Brazos Valley Chapter

June – July 2015 News

In this Issue:

• Chapter News

• TSCPA News

CHAPTER NEWS

BVCPA Hosted CPE Courses

In need of CPE? Join us next week at the Brazos Center and earn up to 16 hours with topics presented

by David Holt. Fees for full day attendees include a box lunch. Mark your calendar and check our

website www.bvcpa.org for more details.

Accounting & Auditing – 8 Hours

When: Monday, June 29th – 8:30am-4:00pm

Cost: Members: $225.00 Non-Members: $285.00

Governmental Accounting Update – 4 Hours

When: Tuesday, June 30th – 8:30am-12:00pm

Cost: Members: $112.50 Non-Members: $142.50

Non-Profit Accounting Update – 4 Hours

When: Tuesday, June 30th – 12:30pm-4:00pm

Cost: Members: $112.50 Non-Members: $142.50

Where: Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan

Want to Be on TV?

We’re looking for local CPAs interested in joining Brazos Valley This Morning hosts on KBTX to

provide public service announcements to our community. We have this opportunity about once per

quarter, and these segments last just a few minutes. If you’re interested or want to learn more, please

contact JP Venuti jp.venuti@oldhamgoodwin.com or Amber Bass amber@bvcpa.org.

Or are you better with the pen?

We need a local CPA to write a Business & Industry related blog post. If you’re interested or want to

learn more, please contact Bill Wantuck billwantuck@gmail.com or Amber Bass amber@bvcpa.org by

this Friday, June 26th.

FREE CPE Coming

Keep an eye on your email and our website www.bvcpa.org for the announcement and details of a free

CPE opportunity coming in late July or early August.

Chapter Scholarship Winners Announced

The Chapter recently awarded two $1,500 Texas A&M Scholarships and two $1,000 Chapter Member

Dependent Scholarships. This scholarships are awarded to individuals who meet pre-determined criteria

and will be attending institutions of higher education. The Texas A&M Scholarship recipients were

Esther Parulian from College Station and Kyle Luhn from Brenham. The Chapter Member Dependent

Scholarship recipients were Peter Lambert (son of members Paul & Stacie Lambert) and Kate Wellmann

(daughter of member Michelle Wellmann). In addition to receiving the aforementioned scholarship

funding, these individuals also receive free student Chapter membership.

Please consider a donation to support the Chapter’s scholarship fund. This donation can be added to

your annual dues with your TSCPA member renewal, or visit TSCPA’s website at www.tscpa.org and

click on “Add Donation” after logging in. Thank you for your support.

TSCPA NEWS

TSCPA Leadership Nominations for Year 2016-2017

The Nominations Committee needs input for key leadership positions. TSCPA members can submit

suggestions for next year’s Executive Board, directors-at-large (Board of Directors), Nominations

Committee, and Texas members for the American Institute of CPAs Council. The deadline for sending

nominations is Aug. 1.

Online Nomination Form: http://secure.tscpa.org/executive/nominations/201617.asp

(requires member log-in) The form is also available in the July/August issue of Today’s CPA magazine.

Continue Enjoying Member Discounts and Services

Be sure you don’t miss a day of the discounts and services available to TSCPA members! Annual dues

are payable now. If you haven’t yet responded to the dues notice sent in April, please do so right away.

If you did not receive an invoice, please contact member services. (Email membership@tscpa.net; phone

800-428-0272, option 1, or 972-687-8560, option 1.).

Financial Literacy

Between tornadoes and hurricanes (and sometimes both), all parts of Texas are vulnerable to storm

damage. Put your financial disaster plan in place before it’s time to batten down the hatch. Follow the

links below for more information.

Disaster Preparedness Tools from AICPA:

http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-Crisis/Disaster-Preparedness-and-Recovery

A Survival Plan for Important Papers:

http://www.valueyourmoney.org/life-crisis/importpapers.asp

How to Recover When Disaster Strikes:

http://www.valueyourmoney.org/life-crisis/disaster-recovery.asp