According to Kyle Medeiros, chair of the Nashville I-CAR Committee, “We had an awesome meeting and a great meal, and we’re excited for the future!”
The Nashville I-CAR Committee began by celebrating their wins in 2019, beginning with the accomplishment of being the first committee of the year to obtain platinum committee status by achieving all eight goals. Through its fundraising efforts, the Nashville I-CAR Committee was able to donate nearly $25K in grants to local high school and college collision repair programs.
Medeiros noted, “Following the success of our Topgolf event in April, prior to CIC, there is now a nationwide agreement between I-CAR and Topgolf that allows other committees to follow the same format as our event; since then, many other committees across the country have also hosted fundraisers at Topgolf. At SEMA 2019, we were recognized by CREF on several additional occasions for the efforts put out during the year.”
Medeiros was re-elected as chair for 2020. David Martin will serve as vice chair of marketing, while Wildy Kerby will fill the role of vice chair of training.
The Nashville I-CAR Committee also established its goals for the New Year. “The Committee’s main focus for 2020 will be executing another successful fundraiser at Topgolf in the summer, engaging more Nashville area shops to become involved with the committee, and getting more high school and college students in the area in front of local body shops to help them stay engaged, motivated and see the career opportunities that await them in the collision repair industry,” Medeiros shared. “We’re exploring the potential of hosting an open house with local school and shops, and we are encouraging our local schools to apply for CREF’s Benchmark Grants.”
For more information on the Nashville I-CAR Committee, visit Facebook.com/ICARnashville