From the President...

A Grand and Glorious 2017 is wished to all UNLW Club members and your families.

The 2017 UNL Women’s Club was officially begun with our first Board meeting on January 25th. This was held at the Country Club of Lincoln, followed by a luncheon to honor our Interest Group Chairpersons. A big “Tip of the Hat” to all our Interest Group leaders. You are appreciated.

We had the great pleasure to have Jane Green, wife of our UNL Chancellor Ron Green, join us at both the Board meeting and the luncheon.  A special Thank You to Rhonda Obermeier and the Chancellor’s Office for organizing this event. 

UNLWC has many opportunities planned for the winter and spring of 2017.  It is my hope that you will be able to participate in many of them.  Of course, the Interest Groups each have their own activities for members to enjoy. Following are the events for all UNLWC members to participate in this winter and spring:

 February 8thGeneral Meeting and Tea at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 8300 East Point Road at 1:00 p.m. Program will be “Top it Off . . . the History of Hats” by Susan McLain, Yesterday’s Lady. Pieces of the silver collection from UNL Women’s Club will be available for silent auction. All proceeds will go to our UNLWC University of Nebraska Lincoln student scholarship fund. Thank you to Carol Rundquist, Programs Chairperson, and to Theresa Cornelius, Fund Raising Chairperson, for organizing this event.  RSVP to Carol by February 2nd at carol_rundquist@hotmail.com or call 402-488-0871. Hat wearing is welcome!  Susan’s presentation is made possible by Humanities of Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and UNL Women’s Club.

 March 8th: General Meeting at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S.14th St at 1:00 p.m.  The Program will be “What’s New at the Library” presented by Lincoln Public Libraries Director, Pat Leach. RSVP by Marh 3rd to Carol Rundquist at carol_rundquist@hotmail.com or call 402-488-0871. Thank you to Carol for organizing this special event for UNLWC members.

 April 5th: Spring Luncheon and Style Show at the Country Club of Lincoln at 11:30 a.m. The theme is “Celebrate Spring”. There will be a style show with fashions presented by Meghan Ehrke, owner of Select Style, 3945 48th Street in Lincoln.  There will also be a silent auction and the quilt raffle of “International Sue”, the quilt created by our own “Piece Makers” Interest Group. All proceeds go to our student scholarship fund. There will also be election of our 2017-2018 UNL Women’s Club officers. This is a favorite event of many of our UNLWC members. Thank you to Mary Beth Shomos and committee for organizing this highlight event of spring. The registration form is available in the January, 2017 UNLWC newsletter. 

I look forward to seeing many of you at each one of these delightful events for UNLWC members.

 Ivette Bender

UNLWC President, 2016-2017


Calendar of Events

A calendar of upcoming meetings, fundraising activities, and special events is published in each newsletter


January 25, 2017    Interest Group Luncheon, The Country Club of Lincoln

February 8, 2017   General Meeting, Afternoon Tea, 1-3pm  Susan McLain, Yesterday’s Lady,  “To Top it Off…the History of Hats.”

March 8, 2017    General Meeting 1pm, "What's New at the Library" Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.

April 5, 2017    Spring Luncheon and Stye Show at the Country Club of Lincoln, 11:30am