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Golf group connects D.C. women

golfduoBergren (left) and Halvorson

April 13, 2018
By Lori Sharn

Two U.S. Senate staffers—one Democrat and one Republican—started a golf group in 1999 as a way to connect women, introduce more to the game and have fun. Today the Women’s Congressional Golf Association attracts about 150 dues-paying members each year, including many association executives.

Dana Halvorson learned about WCGA from a colleague at the American Health Care Association, where Halvorson is senior director of not-for-profit and constituent services. Halvorson learned golf as a teen, and was interested in getting back on the greens. After just two seasons of playing with the group, she stepped up in April to be VP of the WCGA board.

“When I get engaged with something, I get involved,” Halvorson said. Plus, she appreciates helping women network and learn valuable skills.