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Membership

Committee Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to be a member of the Society?
    Yes, committee service is a member benefit. You may also serve on a committee as an associate member.
  • Is there a fee to join a committee?
    No. Committee membership is included in your member benefits.
  • How often do committees meet?
    Depending on the individual committee, meetings can be scheduled anywhere from once a month to quarterly. Committee members receive meeting notices approximately two weeks prior to the event date.
  • How long do committee meetings last?
    Duration of meetings depend on each individual committee, which can range from a half hour to two hours.
  • Do all meetings take place at the Society Offices?
    No. Though most committees do meet at the NYSSCPA’s 14 Wall Street location, some take place at the offices of committee members.
  • What if I am unable to attend in person, can I call in?
    Yes. We offer a teleconferencing for almost all committee meetings, as well as video conferencing for certain meetings.
  • Is there a limit to how many committees I can serve on?
    No. We do not limit the number of committees a member may serve on at any given time. 
  • How long may I serve on a committee?
    There is no limit as to length of service on committees (except for oversight committees, which involve automatic appointments of committee chairs).
  • What if there is another member from my company on the same committee?
    No problem: We allow multiple members from the same firm to serve on committees together.
  • Do I have to wait for the beginning of the committee year to join?
    No. Members can apply for committee service at anytime during the committee year. 
  • Do I get reimbursed for any type of travel to the meeting?
    Yes, we have a committee travel reimbursement policy.  View the reimbursement policy here.
  • How can I find out the next meeting date for a committee?
    All scheduled committee meetings are posted on the Society’s website, along with a list of current members and prior meeting minutes. You can view the next meeting for committees you serve on at your My Committees page.