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Greetings, ACW Members and Guests!

We have a unique opportunity coming up at our October ACW meeting on Wednesday, October 10th. We will hear from special guest speakers from Girl Talk, Inc. Girl Talk empowers girls to become their best selves through reducing the likelihood of teen pregnancy and helping them to advance educationally. Check out their website:

Thank you to our host this month, HIS Security. HIS Security is located at 11426 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. We will begin our monthly business meeting as well as lunch at 11:30 am. Our special guest speakers from Girl Talk, Inc. will begin at Noon. Lunch will be catered by Dickey's BBQ at a cost of $10/member or repeat guest. First-time guests to our ACW membership meetings are provided lunch at no cost.

Please RSVP to for yourself and your guest by Monday, October 8th. HIS Security wants to be sure there is enough food for everyone!

Thank you to all who attended our Dream Board meeting.  Your ACW Board of Directors is very excited about the enthusiasm you showed for making ACW a fibrant, relevant force in the construction industry and will be having a Board Member retreat to consider all the options you brought to the table.

July 11, 2018

ACW Dream-Board Workshop

    Our July meeting will be hosted by Kym Clevenger, July 11th at NOON at The Assurance Center, 10325 Technology Drive, 37932.  We will be having an ACW Dream-Board Workshop, discussing our biggest goals and wishes for the future of ACW. 

    We will enjoy a box lunch
 together (cost is $10-don't forget to RSVP to and discuss heartily some important questions. We would love to hear from you at the meeting!  What?  You aren't an official member of ACW but have been attending our meetings?  This meeting is for you, too!   We welcome the input of non-members who are willing to help us move in a direction that would make membership in ACW a great benefit to them and their companies.

 As we have a few weeks until our meeting, allow the following questions to turn over in your mind.  Seriously ponder them and come share your thoughts with everyone.

 1. What are your personal wishes and/or goals as an active member of ACW?  Why did you join?  (Not a member yet?  What would make you want to join?)
 2. What does your employer expect you to gain from membership?
 3. To what do you wish to see ACW contribute as our involvement in the current local construction industry? What needs our attention?
 4. We are a driven group that sets goals to raise funds that directly benefit the construction community. We have endowed 4 major scholarships at three college/universities.  Where should we direct any future fundraising endeavors? More university scholarships?  High School scholarships?  Habitat projects?  Special remodeling needs in the Knoxville metro area such as Boys & Girls Clubs, etc?  More ideas, please?  
     If you have been a witness to a particular event that was a successful fundraiser, lifting up attendees and was a lot of FUN, would you share your ideas/perspective?
 5. We seek constructive criticism!  After all, we would rather build it than clean it!  Is there anything you would like to help improve?
   We hope to see everyone there!  RSVP to by Monday, July 9, 2018.

2018 Officers and Board of Directors

   Here is your 2018 leadership team:


President:  Jennifer Shorter

Vice President:  Kym Clevenger

Treasurer:  Donna Kimble

Secretary:  Erin Gillison

Board members:

     Christine Dean

     Beth Crisco-Kestner

     Pam Robertson



Associated Construction Women now has a Facebook page for you to "like".  If you are part of the Facebook world, be sure to find our page and click "like".  You will find lots of photo albums when you click the photos tab and you can give us your feed back on events and issues on our wall.  Spread the word!  ACW is looking for a few (more) good women.