Waukegan Woman’s Club

General Federation of Women's Clubs Illinois


Bonnie Brook Golf Club House

2800 N. Lewis Ave.

Waukegan, IL

The 1st Monday of every month October through December and February through May at Bonnie Brook. In January the meeting is at Trinity United Lutheran Church in Waukegan.

If the 1st Monday of January is on the 1st then the meeting is the 2nd Monday.

All meetings are luncheon meetings and will start at NOON.



President – Patricia Rung

VP and Membership – Terri Bakanec

Program Chair – Ethel Flesher

Recording Secretary – TBA

Corresponding Secretary –TBA

Treasurer – Chris Smith

Chaplain – Doris Devore


The Sesame Club started February 19, 1894 when 12 women gathered with the idea of forming an organized club.  Between 1894 and 1898, a small public library had been purchased, managed, maintained and developed by the club.

In 1896 the club federated with the state.  In 1912, it became federated nationally and changed its name to Waukegan Woman’s Club.  Through the years the club has provided help and support whenever and wherever it was needed.

For Information About Joining Our Club, Please Contact:

Terri Bakanec

2601 N. Mc Aree Rd.

Waukegan, Il 60087

Phone Number: 847-249-2381

Email address:  TeriB30@comcast.net

Club Committees:

Finance and Charity – Carol Behn & Ludwina  Homer

Art –

Conservation – Ethel Flesher

Education – Patricia Foley

Health - Doris Manning

International Affairs – Katherine Rothwell Francis

Public Issues – Maria Axotis

              Home Life – Ludwina Homer &  Sandy Robertson

Communications – Margie Morroco

Domestic Volence – Wanda Haggerty

Legislation – Christine  Smith

Every year the club offers scholarships to Waukegan High School students to attend a Leadership Seminar and an Art School.

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