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Colorado Springs Deaf & Blind School
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Promotions/Lee Wayne Corporation
Rep: Kay Atwood
In 1999 I decided to go on my own
after 7 years in the promotional products industry with another
Colorado Springs advertising specialties distributor. You
know what promotional products are, right? chochkies, leave behinds,
goodies, giveaways? People have many names for what I do.
It's advertising that you carry with you (like pens) or wear (like
a polo shirt with your company's logo embroidered on the left chest.)
Instead of becoming a distributor
myself, I decided to become an independent contractor for Lee Wayne
Corporation, one of the largest advertising specialties distributors
in the country - also internationally. That way I could take
advantage of the terrific discounts given to a very large distributor
and pass those discounts onto my clients. But I wanted my
own, unique name and came up with Orbit Promotions - products and
services out of this world!
Lee Wayne has been around since 1952 and
became a division of HA-LO Industries in 1994, a publicly traded
company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
HMK. Their customer service is second to none. Orders
are tracked and all of my clients know exactly when their product
will arrive. We have creative resources available for logo
development and designing custom products. Our unique and
unusual promotions set your company apart to brand your image in
your customers' minds.
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Why Use Promotional Products & Incentives?
Developing customer retention
Rewarding customer loyalty
Promoting tradeshow exhibits
Strengthening corporate goodwill
Introducing new products and/or services
Motivating and recognizing employees
Reinforcing safety and educational programs
Special events, i.e. golf outings, sales conferences
Why work with me?
Creativity is my middle name.
I have won several awards in my industry, one of which was
for the grand opening of the Colorado Springs Airport.
Ask the other EWI's who have worked with me over the years
like Daniels Chevrolet, Woodford Manufacturing, Acordia, and
Vectra Bank, to name a few. It's painless and fun!
I have 12 years of experience and can direct you to the best
Honesty, fairness, integrity, flexibility and prompt response!
Please call Kay Atwood at 687-9817 and visit our website - www.leewayne.com. Thanks!
2004 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting
By Marti Hartman
The 2004 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting is right around
Three very important related items !
Annual Meeting Delegates
At the August meeting, we will vote on the delegates to represent
our Chapter at the Annual Meeting.
Annual Meeting Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Each Representative will soon receive an email and attachment with
the proposed Corporate Budget and Bylaw Amendments to be voted on
at the Annual Meeting. Please review these and notify any
of the board members with your questions or concerns.
Additional Representatives Attending LCAM
Thank you to the Firm Representatives who voted regarding the three
additional Representatives to attend the Leadership Conference and
Annual Meeting (LCAM). The final tally was 42 total votes;
40 for and 2 against.
Applications will go out shortly via email to each Firm Representative.
Contact a member of the board if you are interested in applying
and do not receive an application.
Wanda Reaves agreed to chair the committee that will decide on
the three additional Representatives to attend the LCAM. The
committee will include Sergeant-at-Arms Jean Roblewsky and Bea Steahlin,
and Wanda will choose the remaining committee members. We
hope to have a final decision from the committee by the end of August.
Again, we do believe attending LCAM is an outstanding opportunity.
With no exceptions that I know of, those who attend LCAM say they
gain a new appreciation for the workings of EWI, and at least as
important, gain a new respect for and bond with the other Chapter
Representatives, both local and national/international.
Thank you again!
send submissions for the Chapter Pulse to:
August 4 - Deborah Ruport - Penrose St. Francis
August 4 - Kathy Wallace - WallaceVision
August 9 - Peggy Shaw - Life Member
August 12 - Caroline Nelson - Nelson & Nelson Woodworking
August 13 - Donna Bertram - Penrose St. Francis Healthcare
August 17 - Mary Ellen McNally - Life Member
August 20 - Patricia Cooper - World Savings
August 23 - Joan Pierce - Excell Consulting
August 27 - Jayme Holligan - ADD STAFF, Inc.
August 28 - Sharon Olney - B & L Carpet & IInteriors
August 28 - Jeanne Roblewsky - Penrose St. Francis Healthcare
August 29 - Marti Hartman - Woodford Manufactruing
August 29 - Carla Hartsell - Sustaining Member
Last Month's Meeting
The July meeting was held at the historic Colorado Springs School.
Program was provided by Allan Todd, CEO of member firm, Pagecafe
Internet (and married to EWI representative Lorrie). "Al"
gave a very effective presentation titled Web Marketing That Works.
He set various guidelines for us to follow to advertise on the internet:
1. Of primary importance - use a search engine for optimization.
Google has 32% of the market; Yahoo-25%; AOL-19%; MSN-15%; and Ask
Jeeves-3%. 85% of internet users use search engines.
2. Pay for good positioning and always list a benefit to the web
visition - a free promotion or a discount.
3. In designing a website, use as many effective keywords as
you can so people can find you. Design the site to have pages related
to the keywords; have keywords on each page.
4. Collect emails from those who use your website and offer something
free to those users. Ask them to promote you to their friends.
Whether you are completely computer literate or a novice, Al's presentation
was extremely educational and helpful. Thank you Al and Lorrie.
Prior to and after the presentation the Colorado Springs School
graciously opened its historic rooms and lovely veranda to
EWI members while we feasted on a tasty buffet by member firm, Food
Designers, and wine from member firm, The Corkscrew. Thank you to
Members were given a history of the "Trianon Building"
which dates back to 1907. The home (later school) was built by Virginia
and Charles Bladwin; she was heiress to the Comstock Lode in Nevada,
inheriting millions in silver, gold and timber interests. He was
a descendant of soldiers who served in Washington's army during
the Revolution. The home (which they called Claremont) was designed
after the Grand Trianon at Versailles like its East Coast counterpart,
Rosecliff (where the "great Gatsby" was filmed). Its edifice
is steel and concrete with white enamel terra-cotta, one of the
few remaining terra-cotta building in the nation. The estate descended
to various owners and finally was purchased by the CSS Board of
Trustees in 1967. The school enrolls 310 students grades K-12.
The mission is to seek and liberate essential qualities of students
- their passion for learning, their respect for themselves
and others and their desire to act upon humane commitments. A
special thank you to Michelle Alt and Maryanne Campbell for all
their efforts to open their school to our group.
by Wanda Reaves
One of the times I enjoy the most is when I can sit down over a
meal and just talk to someone like this young, impressive EWI member.
She is fun and quick on the uptake.
She is probably the only member of EWI that has a degree in Agriculture!
That impressed me because I come from a farm background. She
was born and raised in a small town called Mora, New Mexico.
Now where is that? It's somewhere between Taos and Las Vegas,
New Mexico. Her family has lived there for centuries.
Her high school graduating class had all of fifty graduates in it
and the population of Mora is about a 1,000. She attended
New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she
received her degree.
Her career started with the Farm Credit Bureau. She was with
the Bureau in Pueblo for 12 years where her husband also worked.
As a matter of fact the initial relationship with him in a working
situation was somewhat confrontational but eventually the dating
began. Her husband travels a lot with his farm credit business.
Farm Credit Bureau, by the way, is now named Farmers State Bank.
They do the admirable work of helping struggling farmers stay alive.
They are a well traveled couple with no children and have visited
cities all over the world. Her favorite two cities are Salzburg
in Austria and Sydney in Australia. Her favorite country is
Costa Rica where she found that the people are not only highly educated
and interesting but seem to be able to do so much with so little.
Her favorite city in the U. S. is San Francisco.
While she is a workaholic she has found time to serve on the board
of Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April for six years. This
organization's mission is to serve the elderly and needy by keeping
them in their homes.
They refurbish and remodel to make the homes safer and easier by
installing such accoutrements as safety bars, wheelchair ramps,
etc. Rebuilding Together has an admirable track record averaging
about seventy homes a year.
For fun she likes to do mountain biking, golfing and scuba diving.
She also finds time to work out at Curves three times a week.
She loves a good mystery but the only time she finds to read is
on an airplane!
She has two brothers and two sisters. Their mother sounds like
an interesting woman. She is a member of the Friendship Force
a group that travels to other countries and sometimes stays with
native families to learn more about their culture and to help them
learn more about our country.
When she retires she envisions traveling with her husband at leisure
without the pressure of time constraints and staying for a few months
in some countries to absorb the culture and flavor.
Her most embarrassing moment was a good one! At an annual
stockholders meeting her chair slipped off the stage and she fell
with it. A board member had to pick her up!
She has been a member of EWI for two years and is now ready to
take on a board position with the Ways and Means Committee.
When I asked her how she felt about EWI her eyes lit up. She
is indeed happy to be a member and we are indeed happy and fortunate
to have her as a member.
Have you guessed? It's none other than Pat Cooper, District
Manager for the Mortgage Division of World Savings!
Colorado Springs Deaf and Blind School
Corner of Institute and
Date: Wednesday, August
RSVP Below by August 6, 2004
5:30 PM Sign In; Tour of
6:00 Dinner & Business
Catering by Picnic Basket
Principal Financial Group
Rep: Melanie Butler, Account Executive Director
Major: Retirement Products, Minor: Investments, Insurance
Penrose St. Francis Health Foundation, 957 E. Colorado, Colorado
Springs, CO 80903, 634-2046.
Rep: Deborah K. Ruport, Vice President: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd rep: Judy Gunson, Vice President: email@example.com
The new rep for Vectra Bank is Cyndi Clark, Branch Manager.
She can be reached at 575-6484 (direct line). Her fax is 634-2591and
her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congradulations to our local EWI scholarship recipient Rebecca
Tonn, who won a $2,500 national EWI ASIST scholarship!!
We wish Rebecca luck and all the best in her studies.
Want to See Your Name on the Front Page???
If you are new to EWI, or haven't been profiled in our newsletter
lead article in over two years, please email Michelle Vandepas,
email@example.com so we can schedule an article about
you and your business. This is a wonderful way to network
with others in our organization.
Upcoming EWI conference: EWI Leadership Conference
& Annual Meeting: Sept. 23-25, New Orleans at the New Orleans
of the (Board of Directors or Chapter Business) Meeting
Colorado Springs Chapter
EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
(July 12, 2004)
July 12, 2004, Called to order by Marti Hartman, President
O'Leary, Verna Severson, Marti Hartman, Bea Steahlin,
Linda Williamson, Joan Saucerman, Sally Seidlitz, Kelly Wood,
Beth Alexander, Cathie John, Kathryn Flobeck, Jeannie
Roblewsky, Michelle Vandepas
Total present: 13
Kathleen O'Leary made motion to approve minutes as published
in monthly newsletter - approved
As of 6/30
balances are: Operating account - $31,441.52; scholarship
account - $21,615.53; scholarship fund -
$104,152.55 Internal audit being conducted and
will be reviewed by Sept. 1 by President, treasurer and auditor
- Current numbers: 75 Member Firms, 11 Second reps,
6 sustaining, 11 life members -
New members announced: Rocky Mtn
Chocolate Factory, rep Mazie Baalman; Old West Cigar/OldWest
Homebrew Supply, rep Georgianna Lee; Lynn Severson Interiors,
rep Lynn Severson; Pikes Peak Cardiology, rep Nita Harris
Pending memberships: St. Francis
Health Foundation, reps Deborah Ruport, Judy Gunson
Rep changes - Cyndi Clark to replace
Karen Schwartz as Vectra Bank rep
Programs - All 2004 remaining
chapter meeting programs are scheduled and confirmed
Publication - Beginning
work with new board members for transition (training on software
for website updating)
Sergeant-at-Arms - June
meeting - golf tournament
Ways & Means - Golf
tournament June 15th, Kissing Camels: Estimated
Directory - Jane Marshall
will be handing out current directory data sheets at July
meeting so everyone can review and update if needed, return
to Jane ASAP
Hospitality - more meeting
mixers are planned
Nominating - Sally Seidlitz
recommended that we take the proposal to send additional reps
to the annual conference to the chapter for a vote (see below
under Unfinished Business)
additional reps to annual leadership conference in New Orleans
on Sept. 23-25: President Marti Hartman will announce at the
July meeting that we need all members to vote on if they want
the chapter to sponsor 3 additional reps to attend the annual
meeting. This will include travel expenses and conference
fees estimated to be around $1,100 per rep. The funds for
this will not come out of our scholarship account, it will
come out of the operating account. The reps who apply to be
considered for this must be Reps of member Firms in good standing
who have participated on the board or committees or commit
to being on the board in the next 2 years. Applications
will be sent to all representatives if the proposal is approved.
chapter meeting: August 11, 2004
Next board meeting: August 5, 2004
Hartman, Chapter President
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flexibility and adaptability in a membership as diverse in its
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