P.O Box 68874, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-8874                             
Phone: 616-574-7307


May 1, 2013
GGRWHC Board of Directors

Falinda Geerling,
Cindy Dorman,
 Vice President
Ruth VanStee,
Connie Ingham
Janet Brashler
Jo Ellyn Clarey
Susan Coombes
Gayle Davis
Sharon Hanks
Kyle Irwin
Mary Jane Keeler
Jef McClimans
Jennifer Morrison
Kathy Rent
Mary Seeger
Ruth Stevens
Jill Straub
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From March to May

The GGRWHC has rested up from Women's History Month and is eager to announce upcoming events--a little at a time! On Sunday, have fun with area women musicians; then plan to help us out on May 22nd as we construct web page introductions for our digitized oral history collection. On June 19th we will run an oral interview workshop, etc, etc. See you soon & stay in touch!


Relive the past or meet it for the first time! A number of Grand Rapids women musicians from the 50s and 60s will perform as part of WE DO CARE, a gift from the musical community to the rest of us.

Six Pack
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Continuous music from noon to 8:30pm

Free admission; cash bar and concessions 

Knights of Columbus Hall, 5830 Clyde Park Avenue SW

Wyoming, Michigan

You may remember meeting Mona Sallie in March, 2010, when local historian Kim Rush presented a program for GGRWHC on Grand Rapids women singing the blues. Mona will sing Sunday at 2pm with Kristi Sallie (Sounds of the Motor City). Before and after, catch the well-known Ann Godfrey, 6 Pak, Lin' Nowicki, Ruth Ann and the Invictas. 

Since his program for us in 2010, Kim Rush has been busy with the West Michigan Music Hysterical Society. Sample the following articles and interviews on Ann Godfrey and 6 Pak; then roam the site!

For full information on Sunday's extravaganza--including Bad Manor Reunion Band, The Knights, Larsen Brothers Band, The Quests, Blues 101, Johnny Boggs, aka "Jonathan B," Steve Edge Band, The Trace, Joe McCargar with The Silver Rangers, The Eschelons, and The Hazz Benz--see: WE DO CARE


MARK YOUR CALENDARS for May 22nd and stay tuned for more information about our Build-a-Page Women's History Workshop.


No training needed--just give an evening to the GGRWHC to help us create web pages to introduce our digitized oral history interviews. We'll show you how to locate the bits and pieces of information we need. Own a piece of a page! 7pm, VanderVeen Center, Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street NE.


Not a current member of GGRWHC? Membership is easy
and helps offset the expenses associated with research and programming presented each year. Your membership helps to set the record straight on the women who've made history here in our community. 
And, continues to help women make history, every day! 

GGRWHC Board Meetings


Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Vanderveen Center for the Book at the Grand Rapids Public Library. If you have suggestions for programs, oral histories or other items, please email us at [email protected] or plan to attend a meeting.

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Thank you for your interest in preserving and celebrating the history of the many phenomonal women who've helped to shape West Michigan!  If you aren't already a member of the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council, consider showing your support through annual membership.  Visit our web site for more information and the ability to register using Pay Pal online!

Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!