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Whenwewereputtingtogetherthecoverstory
forthisissueofConnecticut CPA,showcasing
photos of CTCPA volunteers visiting Charles
Wright Elementary School in Wethersfield as
partofJuniorAchievement's"JAinaDay"pro-
gram (page 8), we never imagined the horrific
eventsthatwouldoccuratanotherConnecticut
elementary school just days before the issue
wenttopress.
I struggled with the idea of going ahead with
our plan to put young students so front and
center in this issue. The images of smiling volunteers and happy, engaged
studentsworkingtogetherareinstarkcontrasttotheimagescomingoutofthe
Newtowncommunity.
TheOctoberCTCPA"JAinaDay"programwastrulyamemorableoneforthe
CTCPAvolunteersandstudentsalike.Volunteers,individuallyorinpairs,pre-
sentedfull-daylessonplansonmoneyandfinanceineveryclassroominthe
school.Connecticut CPAAssistantEditor
Caitlin Bailey O'Neill wasonphoto
dutythatdaywhileIwashomewithmyownchildren,andtextedmefromthe
schooltosay"Bestdayever!"Onefirstgradertoldhisteacher"Youdidn'ttell
ustodaywasgoingtobesomuchfun!"Itfeltrighttocontinuewithourplan
tosharethesephotosofpeoplehelpingeachotherandspreadingsomegood
intheworld.
We at the Connecticut Society of CPAs offer our heartfelt sympathy and
supporttoourmembers,colleagues,andthefamiliesaffectedbytheunthink-
ableeventsinNewtown.AndtothestudentsandteachersatCharlesWright
Elementary School, thank you for allowing us to visit your school, to get to
knowyouabit,andtoseeyourbrightsmiles.Wehopethatthephotosofthat
daycanbringasmallamountofcomfortinthefaceofsuchsadnesselsewhere
inourstate.
A publication of the Connecticut
Society of Certified Public Accountants
CTCPA Board of Directors
NoelleA.Taddei
President
CamilleR.Murphy
President-elect
VanessaE.Rossitto
Treasurer
BrianJ.Kelleher
Secretary
MichaelL.Kraten
Member-at-Large
AmberD.Tucker
Member-at-Large
MichaelJ.Hanlon
Member-at-Large,
CTCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
ArthurJ.Renner
Executive Director
KirstenF.Piechota
Managing Editor/
Graphic Designer
CaitlinQ.BaileyO'Neill
Assistant Editor
MarkZampino
Publisher
JulieE.McNeal
Contributor
Connecticut
CPA
January/February 2013
Vol. 54, Issue 1
Student Outreach in the
Wake of the Unthinkable
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Opinions expressed in bylined articles ap-
pearing in this publication are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
CTCPA opinions or positions nor do they
constitute endorsements.
Connecticut CPA (USPS #004 433) is
published bi-monthly for dues paying
members of the Connecticut Society of CPAs
by the CTCPA, 716 Brook Street, Suite 100,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3433. Periodicals
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KirstenPiechota,ManagingEditor
Members Help Establish Sandy Hook School Funds
CTCPAmembers
Alan Clavette,ownerofClavette&Company,LLC
in Newtown and a CTCPA past president, and
John Trentacosta,
presidentandCEOofNewtownSavingsBank,bothofSandyHook,
have been working with local organizations to develop funds to
supporttheSandyHookcommunity.Learnmoreaboutthefundsat
www.ctcpas.org/SandyHook.