Louise Reisler influenced my involvement in LWML and encouraged me to apply to be a Young Woman Representative from the LWML North Wisconsin District to the 2002 LWML convention in Oklahoma City.
My husband and I had just moved to a new city in northern Wisconsin with a newborn and a three-year-old. I was staying at home with them and felt very isolated. She thought it would be something I would enjoy, as a little break from childcare, plus she knew I really loved to serve in the church.
Louise and I had been friends since 1991 when we both served as counselors at Camp Luther in northern Wisconsin. She was my first introduction to LWML. I really didn’t think the district would choose me since I had no prior experience or knowledge of the LWML.
Serving as a Young Woman Rep changed my life! I have gone on to serve on five LWML committees and in many ways in my district. I’m the current chairman of the LWML Committee on Young Women as well as the Host Committee Chairman for the 2023 LWML convention in Milwaukee.