• 2024 GFWC Annual Convention – Chicago, IL

    International Guest Gabriele Gfrerer of the Srithauler Goldhaubenfrauen of Austria attended the GFWC International Convention with Past Club President Alexander Lerch Gaggl. In addition there were several GFWC Woman’s Club of Pewaukee members who attended the Chicago GFWC International Convention including Past WI State President Abby Lorenz, Nancy Niedziela, and Sandy Potter.

    Pictured are Gabriele and Alexandra on the train to Chicago and First Time International Convention Attendees.

     

     

    GFWC WCP Members Attended the GFWC-WI State Conference in Brookfield, WI in May of 2024

    GFWC WCP Members Attended the Rolling Hills District Meeting in Mineral Point, WI in April of 2024

     

    GFWC WCP Members Attended the Great Lakes Region (GLR) Conference in Noblesville, IN  October 6-8, 2023

    Five members of our club attended the conference and enjoyed renewed friendship and sisterhood with other club members from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. From Left to right standing: Nancy Niedziela, Carole Brinkman, Abby Lorenz, Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, Christine Nevinski.

    Kneeling in front: Current GFWC WI State President: Nancy Dickman

     

     

     

    GFWC WI 2023 LEADS Candidate Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl Presents Her Impressions from the LEADS Training at GLR Meeting

     

    GFWC Woman’s Club of Pewaukee Crossed the Ocean and met with Members of the Spittaler Goldhaubenfrauen in Spittal/Drau, Austria, June/July 2023

     

    GFWC-WI Women Attended International Convention in Louisville, KY in June 2023

    Seven women learned all about the complex wood selection and crafting process in the famous Slugger baseball bat factory. From left to right: Nancy Niedziela, Sue Sands, Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, Terri Hudziak, Sue Schwarten, Nancy Dickman, and Abby Lorenz.

     

     

     

    Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, immediate Past President, Receives Appointment as the GFWC Wisconsin LEADS Candidate

    LEADS = Leadership, Education And Development Seminar.

    Each state in GFWC is allowed to send one candidate to this workshop at the GFWC International Convention which will be held in Louisville Kentucky in June of 2023. These are pictures of her accepting her honor and giving her thank you speech. The Woman’s Club of Pewaukee has only ever had one other LEADS winner and that was Abby Lorenz.

    Two Pewaukee High School Students Receive GFWC Woman’s Club 2022 Scholarships

    Kyle Kane and Ava Westerman were celebrated as recipients of $1250 each scholarships for their service in the Pewaukee community at the 60th Annual Kiwanis Banquet, where more than 90 students from from Pewaukee High School were honored with awards and scholarships. Pat Gallager and I had the chance to be part of the festivities and personally hand out the well-deserved appreciation.

     

    International Connection with Another Women’s Club:

    We are going to Austria! Five of our members and some members of their families will travel to Carinthia this summer and will spend time and fun with the “Goldhauben Frauen” who serve their community in similar ways as we do…. Stay tuned!

     

     

    Board of Directors (2022-2023)

     

    We Had Fun and Learned a Lot at the GFWC-WI Winterworkshop in Green Bay, WI

    Six of our members attended the GFWC-WI Winter workshop in Green Bay on February 11th, 2023.

    GFWC International President Debra Strahanoski visited us at the workshop.

    Top picture: Members of the Rolling Hills District (missing Nancy Dickman and Lora McPhillips).
    Bottom picture: Attending members of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Pewaukee

    June 2021 — Inaugural Summer Fundraiser Event:
    PAWS PLUS… Dog Walk Event

    2021 Spring Fundraiser — “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”

    Mr. Diamond and our GFWC-WI President Abby Lorenz in action!

    Our raffle and silent auction are always a success!

    The organizing committee getting ready for the event.

    Click on pictures below to magnify invitation!

    Halloween Fun Fest 2020

    GFWC-WI Fall Workshop – October 2020

    GFWC-WI Rolling Hills Spring (Actually August) 2020

    2019 Razzle Dazzle Event

    January 2020 – Women in the Military Project

    Summer Sun & “FunRaiser” August 2020

    “OVER the YEARS”

    2021 GFWC-WI State Convention, Wausau

    Click on the Committee links below for more info.

    GFWC-WI President’s Theme Emphasis Project: Mental Health Awareness – Best Overall

    Category I
    “Taking Care of Caregivers”

    Arts and Culture – Single Best Project

    Category I
    “Doing Art Together” (Glass fusion workshop)

    Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO)

    Category I – Single Best
    Five club members reported on 189 books with 2,640 hours. One new Pledge Level Candidate.

    Individual Awards:
    Barb Butler:                         Fulfilled the requirements for Member Level
    Nancy Niedziela:               Fulfilled the requirements for 2nd Century Level
    Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl: Fulfilled the requirements for Pledge Level

     

    2020 GFWC-WI State Convention Awards

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    Conservation – Best Overall Project Award

    Category I – Clubs with 30 or more members
    5 projects, 24 members, $4,000 donated

     

    Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO)

    Category I – Best Overall Winner
    Most Books Read in 2019: 144 books, 959.55 hours

    Individual Awards:
    Barb Butler:
              Fulfilled the requirements for Pledge Level
    Mary Dietz:           Fulfilled the requirements for Member Level
    Fran Holloway:    Fulfilled the requirements fro ESP Star Level
    Nancy Niedziela: Fulfilled the requirements for Torch Level and 1st Century Level

    Public Issues – Best Single Project

    Category I – Clubs with 30 and more members
    “Bell Tower Memorial Project”

    GFWC WCP  Learns About Beekeeping

    On April 18th, 2019 the Chair of the Conservation Committee of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Pewaukee, Dr. Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, talked about her experiences as a honeybee keeper in Waukesha County. She started raising bees in 2016 and has since shared her expertise with other bee and pollinator enthusiasts.
    Her presentation drew a full circle of beekeeping history, from honey bee keeping in Ancient Egypt to honey gatherers in today’s Himalayan region. The audience also learned about the social structure of a bee colony and was introduced to highly complex bee brain structures, their behavior, and current scientific bee studies.

    The presentation finished with a sweet treat of last year’s honey harvest.

    A big Thank You goes to the Ellenbecker Investment Group in Pewaukee who provided their wonderful Education Center for this event.