Convening Societies Dinners


For the third year in a row, Collectors Club of Chicago is holding a Friday night (Nov. 22) dinner for the Chicagopex convening societies. All members of the convening societies, judges, the Chicagopex Show Committee and guests of those individuals are welcome.

(Please note: India Study Circle decided to hold a separate event - please skip to bottom of this page for details.)

What's different for 2019 is we are requiring reservations and payment in advance. The benefit is folks won't have to wait at the end to pay for their meals.

UPDATE: The restaurant we originally selected for this dinner permanently closed without warning two weeks before the show. Daily Herald article.

We are pleased to announce we will be having dinner at Fox and Turtle restaurant on the grounds of the Itasca Country Club. (400 E. Orchard Ave, Itasca, IL, 60143) This is just over 2 miles from the hotel.

As of Nov. 11, we are almost maxed out on the number of people the restaurant can accommodate. If you are interested in attending the dinner, please email Melanie Rogers. She will be in touch regarding availability and next steps. The other details below about the shuttle and the menu still apply.

The hotel shuttle is available to transport guests to the restaurant. When you arrive to the hotel, stop by the bellman's desk and sign up to take the shuttle on Friday night. Please say you are with Melanie Rogers. Note: The shuttle may have to run multiple times due to space limitations. Please plan accordingly.

At the end of the dinner, Melanie Rogers will call the hotel to have the shuttle pick up dinner attendees and drive them back.

We invite you to join us starting at 6pm for drinks, followed by dinner at 7pm.

Dinner prices range $28 to $52 depending on the main dish selected. Options include pasta with vegetables, filet mignon, salmon and chicken. Special diets can be accommodated. The dinner price includes salad and sides. For an additional charge, the restaurant will take orders for non-alcoholic drinks, cocktails, beer and wine onsite.

We look forward to celebrating with you and making new friends from around the country and world! Welcome to Chicago!

The India Study Circle will be holding a dinner on Friday, at 7pm at Bawarchi, an Indian Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian Restaurant located at 855 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL (10 minutes from the show venue). A three course Prix Fixe menu has been arranged for the group @ $35 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Each person can select one appetizer (from a selection of over 30), one main course (from a selection of over 30) and one dessert (from a selection of 3). You do not need to be a member of the ISC to attend, all are welcome. For further details, please contact Sandeep at sj722@aol.com / 401 688 9473. The menu can be viewed at: https://bawarchischaumburg.com/Menu.