January 2020 Print

Event Registration

2020 Tax Update Seminar

When:   Thursday, January 30, 2020
              11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Where:  Security National Bank - 3 Pacific Place
              1120 S 101st St
              Omaha, NE 68124
Cost:     $15 / member
              $30 / non-member


Event Details

Are you getting ready to kick-off this years tax season or simply interested in staying up to date with this years tax changes? Come join us for Omaha AFWA's annual tax update!

1 CPE available
Qdoba lunch provided.
Scholarship Raffle
Enter for a chance to win an InstPot! At the meeting, we will be hosting a raffle to raise money for our scholarship fund. Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. A winner will be chosen at the end of the meeting.
Free Meeting Registration
You could win free registartion for our February meeting if you bring the most guests. The member that invites the most guests to this meeting will be awarded a free spot to our February meeting. Make sure the guest includes your full name in the question asking how they heard about the event during registration.

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Previous Events

November Meeting: Fall CPE Seminar
November 20, 2019

Thank you to our two Fall CPE speakers, Colin O'Reilly and Dr. Jennifer Riley. We had a great turnout and learned a lot!

December Meeting: Cookie Decorating Social
December 5, 2019

Thank you to all of the members who came out to decorate cookies with us at Hardy Coffee Co. We made some beautiful (and delicious) cookies, which our members got to take home to enjoy with their families!

Click here to see photos from the events


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Member News


 December Anniversaries  
  • Hilar Coufal - 1 year
  • Katie Gwinn - 2 years
  • Trisha Ullman - 4 years
  • Lisa Waite - 10 years
January Anniversaries
  • Mary Blaney - 1 year
  • Nicole Cooper - 1 year
  • Gail Endorf - 12 years
  • Darlene Lynam - 2 years

Get Involved!

Looking to do more in AFWA?  Let us know! We are always looking for members to volunteer on our committees to help make meetings and events the best they can be.

Click here for more details on how you can get involved!


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AFWA National News

Women Who Count 2020 National Conference

Registration Opens May 2020!
October 28-30, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

Couldn't make it to the 2019 event? Save the date for the 2020 conference!

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!


National Bylaws Amendments

Don't forget to vote by January 15th!

The AFWA National Bylaws committee is recommending three amendments for a vote by the AFWA membership. These amendments are meant to clarify and simplify processes going forward and provide opportunities for members to connect.

As a member of AFWA, you have individual voting rights. You should have received an email from Tyna Gaylor on December 13, 2019 with more details on the proposed amendments as well as a link to electronically vote for or against each amendment. Please review the bylaw amendments and place your individual vote for or against each amendment on the electronic ballot. All votes must be submitted by by January 15, 2020

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Interested in Joining AFWA?

Now is the time to join! Now until the end of February the membership application fee is waived! Contact us today for more information and the discount code! 

Did you know becoming an AFWA member has a TON of great benefits, like 20% off ALL Surgent Products (including online CPE courses, and certification review courses)? 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
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
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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