Lakes Area Professional Women (LAPW)

Lakes Area Professional Women currently has over 100 local members. These members benefit from the networking, support and professional opportunities that the organization provides.


Connecting women personally, professionally and philanthropically.


To be an advocate for women.

Leadership Team:

President - Michelle Huemoeller

President Elect - Tina Rice

Treasurer - Jaci Stepan

Secretary - Jill Swanstrom

Membership Secretary - Wendy Oksness

Programming Liasion - Amber Knick

Past President - Jennifer Wegner


Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings
Broadway Ballroom
Mar 28th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monthly Meetings - 4th Wednesday each month Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria (unless otherwise noted) 11:30 a.m.-Noon - networking/lunch Noon-1:00 p.m. - program/meeting
Monthly Meetings
Apr 18th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The April monthly meeting has been moved up a week so that our members have the opportunity to the "Spring Luncheon". For more information about the luncheon and the guest speaker visit
Annual Scholarship Event
Gathered Oaks
Apr 20th 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Spring Scholarship Fundraiser is a wonderful event that also helps LAPW raise money for member and student educational scholarships. Scholarships are awarded via Dollars for Scholars to schools in the surrounding communities included (but not limited to) Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Sauk Centre and West Central Area.