Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - November 2016
Upcoming Events

November 7 – Introduction to Oil and Gas Transactions: Tax Considerations (hosted by COPAS) – 8 hours

November 11 – The Nuts and Bolts of ACA Compliance – 1 hour (chapter luncheon

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Welcome New Members
Neel Bhakta, CPA
Abigail Fay, CPA
Patricia Longoria, Student Member

Thank you Sponsors
Many thanks to the individuals and businesses that have supported the chapter this year.
See a list at this link.

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Message from the President
Misty Mata
Misty Mata, CPA
As we head into the holiday season, we often reflect on what we’re thankful for. CCTSCPA is thankful for you. Your trust in us to protect and promote our profession, deliver quality programs, and bring our professional community together means so much. Thank you!

TSCPA has designated November as CPA Month of Service. What better way to show your gratitude than by giving back? We’ve selected two opportunities that you can read more about below. We know many of you already give back in so many ways. Again, thank you! Your time and love for our community helps the public know how much our profession cares.

And there’s much more going on this month and next! Read on to stay informed.

We look forward to seeing you at this month’s chapter events!

Misty Mata, CPA
Chapter President 2016-17

TSCPA CPA-PAC Election Guide Online
The TSCPA CPA-PAC has endorsed a few legislative candidates for this election cycle. The CPA-PAC supports candidates who are generally open to TSCPA’s issues and suggestions and are accessible to TSCPA members and representatives. CPAs are encouraged to vote on November 8, 2016 for those candidates supported by the CPA-PAC.
Learn More About the Endorsed Candidates and View the Election Guide

CPE Luncheon – November 11
Make plans to attend our November 11 luncheon and hear about “The Nuts and Bolts of ACA Compliance.” We’ll also kick off our annual Counting on Santa collections at this luncheon. Early bird savings end on Nov. 4, so register early to save!

November is CPA Month of Service!
Join CCTSCPA as we give back to our community during CPA Month of Service. TSCPA is encouraging members to give back during November through activities with their families, firms, companies, and chapters. CCTSCPA has TWO events planned!

Young CPAs and accounting students and candidates are invited to join our group for the HEB Miles 4 Meals Glow Walk on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. After you register, be sure to email with your t-shirt size so you can get a CCTSCPA volunteer shirt.
Register to Participate in the HEB Miles 4 Meals Glow Walk.

CCTSCPA is also sending a group to participate in Share-A-Meal at the Ronald McDonald House. We’ll be cooking dinner for the families visiting the Ronald McDonald House, and having fun and fellowship while we work! Join us on Monday, Nov. 14 beginning at 5:00 p.m. (come when you can). Email so we know how many people to expect and so you can get your CCTSCPA volunteer shirt.

No matter what service you do during November, please use the hashtag #TXCPAService on your social media posts so TSCPA can see the impact we’re making statewide.

Get Involved. Make a Difference.
Expand Your Network.
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 2017-18 leadership!
Submit Nominations for Chapter Leaders

Meet the CPAs – December 9
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 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 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 December 2.
Students/Candidates: Email Melinda Bentley to register
CPA Registration Form

Seeking CPA Mentors!
Local accounting students are eagerly waiting for CPA mentor matches. This is a small time commitment that can make a BIG difference in helping a future CPA learn more about the profession and your experiences as a CPA. If you’re interested in being matched with a student mentee, please Email Melinda Bentley.

Counting On Santa Kicks Off on Nov. 11
The Counting On Santa holiday toy drive will kick off at the Nov. 11 luncheon. This year, you’ll again have the opportunity to contribute cash-deductible monetary donations and participate in a tree decorating contest! For the last four 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 13. Watch your email for more details!
Make A Tax Deductible Contribution (select 2016 Counting on Santa as the designation)

New Book Tells the Story of a CPA’s Work
Carl Chilton, a long time CPA and former president of TSCPA, has written a book describing a series of interesting and challenging experiences encountered by a typical CPA in his work. The book “Harlon Blake, CPA: A Challenging Career”, is a work of fiction with ten chapters describing a variety of situations with which Harlon becomes involved. Chilton feels many people have a misconception of the work done by CPAs, and he decided he wanted to do something about this.
Learn More About the Book and How to Order Your Copy

Like Us on Facebook!
Go like the Corpus Christi CPA Society on Facebook and stay in the loop all month with photos, event reminders, and other timely news bits.
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