Fall 2011


Murder, Mayhem, and Money
(not to mention sex) at the

Tuesday, October 25, 5:30-8:30pm
Iwan Ries Lounge, 19 South Wabash, 2d floor

Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion and more cocktails.     $40 includes drinks, two cigars, and sandwiches. 
Reservations are required.

From Joyce's new book:  "
The pits are not always filled with vipers. My name is Joyce Selander and I am the first woman to physically trade financial Futures in the pits at the Chicago Board of Trade.  At barely 5'5", 110 pounds dripping wet, I went into physical, hand-to-hand financial combat everyday for thirteen years. Standing - or trying to stand - toe-to-toe with five hundred shouting, sweating, testosterone hyped male traders (and 1500 frantic clerks!) all driven by ambition, need, greed, love, and sometimes, desperation.  Some days  I would leave the floor mentally bruised, physically black and blue, and fighting tears. Even when I exited the building, I was still in the pits - down on the days I lost thousands, up on the days when the market went my way in stride with my amazing life. Through my work I met diplomats and US presidents; dated secret service agents; saw murder, mayhem, a personal plot to overthrow the Taliban, 911 and everything in between including remarkable kindness and grace under pressure which helped when I was faced with the loss of friends due to stress, drugs, and greed.  So join me on this incredible adventure which started when smoking was permitted in the pits but women were not."

Ms. Selander will tell stories from the pits and sign copies of her new book, Joyce, Queen of the Mountain.

C B O T Building

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov 8
To be Announced.
 Iwan Ries Lounge,

19 S. Wabash.

Thursday, Dec 1
To be Announced.
 Iwan Ries Lounge,

19 S. Wabash.

Tuesday, Dec 13
Scott Stantis
on the
Art of Editorializing.
 Iwan Ries Lounge,

19 S. Wabash.

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.