It is April and the flowers are blooming. I want to introduce to you, Vice - President - Ashley Spence. Starting in May, she will be taking over the newsletter so she can get into the swing of things for her upcoming term as President. Ashley is all about NAWIC. She has been a member for three years and in that time frame has stepped up whenever needed and leads with integrity. She works for Feyen Zylstra LLC, where she is a Project Accountant. She has a Bachelors in Accounting and working on getting her Masters in Project Management. Ashley is also planning our April 8th networking event so come and say hi and enjoy games, food, and getting to know your NAWIC VP and other Sisters.
Here are some things coming up!
April 8th - Social distanced networking event - just to hang out and chat
May 1st - Habitat for Humanity Women Build
May 6th - Amber Hurdle will present during an afternoon meeting. Her book will be given to all who register and attend. This will be a hybird event so be on the look out for the event.
Also, our Region Forum is coming up April 22nd-25th. Please make plans to join. They are taking all the safety precautions and have great things planned. If you have never attended, it is a great way to see what NAWIC is doing outside of our chapter. More details are listed below!
Andrea Ward, President
Nashville #16 2020-2021
Thursday, April 8th, 2021
NAWIC Social at the Park
Thursday, April 8th 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Shelby Park Picnic Shelter - Riverview
Make a pit stop on your way home. Come join us for networking/hangout time at the park. We'll have games and great NAWIC women to meet and catch up with. There will be snack foods and we encourage you to bring guests that want to know more about who we are and what we do. We will be following all the CDC guidelines to make this a safe event as well.
Company & your title: Haven Builders, LLC Director of Marketing & Business Development
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Birthday Month/Day: April 12
What do you love most about the construction industry and how long have you been in it? As a kid, I started building doll houses and “forts” out of anything I could get my hands on, I migrated into working on stage sets and design. I sold my design build company to move to Nashville in 2003, to be with the man I married in 2004. My favorite part of construction is watching something new be created. I love seeing a idea grow and how all the pieces, parts and people all collaborate to make it happen.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? I love being a nana, hanging with my rescue babies (right now 3 cats and 2 dogs), riding my motorcycle, reading just about anything, volunteering with Veterans causes, homeless issues and anything to do with animals.
How did you hear about NAWIC and why did you join? I found a link to the website during a search for something totally unrelated and curiosity had me clicking and signing up for a meeting. I attended meetings and events for almost 2 years before I finally joined, I just love the support and comradery of the women that I’ve met.
What advice would you give a new member or prospective member? Join, you’ll meet women who’ll support and inspire you!
Sara Waggoner - 4th
Michelle Fox - 12th
Sandra Wiek - 25th
Beth Beech - 26th
Members we would love to celebrate your Birthdays.