Women's Division of Oshkosh Area, Inc. - Newsletter


Upcoming Events:

  • July 10...Backlot Comedy House fundraiser
  • July 15th - 5:30 social hour - 6:30 dinner - Quarterly Meeting at Kodiak Jack's
  • July 17...Work Waterfest
  • July 26...Work Waterfest
  • Nov. 14 & 15…Younkers Community Days
  • November 18...Style Show

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July Newsletter

The July Quarterly Meeting committee want all of our members and guests to be safe
from harm! That’s why Sherry Belling, Judy Britton, Lynne Messerschmidt, Sue
Reinhardt, and Linda Verwiel asked Lieutenant Steve Verwiel from the Winnebago
County Sheriff’s Department to come to our meeting and give us some tips on
“Personal Safety in Today’s World”.
We will also meet our high school scholarship winners.
Please come to our July meeting on Tuesday, July 15, at Kodiak Jack’s beginning at
5:30 p.m. for a social hour; enjoy a delicious dinner at 6:30 p.m. Your choices being
offered are:
# 1 Baked haddock w/baked potato
# 2 A 7 oz. sirloin w/baked potato
# 3 A 6 oz. boneless pork chop w/sweet potato
# 4 Chicken fettuccini Alfredo
All dinners will include soup & salad bar, homemade bread, coffee, and a delicious
dessert…..all for only $15!
# of meals at $15 ea.:..…………………………………………
Meal choice/s: # .……………………………………………..
Amount enclosed: ……………………………………………...

Laugh Out Loud & Support Our Scholarship Fund!
F u n d r a i s e r !
WHEN: Thursday, July 10, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. show
WHERE: Backlot Comedy House, 424 N Main in Oshkosh
COST: $10 per person ($6 of each ticket will go to the Women’s Division)
TICKETS: Limited Seating!!! Reserve tickets by calling 920-479- 6023 (Note: This is an over age 21 show)
Kyla Morris, a new member and owner of the Backlot Comedy House, graciously offered to host a charity fundraiser night for the Women’s Division. Please spread the word and get your tickets for a night of laughter for a good cause!


Please send your 2014 dues of $15 to Cindy Knaggs, 2406 Hickory Lane, Oshkosh 54901

Fall Style Show

We had a wonderful turn out. Thanks to everyone that came out to support.

Please send any questions you have to Jaye Roeming at 2350 Kincaid Ave., Oshkosh 54904 or e-mail jlroeming@gmail.com







From Gloria Miller and Sherry Bellin, co-chairs for our annual brat fry fundraiser: “A big thank you to all who showed up on time for their shifts, the amazing team work on each shift, and the hard work that made this fundraiser a big success….in spite of the not-so-great weather! It was also a fun time with more than a few laughs!”
A few comments that were heard during the brat fry:
“Brat me!”
“Nice buns Gloria.”
“I don’t want to buy anything, I just want to donate to your organization.”
“Oh no! There is a hot dog in here that wants to be a brat!”
“What is the Women’s Division?”
“Thank you for stopping!!”


Waterfest Needs Our Help!
The Women’s Division has 2 opportunities to work at Waterfest:
Thursday, July 17 (Smash Mouth & Uncle Kracker)
Saturday, July 26 (Ted Nugent)
Please contact Linda Rhode at 231-9463 if you can help with either or both dates!



Miss Oshkosh 2014, Samantha Pech and Miss Oshkosh's Outstanding Teen 2014, Deagan Maki

Appearances by Miss Oshkosh, Samantha Pech
July 4...4th of July Parade. Come and cheer Samee and Deagan
July 22...C.P. Benefit Golf Outing at the Oshkosh Country Club
July 22...Boy’s and Girl’s Club; Samee will be speaking to the young girls
Samee will be in California for a dance seminar in July

If you would like to have Miss Oshkosh appear at your event, please contact Gert Schultz at 235-5068 or Miss Oshkosh Outstanding Teen, please contact Michelle Hammett at 920-252- 2634.

Miss Wisconsin Pageant News:
There were many talented young ladies who competed in this year’s Miss Wisconsin Pageant…...Samee did a wonderful job representing Oshkosh!

Tosha and Leah did an outstanding job on directing the pageant!
Chelsey Wasielewski, Miss Oshkosh in 2013, became first runner-up to Miss Wisconsin...we are very proud of her!

DON’T FORGET: You can see photos of past Miss Oshkosh’s as well as info about the activities of the Women’s Division by going to: http://www.missoshkosh.com/womens_division.htm

Name Badges

Anyone wishing to order a name badge, please contact Mary Berger at 233-1411. We have special pricing at $6.50 each if we order at least three at a time. They are nice badges with the magnetic backing. It is professional looking and shows we mean business when we are working one of our fundraisers and are wearing our name badge.

All members and extra volunteers are encouraged to wear a Women’s Division t-shirt while working some of our summer fundraisers. Sizes L, XL, and 2XL are available at no charge. The t-shirts are part of our publicity efforts to let everyone know who we are while we are working. Please contact Sherry Bellin at 303-1462 or sebellin@sbcglobal.net




Darlene Darrow, Mary Berger, Gordy Lund, Mary Lou Lewis, Joan Lowe, Betty Litjens, Pearl Scheller, and Karen Rees.

Happy Birthday Ladies!




Always be on the lookout for potential new members who would be willing to work on projects for the good causes we support!


NOTICE: DUES are now $15.00

Please return your dues and application form to:
P.O. BOX 3401
OSHKOSH, WI 54903-3401

Name: ___________________________________________________________________________
City/zip: _________________________________________________________________________
Birth month/day:___________________________________________________________________
Phone: home:________________work:_________________cell:_____________________________
Email: home:_________________________________work:_________________________________
I would like to serve on the following committee(s):
Audit___ Brat Stand___ Budget____
Charity___ Constitution___ Membership______
Newsletter___ Nominating___ Miss Oshkosh_____
Publicity___ Board member____ Reservations/Calling_______
Sunshine___ Scholarship___ Waterfest____
Adopt A Family______
I am available as a speaker/program ____________________________________________________
My interest and hobbies include________________________________________________________
I would like to make the following suggestions: ________________________________________


Congratulations Gordy!
Gordy Lund was recognized for her 50 years of volunteer service with the Miss America organization!
We are so lucky to have you in the Women’s Division as well Gordy!


If you know of any of our members who could use a card expressing our sympathy, congratulations, encouragement or just good wishes, please contact Gert Schultz at 235-5068.




Future Board Meetings:


If you are unable to attend, please contact
Judy Britton, 235-2548.




Any event that members of the Women’s Division sponsors is an opportunity to tell the public who we are and the important work that we do. We ask that if you are working at one of the events, that you wear the T-shirt and /or the name tag. If you do not have them, please order as soon as you can by contacting Sherry Bellin at 303-1462. (T-shirts are in lady's sizes).



Photo Gallery Links



Photo Gallery 2008/2009 - Click here

Photo Gallery 2010 - Click here

Board of Directors

Judy Britton
Term: 12/31/2013


Vice President:
Marilyn McCormick
Term: 12/31/2015


Joyce Pollnow
Term: 12/31/2015
Sue Geffers
Term: 12/31/2014


Denise Griedl
Term: 12/31/14


Board Members

Rose Metz
Term: 12/31/2015

Mary Westphal
Term: 12/31/2014


Nancy Crha
Term: 12/31/2016


Committee Chairpersons

Adopt a Family:

Gloria Miller 235-1914
Mary Berger 233-1411
*collects cash donations and distributes Christmas gifts to a family(s) in need. Program through Salvation Army


Karen Rees 235-2844
Pat Saft 231-6128
*Performs an annual audit of all accounts

Brat Fry:

Gloria Miller, 235-1914
Sherry Bellin, 303-1462
*Organizes and schedules brat fry’s with Pick ‘n Save and members


Joyce Pollnow 688-2661
*Prepares annual year end budget report


Linda Verwiel 231-4213 or jlverwiel@yahoo.com
*Prepares newsletter to membership

Charities Awards:

Denise Griedl 426-4912 or 232-2260


Carol Reigh 231-6599
*Gathers all changes in Constitution, Policies or Procedures and prepares an annual update to be presented to the membership at the annual meeting



Carol Krueger 582-8634


Cindy Knaggs 235-5180
Co-Chairman: Cathy Steinert 426-2167
*Maintains membership

Miss Oshkosh Pageant:

Chairman: Gert Schultz 235-5068
Co-Chairman: Gordy Lund 231-2282
Co-Chairman: Marilyn McCormick 233-0222

Nominating Committee:

Co-Chairs: Joyce Pollnow 688-2661/420-2403,
Jaye Roeming 233-5712, Judy Britton 379-1446/235-2548


Sherry Bellin 303-1462
Linda Verwiel 231-4213
Karen Herrman (Web site) 216-2608
*Contacts newspaper on upcoming events


Karen Rees 235-2844
*Receives reservations/money for Quarterly Meetings


Co-Chair: Nancy Crha 233-4016
Co-Chair: Jaye Roeming 233-5712

Style Show:

Co-chairs: Joyce Pollnow 688-2661, Mary Berger 233-1411
*Organizes the annual fall style show
Style Show Budget: Gordy Lund 231-2282
*Prepares and maintains fund-raiser budget


Gert Schultz 235-5068
*Gathers information regarding members and gives report to the board for the newsletter


Linda Rhode 231-9463
*Schedules date(s) with Waterfest Committee and Organizes sign up for volunteers at front gate and parking lot.



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The Women’s Division of Oshkosh Area, Inc., is committed to supporting our community, charities and citizens. 


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