2020 Annual Golf Outing Recap

August 4th was a day of amazing weather, golf, and fundraising! We raised over $7,000 for WOTM’s scholarship programs, which include:


  • The WOTM Scholarship at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) – Provides four $1,000 scholarships annually to any student from the region that is pursuing a manufacturing or STEM related program at a college, university or trade school; apply here: https://www.cfnil.org/scholarships/wotm-scholarship
  • The WOTM Ruthann Gaston Women in Engineering Scholarship at the CFNIL – Provides one $1,000 scholarship annually to a woman from the region that us pursuing a degree through the NIU Engineering at RVC program; apply here: https://www.cfnil.org/scholarships/wotm-ruthan-gaston-women-in-engineering-scholarship
  • WOTM Continuing Education for Members  Provides up to $500 reimbursement per semester to a WOTM member in good standing that pursues continuing education in a STEM related field; learn more about becoming a WOTM member here: https://wotmrockford.com/
  • Robotics Teams  WOTM sponsors robotics teams and competitions throughout the Rockford Region including the Rock River Robotics Off-Season Competition (R2OC) and local FIRST Robotics Teams; learn more here: https://wotmrockford.com/what-we-do/sponsorships/
All funds raised by WOTM stay in the community to support the creation and advancement of career pathways for women in local manufacturing. In addition to our fundraisers, WOTM provides professional development opportunities for aspiring leaders. Please help us connect to growing talent in your company that may be interested in participating in our mission, while developing valuable leadership skills. We hope you will continue to find value in the work of WOTM and look forward to your continued support.

What’s Next?

  • August 12th | Free webinar brought to you by Growth Dimensions and the Center for Automotive Research!
  • September 14th | Site Tour TBA
  • October 12th | Site Tour TBA

Let’s get back into a routine! We miss our members and exploring our manufacturing community! Stay tuned for updates on the location of our socially-distanced site tours.

I am thrilled that we have had an awesome June, July, and August! We have had two really fun and game-changing golf lessons at Golf Shack which led up to an even more successful Annual Golf Outing. Most importantly, we pulled it off and stayed safe in a COVID world!

Thank you to all our members and supporters!

Jaclyn Kolodziej
WOTM President
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