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.
Hello everyone I know it’s been a long and difficult time; I hope everybody is well and your families are doing good. As Illinois is slowly opening back up, so is the Club and it’s great to see everyone again and more so as we get rolling back into full swing.
I encourage all members, family and guests to come out and participate in activities to bring the Club morale back up to the level we all want to see it. The combination Mother’s/Father’s Day breakfast was a success, and we had a great turn-out. Thank you to all who volunteered. I look forward to seeing everybody in the near future as we get back to operating in full swing!
Boyce Wallin, President
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