President’s Message

Greetings everyone!

Welcome to August, some say the best month of the summer. It’s high season for sweet corn, tomatoes and cantaloupe – yummy!  August days are full of sunshine, thus providing us mega doses of vitamin D, for stronger bones, teeth and fabulous hair and even serotonin, which makes us happier – now who doesn’t welcome that?  If you have kids in your life – school supplies are super inexpensive and if you enjoy adult coloring books, it’s a good time to buy a new box of colored pencils.  August tends to be the most popular birth month in the United States, so those of you with August birthdays – we salute you.  Best of all, if you are looking for a new pair of shoes – I hear the month of August tends to have great shoe sales.

We all enjoyed a lovely evening, Wednesday, July 18, as we discovered our strengths, with an outstanding presentation and enlightening interaction time with Theresa Bausch. To our delight, several visitors and interested EWI members joined us that evening.

Wow, this year is certainly marching on in high fashion and speedily. As we look towards our August 15 meeting at the Denver Zoo, I wanted to remind you that we will conduct a business meeting to discuss and vote on several chapter business items.  One of which will be our new board for 2018-2019, led by incoming President and very talented, Karen Jorgensen.  Other details for discussion will be items to be voted on at our upcoming Executive Women International Leadership Conference Annual Meeting (LCAM), September 19 – 22, Raleigh, NC.  We will also review and vote to update our Denver Chapter standing rules and by-laws to be more in sync with Corporate EWI.  Please watch for additional details about these items.  Materials will be sent to you for review at least ten days in advance of our meeting.

Joining me at LCAM this year and representing our EWI Denver Chapter will be Karen Jorgensen, Tina Rutherford, Megi Scowcroft and Ching-yuan Hu. This year we’ll celebrate 80 years of EWI.  It will certainly be a memorable occasion for all.

I conclude with a meaningful quote from Tom Rath, as he provides definition around StrengthsFinder. “We were tired of living in a world that revolved around fixing our weaknesses.  Society’s relentless focus on people’s shortcomings had turned into a global obsession.  What’s more, we had discovered that people have several times more potential for growth when they invest energy in developing their strengths instead for correcting their deficiencies.”  We each have strengths and skills to share and it has been evidenced that when we link our strengths together, we’re invincible.

Grateful for all of you,

Cathey
President EWI Denver