The Leadership Committee of GFWC-WI is responsible for the education of Wisconsin clubwoman in leadership topics including running an effective meeting, problem solving, and, conflict resolution. The committee is chaired by Mary Meeks. Committee members include Michelle Munoz, Kia LaBracke, Diane Cychosz, Linda Rundle, Kristina Higbee, Melisa Schmidt, Loretta Caron, Abby Lorenz, Sue Bednarek, Janice Curtiss, and Sue Bessert.

The committee is responsible for selecting the GFWC-WI LEADS candidate. The GFWC Leadership Education and Development Seminar (LEADS) program is intended to identify GFWC members at the grass-roots level who have the potential and the desire to assume leadership positions in GFWC beyond their club. Participation in LEADS can help these members gain the capabilities, confidence, and commitment necessary to pursue and achieve higher office and serve with distinction. The LEADS program is held annually the day before the official opening of the GFWC Annual Convention. It is a full day of activities, and includes breakfast and lunch.

Now is the time for clubs to begin the process to identify their nominee as the 2019 WI LEADS candidate to attend LEADS at GFWC International Convention to be held in Austin, Texas. The nominee selection criteria, application and guidelines for selection will be available soon. The deadline for application submission to the WI Leadership Committee is 02/01/19. For additional information, please contact Mary Meek at

The information for the 2018 LEADS application process are provided for informational purposes.

GFWC International Leadership Information - The GFWC Club Manual has a great article on leadership success. Click here to learn more!

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