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  Lainey Melnick appointed to Lead Humanitarian Committee  

The Humanitarian Services Committee is a team of Chamber members whose mission is to Serve Together, Build Relationships, and Give Back. Committee members develop, promote, and participate in quarterly and ongoing volunteer projects that offer support to the Westlake and greater Austin communities.

 Westlake Resident and Dream Vacations Franchisee Lainey Melnick appointed to Lead

Westlake Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Committee

Austin, Texas (February 21, 2018) – Dream Vacations Franchise owner and Vacation Specialist Lainey Melnick was recently appointed to lead the Humanitarian Committee by the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The appointment will be announced at the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on February 23, 2018, at Vaquero’s Café and Cantina, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. following Melnick’s participation in the second session of the inaugural class of Leadership Westlake.

 “It’s been very rewarding to give back to my local community and become active in such an impactful Chamber of Commerce. I hope to use my leadership role to further our commitment to bring value from our talented membership to assist in a variety of humanitarian and philanthropic needs in our own backyard. I’m honored to be entrusted with this important responsibility,” said Lainey Melnick, Dream Vacations franchise owner of the Westlake, Texas location. 

 As a contributing member of this committee under the leadership of Elisa Pederson, owner of Pinkberry Austin, the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian efforts grew in 2017 to more than 100 volunteers. Their efforts included contributing to the Community First Village, Relay for Life, Central Texas Food Bank, Trail of Lights and finishing off the year with a successful Mobile Loaves and Fishes Coat Drive that resulted in 70 percent more coats, 79 percent  more blankets and 56 percent more cash donations from previous years. In addition, Melnick spearheaded the response to the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused Texas businesses with the Adopt-A-Chamber program, adopting the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce, which is still an ongoing effort.

“Lainey’s active participation with the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian  Committee and her participation in the inaugural class of Leadership Westlake has instilled confidence that our Philanthropic Projects will be in good hands and will continue to make a positive impact on our local community under her leadership,” said Katie Dryer, Dryer Creative, Westlake Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board.

Melnick has been married for 20 years to Todd Melnick, Senior Field Applications Engineer with Lattice Semiconductor, is the mother of four children — Alexandra, Daniel, Skylar and Sydney, plus the grandma to twin boys Elijah and Judah. The family moved to the Eanes ISD area in 1998 in search of the best school district in the U.S. and a high tech culture with a better cost of living. Melnick is the Travel Destinations Expert for Life in Westlake, Neighbors of Westlake, Barton Creek Resort Living, and Rob Roy Living magazines.

As part of World Travel Holdings, one of the nation’s top travel retail networks, Dream Vacations offers consumers the lowest possible pricing on cruise and land vacations through its relationships with every major cruise line and many tour operators.

 For more information or to book a dream vacation with Dream Vacations – Lainey Melnick & Associates, please call 512-799-0626/855-GR8-TRIP, visit, or email

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About Dream Vacations

Travel agents with the top-ranked home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations have the resources to plan and create seamless land and sea vacation experiences for their customers while offering the best value. A member of the International Franchise Association, Dream Vacations is part of World Travel Holdings and has received partner of the year, a top-ranking status, by all the major cruise lines as well as national recognition for its support of military veterans. 


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