WOTM Fundraiser

WOTM Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction


WOTM hosted our Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction this past March.  New date, new venue, HUGE SUCESS!!!

WOTM hosted our annual fundraiser at Prairie Street Brewhouse in March..  It was a huge sucess thanks to our committee chair Tiffany Phillips (WREX) and her committee with all their hard work and dedication.  Special thanks to Kristin Crowley-WREX, our guest speaker at this event.  Thank you to all the companies and individuals that donated to the raffle and silent auction.  This event raised over $8,000 that has been put into our scholarship account.  The proceeds will award 2018 scholarships to students pursuing an education or technical training in STEM or manufacuring field.  WOTM will also invest money back into the community by sponsoring local FIRST FRC teams (Winnovation, Stateline Robotics, Rockford Robotics, Metal Heads, and Flaming Monkeys) and R2OC robotics competition. 

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Carl and Melba Bradberry, Judy Pike, and Teresa Beach-Shelow

2016 Member Emeritus Awards


WOTM awarded four of the founding members with lifetime membership emeritus awards.

In 2002 it became apparent that local support for manufacturing was very lacking.  Local organizations had a national focus but a regional champion did not exist.  Three dynamic women pooled their forces and resources to fund the startup of a regionally focused non-profit. They gathered a core of like-minded women in manufacturing to flesh out the details.  One of the husband’s (business partners) insisted that ‘Women” be included in the title of this new organization because as he put it “women get it done!”   As a result Women of Today’s Manufacturing was born.

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