Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - November 2015
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November 13 – Crime Prevention Begins with Me – one-hour chapter luncheon

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Welcome New Members
Josh Moffett, Candidate Member
Xiaotian Tang, Student Member

Thank you Sponsors
Many thanks to the Texas State Aquarium for sponsoring lunch in October for the board of directors meeting. You can see a list of all of the individuals and businesses that have supported the chapter this year at this link.

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Message from the President
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, CPA
The holiday season is around the corner, and 2015 is almost over…already. We still have plenty to do at CCTSCPA. Don’t miss our next CPE luncheon on Nov. 13. We’ll be hearing from the Corpus Christi Police Department (details below).

We’re also kicking off our fourth annual Counting on Santa holiday collection benefiting children served by Catholic Charities. Collection boxes will be available at the November luncheon. Grab one for your office and get in on the fun this year. The collection round-up is planned for Dec. 8.

We’re also finalizing the slate of candidates for the next chapter year. Be sure to submit any nominations by Nov. 4. We’d love the opportunity to help you get more involved and make the most of your membership.

Enjoy the next two months as we wind down another year!

Jeff Smith, CPA
Chapter President 2015-16

CPE Luncheon: Nov. 13
Don’t miss our next luncheon on Nov. 13 when crime prevention representative from the Corpus Christi Police Department will discuss tips, including home security, personal safety, auto theft prevention and identity theft prevention tips, to help CPAs keep their clients and businesses safe from fraud and scams. We’ll also be kicking off the Counting on Santa toy collection for 2015! Be sure to save your spot by pre-registering.
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Maximize Your Membership: Get Involved!
Help shape the future direction of the chapter and the services and benefits we provide to CPAs and future CPAs in the Corpus Christi area. Now is the time to volunteer and submit your nominations for the 2015-16 leadership. We’re always looking for new volunteers with a willingness to serve. The Nominations Committee is ready to hear your thoughts.
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Save on the 2015 U.S. Master Tax Guide® and other CCH Resources
CCTSCPA members enjoy 25 percent off the regular price on the 2015 U.S. Master Tax Guide® and benefit from monthly discounts from CCH of 40 percent off select titles. November specials include the 2016 U.S. Master Depreciation Guide, the 2016 U.S. Master Estate & Gift Tax Guide, and the 2015 CCH Federal Tax Perspectives ACA Large Employer Compliance and Reporting publication. Use the link below to find your direct order code and browse all titles available.
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Bring Toys and Grab a Counting On Santa Collection Box on Nov. 13
The Counting On Santa holiday toy drive will kick off at the Nov. 13 luncheon. And new this year is the opportunity to contribute cash-deductible monetary donations! All members are invited to bring a toy to donate and pick up a box to take back to your office to collect additional holiday cheer to benefit Catholic Charities. For the last three years our members have brightened the season for many area kids. Our collections grow each year! Collections will end at the Counting On Santa round-up at Brewster’s Ice House on December 8. Watch your email for more details!
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Help Us Meet the 2015 CPA-PAC Fundraising Goal
Our chapter members have consistently supported the Texas Society of CPAs’ CPA-PAC through contributions. If you haven’t made a contribution to the CPA-PAC in 2015, please consider supporting our profession and helping the chapter meet its goal. Seventy-five percent of the funds contributed by our chapter members stay in our chapter to support local lawmakers. The CPA-PAC works for all Texas CPAs to represent our interests in Austin. Your participation makes a difference in the protection of about 800 total CPAs in the Coastal Bend area and over 54,000 CPAs in the state of Texas. Thank you for continuing to keep this profession strong and protected!
Learn More About the TSCPA CPA-PAC.

Build Your Network
You can build a network of other CPAs from around the state by serving on a TSCPA committee. Dec. 11 is the deadline to volunteer for the 2016-2017 service year. Study the list of available committees in the members-only Volunteer community, accessible through the Resources section of the TSCPA website ( Then click the Volunteer Today link to sign up.
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Area Students Get Insight at Local Firm Visit
Many thanks to Gowland Strealy Morales & Co. PLLC for hosting more than 20 students from TAMUCC, TAMUK, and Del Mar for a firm visit last month. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from various staff at the firm about their day-to-day activities. Opportunities like this help local students get a greater understanding about the career possibilities available in accounting.
Student Visit
Student Visit
Student Visit