Gather Events

Registration is required for all events. Paid events are included in membership. Unpaid events are free to attend with food/drink at your own expense. Women not yet members can attend paid events at a charge.

Paid events are marked with *

January 13, 5:00 pm
Zoom

Virtual Escape Room

Work together with Gather members to escape a virtual escape room! A Gather favorite from 2020, members are grouped together in small breakout rooms and lead through stories and hints to try and escape the room in under an hour.
February 10, 11:30 am
Faranda's

Kick Off Luncheon featuring Speaker & Author Tammy Helfrich*

Join us for our annual Kick-Off Luncheon featuring speaker Tammy Helfrich, author of Unapologetic. Enjoy lunch, networking, and workshops to learn how to be unapologetically you inside and outside of the workplace. Registration includes a copy of Unapologetic. Registration deadline January 27th. This event is included in 2022 membership or $70 for prospective members.
March 23, 12:00 pm
El Jimador Mexican Grill

Gather for Lunch

Relax during your lunch break and connect with Gather members in a casual setting. Get to know new members and introduce yourself with different networking games. Food and drink at your own expense.
April 20, 5:00 pm
Byers Brewing Company

Gather for Drinks

Celebrate springtime with Gather members! Join us after work for drinks while connecting with Gather members. Bring a friend or colleague to introduce them to our community! Drinks at your own expense.
May 17, 5:00 pm
Proven Winners

Gather Your Garden*

Spruce up your space! Follow a demonstration by Proven Winners to create an outdoor pot arrangement. Each attendee will be provided a 14" pot, soil, and flowers. Refreshments will be provided.
Register
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June 13, 5:00 pm
Buena Vista Golf Course

Connect Fore

Tee up and connect with Gather members on the course by learning more about and playing golf. No golf experience necessary. Inexperienced and experienced players will be grouped together for a non competitive and fun environment. ​Golf game at your own expense. Check-in at 5pm. Tee-off at 5:30pm.
June 22, 8:30 am
Faranda's

Leadership Breakfast*

Women play pivotal roles worldwide while wearing multiple hats. Even with education, accomplishments, and societal contributions, society continues to underestimate women. Women must remember just how influential and valuable they are and that WE ARE ENOUGH! Women no longer need to conform to societal norms, expectations, or the need for validation to become all they desire to be. Join us for breakfast featuring speaker and 2021 ATHENA Award recipient, LaCretia Konan, Dean of Workforce & Community Education at Kishwaukee College, as she reminds us that WE ARE ENOUGH. We are more than enough!
Register
July 19, 5:00 pm
Buena Vista Golf Course

Connect Fore

Tee up and connect with Gather members on the course by learning more about and playing golf. No golf experience necessary. Inexperienced and experienced players will be grouped together for a non competitive and fun environment. ​Golf game at your own expense. Check-in at 5pm. Tee-off at 5:30pm.
August 10, 5:00 pm
Buena Vista Golf Course

Connect Fore

Tee up and connect with Gather members on the course by learning more about and playing golf. No golf experience necessary. Inexperienced and experienced players will be grouped together for a non competitive and fun environment. ​Golf game at your own expense. Check-in at 5pm. Tee-off at 5:30pm.
August 25, 5:00 pm
Jonamac Orchard

Yoga & Wine at Jonamac Orchard*

Join us for this an annual Gather favorite! Enjoy an evening of self-care and stress management at Jonamac Orchard. A basic yoga instruction with a view of the orchards will be followed by tasting Jonamac's signature wines, ciders, and slushies paired with appetizers. No yoga experience necessary! Please dress comfortably for movement.
September 15, 5:00 pm
TBA

Gather for Drinks

Celebrate springtime with Gather members! Join us after work for drinks while connecting with Gather members. Bring a friend or colleague to introduce them to our community! Drinks at your own expense.
October 21, 12:00 pm
TBA

Gather for Lunch

Relax during your lunch break and connect with Gather members in a casual setting. Get to know new members and introduce yourself with different networking games. Food and drink at your own expense.
November 15, 5:00 pm
NIU Convocation Center

NIU Women's Basketball Game*

Cheer on the NIU Women's Basketball team while getting to know other Gather members, catching up with colleagues, and going courtside!
December 13, 5:00 pm
TBA

Gather Gives Back

Give back to the community with Gather during the season of giving. Join us as we complete a community service project while connecting with members.