Chapter Newsletter October 2018




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Cause of the Quarter

September Meeting Chance to Give

Sustainable Food Center Mission

Located in Austin, Texas and founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. SFC's mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.

From seed to table, SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes, and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.

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July President's Message

Hello NACE Austin Chapter Members,
It’s hard to believe half the year is already over! Our April meeting with Gifts for the Good Life outfitted seven co with shades of pink, showcasing how to brand your event. It was planned by our very own NACE member Katie Netherton with CLINK! Thank you to our April meeting sponsors: 7coGifts for the Good LifeJulie Wilhite PhotographyMerveille Floral & DesignBoarding School CollectiveSimon Lee BakeryMarquee Event RentalsIlios Lighting Design, and BBJ Linens. In May, we were intentional networkers with Patti DeNucci at Malverde. Shout out to our May meeting sponsors: MalverdeWhim Hospitality, and Breanna Mckendrick Photography. Our June meeting was planned by NACE member Vanessa Vass of Vass Events. We welcomed past ILEA international president
Jodi Collen who shared her knowledge about multi-generational communication. Thank you to our June meeting sponsors: Mercury HallThe Root CellarVass EventsThe Bloom BarFrance PhotographersM Schuster MusicLazy Creek DesignsMonarch Event RentalsSonesta Bee CaveBooth Easy, and Rhea’s Ice Cream.
This month, the NACE Experience conference will be held in Palm Springs, California, The Austin Chapter is nominated for four awards: Community Service of the Year, Education Program of the Year, Fundraising Event of the Year and Chapter of the Year. A few of our other members were nominated in the individual categories: Off-Premise Catered Event Budget Less Than $50,000 - Whim Hospitality The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Client Appreciation Event.
We are excited to announce the revamp of our annual fundraiser. With a fun play on the favorite TV show, AMAZING NACE is sure to be a fun night of competition and obstacles. Thank you to our corporate sponsor's Premiere Events, Alfred’s Catering, Austin Catering, Eclipse Event Co. and FUN Auctions. Grab a team of friends or colleagues and join us on August 16th!

Welcome Our Newest Members


We're so excited to welcome our newest members to the NACE Austin Chapter! If you see them at the next meeting, make sure to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome!

Sarah Coe - Zuzu's Petals

Adam Morgan - LeForce Entertainment

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