Events

ACW'S 10th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

If you did not attend this event, take note.  You do not want to miss our event next year!

The Associated Construction Women's (ACW) 10th Annual Dinner & Auction was Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Bridgewater Place.  The proceeds from this event went to The Aaron Douglas Foundation, a local foundation that funds numerous worthwhile causes.  Our keynote speaker was former UT head coach Phillip Fulmer, who knew Aaron personally.  The foundation has committed all of the funds raised to 2 local organizations, Aaron's Room at the Boys & Girls Club of Loudon Co., as well as to Susannah's House, a ministry begun by Cokesbury United Methodist Church and now functioning on its own as a non-profit organization.  

So how did we do?  We are pleased to report that we had 93 people who attended our $75/plate dinner and who generously bid for the room full of generously donated silent auction items (Thanks to ALL donors!).  When the final tally was done, the proceeds from the dinner, the auction and the generous other donations made was $10,013.

Here are a few pics from the event.






 


 

2015 Alzheimer's Walk - $3,812!!

BUILDING MEMORIES - 2015 - 2nd Big Year for ACW!

The 2015 Tennessee Alzheimer's Walk on April 18th was the second time ACW entered a team in the Alzheimer's Tennessee Walk and our team, Building Memories, had a terrific time. Clad in our T-shirts designed especially for the event, we joined many other teams who had come out to support the Alzheimer's Tennessee organization.  Thanks to Cara Knapp's great design, we came in second place in the T-shirt design contest; but most importantly, our final team contribution to Alzheimer's Tennessee was $3,812.00!!

Alzheimers is a name all too familiar with several of our members who have been touched by this disease that robbed them of their loved ones.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a success.  Check out the fun in the pictures below.

 



 

Hand Up for Women

ACW was honored to help a wonderful organization called A Hand Up for Women, which helps women who are in need. Click here to read a letter from Executive Director thanking us for our support.  

ACW 24th Annual Golf Tournament / The Jim Wakefield Memorial Classic

THANK YOU TO ONE AND ALL!

Associated Construction Women (ACW) threw a golf party on August 4, 2017 at Three Ridges Golf Course - the 24th Annual ACW Golf Tournament.   This year our annual golf tournament was renamed to honor a wonderful man! Anyone in the construction industry recognizes the Wakefield name and many were lucky enough to know and work with Jim.  A big THANK YOU to those who helped us honor Jim Wakefield while helping us continue with our ACW tradittion of raising money for local scholarships to benefit women getting an education related to the construction industry. Proceeds from this fundraiser continue to endow a scholarship at the University of Tennessee to be awarded annually to a minority in the Construction Science department.


Check out this link to see some photos of the 2017 Jim Wakefield Memorial Classic.

On November 10, 2016, we had the great privilege of presenting the University of Tennessee with a BIG check!  Stay tuned! In November of 2017, we will have another celebration to present another BIG check!


THANK YOU, SPONSORS!  

THANK YOU, PLAYERS! 

THANK YOU, CONTRIBUTORS!  

THANK YOU, THREE RIDGES GOLF COURSE!

THANK YOU, MEMBERS

 


PSCC Scholarship Winner Announced

Winner of the 2015-2016 ACW Scholarship at Pellissippi State is Ravenne Hall

ACW has been notified that Ravenne Hall is the recipient of the Association of Construction Women Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.  This scholarship is available because of the support we have received for our annual golf tournament.  Our tournament has endowed scholarships at not only Pellissippi State but also at the University of Tennessee and ETSU.  

Ravenne Hall is a single mom who is striving to to balance her roll as a mother and family provider with her ambition to achieve her education goals to benefit her daughter and herself.  To learn more about Ravenne, please take some time to read her very moving letter to ACW.  You can view that letter here.  We hope to see Ravenne at an ACW meeting soon.  

Habitat for Humanity

Associated Construction Women LIKES Habitat for Humanity!  As women, we understand better than many others the value of "home"; therefore, we strongly support the mission of Habitat for Humanity.  Over the years, we have been privileged to assist both Knox County and Anderson County in some of their building projects, supplying voluneers, crew leaders and monetary contributions.  One of the

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Annual CSI/AIA Products Show & Seminar

Associated Construction Women (ACW) volunteers at the Annual CSI/AIA Products Show and Seminar to organize and register the attendees. The Products Show is generally for the professional architecture community with trade-show setup for vendors to display their products and answer questions. 

The 2016 show is March 8 at the Crowne Plaza, 401 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville.  The grand show is from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Membership Drive

Once a year Associated Construction Women (ACW) holds an annual membership drive.  We are fortunate to already have a number of new members on board - let's keep the trend going.

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Annual Christmas Party

Annual ACW Christmas Party

During the holiday season, Associated Construction Women (ACW) hosts an Annual Christmas Party. This is a fun, social event for ACW members and their spouses, significant others or special friends.  It's a great opportunity to kick back, get to know each other and have a good time amid a beautiful holiday setting.

Several years ago, at the prompting of Past-President Cara Knapp, we began an annual Christmas ornament swap as part of our Christmas celebration.   Each person who participates brings a Christmas ornament valued at no more than $10.00 and wrapped in Christmas wrappings.  We take turns picking out a package from the gift table and opening it for all to see.  But, beware, if the ornament you open catches the eye of someone else, you may not get to hold onto it for long.  Which ornament you take home may not be decided until the last one picks.