From the President...

Happy 2017! May this be a very fine year for all UNL Women’s Club members.

What a fantastic fall of UNLWC activities we all enjoyed. It began in September with the
marvelous Welcome at the home of University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds and
his wife Susie. Susie Bounds was a most gracious hostess.

October gave us a head start on Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial with our viewing of Willa
Cather’s home and many other historic sites in Red Cloud. We enjoyed lunch in the Opera
house, and shopping in the Gift Shop. Kay Rockwell, Meredith McGowan, and Joyce
Besch organized this tour.

The Fall Brunch was a delightful time at The Landing with a delicious meal and musical
entertainment. Beth Goble and Mary Schkade planned this annual brunch.

Debby Raddatz-Portnoy and Kelly Powell, with the help of others, spearheaded the
UNLWC Christmas Tree for the Heritage League’s Holiday of Trees in December. This
was a fun way to reach out to the public about UNLWC while also giving back to our

Each Interest Group had many opportunities to gather together and enjoy
friendship with a favorite activity. Interest Group leaders are sincerely appreciated.

Now it is time to look forward to 2017. The first Board meeting of 2017 will be
January 25th, followed by a luncheon honoring the UNLWC Interest Group Leaders.
Rhonda Obermeier is organizing this event for Board Members and Interest Group

February 8th is a joint Program and Fund Raiser for all our members. Carol Rundquist
has a most enjoyable program planned. The Fund Raising Committee will give UNLWC
members the opportunity to purchase silver serving pieces from the UNLWC collection.
All proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Theresa Cornelius is Fund Raising Chairperson.

In March, we will have another excellent program for our members. Carol Rundquist is
again planning this event. Additional information is in this newsletter.

April offers UNLWC members the opportunity to meet and enjoy each other’s friendship
at our annual Spring Luncheon. Mary Beth Shomos is chairperson for this delightful time
at the Country Club of Lincoln. It is also the time when UNLWC members vote on the
new officers for the 2017-2018 Year. Another highlight of this event is the Silent Auction
Fund Raiser. The drawing for the quilt will occur. All proceeds will go to our scholarship
fund. Among the guests who will join us are some of our UNL scholarship students.

What a splendid winter and spring UNLWC members have to look forward to!


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