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Looking ahead to an eventful year

By CARNET BROWN

Manhattan/Bronx President-elect

All scarce resources have an “opportunity cost”—the loss of potential gain by choosing one course of action over another. The scarcer the resource, the greater the opportunity cost; time is a finite resource, and thus, has a high opportunity cost.

Society members’ contributions come at a very high opportunity cost. So it is with great pleasure that we thank our Immediate Past President Alan M. Willinger for doing a fantastic job in leading our chapter over the past year, and thanks to all other past presidents for their service to our chapter. Thanks also to our immediate and past board members for their service. A special thanks to J. Michael Kirkland, who is not only a past president of our chapter but is also a past president of the NYSSCPA. J. Michael is an asset to our chapter; he has made significant contributions in the past and still continues to do so. Thanks to our two-time past president, Barbara A. Marino, who is one of our most valuable members. Barbara has served as a teacher not only to new members joining the board, but also to our current members. Thanks also to Iralma Pozo and William Aiken for their continued contribution to our chapter, and to Todd K. Ichihara, Shantwina Hicks, Anthony J. Cetta and Margaret M. Hannon for being there when our chapter calls. Finally, thanks to all our committee chairs and members.

For this fiscal year, the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter will focus on assisting the NYSSCPA in achieving its member recruitment and retention objectives and strengthening the NYSSCPA brand by hosting and participating in a number of different events.

Our CPE events are not only interesting but timely. On Aug. 8, members found out “5 Ways Technology Will Change How You Age,” at 6 p.m., at the MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave., and on Sept. 6, we will be hosting an event titled, “Overview of Sustainability Accounting and Reporting” at 6 p.m. at the Society’s office, located at 14 Wall St.

We will continue to throw our full support behind our NextGen Committee both financially and by attending their events. This will keep our NextGen members engaged, which will increase retention and recruitment. To complement our CPE events, we have been hosting social events to entertain our members after a hard day’s work. The first event was “Poetry, Pizza, & Music,” headlined by William Aiken, on July 27. We will also host a “Games Night” on Aug. 24, with the time and location to be announced.

We will continue to promote our profession through our Career Day and One-on-One events with high school students. When volunteering at these and other events, which are close to our hearts, we will be wearing T-shirts with our NYSSCPA logo to promote the Society and the CPA brand.

We will also be launching a new service event this year. Its primary purpose is to identify persons, preferably children, who are less fortunate. We will purchase toys and present them as gifts. It’s our hope that events of this nature will inspire CPAs to become members or to become more involved, as they will come to enjoy that level of fulfillment derived from volunteering.

The NYSSCPA was founded in 1897—120 years ago. To have not only survived but also grown and developed over more than a century has required a huge opportunity cost, plus significant contributions from members. It is truly an honor to be a part of such a well-established and prestigious organization.

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The Singing CPA-Steve Zelin
Peter Frank plays guitar
Poet William Aiken
Performers and Guests

 
REPORT OF THE 2017-2018 NOMINATING COMMITTEE

April 24, 2017

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

Shan Hicks (Chair)
Anthony Cetta
Todd Ichihara

 
SLATE FOR THE 2017-2018 YEAR

The Nominating Committee submits the following report of nominees for election.

All Nominees have been contacted and are willing to serve as indicated.

OFFICERS (one year term expiring May 31, 2018)

President:               Carnet Brown, CPA* 
President-Elect:  Sonia Chopra, CPA 
Vice President:    Adam Reiss, CPA  
Treasurer:             Jordan Frey, CPA 
Secretary:             Elysa Dauerman, CPA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Terms Expiring on May 31, 2018)

Iralma Pozo, CPA
Immediate Past President: Alan Willinger, CPA*

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Terms Expiring on May 31, 2019)

Rekha Chatterjee, CPA
Judith Epstein, CPA
J Michael Kirkland, CPA
Barbara Marino, CPA  
Colin Mohamed, CPA  

*THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATICALLY SELECTED

Director, Immediate Past President: Alan Willinger, CPA

President: Carnet Brown, CPA

 

Upcoming Events

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Chapter Manhattan/Bronx Chapter NextGen Committee Showcase Night
10/25/2017 6:00:00 PM
The Stag's Head, New York
Smarter Social Security
10/25/2017 6:00:00 PM
NYSSCPA Offices, New York
Asset Allocation and Diversification
11/1/2017 6:00:00 PM
NYSSCPA Offices, New York
How to Be a Rainmaker
11/6/2017 5:30:00 PM
FAE Learning Center, New York
What Does President Trump Mean for Estate Taxes and Long Term Care Plan
11/6/2017 6:00:00 PM
Barnum Financial Group, New York
Acing the Interview
11/8/2017 5:30:00 PM
FAE Learning Center, New York
Annual Whiskey Tasting Networking Night
11/15/2017 5:30:00 PM
FAE Learning Center, New York
How to Play Poker
11/29/2017 5:30:00 PM
FAE Learning Center, New York

For a full list of CPE Courses available for this chapter, visit myCPE.

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Member Directory

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Chartered June 1, 2001, this chapter encompasses the Bronx and Manhattan.

The NYSSCPA congratulates our Manhattan/Bronx chapter in celebrating its 15th anniversary!
Carnet Brown- Manhattan-Bronx

The presiding President of the Manhattan/ Bronx Chapter is Carnet Brown.

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