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Published by alowenthal, 2018-12-20 15:18:44

January 2019

January 2019

Sangamo Club Syllabus
January 2019

Event information, articles and news for members of Sangamo Club, Springfield, Illinois’ only private city club.

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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors A Message from Jim...

May 2018 – April 2019 Dear Members of the Sangamo Club,

Sangamo Club On behalf of the entire Sangamo Team, we send you our full appreciation for the Christmas Bonus!
Board of Directors Thank you.

President, Leslie Sgro A sincere thank you to Mr. Anthony “Tony” Cunningham who has served you, your families and
Vice President, Keith Sias the business community of Springfield at the Sangamo Club for 35 years and has been a big part of
Secretary, J. Chistopher Smith our success for all of these years. Thank you, Tony! Tony will be retiring from his full-time role as of
Treasurer, John Myers, CPA the first of the year; however, he has graciously agreed to still be around on a part-time, as-needed
basis after that.
Past President,
J. Randall Cox We have had fantastic excitement and activity at the Sangamo Club; let’s keep it going into the New
Year. This edition of the January Syllabus is sure to come out before New Year’s, so we have included
Officers & Directors our New Year’s Eve special menu that will be featured in addition to our regular menu for a won-
of the Board derful evening. Angel Brown will play your favorites for the evening. Speaking of entertainment, for
the month of January we will have the Grille Room on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Class of 2018 Cory Brown on the 4th, Adrian Russo on the 11th, Angel Brown on the 18th and Cory Brown on the
Charles Pell the 25th. We hope to see you at the Bunn Farms Steak and Orin Swift Wine Dinner on January 24, in
Dr. Diane Rutledge the Main Dining Room. Great food and wine for the evening!
Leslie Sgro
Class of 2019 We are building a community where the Sangamo Club is your home away from home; we want to
John Myers, CPA continue to make the Sangamo Club your favorite place to be in Springfield! Every Sangamo Club
Lauren Nevius member is a part of the Membership Committee; we need full and active involve and commitment
Keith Sias for the Club to grow! Membership is the foundation of any successful club. Think of the positive
Class of 2020 impact to the Clubs bottom line if every member family brought in a new Sangamo Club member
Ryan Hillestad family!
Emily Rabin
Josh Sharp With that, we will be featuring through February of 2019 as part of our Sangamo Club Ambassador
Program Have You Seen Us Lately initiative. Any member that sponsors a new member who is ac-
cepted into membership will receive a $250.00 food and beverage credit, and an additional $100.00
food and beverage credit once the the new member finishes their 13 month of active membership.
This is an uncapped incentive; bring in as many new members as you can!

Additionally, we are rolling out our Welcome Back Membership Program.
Any former member of the Sangamo Club that has been away for more than twelve months is wel-
comed back to the Club. You will pay no return fees and dues will be waived for your first two
months of membership reactivation!

We now have draft beer; we will feature four different craft beers on tap that will rotate based on
popularity. Additionally, we have just updated our Wine List, the best list in Springfield! Stop in to
speak with our Beverage Manager and Mixologist Dennis Groves, he will be very happy to give you
a taste of the wines by the glass or on of our craft draft selections.

We wish you and your family a peaceful, happy, healthy and safe 2019!

Jim Repeta, CCM,CCE
General Manager

January 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

New Year’s 1 23 4 5
Eve at Club Closed Pasta Cucina Steak &
Winner Winner Prime Rib Night Shrimp
Sangamo Happy Chicken Dinner Cory Brown Saturday
(open for New Year Entertainment
lunch and Birthday
dinner) Thursday

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

National Tempura Day Literary Circle Winner Winner Prime Rib Night Stir-Friday Steak &
Grab & Go Elvis’ Birthday Chicken Dinner Shrimp
Monday Lunch/Dinner Birthday Adrian Russo Saturday
Thursday Entertainment
Monday Drink Special
Specials

Breakfast for Taco Tuesday
Dinner

Thirsty Tuesday

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

National Pastrami Day Taco Winner Winner Prime Rib Night National Peking Steak &
Grab & Go Tuesdsay Chicken Dinner Duck Day Shrimp
Monday Thirsty Birthday Saturday
Tuesday Thursday Pasta Cucina
Monday Drink Angel Brown
Specials Entertainment

Breakfast for
Dinner

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Grab & Go Taco Winner Winner Bunn Farms Steak & Chopped Salad Lobster
Monday Tuesdsay Chicken Dinner Orin Swift Wine Bar Night
Dinner

Monday Drink Thirsty Lobster Night Lobster Night Steak &
Specials Tuesday Prime Rib Night Cory Brown Shrimp
Birthday Thursday Entertainment Saturday
Breakfast for
Dinner

27 28 29 30 31
Grab & Go
Monday Taco Winner Winner Prime Rib Night
Tuesdsay Chicken Dinner

Monday Drink Thirsty Birthday
Specials Tuesday Thursday

Breakfast for
Dinner

Sangamo club Membership initiative

Have You Seen Us Lately?

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We will be featuring our Have You Seen Us Lately?
Initiative through February of 2019 as part of our
Sangamo Club Ambassador Program. Any member
that sponsors a new member who is accepted into
membership will receive a $250.00 food and bev-
erage credit, and an additional $100.00 food and
beverage credit once the the new member finish-
es their 13th month of active membership. This is an
uncapped incentive; bring in as many new members
as you can!

welcome back!

Additionally, we are rolling out our Welcome Back
Membership Program. Any former member of the
Sangamo Club that has been away for more than
twelve months is welcomed back to the Club. You
will pay no return Fees and dues will be waived
for your first two months of membership reacti-
vation!

0228

Happy New Year from the
Sangamo Club Board

On behalf of the Sangamo Club Board of Directors, I would like to wish all Club
members a very happy and prosperous New Year! My name is Keith Sias and I am
currently the Vice President of the Sangamo Club Board of Directors. Professional-
ly, I have been a lobbyist for the Illinois Credit Union League for 25 years and have
been a Club member for most of those years.
Over the years I have used the Club to host dinners, receptions and other spe-
cial events with members of the General Assembly as well as other friends and
colleagues. I have also utilized the “reciprocal” benefits of the Club during my
travels to Chicago and Washington, D.C. I encourage you to take full advantage
of the wide array of benefits available to you as a function of your Sangamo Club
membership.
As the Board of Directors looks towards 2019, we are confronting the challenges
faced by most private clubs throughout the country: a declining membership base
and a diminished revenue stream in our operating budget. In order to address the
long-term financial stability of the Club, the Board of Directors will be seeking
ways to increase both our membership base as well as our net income.
There are several steps that you, as a valued Club member, can take to help maintain
the financial stability of the Club. (1) It is your Club-use it! Chef Joe and his staff
provide excellent service in an outstanding atmosphere for business or personal
dining. Come check out the Club! (2) Tell your friends and colleagues about all of
the great things happening at the Club. We are currently conducting a membership
drive where you and prospective new members can receive incentives for joining
the Club. Please contact Ali Murphy for more information. And (3) Consider using
our meeting rooms and banquet facilities for your special events.
Watch for announcements regarding special new membership events and well as
other activities from your Board of Directors throughout 2019.
Thank you again for your Club membership. Remember, it’s your Club - use it to
take full advantage of your membership and help preserve the Club for the future!

Wishing you health and happiness in the New Year!

Keith Sias
VP-Board of Directors

A little fun – Find your member number!

0280 Find your member number in this Syllabus

and receive a free glass of house wine!

1428

new year’s eve at sangamo

monday, december 31

5:30-9:00pm

KICK OFF YOUR NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION AT THE SANGAMO CLUB!
IN ADDITION TO OUR A LA CARTE DINNER MENU WE WILL FEATURE
A SPECIAL MENU FOR YOUR DINING PLEASURE.

Soups

pumpkin soup with sweet italian sausage
or carolina she crab
$4.75 cup | $5.75 bowl

Appetizers

Smoked salmon and caviar blinis | $9.00
sweet potato gnocchi in sage brown butter with
lardons of pork belly and shaved gruyere | $11.00
Half dozen baked oysters on the half shell with

brie and mushroom bÉchamel | $11.50

Salads

apple, stilton, and candied walnuts,
baby kale with bing cherry vinaigrette | $8.00
Classic spinach salad with warm bacon dressing | $7.50
goat cheese fritter and cranberry, pickled

red onion salad over frisee lettuce | $8.50

Entrees

langoustine stuffed salmon with dijon chervil butter sauce
over pommes anna and lemon parmesan grilled asparagus | $30.00
braised lamb shank in rich demi glace with sweet potato gnocchi,

wilted baby arugula and crumbled goat cheese | $30.00
sweet corn bread and smoked pork belly, stuffed maple-glazed

cornish hen with baby carrots and pearl onions | $26.00
petit horseradish crusted filet mignon, butter poached 4 oz.
lobster tail with red wine reduction, puree of cauliflower, duchess

sweet potatoes, and garlic buttered haricot vert | $38.00
Cauliflower sformato with crispy kale and

caramelized pine nuts over red pepper coulis | $19.00

Desserts

baked chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut cheesecake | $7.25
cranberry spiced apple cider | $7.25

egg nogg crÈme brule with cinnamon sugared blueberries | $7.25

*regular dinner menu also available

bunn farms steak and orin
swift wine dinner

Thursday, January 24

5:30PM reception

Orin Swift Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc 2017

~.~

Sherry Five Onion Soup with Brie Cheese Crostini
Orin Swift Machete 2016: Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah

~.~

romaine heart wedge salad with applewood smoked bacon,
heirloom grape tomatoes and blue cheese stuffed peppadew peppers

with cider spiced red onion vinaigrette
Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay 2016

~.~

grilled 12oz bunn farms new york strip steak with brandy pink peppercorn sauce,
garlic cream cheese whipped potatoes, and roasted brussels sprouts
with pears and carmelized shallots
Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

~.~

Dark chocolate Crème Brûlée with hazelnut mousse
Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert Red Blend 2017:

Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah

$99.00 per person
reservations at 217-544-1793

come out and try our new dinner menu!

pasta cucina

Fridays, January 4 & 18

Start off with a caesar salad, Caprese Salad, garlic bread, and then stroll to the pasta cucina
where our culinary team will prepare a pasta of your choice (including gluten free pasta)!
Enjoy a variety of toppings: shrimp, chicken, sausage, olives, mushrooms, scallops,
tomatoes, meatballs, and other favorites with a red sauce, alfredo, or pesto.
Your meal will be finished with tiramisu.

$18.oo per person
*Regular dinner menu also available

elvis’ birthday lunch and dinner special

Tuesday, January 8

in honor of Elvis presley’s birthday, we will feature Elvis’ famous sandwich
For a lunch and dinner special that is sure to shake things up!

Enjoy a peanut butter, banana and bacon panini
with spicy cajun fries

$9.00
*Regular dinner menu also available

wok on over to the buffet for “Stir Friday”

Friday, January 11

join us in the grille room for stir fry, moo shu duck and pad thai along with a little dim sum!
“WOK” through the buffet and choose your favorites as chef joe prepares
your meal at the “omakase” action station!

Lobster nights

January 24, 25, 26

1.5 pound maine lobster, boiled fresh
drawn butter, lemon, potato and vegetable
comes with your choice of soup or salad
$40.00 per person (plus tax and service charge)

please place your order by wednesday at 2:00pm so that we have time to fly your lobster down from maine!

National Food Days

national tempura day NATIONAL NATIONAL
PASTRAMI DAY PEKING DUCK DAY
monday, january 7
MONDAY, JANUARY 14 FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
featuring tempura chicken, tempura
shrimp and tempura vegetables as FEATURING THE BEST HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH Come in for Dinner and order the specialty
part of the lunch and dinner specials ON RYE IN SPRINGFIELD FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. of the Far East right here in Springfield.

ADD A COLD DRAFT BEER FROM Delicious!
OUR CRAFT LINEUP FOR $2.50

back by popular demand – the sangamo club chopped salad bar!

Friday, January 25

5:30 pm

A fantastic way to enjoy salad! Walk through the array of condiments including:

eggs, beets, asparagus, artichoke hearts, green olives, black olives,
peas, carrots, tomatoes, snow peas, bean sprouts, radishes, toasted walnuts,

pine nuts, cashews, almonds, pecans, pistachios, baby shrimp, diced apple,
diced celery, chick peas, broccoli, black beans, crispy tortilla chips,

croutons, crispy wontons, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, assorted peppers,
arugula, baby spinach, romaine, iceberg lettuce, avocado, crispy bacon,
diced ham, diced turkey, grilled steak, grilled chicken, grated cheddar,
goat cheese, bleu cheese, swiss cheese, reggiano cheese, ditalini pasta

select your ingredients, place in your stainless steel bowl, and hand them
to our salad attendant who will chop them and toss them in the salad dressing

of your choice and place them in a nice salad bowl for you to enjoy!
select from hearth bread, flat bread, or focaccia bread from our display.

$12.oo per person
*Regular a la carte menu also available

entertainment for january

6:00 - 8:30pm

Cory brown || Fridays, January 4 & 25
Angel Brown || Friday, January 18
Adrian Russo || Friday, January 11

CHOCOLATE DINNER

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
5:30pm

1st course
Dark chocolate and short rib consume

2nd course
Roasted golden beet and goat cheese baby arugula salad

with Coco balsamic Vinaigrette

3rd course
Chicken mole poblano with Mexican white rice

and gruyere cheese stuffed baked avocado

Dessert course
Death by chocolate Cheese cake

$45.00 per person
*regular a la carte menu also available

VALENTINE’S SPECIALS

*THURSDAY & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 & 15
5:30pm

ALL COUPLES PRICING INCLUDES SOUP, SALAD, AND DESSERT

Entrée selections Soup

Cedar blank salmon with Spaghetti squash risotto Strawberry soup with pomegranate crème fraiche || $ 6.75
balsamic & bacon braised Brussel sprouts Butternut squash soup with maple crème fraiche || $ 6.25
Couples price: $ 90.00
Ala carte price $ 30.00

Chateaubriand for two w/ Heirloom baby carrots, Salads
Tri colored fingerling potatoes, and duet of sauces. Béarnaise and red
House salad || $ 5.00
wine Demi glaze. Caesar salad || $ 7.00
Couples price: $ 125.00 Two Heart’s salad, marinated artichoke and hearts of palm
with roasted beets truffle sea salt and goat cheese foam || $ 8.50
Lamb Chop Lollipops with mint arugula pesto caramelized asiago
polenta cake, red wine braised fennel and heirloom tomatoes and Dessert

smoked bacon jus. Vanilla bean Panna cotta with chocolate covered
Couples price: $ 100.00 strawberry trio, candied pistachio, white chocolate

Ala carte: $ 35.00 and dark chocolate Grand marnier || $ 7.50

Sweet Italian sausage stuffed airline chicken breast with asparagus,
sweet potato gnocchi, parsnip Sautee and lemon tarragon compound

butter.
Couples price: $ 75.00

Ala carte: $ 25.00

2018*Kevin turner will provide music on thursday and Ed clark will provide music on friday.

Mondays at the sangamo club

Grab & Go monday drink
Mondays specials

every monday in january every monday in january
5:00-8:00 pm
1/2 Price
*$60 serves 4 bloody marys
*$30 serves 2 screwdrivers
and mimosas!
(Grab & Go orders must be made
before 3:00pm on Mondays)

breakfast for dinner

every monday in january

5:30-8:30 pm

It’s never too late for breakast!

Fresh fruit
sliced smoked salmon
bagels and cream cheese
capers, onion, sliced tomato and cucumber
omelet station with your favorite toppings
eggs to order (including eggs benedict)

Bacon and sausage
breakfast potatoes
crepes with assorted fillings
pancakes, blueberry pancakes
Waffles with warm syrup
sliced strawberries, blueberries,
Whipped cream, and more!

$9.95 per person
*regular a la carte menu also available

artist of the month: julie alessandrini-costa

Julie Alessandrini-Costa was born, lives and works in Illinois.
She creates vivid work with color pencils, acrylic paints and digital-
ly in Corel Paint. She digitally photographs her extensive domestic
and international travels. Her favorite subjects are her pets, nature,
wild animals and unusual architecture. She has taken drawing and
design classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and Lincoln Land Community College. She is self-taught in digital
photography and digital art. She has exhibited in solo shows at The
Sangamo Club, in group shows as an Emerging Artist at the SAA
Collective, at the Illinois State Fair Professional Art Contest and at
the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, NC. Her work is regularly shown at the
ArtZ Studio on the upper level of White Oaks Mall.

sangamo club literary circle springfield events

Tuesday, January 8 If you’re out on the town for the evening, be sure to stop by
Sangamo Club for dinner and drinks before your event!
11:30am
Elvis Himselvis in “Elvis the Top 10!”
Join Sara Cordell January 5

in discussing Mystery Movie Monday
January 7
“the redbreast”
Barefoot in the Park
by jo nesbo January 11-13

Sara Cordell recently retired from UIS where she taught in Winter Farmers Market
the English Department for fifteen years. After receiving January 19
her PhD from the University of Missouri in 1995, she taught
composition and literature at DePaul University before join- Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet
ing the UIS English faculty in 2003. At UIS, she developed January 19
courses for the online English program, including required
introductory courses for the English major and courses in her James and the Giant Peach
areas of specialization—Victorian Realism, Gothic literature, January 25-27
the Victorian sensation novel and psychoanalysis and liter-
ature. Dr. Cordell also developed online courses in Science Justin Moore with Riley Green
Fiction and Scandinavian crime novels. In 2007, recognizing January 25
a need among the online majors for greater exposure to the
processes of literary analysis than web discussions could Rent 20th Anniversary Tour
provide, Dr. Cordell began offering students the opportuni- January 30
ty to attend weekly live sessions through web conferencing.
These sessions gave students the chance to ask questions and
to discuss and analyze readings with their teacher and oth-
er students in real time. The sessions proved so popular that
Dr. Cordell continued offering them each semester until her retirement. In 2007, one of her
live sessions was recorded by NPR and featured in its education series. Both prior to and
during her tenure at UIS, Dr. Cordell published articles and gave numerous conferences
papers on the intersection of psychoanalysis and literature. In 2007 and 2009 respectively,
she organized a conference titled The Future of English Studies, which attracted scholars
and academics from all over the Midwest and other regions. While she loved teaching at
UIS, Sara is looking forward to having the time to devote to numerous unfinished writing
projects. The title of her presentation is “The Eternal Return of the Repressed in Jo Nesbo’s
“The Redbreast”. The presentation begins with a brief biography of Jo Nesbo followed by
an overview of Norway’s relationship with Germany during WWII. It then moves on to an
analysis of the novel’s complex structure, the purpose of which is to demonstrate how the
novel implies that the past returns from the future.

Lunch will be served at 11:45am

$22.50 per person inclusive

Guests are encouraged and can pay with a check or credit card
call 217-544-1793 to make reservations

Winner winner thirsty tuesdays
chicken dinner
Craft beers for
Now everybody’s a winner! $2.50

December 12, 19, & 26 every tuesday in january!

we will feature steak and shrimp
a sangamo club saturdays

favorite... We will feature steak diane, shrimp
scampi, steak and shrimp or beef oscar.
Fried Chicken! choice of wedge salad or french onion
we will also feature
soup, selection of Entrées with savo-
Fried Catfish yarde potato, carrot wrapped green
with all the fixings! beans, saute of forest mushrooms.
*regular menu also available
$26.00
prime rib thursdays
Birthday
january 3, 10, 17, 24 & 30 Thursdays
Best Prime rib in Springfield!
Dine at the sangamo club
Your choice of wedge salad, caesar salad
or french onion gratinee any Thursday during
Roast prime rib beef au jus your birth month

side of creamy horseradish sauce and receive complimentary
your choice of sides desserts or a round of
rolls and butter drinks for four.
Bring your friends
$26.00 to celebrate!

Taco Tuesdays

Choice of two

chicken, beef or fish tacos

with refried beans and spanish rice

every tuesday in january!

$8.00

Sangamo Club Staff

General Manager Hours of Operation

Jim Repeta, CCM, CCE The Dining Room
[email protected]
Monday through Friday
ext. 109 Lunch – 11:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Dinner – 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Executive Chef Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Joe Martin, CEC The Grille Room
[email protected]
Monday through Saturday
ext. 110 (continuous service is available in
The Grille Room Monday-Friday)
Dining Manager
Lunch – 11:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Michael Greenfield Dinner – 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
[email protected] Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

ext. 105 2693

Membership Director 2909

Alison Murphy
[email protected]

ext. 106

Office Manager

Becky Taylor
[email protected]

ext. 102

Service Manager

Tony Cunningham
ext. 108

Beverage Manager

Dennis Groves
ext. 108

Administrative Assistant

Mary Hall
[email protected]

ext. 101

Evening Receptionist

Gianna Hines
Lisa Holliday

ext. 101

Sangamo Club
227 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701

(217) 544-1793
www.sangamoclub.net

clubs within a club –
roundtable at the sangamo club

5:30 pm

we would like to start hosting regular roundtables or affinity groups.
Bring a friend, grab a cocktail, and join in on a vibrant discussion!
Members will sign for food and beverages.

1. Investment Club 19. Abraham Lincoln Roundtable
2. Art & Culture Club 20. Photography Group
3. Entrepreneur Club 21. Writers Group
4. CPA & Accounting Roundtable 22. Women’s Roundtable
5. Technology Group 23. Men’s Roundtable
6. The Historians Group 24. Lawyers Group
7. Collectors Roundtable 25. Insurance Roundtable
8. Military Historians Roundtable 26. The Literary Circle (currently a
9. The Gourmet Club group)
10. The Bible Club 27. Architects Roundtable
11. The Real Estate Club 28. Classic Car Group
12. The Millennial Group 29. The Bikers Club
13. The New Parent Group 30. The Cycle Group
14. The Agriculture Club 31. The Aviators Roundtable
15. The Boomer Club 32. Bankers Group
16. The Singles Social Club 33. Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cigar
17. The Outdoors Group for Hunt- Group
ers and Rod and Reel Enthusiasts 34. The Springfield Roundtable
18. Civil War Roundtable

please let us know if you have interest in a meeting.
We want to appeal to our members! We hope to schedule rooms for
these “groups”so that they can meet with a predictable frequency.
contact mary hall at (217) 544-1793 or [email protected]

membership report

by ali murphy, membership director

Happy New Year! The New Year means leaving the past behind us and
looking towards a brighter future. That is exactly what we are doing at
Sangamo Club. The management team at the Club has been working tire-
lessly to improve on all levels, top to bottom. The cuisine is sublime, our
service is top notch and we are offering more special events than ever!
Now is the time to bring your friends and family and show them what
Sangamo is all about. Don’t forget about our ambassador program. In
this program, sponsoring individuals will receive $250.00 food and bev-
erage credit and another $100.00 after the new member has completed
their thirteenth month of membership. Reap these benefits while they
last! Want to be a part of a club within the Club? How would you like to
be a member of the Real Estate club, the Architects & Engineers Group,
or Insurance Roundtable? Or do you have an idea all your own? Let us
know what types of groups and activities you want to see in YOUR Club.
Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to seeing you at the Club.

We’re offering gift cards! Sangamo Club
Gift Card
Sangamo Gift Cards make for the perfect “Gift” for every-
one in your office. They are especially terrific for any friend
that is not currently a Sangamo Club member! Gift cards can
be redeemed for food and beverages at the Sangamo Club.
Any purchase over the card balance can be easily settled with
a credit card since the Club accepts credit card payment for
non-member meals!

Contact Ali Murphy [email protected] or Mary
Hall [email protected], (217) 544-1793, and they
will make out a gift card for any amount of your choice!

BE SURE TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

https://www.facebook.com/sangamoclub/

member of the month - Dr. Cynthia Sedam

After 40 years in public education, the capstone to Dr. Sedam’s career was serving
as the director of Education for Benedictine University at Springfield from 2011-
2016. From 1999-2010, Cindy was the director of Advanced Academic Services for
the Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas. She directed a variety of pro-
grams that focused on the development of academic talent in all students, includ-
ing magnet schools, Pre-AP and Advanced Placement, AVID, and gifted education.

From 1991-1999, she was the coordinator of gifted and fine arts programs for the
Williamsburg- James City County Public Schools in Virginia. While in Williams-
burg, she was a participant and subsequent Education Chair in Leadership Historic
Triangle and served on the Williamsburg Tercentenary Commission as the chair of
the education committee.

Her passion for teaching and learning developed as an educator in the Spring-
field Public Schools where she taught from 1971-1991. She was a classroom teacher
at Owen Marsh and Iles School. While at Iles, her vision for an elementary gift-
ed program was embraced by principals and teachers alike and became a reality:
first for the Southwest Quadrant and then for the entire district. Mr. Lincoln’s
hometown became her hometown as she developed relationships and fostered community partnerships that
strengthened learning opportunities for all students.
Cindy is a graduate of Texas Christian University with advanced degrees from UIS (Sangamon State) and
the University of Connecticut. She earned her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Why here? What was it about the Sangamo Club that made you become a member?

Missing favorite restaurants in Williamsburg and Fort Worth, I appreciate the attentiveness and the excel-
lent selections at the Sangamo Club.

Making Memories: What is your greatest memory at the Sangamo Club

I have many wonderful memories of dining here with family and friends: Christmas, Easter, and Mother
Day buffets, Guac Walk! and other theme related nights, use of the private dining areas for guests and special
dinners, and most recently the fun of eating and then decorating a gingerbread house. My favorite memo-
ry was dining one evening in December, seated next to the Christmas Tree, with John Olliver preparing a
delicious seafood meal especially for us. I am grateful for Jim and the warmth and professionalism he has
brought to the Club. I look forward to more people discovering the new and wonderful opportunities avail-
able at the Sangamo Club. I also enjoyed the Christmas Buffet on December 19. It was an excellent event with
a festive spirit and beautiful music!

Membership news Did you know?

Calling all sangamo club members: Is there something you would like to share
Please let us know of any new births, ecstatically proud about the sangamo club?
grandparents bragging about their grandchildren, very
Maybe it’s a fond memory, a fun fact,
proud parents of newly-engaged children, recent or a favorite menu item!
promotions, recent retirements, recent distinguished
Let us know – we want to hear from you!
awards, or anything that you would like to
share among the sangamo family!

We love our members – help us to learn more about you!


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