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Welcome to Lake County Women's Coalition



Lake County Women Who Made History

All Coalition organization members and their guests are invited to attend the Annual Brunch to be held at Bonnie Brook Golf Course, 2800 N. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $20.

The theme this year is Working Hard to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.

Our keynote speaker is Annette Baldwin who, in portraying Jane Addams, exhibits the distinguished humanitarian’s warmth, strength of character, and her extraordinary ability to effect social change in America. Addams’ struggle to find a meaningful purpose is illuminated, and as the story progresses, we discover some of the experiences which helped Addams find the direction she longed for.

The Women's History Month celebration is important to the mission of the Lake County Women's Coalition as it is our only fundraiser for the year to support our Scholarship fund. The scholarship awardees will be invited to attend.


The Lake County Women's Coalition Steering Committee members only meet at 9 a.m. at the Gurnee Community Bank, 675 O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL.

Scheduled meetings for 2015 are:

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 11 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON at The Chocolate Sanctuary, 11:15 a.m.

September 10, 2015

Dear Lake County Women's Coalition,

My final class at the College of Lake County wrapped up at the end of July and last week I received my Associate in Arts degree.

As a 2013-14 recipient of the Lake County Women’s Coalition Scholarship, I hope to share this update with its members. Along the way, the daily duties weighing upon me and fellow mature students can make our educational goals seem out of reach. These scholarships mean more than dollars — they offer encouragement that helps us push forward when we want to stop. Please send my thanks to the membership, again, for doing that for me.

I am now two weeks into Southern Illinois University’s Workplace Education and Development program and looking forward to receiving my Bachelor of Science!

Have a wonderful day.

Tracy Castro


The mission of the Lake County Women’s Coalition is to continue the pursuit of equality that brought forth the ratification of the 19th Amendment through perseverance, integrity, and commitment; celebrate the accomplishments of women; and encourage women in their educational endeavors.