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2003 ANNUAL MEETING
September 24-27, 2003
Rep: Codie Wilson
It seems fitting
that I write about me and my business at this time, because Mental
Health Month is upcoming in May. My professional years have all
been connected in one way or another with the mental health field.
I currently have my own business providing services as a psychotherapist
primarily to adults and families, working with a variety of emotional
and relationship issues. In addition to providing direct services,
I have in the past managed several community mental health programs
in Colorado and in Texas. I am a trained mediator as well, working
primarily with divorce and co-parenting issues along with work at
the Neighborhood Justice Center and with the Small Claims Court.
a way to deal with the empty nest phenomenon, I went back to school
for a program in Studies of the Future, and I use strategies I learned
there to help organizations, businesses and individuals develop
strategic plans, identify long term issues, and create change appropriate
to their visions.
My grown children
and my grandchildren add continuous enjoyment to my life. Music,
fishing, and community volunteerism add texture. I am particularly
pleased to become a part of the EWI organization.
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
I had planned
on writing about the San Antonio Conference but Marti and I did
not attend. We were all ready, with our bags packed and standing
at the airport in line to check in. Marti was ahead of me at the
ticket counter when she said, "They can't find our reservation."
I pulled out all the stuff from when I had booked the "on line"
reservation. The gal at the ticket counter tried to find our reservation
using the credit card number and a number of other variations they
could think of using our names. Well, it wasn't meant to be. We
called Marti's husband to log onto my account to see what happened.
In my haste to make the reservation I must not have done something
In the interest
of saving money, I used the on line service which has worked well
in the past. I think the real story is that if I had used the more
traditional travel services I wouldn't be writing this. They would
have made sure my reservation was accepted and that I had all the
confirmation information in my hand. Today, in this busy work world,
we think we can do everything ourselves. Perhaps we need to leave
some of the arrangements to the folks that specialize in handling
travel. I've learned an important lesson about time and money.
Have You Met These New Members?
Row: Charlene Green, Reynolds and Reynolds;
Kim Roseland, Gesundheit Center, LLC;
Beth Jones, Management Advantage;
Jodie Hatfield, Food Designers
Row: Tanya Sheldon & Stephanie Abeyta, Institute for Facial
and Cosmetic Surgery
Deb Witte, Serene Spaces
Jayme Holligan, Add Staff
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September 15, 2003
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June 6 - Joan Taylor
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June 12 - Sandy
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June 12 - Linda
Williamson - Broadmoor Hotel
June 13 - Codie
Wilson - CJW Associates
June 15 - Nancy
Stacy - Muir Agency
June 30 - Julie
Blackmun - Kirk & Hill Clothing
June 30 - Caroline
Easton - Sustaining Member
Last Month's Meeting
New Member Reception & Victoria Tells Us What
We Are Worth!
The EWI May meeting was
held at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, a fun and unusual location.
We kicked off with a New Member Reception prior to the regular meeting,
and new members, Board members and others got to meet, talk and
find out more about each other and EWI. Our meeting featured an
excellent buffet by the Picnic Basket and an inspirational talk
on managing your career by Victoria Pokaluk. Members enjoyed the
beautiful setting in the park and the patios at the Trading Post.
by Wanda Reaves
She's a Yankee
Texan! That means she spent most of her formative years in the great
state of Texas but was born in one of those northern states----namely
Michigan. She did a little more moving around than even most military
For every grade
but two she was in a different place. This was because her dad had
the important job of training pilots for the United States Air Force.
But instead of sending her to the psychiatrist's couch it developed
her into a very outgoing, well rounded and friendly woman.
To name just
a few of the places she lived as she grew, they were Plattsburgh,
N. Y.; Watertown, N. Y.; Pensacola, Florida; Portland, Maine; Sacramento,
California; St. Louis, Missouri; Mt. Clemens, Michigan; Oscoda,
Michigan; London, England and Hong Kong! Some of these places were
with her flyboy husband, "Bubba" who is a real Texan!
say this nomad existence gave her a broad and excellent education.
Her fondest memories are of Hong Kong where she attended a school
for Embassy children. Her teacher was an archeologist for whom she
still has great admiration. Classes held in an Embassy compound
with children from many other countries gave her quite an edge when
she returned to the states. Her favorite subjects were math and
science. She graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU)
in Dallas with a degree in Physics - yes, that's right, I said PHYSICS!
charmer met her big, football playing husband at a Texas-Oklahoma
football game party. "Bubba" played for the University of Texas
as a lineman. He flew B-52's for the Air Force for 5 1/2 years and
the role of Air Force wife was a familiar one.
his commitment to the Air Force, he went into the investment and
insurance brokerage business and she taught math and science in
high schools and in a junior college. His vast management experience
and her expertise formed the foundation for their own company in
the pension benefits field. After working with huge insurance companies
they saw the need for more personalized service in the field. With
the help of their daughter Ashlyn and 3 other employees they act
as third party administrators for tax-sheltered employee pension
benefit plans. This keeps her reading a lot to keep up with Federal
regulations. Most of their clientele are public schools serving
forty-three school districts in Texas and four in New Mexico. Other
clients are Allied Systems, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurants,
Budweiser and several law firms. Eighty-five percent of their clients
have been with them since they began in 1984. Business comes to
them by referrals from their diverse clientele.
The roads of
Texas are familiar to this EWI member and her husband. She spends
a good bit of her time with teachers who sometimes call her late
at night. When her Texas clients arrive in the Springs they contact
her and "Bubba". This personalized service has given them many friends
from around the Southwest.
hobbies are anything outdoors and reading spy novels. She likes
Robert Ludlum books and river rafting. As a matter of fact her most
embarassing moment was when she fell off a raft into rushing water
and the water pulled her top right off, leaving her exposed from
the waist up! Luckily someone threw her a towel, but her tank top
is probably still swimming along the river or maybe it has reached
the ocean by now.
With the insistence
of her EWI friend Abby Bohley, recently deceased, she reluctantly
joined EWI in 1990. She came to love EWI and has held various Board
positions. She has made many friends in our chapter and has found
that to be the greatest benefit to her.
I don't know
who ever fabricated the idea that brains, looks and charm don't
come in the same package. They were certainly wrong where this EWI
member is concerned. I bet you guessed it by now----- Click
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003
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Kissing Camels Club
Oasis Room (Upstairs)
4500 Kissing Camels Drive
C/S CO 80904
Cash Bar, Networking and
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and Dessert
6:00 Welcome and Announcements
Speaker: Carol O'dell
Better Business Bureau
Topic: Customer Service
Major Classification: Consumer Services
Minor Classification: Beauty and Health Center
Additional reps - 15
Sustaining - 6
Life - 9
Honorary - 0
Transitional - 1
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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.
Colorado Springs Chapter
Record of Board of Directors Meeting
May 8, 2003
Seidlitz called the meeting to order at 5:00p.m.
were: Sally Seidlitz, Marti Hartman, Ana Golden, Kathleen O'Leary,
Vickie Keeler, Jean Roblewsky, Lanonah Krumanocker, Verna Severson,
Jane Marshall, Joan Saucerman, Lorrie Todd, Kelly Wood, Susan Wood-Ellis,
Bea Steahlin, Janice Zerbe, Kay Atwood, Beth Alexander, Linda Williamson
Treasurer Report: Operating $47,520.47, Scholarship Cash $26,633.67
Membership should be raised to $310.00. The additional ten
dollars will cover the price of the name tag. Motion passed
Meeting Adjourned: 6:00pm.
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meeting will be Thursday, June 5th at 4:30 pm at Accent Digital
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