Our SCI chapter has over 40 members and we welcome newcomers.

The Meister Steiner Chapter was established in the late 1970s in the Chicago area. We are proud to say that our membership includes an SCI-acknowledged Master Steinologist, as well as recipients of the Editor’s Award and the Jack Heimann Service Award. So we are blessed to have knowledgeable members who willingly share their expertise with us.

Throughout the years we have hosted three national conventions.

We meet four times a year somewhere in Illinois and occasionally combine meetings with our neighboring chapters in Wisconsin (Milwaukee area), Missouri (St. Louis area) and Indiana. Meetings are held in the homes of various members or at local restaurants. The highlight of each meeting is a featured presentation on an area of stein collecting. SCI funding enables us, once a year, to invite a guest SCI stein expert to travel to our meeting and further enhance our stein knowledge. The other three meetings during the year also have a guest speaker. Many of our members, although not yet Master Steinologists, share their expertise on steins in their well and thoughtfully prepared presentations. There is always a stein sale table for members to sell or exchange steins. Additionally, members or attendees are encouraged to bring steins for either show-and-tell or member evaluation.

If you reside in this area and would like more information about joining our chapter, please contact us. Or, if you are planning to visit the area, please feel free to attend one of our meetings.

To find out more about us, contact:  Jack Strand at nlstrand@sbcglobal.net

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