Women’s Gathering

“Emerging from despair: Overcoming mental health challenges after loss”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee
11:00 am – Check-in
12:00 pm – Luncheon and Program


Join us for this educational women’s luncheon. Each year, this event features a relevant mental health and wellness topic that will provide you with expert advice and valuable tips that will inspire your mind long after the event has ended.


Online registration is open. Reserve your spot today!


Featured presentation
“Emerging from despair: Overcoming mental health challenges after loss”
Losing someone – or something – we love is one of life’s most stressful events. While feelings of denial, shock, sadness, guilt, and anger are considered healthy responses, not everyone is able to cope with these responses in healthy ways. If left unresolved, intense grief can lead to mental health issues such as major depression, OCD and anxiety, eating disorders, and addictions. You won’t want to miss this heartfelt program as our honored speakers share their journey from devastating despair to awe-inspiring resilience!

Reserve your book(s) TODAY!
A Few Words Of Comfort For The Grieving: The One-Year Companion For The Brokenhearted
The Women’s Gathering is proud to welcome Karen Bruno as one of this year’s honored speakers. Karen is co-author of A FEW Words Of Comfort For The Grieving: The One-Year Companion For The Brokenhearted.

This book is a roadmap through your grief journey. In it, you’ll find peace and even joy through life’s struggles of denial, pain, guilt, anger, bargaining, depression, looking back, loneliness, and transition. Be treated to a year-long, personalized journey of growing closer to God at the very time when you may feel most abandoned. This book and its writers are truly your companions as they heal their way forward through their grief and toward rebuilding, acceptance, and eternal hope.

Fill out this ONLINE FORM to reserve your book(s). Make payment of $20 each when you pick up your book(s) at the Women’s Gathering.

Menu (gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available)
Dietary restrictions? Contact Laura Miller.

Strawberry Fields Quartet
Cheddar cracker bread • Balsamic strawberry glazed breast of chicken • Vidalia onion risotto • spinach tossed with fresh strawberries, raspberries, tangerines • white cheddar cheese • toasted almonds with Champagne orange vinaigrette • Champagne and thyme asparagus soup

Chocolate strawberry mousse dome – strawberry white chocolate mousse
on a chocolate cake served with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and strawberry fan

Special gift
All guests of the Women’s Gathering will receive a special lotus flower necklace to take home as a remembrance of the day. The lotus was chosen for its meaning of new beginnings:

“The lotus flower symbolizes beauty, purity, spiritual enlightenment and rebirth. It rises from the darkness of the muddy waters and turns into a beautiful flower. This process of coming into existence is also considered a symbol of spiritual enlightenment and the expansion of one’s soul. It is symbolic for “we can make the best of our environment and rise above”.

Thank you to Positively Me Boutique for securing this beautiful necklace and joining us on our journey toward mental health and wellness!

Dressy casual. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Wear a touch of lime green, the official color of mental health and wellness.

Bring a NEW stuffed animal for a child at Rogers
All guests are invited to bring a NEW stuffed animal for a child going through treatment at Rogers. Coming to an unknown place can be frightening for some children. A soft, furry friend to hold onto can make all the difference in helping Rogers’ youngest patients feel safe and secure while they become familiar with their new environment.

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Our heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters!

Power Test

Billie W Kubly

Ellenbecker Investment Group
Hall Render
Kaztex Foundation
Quorum Architects, Inc.
Rogers Behavioral Health Medical Staff

Bernadette Furlong State Farm Agency
Bohrer Family
Melanie Hammer
Pat’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Suzanne C. Schmidt, M.D.
VJS Construction Services

CH Coakley
First Bank Financial Centre
Jill Riemann
Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin

Carolyn Gambill
Kelmann Restoration
Lakeland Supply

Rogers Behavioral Health Medical Staff

Amanda Vogt
MSI General
Professional Consultants

Linda Bader
North Lake Family Dentistry


Furlong Industrial Systems
Rock River Ranch