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May Newsletter 2019

Letter from the President:

Dear WLC members and friends,

Please join us for our May events, the Jenny Riddle dinner, Glencoe 150 Scavenger Hunt and Inspiring Women of the North Shore.

They will all be really wonderful, interesting and fun.

Our annual "Fashions of the North Shore" to benefit Curt's cafe on April 3ed was also our 145th Birthday and we celebrated with a beautiful cake.We wish to thank all of ur sponsors for helping to make the event such a success.

We are excited to announce we have officially merged with the Glencoe Social/Newcomers Club. WLC invites you to get involved: to serve on our board (names are currently being excepted for our next election) or a committee, arrange newcomer events or playgroups, help with tech updates, or volunteer for a few hours at North Shore Exchange and help out with our other events.

Why Join WLC?

You will meet a diverse group of women, you'll receive discounts at many local businesses, periodic complimentary tickets to the theatre, interesting events, speakers and more. Check out the Benefits section dropdown under About us. 

Save the dates and register below (scroll down) or at

Thursday May 2nd : Registration will close Monday at 7:00PM. Please register today. Cocktails & Dinner: Jenny Riddle Presents Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill at Skokie Country Club 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday May 5: Great 150 Scavenger Hunt in Glencoe at Kalk Park for all ages. 1:00- 4:00 p.m. There will be music presented by Beach Street and food will be available. Grab a group of friends and discover Glencoe as it used to be.

Monday May 6: 150 Years of Inspiring Women of the North Shore presentation. Join WLC and WT for this fun evening of invigorating conversation among smart, witty women followed by a well deserved glass of wine and relaxed conversation. 7:00 at Writers Theatre.

June 5th WLC Annual Meeting: 11:30am Skokie Country Club

If you have any questions please email me at or call us at 847-835-4199. Leave a message with your name and number and we will call you back.

Have ideas for speakers or events? Many of the great speakers and events have come from you, our members. We are planning our 2019/2020 events now. Please email us with any contact information. We truly want to hear from you!

Stop by North Shore Exchange in Glencoe or 900 North Michigan Avenue. Soon a 3rd location will be opening at Old Orchard. To volunteer contact Missy Brownson at . Give back, meet wonderful people, find incredible deals and have fun.

I look forward to seeing all of you in the coming months.

Happy Spring,

Jennifer Maxwell Parkinson ~ WLC Board President

When registering please make sure to complete your registration by scrolling down to the bottom of the CONFIRM & REVIEW page, select INVOICE ME or PAY ONLINE button. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please revisit your registration on our website or contact Linda Campbell at or call 847-835-4199 and leave a message. We will be happy to help you get registered.

To register for this event please click the link below!

150 Years of Inspiring Women of the North Shore

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, followed by a reception and casual conversation

In the Gillian Theatre  |  Writers Theatre  |  325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL 60022

An intergenerational panel of women will share their stories of empowerment and purpose.  Following the panel will be refreshments and intimate discussion groups to celebrate our success and facing the future with continued purpose.

Random Readers:

Random Readers is a book group that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, year round, at WT Patrons Lounge at 10:30 am to discuss fiction books selected by the group. 

May15th will be led by Linda Illes. The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among 19th century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Lured by the potential for new life, Chaya and her brilliant younger brother Asher flee to industrialized Chicago. Surrounded by the superficial extravagance of the Columbian Exposition, the pair depends on factory work and pickpocketing to scrape by. The Lake on Fire is a keen examination of social class, family, love, and revolution in a historical time marked by a tumultuous social landscape. 
In case you are interested, 
the author, Rosellen Brown, will discuss The Lake on Fire on Sunday, May 5, at 2 pm at the Wilmette Junior High School auditorium, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette.

If any of our members are wondering what our group is like, you are most welcome to just drop by and listen to the discussion, whether or not you have read the book. Feel free to contact Roberta if you have any questions.

RSVP to Linda Illes

Winter Bridge:

The Winter Bridge group meets on the  3rd Wednesday of every month at WT Patrons Lounge at 12:00 pm.

RSVP to Sharon King

Cost: $5 per year plus $1 per person per event.


Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Second Floor Lounge, Writers Theatre

RSVP to Shanah Madoff: 
There is no fee. 


Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Second Floor Lounge, Writers Theatre

RSVP to Shanah Madoff: 

Dining Out:

May 8 at 6PM.  The restaurant is Dover Straits 890 US-45 in Mundelein.

This will be the last of the season.  We will resume in September.

Please contact Diane Dorn  (please find her contact information under member only section directory) more information and to reserve your spot. She does make a reservation in advance.  Carpooling is available.  

Have you visited our new website? Check out our new member benefits in the drop down about us section. Join us at We have a member only section along with the directory on the website. Please see at the bottom of page a diagram of how to log in. Once you have logged into the website, you can  download the WLC member app onto your smartphone for access to the directory and all of our events. Go to your app store and search for Wild Apricot member app. Once you download it, you will be able to sign in with your email and password.

WLC of Glencoe Board of Directors
President Jennifer Parkinson
Vice President Linda Campbell
Holly Newcomb
Secretary Cheryl Dunlap
Membership Karen Peters
Communications Jetta Boschen
Events/Philanthropy Tonja Hall
Events/Philanthropy Debbie Jha
Events/Philanthropy Lisa Krull
Social Candice Kuhnen
Social Pat Cantor
NSE/WT Liaison Sharon King

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