The SM&SF Club was established in 1898 as the Swedish Music & Sick Fraternity. At that time, Swedish singing societies were popular in the Midwest, with singing competitions being held throughout the year. The early Swedish immigrants were also a strong ethnic group that took care of each other, both physically and financially, during times of illness and death.
Today, the SM&SF Club is a non-profit social club with membership that exceeds 600 members. It still maintains an old tradition of caring for the community by its annual “Kick-In for Cancer” fundraisers that have raised over $30,000 a year to benefit the local hospital’s oncology departments and our local hospice care providers.
I hope everyone is staying cool!
Thank you to the car show organizers and the SMSF Staff for a great day. For those that couldn't make it, you missed a great time! Looking forward to next year's event.
The new stove at the park has been installed. Thank you to those that helped make that happen. Thank you, again, to the Women's Auxiliary for their generosity!
Thank you to Dann & Lori Waters for the time spent organizing the Kick-Stands Up cancer bike run. I was unable to attend, but it looked like everyone had a great time! Thank you to those that donated and those that were able to participate.
Tree stand rules have changed some. Please check with the hunting committee, or Dave Moore at 815-721-3244, for information.
Storage units are still available at the Park. Please see Pat Goley for details.
Sand volleyball Fall Season is well underway. Come out on Thursday night to support your favorite player, team or just for food and drinks. It's a fun time for all!!
Jay Coffman, President
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