The 2019 CREW Network Convention in Orlando, Florida is in the books and I can truly say I’ve been to the happiest place on earth. I didn’t actually make it to Disney World but I did come to realize that Orlando and its magical atmosphere lives up to its press. The Orlandians couldn’t have been nicer and I want to send a big shout out to CREW Orlando as the host city. A trip to Disney World is now on my bucket list.
Once again, attending convention offered the opportunity to connect with old and new acquaintances, to hear great motivational speakers and learn about our industry trends and advancements. Since CREW Austin is the host chapter in 2020 for CREW Network Convention, we had an opportunity to raise some excitement for Austin at Market Place before the convention kick off. This convention committee, led by Alexis Michael and Sarah Scott, decorated the booth and selected one of the best giveaways for attendees. The tank tops, which touted MUSIC, BATS AND TACOS = AUSTIN, were a huge hit. All shirts were given out shortly after Market Place opened and I have been receiving emails requesting shirts. Awesome job!
We also celebrated the 30th anniversary of CREW Network. If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend the convention, I highly recommend it and, remember, the 2020 CREW Network Convention will be here in Austin, Texas next September. Stayed tuned for all the details.
At the convention, we learned that our own Kathy Carr has been selected for the 2020 CREW Network Board of Directions. CONGRATULATIONS KATHY. CREW Austin is so excited for you. Kathy is our past Chapter President from 2008.
It’s time for CREW Austin to conduct some business and have some fun doing it. Our Annual Members Only Meeting will be October 15th at the U.T. Club from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the U.T. Club. In addition to voting in our new officers and board members, we will have a CREW Austin Leadership Round Table where will have a panel of past, current and future chapter leaders sharing their stories. It will be a cozy evening of wisdom, connection and celebration. Please hit this link for more information on our panelist and to register: https://crewaustin.org/events/members-only/2019-10-15-members-only
2019 is winding up but there are still a lot of great events coming up including Recruitment Event and Committees Expo on October 29th at the Google Building Downtown, the Sips N Salsa by St. Louise House on November 2nd at St. Michael Catholic Academy and the Holiday Party on December 10th of the Austin Club. For more information on these and other events, please visit the events page at https://crewaustin.org/events
Finally, if you have CREW Austin connections, please let us know about them. We want to shine a light on you. You can submit them on CREW Austin’s website at https://ww04.elbowspace.com/secure/20130218141208910854
Katy Lumpkin, CREW Austin 2019 President
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