Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 12pm
3601 N. Calais Street
Join NTYP for our 8th Pillars Forum! This time we’ll be hearing from Ginger Nye as she shares her experiences in Texomaland and hopes for our future. Lunch will be served for $5 for NTYP members and $15 for non-members.
Originally from Lubbock, Ginger Nye arrived in Sherman, Texas as a result of her husband’s transfer with Texas Instruments in 1983. About eight years into the relocation on a trip back from Lubbock to Sherman, Ginger inadvertently said they were “headed home” and that is when they realized Sherman had indeed become home.
Possessing an inexplicable desire to go to work, she lied about her age in order to secure that most sought-after first job – concessionist at the Showplace 6 Movie Theater. A highly spirited employee, she attempted to lead a concessionist revolt in response to a policy revision – but alas, her gingham checked polyester tunic was the only one shucked off that day. Unemployment didn’t last long as she went directly to Schlotzsky’s where she learned the art of slicing onions and spent late nights mopping floors with bleach water while singing along with Elton John, the Rolling Stones and Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks.
Possibly a poster child for adult attention deficit disorder, the constant factor in Ginger’s career has always been the amount of fun to be had while being paid, which might explain a varied and eclectic work history. From an RV and later a car dealership to newspaper ad sales, on to mortgage lending (for TEN YEARS, thank you), a short stint as a physician recruiter, she was recruited away by the Chamber of Commerce which turned into the position of Tourism Director which led to the most unusual of jobs, a position of marketing/sales/event-planning for Tactical Tanks (corporate group leadership training on military tanks) and eventually Marketing Director for American Bank of Texas where she has now been for 8 or 9 years.
Mother to one daughter and two recently adopted young, active, manner-less dogs, she is also mother-in-law to a man who somehow fits right in with the never-normal Nye family with grace and aplomb. Ginger is still married (30 years) to the same man who drug her east all those years ago. She loves their 1950’s house, the way the trees almost meet over Washington Street, the fact that Sherman isn’t full of planned subdivisions where the houses all look the same, butternut squash and red wine.
Please take note of the venue for this event. We’ll beat Heritage Park Surgical Hospital on Wednesday October 23, 2013. Don’t forget it starts at 12 pm and you wont want to miss this great event.