Hello and Welcome to EWI of Wichita!
EWI (Executive Women International) is the premier organization for leadership development and networking for today’s business professionals and their firms. EWI was established in 1938 and consists of over 2,500 firms in North America. EWI of Wichita was chartered in 1970, and currently represents nearly 45 of Wichita’s most prominent employers.
Our mission is to bring together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting our member firms, enhancing personal development and encouraging community involvement.
EWI of Wichita is comprised of extraordinary business professionals who share vision and use their unique talents and diverse business background toward a common goal. Whether it is hosting fellow business professionals in seminar settings, awarding our scholarships to worthy Wichita area students or instigating local literacy initiatives, together we make a difference for our community.
We decided we would offer “Mr. President Goes to School” as the book of choice. This year we are focusing on the illustrator rather than the author. Brad Sneed, the illustrator for this book will personally join us. An EWI representative will read the book to the children. Brad will give a 30 minute presentation about illustrating and writing picture books. He will interact with the children to shed light on how a book is created. The presentation will focus on: Reading the Manuscript, Using the most important tool he has—his imagination! Creating a Storyboard, Reference and Research, Doodles to Dummy Book, Revising and Final Artwork.
We still need corporate support if your company is interested in sponsoring the cost (or a portion of the cost) of the T-shirts, or the gift cards for the 3rd grade teachers. We anticipate another $200 is needed to cover those items. To offset the expense of the speaker and books, we have applied for and received a Wal Mart Grant. Jan Baggett with Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in helping us achieve that!
Several Firms have already committed and we are very grateful for their support!
JP Weigand (Dawn Truman) has graciously agreed to provide the Pizza!
Hyatt Regency (Tami Barker) has graciously agreed to donate the cookies again this year!
Commerce Bank has graciously agreed to cover the cost of the school supplies that we will hand out to each child-donated by Marilyn Pauly on behalf of Commerce Bank. Those supplies have already been purchased by Jeanetta Bolin and Teresa Arthur!
The Specialist Group (Joan Rapp) has graciously agreed to cover the cost of the barrel drinks from Sam’s Club!
The Wichita Marriott (Jessica Emrick) has graciously agreed to cover the cost of the plates, napkins and ice!
Delta Dental (Nancy Umholtz) have graciously agreed to provide a Smile Kit (toothbrush, floss and paste) for each child! That’s new this year!
Murfin Drilling Company, Inc. has donated 4 Wal Mart Gift Cards for the teachers.
Tracy Lucas with High Touch Technologies made a personal donation!
Richard Campbell of Stoutheart Financial has made a cash donation.
Associated Integrated Marketing, Inc. has donated the design of the 2016 Reading Rally logo
Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions. Several ladies have already committed to volunteering on the day of the event and it’s going to be too much fun! If you or members of your firm would like to volunteer on the day of the event or donate an item and/or money for the Reading Rally, Jessica Emrick can be reached directly at 316-462-3164. We are very excited to partner with the school again this year to promote literacy to the children of Colvin Elementary!
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October Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Larkspur
Reading Rally – Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Colvin Elementary