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CHARLOTTE CHAPTER-- Chartered in 1963

July 2009


EWI Charlotte Chapter Meeting Date: July 13, 2009 Place: UNC Charlotte at the

Harris Alumni Center

Time: 5:30 PM Reception

6:00 PM Program/Dinner Business Meeting

EWI Charlotte Board Meeting Date: July 16, 2009 Place: Novant Health Time: 8:00 AM

Freedom...What does this word bring to mind for you? The dictionary defines freedom as "the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint". We have all had the very good fortune to live during a time when all we have ever known is independence. The closest we have ever been confined by anything is most likely a snowfall or a hospital stay. This weekend, many of us will be gathering with family or friends to enjoy a meal, outdoor event, or watch fireworks. As we celebrate our country's independence this week, take a moment to thank any military personnel you see. Take a moment to say a prayer for those still fighting in other countries to preserve this freedom we enjoy so much. At the June meeting of EWI, we celebrated our history with a trip to the Charlotte Trolley Museum! Whether you are a Charlotte native or a new Charlottean, we all learned about a little piece of our City's history, thanks to Andrea Feay and Pam Lewis. What a fun, relaxed time we all had! The food was also fantastic and perfect for a hot summer evening. Judie Gommoll, a guest of Holly Fanella and who works at Carlisle Company, was the winner of the wonderful Father's Day Basket. You see... membership in EWI can be fun and beneficial! In July, we will be meeting on the UNC Charlotte campus and Juli Dwiggins has arranged for very special guests to speak to us about exciting events on their campus. We will have a short business meeting, so I ask the committee chairmen to be prepared with a short report. September is fast approaching, which also means time to plan for LCAM. This year it will be closer to home in Louisville, KY. The leadership courses are always beneficial and you can imagine the fun we will have during the "Derby Days." Look for information in the next few newsletters. I would like to have as many representatives as possible at LCAM to support Carolyn. Here's wishing that each of you have a safe, healthy, and a happy Fourth of July! Lou Ann Anderson 2009 Charlotte Chapter President

We're on the web: Inside this issue:

President's Message June Highlights Chapter Board of Directors/ Member Firms Chapter Committees Chapter Meeting Information Chapter Requests/Information Member Firm Profile Mark Your Calendar Chapter Minutes 1 2-4 5 6 7 8-9 10 11 12-14


July 2009

June Highlights

The monthly meeting of the EWI Charlotte Chapter was held on Monday, June 8, at the Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum. Andrea Feay, executive director of the museum and former EWI member, along with her colleague Pam Lewis were our featured speakers. Pam and Andrea shared with us the history of the trolley in Charlotte as well as its role for the future. The museum provided the perfect setting for a casual, relaxed evening, and a big "thank you" is extended to Andrea and Pam for hosting such a fun and informative event!


July 2009

June Highlights Part 2


July 2009

June Highlights Part 3

The questions below were asked at the June meeting as part of our program on Charlotte's transportation system. If you were unable to make last month's meeting, take the following quiz and see how much you know about the Queen City.

1) Everyone knows that Charlotte was named after a famous Queen; what country was she from? 2) 3) 4) What was the original name of "The Brookshire Freeway"? The nickname of the current rapid transit system is called what? Charlotte is served daily by 3 Amtrak routes: what are their names?

5) In what year did the first trolley run on electricity? 6) What was the last year of service for the Charlotte Trolley? 7) What does WBT stand for?

Future Charlotte Trolley conductors?


1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)

The Answers:

Germany The Northwest Freeway The LYNX The Crescent, The Carolinian, The Piedmont 1891 1938 Watch Buick Travel

July 2009

2009 Charlotte Chapter Board of Directors

President Lou Ann Anderson Presbyterian Healthcare/Novant 704.384.0546 [email protected] Vice President/President Elect Carolyn Summerlin Ruddick Corporation 704.335.9468 [email protected] Secretary Terri Carbon Simonini Builders, Inc. 704.358.3060 ext. 114 [email protected] Treasurer Pam Woehler Art Source & Design 704.344.9736 [email protected] Sergeant-at-Arms Carrie Hazel Charlotte City Club 704.334.3200 [email protected] Membership Director Dani Lathan-Reid Windstream Communications 704.849.5343 [email protected] Program Director Adair Yatko Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge 704.248.4002 [email protected] Publication Director Juli Dwiggins UNC Charlotte 704.687.5723 [email protected] Ways & Means Director Holly Fanella TIAA-CREF 704.988.1285 [email protected] Director-at-Large/Membership Retention VACANT Parliamentarian Laura Chapman Presbyterian Healthcare/Novant 704.384.6370 [email protected]

Charlotte Chapter Member Firms Art Source and Design Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge Bank of America Corporation The Capital Grille Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte City Club Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company Corder Philips Crowder Construction Company The Duke Endowment Harris Teeter, Inc. McGuireWoods LLP The Mint Museum Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Presbyterian HealthCare/Novant Health R. T. Dooley Construction Company Ruddick Corporation Simonini Builders, Inc. TIAA-CREF Travel Experts UNC Charlotte WB Moore Company of Charlotte, Inc. Windstream Communications


July 2009

Past Presidents The past presidents serve as a primary resource for new member mentoring. This group is usually chaired by the immediate past president. Barbara Horack, Chair Jane McWhorter Nancy Brinning Peggy Briscoe Carolyn Summerlin Linda Woodall Sara Evans Betty Huneycutt Pat Viser Annual Meeting/LCAM Compiles a list of who is going, acts as host the Charlotte delegation at LCAM. Carolyn Summerlin, Chair Employment Publishes employment opportunities for chapter members. Terry Mathews, Chair Nominating Committee Terri Carbon, Chair Penny Barr Elaine Tanner Lisa Van Rossum Budget Pam Woehler Carolyn Summerlin Membership Dani Lathn-Reid, Chair Sara Evans Ways and Means Holly Fanella, Chair Pat Pittman Barbara Mullins Terri Honeycutt Jane McWhorter Peggy Briscoe Sue Threatt Joanne Shaffer Lisa Van Rossum 6

Program Arranges programs for monthly Chapter meetings. Adair Yatko, Chair Connie Engelbredt Pat Viser

Publications/ Webmaster Publishes the Chapter PULSE each month and distributes it via email, website or hard copy as requested. Serves as webmaster for the website. Juli Dwiggins, Chair

Registered Agent Always the same person until changed with the State. Laura Chapman Historian Laura Chapman

Hospitality Greets members at each meeting, prepares and hands out name tags. Elaine Tanner Brenda Meredith Director at Large / Membership Retention Vacant, Chair Lindsay Metzelaars Linda Woodall

By-Laws Linda Nodorft, Chair Eleanor Broome Linda Macomson Strategic Planning Team Barbara Horack Lou Ann Anderson Carolyn Summerlin Advisor Peggy Briscoe

Philanthropy Linda Woodall, Chair Pat Pittman

Courtesy Carrie Hazel

Reading Rally Carolyn Summerlin Penny Barr Lisa Van Rossum Dani Lathan-Reid Parliamentarian Laura Chapman

Susan Bramlett Joanne Shaffer Lindsay Metzelaars

Directory Lisa Van Rossum, Chair

Notice of July 13 Meeting Executive Women International Charlotte Chapter




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From I-77:

Take Exit 18 (Harris Blvd.) and go east on Harris Blvd. for seven miles. Go through the North Tryon/US HWY 29 intersection and take the second exit ramp on the right. (The first exit ramp takes you to a shopping center.) At the bottom of exit ramp, turn left at the stoplight to get on University City Blvd./NC HWY 49. Go past the Town Center Plaza/Harris Teeter (on right) and turn at the first left after Harris Teeter onto Cameron Blvd. (South Entrance of campus). Take the second left onto Toby Creek Road. Park in the parking lot behind the Harris Alumni Center House or along Toby Creek Rd.

From I-85: Harris Alumni Center UNC Charlotte 9201 University City Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28223 704-687-7799 Time: 5:30 PM Reception 6:00 PM Dinner Parking available in the parking lot behind Harris Alumni Center or along Toby Creek Road.


Take exit 45A (Harris Blvd.) and go east on Harris Blvd. for one mile. Go through the North Tryon/ US HWY 29 intersection and take the second exit ramp on the right. (The first exit ramp takes you to a shopping center.) At the bottom of exit ramp, turn left at the stoplight to get on University City Blvd./NC HWY 49. Go past the Town Center Plaza/Harris Teeter (on right) and turn at the first left after Harris Teeter onto Cameron Blvd. (South Entrance of campus). Take the second left onto Toby Creek Rd. Park in the parking lot behind Harris Alumni Center or along Toby Creek Road.

From I-485:

Take exit 33 (HWY 49) and turn right at the stoplight going south on University City Blvd./NC HWY 49. Go for two miles (past the Main Entrance of campus) and turn right onto Cameron Blvd. (South Entrance of campus). Take the second left onto Toby Creek Rd. Park in the parking lot behind Harris Alumni Center or along Toby Creek Road.

From Tryon Street:

From the intersection of Trade and Tryon, go north for seven miles on North Tryon Street. At the fork of US HWY 29/49, veer right onto Hwy 49. Go past the Town Center Plaza/Harris Teeter (on right) and turn at the first left after Harris Teeter onto Cameron Blvd. (South Entrance of campus). Take the second left onto Toby Creek Road. Park in the parking lot behind the Harris Alumni Center House or along Toby Creek Rd.

July 2009

October 23, 2009 Location and Time TBA

Volunteers Needed Contact: Carolyn Summerlin 704-335-9468 [email protected]

62nd Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting September 24-26, 2009 in Louisville, KY Home of Belle of Louisville

Check the website for more information

Our Mission: Executive Women International brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of:

Promoting Member Firms Enhancing Personal and Professional Development Encouraging Community Involvement

CHAPTER MEETING NOTE: All Representatives: Please contact the Sergeant-at-Arms if you CANNOT ATTEND the monthly meetings. All Sustaining Members: Please contact the Sergeant-at-Arms if you PLAN TO ATTEND the monthly meetings. Sergeant-at-Arms Carrie Hazel 704-334-3200 [email protected] EWI Standing Rules state that a representative shall attend both the program and business portions of any regularly scheduled meeting of the Charlotte Chapter in order to be counted in attendance. All representatives have a standing dinner reservation and are required to pay the meeting expense fee regardless of attendance.


July 2009

We Need Your Leads

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Return to: Dani Lathan-Reid, Membership Director Windstream Communications


From the Editor

Next Month's Newsletter If you have news and information for the August CONNECT, please send it as you would like for it to appear and send EARLY to Juli Dwiggins, UNCC: [email protected] Deadline: July 24

Would Your Firm Like to Host an EWI Firm Night?

If your firm is interested in hosting a monthly EWI Meeting, please contact Adair Yatko at 704 -248-4002 or [email protected] You will be doing the Chapter a huge favor by offering a place to meet. You do not have to pay for dinner, although that is also welcome. It is very difficult to find places to meet within our budget. Our members are always interested in seeing the locations of our member firms!


RU Interested?

July 2009

Member Firm Profiles At McGuireWoods, we have one thing on our minds ­ serving clients. Our commitment to providing them with quality work and personalized service has allowed us to become one of the most client-centric law firms in the country. Our commitment to service includes delivering exceptional value, using technology to provide effective and efficient legal solutions, and employing a diverse work force to bring real world and innovative perspectives and solutions to our clients. With approximately 900 lawyers in 18 strategically located offices worldwide, McGuireWoods uses client-focused teams to serve public, private, government and nonprofit clients from many industries including automotive, energy resources, health care, technology and transportation, thus meeting clients' needs from virtually any area of law. To complement our legal services, we offer a number of solutions outside the legal realm, such as those provided by our subsidiaries McGuireWoods Consulting LLC and McGuireWoods Capital Group. These groups offer a wide range of government and public relations services, business advisory services, and other non-legal consulting services. What Others Say Corporate Counsel, 2009 ­ Named a "Go-To" law firm and highly valued by Fortune 500 clients. Of 900 firms surveyed, we ranked 22nd in overall mentions, 12th in labor and employment, and 10th in litigation. Best Lawyers in America®, 2009 ­ 158 lawyers named "Best Lawyers" in this leading referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Also named a "Best Lawyers in America Top Ranked Firm." BTI A-Team, 2009 ­ For the fourth year in a row, BTI Consulting Group, Inc. has listed McGuireWoods as one of its top 30 "Client Service A-Team" law firms based on client surveys ­ one of only 10 law firms in the country to make the list for four consecutive years. Multicultural Law Magazine, 2008, 2009 ­ Once again named a "Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity" and one of the top law firms for women and African-American lawyers. Women 3.0 Magazine, 2008 ­ Named one of the "Top 100 Law Firms for Women." Pro Bono Initiative Honor Roll ­ Named on the Pro Bono Initiative's "Honor Roll" for our commitment to providing legal services to low-income populations and others who can't afford legal representation. Minority Corporate Counsel Association ­ Awarded the Thomas L. Sager Award for our commitment to hiring, retaining and promoting ethnic minority lawyers.

Penny Barr EWI Representative McGuireWoods LLP 704.343.2001 [email protected]


Mark Your Calendars

July Birthdays

July 2009

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EWI Representatives 1st - Barbara Mullins, Harris Teeter, Inc. EWI Executives 16th - John Corder, Corder Phillips 18th - Roddey Dowd, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

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July Anniversaries

1967 - UNC Charlotte 2007 - Capital Grille

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July 2009

13th - EWI Charlotte Chapter Meeting 16th - EWI Charlotte Chapter Board 24th - Deadline for August CONNECT

August 2009

10th - EWI Charlotte Chapter Meeting 13th - EWI Charlotte Chapter Board 28th - Deadline for September CONNECT

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Minutes of the Chapter Board Meeting Charlotte Chapter EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL® (Thursday, June 11, 2009 )

Call to Order:

Time: 8:15 AM Place: Novant Health, 108 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC By whom: Lou Ann Anderson, President Board Members Present: Lou Ann Anderson, President Carolyn Summerlin, Vice Pres./Pres. Elect. Board Members Absent: Juli Dwiggins, Publication Holly Fanella, Ways & Means Adair Yatko, Program Pam Woehler, Treasurer Peggy Briscoe, Advisor Terri Carbon, Secretary Carrie Hazel, Sergeant-at-Arms Dani Lathan-Reid, Membership Laura Chapman, Parliamentarian

Roll Call:

Minutes: The minutes of the May 14, 2009 meeting of the EWI Board of Directors were approved as published in the June EWI Connect. Motion to approve: Juli Dwiggins, Seconded by: Adair Yatko. Treasurer's Report: Total chapter funds as of May 31, 2009 were $41,679.95. This consisted of $31,089.79 in the General Account and $10,590.16 in the Ways & Means Account. There were 3 disbursements from the General Account totaling $3,231.82. This included $756.01 for the May meeting at Renaissance Hotel, $2,410.00 to King's Greenhouse for the Flower Sale, and $65.81 to Lou Ann Anderson for expenses related to the board retreat speaker. There was one new expense submitted in the amount of $48.02 by Adair Yatko for additional expenses related to the June chapter meeting which was approved by the Board. Motion was made by Carolyn Summerlin and seconded by Juli Dwiggins to approve the treasurer's report as written and carried by the Board. Communications: E-Mail ­ 5/15/09 E-Mail ­ 5/27/09 E-Mail ­ 6/05/09 E-Mail ­ 6/05/09 E-Mail ­ 6/09/09 Committee Reports: Advisory/Nominating ­ Terri Carbon The Nominating Board presented the slate of officers for the 2009/2010 year at the June meeting for approval. The only vacant position on the slate was for the office of Treasurer; however Brenda Meredith verbally committed to fill that position. There were no additional nominations from the floor. Any additional nominations may be submitted to the President in writing by any 5 representatives prior to July 31, 2009; otherwise the nominations will be automatically closed. Membership ­ Dani Lathan-Reid Carrie Hazel will follow up with Rhonda Yagey who visited in May. Dani will be sending a welcome packet to Judie Gommoll who was a visitor of Holly Fanella's at the June meeting. UNC Charlotte may be adding a second representative. Juli Dwiggins is working on this and Pam Woehler will send Juli information on membership and fees . EWI Corporate ­ Corporate Update for May 15, 2009 EWI Corporate ­ Corporate Update for May 27, 2009 EWI Corporate ­ Memo From Corporate Regarding Pin Display for Presentation to President Peggy Quinn at 2009 LCAM EWI Corporate ­ Corporate Update for June 5, 2009 EWI Corporate ­ Corporate Update for June 9, 2009


Minutes of the Chapter Board Meeting Charlotte Chapter EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL® (Thursday, June 11, 2009 )

Committee Reports: Program ­ Adair Yatko The June meeting was held at the Charlotte Trolley Museum hosted by former EWI representative Andrea Feay on June 8th at 5:30 PM. Andrea spoke about the history and future for the Charlotte Trolley. The July meeting will be held at UNC Charlotte at the Harris Alumni Center. Chancellor Philip Dubois will be making an appearance and tell us about all the new things at UNC Charlotte. Penny Barr and McGuire Woods will be hosting the August meeting at their uptown office where a member of the Greater Enrichment Program will be there to speak to us. Adair will send an email at the end of the month as a reminder to members to "Save The Date" for Executive's Night. The October installation meeting of officers is planned to be held at VanLandingham Estate. Lou Ann Anderson has been contacted by area hotels (Hilton University and Hilton Downtown) and Adair will connect with them. Publication ­ Juli Dwiggins The June issue of the EWI Connect was emailed to members on Monday, June 1, 2009 and posted to the website. Hard copies were distributed by standard mail to members as requested. The deadline for the July publication is Friday, June 26, 2009. Suggestions and ideas for articles from the membership are welcome and member firms are invited to submit a firm profile for inclusion in future publications. There was some discussion on our outdated website and Juli will contact the firm that helps us with it to see how much it would cost for them to update it so that it is consistent with our new branding and with the new corporate website. Sergeant-at-Arms ­ Carrie Hazel Membership As Of: 6/8/2009 23 Member Firms 29 Representatives 13 Sustaining Members 1 Transitional Members 0 Honorary Members 1 Life Member Attendance Date: 6/8/2009 18 Member Firms 19 Representatives 2 Sustaining Members 0 Transitional Members 0 Honorary Members 0 Life Member 2 Guest 23 Total Attendance (Firms) 78% Monthly Membership Attendance (Firms Represented/Total Member Firms) Not In Attendance: Terri Carbon, Barbara Horack, Lindsay Metzelaars, Linda Nodorft, Terry Matthews, Terri Honeycutt, Elaine Tanner, Peggy Briscoe, Pat Pittman, Dani Lathan-Reid Ways & Means: Holly Fanella The total profit from the plant sale was $1,067.50. At the June 8 th meeting, there was a Father's Day gift basket that was raffled off. It included a box of golf balls, 2 Auto Bell gift certificates, assorted BBQ items, and a tool tote tray. The winner was Judie Gommoll who was a guest of Holly Fanella's. The profit from the raffle was $97.00. Ways & Means is looking into an Auto Bell charity carwash program as a possible fundraiser idea. 13

Minutes of the Chapter Board Meeting Charlotte Chapter EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL® (Thursday, June 11, 2009 )

Committee Reports: Other Business: Carolyn discussed the Reading Rally, the date will be October 23, 2009. Carolyn plans on purchasing the book for the Reading Rally that Corporate is using. She is working with a vendor as well. She also reminded everyone about the LCAM dates and encouraged attendance. The Board Retreat will be held on Saturday October 10 th with the location to be determined. Announcements: The next monthly EWI Charlotte Chapter meeting will be held at on Monday, July 13th, 2009 at UNC Charlotte with a reception at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM. This will be a short business meeting as well as have a guest speaker. The next monthly EWI Charlotte Chapter Board Meeting will be at Novant Health, 108 Providence Road on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 8:00 AM. Adjournment: Motion to adjourn was made by Holly Fanella and seconded by Pam Woehler and at 9:10 AM this session of the EWI Charlotte Chapter Board Meeting was adjourned. Approved:


Lou Ann Anderson, President

Terri S. Carbon, Secretary



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