July: The Most Inspiring CREW Luncheon in 2018!

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Speakers at CREW Luncheon

From the onset July 12, 2018 was the most inspiring CREW luncheon this year! It began with Natalie Wainwright inspiring us to network and get to know each other. That is of course, the tradition and reason for CREW! Everyone exchanges names and business cards and has some time for small talk. It is always nice to meet new people.





Sharon Herrin CREW Network Board of DirectorsThere was a special guest, Sharon Herrin, a member of the CREW Network Board of Directors, who dropped in from Dallas to give us all much inspiration to learn more about what CREW Network is all about.

Sharon walked us through the myriad of benefits we all enjoy being members of this amazing organization. Sharon’s  CREW Network Chapter Visit Presentation 2018 walked us through Member Benefits, Chapter Benefits, CREW Network Foundation, how we as individuals can get engaged with CREW Network, the amazing events, awards that are possible and the renowned research that CREW Network performs for the industry.

Please note the upcoming event to mark on your calendars is October 17-19 in San Diego for the 2018 Fall Convention and Marketplace.


melissa campanella crew las vegas july luncheonThe next inspiration came from the powerful and infectious enthusiasm of Melissa Campanella who serves as the CREW Chapter Champion. Melissa’s role is to promote the CREW Foundation whose 4 main missions are to provide College Scholarships supporting future female leaders as they pursue their college education in all commercial real estate fields which not only includes real estate studies but architecture, engineering, finance, accounting, and legal. They also provide top industry research through their white pages on Closing the Salary Gap and creating diversity in the workplace, UCREW which introduces college students to networking fundamentals, career resources and relationship building and finally CREW Careers which introduces high school girls to the many opportunities available in commercial real estate through Real Estate 101.

In Melissa’s role she locally promotes the CREW Foundation by inspiring chapter members and local leadership to support the CREW Network Foundation through individual donations, special chapter fundraising events and implementing local Career Outreach programs.

What was so inspiring is how Melissa rallied the troops at the luncheon to enable CREW Las Vegas to meet the CREW Foundation call to action. The foundation issued 3 Chapter Challenges to increase giving to the CREW Foundation.

The first challenge – 100% of the Board Donating to the CREW Foundation – COMPLETED

The second challenge – $1000 Donation to the CREW Foundation on behalf of the Chapter – COMPLETED – We donated $2500 from our Run for the Roses Event

The third challenge – 50% of our Membership Donating to the CREW Foundation – NOW COMPLETED

We were 30 members away at the July luncheon and with the encouragement from Melissa and support of our members and guests in attendance we made our goal and met all 3 of the Chapter Challenges. Special thanks to Natalie & Jeff Manning for their generous donation that got us to our goal.

Our chapter will be honored on the CREW Network Website for our accomplishments plus we will be recognized at the CREW Network Convention in San Diego this October  (This is another reason to get yourself to CREW Convention!)

The luncheon was tremendous inspiring and to top it all off, the guest speaker was the outstanding Tonya Twitchell. Tonya offered some life lessons and words of wisdom to help us all get back on track with our attitudes. Tonya focused on what is between all of our ears everyday, which needs a reboot on how we think and react to others.

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The winner of our famous purse raffle was Shonda Decker with Affordable Striping & Sealing and she was so excited to win that beautiful and sleek bag! We are so grateful to our members who contribute to the purse raffle!

Please enjoy all of the photos from this month’s luncheon and remember to share them on your favorite social media channel! Thanks for attending and remember to bring a friend next month!

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