February 2018 Print

President's Message

What a great turnout at our January business meeting - "Tax Reform". For those of you who attended, I'm sure you'll agree that the speakers were both engaging and informative. With the recent tax reform, this presentation was both timely and appropriate.

Many of you are moving into your busy season, seems like this time of year creeps up on as so quickly. Upcoming later this month we have a meeting planned at Prairie Life Fitness "Health & Fitness for Women". It's important as a successful business woman to take care of your mind and body. Join us as we pick up valuable health and fitness tips.

As I mentioned at our January business meeting, we are looking for new board members. This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your leadership skills, network and meet new people. Time commitments vary but generally are only 2-3 hours per month. It's a great board to join.

Please reach out to any of the current board members, we would be happy to visit with you.

Have a great 2018.

Annette Devine

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Scholarship applications are now available!

The Undergraduate/Master Scholarship and the Certification Scholarship applications are due Friday, March 30, 2018.

Visit the Scholarship page of the Omaha AFWA website to view additional details and download the application(s).





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Event Schedule

Save the date!

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Health & Fitness Tips for Women
Prairie Life Fitness (2275 S. 132nd Street, Omaha)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Self-Defense Social
Tactical 88 (15350 Shepard Street, Omaha)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2018 Annual Public Relations Dinner & CPE Event
Omaha Country Club (7056 Country Club Rd, Omaha)


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Event Registration

Health & Fitness Tips for Women Meeting

When:   Thursday, February 22, 2018
              11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Where:  Prairie Life Fitness
              2275 S. 132nd St.
              Omaha, NE 68144

Cost:     $20 / member
              $25 / non-member
Register no later than Monday, February 19th.

Event Details
Take some time out of your busy schedule to focus on YOU!  Join us for a tour of the Prairie Life Fitness Facilities and learn health and wellness tips and tricks from three professionals; Chelsea Benson NASM-CPT, Mallory Schulz ACE-CPT, adn Katharine Moustakes NASM-CPT. 

There will also be time for socializing and networking while we enjoy lunch provided in the cafe.

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Previous Events

January Event - 2018 Regulatory & Economic Update Meeting

Dr. Aaron Crabtree from the University of Nebraska and Bryan Slone from Koley Jessen provided a very informative presentation on the tax reform and what it means for all of us going forward. 

We had a terrific turnout and the Qdoba lunch really hit the spot!

Byran Slone - Koley Jessen   Dr. Aaron Crabtree - University of Nebraska




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Employment Opportunities

Have an employment opportunity to post?  Ads are free for members - please contact [email protected] for more information! 


Volunteer Opportunities

Have an volunteer opportunity to post?  Ads are free for members - please contact [email protected] for more information! 

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Member News

Welcome to the AFWA - Omaha Chapter Kim Peterson
 January Anniversaries  
  • Gail Endorf – 10 years
  • Darlene Lynam – 1 year                           
 February Anniversaries  
  • Christi Olsen – 27 years
  • Leanne Kaiser – 5 years                              
  • Sarah Griger – 3 years
  • Ashley Huss – 3 years
 March Anniversaries  
  • Nicole Cooper – 1 year
  • Alyson Howard – 1 year                      
 April Anniversaries  
  • Janessa Wolf – 1 year
  • Rebecca Goodwin – 1 year              

Member Involvement

Looking to do more in AFWA?  Let us know!

We are looking for new Board members. This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your leadership skills, network and meet new people.

We are also looking for members to volunteer on our committees to help make meetings and events the best they can be.

For more details on how you can get involved, send a message to [email protected] or talk to one of the Board Members.




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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

3/21/2018, 2:00pm CST – Today's AFWA: The Features and Benefits of Membership

3/26/2018, 1:30pm CST – Connect. Advance. Lead. By Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile(1 CPE, Marketing & Communciations)
Save the Date
The 2018 AFWA Women Who Count National Conference has been scheduled for Sunday, October 28 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Kansas City, MO!
AFWA’s Women Who Count National Conference offers technical education to keep you competitive and professional development to empower your potential. Not only will you earn quality CPE through both technical and professional development tracks, you’ll be introduced to a network of hundreds of accounting and finance professionals, from emerging leaders to experienced industry professionals.
Start making plans to attend now! Registration is to open June 2018.
Visit the AFWA National website for more information.For mor in


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Interested in Joining AFWA?

Please contact [email protected] or any Board Member if you are interested in joining the Omaha Chapter of AFWA.

You may also access membership information at: http://www.omahaafwa.org/join.php 


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Check Us Out on Social Media

Like the "Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance - Omaha" Facebook page and follow @OmahaAFWA on Twitter and Instagram!

 Give us a “like” for event reminders, Tip Tuesday and Wellness Wednesday posts, accounting humor, and much more!
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Board of Directors

2017-2018 AFWA Omaha Chapter Board of Directors
President - Annette Devine, FLMI, ACS
Woodmen Life
President Elect & Vice President - Ashley Huss
Infinity CPA Group 
Past President - Natalya Walls, CPA

Treasurer - Jamie Brewer
Bland & Associates, PC, CPAs
Email: [email protected]
Secretary - Krystal Elms, CPA
Seim Johnson, LLP
Director of Programming - Amanda Braasch, CPA
Email: [email protected]
Director of Membership - Darlene Lynam
               Woodmen Life
Email: [email protected]
Director of Communication - Rebecca Goodwin
Bland & Associates, PC, CPAs
Email: communications[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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