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

April 29 - Save the date - Technology Conference (4 hours)

May 13 – Litigation Valuation in Tax Cases (1 hour luncheon)

May 13 – From Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Health Care, Retirement, and Fringe Benefit Tax Issues (8:30 a.m. to noon)

May 13 – Mastering Basis Issues for S Corporation, Partnership, and LLCs (1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

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Welcome New Members
Heather Samudio, CPA

Thank you Sponsors
Our thanks to Bay Ltd for their sponsorship of the February board meeting lunch. 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
We have a handful of events on the chapter calendar this spring. I hope you’ll be able to join us next month for our popular Meet the CPAs luncheon and our new half-day Technology Conference. Both are sure to be great networking and learning opportunities!

Congratulations are in order for our newest local scholarship and TSCPA Accounting Excellence Award recipients. Read on for more details about these noteworthy students.

In preparation for the end of the current chapter year, I hope you’ll help us recognize members who are making a difference for our profession. Consider nominating someone for a chapter award and help us thank them for their energy and talents!

I look forward to seeing you this spring!

Jeff Smith, CPA
Chapter President 2015-16

Students Honored at March 4 Luncheon
CCTSCPA awarded three scholarships at the March 4 luncheon. Selected recipients were Olga Kvach (TAMUCC), Cameron Vander Zanden (TAMUCC), and Boukary Diallo (TAMUK). Vander Zanden and Diallo were also recipients of Accounting Excellence Awards from the Accounting Education Foundation of TSCPA. Congratulations to these future CPAs!
Kendra Huff, CPA, Boukary Diallo, Greg Wallace
(L-R) Kendra Huff, CPA, Boukary Diallo, Greg Wallace
Adam Vander Zanden, Cameron Vander Zanden, Scott Kruse
(L-R) Adam Vander Zanden, Cameron Vander Zanden, Scott Kruse

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February Events Support Students
and Community
The third annual silent auction raised over $2,000 that goes directly to scholarship funds awarded to local students. Many thanks to our donors and bidders for supporting the auction and local students!

A group of about 25 CPAs and accounting students participated in Adopt-A-Beach in February. Sporting their CPA volunteer shirts, members had fun giving back to the community where they live and work.

Meet the CPAs – April 22
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 April 22 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 18.
Students/Candidates: Email Melinda Bentley to register.
CPA Registration Form.

Save April 29 for a Half-Day Technology Conference
Mark your calendars and watch your email for details coming soon about a half-day technology program scheduled for Friday, April 29 at the Education Service Center. For the low member rate of $100, you will receive four hours of CPE on the latest technology topics. Lunch is included. Stay tuned for more!

Nominate a CPA for a Chapter Award
Think about who you know who is dedicated to protecting and promoting the CPA profession in the Corpus Christi area, and thank them with a nomination for a chapter award. Nominations are due March 25, and we’re looking for the following recipients to be honored at our May luncheon:

OUTSTANDING SERVICE: Awarded for distinguished service to the Chapter at the local and state level.

HONORARY FELLOW: Long term outstanding service to our Chapter

OUTSTANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Awarded for project planning and control, leadership, creativity, initiative, and respect; goes to the committee chairman who fulfills and exceeds committee goals and charge

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE: Recognition for outstanding community service

YOUNG CPA OF THE YEAR: This is an individual who has made a significant contribution to the profession and is 39 years of age or younger.
Submit Your Nominations.

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