Welcome to the Colorado Springs Chapter Of Executive Women International!
Executive Women International (EWI) is Colorado Springs’ premier organization for business networking and leadership development for today’s women business professionals and their firms. In North America, EWI has over 2000 companies and 2300 members located in 70 Chapters in major cities across the United States and Canada.
The Colorado Springs Chapter of EWI was founded in 1983 and today brings together a diverse group of women from Southern Colorado’s leading companies. The mission of the Chapter is three fold: provide a medium where business women can Connect with others and create rewarding relationships on both a personal and professional level; provide educational opportunities that lead to more satisfying and rewarding Careers; and to give back to our Community through our ASIST scholarship and other volunteer and fundraising ventures.
Letter From the President
Spring is finally in the air … APRIL FOOL!
Ha, here in Colorado you just never know what the next day will bring weather-wise. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy living in our beautiful state - the hope that April showers really do bring May flowers!
I love the month of April, though. It is thought that the word April comes from a Latin word meaning “to open” and describes the trees blooming in springtime. If you drive down North Cascade Avenue this time of year you can almost see the trees budding right in front of you – definitely a special time of year.
Here are some fun history facts about the month of April:
- 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon set foot in Florida – the first known European to do so
- 1850 Los Angeles was incorporated as a city
- 1930 Twinkies were invented
- 1938 The first Bugs Bunny cartoon appeared
- 1954 USAFA was established in Colorado Springs
- 1955 McDonalds starting selling hamburgers
- 1972 First ever mobile phone call placed
- 1981 IBM introduced its first PC
- 1990 My beautiful daughter was born
Can you imagine how different our lives would be if any one of these events had not occurred? Obviously some events have a greater impact than others but in this month of rebirth, I hope you all experience positive events that put a “SPRING” in your step!
Thank you for the honor of serving as your President,
Thought for the month...
Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them. ~Anonymous
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Sponsorships and Donations for the 11th Annual EWI Golf Tournament are starting to come in. A big shout out of thanks to Ent Federal Credit Union for starting us off with a $2000 Sponsorship. Thank you also to Susan & John Davis for their $500 donation and Discover Goodwill for their $400 donation. We've also received some exciting gifts for the silent auction including golf for 4 at Kissing Camels and the Broadmoor.
The EWI Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser, held each year, to raise funds for EWI's ASIST Scholarship. The money raised goes to women in El Paso County who are in a transitional period in their life and need assistance. Scholarship applications are being taken through June 1st.
To participate in this year's golf tournament click here for information on playing, donating or becoming a golf tournament sponsor.