Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2021 SCBWI-IL Rep & Regional Volunteer Celebration

Date(s) - 09/18/2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shaw's Crabhouse Schaumburg
1900 E Higgins Rd. - Schaumburg, Illinois 60173



Your SCBWI-Illinois Regional Team invites 
our Network Representatives & Regional Volunteers,
to a celebration to THANK YOU for your

volunteerism to our kidlit community!

 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: If you need to make changes to your response, please email Deborah Topolski.



11:00 AM — 11:15 AM    Check-In for Network Representatives, Coordinators and Chairpersons 

11:15 AM — 11:30 AM    Beverage service; please take your seats

11:30 AM — 11:40 AM    WELCOME

11:30 AM — 12:40 AM    Plated luncheon with continuing service until 2:00 PM

12:40 AM — 01:00 PM    Round-tables for Network Representatives & Regional Volunteers
Get to know your fellow volunteers
hare successes and inspirations
 questions for RT

01:00 PM — 01:30 PM    Ask Us Anything: Illinois Regional Team Members—Jenny Wagh, Cedric Gliane, Deborah Topolski

01:30 PM — 02:00 PM   Closing thanks & continuing beverage service




Selections made on day of event at table

Please indicate allergies or vegetarian (V) and gluten free (GF) to server upon ordering


Served with fresh baked Parker House rolls, Brewed Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea and Sodas


Lobster Bisque
Mixed Greens (can be GF)

Choose one plated entree upon seating.
Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables 
Maryland Style Crab Cake  
Grilled Salmon (can be GF)
Vegetarian Pasta (V)
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Grilled Fish Tacos (can be GF)

Choose among
Chocolate Cake
Key Lime Pie
Creme Brulee

RSVP through September 10
If you cannot attend for ANY reason, please email Co-Regional Advisor for a party favor! 

Attendee COVID-19 Safety Measures

—Vaccinated Network Representatives and Regional Volunteers Invited

—Self-Care Stations will be provided for all guests with masks, hand sanitizer & wipes.

—Elbow taps encouraged over hugging!

MASKS REQUIRED except while eating. UPDATE

—Do not attend if you feel ill or have a fever. Let us know you’re ill and we’ll send you a party favor.

—Review Restaurant COVID-19 Safety Measures

Party Time

MASKS REQUIRED to enter restaurant. UPDATE

—Please arrive for Check-in between 11:00 and 11:15 AM

—Luncheon begins promptly at 11:30 AM

—Free parking

—Use the SCBWI-IL Network Representative & Regional Volunteer Group to arrange ride shares.


RSVP Required

—Use the event PASSWORD emailed to all volunteers.

—If you did not receive password, email Co-Regional Advisor.

—Current Illinois Network Representative & Regional Volunteers Invited.

— With RSVP, you agree to our 2021 Event Policies

—RSVP ends on 10 September 2021 at 11:59 PM CST.


RSVP & Event Questions?: Email Deborah Topolski


Our Guests of Honor…

SCBWI-IL Network Representatives & Regional Volunteers —





Thank you for all you did to keep our members and wider kidlit communities safe, connected and engaged with opportunity since the dawn of COVID-19.

Your programming pivots and continued commitment during this time of crisis deserve a celebration!

We so appreciate your ongoing and dedicated service. Your Illinois Regional Team is honored to serve with you.

It’s our volunteers that make our Illinois Region GREAT!