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Meet Michel Koopman at the Web Cafe'

michel-koopman200x157The Web Cafe' guest lineups are filling up. March 13th at noon eastern will be Michael Koopman, CEO of getAbstract Inc. getAbstract’s mission is to find, expertly compress, and provide universal access to critical business knowledge in a format that learners can absorb quickly and easily. This allows customers to stay current and competitive, and to become leaders who can make better decisions. Today, our solutions include a library of thousands of business book summaries, in text and audio format, which more than 10 million subscribers use, including 20 percent of Fortune 500 companies.

Karen Palacios-Jansen Guest on EWGA Forecaddie

karenpalaciosjansen  The EWGA Forecaddie web series welcomes Golf Channel Instructor, Cardio Golf's founder, LPGA teaching professional and author in the EWGA Foundation's Teeing up for Success, Karen Palacios-Jansen February 27th at noon Eastern.

Debuting last month, the EWGA Forecaddie is hosted by Le Ann Finger, EWGA Director of Player Development. The series will explore different areas of golf, from what's in your bag to golf fitness. To sign up for the webinar, members can go to the EWGA Member Clubhouse or check your latest EWGA Connections newsletter.

EWGA CEO Pam Swensen wins Industry "Oscar"

ING (The International Network of Golf) announced the winners of the prestigious 21st Annual ING Industry Honors Awards recently and Pam Swensen CEO of the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) received the association's Business Achievement Award.
Read the full Golf Wire Story...

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Teeing it Up at the PGA Show

TeeingitUpatPGAShow Author, Author! Celebrating the launch of the EWGA Foundation's 'Teeing Up for Success - Insights and inspiration from extraordinary women' at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show are six of the 32 authors. Pictured top (l-r) Debbie Waikus, Barbara Gutstadt and EWGA CEO Pam Swensen; bottom (l-r) Karen Palacios-Jansen, Rosalba Papacostas and Marina Villasana.

NEW FOR 2014 - EWGA'S THE FORECADDIE

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Le Ann Finger, EWGA Director of Player Development will host this new online show. January's Topic? New Year – Get Ready for a new golf season with guest Nancy Quarcelino, LPGA and PGA of America.

Check the EWGA Member Clubhouse or the EWGA Connections newsletter for a link to sign up for The Forecaddie which will be broadcast live on January 29, 2014 at 12 Noon Eastern or 9 AM Pacific.

The EWGA Foundation's Women On Par® Scholarships Are Changing Lives, Communities

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Few gifts make a greater impact than the gift of education. Particularly in today's tough economic climate, many are finding that education, or lack thereof, is what's standing between them and their goals.

In 2007, the EWGA Foundation established the Women On Par® Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to women ages 30 and older interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate college education. The scholarship is designed to help women get 'on par with their peers and better themselves, both personally and professionally, to help them realize their dreams.

“Milton Berle once said: If Opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Education is my door and I thank you for helping me build it!!”
~ Marilyn Bunag

Meet 2010 scholarship award recipient Marilyn Bunag of San Francisco, CA. Marilyn, a single mom of four, has kept in touch with us since winning her scholarship. She wrote in a thank you note to the EWGA Foundation shortly after receiving the award, "My first semester at San Francisco State University was everything I had hoped for and more…My classes were challenging and my professors were amazing! I earned A's in all my classes, making it on the Dean's List. A new semester is now underway - which means I'm another step closer in achieving my goals…to rise above poverty and help others." Just last year, Marilyn completed her bachelor's degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and is now seeking to pursue a graduate degree while working as a program manager for a San Francisco Area nonprofit.

Since the program was launched, the EWGA Foundation has awarded Women On Par® scholarships to these deserving women:

Jacqueline Ruddy, Huntington Beach, CA (2013)
Phuong T Nguyen, West Valley City, UT (2013)
Domestic abuse survivor/name withheld, CA (2012)
Michelle Josey, Philadelphia, PA (2012)
Kristine Deckinga, Chicago, IL (2011)
Angela Traynor, Annapolis, MD (2011)
Carla Beu, Smiths Grove, KY (2010)
Marilyn Bunag, San Francisco, CA (2010)
Angie Hagler, Danville, IN (2009)
Jean Bolger, Lehigh, FL (2008)

The EWGA Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2014 Women On Par® Scholarship. The application period will be open until April 15, 2014 or until 200 applications are received, whichever occurs first. For full eligibility requirements, application forms, FAQs and more, please visit the EWGA Foundation section of ewga.com or click here.

Meet the 2013 EWGA Association Board President

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Sheryl Wilkerson, the Executive Women’s Golf Association Board President will be the first Web Café guest for the new year on Thursday, January 16, 2013 at noon Eastern/9:00 AM Pacific.

Sheryl is President of Willow, LLC, a consulting firm offering government and regulatory affairs, strategic planning, business development, public relations and research services to corporate and technology companies on issues involving telecommunications, wireless, spectrum, public safety, next generation vehicle telematics, intelligent transportation systems, mobile health, and technologies that improve quality of life for all people. Ms. Wilkerson has more than 20 years of legal, telecommunications, business management and government experience.

EWGA members can register for this webinar in the Member Clubhouse or use the link in the EWGA Connections Newsletter.

New Year, New You

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A new year means new beginnings. Make your 2014 resolution be getting back to golf with a EWGA membership.

EWGA members have varied golf skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Golf clinics and lessons are arranged by EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) Chapters for their members to improve their game.

Over 100,000 women have joined the EWGA, we invite you to be next. To join, follow this link.

EWGA - The Golf Community for Women.

Barbara Gutstadt Web Cafe' Guest for February

GutstadtJoin EWGA CEO Pam Swensen for her monthly Web Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 13 at noon eastern when she hosts Barbara Gutstadt, Founder and CEO of The Gutstadt Group, that provides strategic business coaching and funding for start-up businesses.

Barbara currently serves as director of marketing for EWGA's Palm Beach County Chapter and a featured author in the EWGA Foundation book Teeing Up for Success. EWGA members can register for the Web Cafe' in the Member Clubhouse or using the link found in EWGA Connections newsletter.

EWGA's Golf is Fun Photo Contest Winner Announced

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Congratulations to Cheryl P from EWGA Tampa the winner of the first EWGA "Golf is Fun" photo contest. Cheryl's special moment was captured after she scored her first hole-in-one.

Give the Gift of EWGA this Holiday Season

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Share your love of the game with gift of membership to EWGA for your friends and family members. 

Exercise your body and mind with golf while providing a safe and natural environment to de-stress. EWGA members enjoy a healthy sport that builds friendships and social networks on and off the course. 

Everyone wants to give a gift that is remembered for years to come. Give the gift of membership to the EWGA today. Give the gift of EWGA Classic membership as a gift this holiday season.

Palm Beach Cty 2013 EWGA National Cup Champions

20131022EWGACupFinalsChampsThis past weekend 200 competitors fielding 25 teams from across the US and Canada decended upon Palm Beach Gardens for the 2013 EWGA Cup finals.

The Executive Women's Golf Association has hosted this event for three years. The Palm Beach Country Team took the lead on Saturday and maintained it through Sunday, finishing with 11 1/2 points. Emerald City Chix took 2nd place with 8 points (24 holes won), followed by the Texas Tee Birds with 8 points (21 holes won).

For full team results, follow this link bit.ly/H5bSLY