About Us

The Happy Old Guys (HOGs) group was formed by senior men who want more out of life now.  Each member enjoys new camaraderie and individual growth, through the experience of diversified group activities.  Based in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, the non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization is open to those who are no longer fully committed to work.

Started in July 2010, we meet the second Wednesday of each month at a Buffalo Grove area restaurant for lunch where we plan upcoming events.  Many of our meetings also include guest speakers.  HOGs special events include a broad range of tours, speakers and special events..

Tours and special events include:
Chicago financial exchanges and Federal Reserve
Wisconsin’s Harley Davidson factory and Museum
BMW golf tournament
Bandits women’s softball
Chicago Outfit roller derby
Tech toys presentations from Apple and Samsung
War Museum at Cantigny Park
Segway tour of Millennium Park
Architecture boat tour
Bar-B-Q and cooking lessons at Sunset Foods
Annual dinner gala including spouses/significant other
Tesla test drives
Chicago Holocaust Museum

Luncheon guest speakers have included:
John “Bulldog” Drummond, CBS reporter
Holocaust survivor
A Tuskegee Airman
Jeff Dickerson, ESPN, analyst following Chicago Bears
Author Bob Schwartz, Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog
Les Grobstein, baseball sports reporter, SCORE radio
Paul Green, Roosevelt University, political science professor, WGN Radio commentator

Sports events include:
Weekly golf group
Pool, ping pong and darts
Annual Lake Michigan fishing derby
Annual miniature golf tourney
Annual seniors’ day at Arlington Park
White Sox and Cubs games
Casino trips
Poker group

Travel is a key component of HOGs.  We have held two and three-day road trips to the following locations:
Springfield
Galena
Milwaukee
Madison, WI and House on the Rock

Events are planned and implemented by our members themselves.  Your attendance at every event isn’t required.  Just do “what you like.”  To join HOGs, all you need is the desire to participate and have fun and an active email address.  Some events also include spouses/guests.  Annual dues are $100, which pays for incidentals and our major Member’s gala each year.  Interested individuals can learn more about HOGs by attending our next monthly meeting as shown on the calendar.  Or you can email us on our “contact us page.”

Enjoy your golden years with guys who want to share the fun and excitement of an active retirement.

If you are interested, please contact us on our “Contact Us” page.

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