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SPRING CONFERENCE FOR 2003
May 15-17, 2003
San Antonio, Texas
2003 ANNUAL MEETING
September 24-27, 2003
Academy Better Hearing Center
Rep: Delaine McCarty
fever, head trauma, birth defects, certain drugs or measles can
cause hearing loss. However, hearing loss after 50 is a common part
of aging. Deterioration of the tiny hair cells in the inner ear
can no longer transmit electrical impulses effectively; therefore,
you lose some hearing. This type of hearing loss is not reversible.
Hearing aids can improve this sensory neural hearing loss.
in the ear canal or middle ear can also cause a hearing loss. The
obstruction interferes with the sound vibrations before reaching
the inner ear (hair cells). This loss can result from severe head
trauma, a ruptured eardrum, birth defects, or wax impaction and
fluid in the middle ear. This conductive hearing loss is usually
reversible with surgical or medical care.
the only way to determine if you have a conductive or sensory neural
hearing loss. To rule out a medical or surgical problem it is important
to be examined by an otolaryngologist. Symptoms of “fullness”
or a “blocked” feeling can result from fluid in the
middle ear or a ruptured eardrum. An impedance test can help diagnose
fluid. A physician will diagnose a perforation.
Hearing Center recommends that you see a physician for the following
1. Sudden hearing loss
2. Active drainage in the ears
3. Hearing loss just in one ear
4. Acute or chronic dizziness
5. Ears that feel full or blocked.
6. Pain or discomfort in the ears.
Hearing Center recommends the following assessment for you to determine
your Social Hearing Acuity. If you:
1. Ask others to repeat themselves
2. Hear some people better than others
3. Have difficulty hearing phone conversations
4. Become stressed from trying to hear
5. Increase the volume on the radio or television
6. Cannot hear door bells, alarm clocks, smoke alarms
7. Have difficulty understanding conversations in groups
8. Need to look at faces in order to understand
You should have your hearing tested if you can answer YES to any
of these hearing loss symptoms. The sooner that you realize you
may have a hearing loss, the easier it is to treat. Hearing loss
associated with aging is very gradual. Depression, paranoia, insecurity
and early dementia can be confused with hearing loss.
treatment plan cannot give back hearing you have lost, but can focus
on what you have left just as glasses don't restore our sight, but
enhance the sight that is still available. Hearing aids cannot restore
hearing loss; they amplify the hearing that is functioning. It is
important to use what we have, not worry about what is lost.
Delaine McCarty is the owner of Academy Better Hearing Center. She
graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in
Dallas. She is Board Certified in Medical Technology, Board Certified
in Hearing Instrument Science, a member of the American Society
of Clinical Pathology, a member of International Hearing Science,
and a member of the Auditory Society.
been married to Doctor Kelly McCarty, an Ear, Nose, &Throat
Surgeon for 28 years. He encouraged Delaine to open Academy Better
Hearing Center in 1995 for the service of patients with hearing
loss associated with nerve damage. He convinced Delaine that because
of her experience working with him since 1984, his patients would
benefit if she would care for their hearing needs. Delaine loves
working with the hearing impaired, finding it “very challenging
and most rewarding”.
Delaine and Kelly have lived in Colorado Springs for 13 years. They
have one daughter, Morgan, who is a sophomore at CU Boulder.
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 enjoyed representing
Colorado Springs at the 2003 Presidents Caucus in Salt Lake City.
I believe there where 100 plus gals in attendance including the
corporate board and staff members.
I met fellow
Presidents from all over the country and talked with them about
issues like: membership, programs, fund raising, non-compete, attendance,
and direction of EWI for the future.
One day was
spent in the Academy of Leadership with Lori Giovannoni as the presenter.
This is module one: Thinking like A Genius, Volunteer & Professional
Leadership. Lori has a very entertaining delivery and captured her
audience with her up-beat presentation and stories. I hope that
some of you will have the opportunity to go to module three at the
annual convention in Denver.
EWI works hard
to help with the personal development part of our mission statement.
Our MA (membership advisor) has four chapters she is responsible
for Salt Lake City, San Diego, Spokane and Colorado Springs. We
had a dinner together to discuss problems and challenges we are
having with the chapters. It is very obvious that all of these chapters
including Colorado Springs are very strong. Most of the other chapters
are struggling with membership. I found it interesting that only
11% of the nationwide EWI membership is small business and at the
presidents caucus only four of us were with small businesses.
We have 75
firms who have either renewed their membership or have just joined.
We’ll have one to post after our board meeting and we have
five prospects. Help us to push the window this year by increasing
our membership to the magic number of 101 firms.
If you need
information about membership please contact Kathleen O'Leary at
Lane Sales or Vanessa Moorman at Lamar Outdoor Advertising. Both
of their phone numbers and e-mail addresses are on the side of this
EWI Corporate Website
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tried to get into the EWI Corporate site to update your directory
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to login to the members area of the corporate website to review
your profile. The website address is: http://www.executivewomen.org.
Click on Members Only, then Edit Profile. Your login will be your
first initial and last name in all capital letters. Your password
will be your first name in caps then 03. For example, userid is
LTODD, password is LORRIE03.
Have You Met These New Members?
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March 1 - Delaine
McCarty, Academy Better Hearing Center
March 6 - Sally Linnenbrink, Sunrise Assisted Living
March 6 - Claudia Saunders, Fremont Elementary School
March 17 - Kathy Abraham, Kirk & Hill Clothing
March 21 - Dee Mendell, Sempercare Hospital of Colorado Springs
March 26 - Nancy Kelly, Syntrak International
March 28 - Donna Berty, Sempercare Hospital of Colorado Springs
"Women and Strokes"
Last month's meeting
was held at the Penrose/St. Francis Learning Center. Dr. Clark enlightened
us with stroke and heart disease symptoms and prevention. Laura,
the dietitian, explained the "Dash Diet", which focused
on eliminating hypertension. Her on-site, live food examples illustrated
the the differences between fast food indulging and making healthy
by Wanda Reaves
a New York City gal! She’s a bright spot in our EWI Chapter!
Her sparkle is contagious.
This EWI member
was born and reared in the Bronx. (She’s lost her accent!)
She attended St. Francis Catholic School for the early years. Since
her dad served in the U. S. Army she attended high school in Germany.
While there she was a disc jockey on The Teen Show for the Armed
Forces Network. For those of you that are not familiar with the
Armed Forces Network it is a radio network that keeps those serving
our country away from home informed about what is happening back
home in the States. She was a disc jockey on the show for two years.
retired in Colorado Springs and she fell in love with the Pikes
Peak region. Shortly thereafter she fell in love with the man who
is now her husband.She picked him up, but it wasn’t in a bar!!!---it
was in a grocery store! You go girl!
She and her
husband lived in Boulder where she worked for the Boulder District
Court system. When her husband’s parents’ health failed
they returned to Colorado Springs where she became one of the first
in El Paso County as a paralegal in law office management.
Twenty six years ago she and her husband started their business
with $200 and a First National Bank loan which led them to a very
successful business. Originally that business was in wholesale with
a retail operation beginning fifteen years ago. She takes great
satisfaction in the fact that their original clients still return
for their service. A major kick-off for their business was the Women’s
Trade Fair sponsored by Penrose Hospital fifteen years ago. Word
of mouth is their most successful advertisement.
rewarding aspect of their business is their service to senior health
care facilities. Weekly visits are made to serve the elderly with
adjustments and other kinds of optical service. With enviable vision
they purchased a parcel of land south of Colorado Springs in a setting
where a multitude of wildlife exists. According to the Colorado
Wildlife Division it is reported that the reason the area has the
most abundant number of wildlife species is because the plains meet
the mountains there. She sometimes can watch a cougar creeping around
their property. She was involved in the formation of the original
fire district for their area and she served on that board for many
Her most embarrassing
moment was when she was in her store and serving an elderly couple.
As she was talking to these clients her black half-slip fell down
around her ankles! Her favorite authors are Robert Ludlum, Tom Chancy
This is one
lucky woman to have a husband that she loves so much. When I asked
her what she does to have fun, she didn’t hesitate; she says,
“Being with my husband”. He’s a pretty lucky fellow,
too, I would say. They love skiing together. Her hobby is gardening
and she loves to travel with her husband. They often go to Puget
Sound to visit friends. She also loves going back to New York. And
the good news, folks, is that she is taking computer lessons! Yes,
that’s right - they have a laptop! We can soon (but not yet)
add her to our e-mail list!
On a sad note
this wonderful woman just lost her mother. She wants her many friends
in EWI to know that they held a private memorial service for her
mother. I know you have guessed who this is by now. You’re
right! It’s Kathy Kelly, a past president of EWI and a bright
light in our organization.
RSVP Guests and Regrets ONLY
Jeanne Roblewsky firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by March 5th!
Date: March 12, 5:30pm. Topic:"Perfecting Connecting",
speaker Sara Michelle
Where: Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 3rd Floor.
April 9: Women
Traveling Alone, 5:30 at Jack Quinn’s
Additional reps - 14
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
Members Not Renewing
Rep: Sharon McGinnis
Cheyenne Village Rep: Linda Bloom (now a sustaining member)
Cliff House Rep: Michelle York
Colorado Springs Balloon Classic Rep: Patsy Buchwald
N. Central Assn of Colleges & Schools Rep: Ann Elrod
Colorado Springs School No rep in 2002
USAA Rep: Cindy Lindhorn (now a life member)
Whitney Electric Rep: Penny Whitney
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.
Executive Women International
Colorado Springs Chapter
Record of Board of Directors Meeting
February 6, 2003
Seidlitz called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
were Kelly Wood, Nancy Kelly, Joan Saucerman, Jane Marshall, Beth
Alexander, Lorrie Todd, Lanonah Krumanocker, Marti Hartman, Kathy
Wallace, Jean Roblewsky, Vickie Keeler, Verna Severson, Bea Steahlin,
Sally Seidlitz and Linda Williamson.
No motions were made. Meeting was adjourned at 6:00pm.
The next Board meeting will be Thursday, Mar. 6th at 4:30 pm at
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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