Leadership Survey

It is time to nominate officers for FY20 as well as look at filling our local committee positions.  If you are interested in being an officer or committee member next year, please fill out the survey found here.

Note: You must be a paid member of SWE to hold one of the 4 executive offices. These are the dues for FY20.

While each of the positions give descriptions, if you have any additional questions, please contact Michelle Boehm.

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Estate Planning Event

When: Thursday April 18 at 6:00pm

Where: Picasso’s Pizzeria in Delano

RSVP: Please RSVP for the event here — Anyone is welcome to attend the event as long as they RSVP as we do have limited space in our location.

Why: Several members have expressed interested in learning more about estate planning.  Hugh Gill of Hinkle Law Firm, LLC will be presenting to us.


A little about Mr. Gill:

As a member of Hinkle Law Firm LLC’s trusts and estates practice group, Mr. Gill uses his extensive experience in business and tax matters to lead the probate and trust administration needs of the group. He is primarily responsible for guardianships and conservatorships, disability planning, post-mortem tax planning, and marital agreements. He also assists clients with estate planning, asset protection, business entity formation, and business succession planning.

Hugh frequently lectures on estate planning and estate administration topics. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers.

Hugh is active in the legal community. He has served as Chairman of the Kansas CLE Commission. He is also a past president of the Wichita Bar Association and of the Wichita Estate Planning Council.

Taken from https://www.hinklaw.com/our-team/hugh-w-gill/


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Cocoa Dolce Chocolate Tasting and Networking

Join Wichita SWE for an evening of chocolate tasting and networking through pairings of Cocoa Dolce chocolates with either a wine flight* or hot cocoa flight on Tuesday February 26th at 6:00 at the West Cocoa Dolce Location.

You must pay for the flight of your choice through this link.

The Wine flight consists of

1. Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Key Lime Chocolate

2. Vento Antale 2015 with Champagne Chocolate

3. Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 with Tahitian Vanilla Chocolate

The Hot Chocolate Flight consists of

1. Mexican Hot Chocolate with Spicy Nut Mix

2. Mayan Hot Chocolate with Mayan

3. Belgian Hot Chocolate with Tahitian Vanilla

Each Hot chocolate is topped with our homemade Tahitian Vanilla Bean marshmallow

*Note that you must be 21 to participate in Wine flight pairings. You will be carded by Cocoa Dolce

To see the full tasting menu, please see the 2019 SWE Menu

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AIAA Panel – An Evening with Eagles

AIAA is having a free event open to everyone on Tuesday, March 5th. During this presentation, “An Evening with Eagles,” leaders from five local aviation companies will be participating in an executive engineering cross-talk with time for questions and answers. Please see the attached flyer for more information and how to RSVP. The deadline to RSVP for this event is also Monday, February 18th.

For more information about the event, please check out their flyer: AIAA_Mar-5 2019-MB R1

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WCES Banquet Info and Congratulations Hannah Morris!

WCES Banquet Deadline Approaching

A quick reminder that the Wichita Council of Engineering Societies (WCES) will be having their annual banquet on Thursday, February 21st at the Marriott. The flyer with additional information is attached, and the deadline to purchase tickets is noon on Monday, February 18th. The topic is “Building Vehicles for Commercial Space Access”. You can purchase tickets through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wces-annual-banquet-tickets-53714190590

WCES Banquet Flyer 2019 20190109

Congratulations, Hannah Morris!

Our very own Wichita SWE section member, Hannah Morris, will be receiving the Outstanding Young Engineer Award at the WCES Banquet as well! She has volunteered approximately 155 hours over just this past year alone and is being recognized for doing a fantastic job of helping to promote the engineering profession through community service.


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Vote to Name the Expo Logo

Don’t forget to go and vote for your favorite name for the Expo Logo.  Voting closes on the 13th!


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Volunteer Opportunity: AIAA STEM Program

AIAA is hosting its annual STEM Program this year on February 22nd and is seeking additional volunteers.  This event, previously Engineers as Educators, involves engineers teaching an elementary classroom about engineering and working through a hands-on activity.  Tonight, is the training session for the event which is scheduled for 1 hour and includes pizza.  If you are interested, please join us at Minneha Elementary at 6 pm.  SWE was asked if we would be interested in partnering with AIAA in hosting this event in the future.  We would like to get as much SWE representation as possible at the event this year to understand if our section would be a good fit for this partnership.  If you have any questions or if you are interested in participating but can’t make the training tonight, you can contact the event coordinator, Minisa Childers.  Thank you for your support!


What: STEM Program

Where: Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary, 701 N. Webb Rd

When: Training February 5th  6:00-7:00pm, Volunteer Day February 22nd

Posted in Outreach, Section News

SWE General Meeting

Join us on Monday, February 4th for our section general meeting at Watermark Books. Everyone is welcome to join.

When: February 4th, 6-7pm
Where: Watermark Books (4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218)

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Volunteer Opportunity – Derby Robo Challenge

Derby Robo Challenge

What: The Derby Middle School Robotics team will be hosting the Derby Robo Challenge. Approximately 75 teams are currently scheduled to compete at the meet and they are in need of 7-8 additional volunteers to assist with judging and scoring to help make the event successful.  Lunch will be provided to volunteer judges.

When: Saturday, February 2nd from 8:30 am – until judging is complete (Likely until early afternoon.  The meet ends at 3:30.)

Where: Derby Middle School North, 3100 Rock Road, Derby, KS 67037

Contact: If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Dave Brown, dbrown@usd260.com, for more information.You can find out more about the competition at https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition/vrc-current-game


Posted in Outreach

2018 SWE Holiday Party

Join us for our annual Holiday Party at Jess Stitt’s home!  It will be Saturday December 15th starting at 6:00pm.

SWE will be providing ham and asks that everyone else brings a dish to go with the dinner. Please list what you plan to bring in the comments section of your sign up. A White Elephant gift exchange will also happen. Please spend no more than $25 on your gift.  Also please wear your favorite holiday sweater (crazy is okay!) Please RSVP here so we make sure we have enough food for everyone!

This event is open to SWE paid and non-paid members as well as their guest(s).


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Society of Women Engineers
Wichita Area Section
I005 PO Box 1096
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Rachel Battershaw

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Rachael Schwantes


Special Thanks

We would like to thank the following establishments for providing a location to hold our meetings:

Watermark Books & Café
Wichita Water Center