Antrim Women's Alliance

Making a difference in our community by providing financial support and services

In late 2019 the Antrim County Lioness Organization faced a decision to either disband, join another Lion’s group or fold.  Not liking any of those choices a group of 6-8 members of the former Lioness Organization started meeting and discussing another option: create a new organization.

These women developed a new mission, created by-laws, articles of incorporation, got IRS approval as a 501(c)(3) and on July 1, 2020 established The Antrim Women's Alliance (AWA).  Some of the founding AWA members  include:  Barb Van Pelt, Bonnie Piche,  Sally Hannert, Cathy Henton, Nancy Ludwa, Helen Schuckel, and Sylvia Schonauer-Kalchik.

By July 1, 2021  AWA had grown to 21 members. This year our membership includes over 40 members.   

We currently conduct three major fundraisers each year.  All of the funds raised are distributed to various worthwhile and vital  501(c)(3) organizations around Antrim County. AWA members also provide hours of volunteer service in our community.

2023- 2024 OFFICERS

President - Lisa Hall

Vice President - Julie Musial-Woods

Secretary - Cassie Axtell

Treasurer - Sylvia Schonauer-Kalchik

Director of Service - Vickie Swartz

Director of Fundraising - Helen Schuckel

Director of Membership - Leslie Feiten

Past President - Barb Van Pelt


In June of 2022, Antrim Women's Alliance (AWA) was honored  by a special tribute as the 2022 Non-Profit of the Year by the State of Michigan, for their selection as the Non-Profit of the Year Award through the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce.


We're Here To Help our Community

Donations made to Antrim County 501(c)(3) organizations

There are many Antrim County organizations that have received donations from the Antrim Women's Alliance.

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AWA Members involved in Service Projects

Antrim Women's Alliance members provide hours of volunteer service to many different local organization.

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AWA Fundraising Projects

AWA members are currently involved in three main fundraisers: the sale of Butter Braid Pastries, the Chritmas Wreath/Poinsettia sale, and an annual Golf Outing. All of the funds raised go back into our Antrim County community through donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations.

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Interested in becoming a member? Join us at a meeting with a current member and bring a completed copy of the attached form.