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The Women’s Guild

The purpose of the Women’s Guild is to provide financial and organizational support for the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Association and to work with the KVSO in offering cultural and educational activities to the community.

Beginning in 1967 as an auxiliary to the symphony, the KVSO Women’s Guild was honored in the 2006-2007 season as the Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Guild of the Year”.  The Guild consists of up to 30 members who are proposed and chosen for their expressed interest in and willingness to work diligently to further the purposes of the organization. A representative of the Women’s Guild attends the monthly meeting of the KVSOA as an active voting member.

2022-2023 Members

Guild Members

  • Lynn Ahlden
  • Mary Jane Capriotti
  • Christine Crego
  • Karen Korup Duchene
  • Barbara Edwards
  • Rochelle Geekie
  • Sharon Jackson
  • Donna Karlock
  • Jeanne Lindberg
  • Liz Madsen
  • Vicky McBurnie
  • Sharon McGuire
  • Sandra Ortiz
  • Sharon Ouwenga
  • Dee Pinski
  • Waltraud Schuller
  • Therese Schultz
  • Diane Siaroff
  • Carol Vallone
  • Jane Veers

Associate Guild Members

  • Connie Angelo
  • Sandy Hoekstra
  • Joyce Renchen

Honorary Members

  • Virginia Grapey
  • Anna Marie Wheeler

Members Emerita

  • Patricia Forquer

In Memoriam

  • Grace Bydalek
  • Rose Mary Ciaccio
  • D. Ann Zeglis