March 7, 2020
Women's History Month Celebrating 100 years after the Passage of the 19th Amendment & 25 years for Lake County Women's Coalition
Registration began at 10:00 a.m. - Plated lunch served at 11:00 a.m. Plated meal included choice of Chicken, Vegetarian or Vegan, plus bread & butter, salad, vegetable, potato, dessert & beverage.
Wedgewood at Midlane, 4555 W. Yorkhouse Road - Wadsworth, IL 60083 Cost for the brunch was $28 per person.
There was a raffle to support Lake County Women's Coalition Scholarship Fund at CLC.
Honoring Valiant Women of the Vote in Lake County
This year’s honorees have enhanced the status and prominence of women in a positive and meaningful way in Lake County. These valiant women have challenged us to embrace women’s suffrage and women’s rights, to be significant members of society, to promote the common good, and they are the unsung heroes that live amongst us.
Judy Armstrong was honored by Lake County WINGS
Adeline Geo-Karis (posthumously) was honored by GFWC Antioch Junior Women’s Club
Willard Helander was honored by The Association of Woman Attorneys of Lake County
Rosemary Kauth was honored by GFWC Zion Woman’s Club
Jane Leonowitz was honored by Waukegan Women’s City Club
Katherine Rothwell-Francis was honored by GFWC Waukegan Woman’s Club
Sally Zeit was honored by AAUW Waukegan Area Branch
Keynote Speaker: Holly Kim, Lake County Treasurer
The first Korean American woman elected in the state of Illinois, Holly Kim attributes her independent streak to her great-grandmother who was unique - a woman fighter in the Korean rebellion with Kim Koo.
Continuing a legacy of advancing the people, Holly worked her way through college earning a degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Spanish and Latin American Studies while volunteering for citizenship workshops through Congressman Gutierrez. As a community organizer, she protested for fair wages, led candlelight vigils, and hosted a peace walk to address the tension between community and police.
In 2013, Holly was elected trustee of Mundelein, IL. Her values reflected the hard work ethic and pro-business stance stemmed from a father who was president of the Jaycees and chamber of commerce. She ran for Mayor of her town and although that election escaped her by 5 votes- a reminder that every vote matters!- she believes in perseverance and next year won her election asLake County Treasurer.
THANK YOU to our SPONSORS!
Assn. of Women Attorneys of Lake County
The Clay Family
Women’s Business Exchange
Women’s Business Network
MAKING AN IMPACT SPONSORS
GFWC Antioch Junior Woman’s Club
GFWC Waukegan Woman’s Club
Kirsten’s Hope Scholarship Fund
Photographer Kristen Cashmore
LCWC Steering Committee
YWCA Lake County
Special thanks to Office Center of Gurnee for printing the programs