May 1, 2019
Dear TCVSCPA Members,
Welcome to the Tidewater Chapter’s 2019-2020 fiscal year! I want to take this opportunity to thank last year’s president, Nicole Wood-Sabo, for her hard work in ensuring that the year went well and that our opportunities to get over 30 hours of CPE were successful. Thanks also go out to all 15 board members for their time and efforts, each one serving in their own capacity to ensure the chapter’s goals were met.
We have another exciting year planned for our members! Our website is now live and accepting your dues payment for our new chapter year which begins May 1, 2019. We are offering a discounted rate of $165 for your dues this year, if paid by June 15th. After that, they will increase to $170. As an incentive to boost our membership this year, we are offering a special rate of $100 for new members. This special offer is only good for the first 50 new members (not renewals) who register before June 15th. And, as always, if you are a lifetime member with the VSCPA, you are also a lifetime member with the Tidewater Chapter, which means you don’t pay any dues.
Once your dues are paid, you will get to enjoy 31 hours of CPE, as follows:
June 5 – Not for Profit Day at ODU (4 hours)
Ethics Sessions (2 hours) – see special flyer with summer dates, times & locations
October 16 – Accounting & Auditing Day at Chesapeake Conference Center (8 hours)
October 30 – Specialized Knowledge Day at Chesapeake Conference Center (8 hours);
plus the final Ethics Session will take place after S.K. Day
November 13 – Tax Day at Chesapeake Conference Center (8 hours)
Economic Forecast Breakfast – Date TBD at the Town Point Club (1 hour)
As you can see from this line-up, we are offering A&A Day and S.K. Day both in October. The past few years of offering A&A Day in September have taught us that September is not a good month for CPE.
In addition to CPE, we are also planning some social/networking events for our members. The first of those will be on June 25th at Harbor Park in Norfolk. We will be enjoying a picnic meal together on the Party Deck beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the game starts at 7:05 p.m. We hope to see you all there! Every year, we open this up to our members and one guest for free. This year, we encourage you to bring an additional guest for free (who is a CPA, but not yet a member of the Tidewater Chapter).
We will be sending out a survey soon to our membership to get ideas for our holiday social. The past two years, we have held it at Top Golf. We welcome your ideas for this year’s event, and are also hoping to have some specific events for our Young CPA’s, led by Jackie Fox, this year’s Secretary.
I look forward to serving as your president this year. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. We are always seeking ways to improve the quality of our chapter’s value to our members.
Debbie Acors, CPA