The 3rd Annual Hanukkah Dinner commenced on December 2 at the Continental Restaurant in Buffalo Grove. Sixty members and invited guest attended a fun filled night of food and merriment. The event included dinner, beverages, dessert and FUN. Dinner was buffet style with lox, bagels, cream cheese, tuna salad, potato pancakes, kugel, beverages, and a vast sweet table. Every one enjoyed the grab bag gift swap.
Many of the members brought a menorah for the first night of Hanukkah lighting the first night’s candle.
The annual Other Half Dinner provides the non-riding partners from the club membership an opportunity to share in the fellowship of the club in a fun can casual evening. This year our Other Half Dinner was held on Sunday evening January 28th . The evening began at the Wilmette Golf Clube with a Meet and Greet and cocktail hour (which only lasted about a half hour). Good conversation was had all around.
Dinner was served buffet style and included salad, beef, chicken and pasta, followed by layer cake, carrot cake and brownies.
After dinner, entertainment was provided by Tom Boz, Magic that makes your Event Memorable. He mystified the group with his magic, card tricks and mind reading.
This year we had a Funky Socks Exchange. Some very interesting, unusual and funky socks were exchanged. Poor Andy Freed had her socks stolen several times.
For the first time a 50/50 raffle ticket drawing. 50% of the proceeds went to the winning ticket and 50% will be donated to The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, this year’s charitable organization being honored at the Ride 2 Remember ride being held in Cleveland, Ohio. Congratulations to Shlomo A. on winning the first 50/50 drawing. The club would like to thank all those members who participated in the raffle.
The group would like to thank Mara S. for the beautiful center pieces she created and Marcia R. for the wonderful evening. We would like to also thank and acknowledge the vendors who graciously donated gifts to our club for the evening:
Larry and Marcia R did an outstanding job of planning and leading the Ride from Jasper’s Café (Glenview) to a BBQ and picnic at Heron Creek Lake County Forest Preserve (South of Rte 22 on Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove) Children and grandchildren were invited to join the picnic. Larry R. led the ride from Jasper’s to the picnic in Long Grove.
Chaiway Riders new ride coordinator John F. put together a night activity that included the option to Ride, eat and enjoy affordable professional sports. A night at the brand new Impact Field in Rosemont, Il to watch the Chicago Dogs play the Gary Railcats.
The weather threaten to rain heavily as it looked like severe thunder and lightening were imminent.
The Clouds rolled through looked threatening for a while.
Keeping in tradition, the theme of Ride to Eat was made possible by the variety of food concessions available at the park.
Good ol’ fashion hot dogs, burgers and more
Za by the slice
You can’t go wrong with soft serve Ice Cream
Nachos and Tacos
Back to Burgers and Dogs.
Due to weather concerns, the ride portion of the evening was cancelled, but we had great seats right behind home plate. ( easy to call balls and strike) so we could second guess the umpire. Good food was available and great camaraderie with our Chaiway Rider friends.
What’s Christmas without going out for Chinese food? A total of 18 ( a Chai) members and spouses converged on the Phoenix in Chinatown for a Christmas Day feast. We had to split up into two separate tables — there wasn’t a “Lazy Susan” big enough to accommodate the entire group, but it gave a minimum of at least two people to talk simultaneously.
Then there’s the food. everyone picked an entree we we all shared the bounty. Next year we are ordering the King Crab that the staff brings out live before steaming and serving.
When we change to Daylight Savings Time our breakfast meeting time stay at 8:30 am. We gather every Sunday to meet, eat and socialize. Everyone is welcome. Jasper’s Cafe in Glenview is where we enjoy a full-menu breakfast and have time to socialize (and on occasion argue). Jasper’s is kind enough to accommodate our group in a separate dining area. Our orders are placed with the wait staff by 8:45 am so we can make sure a time departure for our rides. During the riding season it’s kickstands up at 9:30 am for the group ride.
If you want to learn more about Jewish motorcycle riding or are thinking about joining the Chaiway Riders, then breakfast at Jasper’s is the best way to meet us and become a member. We do a lot more than just ride.
1913 N. Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
As in previous years, on Labor Day weekend Sunday, we held our annual Club Picnic. Following our traditional Sunday breakfast/meetup at Panera Bread in Glenview, Ride Director Andy F. led the group over local roads and scenic byways to Union Pier, Michigan where Marty and spouse Andrea hosted a catered picnic at their summer home on Lake Michigan.