National Park Service "Kowski" Golf Tournament - August 22nd
Come help support EWB - Denver at the National Park Service "Kowski" Golf Tournament. Participate in the tournament or volunteer! This year, the National Park Service is partnering with Engineers without Borders to help raise money for NPS Employees & Alumni Association George B. Hartzog, Jr. Education Loan Program and the Denver Professional Chapter of EWB.
The golf tournament will starts at 7:30 am at the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, CO. Everyone is welcome.
For additional information, go to http://www.golfdigestplanner.com/25932-NPSGolfTournament/.
Tiffany Martindale, Impact Analysis Director with EWB-USA, will present on the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (PMEL) Program, which is a requirement for all EWB USA programs. This is a great opportunity to have all EWB staff at our meeting in person to discuss this aspect of the project process.
More on the ProjectWET training happening this month to promote hygiene education as part of our projects.
We will have an open discussion on what everyone would like to see from the chapter over the next year.
Upcoming fundraising event, the National Park Service Golf Tournament.
Denver chapter meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-9 pm, at the University of Denver. The next meeting will be on August 12th in Olin Hall, Room 105 (not 205 due to maintenance activities) (map).
For updates on chapter events subscribe to our Google Calendar!
At the last meeting on July 8th:
- The Boulder Rotary club presented on their new program young professionals as well as presented on what they did for a Rotary global grant in Peru for training women in leadership skills.
EWB-USA Denver Professional Chapter recognized with the 2014 Premier Professional Chapter Award! Thank you to all the members and supporters for your hard work and dedication.
EWB-USA Denver Professional Chapter
With 70 members and three long-standing successful programs in Ecuador, Togo and Madagascar, the EWB-USA Denver Professional Chapter is one of the organization's oldest and most successful chapters. It has served as a reliable mentor and advocate for other EWB-USA chapters and has an established series of annual fundraising events to support its international partnerships. Per EWB - USA "This outstanding chapter exemplifies the level of dedication and organization needed to sustain a successful chapter."
The EWB-USA Premier Chapter Awards recognize outstanding EWB-USA student and professional chapters that meet the ideals of a successful EWB-USA chapter. These ideals include excellence in organization, fundraising and public relations, engagement in mentor/mentee relationship and chapter and regional participation.
Before and after each monthly meeting you can usually find some EWBers at the local watering hole just across the street. A great way to help support EWB and devour a tasty burrito at the same time is by using one of the coupons below at The Pioneer (next to Knudson Hall), which donates $3 to EWB-Denver with each (full price) burrito purchase!
Ben Mapes, longtime member of the EWB-USA Denver Chapter, is now also the newly elected EWB-USA Colorado State Representative. In this role Ben will work to connect chapters around the state of Colorado and act as a liaison to the EWB-USA National staff. Ben has published the first state newsletter to help share information among the ten chapters in the state.
If you have information you would like published in the next state newsletter, please don't hesitate to contact Ben.
Take the first step to becoming an EWB-USA Professional Mentor! The EWB-USA Mentors Committee is working to build a database of professionals interested in assisting student chapters with their EWB-USA projects. Regional Mentor Coordinators and State Representatives will be reviewing the information provided by professionals to help match the skills of interested professionals with the mentoring needs of the student chapters. Please visit www.ewb-mentors.org to create an account and fill out a short survey to take the first step towards becoming an EWB-USA Professional Mentor!
An article about the Togo program was published on Engineering for Change website. The new website launched this month is about providing a forum to connect, collaborate, and share knowledge about projects that are improving the quality of life all over the world. The article lists a couple challenges the Togo team had to overcome and what they hope to accomplish in Agou Avedje. The article can be found here.