July 2020 Print

President's Message

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

This quote comes to mind as I conclude my term as the AFWA Omaha Chapter’s President. This past year has been such a great experience and I am sad that it has come to an end.

As I am reflecting on the year, we have had some wonderful times! From axe throwing, to cookie decorating, the numerous CPE events, and even all the uncertainty with the Public Health Emergency; I am so grateful to have been able to experience them all with you.

Although our 2020 events have not looked as I originally imagined, I am thankful for everyone’s flexibility and continuous involvement through it all. I look forward to the day we can all meet again in person!

AFWA is such an amazing organization and provides great opportunities to grow, connect with other women in the community and allow for continuous learning. I am excited for this next year and I am confident that the 2020-2021 Board of Directors will make this the best year yet!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the opportunity to be your 2019-2020 President.

Rebecca Goodwin

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Event Registration

We will be hosting this years Board Installation Virtually
Virtual Board Installation

When:    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
               4:30 - 5:00 PM
Where:   Webinar
Cost:      Free
Event Details 
We will be conducting this years Board Installation Ceremony virtually. 

Call-in information will be sent out after registration. 

Click here to register. 

POSTPONED 2020 Annual Public Relations Dinner & CPE Event

When:   TBD - Tentatively Fall of 2020
Where:  Omaha Country Club
              6900 Country Club Rd
              Omaha, NE 68152
Cost:     TBD

Event Details 
Due to the COVID pandemic, we are postponing the Annual Public Relations Dinner to, tentatively, Fall of 2020. We appreciate your flexibility and support of the AFWA Omaha Chapter through these unprecedented times!

Scholarships - Scholarship applications will be available late Summer/Fall and awarded during the rescheduled Public Relations Dinner.

Basket Raffles - The annual basket raffle and cake pop fundraisers will be postponed and occur during the rescheduled Public Relations Dinner. Donations to the scholarship fund are welcome at any time.

Sponsorships - Sponsorships allows us to offer quality speakers and programming for our members, helping to empower, engage and elevate all professional accounting and finance women in our community. In addition to the Sponsor's logo being placed on our Website homepage and Newsletters, the logo will still be displayed on all Public Relations Dinner marketing materials and verbal recognition will be given during the rescheduled Public Relations Dinner. Sponsorships are welcome at any time.

Board Installation - A virtual installation ceremony for the 2020-2021 board will be held. A formal board installation ceremony will be held during the rescheduled Public Relations Dinner.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact [email protected].

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AFWA National News

Virtual Women Who Count 2020 National Conference

Registration Now Open!
October 28-30, 2020
Virtual Conference

The 2020 Women Who Count National Conference will now be held virtually!

For more information and registration, please visit the AFWA National website.
 If you have any questions or would like to know who is planning on attending from our Omaha chapter, please reach out to one of the board members!

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Member News


June & July Anniversaries

  • Ellen Rowland - 11 years

  • Kelly Martinson - 1 year


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Scholarship applications will be available late Summer/Fall and awarded during the rescheduled Public Relations Dinner.

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Other News

Friendly reminder to log into the member portal and ensure your contact information and communication preferences are up-to-date! To log into the member portal, click here

If you are having any difficulties logging into the portal, please contact our Director of Membership at [email protected] 

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Interested in Joining AFWA?

Did you know becoming an AFWA member has a TON of great benefits, like 20% off ALL Wiley Test Prep Products? If you've been thinking about becoming a member or renewing your membership, this seems like a great added bonus!

If you already are a member, login to your member portal for a list of the benefits being an AFWA member comes with. 

For more information about joining Omaha AFWA and becoming a member of AFWA, please visit http://www.omahaafwa.org/join.php.

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Employment Opportunities

Have an employment or volunteer opportunity? Let us post them in our newsletter and on the Omaha AFWA members portal.


Ads are free for members! Non member listing are $50/month or $100 for 3 months.


Contact [email protected] to submit your job opportunity. 


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Board of Directors

2019-2020 AFWA Omaha Chapter Board of Directors

President - Rebecca Goodwin, PMP
Bland & Associates, PC
Email: [email protected]

Past President - Ashley Huss
Infinity CPA Group

President Elect – Krystal Elms, CPA
Seim Johnson, LLP

Vice President – Jaime Brewer, CPA
Bland & Associates, PC

Treasurer – Amanda Patrick, CPA
Seim Johnson, LLP
Email: [email protected]

Secretary - Jacqueline Pacquette
American Lab

Director of Membership - Ruth Schneider
InSearch Recruiting
Email: [email protected]

Director of Communication - Courtney Teeter, CPA
Bland & Associates, PC
Email: [email protected]



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AFWA's Mission

To enable women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession.

Empowerment  //  Integrity  //  Leadership  //  Passion

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