Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - October 2015
Past Events

October 23 – Ethics and Values for Texas CPAs and Accounting Professionals (4-hour seminar)

October 23 – Social Media Tips and Tools for CPAs

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Welcome New Members
Ramon Estrada, Student Member
Quyen Nguyen, Student Member
Weston Silverberg, Student Member

Thank You Sponsors
Many thanks to Barcom Construction, Inc. for sponsoring lunch in September for the board of directors meeting. 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
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, CPA
Things are moving right along at CCTSCPA! The September CPE luncheon kicked our year off to a great start. October will keep us on track with our annual ethics offering and another CPE luncheon opportunity.

We’re also starting our planning process for Counting on Santa. This program has been a great way for our members, firms, and companies to give back to the local community. I hope you’ll be able to participate this year.

If you’ve considered being involved on the chapter board, now’s the time to raise your hand. We’ll be working on our chapter nominations process this fall and would love to have your nominations for the committee’s consideration.

I look forward to seeing you at our October events!

Jeff Smith, CPA
Chapter President 2015-16

Oct. 23 - Ethics Course
Followed By Chapter Luncheon
Dr. Carolyn Conn, CPA will present a TSBPA-approved, four-hour ethics course on Friday, Oct. 23 prior to the chapter luncheon. If this is your year to take ethics, be sure to register early and save your spot. Following the ethics presentation will be our October luncheon featuring a presentation on Social Media Tools and Tips for CPAs. Make plans to join us for one or both programs!
REGISTER FOR BOTH PROGRAMS by downloading and submitting this form.
Download a form to register for ETHICS ONLY.
Download a form to register for LUNCH ONLY.

New Licensees and 50-Year Members Honored
CCTSCPA was fortunate to have some of our newest Texas CPAs and one of our most recent 50-year Fellow Members in attendance at the September luncheon. What an honor to introduce all of these members to you last month!
Jeff Smith and Bob Fancher
Jeff Smith congratulates Bob Fancher on his new 50-year fellow status
Jeff Smith, Terry Tatum, Tracy Bolger, Kristen Talamantez, and Brett Morrison
Jeff Smith introduces new Texas CPAs Terry Tatum, Tracy Bolger, Kristen Talamantez, and Brett Morrison
Get Involved. Make a Difference.
Expand Your Network.
The real value of membership comes in the form of the relationships you make with your CPA colleagues. You can have a hand in shaping the future direction of CCTSCPA and the services and benefits we provide to members, all while making new connections. Now is the time to volunteer and submit your nominations for the 2016-17 leadership!
Submit Nominations for Chapter Leaders (.PDF)

Members Receive 25% Discount
on the 2016 U.S. Master Tax Guide®
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Calling All Elves! Counting on Santa is Back!
Come to the Counting on Santa organizational meeting on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Brewster Street. For the past three years, CCTSCPA’s Counting on Santa community service project made the holiday season a little better for underprivileged children and helped show the Coastal Bend how committed CPAs are to the public they serve. We hope you’ll help us make this the best year for Counting on Santa yet! We’re asking you to be an elf or identify an elf (or group of elves) in your firm or company to help coordinate the effort. We also need donated boxes to be used as collection boxes (those from reams of paper work very well). From the wrapping of the boxes to the box delivery and toy collections to our collection roundup in early December, there are plenty of EASY ways you can be involved. Be a part of this FUN and REWARDING way to give back! We hope to see you on Oct. 20!

Join the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)
If you have time to lend this tax season, consider volunteering for the VITA program. Assistance with volunteering training or as a volunteer tax preparer or quality reviewer is needed. Afternoon, evening, weekday and weekend hours are available. There is no set time commitment, so any time given is appreciated. For more information please at email Donna Hurley.