Chartered in 1983
Chapter Meetings are the
2nd Wednesday of each month.
Board Meetings are the
Thursday before the Chapter meeting.
|February 3, 2005 4:30 pm
4685 Centennial Blvd
Feburary 9, 2005
New Member Orientation;
5:30pm Chapter Meeting
4 South Cascade
(see details below)
All Members MUST
RSVP YES or NO
March 3, 2005 4:30 pm
4685 Centennial Blvd
|March 9, 2005
5:30pm Chapter Meeting
Firm Night atThe Hub Car Wash and Diner
EWI Corporate Calendar
March 31, 2005, a one-day Academy of Leadership is being held at Wyndham Westborough Hotel, Westborough, MA (Boston)
Module 3 of the Academy of Leadership will be offered.
May 13-14, 2005, Universal City Hilton Universal City, CA (Los Angeles) Module 2 of the Academy of Leadership will be offered.
April 20-22, 2005, Washington, DC
September 20-22, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT
58th Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting:
September 22-24, 2005
Salt Lake City, UT
Check it out on the EWI website: www.executivewomen.org Members: If you have trouble logging in call the Corporate Office
EWI Mean To Me...
Rep: Cathie John
Company: Lane Affiliated Companies/
More than anything else, EWI is my SECURITY BLANKET. It hasn’t always been that way, but over time that’s what it has evolved into for me.
I was asked to become the rep for Pepsi-Cola in 1990 – yeah, I’m definitely one of the old timers! I can honestly say that for the first few years I felt like a fish out of water. I attended meetings but basically met no one; my fault, as much as any one else’s. I am an introvert through and through and it was hard for me to even imagine mingling with such a group of dynamic women. After all, I was just an accountant, not an executive woman!
But being an accountant, I was asked to be the Treasurer! I was honored and said “Yes” before I even stopped to think about what I had just committed myself to. But commit I did and spent the next several years as Treasurer, Secretary (twice), Scholarship Committee member, Membership Chairman and most recently trying to track all the membership information in the roster database. I had the opportunity to meet and greet all the women in the organization. I knew names and faces and actually became an “executive thinking” woman over time. What a change for me!
Most importantly, I felt a part of the group and started developing friendships that I know are not a result of my position at Pepsi – they are a result of me being me. Those friendships have seen me through the deaths of both my parents, illnesses and operations, and a divorce. EWI is a SECURITY BLANKET for me. When you least expect it, someone will call you, drop you a note, invite you out, or greet you at the meeting with a big hug and it will totally make your day!
So, if you’re not already – GET INVOLVED! Introduce yourself to the women around you and, especially, make the new members feel welcome and “a part of the group”. One of them may turn out to be your new best friend and wouldn’t that be a shame to miss!
The Pulse - YOUR VOICE - Kelly Wood
The Your Voice column of the EWI Chapter Pulse was created so that all members have a place to:
ask questions; get answers; give suggestions; let us know what we are doing right; let us know what we could improve upon; but, is not limited to the above.
This is Your Voice. The best way to do this is to send an email in response to the Chapter Pulse and it will get directed to the Your Voice committee. The committee will try to respond to all information sent to the committee. The response will either be published in the Chapter Pulse or to that individual member representative, if more appropriate.
This is your chapter of EWI. In addition to adhering to our mission statement, we want you to get the most out of EWI.
Why do I get billed and have to pay for meetings that I do not attend and did not RSVP for?
As a member of EWI your attendance is required. You only needed to RSVP for a guest or to let us know if you are not going to be able to attend.
However, we are changing to: everyone must respond policy. You must let us know if you are attending. You must let us know if you are not attending. And you must let us know if you are bringing a guest.
Do you have a question or suggestion?
Please send your inquiry to: mailto:email@example.com
2005 Member Firms
Accent Photo Imaging
Armstrong Moving & Storage
B & L Carept and Interiors
Bahakle Commnications KILO/KYEX Radio
Benefit Designs & Associates
Berniger, Berg, Diver, Noecker, Wood Ellis
The Broadmoor Hotel
Cachet Basket Company
Ann Carlisle, PhD, Psychologist
Celebrations by Maggie
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
CS Convention & Visitors Bureau
Colorado Springs Utilities
Casey Cool, Marriage and Family Therapist
District 11-Fremont Elementary
Ent Federal Credit Union
The Food Designers
Girl Scouts - Wagon Wheel Council
Goodwill Industries of CS
The Hub Car Wash & Diner
Joan Saucerman, LTC Ins Broker
LaCasita Patio Cafés
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Lane Affiliated Comanies (Pepsi)
Momentum Advertising & Publice Relations
Old West Cigar/Old West Homebrew Supply
Page Cafe Internet
Penny Sayer, CPA
Penrose St Francis Health Foundation
Penrose St Francis/Centura Healthcare
Physique Transformations Studio
Pikes Peak Cardiology
Pikes Peak Regional Development
Pioneer Astro Industries
Purple Mountain Coffee
RBC Dain Rauscher Investments
Sage Woman Herbs
Shewmaker's Camera Shop
Select Specialty Hospital of CS
Lynn Severson Interiors
Stading & Wood Chiropractic
Sunrise Assisted Living
Vectra Bank Colorado
Wells Fargo Bank
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region
EWI Member Firms.
The Power of a Woman
The Power of an Executive Woman
By Linda Williamson
Through innovative approaches, we, as women, have made outstanding progress on many fronts. Most significantly, we are instinctively equipped to use our abilities to nurture, love and develop others. For instance, by applying our many diverse talents, we have proven abilities that influence this world we live in by making it a better environment, not only for ourselves, but for all who inhabit it. Many of you have children, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters and you have played important parts in their lives, by directing, coaching and encouraging them to find their dreams.
NOW, let’s talk about the power of executive women. It is with your expertise that you are capable of seeing a vision that can be instilled into those that work with us, as well as our organizations. This POWER distinguishes you from the reluctant and fearful, as well as empowers those you direct. Executive women are called to higher grounds, to be decision makers and risk takers while attempting to do the impossible. We have to be flexible enough to handle multiple requirements, be visionaries and performance driven, as well as pay the cost of being an Executive Woman.
We are indeed, EXCUTIVE WOMEN!
Please send submissions for the
Chapter Pulse to:
February, 11, 2005
Please email as
February 1 Mary Ruth Lowen Lionstone Properties
February 6 Susan Davis Wells Fargo Bank
February 8 Susan Presti Colorado Springs Utilities
February 16 Casey Cool Casey Cool
February 18 Vanessa Moorman Lamar Outdoor Advertising
February 22 Kathryn Flobeck Purple Mountain Coffee
February 25 Cyndi Clark Vectra Bank
February 27 Ann Carlisle Ann E. Carlisle, Ph.D.
February 27 Pat Kreuser Purple Mountain Coffee
January - "I am the Queen"- by Kathy Kelly
“Queen" Donna Bertram, COO of Penrose Hospital, and EWI member, gave an inspiring and fun outlook on life at our January meeting. We were advised that, while Donna is the "Queen of Everything", we can all be queens of our own lives if we follow the Castle Dynamics:
C - exhibit courage dealing with what life sends us
A - be authentic – be yourself
S - serve; reach out to help others
T - be truthful to yourself and others
L - love (a lot)
E - you will be effective if you follow these principles
It was a great evening of compassion and much laughter. Donna earned a standing ovation from her fellow EWI members.
Following the Chapter meeting, Donna provided a tour of the new Penrose Hospital tower, which includes a new entry to the hospital, information desk, patient registration and waiting area, board room, critical care patient rooms and waiting rooms for the family members. Also, provided for the wellness of the staff members, are two workout rooms, located in the lower level.
Thank you so much, Donna, to you and your efficient and personable staff, Chris and Ann, as well as the catering staff. Thank you to EWI members who donated door prizes: Bea Steahlin (Sinton Dairy), Patty Klase (Armstrong Moving); Kathy Wallace (WallaceVision); and Debbie Ruport (Penrose Foundation).
New Member Orientation
There will be an orientation for interested members, February 9, 2005, in the Camron Room from 4:30 to 5:30pm prior to our regular Chapter meeting at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 South Cascade Avenue. Come find out how you can become involved in EWI and meet all the Board members and Committee Chairs. All members are welcome to attend.
Care and Concern
Condolences to Lanonah Krumanocker whose mother passed away; and to Kaye Caster whose father passed away.
Michele Vandepas and her husband are the proud parents of Kayden, their beautiful baby girl. The adoption was official January 13, 2005.
Message from the Vice President/President Elect:
Ladies - here's your chance. Please take some time to give your input to the board for the 2005 programs:
(1) What would be your suggestion for program topics/speakers?
(2) Where would you like to see the meetings held?
(3) Additional comments about programs.
Please send your comments to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Message from the Sergeant-at-Arms:
Looking over the year 2003-04, we have lost money for the monthly dinner meetings, therefore, there is a change beginning the month of February. For the February meeting and each meeting afterwards you MUST answer the meeting invitation – YES or NO. I would appreciate your cooperation. Thank You. - Bea Steahlin
DIRECTORY PHOTOS WANTED !
If you have a photo you would like to use for the Chapter Directory, please submit the photo to Sally Seidlitz at Accent Photo Imaging: 4685 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs CO 80919. Photos can be scanned and cropped (and imperfections erased) by Accent Photo.
Did you see the EWI International Pulse?
Colorado Springs LCAM reps photos on page 6.
Colorado Springs 2004 new member firm's on page 7.
Our ASIST scholarship winner, Rebecca Tonn, page 15. Former member, Tayco Screenprinting, promoted on page 18.
Welcome 2005 New Members
Firm: Sage Woman Herbs
Rep: Valerie Blankenship
Herbal products, vitamins and supplements
Major: Consumer merchandising
Minor: Specialty Store
Firm: La Casita Patio Cafés
Rep: Janet Sawyer
Mexican Food Restaurants
Firm: Momentum Advertising and PR, LLC
Rep: Laura J. Muir
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Minor: Advertising Services/Public Relations
Firm: Pikes Peak Regional Development
Rep: Christine R. Ressler
Small Business Loans
Firm: Seagate Technology LLC
Rep: Lynne VanArsdale
Leading supplier of desktop and enterprise disk drives
Minor: High-Tech-Disc Drives
Heart Disease - It's Not Just For Men Any More!
Antler's Hilton Hotel
4 South Cascade
Summit 3 Ballroom
Parking below hotel
Bring ticket to have stamped
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2005
RSVP Guests & Regrets by:
Friday, February 4, 2005
ALL MEMBERS MUST RSVP YES or NO
4:30PM - New Member Orientation
(prior to the Chapter Meeting)
5:30PM - Sign In and Networking
6:00PM - Dinner & Program
5:15PM to end of Program -
Carotid Artery Screenings
COST: $30 and Cash Bar
Dr. Nita Harris, Pikes Peak Cardiology with
The American Heart Association;
and members from
Cardiodiagnostics for Carotid Artery screenings
Torn baby spinach with mixed field greens
Anjou pears and toasted walnuts
Wildflower Vinaigrette with blue cheese or ranch dressing
Honey dill boules with herb butter
Grilled breast of chicken with citrus glaze and orange pinwheel
Wild rice and fresh seasonal vegetables
Toasted walnut chocolate tart garnished with seasonal berries
Columbian coffee and assorted herbal teas
Firm: New Leaf
Rep: Linda Bloom
Major: Human Services
Firm: Wilhelm Monument Company
Rep: Judy Wilhelm
Granite memorials, bronze, stone signs
Major: Stone Industry
Minor: Monument Manufacturing
Nicola Myers sold The Corkscrew Wine Shop in December 2004
Donna Berty's firm, Sempercare Hospital, is changing to Select Specialty Hospital of Colorado Springs
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting
Colorado Springs Chapter
EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL ®
January 6, 2005
Call to Order:
Accent Photo, January 6, 2005 Called to order by Linda Williamson, President at 5:00PM
Linda Williamson, Joan Pierce, Bea Steahlin, Kelly Wood, Pat Cooper, Kathy Kelly, Kathy Wallace, Marti Hartman, Beth Alexander, Lorrie Todd, Debbie Ruport, Kathryn Flobeck, Cathie John, Patty Klase, Donna Berty, Sally Seidlitz, Georgianna Lee
Bea Steahlin made motion to approve minutes from November and December meetings. Second by Joan Pierce
As of 12/31/04 balances are: Operating account $15,911.03 Scholarship account $22,002.45 Endowment $109,237.77
Linda Williamson received notices of resignation from Conscious Destiny Productions, Old Town Gallery and Syntrak International. Response letter of regret sent to the three firms.
Membership – Current numbers: Member firms 79, Second Reps 12, Sustaining member 5, Life members 12. New members as of January 1, 2005 are Momentum Advertising and Public Relations, Pikes Peak Regional Development and Seagate Technology. New member orientation to be held at the Antler’s Hotel, February 9, 2005 at 4:30pm before the chapter meeting. Kathryn Flobeck to order membership packets from corporate for new and prospective members. Kathryn to create an application checklist by next meeting for Sustaining and Life Membership applications. Transitional membership for Nicola Myers former owner of The Corkscrew Wine Shop approved.
Program – Kathy Kelly to prepare and present next meeting teasers for up coming meetings.
Publication: Beth Alexander requested articles for “What EWI means to me.”
Sergeant-at-Arms – 54 member reps attended the December meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel, 3 sustaining members, 2 life members and 15 guests for a total of 74 in attendance.
Ways & Means – Pat Cooper organizing committee for golf tournament.
Public Relations – No report.
Directory – Cathie John reported that committee is still compiling information.
Hospitality – Donna Berty stated nothing to report
Scholarship – 3 rd scholarship recipient selected.
Nominating - Marti Hartman stated nothing to report
New reply format to be implemented for February newsletter. Separate email to be sent to membership explaining the new yes or no format and reasons for this change. Members will be charged for the dinner if there is no reply. Review Sustaining and Life Membership applications from several chapter members.
Firm name change for Sempercare Hospital of Colorado Springs to Select Speciality Hospital of Colorado Springs.
Next chapter meeting: February 9, 2005
Next board meeting: February 3, 2005
Meeting adjourned: 6:29PM
Linda Williamson, Chapter President
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R I N C I P L E S
bring together key individuals from member firms of EWI to achieve
world-class status as an organization through applied standards
and cultivate mutual business and professional goals through
personal association and interchange.
the opportunities and structure for leadership and professional
a wide scope of community, educational, and philanthropic services
flexibility and adaptability in a membership as diverse in its
demographics as in its interest, needs, and staying power