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100% of proceeds benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh

$40 per person

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gibson Social Club
537 North Main Street, Oshkosh

Afternoon Tea 2023

Please help us celebrate the young ladies of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh.

This summer, girls ages 7-10 are participating in a special empowerment program taught by Club staff and partners from throughout the community. The Character & Empowerment program encourages them to be proud of the unique people they are and helps them develop positive character and leadership skills.  

Afternoon Tea is your opportunity to meet Club members, encourage them, celebrate with them and hear firsthand the difference the Club makes in their lives. Women from the community will gather together on Tuesday, July 18th from 12-2 p.m. at the Gibson Social Club to sip tea and punch, enjoy a light lunch and congratulate Club girl members on their completion of the empowerment program. Ladies are welcome to wear brightly colored suits and dresses and bring their hats and gloves!

A short program will feature inspiring words from a lead speaker, Allison Garner.

This year’s speaker is Allison Garner, Certified Professional Coach, published author, and owner of Thoughtly. To be “Thoughtly” means we developed the ability to re-think the world & how we show up in it.  Allison supports individuals to master leadership, move towards their visions, and overcome the impossible. She specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, and business consulting. Her work includes launching startups, navigating turnarounds, overcoming dysfunction within teams, and more.
For 20 years prior to establishing Thoughtly, Allison was a chemical engineer and vice president of an engineering firm designing oil refineries domestically and internationally. On the personal side, she has been married for 25 years and has two wonderful kids. She serves her community as a member of several Boards of Directors, including being elected to the Oshkosh School Board for 10 years. You can learn more about Allison at

Education and Certifications

  • S. – Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration
  • PCC – Professional Certified Coach through the ICF
  • CPC – Certified Professional Coach through ACTP
  • TedX Oshkosh Speaker 2019
  • Published Author
    • “Think Possible: The Light and Dark Side of Never Running Out of Ideas”
    • “Unconditional: Learning How to Navigate and Reframe Mental Illness – Together”


We are currently looking for sponsorships for this program. If interested, please contact our Director of Development & Strategic Initiatives, Katie Talken, at or at 920-233-1414 ext. 129.

Registration opening soon!