From District President Joan Berquist
The recent LWML convention in Milwaukee was no disappointment. It was awesome and inspiring! The men and women of the North Wisconsin District, the South Wisconsin District and the Northern Illinois District were excellent hosts to the convention.

At the convention, new officers were elected, the 2023-2025 Mission Goal of $2,350,000 and Mission Grants to be funded were announced. Bylaws were reviewed and updated and hugs abounded! The Mission Walk donations were over $100,000 and the Golf Outing raised $35,000 and the first offering total was over $55,000. These funds are designated for the new Mission Goal.

I had the privilege of sitting with the LWML NWD delegation and our Young Women Reps during convention sessions. Although we were sort of squished into our seating area, we made it work and enjoyed being the representative voters for our district.

Another highlight for me was rooming with my sister, Martha Milas from the Gulf States District, as she experienced her first LWML convention. It was a delight to watch her enthusiasm unfold as she went from session to exhibit hall to meals. Martha made many new friends as well as greeting old ones. She even attended three caucuses – because she could!

Let’s keep that LWML enthusiasm going as we prepare for our LWML NWD Fall Retreat at Camp Luther and our Zone Rallys. Let’s continue to celebrate Jesus!