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Find Strength (and Fun!)
in Our Numbers
On a recent visit to the CSCPA office in Rocky Hill, newly
elected CSCPA President Greg Lainas stopped by the
membership department to help Membership Coordinator Liz
Frazza draw the winner of our 2011-2012 dues raffle.
As promoted in Connecticut CPA and the stuffer in your 2011-
2012 dues renewal package, any member who paid his or her
dues on or before June 1, 2011 was entered to win our grand
prize an iPad 2.
Congratulations to lucky winner Mark Semmelrock of
Realized Financial Solutions in Plainville, who was drawn at
random from among all the eligible members.
We were thrilled to see that so many members paid their dues in time to be entered into the drawing.
Proof that in addition to wanting to be entered to win a great prize you see value in your member-
ship and want to remain a part of Connecticut's CPA community.
This year's dues statement reminded members that "There is strength in numbers help us stay strong."
We certainly had a strong start to this year's membership activity year, with 114 highly attended CPE
seminars and conferences held in June alone, the hugely successful Essential Event (page 6), the New
and Young Professionals Mini Golf Outing (page 40), more than 25 Educational Trust Fund scholarship
presentations (page 44), a reception to honor Connecticut's newest CPAs (page 46), the Valuation,
Forensic, and Litigation Support Group's first dinner meeting (page 31), and lots more!
What's Next?
Thirsty for knowledge? Check out our Members-Only Programs on page 26 to learn more about our
free members-only educational programming. Most are quick two-hour sessions and many offer a CPE
component. And remember, you don't need to be a member of a committee (or a subject-matter expert!)
to stop by a meeting and see the value for yourself.
In the mood for some feel-good fun? The New and Young Professionals Group is sponsoring a wide
assortment of upcoming social and public service events, and they're inviting the entire membership to
join in several of them! Mobilize your coworkers to collect backpacks for the Back-to-School Supply Drive,
roll up your sleeves for the American Red Cross Blood Drive, or gather a group for UConn Tailgating.
There's something for everyone! Check out page 42 for more.
See you next issue,
f r o m t h e e d i t o r
CSCPA President Greg Lainas clicks the button to
randomly select the dues raffle winner, while
Membership Coordinator Liz Frazza looks on.
Kirsten Piechota, Managing Editor