The LUnch bunch on friday, March 3


nike_block_i Plan to join us for Lunch Bunch on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 12:00 p.m, , and also extend your personal invitation to Illini you know in the area.

Thanks to the continuing hospitality of Diane Hammer we will be dining at Stonebridge Country Club whose clubhouse has been beautifully remodeled.  Stonebridge is located at 2100 Winding Oaks Way, Naples FL 34109.  Directions are simple:  the entrance to Stonebridge is off Immokalee Road about half-way between I-75 and US-41 on the south side of Immokalee Road.  Look for the signs.

Diane has worked with the catering staff of the club and they have come up with the following choices:

Grilled Black Angus Beef Burger – with lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion on a toasted brioche bun.  Choice of fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, fresh fruit or slaw.                                                                  

               Shrimp Basket – panko crusted gulf shrimp with fries and coleslaw.

Brie & Berry Salad – grilled chicken, fresh berries, apples, brie, dried cherries, candied pecans,  organic greens with your choice of dressings.

               Grilled Jumbo Hot Dog – 1/3 lb. frankfurter, served on a toasted bun plus cup of chili.

Philly Cheese Steak Sub – shaved prime rib of beef, caramelized onions, bell peppers, and    melted provolone cheese on a hoagie roll.

Florida Grouper Sandwich – with lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce on toasted brioche bun.   Choice of fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, fresh fruit or slaw.

Also included will be coffee, iced tea, and soft drinks.    There will also be cookies for your sweet tooth.  Alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the bar; credit cards only.   The Club’s staff will take your orders when you’re at the event; it’s not necessary to choose your meal when you RSVP.

To allow the Club to prepare for us please RSVP with your name, phone number, and number of guests to Henry Wertheimer at  or (608) 335-6328.    Please do so before April 7, 2023.   Finally, the cost:  $20.00 per person, all-inclusive except alcoholic beverages which are credit card only.  Lunch is cash only (exact change please). Someone will even win a U of I item.

Also, it has come to our attention that some alums are not receiving these e-blasts or that they are going to wrong address.   If this is happening to you or a fellow alumni please let Henry know.  We now have a “point person” to help fix these problems.