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2023 Annual Meeting Notice

Come join us on April 19!

Annual Membership Meeting,
Induction of New Board Members,
and Blessing of New Members!  

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April 19
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So... what are our meetings like?

Check out some highlights from past meetings. 

It's time for a vote!

Election of the Board of Directors (2023-2025) and
Vote for the proposed amendments to the Bylaws


Every two years, the Nashville Catholic Business Women's League elects its Board of Directors. As the term of the current board concludes, the new board will be elected at the March membership meeting so all members are invited to attend. 


NCBWL members are asked to vote online to elect the Board of Directors (2023-2025) and to vote on the proposed amendments to the Bylaws by March 12. The results of the elections will be announced at the Annual Membership Meeting on March 15.

The new board will serve alongside  President-Elect Claudia Weber (2021-2023) who will start her term as President effective April 2023 until 2025.

The officers up for election are:

President:  Claudia Weber

President-Elect:  Sandra MacSweeney 

Treasurer:   (STILL OPEN)

Secretary:    Trish Cronin

Communications:   Patricia Smith

Programs:   Mary Rolando

Parliamentarian:   Connie Allison

Once the President assumes office, she will appoint committee chairs to perform the following functions:

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)

The Treasurer position is still open. If you have any interest in serving, please contact Claudia Weber at She welcomes the opportunity to talk with anyone who might be interested in serving alongside her in the next two years!

The slate of proposed leaders was approved by the current Board at the Board Meeting held February 4. The NCBWL members will then vote on the approved slate of leaders and the proposed amendments to the Bylaws in March so please vote online!

President's Monthly Message

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“Choose for each of your tribes individuals who are wise, discerning, and reputable to be your leaders. (Deuteronomy 1:13)

President  (2021-23)

We are in the midst of choosing our new “tribe” to lead the NCBWL. Voting for the 2023-25 slate of officers began February 28 and continues through March 12. If you haven’t done so already, please vote for the proposed officers by clicking on this link.

The women slated to be your new Board of Directors share another common attribute Moses didn’t mention in Deuteronomy 1:13 — a servant’s heart. They are making the most of the skills and resources God has given them.

Another item requiring your vote is for the amended bylaws, which govern our organization. The current Board of Directors updated them to better reflect the way we operate today and to allow for more flexibility in governing the NCBWL. Please review and vote on these proposed changes by March 12.  

A motto we’ve adopted for NCBWL is: Living our Catholic faith through fellowship and service. Whether we lead or follow, we achieve more together when we work as a team.  As God’s servants we should have no other agenda except to do His will. I view all of you as servant leaders, focusing on the needs of others before considering your own. The women in this organization have a long and vibrant history of doing this — being devoted leaders inspired by God to meet the needs of others. This is done through our monthly social outreach, through our prayer requests, and through our annual fundraiser for the Aurelia Varallo Mariani Scholarship program.

“Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master." (Matthew 25:23)



Lynne Warne

President ‘21-23

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March Member Spotlight
Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith

Her Voice Works

Our Member Spotlight feature for March is serving the Lord using a very special gift, her voice.

A communications professional, her voice can be heard in a wide variety of field, all rooted from her deep faith.

“My interest in voice work began as a lector at Holy Name Parish. Preparing to proclaim the Word for others invited closer review and enhanced appreciation for the gift of our faith.”

Learn more about Patricia Smith on this month's Member Spotlight.

Patricia Smith

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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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