Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, 3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647 - 773-782-2800

Infant Welfare Society Auxiliary  

Celebrating over a century of service and support of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago    

Ambassadors at Large

Organized 2009 

Maria Enright

Currently the Chapter has 
20 Active Members

In FY2018 we
volunteered 471 hours 

Special Events:
In FY2018 the Chapter contributed 
$425 to the Auxiliary and provided 
books for Children in the Medical Clinic.
We also decorated the Community room of the Clinic for the See Santa Party.

Memorial and Honor 
donations totaled $130.

Book Collections
for the Clinic

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

We are continuing to solicit our members to underwrite the cost of library books that will be donated to the Clinic.

Several Ambassador “Elves”/Members spent several hours decorating the Clinic for the December 1 See Santa Party. Ambassador members also donated their time and efforts on the successful coat drive; both collecting donations and sorting coats.
Above Diane Nesbitt festoons the tree for the See Santa Party.
Ambassador members take a group photo during the January 12th meeting under artwork painted by hostess Annette Peterson.
The Ambassadors are very supportive and attend other Chapter events such as the recently held Oak Brook Mistletoe Medley Preview Party.  

Pictured right are Oak Brook President Minnie Sandstedt with Ambassador Chapter Member Janet Giambrone at the Mistletoe Medley Preview Party
​Charlotte Shestokas (R) lovingly put together a booklet to celebrate Maria Penland’s 40 years of service with IWS and presented it to her.

Pictured left:  Members Antje Kalov and Alison Deniston who worked diligently on the coat drive.

We held our second quarterly meeting January 12, 2019. In order to facilitate better communication, we distributed an updated membership directory and an updated email contact list. We discussed and decided to send two  representatives to the February Auxiliary meeting to learn ways to potentially enhance our membership on a go-forward basis.