Committee Updates

Philanthropy Committee Update

Plans are well underway for the Reading Rally to be held at Colfax Elementary on Thursday, May 24th.  The committee ordered and received two books, Solar the Polar for the younger students; and Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made for the older students.

As part of the program at our EWI meeting on April 18th, we stuffed 325 backpacks which will be given to the students at the rally.

Many thanks to the following companies for their donations to fill the backpacks:

  • Backpack – Apoorva
  • Water Bottles – Jacobs
  • Erasers – Clarity
  • Pens – Land Title
  • Sunscreen – Land Title
  • Chapstick – Wells Fargo
  • Individual bags of microwave unpopped popcorn – First Choice
  • Stickers – Clarity
  • Polar Bear Pens and Bookmarks – DaVita

In addition, the committee received monetary donations from those listed below which were used to purchase frisbees, sunglasses, stress balls, pencils, notepads and keychains:

  • Eaton Metal
  • Dave Hunter (Financial Designs)
  • Miscellaneous cash donations

Also many thanks to everyone who donated winter supplies for Colfax Elementary.  The principal and teachers were very appreciative of the following items we delivered:  117 boxes of Kleenex, 28 containers of Lysol/Clorox wipes and 4 boxes (200 count) of handwipes.


Corporate has completed their revision of the ASIST scholarship program, which now requires online submissions.  The Program Description and link to apply has been added to the Denver Chapter website.
The Committee developed a listing of colleges, other educational institutions and nontraditional groups (The Gathering Place, Center for Spirituality at Work, etc.) to receive the application information.   If members have nontraditional groups they would like to receive the ASIST scholarship information, please email ASIST with organization name and contact name with email and phone number.
The 2018 deadline for completed applications was March 31.


Fundraising Update

September 12
Archetype Distillery 
119 S Broad, Denver, CO  80209

Because this is a historical location, we will have a Roaring 20’s theme.  You do not have to dress up in costume; boas are optional.  We will have a contest for the best “head dress” since hats and headbands were all the rage.

To keep in the spirit of the time and the era of prohibition, there will be a few “card” tables and “illegal” alcohol provided. Ya know– a “speak easy”. But do expect the law to be near and if you are caught playing cards or purchasing “spirits” there is jail time and it will cost you to get out…..make sure you bring $$ to pay off the police.

Plans for the event include:
– Music; DJ, quartets
– Photo booth
– Wine cork pull

Request from members:

  • GUESTS, GUESTS, GUESTS– please invites people. Put the word out. We will be drafting something short that can be sent to friends, family and colleagues and posted on social media.
  • Sponsors for card tables, jail, door prizes
  • Auction items  – minimum contribution $100.00
  • Door Prize items – minimum contribution $25.00 (movie tickets, gift cards, as examples
  • Wine donations
  • Volunteers – Card dealers, helping set up, registering guest

All ideas are welcome.  Contact Melissa Ford or Terri Carrigan


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)

Communications Committee Update

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 newsletter, EWI Connect, we share through:

  • Our website;
  • Facebook at EWI – Denver Chapter
  • LinkedIn at EWI – Denver (group)

You can submit information to us at or

Treasurer Update

We would appreciate it if you would continue to notify Cyndi Murren (  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.