CREW Las Vegas August 2019 Luncheon What Glass Ceiling?

06 Aug 2019 9:00 AM | Tara Harvey (Administrator)

CREW Las Vegas August 2019 Luncheon What Glass Ceiling?

Posted August 6, 2019 CREW LV Blog

Amazing outpouring of school supplies presented to our adopted classroom!

Our August luncheon was led by Carol Cline-Ong. Carol started the meeting with our pledge of allegiance and an introduction of the board and committee members. All were asked to stand and accept acknowledgement for the work put into our chapter. Carol reminded us all that without our sponsors and hardworking board our chapter could not accomplish all that it does for the community and each other.

There was a questionnaire left at each place setting and Carol asked that we all fill it out and provide feedback to help our chapter improve.


Community Outreach Committee – Samantha Flaherty – We have been able to do an amazing job of collecting school supplies. All of the supplies will be given to Toni Cutler-Trifunac, as we have adopted her classroom at Paradise Elementary School this year.




Social Events Committee – Brittany Brown –  We have a fun time planned for us on August 21st to attend an Aviators game. We will have 60 seats so please bring your family. We have an event planned for every month for the rest of the year so we hope you take time to mix and mingle at one of our social events. 

Leadership & Legacy – Natalie Wainwright – Tonya Twitchel will once again lead us on an experience to help us all become better leaders and people. We did this last year for the first time and we are doing it for our 2nd year. This is an event you do not want to miss. Please sign up for this 5 month immersion in leadership and developing your legacy. The program begins August 23rd. 

CREW Foundation Committee – Melissa Campanella – As the chapter champion it is my role to guide us all to being the best chapter we can be. Part of that includes supporting our CREW Foundation. There are several ways we do this. First is by having our board of directors give 100% participation to donating to the foundation. Second is by raising $1,000 from our overall chapter. Third is to get 50% of our members to give. We are doing a fabulous job so please help us make our obligation. All of those who have already given $25 or more are wearing these beautiful CREW pins. Hope to see more of you wearing pins at the next gathering!

Our lunch sponsor is Clifton Larson Allen CPA and Barbara Lagoe spoke about the importance of supporting women in the workplace and raising the bar in encouraging women to be successful in all ways possible, without anything holding us back. 1 in 10 partners in CPA firms are female and that has to change. Clifton Larson Allen CPA is a national firm with 6,200 cpa nationally and 120 locations. Their focus is on real estate and construction.

Blazing trails and crashing through ceilings is a topic near and dear to Barbara’s heart and she stated how pleased she is to welcome this esteemed panel and have Clifton Larson Allen CPA sponsor today’s luncheon.


Shauna Brennan, Brennan General Counsel Group

Panel Members:

Shonda Decker, Affordable Striping & Sealing

Petra Latch, Criterion Group
Suzan Rutar, Suzana Rutar Architects Ltd. 


  • Women are excellent compromisers.
  • Women are detail oriented, multi taskers.
  • A female quality is building relationships.
  • Facing adversity does not stop women, they forge ahead.
  • Women make excellent communicators.
  • WBE is not a huge advantage. 

Purse Raffle was held and thanks to Carol Cline-Ong for purchasing such an on trend backpack style bag. The winner of the raffle was Randi Reed of Haus of Reed and currently running for Nevada’s 4th Congressional Seat. Thanks to all of our members and guests for purchasing these raffle tickets. The money raised helps us do so much for the community.

Upcoming Luncheon Dates:
Thursday, September 12
Thursday, October 3
Thursday, November 14
Thursday, December 5

Register for all events here.


Photo credit to Adrienne Angelo of Dragonfly Portrait Design for this month’s photos.

Carol Cline-OngClifton Larson Allen CPA
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