The Central Pennsylvania area is a wonderful place to call home for many reasons but, for most of us, it was lacking a community for upward mobile women to come together and network. We decided to create a solution to this drawback by introducing a Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA).
On September 28, 2002, we had our first informational meeting at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course, our Host Club, with EWGA's past President, Carla Washinski. We voted to form a Chapter here in Central Pennsylvania and 11 ladies signed up to become the founding members. We elected officers and had volunteers for a few of our chair positions.
Now the work begins . . . leagues, clinics, and outings needed to be formed; we needed to plan for a spring Tee Off Event; and most importantly, we needed to pull together our grassroots efforts and recruit members. We started our first year with four leagues, which were filled in no time.
We now have 9 leagues for the 2016 Golf Season and a membership consisting of 120 ladies. We have fun with social activities while not golfing in the winter months. Finding a passion in life is a good thing. Finding an association that adds new dimension to your passion is a great thing. EWGA is that kind of Association.
Vision: We are the premier force for promoting women's golf
Mission: The EWGA exists to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life.
Goals: The EWGA believes in and conducts itself according to values embodied by the game of golf: Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Honor, Sportsmanship, Fun and Friendship In addition, we believe in and support:
- To provide premier programs for EWGA members in golf education, player skill development, organized play and in learning how to use golf in business
- To provide timely and valued benefits and services to EWGA members and volunteer leaders
- To promote the growth of women's golf To be an advocate for positive change on issues of importance to women golfers