May Member Spotlight

Mae Preston

Mae Preston


Fashion Shows have been happening for many years at the Women’s City Club. A recently unearthed newspaper photo from the 20s shows the Committee for the Fashion Show discussing an upcoming show. The fashions may change but the interest in fashion doesn’t!

Our most recent show was the first week of May featuring fashions from Kimberly’s Boutique in Rockford. The organizer extraordinaire of these current events is member Mae Preston. She is responsible for making arrangements with area stores who present the shows, obtaining the models who are our own members, submitting information about the event to the Bulletin editor, coordinating the event set-up, door-prizes, microphone and stand, and making sure the models are ready to make their entrances. She is aided by Cat Timermanis, her vice-chair, and volunteers who help set up and model.

Mae has been a member of the Women’s City Club for 45 years! She has headed up the Fashion Show Committee for at least 10 years. She enjoys the stimulating programs, the camaraderie, and the friendships at the Club. She is a former teacher who graduated from Illinois College Phi Beta Kappa and Michigan State University with an MA in Elementary Education. She has been married to her husband Randy, a former Amway VP, for 68 years. They have two daughters, Kimberly, a non-practicing attorney married to a former San Antonio Spurs basketball player, mother of three children and two grandchildren, and Lynae, a retired buyer with Amway.

Mae enjoys Bridge and water aerobics. She is the past chair of the Porter Hills Resident Advisory Council and now is the resident representative to the Porter Hills Board of Directors. She serves as lector at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Fashion Shows are held each year between September and June. We are grateful to Mae Preston for her energy and organizing skills that make these popular events happen!