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


Upcoming Events:

  • September 6th - Downtown Oshkosh Chalkwalk - Ice Cream Social
  • Nov. 14 & 15 - Younkers Community Days
  • November 18 - Style Show

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September Newsletter

Scoops for Scholarships!
A first time endeavor, this fundraiser for the Women’s Division will be an ice cream booth in the Grand Opera Square on Saturday, September 6. We will be selling dishes of ice cream with a delicious topping for $3.00 per dish. This will be in conjunction with the morning Farmer’s Market and the evening Gallery Walk and the special new “Chalk Walk” event!
Please call or contact Michelle Hammett at 920-252-2634 or m.hammett @charter.net for more information or to donate money to offset the costs. We hope to make this an annual fundraising event! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Western Fraternal Life #48 - Agent Sherry Bellin FIC and The Grand Opera House.

Backlot Comedy House

Our collaboration with the Backlot Comedy House as a fundraiser brought in $80. It was a fun night and we are very grateful to Kyla and all the cast & crew for a fantastic job and a lot of laughs!

Santa’s helpers collected $158.00 at our July Quarterly meeting for our “Adopt-a- Family” program and will be collecting again at our October Quarterly. Bring cash!

The Younkers Community Days coupon books are available right now for $5! Please call Sherry Bellin at 303-1462 to purchase ; they will also be sold at the September Board meeting and the Ice Cream Social at the Chalkwalk on Sept 6..


We will again be selling the very cost effective OCM cards in October for $10! This is also a fundraising effort for us!


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

Fall Style Show

Will be November 18th, keep checking back for more information.

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!!”


Thanks to everyone for helping! Linda Rhode reported that we received the check for $1000 for our work at Waterfest. Good job ladies! That means more money to help others!.
Please contact Linda Rhode at 231-9463 if you can help with either or both dates!



Appearances by Miss Oshkosh 2014, Samantha Pech

Appearances by Miss Oshkosh, Samantha Pech
August 16…..Back to School Fair
September 6….Downtown Chalk Walk at the Farmers Market

If you would like to have Miss Oshkosh appear at your event, please contact Gert Schultz at 235-5068


Appearances by Miss Oshkosh's Outstanding Teen, Deagan Maki

September 6...Chalk Walk, Downtown Oshkosh
September 20...Oshkosh Dragon Boat Races
If you would like to have Miss Oshkosh Outstanding Teen appear at your event, please contact Michelle Hammett at 920-252-2634.

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




Karen Herrman, Deanne Miller, Cindy Hanson Glode, Michelle Hammett, and Amy Reinhardt.

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: ________________________________________


Board member, Rose Metz had a knee replacement and now is in rehab at Evergreen Manor. Please remember her with a card or phone call. We wish her a speedy recovery.


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:

September 9 ….Mahoney’s
October 14...Ground Round
November…..No meeting
If you are unable to attend, please contact Judy Britton, 379-1446 or 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).



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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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