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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 8:45 a.m. Cost is $20. (Tables of 8, open seating)

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.

EMPOWERMENT SPONSORS ($250): Beckman Brothers, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning; Women's Business Exchange, Women's Business Network

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS ($100): Antioch Junior Women's Club; Gurnee Community Bank; MICHE - Debbie Larker; Waukegan Woman's Club


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 2016 are:

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12

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.