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After Hours Networking Mixer

posted Oct 2, 2014, 6:16 AM by Leah Gillen

Thanks to everyone that helped make our networking event so much fun last month! We had a great turnout - the fajita bar was a hit, and we got some very entertaining pictures in the photo booth.

CLICK HERE to view more pictures of the event.

Did you snap some pics during the evening? We would love to see them! If you'd like to share, send them to our Communications Chair, Leah Gillen.

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FINANCIAL LITERACY UPDATE

posted Jan 31, 2014, 11:36 AM by Leah Gillen   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 3:05 PM ]

We are off to a fantastic start with our financial literacy classes at The Next Door's Freedom Recovery Center. We are offering a short winter session and another, longer session in the summer months. Our financial literacy calendar is below - email leah@dodddrennan.com to add your name to the list!
 

MUSIC CITY AFWA 2014 FINANCIAL LITERACY CALENDAR

SESSION ONE – We will provide basic budgeting and savings tools; we will also refer residents to free tax prep providers and offer tips on how to get the most out of their refunds

January 9, 2014

Money Matters: How to Keep Track of Your Money (PART I)

Leader: Leah Gillen

Assist: Jessica Black

Assist: email leah@dodddrennan.com to volunteer Today!

 

February 6, 2014

Pay Yourself First: Why you should Save, Save, Save (PART I)

Leader: Denisa Jones

Assist: Adelaide Ness

Assist: email leah@dodddrennan.com to volunteer Today!

February 20, 2014

Pay Yourself First: Why you should Save, Save, Save (PART II)

Leader: Denisa Jones

Assist: Alice Kelly

Assist: email leah@dodddrennan.com to volunteer Today!

SESSION TWO – We will review the tools taught in the spring classes and begin providing advice on how to understand and repair damaged credit; we will also begin teaching them how to raise their children to be financially responsible

June 5, 2014

Teaching your kids to be financially responsible

Leader: Cara Aaron

Assist: Michelle Valentino

Assist: email leah@dodddrennan.com to volunteer Today!

June 19, 2014

Review of previous budgeting and savings sessions

Leader: Michelle Valentino

Assist: Cara Aaron

Assist: email leah@dodddrennan.com to volunteer Today!

July 3, 2014

To Your Credit: How Your Credit History Affects Your Credit Future (Part I)

Leader: Jessica Black

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

July 17, 2014

To Your Credit: How Your Credit History Affects Your Credit Future (Part II)

Leader: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

July 31, 2014

Financial Recovery: How to Recover Financially and Rebuild Your Credit (Part I)

Leader: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

August 14, 2014

Financial Recovery: How to Recover Financially and Rebuild Your Credit (Part II)

Leader: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

August 28, 2014

Rescheduled due to cancellation of January 23rd class. Topic TBD

Leader: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

Assist: VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

2013 Membership Drive

posted Oct 8, 2013, 12:28 PM by Leah Gillen   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 3:06 PM ]

Thanks to everyone who attended our membership drive at Blackstone last month We had a great turnout, and saw lots of new faces.
 
Congratulations to Tammy Paxton of Capital Financial Group, winner of a membership to our AFWA chapter.
 
The personal training session with Meg Shike Fitness went to Jessica Black from Carter Lankford CPAs.
 
The members only door prize went to Denisa Jones of Affinion Group - she won the $100 Visa gift card.
 
 
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From left, Tammy Paxton, Leah Gillen, Fanci Worthington,
Melinda Drennan, Courtney Watson
 
Julie Evans
Julie Evans & Heather Johnson from Kraft CPAs
 

Members of the Month - September 2013

posted Sep 24, 2013, 6:06 AM by Leah Gillen   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 3:06 PM ]

Elizabeth Paily has been a member of our chapter since November of 2011. She has been with LBMC since 2004, and is currently a manager in their tax department as a part of the Wealth Management Services group. She specializes in income tax preparation and planning for wealthy individuals, partnerships, trusts and estates. Elizabeth is a graduate of David Lipscomb University with an emphasis in accounting and management.

Elizabeth is active in many professional and civic organizations, including the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Hands on Nashville, and the Salvation Army. She lives in Nolensville with her husband.

 

Julie Evans is a Senior Manager of Assurance Services at Kraft CPAs in Nashville, where
she specializes in nonprofit organizations. Julie joined AFWA in 2007, and she is one of our chapter’s founding members. She is currently our Vice President, and she has served as Treasurer in the past.

 

Julie graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1998 with a Masters in Business Administration. She currently lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, Chris, and twins, Alex and Sydney.

 

Members of the Month - August 2013

posted Sep 14, 2013, 9:24 PM by Leah Gillen   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 3:06 PM ]

President, Courtney Watson and Board Member, Kim Lockard are the August Members of the Month. Both of these ladies are fantastic assets to our organization. Be sure to stop and talk to them at this month's meeting.
 
COURTNEY WATSON
 
 
Courtney Watson is the President of our chapter. She is employed by Dodd, Drennan & Associates, PLLC as a senior tax accountant.
 
In 2008, she graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting, finance & general management.
 
She and her husband Chris recently bought a new home in Lebanon, and they are preparing for a new baby girl due in November!
 
 
 
 
 
KIM LOCKARD
 
Board Member Kim Lockard has been a member of our chapter since August 2012. A native of Bristol, England, Kim graduated from the University of Plymouth, England in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration.
 
She is an Executive Assistant with The Rainmaker Companies where she coordinates firm and client activities and projects.
 
Kim has a passion for client service and a background in education; she spent a number of years abroad teaching and honing her outstanding organizational and people skills. Kim is a very upbeat and positive bright young woman with a can do attitude.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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