Committee Updates

Philanthropy Committee Update

The Philanthropy Committee has been busy with preparations for the Reading Rally to be held in May.  Colfax Elementary School has been selected as our new partner school.  Approximately 97% of their 310 students receive free or reduced lunches.  Book selection along with the theme and items needed for the book bags will be confirmed in the next 1-2 months as well as the date for the Reading Rally.

The original list of requested school supplies is being revised since Colfax Elementary does not use earbuds and will be sent to members shortly.  However, we do know they are always in desperate need of Kleenex and hand sanitizer if you would like to add these items to your shopping list.  Since our January Meeting will be held at the National Western Stock Show, school supplies will not be collected at this meeting.  We will be collecting in February so be prepared for an announcement at our January meeting.

The Philanthropy Committee would also like to thank members for their support in donating men and women’s underwear as well as travel mouthwash and deodorant for the “Living Well Showers.”  In addition, many thanks to members for donating 75 books to the Anchor Center for Blind Children.  The books will be presented by Pam Metzger to the Anchor Center at their next Board Meeting.

Thank you everyone for your support.  Because of your help, many adults and young people are benefiting from the Denver Chapter’s philanthropic efforts!

Fundraising Committee Update

The Raffle has Occurred

At the December 13 Membership meeting the drawing was held and Delores Dolph won with a winning ticket purchased from Melody Ambrose.  She and her kitty LOVE the quilt!

Membership Committee Update

In 2017 the Membership Committee sent out a letter to 53 executives at major firms in the Denver area, inviting them to join our chapter and nominate a representative from their company. We received a number of inquiries and are responded to them with chapter and membership information. As a result we have a new member firm to announce – the University of Denver has joined our chapter! Please give a warm welcome to Ann Ayers, Dean of the Colorado Women’s College as DU’s representative. We look forward to seeing her at an upcoming meeting.

Our group will not grow unless we have YOUR assistance to bring in new member firms and representatives to EWI. Do you know a woman and/or firm that might be a good fit for our chapter? Let us know and we can help you communicate with them about the benefits of EWI membership and the application details.

Our quarterly gatherings will resume in 2018 – stay tuned for announcements for the first date, time and locations!

Bring a guest to one of our monthly meetings and receive free raffle tickets! If a new firm joins because of your invitation you’ll receive a free monthly meeting! (Pre-paid members will receive the equivalent amount in discount off the Ways & Means event)

pmetzger@wkre.com

Communications Committee Update

Be sure to check out the website and keep informed!  Suggestions are always welcome and be sure to take advantage of social media.

You can share your firm’s accomplishments and upcoming events with your fellow representatives (and the world)… just let your Communications Committee know!
Besides our website, we share through:
  • Our newsletter, EWI Connect- Denver Chapter
  • Facebook
You can submit information to us at ewidenver@gmail.com.

Treasurer Update

We would appreciate it if you would continue to notify Cyndi Murren (cyndi.murren@gmail.com)  when you send in your renewal fees and when you receive your receipts from EWI Corporate.

Our EWI Denver Chapter is now on a budget fiscal year to align with EWI Corporate, October 1 – September 30.

Sargent at Arms Update!

Sargent at Arms Sara Golden receives RSVP’s through the online system EZ Register. It is very important to RSVP before the deadline, including any guests, as this information is used for the head count for dinner.  If you are paying by credit card, please pay when you RSVP through EZ Register.  It is more cost- effective for us as a chapter to process the credit cards through this site.  If you wish to pay by check, select that option and bring your check to the meeting. We do not have a petty cash fund, so please do not bring cash.
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