The August 2018 CREW Las Vegas Luncheon (August 2, 2018) kicked off with buzzing excitement as we all awaited the arrival of our esteemed and well loved Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Let’s face it, everybody loves her for so many reasons. First of all she is a wonderful person, super smart and truly funny. She does a fabulous job of discussing hard hitting topics, yet she makes them so personal to her and her family and deals with the topics with compassion and grace.
No matter who you ask, everybody loves to go to lunch with the Mayor of Las Vegas, and CREW Las Vegas members are no exception. Mayor Goodman spoke about topics such as homelessness, affordable housing, parking rates on the strip and gave us her no nonsense insight. Mayor Goodman opened up with asking the audience exactly what they want to hear her talk about and people loved it. Great job Mayor Goodman and thank you so very much for honoring us with your presence.
Our networking was done after we heard the Mayor’s talk and Natalie kicked it off with her infectious enthusiasm and love for CREW Las Vegas. The members had time for small talk and exchanged business cards.
Major thanks to our luncheon sponsor, Chase Bank! Everyone received information about the bank’s initiatives and about all of the various opportunities Chase Bank is offering. Thanks for giving all of our attendees the cute little key chains and pens too!
The big surprise of the luncheon was the presentation of a donation to the charity The Folded Flag Foundation. Through the CREW Las Vegas Special Event – Run for the Roses, CREW Las Vegas was able to raise money to benefit The Folded Flag Foundation. A check for $10,000 was presented to two foundation representatives! CREW Las Vegas is so proud to have been able to raise this money for so many deserving families.
The Folded Flag’s mission is to provide educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who died as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations.
Scholarships and grants are available to qualifying spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to help provide a pathway to success by covering a wide range of living expense and educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school. 100% of donations go to families since all administrative costs are paid for by corporate sponsors.
One of the newest members of the association management team, Gwen Phillip, won the purse this month. She sure was proud!
Big thanks to all of those who contributed school supplies for our Adopt-a-Class drive. We were so grateful to all of you who went out of your way to shop and provide amazing goodies to get the kids off on the right foot for the new school year!