Free Meritrust Event

Spirit’s Women’s Group, Spirit Women in Engineering Professions and Technology (SWEPT), is partnering with Meritrust Credit Union to host an event including networking and discussion and presentation on “Investing in an Uncertain Market.”  If learning about investing beyond your 401k options is something that interests you, join us for this free event!  Appetizers will be provided by Meritrust so please RSVP using the link below to get an accurate headcount for food.  There is a flyer linked below with additional information.

When: Thursday, June 27th, 5:30-6:30 PM
Where: Larkspur Bistro, 904 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

Meritrust Event Flyer

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FY20 Planning Meeting

Thank you to everyone that participated in the doodle poll for when to schedule the planning meeting for FY20. We have selected a new date and time for the meeting.

Here are the details:
WHEN: Saturday July 27, 1PM-4PM
WHERE: Shaina’s House (address will be sent separately after RSVP)
RSVP: Please sign up here so we know how many to expect and so we can send you the address
Please bring any ideas for things we can do throughout the year, your calendars so we can work on planning, and a new friend that wants to be a part of Wichita SWE.
If you are unable to come, but have ideas, please feel free to send them to me in an email and I’ll bring them up at the planning meeting.
If you’re interested in helping plan any of the events throughout the next year, please send me that in an email to let me know.
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BBQ in the Park

Come join the Wichita SWE section for a BBQ social networking, family friendly event at a local park on June 28th! Both members and non-members as well as their families are welcome.

What: BBQ at Chisholm Creek Park (specific location will be sent out soon). BBQ with sides will be provided from Pig In! Pig Out!

Where: Chisholm Creek Park (3228 N Oliver Ave, Wichita, KS 67220)

When: Friday, June 28th at 6pm

RSVP: Please let us know that you plan to attend by signing up through

Cost: Free to members and non-members


Posted in Upcoming Events

2019 BBQ Bingo

SWE is excited to be working with the Wichita Society of Professional Engineers to bring you BBQ Bingo on Friday August 23rd. Cocktails start at 5:30, dinner is served at 6:30, and the bingo fun begins at 7:30.

The price of your ticket allows you access to the open bar, a BBQ dinner and 4 rounds of Bingo with 3 winners each round.  Tickets are $70 each.

All proceeds from the event will be used to benefit local STEM programs.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please go to


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Cindy Hoover Installation Party

The Wichita SWE Section is excited that our very own will be installed as the Society’s FY20 President.  We are hosting a party in her honor with several of the Section leadership on Friday August 9th at 6:00 p.m.  In order to attend, you must have your FY20 dues paid.  All paid members are allowed to bring one guest.

In order to help us plan for our numbers, please RSVP here.

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Wichita Awards Committee – Seeking Members for Society Mission Awards Submission

The Wichita awards committee is seeking members to help prepare the section’s submission for SWE Mission Awards. These awards recognize SWE groups that embody SWE core values and demonstrate continuous improvement and growth as they work to achieve the Society’s strategic goals. These awards have replaced the previous SWE awards given out in the past (such as the communications, outreach, and membership awards Wichita SWE has been previously awarded). More information about the SWE Mission Awards can be found here:

Committee Requirements
Time Commitment:
2 meetings + approx. 1-2 hours of outside work (approx. 3-4 hours total)
Application Available: June 1
Application Due: June 30
Early June –  the committee will meet to go over the submission requirements and assign tasks
Mid June – committee members will gather data/information and write activity descriptions
Late June – the committee will meet again to compile information, review, and submit packet
Skills/Knowledge Needed:
– Members who planned SWE events/meetings
– Members who attended SWE events/meetings
– Members who like to use data to write reports (250 words maximum, so they have to be concise!)
– Members who like to proofread writing
If you are interested in helping on this committee, email by June 1
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May General Meeting

Join us on Monday, May 6th for our section general meeting at Watermark Books. Everyone is welcome to join.

When: Monday, May 6th, 6-7pm

Where: Watermark Books (4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218)

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Engineering Expo Planning Mingle

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Wichita Section’s Engineering Expo continues to grow every year and we are looking expand our planning committee. We have engagement opportunities for every level of commitment and experience. We would love to have you join us for a fun evening to learn more about the planning process of Engineering Expo and how you can fit into our team!

Appetizers and a pickle ball court will be provided. Wear comfy shoes if you are interested in trying your hand at pickle ball. This is a come and go event and no commitment to the committee is required by attending. Anyone is welcome, SWE membership is not required.

When: Wednesday, May 8th, come and go from 5:30-7:30PM

Where: Chicken and Pickle, 1240 N. Greenwich Rd. Wichita, KS

RSVP: Here

Expo Planning Mingle Flyer


Posted in SWE news, Upcoming Events

Donations needed for Gift Basket Silent Auction

The Society of Women Engineers Wichita Section will once again be holding a gift basket silent auction at our annual banquet. This year’s banquet will be held Tuesday, June 11th 2019 at Crestview Country Club.

We are seeking businesses and individuals to donate goods and services for the baskets.  If you have contacts at local businesses who might be willing to donate a gift basket or even just a few items, please reach out to them. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.

If you are willing to donate items, we would like to collect them at the May 6th or June 3rd General Meetings, which are held from 6-7pm at Watermark Books.

If you are unable to attend the meetings but would like to donate items, please contact Sarah Niles( or Rachael Schwantes(

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End of Year Annual Banquet

Join us June 11 at 5:30 pm for our End of Year Banquet at Crestview Country Club.  For more information on our speaker and to reserve your tickets, please go to the banquet webpage.

Please note that tickets for the banquet must be purchased by June 4th.  No late purchases will be accepted.

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Society of Women Engineers
Wichita Area Section
I005 PO Box 1096
Wichita, KS 67201

Jess Stitt

Shaina Shapiro

Madeline Mueller

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