Member Organization Information
American Association of University Women – Waukegan Area Branch promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Members must have an associates degree or higher. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. www.aauw.org.
The Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County The Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (AWALC) was founded more than 25 years ago by women who were pioneers in the legal profession. Over the years, AWALC has substantially grown through the efforts of the Board and the support of the current members. Our organization consists of lawyers, judges, and other Legal professionals throughout Lake County and neighboring counties. AWALC has a monthly lunch meeting on the first Wednesday of each month with dynamic speakers, a forum for announcements and updates, and opportunities for networking. In addition, we have a summer event, a winter holiday party, and biennial ethics and continuing legal education seminars. http://www.awalc.org
Alpha Nu Chapter, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International is a professional honor society of top women educators from around the world promoting excellence in education. Established in 1929, Delta Kappa Gamma is just for women and provides members with valuable professional and growth opportunities, including leadership development. Alpha Nu Chapter supports literacy with grants and working with joint projects with local church and community agencies. They collect school supplies for Literacy Volunteers of Lake County's adult education programs and children's books programs.
Altrusa International of Lake County is a member of Altrusa International, an association of professional women and men who volunteer their energies and expertise in projects dedicated to community betterment. Altrusa is also a community service organization that espouses volunteerism, service and fights for literacy and against AIDS. Assistance is given to projects emphasizing literacy through the Altrusa International Foundation.
The Aux Plaines Chapter 99s is a member of the international organization of licensed women pilots from 35 countries. It is a non-profit, charitable membership corporation holding 501(c)(3) US tax status. Although there are other female pilot organizations in various states and nations, virtually all women of achievement in aviation have been or are members of The Ninety-Nines. Its purpose is to engage in strictly educational, charitable, and/or scientific activities and purposes and particularly to promote aeronautical science by such means as is not inconsistent with the educational, charitable and scientific purposes of the corporation.
Beta Sigma Phi International is a non-academic sorority with 200,000 members in chapters around the world. Founded in Abilene, Kansas in 1931 by Walter W. Ross, the organization has spread to every state of the United States, to every Canadian province and to 30 other countries. The sorority was founded for the social, cultural and civic enrichment of its members. Donations of approximately $1 million have been made to medical research and treatment and to such institutions as homes for children. Beta Sigma Phi is not a secret society. The Greek letters of its name represent Life, Learning and Friendship, which is the organization's motto.
Church Women United, of which Waukegan Area Church Women United is a part, is a national, ecumenical movement that brings Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women together into one community of prayer, advocacy and service. Membership in CWU is open to all Christian women who wish to manifest their unity and express the ecumenical dimensions of their faith and work. Women of all racial, ethnic and other diversities are welcome. Three celebrations are held each year. The Board is made up of representatives of member churches.
League of Women Voters of Lake County (LWVLC) is an Inter-League Organization (ILO) organized to promote the purposes of the League and to take action on county governmental matters. LWVLC members include members-at-large of the LWVIL residing in Lake County and members enrolled in each of the six local Leagues: Deerfield Area, Highland Park, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, Libertyville-Mundelein Area and Waukegan-Zion area. The League is a volunteer organization that is nonpartisan and never supports or opposes any political party or candidate. The League does take action, however, on governmental issues that it has thoroughly studied and on which it has reached general agreement. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to any person who subscribes to the purposes and policy of the League. Local membership automatically enrolls the member in the county, state and national leagues.
Waukegan Woman's Club was founded in 1894. The first President was Mrs. A.C. Fischer. Our Club became Federated in 1896 and Federal National in 1912. The object of Waukegan Woman's Club are mutual improvement, united effort toward higher individual and civic improvement and shall be charitable as defined by section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our present President is Chris Smith.
The Women’s Business Exchange helps area women promote their businesses in a non-competitive atmosphere and share experiences with professionals from all walks of life. Our members are a collection of business women from many fields. We are non-competitive, so only one company from each industry can be represented. We currently have representatives from many areas. Our meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month. We meet for breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Jesse Oaks Restaurant at 18490 W. Old Gages Lake Road in Gages Lake. For further information visit our website: www.wbe-il.com.
Lake County Women Interested in Government (WINGS) was organized in 1986 for the purpose of encouraging women to seek elective and appointive office at all levels of government, to educate women about leadership roles and the political process, to promote their participation in public affairs, to afford a forum for women to address appropriate issues, to stimulate research about women and their role in and impact on governmental issues and women's political participation. WINGS holds three brunch meetings a year. We meet in May for our annual meeting, October and February. Plan to come and meet a great group of women with similar interests.
Past President's Club of the 10th District IL, GFWC The General Federation of Women's Clubs, one of the world's largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations, was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.
Women’s Business Network members come together as resources for each other by providing a network of referrals, personal introductions, leads and business discussions in order to promote commerce and generate professional ties and friendship. WBN is an open group for all women whose attendance would be mutually beneficial. Members are comprised of home based businesses as well as small businesses and corporate representatives. www.wbnlakecounty.org
The YWCA LAKE COUNTY is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Lake County has been serving women, girls and families since 1922. YWCA core program services ensure that women, girls and their families have access to affordable, quality education and training, child care, healthcare and leadership development that support economic advancement. 22,000 women and girls benefit annually from YWCA core programs: Women’s Economic Advancement, Parent Services/Family Management, Women & Girls’ Health, Youth Development/After School Programs. www.ywcalakecounty.org or call 847-662-4247.
Zion Woman's Club is part of The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). GFWC is one of the world's largest and oldest women's volunteer service organizations. As part of this great organization, we support the arts, preserve natural resources, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, stress civic involvement, and work towards peace and understanding. In order to do these things we host several fund raising events annually. In the fall we plan a Ladies Night Out Bunco Dinner Party with raffles, and silent auctions. Our spring efforts include a luncheon with the Zion Conservatory of Music, including a concert, performances by some students and silent auction. All the monies raised at these events are given to support art camp scholarships, education scholarships and numerous local charity organizations.