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4685 Centennial Blvd
Penrose/St. Francis Learning Center
CONFERENCE FOR 2003
May 15-17, 2003
San Antonio, Texas
2003 ANNUAL MEETING
September 24-27, 2003
Shewmakers Camera Shop
Rep: Lanonah Krumanocker
I was born
and raised in the south Pueblo, that is. Yes, I am a Colorado
I am the oldest
in a family of 3 children and come from a long line of entrepreneurs.
I married my
high school sweetheart and immediately started a family. Within
a few months of having my son, I started college to become a math
teacher. In the 70s teachers were in abundance and I was strongly
encouraged to find another goal. So I completed a degree in Radiological
Technology and landed my first job (outside the family business)
at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. That kept me entertained for a few
years until my husband could finish his degree and land a good job.
At which time we divorced.
I then decided
that I needed to find a more challenging occupation. So after yet
another gun-shot-wound weekend working at the hospital, I went down
to the University first thing Monday morning and signed up for 3
courses in the new field of computer science (this was the late
I was a single
mother working full time and going to school full time. The great
thing was that since the quantity of my time was limited, I thought
of creative ways to spend quality time with my son. For instance
he learned volumes about programming in COBOL, statistical analysis,
business practices and the like at age 5. My course books were often
our before dinner and evening story time reading material. Needless
to say he was an excellent student!
years of trial and error....several errors, my high school sweetheart
and I decided that we were really meant for each other. We married
for the second time in 1985.
I spent 17
wonderfully challenging and exciting years in the field of computer
science with corporate giants like ITT, Honeywell and ATMEL. I went
from a computer programmer to the manager of software systems. Then
I had an insane moment and decided I needed to own my own business.
had a niche market mail order business for several years and that
was going well. In 1997 we purchased Shewmakers Camera Shop
with 2 locations in the downtown and on the west side. That didnt
seem to be quite enough so in yet another of many crazy moments,
we expanded to the north location in 1998. My husband then sold
his business and joined me running Shewmakers.
I wanted a
challenge and I got it---like they say Be careful what you
Linda F. Williamson
Cowen Transfer & Storage Company
Penrose St Francis Centura
Taylor Travel, Inc.
Lane (Pepsi) Affiliated Companies
Pioneer Astro Industries
Add Staff, Inc.
Sharon L. Olney
B and L Carpet and Interiors
Kirk & Hill Clothing
Reynolds and Reynolds
Lane (Pepsi) Affiliated Companies
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Kelly L. Wood. D.C.
Stading & Wood Chiropractic, LLC
PageCafe Internet Consulting, Inc
Janice L. Zerbe
Zerbe Jewelers, Inc.
Acordia of Colorado
WAYS & MEANS
Saucerman, Joan Long Term Care Insurance Broker
Shewmaker Camera Shop
Colorado Springs Chapter
PO Box 2378
Colorado Springs CO 80901
Ring in the New Year with Fund Raising
It is January,
the beginning of the New Year. I find January to be a slower month
in my business, and thus am able to spend time planning and setting
new goals for the rest of the year. My list is always longer than
can possibly be accomplished, and quite often at the end of the
year some items are not completed. The Ways & Means Committee
is also taking time right now to plan our fund raising for 2003.
For the last
couple of years our committee has planned and worked on a number
of small fund raising projects for each year. The sale of flowers
was very successful, and I think many of us enjoyed getting fresh
flowers for our homes and offices. The apron and shirt sales were
a lot of fun, as were the silent auctions.
This year our
Ways & Means Committee has decided it is time to try something
different. The plan for this year is to take a big step into the
arena of major fund raising. They have announced that for 2003 we
will host a golf tournament in September.
with some of our sister chapters across the country, they learned
it is possible to raise in the area of $20,000 from this one fund
raising event alone. With that in mind, our Ways & Means Committee,
along with the board, has decided that we will have only one fund
raising project this year. The golf tournament will require all
our participation to make it successful. When the committee gals
call you asking you to reach out into our community to find sponsors,
gifts for the ditty bag, and other needs please help. Our chapter
will only be successful if we all jump in and contribute our individual
time and effort.
encourage our new members to participate. The fund raising activity
is not only a good way to get to know the other women in EWI, but
is also a great opportunity to use your skills, or to perhaps take
on and learn from something youve never done before. Remember,
part of our mission statement is to create personal development.
I forgot. The
most important thing about this is that the money goes into our
has selected Jane Marshall as the ASIST Scholarship Coordinator
for 2003. Corporate EWI will issue 10 $1,000 ASIST scholarships
which will be awarded at the Denver convention.
The EWI Regional
Spring Conference for 2003 will be held May 15-17, 2003 in San Antonio,
The 2003 EWI
Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, CO next Sept. 24-27! We are
lucky to have this event close by so that many of our members can
attend and see EWI in action at the national level.
SHARE THE NEWS!
send submissions for the Chapter Pulse to:
- Kaye Caster, Old Town Guest House
15 - Kathy Achenbach, Broadmoor Hotel
20 - Lynn Pelz, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
24 - Summer
Kircher, Sustaining Member
The Fine Art of Cave-Dwellers
and Bear Hunters
The EWI January
meeting was held at the Antlers Hotel downtown. We had an excellent
turnout for January, and everyone enjoyed Billi Lees no-nonsense
talk on cave-dwellers and bear-hunters. Our Board treated new and
renewing members to a new EWI pin representing our beloved mountains.
If you have not received yours yet, make sure your 2003 dues are
paid up and talk to any Board member.
by Wanda Reaves
There are few
like her in the category of Colorado Springs native. Her grandparents
homesteaded east of Colorado Springs. She is a second generation
native. She attended Wasson High School with another friend known
to all of us (i.e. Ann Elrod) and graduated 35th in a class of 650
graduates. She attended Colorado State University in Ft. Collins
where she fell so madly in love that she didnt finish her
last year even though she went to CSU on a good scholarship! This
could happen to any of us!
She is active
in the Calvary Bible Church and is program director for the Cubbies
Program that is a part of the youth ministry. She enjoys very much
the teaching of young kindergartners and pre-schoolers.
in Colorado Springs she was a middle child and has two brothers.
Her husband is disabled which presents her with challenges that
she has overcome with love and commitment. She has two adopted daughters
and is the proud grandmother of four grandchildren. She spends a
lot of time with her grandchildren, two girls and two boys, as they
all live in Colorado Springs and they provide her happiest moments.
The most tragic time of her life was when she lost her first baby.
It was an event that changed her life. But with her faith and courage
she and her husband moved forward and now have a happy family life
surrounded by children and grandchildren.
She and her
husband have traveled to Canada, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
She looks forward to traveling with a group of women to Australia,
New Zealand and Fiji Island next month, March. Their visit will
be for twenty-three days. Her excitement and anticipation was obvious
as we talked over lunch.
This EWI member
enjoys her work. She finds great satisfaction in helping people
and their families as an independent long term care specialist and
broker. While the average age to purchase a long term care policy
is in the late fifties it continues to drop as more and more people
realize the importance of preparing themselves for the later years
of their life. The younger one is the less expensive the policy
is. The longer one waits to purchase a policy the less affordable
She has served
on the EWI Board and has been a member of EWI for ten years. She
loves being a member and contributes her professional and personal
growth to EWI.
strong and gentle woman always has a smile on her face. EWI has
helped her to grow and we have gained from her membership. Her name
is Joan Saucerman.
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RSVP by February 5th!
Date: February 12, 5:30pm :
Topic:"Women and Strokes"
Where: Penrose/St. Francis Learning Center, 1644 Medical
Center Point ( NW corner of Templeton Gap and Union.)
What:March Chapter Meeting
When: March 12, 5:30pm. Topic:"Perfecting Connecting",
speaker Sara Michelle,
Where: Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 3rd Floor.
Additional reps - 16
Sustaining - 6
Life - 9
Honorary - 1
Transitional - 1
Facial and Cosmetic Surgery
Reps: Tanya Sheldon and Stephanie Abeyta.
Minor: Plastic surgery
Major Classification: Interior Designs
Minor Classification: Feng Shui
Add Staff has
a new rep: Jayme Holligan
Aloha! Colorado Springs Chapter
am Dawn Kaniaupio, a member of the Honolulu Chapter of Executive
Women International (EWI). The Firm I represent is Alphamedia
Corporation, a television production company in Honolulu. I have
been with Alphamedia for 19 years, and I have been a member of EWI
since 1996. In 1999, I served as President of the Honolulu Chapter.
I have attended
annual meetings in Calgary, Los Angeles, Texas, Atlanta and Cleveland
and have really enjoyed networking with representatives from across
the globe. I was honored when asked late last year to serve as Membership
Advisor and have enjoyed working with your chapters board
thus far. The chapters that I service include San Diego, Spokane,
Colorado Springs and Salt Lake City. Together we are sharing information
and building relationships that will assist each chapter in the
Some of you
may wonder, what are the responsibilities of a Corporate Membership
Advisor? Simply stated, the Corporate Membership Advisor serves
as a liaison from the Corporate Board to the Chapters and is available
to advise the Chapters as they need or seek assistance. We report
to Sharon Bennett, Corporate Membership Director, and Lois Perry,
Corporate Membership Priority Director, which means the focus of
the position is on developing and serving our membership.
So, I have
a simple goal to be there for you, the Corporate
Board, and our Staff. I want to help your Chapter, the Corporate
Staff, and the Corporate Board achieve their goals in the coming
I believe our
EWI mission statement gives us the direction we need to set goals
and work to achieve them. Here are some thoughts things Im
sure youve heard before but they bear repeating. EWI
Firms: Since it is the Firm that is the member (and what makes EWI
unique among organizations), and the Firms pay the bills and permit
their employees to invest the necessary time to participate, it
is important that the needs of the Firm are the first priority.
Firm recognition may not be the primary reason for each firm joining
EWI our organization means different things to different
firms therefore, it is important to determine what our firms
perceive as the greatest benefits to their membership in EWI (e.g.,
recognition in the community, networking, business contacts, professional
growth of employees, etc.), and work to meet those needs.
and Professional Development: Providing representatives with critical
skills that they can take back to their firms (e.g., communication,
marketing, leadership, strategic planning, etc.), provides value
to our member Firms, as well as value to the individual representative.
If the representative demonstrates that she is gaining something
tangible from her membership, the Firm is more likely to be a long-term
Community Involvement: Something I heard at Presidents Caucus
gave me a new understanding of this aspect of our mission statement.
We involve ourselves in our communities through our EWI programs
EWISP, ASIST, and the Reading Rally. Each Chapter can reach
out to their communities and touch lives that span generational
boundaries. As a non-profit organization, we have limited resources.
EWI could be greatly strengthened in membership numbers, dollars,
recognition, and effectiveness if chapters would focus their attention
on these EWI programs first and foremost.
So, in the
coming months, I encourage you and your Chapter and most
importantly, your Chapter leaders to focus on the EWI mission
statement and evaluate your activities based on it. Ask yourselves:
Is what we are doing supporting EWI and reflecting its mission?
If not, why are we doing it? We should be able to relate each
one of our activities to one of the three dimensions of our mission
statement. In doing so, we will strengthen our individual chapters
and our organization as a whole.
I look forward
to working with you in the coming year (and meeting some of you),
and I hope that each one of you have a wonderful and valuable year
A hui hou,
Dawn K. Kaniaupio
EWI Membership Advisor
Executive Women International
Colorado Springs Chapter
Minutes for the January 6, 2003
Sally Seidlitz, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.
Sally Seidlitz, Kelly Wood, Vickie Keeler, Lanonah Krumanocker,
Kay Atwood, Janice Zerbe, Ana Golden, Lorrie Todd, Beth Alexander,
Kathy Wallace, Kathleen OLeary, Verna Severson and Nancy Stacy.
minutes were approved with the corrections. Omitted from the attendance
list were: Shirley Stewart and Nancy Stacy.
reported that so far the dues renewal has accounted for 52 member
firms paid for 2003.
committee will be meeting regularly with the Membership committee
to make sure that new members get a prompt orientation and are welcomed
at each meeting.
The Past Presidents
will form a committee to arrange the September 2003 meeting, as
it is the chapters 20th anniversary.
Ways and Means
committee, with the help of the entire chapter, will be organizing
a golf tournament on Sept.15 2003 to raise money for scholarships.
adjourned at 5:55pm
Meeting will be at Accent Photo at 4:30pm for networking and snacks
with the meeting beginning at 5:00pm on Thursday, February 6, 2003.
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