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Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council
Rep: Sandy Taylor
I am a strong advocate for the rights of girls and women, so working
for Girl Scouts is a natural extension of my beliefs. The
mission of Girl Scouts is to inspire girls with the highest ideals
of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become
happy and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouting is the world's
pre-eminent organization dedicated to girls - all girls - where,
in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character
and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with
committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all
their lives - like strong values, social conscience, and conviction
about their own potential and self-worth. In Girl Scouts,
girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together.
Through the many enriching experiences provided by the Girl Scouts,
they can grow courageous and strong.
Here in Wagon Wheel Council, we have a rich and exciting history
of giving girls opportunities that they would not have elsewhere.
Girl Scouting came to Colorado Springs in 1917, and was chartered
in 1919, making us the oldest continuously chartered council west
of the Mississippi. Girls who joined our first Girl Scout
troop were able to participate in a wide variety of activities,
many of which were things "only boys usually get to do, such
as climb Pikes Peak and go camping." Girls today are
still participating in "cutting edge" activities - rock
climbing, low ropes adventure course, science and technology fun,
and sports of all kinds. With almost 7000 girls, we serve
1 out of every 8 girls in our jurisdiction.
Volunteers are and always have been the bedrock of Girl Scouting,
for the program could not exist without them. Today more than
ever, there is a tremendous need for committed, high quality volunteers
who will serve as excellent role models for girls and young women.
Sixty-four percent of today's women leaders were Girl Scouts, and
82 percent of high-achieving alumnae believe the organization influenced
their success. Girl Scouting supports girls and their families
with a proven program. Yet this year in Colorado Springs,
there were 600 girls on the waiting list - that's 600 girls who
wanted to be Girl Scouts but for whom no appropriate leader was
available. Volunteers are needed to work directly with girls,
yet there are many opportunities for service - as trainers, service
team members, Board and committee members, to present program activities,
and so much more. If you or someone you know would like to
help girls have an experience unlike any other, call 597-8603, ext.
41, to learn more.
I was a Girl Scout growing up, yet never thought I would be the
CEO of a council. I loved camping and Girl Scouts gave me that opportunity.
It also helped develop my leadership, decision-making and team building
skills. After high school I spent summers as a camp counselor and
taught swimming. I even directed camp for 5 years, hiring
a staff of 65 and serving 200 kids a week. (That is when I began
earning the silver hairs on my head). Parents thought it was
a plush job, yet none of them were willing to live outdoors with
their children for 9 weeks without air conditioning in Texas! I
was originally approached to apply for a job as a professional Girl
Scout. Yes, less than 1% of adults in Girl Scouting are employed
staff - our strength lies in our volunteers. 28 years later, I am
even more committed to the mission and am an advocate for girls
and women issues. I see EWI sharing a similar vision. Youth
may be 50% of our population, yet they are 100% of our future and
I want to have a positive impact on them.
Girl Scouting is An Experience Unlike Any Other. There are
many things that girls can do but there is nothing like the
Girl Scouts. Girl Scouting is a doorway into whole new worlds.
Adventures girls might otherwise never take. Skills they might
never learn. Friends they might never meet. And values
that have never been so important: leadership, service, character,
inclusiveness. There is discovery in every badge and for every
girl. Something she didn't know about the world, or about
herself. Wide eyes, big smiles, open arms, self-assurance.
These are things they take out into the world. Girl Scouts.
An Experience Unlike Any Other.
WHY DON'T WE HAVE A LOCAL DIRECTORY???!!!
By Marti Hartman
Boy do we hear that a lot.
And here's what I know!
It's a HUGE undertaking!
We sent out several requests for volunteers to help with the project.
The pleadings went largely unanswered until finally "The Few,
The Brave, The Directory Team" came forward and answered the
A HUGE thank you goes out to Linda Bloom, Cathie John, Jane Marshall,
Joan Pierce, Sally Seidlitz, and Kelly Wood, who have stepped up
to take this on.
We don't have a time-line yet for completion, but we have a dedicated
and talented team committed to publishing a local directory for
Thank you to each of these ladies who, on top of all the rest of
the work they're doing, are willing to take on more.
send submissions for the Chapter Pulse to:
July 9 - Joan Saucerman - Long term care
July 13 - Bea Steahlin - Sinton Dairy
July 16 - Karen Schwartz - Vectra Bank
July 19 - Jeanne Cowen - The Gazette
July 23 - Kimberly Powell - Colorado Aviation
July 25 - Ana Golden - Taylor Travel
July 29 - Lea Roads - Life Member
July 30 - Kim Murphy - Olive Real Estate
Scholastic Classic: Big Success
What an exciting day, June 15th! The weather was
a little damp, but the 88 golfers (22 teams) were all in high spirits
and had a great time!! A few clouds and a little rain could
not hide the beauty of the prestigious Kissing Camels Club.
This year our players were split about 50/50 between men and women.
Kudos to Wendy Pearce Nelson, Blue Fox Photography & Associates,
who took wonderful pictures of all the foursomes and other candid
shots. What a good sport-she was unprepared for the damp,
cold weather but stuck it out!
- First Place Team
won pro shop gift certificates for $100 each and a
round of golf donated by EWI member firm, Cheyenne Mountain
Ryan Severson (yes, he's Verna's son)
- Second Place Team
won pro shop gift certificates for $75 each
- Third Place Team
won pro shop gift certificates for $50 each
The greatest thing is we raised over $13,000 for the ASIST scholarship
fund. This truly has impacted the lives of many deserving
We brought in $24,000 with expenses of $10,000 paid to Kissing
Camels Club, $100 to the golf pro (they treated us great), and $215
for the signs for the sponsors at the holes. Because of the
generosity of our EWI members and their efforts in involving the
community to participate, expenses were kept at a minimum.
Players excitedly looked through their very full goody bags that
also included golf umbrellas (which came in handy!) donated by SemperCare
Hospital. Thank you Donna Berty! While enjoying delicious
hors d'oeuvres at the awards reception, many wonderful door prizes
were awarded. For example, Cathie John won a red Corvette
from Daniels Chevyland!! WOW!! She didn't drive it home,
as it is an adorable child's pedal car.
Verna Severson and Joan Saucerman, co-chairs of the event, want
to thank their committee for all their hard work, dedication and
many hours spent on making this event a success. Our meetings
were always so much fun with special thanks to Verna for spoiling
everyone by hosting at her home with wonderful food!!
Karen Rooks Nauer
by Wanda Reaves
This stylish and sophisticated woman was born in Denver.
She attended South High School there and graduated from Colorado
University in Boulder. She studied pre-med and graduated with
a degree in elementary education. Her first child, Scott was
born in Hammond, Indiana and has a very successful law career in
Los Angeles. Second child Jeff is head of new product development
for the Arby's Restaurant Corporation in Ft. Louden, Pennsylvania.
Daughter Dodie is a Doctor of Pathology and lives in New York City.
Tricia is the youngest and she is a successful stay-at-home mom.
These children have produced six grandchildren
The major tragedy of her life was the loss of her two year old
Paula suffered from a severe case of spina bifida, a congenital
malformation of the central nervous system which took her life.
However, this set the pattern for a lifetime of helping children
with disabilities. She prefers working on a one-on-one basis
but has served as chairman of New Born Hope and on the board of
Cheyenne Village. She helped establish a foundation for such
children while living in Ohio. The Hattie Larlhan Foundation
provides quality life care and options for the developmentally disabled
and mentally retarded in Ohio.
She and her husband were dorm counselors for 300 varsity athletes
early in their marriage. She received the Mortar Board which
honors college seniors for outstanding service in leadership and
Other than her family she enjoys the most her membership in a group
called Ukeladies which was formed in Chicago and is an all girl,
eight member, hillbilly group that performs with ukuleles.
It was established just for the fun of it and became a group that
performed in Chicago in schools, churches and at luncheons, etc.
The group travels together now and then.
Her husband's career took her family to Chicago, Davenport, Iowa,
Indianapolis, Cleveland and eventually to Pueblo, Colorado.
Sandwiched between Davenport and Indianapolis and Cleveland were
long stints in Chicago, the city where she has many friends and
She has traveled to many places i.e. Italy, Sweden, England, Denmark
and France included. Her favorite country is Italy and she
hopes to return there someday to live for a short while. For fun
she plays golf, gin rummy and does water aerobics three times a
week. Her favorite authors are Anne River Siddons and Pat
Her work is in retail where she is a buyer and salesperson at Kirk
and Hill. Kirk and Hill provides fashionable quality clothing
for the professional woman in Colorado Springs. The
store is a highly regarded downtown institution. Okay, you
guessed it! It is our own Julie Blackmun!
Julie has been an involved member of EWI and she says she has benefited
in many ways but mostly by making good friends. She has served
twice as program chairman and once as membership chairman.
She advises all members that to get the most from EWI one should
serve on the EWI Board of Directors.
Our chapter has benefited from her membership and service.
THE COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL
21 BROADMOOR AVE
(West on Lake Ave, Berthe Circle(2nd Round-about), follow around
the curve left to the school)
Date: Wednesday, July
RSVP Below by July 10, 2004
5:30 PM Sign In; Wine Social
6:00 Dinner & Business
ALLAN TODD, PRESIDENT
PAGECAFE INTERNET CONSULTING
TOPIC: WEB MARKETING THAT WORKS
COST: $30 -
Rosemary crusted Beef Tenderloin
Thai Chicken Kabobs
Warm Spinach Dip
Whole Cheese Array
Coffee & Dessert
Penrose St. Francis Health Foundation, 957 E. Colorado, Colorado
Springs, CO 80903, 634-2046.
Rep: Deborah K. Ruport, Vice President: email@example.com
2nd rep: Judy Gunson, Vice President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Rep: Mazie Baalman. Major: Retail
food, Minor: candy shop
Old West Cigar/Old West Homebrew Supply, Rep: Georgianna Lee. Major:
Retail , Minor: smoking supplies
Lynn Severson Interiors, Rep: Lynn Severson. Major: Interior Design,
Minor: Home furmishings & design services
Pikes Peak Cardiology, Rep: Nita Harris, M.D. Major: Medicine,
Upcoming EWI conferences: EWI Leadership Conference & Annual
Meeting: Sept. 23-25, New Orleans at the New Orleans Marriott.
of the (Board of Directors or Chapter Business) Meeting
Colorado Springs Chapter
EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
(June 3, 2004)
June 3, 2004, Called to order by Marti Hartman, President
O'Leary, Verna Severson, Susan Wood-Ellis, Marti Hartman,
Kathy Wallace, Lorrie Todd, Bea Steahlin, Linda Williamson,
Joan Saucerman, Sally Seidlitz, Kelly Wood, Beth Alexander,
Jane Marshall, Kathy Kelly, Cathie John, Kathryn Flobeck
Total present: 16
Kathleen O'Leary made motion to approve minutes as published
in monthly newsletter - approved
of 5/31 balances are: Operating account - $53,710,31; scholarship
account - $14,117.29; scholarship endowment fund - $101,383.12.
- applications mailed to reps from CASA, TESSA, RR Parenting,
Life Messages, Auto Clinic of the Rockies; Posted new members
- Pikes Peak Cardiology (Dr. Nita Harris); Old West Cigar
(Georgianna Lee); RM Chocolate Factory (Mazie Baalman); Lynn
Severson Interiors (Lynn Severson)
Programs - June meeting is golf tournament (no regular
chapter meeting); getting existing sound system fixed
Publication - Beginning work with new board members
for transition (training on software for website updating)
Sergeant-at-Arms - May meeting attendance: 84 - members
53, sustaining 3, Life 3, posted new members 4, guests 21
Ways & Means - Golf tournament June 15th,
Kissing Camels; still need a few hole sponsors; 21 teams signed
up so far; motion made and approved that a note to membership
will go out that they can get credit for meeting by donating,
volunteering, sponsoring, playing, etc.
Directory - Jane Marshall has volunteered to work
with Cathie John to get this going - will be using data from
corporate web site
Hospitality - more meeting "mixers" are
Nominating - Sally presented her board recommendations
for 2004/2005; motion made and approved to add new board position
called Technical Advisor
Marti Hartman made motion and it was approved for Annual
Meeting Recognition Award - details below:
Applications to be filled out - must be member firm
in good standing; must have excellent attendance; must have
served on board on a committee or commit to serve on board
or committee within next 2 chapter years
Award will include: full conference and leadership academy
Panel will review apps and the number of winners are to be
Deadline for applications: July 30, 2004.
meeting: July 14, 2004
Next board meeting: July 12, 2004
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