A dedicated clubwoman for over 16 years, Kristina is currently serving as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. She has served on the GFWC Board of Directors for the past six years. She is a past GFWC-WI State Director of Junior Clubs, receiving an Outstanding Director of Junior Clubs award in 2016. She has served as Convention Chairman and Nominating Chairman for the Great Lakes Region. Joining the Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s club in 2004, she has served in many offices including club president twice. She received the GFWC-WI Junior of the Year award in 2017. She is a 2009 LEADS graduate.
Kristina has been a scout leader for over 10 years, earning the council District Award of Merit in 2015 and Silver Beaver Award in 2019. She is the Committee Chair for Venturing Crew 196 and has served as a Wood badge staff member. She is a lifelong Girl Scout, earning her Silver Award in her youth. She is a member of First Congregational UCC, Oconomowoc where she has served on the board of directors for the preschool, as a Sunday school teacher and worked with the scouts of her church to earn their scout religious emblem awards. She earned the BSA God & Service award in 2016.
Kristina is an accomplished artist and photographer. She owns a glass studio and also works for Lifetouch photography.
Married to her best friend Michael, they have three wonderful children with whom they enjoy many adventures, whether it is exploring the National Parks or camping with the scouts.
Serving as MVR President has been a wonderful experience. I’ve been able to work with members from my own state of Missouri for my first Region Conference and from Iowa for my second Regional Conference. Having been able to get to know our International President, President-elect, and the Presidents from the other 7 Regions has been an enlightening and wonderful experience. I’ve learned so very much from each of them!
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
Mesquite Club, Inc.
The Mesquite Club, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started out the club year with 120 members and now has 132 members. How has the club gained a dozen new members over such a short time? One reason is Club President Cherie Williams’ commitment to raising public awareness of the club in any way possible.