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6, 4:30 pm
4685 Centennial Blvd
8, 5:30 p.m.
Antler‚s Adams Mark Hotel
4 South Cascade
CONFERENCE FOR 2003
May 15-17, 2003
San Antonio, Texas
2003 ANNUAL MEETING
September 24-27, 2003
Conscious Destiny Productions, Inc.
Rep: Michelle A. Vandepas
Productions is a creative company and has just completed its first
documentary film, "Woman As Butterflyš, with Michelle Vandepas
as the producer. The film is about Taos, New Mexico artist, Ann
Saint John Hawley. The Colorado Springs Business Journal recently
wrote about the film, „ Woman As Butterfly is as much about discovering
creative potential through nature and art as it is a biography of
Hawley or a survey of her work. ..∑..Woman As Butterfly is an enthusiastic
portrait of what it takes‑ no matter what age‑ to indulge
in one's creative side.š
is working on a second film about a Colorado Springs artist who
had a near death experience several years ago, and expresses this
experience through his paintings. Filming is completed and editing
scheduled for early next year.
founder and president of Conscious Destiny is a creative entrepreneur
at heart and she has formed a variety of companies related to service,
retail, manufacturing, training, and health and wellness. Michelle
has been a member of EWI on and off with various companies since
the late 1980's and is delighted to be back in EWI. Although her
various ventures seem quite different, they all relate to creativity
and self-development. All of her experiences have come together
in Conscious Destiny and can be summed up in this mission statement:
Conscious Destiny Productions is dedicated to projects such as films,
workshops, training and art that develop and promote creativity.
We understand that through our connection to our own creativity,
we become more aware, alive, and conscious in each moment, leading
to more passion-filled living. We further understand that this conscious,
passionate living should be profitable - emotionally, spiritually
and financially, and that each of us deserves and expects to sell
our products and services. Conscious Destiny Productions models
this profitable, creative, conscious living in business and in life.
lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 years with her husband Bob
and looks forward to reconnecting with old friends and meeting new
ones through EWI.
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
By Sally Seidlitz
Women International has been a part of my life for over 10 years.
I‚ve not always been as active as I could have been, or should have
been, but I‚ve appreciated the care and interest everyone seems
to have for each other. I‚m constantly in awe of the talented and
successful women that are a part of EWI.
know time is an issue for each of us but everyone needs to make
time for a committee. Your involvement with a smaller group of women
will help you connect and feel a part of this dynamic organization.
Also, our committees need your help to reach their goals. Networking
is not only to exchange business but to grow EWI as well by sharing
information that will help in our personal lives.
is the beginning of a new year with new people, ideas and programs.
Having a shortened year will add challenges to the process. For
me, I‚m looking forward to having fun and getting to know everyone
Marshall would like to thank the 2002 Publications Committee for
their hard work transitioning the newsletter to an electronic format.
As past president, her goal was to have our newsletter be accessed
via the Internet, and we succeeded early in the year. Congratulations
and continued success to Lorrie Todd, 2003 Chair, and the Publications
We thank Jane for her efforts on the committee as well. – Kathy
Wallace, 2002 Chair)
EWI Regional Spring Conference for 2003 will be held May 15-17,
2003 in San Antonio, Texas.
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:
6 - Mary
Frances Grunow, Interiors Unlimited
7 - Jane Marshall, Pioneer Astro Industries, Inc
8 - Kathleen O'Leary, Lane Affiliated
8 - Kathleen Kelly, Op-Tech Laboratory
9 - Deborah Meuhleisen, Cheyenne Mtn Zoo
14 - Patricia Cone, KOAA-TV Channels 5/30
17 - Vickie Keeler, Cowen Transfer & Storage
21 - Kathi Ogrodny, Acordia of Colorado
22 - Elizabeth Youngquist, Colorado Springs Convention &
26 - Lorrie Molli, Goodwill Industries of Col Spr.
Merry Christmas & Happy
The EWI December
meeting at the Broadmoor‚s Penrose Room was fun and festive. We
were treated to an excellent meal. JJ Kaelin led the group in Christmas
carols at the end. And we honored our founding EWI president, Wanda
Reaves, who turned 70 in December. Thanks to all who participated
in the door prize extravaganza, as we raised hundreds of dollars
for the ASIST scholarship fund.
by Wanda Reaves
was born and raised on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin near a
small town called Medford. The Holsteins and Guernseys were her
friends Those are breeds of cows for you city girls, by the way.
Her mother often said, „When I can‚t find her she is usually out
in the pasture with the cowsš. At eight years old her family moved
to town where Dad worked in a paper mill and Mom in a restaurant.
Her only sibling is a sister who now lives in Tucson, Arizona.
went to Milwaukee to train to become a registered nurse, after which
she attended the University of Wisconsin where she got her Bachelor‚s
Degree in Nursing and met her husband, an engineer, who worked for
Allison-Chalmers Farm Equipment Company. She and her husband moved
with the requirements of his work to cities such as Atlanta, Chicago
and Dallas. While in Dallas she got her Masters Degree in Business
at the University of Texas at Dallas.
loves jigsaw puzzles and scrabble. She reads a lot and loves science
fiction, mysteries and especially likes the Mitford Series by Jan
Karon. This woman of many talents teaches Finance at UCCS on Monday
evenings. She plays golf and takes advantage of the many cultural
opportunities in our area. She has traveled to places like England,
Wales, Scotland, Russia, Canada, Bermuda, Israel and Egypt. Her
next trip is already planned for New Zealand and Australia where
she will travel with a group of couples she and her husband have
been friendwith s for many years. Each couple plans one trip per
year for the entire group and this has worked happily for years.
unexpected tragedy occurred in her life three years ago when her
husband was stricken with a brain tumor of the most serious kind
while they were visiting their daughter in Texas. After his death
she struggled with her grief and attended the grief workshop at
the First Presbyterian Church, which she recommends for anyone faced
with loss of a loved one. She has learned that through adversity
and tribulation one can gain strength. It is obvious that she lives
with a strong faith in God and a strong sense of who she is. To
relieve stress she prays and laughs a lot. (A good recipe for all
holds the highest honor one can have in nursing. She is a Fellow
of the American Academy of Nursing of which there are only 1,000
members in the USA. She is a certified Nursing Administrator. She
was recruited from Ft. Worth, Texas to become Vice President of
Nursing then Hospital Administrator at Penrose Community Hospital.
In 1992 she became Chief Operating Officer of Penrose St. Francis/Centura
Healthcare, a 522-bed hospital complex. She is especially proud
of their outreach programs that do not generate revenue but have
helped Penrose St. Francis/Centura Healthcare build a reputation
as a good corporate citizen who cares about this community. The
outreach programs include the Senior Health Clinic, parish nursing
and mission outreach programs.
Hospital built a labyrinth on their grounds in honor of her late
husband Jerral. She walks the labyrinth daily to help her think
more clearly, to refresh herself and to relieve stress.
St. Francis/Centura Healthcare spends about $40 million a year on
indigent care, which is approximately equal to Memorial Hospital,
a city owned hospital. She feels that the relationship between Penrose
and Memorial has never been better than it is now.
loves being a member of EWI and likes the energy of our group as
well as the programs. Yes, you guessed it; this professional, warm,
and strong woman is Donna Bertram, a true pioneer woman in health
care and an EWI member of which we are truly proud.
RSVP Guests and Regrets ONLY
Jeanne Roblewsky email@example.com
RSVP by January 3rd!
Date: January 8
Time: 5:30 p.m.
social hour; 6:00 p.m. dinner
Location: Antler‚s Adams Mark Hotel
4 South Cascade
Menu:Tossed Green Salad with choice of dressing, Thai Ginger
Chicken, Double Chocolate Cake and Coffee, Cash Bar
Program: „Success Savvyš
Presented by Billi Lee
Additional reps - 16
Sustaining - 6
Life - 9
Honorary - 1
Transitional - 1
Welcome new members!
Spa and Salon II, Rep Kim Goodman, Major: Consumer services, Minor:
Beauty and Health Center
Connoisseur, Rep: Nicola Meyers, Major: Beverages alcoholic, Minor:
Alcoholic beverage retailing
Lindhorn of USAA has become a Life Member. She has been an EWI member
Executive Women International
Colorado Springs Chapter
Record of Board of Directors Meeting
December 5, 2002
Wood called the meeting to order at 5:00p.m.
Kelly Wood; Sally Seidlitz; Joan Pierce; Verna Severson; Marti Hartman;
Jeannie Roblewsky; Kaye Caster; Kathy Wallace; Pat Cone; Kathleen
O‚Leary; Beth Alexander, Cathie John, Lorrie Todd, Janice Zerbe
Motion to grant
Cindy Lindhorn, USAA, Life member status; motion passed.
The next Board
meeting will be Monday, Jan. 6th at 4:30 pm at Accent
Digital Imaging on Centennial. 2003 Board meetings will generally
be held at Accent. Please note date change due to the holidays.
THANKS to Kay
Castor for her gracious use of Old Town Bed and Breakfast for Board
meetings the past several years!
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Phone (801) 355-2800
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world-class status as an organization through applied standards
and cultivate mutual business and professional goals through
personal association and interchange.
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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