NACE Austin Chapter Newsletter

Recap of Q2 2019
July 1, 2019

In This Issue...

  1. President's Letter
  2. Rumble in the Jungle!
  3. Upcoming Meetings
  4. Cause of the Quarter
  5. ICYMI
  6. Welcome New Members!

President's Letter

We made it! It's summer in Austin, a time when many of us slow down a bit in our professional lives, take a deep breath, and enjoy some personal time off. 

I like to travel in my time off; which is why I am stoked about getting out of the heat for a week in July to attend the NACE Experience in Cincinnati.  We have a record number of NACE Austin members, 10, who received some scholarship money and are attending the conference as a part of our contingent.  

Last year we were recognized by the National Association with two prestigious awards:  Best Community Service and Best Fundraiser. This year, thanks to the arduous work of Amber Scott and several other board members we are nominated for five awards including Chapter of the Year.   Be sure to watch our Facebook and Instagram for live updates from the conference.

In addition, planning for our September fundraiser, The Amazing NACE: Rumble in the Jungle has already kicked into gear.  If you're not already planning your team, you should be.  The competition is already looking fierce with team commitments from Alfred's Catering & Visit Mickey Travel. As well as last year’s winners, the Whimmer's. There are plenty of ways you can get involved with sponsorships, in-kind, and silent auction donations.   Gayle Stallings of FUNAuctions has already agreed to return as our Bushmaster of Ceremonies.  This is, without question, the most FUN fundraiser in Austin.  Don't believe me, just check out the video from last year. 

We plan to finish off the year with educational programs in August, October, and November.  In December, we do our yearly community service project with Big Love .  We have again won a $1K grant from the NACE Foundation to support our efforts.  If you want to volunteer for this amazing annual volunteer activity, please contact Courtney, our Community Service Chair.  

Do you want to get even more out of your NACE Austin membership?  Consider joining any of our committees (programs, membership, fundraising, or communications).  You'll have a chance to network with others who have similar interests, expand your leadership skills, and work towards creating the chapter you want.   Need more information on how to get more involved, ask any of the board members.

I hope I'll see you in August at the Etter Harbin UT Alumni Center for our meeting hosted by Rosemary's Catering, BBJ Linens, and Beautiful Moments Events.  

- Michele Schwartz, President


Rumble in the Jungle!

Amazing NACE 2019

Our 2nd Annual Amazing NACE Fundraiser is themed Rumble in the Jungle this year!!

Registration is open as well as pre-purchase for raffle tickets and sabotage cards! We're also looking for corporate and in-kind sponsors and raffle donations so please consider how you'd like to get involved! 

Join us on September 12th at Palm Door on Sabine for an awesome Scavenger Hunt Race and Party!

Click here for more info!


Upcoming Meetings


We do not have a meeting in July as our board will be in Cincinnati for the NACE Experience Conference! Enjoy your summer break!


August Meeting Dinner

August 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration will be open soon!


We also do not have a meeting in September as that will be our Annual Fundraiser, The Amazing NACE: Rumble in the Jungle! 


October Meeting

October 15, 2019


Cause of the Quarter

Thank you to everyone who donated to our most recent Cause of the Quarter, Austin Area Mental Health Consumers!

Our Cause of the Quarter for Q3 2019 is Caritas of Austin

“Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. We build wellbeing by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. All of us need a sturdy foundation and layers of support in our lives to thrive; that’s what creates a strong community. Our innovative, personalized and proven approach to building wellbeing and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.”

 Caritas of Austin

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


In case you missed it... we had some fantastic meetings in the past few months! If you haven't been able to make it to a meeting lately, we'd love to see you at the next one! 

April 2019 Meeting   June 2019 Meeting

Welcome New Members!

Make sure to introduce yourself to our newest members at the August Meeting on the 21st!

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

NACE Austin Chapter | APRIL 2019