Program Meetings

EWI Meeting Dates 

As each date approaches, we will have more details in the Meeting notice that will include the Topic, Location, and link to RSVP through EZ Register.  All meetings take place the 3rd Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise indicated on our Upcoming Events calendar, and are from 530p-8p.  All meetings will be focused on either professional development (Careers), networking (Connections) or Community.

In the near future we will be collaborating with other EWI chapters to bring our members together (virtually). EWI has many talented members through out the chapters and sharing ideas, topics and speakers in more creative ways will spark commitment, community and connections, benefits of EWI membership.

IN PERSON programs is still the goal! As restrictions loosen up and members get more comfortable gathering we plan on having programs where we can ALL reconnect face to face..

APRIL PROGRAM – April 21st, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30   VIRTUAL                                                          Business Meeting and Guest Speaker TROY SANDIDGE                                                    REGISTER in advance using the link below. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvceqqqzMoG9B0OvdUkMyTV9FcYB8X2pxV

 

MARCH PROGRAM – March 17, 2021  5:30- 7:30   VIRTUAL St. Patrick’s Day Fun

We had a fun evening at the March St. Patrick’s Day program with trivia on Ireland and St. Patrick himself. And the hilarious BINGO games with fun prizes.. If you didn’t join us you missed out. We hope you had a seriously fun St. Patrick’s day.. Yes someone did win POTATOES..

 

FEBRUARY PROGRAM – February 17, 2021   VIRTUAL   5:30 – 7:00

We welcomed our guest speaker, Donna Adinolfi at our monthly program on WELLNESS with a twist, wellness and travel. Donna has written many travel articles and several on traveling during this pandemic. She keeps her ears to the ground on all the latest changes affecting travel abroad and here in the US. Her real passion is wellness travel and sending her clients to some of the best wellness spas in the US. While the pandemic has affected travel she stays connected in the industry to keep her clients and readers up to date.                                                                                                                                                                     She is the Editor-in-Chief for BestAllInclusive.com, a wellness travel expert, a freelance writer, an award-winning photographer, and the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com.

Her 35+ year career includes serving as the Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine as well as planning wellness travel & retreats. Donna works with the top wellness resorts including Miraval, Canyon Ranch, Rancho la Puerta and others both in the U.S. and abroad.  Mindful Adventures offers wellness travel planning, wellness events, workshops and retreats as well as publicity and social media marketing for wellness focused companies. She’s also a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.

 

January Program – January 27, 2021 

Virtual – Benefits of EWI Membership   Was a GREAT program!! Thank you to all who joined us for the first EWI program of 2021!! Our guest speaker, Lori Giovannoni, was just what we needed to start out 2021. Yes, even through this continued dismal pandemic time, EWI offers its members many benefits.

Lori Giovannoni discussed the challenges we have all experienced this year and how EWI Chapters are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Lori highlighted the benefits of EWI Membership in these unique and trying times. She shared research into the skills needed during this era of rapid change. It’s important to create spontaneous moments, jump on opportunities and manage our culture. Have vision and stay connected!

Lori Giovannoni has been a member of EWI since the 1990’s.  She has designed all 10 modules for the Academy of Leadership and will be presenting a new module this year at LCAM. Lori is a recipient of many awards among them  the Athena Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has attained the highest level of excellence and creativity in her profession, while continuing to devote time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the community and assisting women in achieving their full leadership potential through service and mentorship. The Athena award is a local, national and global award that includes 8,000 women world wide.

Lori has spoken to over 250,000 people across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. She has worked with both the public and private sector as well as the academic and non-profit communities. Lori has addressed audiences of all sizes, as small as 25 and as large as 6,000 people.  Please join Lori as she addresses our next chapter meeting!

 

December Program on December 15th

Our December meeting…a virtual White Elephant Gift exchange was a blast!! So much fun and laughter, well needed laughter. Thank you to all who participated with your beautiful faces and funny gifts.. Some highlights were some of the gifts and the quickness (or not) to their steel. Of course one old standby was the infamous “hot tub chip bowl” Yes it was regifted from last year. Another popular item was the “Bag of —- (can’t call it by it’s name), but super fun.. And the Soberdough went around a few times too. All in all it was a really fun time even for being virtual. Hope to see more members at the January “virtual” program..

The November program was seriously a fun time.. WE all enjoyed being taken down memory lane with the music videos and playing Bingo, Music Video Bingo (virtual) … In fact so much fun no one remembered to take pictures!! And it was great to see some members we haven’t seen in many months.. That’s what these monthly programs are about especially right now, connecting..

Our October meeting was the 21st at the beautiful Wellshire Inn. As always the food was delicious, the service was great and the company was a delight. Our program came from our EWI Corporate Webinar library as part of our EWI mission to promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement. As EWI chapters are facing challenging circumstances through the ongoing pandemic, EWI Corporate has downloaded a great selection of programs/speakers to accommodate the memberships. This program was on the importance of social media in growing our EWI branches and branding EWI as a valuable asset to your firm/business. EWI Corporate has developed a library of videos on YOUTUBE. Look for Executive Women International and watch the many videos available on membership retention, Presentation skills, social media and other EWI chapters helpful videos on our mission statement and professional growth.

 

Our September meeting was at the delicious Maggiano’s South where we installed our new board. We welcomed Dina Baise as our new Denver Chapter President. Megi Scowcroft our very dependable Vice President. Salina Mitchell our trusted Treasurer. Melissa Ford Communications Committee Chair, Rhonda Sheya our new Secretary and Ching-yuan Hy, Advisor. As recent President, under unprecedented challenges, she served us with leadership and direction and we are grateful for her assistance with the new board, Thank You Ching. With a few positions not filled this small but dedicated board will share several board duties to ensure that our Denver Chapter remains vital and an asset to our loyal members.

In August we met downtown at Citizen Rail at the Hotel Born with the beautiful Renee Norcross as our speaker. She delighted us with practical and experiential exercises that taught us how to quickly access and activate the most powerful parts of our minds and emotions to catapult our leadership capacity and resilience during the most uncertain time in history.

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In July we met for the first time since the COVID-19 Social Distancing began in March.  We had delicious boxed “dinners” provided by Catering by Design on the patio, and then toured The Infinite Monkey Theorum wine bar, an impressive winery and wine bar.

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Our February Meeting was held at the Daniels Fund with our speaker, Susan Frew having given us a dynamic presentation on her own personal and professional journey.

 

 

 



Our November meeting was held to celebrated our 65th Anniversary of our Chapter at Maggiano’s



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Attendees to LCAM shared photos from their Milwaukee adventures September 18 – 21.

 

 

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In August we held a short meeting /cocktail hour at Howl at the Moon and 2019-2020 officer candidates were introduced and elected.  This was followed by attendance at the Colorado Rockies game.

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In July member firm, Junior Achievement hosted our meeting at their facility.  After a great dinner from By Design Collective we all became third graders as JA’s Chief Learning Officer, Mike MacDonnell led us through a lesson.

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The June meeting was held at the Molly Brown Summer House with a program detailing the history of the house built by the Brown family and the subsequent ownership and development of an event center by the current owner’s family.

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In May we met at Water2Wine in Centennial.  The program included a tour of the facility and wine tasting with owner Malissa Nugent and wine pairing with Morgan Unks, EWI rep from National Western

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The April meeting was held at the Daniels Fund with a presentation on Identity Theft by Maro Casparian, Director of Community Engagement, Denver District Attorney’s Office.

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In March our Business Meeting was held at Hacienda Colorado.  It was great food and a very informative program on social media Don’ts.

 

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The February meeting held at Wells Fargo was a member trade show and tell.  Some members set up stations to share info; all were able to talk about their firm.

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The January meeting was held at the Denver Aquarium.   A program by Lauren E. Miller, Business and Life Coach, provided helpful suggestions for interaction with others.

 

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Our December meeting was held at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.  A wonderful dinner was followed by a discussion on Generational Learning led by Tawny Pacheco.  Members brought “gifts” for 2 projects– Braille books for the Anchor Center for Blind Children and Legos for Team Nathaniel.

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On November 14 our meeting was held at Boyers Coffee.  It was fun from the time we entered the building… oh the aromas.. through the wonderful food provided by Catering by Design… and continued through the tour.

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The October meeting was held at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.  The program was installation of 2018-2019 officers, conducted by Advisor Audra Palakodety.  Her introduction of each “princess” was fun but shared information about each officer and her duties.

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September was our fundraiser at the Archetype Distillery.  It was an incredible venue, perfect for our Roaring 20s theme with great food from By Design Collective and great silent auction items.

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The August meeting was a great networking event at the Denver Zoo.  The meeting was held indoors in a lovely (cool) space but a portion of the zoo was also open for some viewing!!  Three of the 2018 scholarship recipients were able to attend and share a portion of their story.

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EWI representatives who have retired are invited to participate in monthly luncheons with the Sustaining Members.  Newly retired Barbara Kenshalo (who remains a great communications committee member) provided us with some shots of the August luncheon!

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In July we met at a Wells Fargo meeting room to enjoy a buffet dinner and a great program presented by Theresa Bausch.  We had all completed our StrengthsFinder Assessment prior to the meeting and Theresa spoke about how we can use this knowledge in our business (and EWI) relationships.

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The June meeting was held at the Historic Four-Mile Park with a presentation by their historical staff and a meal provided by member firm Picnics by Design.

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In April, we had two teenage entrepreneurs who have created non-profits.  Komala’s “Help a Little” matches teenage volunteers with non-profits who need volunteers.  Kusala’s, “Every Month” provides menstrual hygiene products to homeless or other women who can’t afford them.  Click on their non-profit’s name to learn more.

At the February meeting, Rhonda Sheya and Lisa Petrone presented “I’m so busy with Social Media that I am becoming anti-social!”  They shared a lot of information on using social media for your business, and provided links for the Denver Chapter’s website, Facebook and LinkedIn.  Click here to download the slides from their presentation.

Did you miss the April 2017 meeting but want to learn about cell phone photography? Click Here to access the tutorial!