October 2019 Chapter Newsletter




NACE Austin Chapter Newsletter

Recap of Q3 2019
October 1, 2019

In This Issue...

  1. President's Letter
  2. Rumble in the Jungle!
  3. Upcoming Meetings
  4. Cause of the Quarter
  5. Fall Membership Drive
  6. Welcome New Members!
  7. ILEA Meeting

President's Letter

This is an “Amazing" time to be a part of NACE Austin.  Pun fully intended.  

If you weren’t at The #AmazingNACE #JungleRumble you missed out on some serious FUN-draising.  We surpassed our fundraising goal and are in a stable financial position as we wrap up the 2019 Fiscal Year and head into 2020.  Make sure you check out the photos and videos and linked below!  We had 19 teams running the race this year with almost 150 people in total attendance.  WOW!  We hope as many of you as possible will apply for scholarships to attend the 2020 NACE Experience National Conference which will be in #VegasBaby in early August.  Want to know how you can start collecting points for consideration?  Get involved.  Watch for a committee interest coming out soon and sign up.  The more active you become in supporting your chapter, the more you will get out of your membership.
Longtime NACE Austin supporter, sponsor and member called this year’s Amazing NACE, “The best event we’ve ever had.”  It took a HUGE village to pull it off.  Our committee members, Amber Scott, Brianne Mouton, CPCE, Brie Ogelsby, Heather Hartzog, Jyll Vertuno, CPCE, Michelle Chavez, CERP, and, Rebecca Inderhees.  Your current NACE Austin Board worked hard to support the committee and the event.  Thank you to:  Amber Scott, Blanca Cerda, Courtney Griffin, Gayle Stallings, Josh Hampson, Heather Hartzog, Lauren Wright, Louise Jewell, Michelle Chavez, CERP, and Natalie Bratcher.  
We're so thankful for our incredible sponsors, especially Our Lion Sponsor: Texas Weddings, producers of the Wedding Guide & Bridal Extravaganza.  
Sponsors from The Amazing NACE
The planning for Amazing NACE 2020 is underway.  If you have any feedback to share about the event, please let us know by emailing [email protected].  
We have two more educational meetings this year.  Next up on October 15 is on the topic of Risk Management and in November our annual wedding meeting is taking place with the world known Terese Cole-Hubbs from Electric Karma in Houston.  

- Michele Schwartz, President


Rumble in the Jungle!

Amazing NACE      

Our 2nd Annual Amazing NACE Fundraiser, the Rumble in the Jungle was a huge success! We had an amazing time, surpassed our expectations on attendees and met our annual fundraising goals thanks to everyone's help! 

Congratulations to our #junglerumble race winners, Balcones Country Club!

Balcones Country Club

Photo: Fine Art Memories Photography

If you want to see a short video recap, check out Coleman Jennings Films creation HERE!

Many many awesome photos from Fine Art Memories Photography and some captured on everyone's phones during The Go Game scavenger hunt have been posted on our NACE Austin Facebook here but you can also find the full albums...
HERE (password: nace2019)     AND   HERE (password: fun) 

We'll see you next year!


Upcoming Meetings


October Meeting: Risk Management and Modern Event Safety

Modern Event Safety

October 15, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
River Place Country Club

Registration is open!


November Meeting:

All About Indian Weddings- 10/15 NACE Meeting

November 19, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott & Conference Center, Pflugerville

Registration will be open soon so keep an eye out!


Cause of the Quarter

Thank you to everyone who donated to our most recent Cause of the Quarter, Caritas of Austin!

Our Cause of the Quarter for Q4 2019 is Big Love Cancer Care! We're so excited to be supporting them again this year. More details coming soon about how you can help with donations and holiday decorations for the hospital!

Big Love Cancer Care

B.I.G Love Cancer Care Services is a 501c(3), non-profit, volunteer based organization committed to providing basic necessities and personalized care to cancer kids and their families.

B.I.G. Love Cancer Care fulfills weekly wishes of cancer kids and their families as well as providing new diagnosis gift bags, weekly toys, parking passes, holiday gift baskets, catered meals and a comfort cart.

 You can always make a donation during meeting registration, or at any time through our Cause of the Quarter page!

Fall Membership Drive

Now is the perfect time to join NACE!

From now until October 31st, you can receive 15 months of NACE membership for the price of 12 months! That’s more networking, more education, and more savings!

To take advantage of this offer, visit nace.net/join and use code Fall2019.  

Membership in NACE gives you access to a vibrant peer and business network, ongoing education, partner benefits, and timely information on trends and innovative approaches that give you a competitive edge.


 Membership Drive


 *This offer is available until October 31, 2019

*This offer is available to new members or anyone who has not been a member within the last 12 months.


One of the awesome perks of being a NACE member is the opportunity to register for and attend the annual NACE Experience Conference! Just check out what Lauren Wright had to say about her time this year! Just another reason to join this awesome organization! 

NACE Experience Conference

"NACE Experience 2019 was a great experience and I feel so lucky to now have attended 3 conferences with the NACE Austin chapter. The most value for me comes out of attending the amazing education sessions each conference and this year did not disappoint! The sessions were valuable and many that I attended related to my own career within catering sales. I also had great opportunities to network with fellow professionals in the industry, specifically other off-site catering companies, which is always helpful and insightful. Our Austin Chapter had a blast on this trip together and we really bonded and grew closer as a chapter. Convention always leaves me feeling inspired and I am grateful to have the opportunity to attend!" - Lauren Wright, Whim Hospitality


Welcome New Members!

Make sure to introduce yourself to our newest members at the October Meeting on the 15th!


Jordan Brown, Marquee Event Group

Louise Jewell, The Peached Tortilla

Megan Jones, Caplan Miller Events

Rhoda Brimberry, Loot Vintage Rentals

We're so excited for you all to join our NACE Austin family! #GrowwithNACEAustin

ILEA Meeting

We're so grateful for our friends at ILEA who helped us promote our fundraiser so we just wanted to make sure you're friends with them too! 

ILEA October Meeting

Come learn from local entrepreneur, Eric Silverstein, owner of The Peached Tortilla. The Peached Tortilla began as a food truck in 2010, serving Asian and Southern-inspired tacos and sliders. Since then, the company has grown to include a boutique full-service catering company, two brick and mortar restaurants (Peached Tortilla and Bar Peached) and event space, Peached Social House. Most recently, Eric published his first book, "The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas." Eric will discuss how he scaled his business over 9 years, providing some valuable lessons learned and tips on managing a brand and team across multiple operations.

Link to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/520394212107617/

NACE Austin Chapter | OCTOBER 2019
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