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Our Silent Auction is open to the public!

 

Next Monday is the Ladies Day Luncheon 2021! We are ecstatic to return this to the community.
We have exciting news for the ENTIRE COMMUNITY*… we’ve always done Silent Auctions at LDL, but this year we’re doing it online/on your phone!
 
LDL attendees will be able to see the goods in person and bid on them next week, but they, as well as everyone else, can begin bidding on the auction today!
 
We have a vacation, gift cards, children’s gifts, golf, designer bags, gifts for the dogs and so much more!
 
You must register to bid… bidding ends Monday September 13 at 1pm central time during our Ladies Day Luncheon.
 
You do not need to be present to bid or win. If you are not a LDL attendee, arrangements will need to be made after our event to receive your item. Please note, We CANNOT ship Alcohol.

 

Das Fest USA in Elkhorn!

What a fantastic weekend Das Fest USA had at the Walworth County Fairgrounds. This three-day event, originally held in Milwaukee, featured German bands, food, beer, shops, dachshunds, a carnival, and other activities.

GLWA was invited to host a number of events, including the Stein Hoisting Contest and gate welcomers, among other responsibilities. Laurie, our board member in charge of membership, did an outstanding job arranging and managing the responsibilities.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend; more will be added as they become available.

Public Newsletters Now Available Here

Every month a member newsletter gets emailed to our members, and then is also posted on our members-only area on this site. 

We are pleased to announce you can now read a public version of our newsletter here on this website. Sensitive information, some names/addresses/email addresses may be removed for privacy as well as financial information.

Read our August 2021 newsletter here:

08/2021 – August Newsletter

Ladies Day Luncheon 2021 – Tickets are on sale now!

Geneva Lake Women’s Association presents our annual Ladies Day Luncheon

Sept. 13, 2021 – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
 
11 am Wine Reception, Silent Auction, and Raffles
Noon Lunch with Cash Bar followed by Leslie Goddard in The Colorful History of the Little Black Dress.
 
In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of this fashion icon. Learn how Chanel helped dissociate black from mourning, how Audrey Hepburn helped established the LBD; and how it has been reinvented by everyone from Betty Boop to Versace.

Ticket Cost is $60 before August 1, and $75 After.
You can purchase tickets below, Ticket sales are powered by EventBrite.com
Tickets are limited.

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Visit our LADIES DAY LUNCHEON event page to purchase tickets or go to directly to EventBrite

Anchors Aweigh Summer Picnic / General Meeting was a Success

The July meeting/Annual Picnic was a success. Thank you to Laura S. for letting us use her Powers Lake home. Mother Nature held off on the rain for just long enough so that we could enjoy our time outside.

With nautical festivities, games, and fantastic entertainment, our social committee brought the Anchors Aweigh theme to life. LD’s BBQ provided delicious catering.

We talked about our upcoming Ladies Day Luncheon, the donations we’ll be making to charities and organizations, and other upcoming events.

We welcomed four new GLWA members, as well as several visitors who we hope, will become members soon. Val, Deb, Judie, and Nancy, thank you for joining us!

Julie Ann, one of our guests, was the lucky winner of the Buoys and Anchors game, winning a Happy Days-themed boat cruise with food and drinks. Congratulations!

Our next meeting will be held in August. 

GLWA Gives, 2nd Annual Tampon & Pad Drive

Welcome to our second annual Tampon & Pad drive to benefit the Walworth County Food Pantry & Diaper bank. Female hygiene items and incontinence pads are always needed in the pantry, and as a group of women, we recognize how critical this is.
 
Last year, we concentrated on male and female incontinence products. We’d like to focus more on tampons and pads this year, as they’ll be provided to high school kids whose families may not be able to purchase them and therefore the girls miss school.
 
We’ve created an Amazon wish list for donations. When you click on that link and make a purchase from that list, you will have the option of having it mailed directly to us at GLWA, where it will be delivered to the food pantry when the event is complete.
This list is located at: https://amz.run/4g7N
 
If you know a GLWA member you can also give your donation to them directly if you do not want to purchase off of Amazon, or you can message us to work out a way to get it from you. The Amazon link was not only convenient last year, but it also worked wonderfully and we would like to continue to use it.
 
Although our focus is on tampons and pads, we have still included incontinence products on that list.
 
Thank you for your assistance; we hope to outdo last year’s amazing drive! Please feel free to share this!
 

“Anchors Aweigh” GLWA Picnic / General Meeting

Please join us in your Navy-themed attire for our annual Summer Picnic & General Meeting!  GLWA members and guests are welcome.

The meeting will be held on July 12 in Genoa City (address to be provided in evite or from GLWA member)

Catering by LD’s of Twin Lakes: we will have pulled pork, pulled chicken, and all the regular barbecue fixings! The cover fee for this event is $20: $15 to cover the cost of food and beverages, with the remaining $5 as an automatic entry into our charity Buoys and Anchors game. There will be a $1 buy-in fee to continue playing the game until one winner remains. The Grand Prize is a three-hour captained and catered rockin’ 50’s theme cruise of Powers Lake! (Date and time to be determined by winner and boat owner). 

Please bring cash and a lawn chair if you can! Social hour begins at 5pm with the general meeting to follow.

Please RSVP by JULY 6th so we can give LD’s a headcount. 😊

Ladies who would like to also attend as a Guest to learn more about us, please email membership@glwa.net

GLWA Members! 
If you would like to sport some GLWA Anchors Aweigh swag, please use the Amazon links below to make your purchase! 

Tank Top $15.28 https://amz.run/4fvN

Tote Bag $15.55 https://amz.run/4fv

Premium T-Shirt $15.06 https://amz.run/4fvU

Long Sleeve T-Shirt $17.70 https://amz.run/4fvX

Sweatshirt $25.16 https://amz.run/4fva

Pullover hoodie $25.06 https://amz.run/4fvb

44th Annual Walworth County Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast

Support our local farmers and join the Walworth County Farm Bureau for their 44th Dairy Breakfast.
Enjoy Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Sausages, Milk and Orange Juice, Ice Cream, and Music!
Take a bus and tour a dairy farm.
#SupportLocalFarmers

GLWA Welcomes Its New Board Members for 2021

On April 12, 2021, the Geneva Lake Women’s Association inducted a new Board of Directors during a ceremony held at Tuscan Tavern & Grill in Lake Geneva. Former president Francesca (Missy) Sell will now serve as Parliamentarian, and Cathy Stoodley has taken the position of president.

Mardi Gras
Also elected to the board were:
Vice PresidentTreasure Sperry, SecretaryDeb Otlewis, TreasurerGeorgia Ichen, Internal DirectorMelissa Kepler, Membership ChairLaurie Hallmark

 

And an additional congratulations went to:
Treasure Sperry – New Member of the Year
Melissa Kepler – Member of the Year

Laurie Hallmark and her social committee deserve special thanks for organizing this Mardi Gras-themed dinner, as well as the personnel at Tuscans.

As our non-profit enters its 57th year of service to Greater Walworth County, GLWA looks forward to continuing to serve our friends, neighbors, and communities