Tuesday, 31 July 2018 21:43

WAC Meeting Energizes Members

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A dozen people attended WAC’s July 17 meeting to plan for the group to attend upcoming industry events. A dozen people attended WAC’s July 17 meeting to plan for the group to attend upcoming industry events.

On July 17, Women in Automotive and Collision (WAC) hosted a meeting at Automotive Technology in Fenton, MO.

According to WAC President Shelly Jones, “The meeting was energizing! I enjoy working with this group of people on our common mission. We share ideas, we laugh, and we get things done.


“A dozen people attended the July meeting, including two new members: Amy Redfield of Redfield Collision and Avery Hodge from Original One Parts. We now have 16 members and seven corporate sponsors. WAC member Jim Earnest, Weber Chevrolet, provided a delicious dinner for the group.”


The main focus of the evening was planning for upcoming events that WAC will attend. The group will have a booth at the V8TV Drive-In Cruise on August 16 at Sky View Drive-In in Belleville, IL.


“WAC member Kelle Oeste, of V8 Speed & Resto Shop, suggested the event as a great opportunity for WAC to get the word out about the great career opportunities within the automotive and collision industries,” Jones said. “We will be hosting a coloring contest to engage the children and handing out information to parents. This fun family event is being presented by V8TV. More information regarding this car cruise and movie night is available at www.v8tvshow.com.”


WAC will also host a table at the Enterprise 2018 Golf Classic at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis on Sept. 10. WAC Social Media Manager and Enterprise 01 Group Manager Tricia Belz provided this opportunity.


Jones pointed out, “Many of the participants have a vested interest in the industry that we serve, so we hope to reach others that will join us in our mission. This will be a fun day of networking.”


WAC’s next meeting will be held on August 21. More information about the group is available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wacstl/ (Women in Automotive and Collision) or on Instagram at WACSTLGROUP.