know if you're interested - they will be available at our meetups and I can also mail some to you if you're interested.

Please let me know if you're interested in or know of anyone who would be interested in sponsoring our group.

Hope to see you soon

Lekker dag,

Charlene and the Meetup organizers.

Summer 2009 in Review:

Dear Members,

As we wrap up Summer 2009 in Chicago I’d like to thank everyone for their contributions to our events and all members who hosted events and attended events.

This summer we had a many “drinks after work” events in Chicago, After a few rain outs, we had our first annual Golf Event, we enjoyed many bottles of wine together at a couple of wine tastings, we enjoyed the outdoors at a nature reserve, came together in support of the Springboks watching rugby and enjoyed many Braai’s and a few music events together.

Special thanks to Liezel & Markus, Philip, Jeremy & Dalida, Warren, Michael, Rozanne & Lyton and Monique & Barry who all opened their houses to us to host events.

We met many new South African’s this summer and also, sadly, saw some members leave to return to South Africa or take on new adventures in other countries. We wish the best to Peter, who is now in Geneva, Switzerland, Craeg who is in South Africa and Sally-Ann who is returning to Namibia on Tuesday.

We now have 56 members in our group and we have hosted almost 70 events in the 3 years since the group was founded. Please invite other South African friends to join our group as we’d like to keep our group growing.

As we start going into Autumn, we are already planning a wine tasting, we’re hoping to host a Halloween Party and there are a few other events in the works. Please let us know if you have any ideas for events or if you would like to host an event. We typically have a manageable amount of events each month, so please try to attend as many as your schedule allows. We all enjoy seeing familiar faces, and meeting new people. Us South Africans need to get through the autumn and cold winter together :)

Thanks again to everyone from a very memorable Summer and we hope to see you soon!

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About The Chicagoland Expat South Africa Meetup Group August 5, 2010 10:45 AM anonymous

Naperville, IL

Founded Jun 15, 2006


Janine Hoedemaker
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