Women’s Gathering

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Wisconsin Club, downtown 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.


The 2019 Women’s Gathering is SOLD OUT! Online payments for pre-registered guests and additional donations in support of Spiritual Care may be made online.


A “A Few Words of Comfort”: Find healing with this personal roadmap through your grief journey

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.

LAST CALL! Ride the shuttle
Parking will be limited! Consider carpooling with friends or taking the shuttle. Shuttle buses will be leaving from the Summit Park n’ Ride in Oconomowoc (corner of Sawyer Road and Hwy DR) and Rogers Behavioral Health in West Allis (1101 W. Lincoln Avenue) at the following times:

  • 10:15 am & 10:30 am departures – Summit Park n’ Ride in Oconomowoc
    (Two shuttles will arrive in Oconomowoc at 10:00 am. The first shuttle will depart from Oconomowoc at approximately 10:15 (or when almost full), and then proceed to pick up riders at Rogers in West Allis. The 10:30 am shuttle will proceed directly to the Wisconsin Club.)
  • 10:30 am departure – Rogers Behavioral Health in West Allis

If you are interested in taking the shuttle, please contact Linda Schieble no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, May 17 at linda.schieble@rogersbh.org.

Kendra Scott Jewelry Pop-Up Shop
Join us for a Kendra Gives Back Pop-Up Shop at the Women’s Gathering! Don’t be late! Give yourself plenty of time to shop the latest jewelry styles from Kendra Scott – Pick up a gift or treat yourself for a great cause. Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all sales to the Rogers Foundation. Check out her timeless style.

“Rise from the Mud and Blossom” Raffle
Tickets: 3 for $10 | 10 for $20 | 25 for $40
VIEW Raffle Descriptions

  1. Door County Escape
  2. Emma & Chloé Bangle
  3. Pampered Chef
  4. Elle Studio & Wellness
  5. Bumble & Bumble
  6. Kate Spade
  7. Gromme Print
  8. Genealogy Research
  9. Coach
  10. Kendra Scott
  11. CAbi
  12. Craig Berns Salon Spa

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!

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!

Spiritual Care Matching Gift Challenge
Thank to four very special sponsors, your donation to Spiritual Care will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $6,000!
Thank you to: Carolyn Gambill, Kelmann Restoration, Lakeland Supply, Inc., and Walsh Masonry, Inc.

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.

Confirm your sponsorship and register for the event:

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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
Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc
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
Kelly Frank Kemnitz
Kelmann Restoration
Lakeland Supply
Walsh Masonry, Inc.

Rogers Behavioral Health Medical Staff

Amanda Vogt
MSI General
Professional Consultants

Linda Bader
North Lake Family Dentistry


Beth Gottsacker
Furlong Industrial Systems
M&M Office Interiors, Inc.
Rock River Ranch