FLOS Volunteer Happy Hour!

FLOS Volunteer Happy Hour

FLOS Volunteer Happy Hour


Tuesday, April 2, 2019


The Chew Chew Cafe



At the end of 2018, a survey was sent out to those who’ve attended Olmsted Society events (members and non-members) and covered all aspects of our outreach: from Workdays to Walking Tours, from Lectures to our annual Poetry Contest, and even our larger fundraisers like the Hopstop and the Housewalks. The response was overwhelming. The vast majority of respondents shared a common bond of living in the wonderful Village of Riverside and provided input into how the Olmsted Society can best serve our community.

Several themes arose from your survey responses, including a desire to know more about what we do and an interest in finding out how someone living in Riverside can get involved with our many events. There was also significant interest in having more opportunities to gather with other members of the Olmsted Society outside of our Annual Meeting. To this end, we have decided to host a FLOS Volunteer Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30 at the Chew Chew Cafe. All are invited! Members of the FLOS Board will be on hand to meet and greet all who attend, and our Committee chairs will have information available for the numerous outreach programs offered by FLOS including:

  • Hopstop and Housewalk — In recognition of the Village’s Sesquicentennial, The Olmsted Society will combine our annual Hopstop craft beer festival with a special South Division Housewalk to feature some of the Masterworks of Riverside’s architecture.
  • Education and Tours — Provides guided walking tours of Riverside at 2 PM on the last Sunday of the month (May through October) and group tours by special arrangement, sponsors lectures and tours for students in Riverside schools; funds special projects related to botany and landscaping.
  • Landscape — Helps maintain Riverside parks, works with community groups to enhance riverfront, sponsors Olmsted portion of the co-op tree-planting program and provides landscape tours.
  • Membership/Media — Recruits members, maintains membership listing, communicates with members regarding Society’s activities. This includes work on our website, social media and print media including our quarterly Newsletter.
  • Poetry Contest — Builds and maintains social outreach through our annual student poetry contest and summer Poetry Reading at the Brookfield Zoo.
  • Fourth of July — Community outreach through participation in the Village’s Fourth of July events.

So please join us for a drink and a chance to say hello and learn more about the Olmsted Society. Members and non-members welcome!