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How The NYSSCPA Can Help NYSSCPA Publications

Ruth Singleton – Managing Editor: Ruth Singleton is the primary contact for submitting information to the Chapter News section of The Trusted Professional.  She should be contacted with any questions concerning articles, photos, notices and/or deadlines. In addition, Trusted Professional staff is available to edit all submitted material and also to help with writing, should a chapter need occasional assistance. To contact Ruth, telephone (212) 719-8321, e-mail rsingleton@nysscpa.org. 

Media Representatives: A media representative acts as the main liaison between his or her chapter and the Chapter News section of The Trusted Professional. Each representative is responsible for collecting information from other members or the president, in order to submit to Chapter News in a timely manner. To do so, he or she should inform chapter members of deadlines and then relay articles and other information to Chapter Relations Manager, Lelia Dickenson, telephone (212) 719-8366, e-mail ldickenson@nysscpa.org.

Deadlines: The deadlines for submissions are set so that chapter material can go through the editorial and production process in time to go to press. Media representatives and chapter presidents will receive twice-monthly e-mail reminders for upcoming deadlines.

We will try to accommodate tardy materials; however, we cannot guarantee that submissions received after the original deadline can be used in the upcoming issue. We will place your submission in the following issue of Chapter News or post it on the chapter homepage of the Society’s Website if we cannot accommodate late materials. The current year’s production schedule is included at the end of this document.

Similarly, if you wish for a member of the Trusted Professional staff to cover an event, please notify Ruth Singleton, rsingleton@nysscpa.org, at least two weeks in advance in order to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Content: Through stories and photos, Chapter News can be used to: update members on recent events, promote upcoming events, seek volunteers for committees and provide informative chapter-related information.

CPA Roundtable: Chapter members, including presidents, may be contacted to contribute to the CPA Roundtable from time to time. The CPA Roundtable is an opportunity for members to show off their expertise in a particular subject by writing a short 200- to 300-word opinion piece answering a specific question put forth by the Trusted Professional staff. Contributors are encouraged to be specific and concise when they take the opportunity to lay out what their own personal opinion is regarding the question. While some background information is okay, the bulk of the piece should involve their opinion on the topic at hand and why they feel it is the correct one. Those interested in participating in the CPA roundtable should contact Trusted Professional staff writer Chris Gaetano at cgaetano@nysscpa.org.

Profiles: Chapter members may also suggest other members as profile subjects that they feel would be of interest to the membership as a whole. These could be members in positions within government or industry, members with an off-beat hobby, interest or professional specialty, members extensively involved in charity or other service related work, members who are involved in a current event or members who recently won a professional award of some type.

Chapter Events: “Save the dates” should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably a month in advance of the event in order to give members an ample amount of notice. Contact Lelia Dickenson with questions at ldickenson@nysscpa.org.

Course Codes: Chapter-sponsored CPE events cannot be published without a course code. A Development Standards Form (DSF) must be submitted to Lelia Dickenson at ldickenson@nysscpa.org before submitting any program for publication.

Photos: The best way to submit a photo from an event is via e-mail in JPEG format to  Ruth Singleton, rsingleton@nysscpa.org. Be sure to include photo identifications (if applicable) as well as a brief description. If you request it, the photos from recent events can also be posted on the chapter Web site.

President’s Message: A monthly message may be written so that that members can stay abreast of what is going on within the chapter. In addition to highlighting recent or future events, the President’s Message serves as a forum for discussion that extends beyond calendar-dictated events. Among other things, it can be used to express concerns about issues going on in the chapter or accounting profession.