On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Patricia and John O’Brien hosted the Regional Advisory Board Dinner and Leadership Forum at their lovely home. Mr. Christopher Monkhouse, Chair and Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, presented an overview of the upcoming exhibit Ireland on a World Stage, 1690-1840 – opening at the Art Institute, March, 2015.
The dinner was preceded by the quarterly board meeting. Items of discussion included: the recent Worldwide Ireland Funds Conference (held for the first time in Belfast), the latest Promising Ireland Campaign news and the upcoming special 30th Anniversary Chicago Dinner Gala which will be held November 5, 2014 honoring Father John Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame and civic leaders Ellen and Jim O’Connor.
The Regional Board Dinner and Leadership Forum is a yearly event which gathers together our Regional Advisory Board; their spouses and guests and a featured speaker. It is a wonderful evening of camaraderie and fellowship.