November 2018 Print

President's Message

There's a lot to cover in this newsletter so I'll get straight to it. The 2018 Women Who Count National Conference was held in Kansas City. Eight members of the Omaha chapter attended the conference this year. The Foundation hosted the Denim & Pearls Gala to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance. The annual conference emphasizes the three goals of AFWA - Connect/Advance/Lead. The conference connects members from other chapters to develop a network, offers excellent CPE courses to advance attendees professional and personal development skills, and develops skills for members to lead their careers and local chapters.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Women Who Count National Conference, October 21 - 23 at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. 

A bylaws forum was held on October 28th during the 2018 National Conference in Kansas City. Members in attendance were welcome to give feedback and ask questions regarding three potential amendments. Those comments were received by the national board and taken into consideration. Ballots will be sent to members by December 15th via the email that is currently on file. All ballots must be returned by email or mail by January 30th, 2019. 

December Holiday Social - If you haven't already registered for the December holiday social, please see the registration information below. Our next meeting will be a holiday social at Vino Mas on Thursday, December 13th. Join us for a wine tasting game from 5:30 to 6:30 followed by a live band.

Wiley CPA Review Course - Thanks to The Foundation of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance the Omaha chapter won a drawing at the National Conference for a Wiley CPA Platinum Review Course. The Omaha chapter will award the review course to an active member through a raffle drawing at the December 13th holiday social. Current members of the Omaha AFWA chapter that are in pursuit of the CPA certification are encouraged to enter the drawing. Not an active member we welcome you to submit a membership application and your name will be entered into the drawing once your application is approved. To have your name entered in to the drawing please e-mail President@OmahaAFWA.org with a brief paragraph on how a review course from Wiley CPAexcel will impact your goals for CPA certification. We encourage members to pass this opportunity to women who may not be familiar with the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance and are looking to begin their CPA exam process.

January CPE Meeting - We will kick off 2019 with an annual regulatory and economic update on January 16th. Join us at DJ's Dugout in Aksarben Village for an update of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act presented by Michael Seelhoff, CPA from Bland & Associates, PC. CPE will be available. Lunch will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you at the December social! As always if you have any feedback or ideas for CPE topics, please share them with a board member.

We wish you a very happy holiday season!

Ashley Huss


 

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Event Registration

Wine Tasting Social & WileyCPA Review Course Drawing 

When:   Wednesday, December 13, 2018
              5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 
Where:  Vino Mas
              14450 Eagle Run Drive
              Omaha, NE 68116
              
Cost:     $20 / member
              $40 / non-member
  
Register no later than Friday, December 7th.
 
 
Event Details
Join us for a holiday celebration at Vino Mas for a wine tasting!
After the wine tasting please stick around for a band at 6:30pm.

Win a Wiley CPAexcel Platinum Review Course!
 
Thanks to The Foundation of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance, the Omaha chapter won a drawing at the National Conference for a Wiley CPAexcel Platinum Review Course. 

The Omaha chapter will award the Wiley CPAexcel Platinum Review Course to an active member through a raffle drawing at the December 13th holiday social. Current members of the Omaha AFWA chapter that are in pursuit of the CPA certification are encouraged to enter the drawing. We welcome non-members to submit a membership application. Your name will be entered once the application is approved.

To have your name entered into the drawing please email President@OmahaAFWA.org with a brief paragraph on how a review course from Wiley CPAexcel will impact your goals for CPA certification.

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Event Schedule

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Tax Update Luncheon with Michael Seelhoff, CPA
11:30am - 1:00pm // DJ’s Dugout - Aksarben Village (2102 S. 67th Street, Omaha, NE 68106)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Special Guest: Pam Hernandez
11:30am - 1:00pm // Omaha Community Foundation (3555 Farnam St # 222, Omaha, NE 68131)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – After Tax Season Evening Social – Pub Trivia
5:00pm - 7:00pm // DJ’s Dugout - Miracle Hills (777 N. 114th Street, Omaha, NE 68154)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Annual PR Dinner & CPE Event
1:00pm - 8:00pm // Omaha Country Club (6900 Country Club Rd., Omaha, NE 68152)


 

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Member News

 

 November Anniversaries  
  • Beth Byrne – 31 years
  • Ruth Schneider – 25 years
  • Kelly Martinson – 18 years
  • Lorraine Kolasinski – 6 years
  • Michelle Sagar – 6 years
     
 
 

Get Involved!

Looking to do more in AFWA?  Let us know! We are 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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Previous Events

Healthy Living Luncheon
November 14, 2018

 
Dr. Kay Thatcher, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Sarpy Women's Health & Skyn Deep Med Spa in Papillion, joined us for lunch and educated us on health topics throughout a woman's life.
 
We had a captivating conversation about a variety health related items women should be aware of as they age.
 
This included discussing questions she frequently gets from patients and all questions that arose during the conversation.

A special thank you to Dr. Thatcher for providing us valuable information!

 


 

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AFWA National News

Did you know?

AFWA offers CPE credit to its members through select monthly webinars.  Details on the webinars and availability of CPE credit can be found at afwa.org/events
 

Upcoming Webinars

December 12, 2018 @ 10am CT // Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How will it affect you and your future // 1 CPE

 

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Interested in Joining AFWA?

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

 

REFERRAL PROGRAM

AFWA is launching a new membership referral program. When you refer a contact to AFWA, a national volunteer will send a personalized message to that individual, sharing with her the benefits of membership and inviting her to join.

Any contact provided through this referral program will receive a promo code to waive the new member application fee ($25).

For each referral who joins AFWA, you (the referrer) will receive $10 off your membership renewal. Up to $50!

Visit AFWA.ORG/REFERRALS for more information!

 

WE MISS YOU!

Did you membership lapse? Here is your chance to reinstate your membership! 

AFWA is willing to waive your $25 renewal fee. Find more details at AFWA.ORG/COMEBACK

We can't wait to have you back!!

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Employment Opportunities

Have an employment or volunteer opportunity?  Ads in the monthly newsletter and on the Omaha AFWA website are free for members.

 

Contact communications@omahaafwa.org to submit your opportunity. 

 


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Board of Directors

2018-2019 AFWA Omaha Chapter Board of Directors

President - Ashley Huss
Infinity CPA Group 
Email: president@omahaafwa.org

Past President - Annette Devine, FLMI, ACS
Woodmen Life

Treasurer – Star Rochell
Bland & Associates, PC
Email: treasurer@omahaafwa.org

Secretary - Krystal Elms, CPA
Seim Johnson, LLP

Director of Programming – Jamie Brewer, CPA
Bland & Associates, PC
Email: programming@omahaafwa.org

Director of Membership - Darlene Lynam
Woodmen Life
Email: membership@omahaafwa.org

Director of Communication - Rebecca Goodwin, PMP
Bland & Associates, PC
Email: communications@omahaafwa.org

 

 

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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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