Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - December 2016
Past Events

January 13 – TBD (1 hour) – Chapter Luncheon Save the date and watch for registration details soon!

February 3 – 59th Annual Tax Conference (9 hours)

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Message from the President
Misty Mata
Misty Mata, CPA
This month is full of FUN at CCTSCPA! First, we have Meet the CPAs on December 9. These luncheons are a great way to meet the future of our profession. Come to find your next superstar, or simply attend to show these students how supportive and engaged the CPA community is.

Our fifth annual Counting on Santa Collection Roundup is planned at Brewster Street Ice House on December 13. Live music, toys, elves, and holiday cheer make this event one you don’t want to miss! Come see what all the fuss is about as we work to collect even more donations to brighten the holiday for area children in need. Read on to find out how easy it is to donate online for this cause.

In the new year we’ll be voting on the slate of candidates for 2017-18 and bringing members together for the popular annual tax conference. All of the details can be found in this issue.

CCTSCPA wishes all of you a merry, bright, happy, and healthy holiday season!

Misty Mata, CPA
Chapter President 2016-17

Meet the CPAs – December 9
Don’t miss the next Meet the CPAs luncheon on December 9 from noon to 1:30 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 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 December 2.
Students/Candidates: Email Melinda Bentley to register.
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Counting On Santa Collection Roundup – December 13
CCTSCPA’s fifth annual Counting On Santa Collection Roundup is planned for December 13 at Brewster Street Ice House from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Come and go, or stay awhile. We’ll have live music and tons of holiday cheer! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to families served by Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, or make a tax-deductible monetary donation to help our elves shop for toys for children of all ages. Thanks to your generosity, our collections grow each year!
Make A Tax Deductible Contribution (select 2016 Counting on Santa as the designation)

Notice of Important Member Vote Scheduled
for Jan. 13 Luncheon
Save the date for our next CPE luncheon on Friday, January 13. Speaker details and registration links will be coming soon!

Prior to the CPE presentation, we’ll be holding a member vote to approve the proposed slate of Officers and Directors for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Many thanks to the Nominations Committee for their hard work in preparing this slate! Nominees to be presented for election at the Jan. 13 chapter luncheon are:

Officer Candidates:
President – Jennifer Perales; President-Elect – Brett Morrison; Vice President – Kim Green; Secretary/Treasurer – Natalie Klostermann

Chapter Director Candidates:
Chapter Director (2017-18) – Caitlin Chupe; Chapter Director (2017-18) – Rabih Zeidan; Chapter Director (2017-19) – Elaine Hoffman

Nominating Committee:
Audrey Hagemann – Public; Paul Damerow - Non-Public

Current Term of Office:
Immediate Past-President – Misty Mata; Chapter Director (2016-2018) – Louis Tatum; State Director (2015-2018) – Susie Sullivan; State Director (2016-2019) – David Morales; TSCPA Executive Board (Treasurer) – Jerry Spence

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Break In Your 2017 Calendar With These Upcoming Chapter Event Dates!
One of the greatest benefits of membership is the connection to other accounting professionals who are part of your business network and can help you develop your career, client base, and more. What better way to meet your colleagues than at a chapter event? We always have a full house of friendly faces! Mark these dates on your calendar for our spring events and make plans to join us, earn some CPE, and strengthen your network.

Chapter Luncheons at the Ortiz Center: January 13, February 10 with a special members-only Meet-and-Greet with the State Comptroller, March 24, and May 18 (note the date change)

59th Annual Tax Conference: February 3 at the Education Service Center

Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors – 8-hour program: May 18 at the Ortiz Center

2017 Tax Conference – Feb. 3, 2017
9 Hours of CPE
For almost 60 years, the annual tax conference has provided our members with valuable updates to kick start busy season. Register for our 2017 conference by January 13 for the member rate of only $139 ($194 for nonmembers). Registrations after January 13 and at the door will pay $169 for members ($224 for nonmembers). We’re bringing back the silent auction for a fourth year with several amazing prizes available for bids. Proceeds will go directly to the chapter scholarship fund.

Silent Auction Benefits Scholarships
for a Fourth Year
CCTSCPA is preparing for the silent auction to be held on Feb. 3, at the 59th Annual Tax Conference. The last three auctions have raised more than $6,000 for local scholarship awards. There are two ways you can participate in the 2017 silent auction. First, we’re collecting any items you’d like to donate for bidding. If you have something to be included in the auction, please contact Chapter Liaison Melinda Bentley at or 800/428-0272, ext. 279. Second, be prepared to bid on some great items at the tax conference. We’ll be at the Education Service Center all day. If you’re not able to come out for the CPE, please consider stopping by and making a bid.

CCTSCPA Members Participated
in CPA Month of Service!
Chapter members and local accounting students gave back during CPA Month of Service by volunteering for two chapter-hosted community service events. Groups walked in the HEB Miles for Meals glow walk benefiting the Corpus Christi Food Bank and prepared a meal for guests at the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you for showing your community how much CPAs care!
Corpus Christi Food Bank and prepared a meal for guests at the Ronald McDonald House
HEB Miles for Meals glow walk