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UNL Women's Club folk dancers

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women's Club folk dancers performing at the luncheon, and countries they represent through their attire, are (from left), Enid Newman (Afghanistan, partially visible), Eva Bachman (Scandinavia), Nikki DeFrain (Sweden), Mary Lehmann (Bulgaria), Jen Huff (Mongolia) and Nisha Rao (Russia).

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women’s Club (UNLWC) Spring Luncheon brought 131 participants to the Country Club of Lincoln last month and raised more than $2,000 for the club’s scholarship fund.

“For the year, we’ve raised approximately $2,900,” said UNLWC President Mae Anne Balschweid, who passed the gavel to her successor, Miriam McCornick, at the annual meeting that accompanied the April 3 luncheon. “The majority of that happens at the Spring Luncheon, but some monies are collected throughout the year, such as our year-long quilt raffle.”

All profit is earmarked for UNL students’ scholarships. This year, the UNLWC will give more than $15,000 - a figure strengthened by endowed accounts that continue to generate scholarship funds, said Balschweid. Items from community merchants also helped the scholarship fund.

An “Around the World Dance” at the luncheon was performed by the UNL International Folk Dancers, accompanied by UNLWC members, and an “Around the World Style Show” was led by Enid Newman and Miriam McCornick.

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Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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