June 28, 2007

Association chapter plans social gathering

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Jackson County Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association invites alumni and friends to a social gathering at the Newell Coffee House Grotto from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 11.

The event includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are requested by July 6. The Grotto is the lower level of the Newell Coffee House, located at 201 E. Main St. in Carbondale.

Membership dues support this program. Membership is open to alumni, students and friends of the University. Annual membership is $40 and life membership is $500 with installment plans available. Current Southern Illinois University Carbondale students can join for a special rate of $15.

To become a member or to make reservations for the social gathering at the Grotto, call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408.