Great Waters Group
- Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:07
2014 Holiday Party Wrap-up
Members of the Great Waters Group and guests enjoyed another fun gathering at our annual Holiday Party and Fundraiser event on December 7, 2014 at the Wil O Way Recreation Center in Wauwatosa. Attendees shared a delicious Middle-Eastern meal from Aladdin Deli and many left that evening with their winning items from a varied selection of silent auction donations.
In addition to the meal, the evening included the presentation of the “Environmental Hero of the Year 2014” award to a well-deserving Rosemary Wehnes who is an excellent example of a continuing active volunteer member. Rosemary has been very dedicated to the Sierra Club through her involvement at national level, state level, and our local Great Waters Group.
After dinner, we were entertained by the Milwaukee-based band Nite n’ Day which had people up and dancing! Usually a 4-5 piece group, Nite n' Day is a Milwaukee based band featuring Motown, rhythm & blues, and smooth jazz. This event featured a special trio version of the band and we were extra fortunate to have our own GWG member and musician Tim Maher sitting in on percussion.
Besides private performances and senior communities and events, they perform quarterly at The Nice Ash in Waukesha. Julie Thompson and Bobby Jiles met when singing at Alvin Turner's show (saxophonist) in West Allis around 2008. The next year Bobby taught Julie some motown songs on bass, and they started a trio with Bobby's son as drummer. The current line-up includes: JC Mabone (guitar), Coley Jackson (drums), and Donnie Mac (keys). Julie Thompson is also part of The Dangerous Folk trio (our performers at 2007 party), The South End Blues Band, and Julie Thompson's High Standards.
For more information, visit www.JulieVoice.com .
Thanks go to all the many volunteers who made this special event possible, especially Dave Hetzel, Joan Janus, and Chris Zapf. There were a lot of different jobs and whether you helped set up the tables, brought beer, greeted attendees, made coffee and tea, brought snacks or desserts, re-filled the appetizers, brought beverages, opened the wine, made the tasty desserts, worked the calculator, washed dishes, or helped clean up afterwards, all the tasks are essential to the success of the event and we are grateful to you.
Thanks to the following friends and members who donated auction items: Ed Anderson, Janet Anderson, Cheri Briscoe, Dave Hetzel, Joan Janus, Maggie and Steve Koller, Brenda Lewison, Vicki Samolyk, Sue Sedlachek, Jane Stoltz, Marilyn Vohs, Chris Zapf.
Also, great thanks to businesses who donated items. GWG members are encouraged to patronize these generous donors in the future:
Barcelona Artful Living
Cold Spoons Gelato
Fair Trade for All Fair Trade Store
Four Corners of the World Fair Trade Store
James Steeno Gallery
Jody Janus Massage and Yoga
The Little Read Book
Lowlands Group – Café Hollander
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Oro di Oliva
Riveredge Nature Center
Samara Garden and Home
Usinger’s Famous Sausage
- Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014 20:48
Reminder of email address for GWG
If you have a question or concern, you may contact the Great Waters Group at their email address greatwatersgroupsc at gmail.com or you are, of course, also welcome to contact our VLC members directly if you wish.