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February Meeting Notice

Come join us for our
February 2023 Membership Meeting


Cheers to 2023!

February 15
Coco's Italian Market & Cafe

So... what are our meetings like?

Check out some highlights from past meetings. 

Are you ready to serve?

We are searching for our next
Executive Board 

President-Elect Claudia Weber is looking for a few great women to serve alongside her during her tenure as NCBWL President, which runs from April 2023-25. Please consider volunteering to help shape and lead our organization!

Nearly all positions are open at this point:



Communications (website and newsletter)



We also need committee chairs to do the following work:

Membership (monitoring membership status and helping with recruitment)

Programs (lining up our monthly speakers)

Spiritual Life (leading all spiritual activities)

Publicity (handling all PR and social media)

Hospitality (welcoming people at meetings; sending birthday cards to members)

Social Outreach (organizing charitable contributions and volunteer activities)

If you have any interest in serving, please contact Claudia Weber by year-end at She welcomes the opportunity to talk with all of you who might be interested in serving alongside her in the next two years!

A slate of proposed leaders needs to be approved by the current Board on February 5. The NCBWL members will then vote on the approved slate of leaders at the March 15 monthly meeting.

In Memoriam

We offer prayers for the eternal repose of the souls of two of our members who had passed away. Sadly, most of us didn’t have an opportunity to get to know them very well. May God bless the loving family they left behind and lives they touched during their time on earth.



April 1, 1929 - January 24, 2023

MARY FRANCES MANNION JOHNSON, 93, long-time member of NCBWL died on Jan 24, 2023. 

Sunday, January 29, 2:00-5:00 PM

Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home on West End.

Funeral Mass:
Monday, January 30, 9:00 AM

St. Ann's Catholic Church with Reverend Mark Simpson officiating.


"When I joined NCBWL, I was invited to sit at the table with Mary Frances, Sue Simpson (Mary Frances' sister and grandmother of Reverend Mark Simpson), and Dorothy Kain. They were welcoming to me and I have never forgotten their kindness, particularly Mary Frances."

-Tricia Casa Santa


"Dana brought joy & beauty whenever she was, her beautiful smile, lovely voice, her loving, caring and nurturing character, her faith & spirituality will always be remembered. Her passing has profoundly broken our hearts... but so grateful we met!"  Sincere Love, Sheyla

Here's a glimpse of Dana's Life


Eternal rest grant unto Mary Frances and Dana, O Lord.
   And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
May Mary Frances’ and Dana’s souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Christmas 2022 Highlights


Oh, what fun to gather this year at the home of Janine Moore to celebrate Christmas with friends!


It was a delight to bring holiday cheer to the retired sisters of Sisters of Mercy and The Dominican Sisters!

Pearls of Wisdom 2022 
Evening for Education
Thank you all for your support.  We have another record-breaking year! 
We exceeded our goal of raising $60,000 for scholarships for Father Ryan High School, Pope John Paul II Preparatory School, and St Cecilia Academy.
The final total was $63,065.33!
Checks for $20,000 were delivered to each of the schools in November by Event Co-chairs Nikki Moreland and Lisa Link and NCBWL President Lynne Warne.
St. Cecilia Academy
Fr. Ryan High School
Pope John Paul II Preparatory School

The Evening for Education

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Are you keeping up?

January Member Spotlight
Ann Sawasky

Ann Sawasky

Investor Coach

Our Member Spotlight feature for January 2023 is an investor coach who helps educate and advise families, especially women, to invest so they can achieve their American Dream.


She practiced law in Wisconsin for many years before transitioning to the world of finance. Aside from being a wife and a mother of three, she heads the prayer and healing ministry for Magnificat and Our Lady of the Lake Parish. She also serves on the board of We Speak Color.

Learn more about Ann Sawasky on this month's Member Spotlight.

Ann Sawasky

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The Nashville Catholic Business Women's League (NCBWL) is a non-profit organization open to all Catholic women in the Diocese of Nashville. In addition to supporting one another spiritually, we support our Catholic community by providing scholarships to young women attending the three Catholic high schools in Nashville. For many years, we have raised funds through our only major event Pearls of Wisdom, where women gather in September for a festive Luncheon, Fashion Show, and Auction.

Our mission is:
• To empower members and other women through the sharing of our resources;
• To stimulate interaction among Catholic women of all ages;
• To strengthen and encourage members and all women of all ages;
• To support through prayer, example and work, the improvement of life for women; and
• To promote and perpetuate Catholic education.


Our Mission

The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League (NCBWL) is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020. It is the oldest business organization in the Diocese of Nashville. The NCBWL began with a small group of Catholic women, primarily teachers and nurses, in 1950 and today has grown to include more than 100 active members who fund scholarships to all three Catholic high schools in the city.

 “As we enter our 70th year, it’s time to honor our organization’s rich heritage,” said Teri Gordon, past-president of the NCBWL (2019-2020). “We were formed by like-minded women and we continue to help Catholic businesswomen connect, network and grow both professionally and spiritually.”



Nashville offers a rich, vibrant Catholic community and NCBWL is in the midst of it. Our group provides networking, friendship, inspiration, and connections to other Catholic organizations in the area. We meet the third Wednesday of the month. (Check updates on location). We engage in regular community service projects. We plan special programs with featured speakers and provide other opportunities to gather as well. 

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