Pekin Area Chapter 2019 Meeeting Dates and Times

All scheduled meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month.   Unless otherwise noted.    All times at 7:00 P.M.      Located at the Pekin Hospital Lower Level Conference Room.               600 S.  13th St.,  Pekin, IL  61554

National Website:  www.compassionatefriends.org 
Pekin Chapter Website:   www.tcfpekin.com    
Pekin Chapter E-Mail: tcfpekin@yahoo.com 
Pekin Chapter Voice Mail Number: 309-352-6000 

​January 4th, 2018 "Our plans for the the New Year" and Open Discussion
FEBRUARY 1st, 2018  "Ask It Basket"
MARCH 1st, 2018  "Open Discussion"  Special Guest: Willie Nichols of Memorial Pics
APRIL 5th, 2018  "My Hope Would Be"
MAY 3rd, 2018   Mother's Day Program by Kim Eudaily  "Tears"
JUNE 7th, 2018   Father's Day Program by Mike Schmied "The Toolbox of Grief"
June 24, 2018  Annual Dove Release   1:00 PM
JULY 5, 2018  Regular Meeting Open Discussion and Sharing 4th of July Memories of your child. 
July 27 - 29, 2018:  41st TCF National Conference in St. Louis MO  "Gateway to  Hope and Healing"
August 2nd, 2018  Regular Meeting  Annual Wreath Release.  Meet at Pekin Hospital first then we'll go to the Illinois River. 
September 6, 2018,  Regular Meeting, Butterfly Release, and Nat'l Conference Reporting
October 1st, 2018, Monday,  Butterfly Mem. Ornament forms due 
October 4th, 2018,   Pekin Chapter's 32nd Anniversary  "Celebrating Our Children"  Please bring of Photo of your child to share.
November 1st, 2018,  Regular Meeting, "How to get through the Holidays".
Nov. 24, 2018, Saturday,  Hanging the Butterfly Ornaments, 9:00AM Sharp 
Coal Car Drive, Mineral Springs Park, Pekin 
December 6th, 2018,  Annual "Children's Remembrance Program"  Please bring a photo of your child and 2 doz cookies.  Chapter Raffle starts at 7:00PM.
December 9th, 2018,  Sunday,  "World Wide Candle Lighting",  Pekin Mineral Springs Park Pavilion,  Harp Music starts at 5:30.  Program starts at 6:00PM.
Please bring a photo of your child.  Family & friends are welcome to attend.

2019 Meetings

Jan. 3rd, 2019
"Our Plans for the New Year" and Open Discussion

Feb. 7th, 2019
Regular Meeting

March 7th, 2019
"Emoji me" and Open Discussion

April 4th, 2019
"Memories of Spring" and Open Discussion
Members are welcome to share special memories. 

July 19 - 21, 2019     42nd TCF National Conference Rings Out in Philadelphia

Pekin's Mineral Springs Park & Lagoon.
Caddy-corner across from the Hospital where we have our Monthly Meetings on 13th Street. 
Please Note Love Gift Change of Address: 
The Compassionate Friends #1525
106 Dillon Road
Marquette Heights, IL 61554