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Who We Are

We are working and retired women from various professional backgrounds, jobs and careers

who want to make a difference for women who are less fortunate than we are.

There are about twenty-five of us.  Our ages vary from 35 to 75 years old.  We all live in the Will County area. 

Most of us didn’t know each other before joining the committee.

You can join the fun!  You will feel good about volunteering your time and talent to help someone less fortunate than you are.  Contact us:  joliet@witchesnightout.com


~Volunteering to make a positive difference in another woman’s life~ 

Jan Larsen, Photographer


Barb Delaney, Mary Lou Gast, Judy Erwin, Theresa Berkey, Tiffany Behrens, Kathy Mihelich, Katheryn Weidman,

Sue Midlock, Jenna Crago, Cindi Goron, Amirrah Abou-Youssef,  Judy Tomasino 

BOTTOM PHOTO  left to right:

Maria Comolli, Pat Ketelaar, Laurie Keigher, Mary Barrett, Carolyn Yeomans, Linda McElrath,

Tara Brown, Jean Terdic, Ann Kinsch, Tayna Rand


Nancy Harris, Denise Maffeo, Lynn Divizio, Beth Striker, Maria Prekop, Sandy Mariotto, Sol Alba, Stewart Warren, Sue Klen, Susan Stockwell


WNO logo 2015 Joliet tag - black


The Committee


EVENTS FOR A CAUSE  CHAIR  Kathy Mihelich (Joliet)

WNO Co-CHAIR Judy Erwin (Plainfield)

WNO Co-CHAIR  Theresa Berkey (New Lenox)  – Attorney

WNO Treasurer Laurie Keigher (Shorewood) – United Way of Will County (Joliet)

 WNO Secretary  Katheryn Wiedman (Cherry Hill) – Stepping Stones (Joliet)


WNO Implementation Teams

Sponsors     Mary Barrett (Joliet) with Tanya Rand (Joliet)

Witches’ Bazaar Vendors  Lynn Divisio (Plainfield)

Event Program Katheryn Wiedman with Denise Maffeo (Joliet) and Bruce Midlock (Joliet)

Online Ticket Sales Events for a Cause

Hard Ticket Sales    Maria Comolli (Cherry Hill) with Judy Tomasino (Shorewood) Diva’s


  • Basket Raffles – All Committee members
  • Door Prize Raffle – Ann Kinsch (New Lenox)
  • 50/50 Raffle – Judy Tomasino (Shorewood)

Communication, Promotion, and Marketing

  • Distribution of posters and business cards:  Pat Ketelaar (Homer Glen)
  • Coordination of  promotional photo shoots of committee:  Carolyn Yeoman (Plainfield)
  • Coordination of  WNO participation at networking/promotional opportunities: Tanya Rand
  • Facebook page:  Sue Midlock (Joliet),  Tiffany Behrens (Channahon)
  • Website/Email/Phone Contact:  Kathy Mihelich (Joliet)
  • News Releases/Newspaper coverage/Radio interviews/Web based community boards & newsletters:  Tanya Rand
  • Message boards at the event:  Jennifer Crago

Souvenirs  (Glasses, Umbrellas, Tote Bags)    Maria Comoli (Cherry Hill) and Carolyn Yeoman (Plainfield)

Decor/Staging    Theresa Berkey (New Lenox)  with Tara Brown (Plainfield) – Dante DeBartolo – Elwood)

  • Transport to/from – Three Men and a Truck (Joliet-Shorewood)
  • Set up-  All volunteers
  • Take down – all volunteers


  • Tarot Card Readers – Sol  Alba (New Lenox)
  • Costume Contest –   Cindi Goron (Joliet)
  • DJs  –  Lynn Divisio (Plainfield)

Coordination of onsite volunteers    Ann Marie Kinsch (New Lenox)

  • Greeters in the Mansion:  Mary Lou Gast (New Lenox)  and Pat Ketelaar (Homer Glen)
  • Admission Ticket Takers and Greeters with Shopping Bags:  Amirrah Abou-Youssef/Guardian Angel Volunteers and Joliet Junior Woman’s Club
  • Raffle ticket sellers: TBA

Badges, Signs, Banners   TBA

Venue, Food, Beverage, and Security Susan Pritz-Bornhofen – Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Joliet

Parking and Traffic  Dennis Goron (Joliet)