Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - April 2015
Past Events
April 24 – Technology Essentials for CPAs (8 hours)

April 24 – Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning (1 hour – chapter luncheon)

April 28 - Utilizing MS Excel Pivot Tables and VLookup (1 hour – member appreciation CPE)
See this newsletter for details.

May 8 – Save the Date for the May Chapter Luncheon (1 hour)

May 8 – Convergence 2015
(8 hours – hosted by the
Dallas CPA Society)

May 18 – Annual Estate Planning Conference (hosted by the Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council

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Welcome New Members
Maria Beauford, Student
Richard Sousse, CPA
Jimmy Vu, Candidate
Chelsea M. Williams, Student

Laughs You Can Count On
Cinderella was kicked off the basketball team because she ran away from the ball.

Thank you Sponsors
If your firm or company is interested in being a chapter sponsor and helping the chapter reduce its costs leaving more resources available to provide member value, email You can see a list of all of the businesses that have supported the chapter this year at this link.

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Message from the President
Amy Twardowski
Amy Twardowski, CPA
Our chapter year is coming to a close, but we’re showing no signs of slowing down. We have SIX more events planned for April and May. We’re offering a variety of involvement and engagement opportunities at these events. From CPE, to networking with accounting students, to giving back to the community, there’s something for EVERYONE. Details on each event can be found below. Take a minute to submit your registrations today so you don’t miss out on the fun we have in store for this spring.

We’ll see you soon at one or more of these exciting events!

Amy Twardowski, CPA
Chapter President 2014-15

Congratulations to Student Honorees
The chapter awarded three students with scholarships and presented two students with a TSCPA Accounting Excellence Award from the Accounting Education Foundation of TSCPA at the March 27 luncheon. Scholarship awards were made possible through your generous contributions to our fundraising efforts and thanks to the support of sponsors. Scholarship recipients were Brittney Honeycutt, Steven Tran, and Hallie Hollenback. Accounting Excellence Award winners were Chelsea Williams, and Justin Jevric.

Nine Hours of CPE Offered on April 24
TSCPA will host a full-day technology program at the Ortiz Center on April 24. As an added bonus, CCTSCPA will host a chapter CPE luncheon with a presentation on disaster recovery and business continuity planning. That will bring the day’s total to up to nine hours of CPE credit. Register for one or both programs soon to guarantee your spot!
Register for the CONFERENCE online.
Download a CONFERENCE REGISTRATION form to register by email, fax, or mail.
Register for the LUNCHEON online.
Download a LUNCHEON REGISTRATION form to register by email, fax, or mail.

FREE CPE – Member Appreciation CPE on April 28
CCTSCPA is grateful for your membership! Let us say THANKS with another opportunity to attend quality, local CPE for FREE! Register for our April 28 offering on Utilizing MS Excel Pivot Tables and VLookup. The one-hour program begins at 8:00 a.m. at Stripes Stores Support Center. This course will teach participants how to create pivot table reports and utilize the VLookup function within Microsoft Excel 2013. Utilizing these tools can speed productivity by allowing for a more comprehensive view of data that is stored within Excel. This course will incorporate the use of demonstrations and hands on exercises to introduce participants to the concepts discussed during class.
Space is limited!
Register by emailing Melinda Bentley.

Meet the CPAs – May 1
The chapter’s Meet the CPAs luncheons are fun for both our student guests and our CPA members. Make plans to attend the next one on May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Katz 21. Even if you aren’t hiring or you’re not in a position to hire, please consider attending to show these students how active our CPA community is and to show your passion for your profession. Lunch is free for students and candidates, and CPAs pay only $15. Register by April 24. Students/Candidates: Email Melinda Bentley to register.
CPA Registration Form.

CPA Day of Service May 2
You can be part of TSCPA’s first statewide CPA Day of Service on Saturday, May 2 (#TXCPAService). Members are encouraged to volunteer individually, with their organizations, or with their chapters. CCTSCPA will be sending volunteers to the Food Bank from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you’re interested in volunteering that day, please add your name to the list so we know how many volunteers to expect. To be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amex gift card, register on TSCPA’s CPA Day of Service webpage by April 24.
Send Your Name to CCTSCPA to Volunteer at the Food Bank on May 2.
Let TSCPA Know You’re Volunteering and Be Entered in a Drawing.

Share Your News!
CCTSCPA would love to recognize members who have enjoyed recent professional accomplishments. If you or someone in your firm or company have recently been honored with an award, a new designation, a new job, or a new leadership role in the community, please pass those details on to us so we can share in your celebration. Email accomplishments and other news to our Chapter Liaison Melinda Bentley.

CCH April Books of the Month
Your CCTSCPA membership saves you 40 percent on select CCH titles each month. Save in April on the U.S. Master Tax Guide®, 2015, CCH® Federal Tax Perspectives: 2014 Update To Final Repair/Capitalization/MACRS Regulations, GAAP Guide®, 2015, and GAAP Handbook of Policies & Procedures, 2015.
Access the Savings Code and Link to Order.

TAMUCC Internship Fair – April 22
The Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi College of Business will host an Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Michael and Karen O’Connor building. Register for the opportunity to discuss opportunities with students from TAMUCC’s College of Business.
Register for the Internship Fair.

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