NAPO Nashville “Organizes” the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center, Saturday, May 15th, 2010

A huge round of applause goes to the Nashville Chapter of NAPO! Project Managers Lisa York, CPO®, Cindy Sullivan, CPO®, and Liz Jenkins, along with Chapter Members Paige McClain-Ramsey, Samantha Pointer, Becky Taylor and Mandy Raff came together as an outstanding team to organize the Weaver Domestic Violence Center. Having NAPO Nashville lend its expertise while guiding the wonderful volunteers from Nashville Works made this a truly amazing event in which to be a part.

Abigail Sasser of the YWCA rounded up the Nashville volunteers making the event a success. We could not have done it without them. I am so impressed with our group of Organizers and the volunteers in this area as they are truly committed to their profession and to the community.

The local NAPO chapter organized the Basement, Toy Closet and School Supply Closet (see pictures) in 6 hours with an average of 20 volunteers, including the Professional Organizers. All totaled that comes to about 120 man hours of volunteered time.

Tami Walker, Director of the center, said, “The building looks amazing! Thank you and your team so much for your hard work and fantastic skills! “

A huge thank you also goes out to Hayden Cross and her team from College Hunks that Haul Junk, hayden.cross@1800junkusa.com. Hayden did not hesitate to help us succeed in this endeavor. She delivered her crew and truck to haul off donation items and trash, to carry items out and to lend support where ever it was needed. They were an integral part of the success of this project.

We also send a thank you to Lowe’s in Cool Springs and Spring Hill, as well as Kroger for donating supplies to the project. Having the right supplies made the project much easier.

Thank you again to all who participated in this fun and rewarding project!
Cynthia Lindsey, CPO®, Event Coordinator and VP NAPO Nashville

Enjoy the pictures of the project below!

NAPO Nashville YWCA Event

NAPO Nashville Chapter Meeting May 13, 2010 @ 9AM

Our meeting this Thursday, the 13th at 9AM will be held at the Starbucks INSIDE Target on Charlotte Pike (6814 Charlotte Pike) in Nashville/Bellevue area. Sherry is the name of the gal who will be there and she is expecting us. This location was chosen to give us not only a place to leave our vehicles while we carpool over to the work site after the meeting, but it’s proximity to the work site location with the added benefit of coffee!

Our meeting topic this month will be a recap of the NAPO National conference with highlights of what we learned (a good sized group of us attended) and choosing which CD’s we’d like to purchase as a chapter for those who were unable to attend to have available to listen to at your convenience.

Everyone is welcome at this meeting, as well as to assist in the planning at the YWCA afterward.

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Please feel free to contact Liz Jenkins if you have any questions at 509-1933.

NAPO Newbies Meeting May 10th

Monday, May 10. from 6:30pm to 7:30pm is the time for our next quarterly NAPO Newbies Meeting and coffee. Join NAPO Nashville members at Panera Bread in Brentwood to learn more about what it takes to be a Professional Organizer and the benefits of being a NAPO member. Contact Liz Jenkins at 615-509-1933 or www.afreshspace.com for more information. Or visit www.naponashville.com for directions. Interested in becoming a Professional Organizer, or just starting out in the organizing business? Join the Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO Nashville) to learn more about who we are and what we do.

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April 15th, 2010 NAPO Nashville Meeting

Our next meeting is going to be on Thursday, April 15th (hope you have your taxes done!) from 9-10:30. Our meeting is going to be hosted by our speakers, Cindy Martin and John Wade, at their office located at 3000 Meridian Blvd., Ste 180 in Franklin. Our topic this month is “Organizing Financial Documents: What You Need To Know”. Cindy & John are with Wunderlich Securities. Our goal for this meeting is to gain an understanding of what to look for when working with client’s papers, specifically with their financial documents. Often our clients have questions about what to keep, what’s important and how to categorize these documents. Cindy & John will answer those questions and more at our next meeting. See you there!

About our Speakers:
John E. Wade CFP®
Mr. Wade brings 17 years of strong banking and wealth-planning experience to his clients providing them with solutions, tools and personalized service in order to pursue their goals. He has earned the highly regarded CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation from the Financial Planning Board of Standards and is licensed by FINRA as a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. He also holds state licenses to provide life, disability and long term care insurance.

Cindy F. Martin AAMS®
Ms. Martin has focused exclusively on the development of strong successful clients for more than 30 years. She has earned the highly regarded ACCREDITED ASSET MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST® designation from the College for Financial Planning and is licensed by FINRA as a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. Her sensitivity to client needs, market trends and global relationships enables her to produce customized solutions for her clients. She also holds state licenses to provide life, disability and long term care insurance.

Directions: Going South on Interstate 65: Take Exit 68A, Cool Springs Blvd exit. This exit is the 2nd exit for Cool Springs Blvd, and Cool Springs Blvd is the next major road past the Mall. Follow Cool Spring Blvd to Carothers, turn LEFT on Carothers. At 2nd light, turn LEFT onto Meridian Blvd. Go to the end of Meridian(less than ½ mile) to stop sign, immediately in front of you is 4000 Meridian. Turn RIGHT, 3000 Meridian is next door to 4000 Meridian. We are on the first floor.

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Shred Day in Nashville, TN on April 10th, 2010 @ LP Field

Calling all Middle Tennesseans! Nashville’s Shred Day will be held on April 10th, 2010 from 10am to 1pm in the LP Field parking lots. More information taken from the press release below:

“Nashville Crime Stoppers and the Nashville Police Department will be holding the city’s first-ever Community Shred Day. It is a project designed to help prevent families and businesses from becoming the victims of identity theft, while, at the same time, ensuring the viability of the Crime Stoppers program.

Shred Day is set for Saturday, April 10th, at LP Field. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Middle Tennesseans are welcome to bring all of their sensitive documents they no longer want or need to the stadium’s main parking lot, where the paper will be destroyed on the spot by machinery provided by Shred-it, a Securit Company, the world’s leading on-site document destruction entity. The only cost is a $5 tax deductible donation to Crime Stoppers per banker box of records. All proceeds will go to Crime Stoppers’ reward fund, which is used to solve serious felony crimes in the Nashville community.”