Marjory Wilmot Red Shoe Award

The Marjory Wilmot Red Shoe Award is awarded each year to one member of the Milwaukee Chapter whose light shines in many directions and whose dedication to the society and to those we serve is exemplary. Marjory Wilmot was the founder of the Milwaukee Chapter in 1948.

The 2019 recipient of the Marjorie Wilmot Red Shoe Award was Joanne Foran. The award was presented at the Spring Mass & Banquet.

Joanne Foran

2019 Joanne Foran 2001 Lois Margwarth 1984 Sylvis DuBois
2018 Mary Lou Kennedy 2000 Mary Bray 1983 Janette Nauertz Pisarek
2017 Jane Frisch 1999 Betty McDermott 1982 Lou Bagley
2016 Barbara Busalacchi 1998 Lois Schaefer 1981 Dolores Holehouse
2015 Sheila Grandelis 1997 Marge O’Keane 1980 Ann Poggel
2014 Cile Smith 1996 Mary Ann Bellante 1979 Marge Fenlon
2013 Peg Vollmer 1995 Beverly Washcovick 1978 Jane Dornbach
2012 Julie Steinhafel 1994 Jeanne Brossard 1977 Donna Heon
2010 Pat Driscoll 1993 Marie Konrath 1976 Mary Ann Armour
2009 Mary Troglia 1992 Rosemary Koch 1975 Elaine Curtes
2008 Mary Lou Glasl 1991 Aletta Ruesch 1974 Mary Ricci
2007 Maureen Manning 1990 Maryalice Rasmussen 1973 Ginny Wheeler
2006 Pat Benson 1989 Mary Ann Howard 1972 Marlene Magnarini
2005 Ramona Tetzlaff 1988 Terese Powers 1971 Mary Mellinger
2004 Mary FitzGerald 1987 Mary Pat Hornak 1970 Alice Gallun
2003 Cindy Schmitt 1986 Barbara Pelton 1969 Florine Schneider
2002 Margo Haig 1985 Marilyn Harris 1968 Angie Kopf


by Marie Mertle Ungarsky

I saw them both as they approached the
Gleaming white Communion rail,
The one with cheeks so highly rouged,
The other one sedate and pale.
The one was dressed in quiet gray
With shoes so plain and neat,
The other one in vivid hue
And red shoes on her feet.
The one with solemn, serious face
And head bowed gently low.
The other a smile upon her lips
And eyes like flame aglow.
They knelt there side by side those two,
The one so gray and neat.
The other perfumed and gay,
With red shoes on her feet.
The “Master” came and entered in
The heart of both these two.
And in both hearts He found retreat
And love so deep and true.
Some saints dress in convent garb,
Simple, plain, and neat,
But there are saints who walk the earth
With red shoes on their feet.