Julie Noffsinger learned about the Lincoln Women’s Chamber of Commerce through a ‘new member orientation’ article in an issue of Strictly Business in 2002. She attended the orientation and liked how LWCC served the community and decided to join. Lincoln Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization that promotes the advancement of civic, cultural, and educational interests in our community. Their organization does a lot of fundraising events to help a variety of charitable causes in the community. They also volunteer with events with the Lincoln Food Bank (Corporate Campaign Against Hunger) and Lincoln Public Schools (youth & sports events), SCC’s Earth Wellness Days, and others. They also have a number of events we do for LWCC and events just for fun to do with other LWCC members. Lincoln Women’s Chamber of Commerce has been serving the city of Lincoln since 1985.
Tell us a little about your family. – My husband, Ray, and I have been married for over 29 years. We have two sons, Nathaniel, 26, and Niles, 23. We also have a Rottweiler, two Chihuahuas, and several cats. (We never planned on being cat owners, but we took in a stray mama cat and her kittens several years ago; they are wonderful!)
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – When both of my parents passed away in 2009. My father passed away in February 2009, at the age of 87, after having some health issues; and my mother unexpectedly passed away in December 2009 at the age of 82. No matter how ill a parent might get or what age they might reach, one’s never fully prepared for life without them.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I love spending quality time with my pets, whether it’s walking the dogs, grooming the dogs and cats, playing with the dogs and cats, or just snuggling with them while watching TV. The pets like the quality time too.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I love to sing – I have actually sung in public for a couple of events when I was younger.
What are you the most proud of? – Raising two great kids! I’ve enjoyed every age of my sons; they were fun to raise.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Just sit back and enjoy your children, because they grow up so fast. When my oldest son turned ten, my mom told me the first ten years of raising a child goes fast and the next ten years go even faster—she was right!
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish? – To get my old Tudor-style home remodeled and refinished.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I love planning events – fortunately, LWCC has given me an opportunity to that on occasion.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? – That I could manage my time better – 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough time to do things I want to do.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The last good book I read was Marley and Me by John Grogan.
What is your favorite TV show? – Any of the ‘Real Housewives’ shows.
What is your favorite Lincoln restaurant? – Misty’s – especially when we reserve a party room for a family event.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Greg Gutfeld from Fox News Red Eye – he’s quite comical.
What is the best way to reach you? – Call our office at (402) 488-2034.