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Connecticut CPA
g
January/February 2013
The CTCPA Bylaws Vote:
Members Pass Both
Bylaws Proposals
P
Proposal #1
TorestructuretheCTCPA
membershiptocomprisetwo
maincategoriesofmembership:
Certified(CPA)Memberand
Associate(non-CPA)Member.
Proposal #2
Tomodernizethebylawsto
reflecthowtheCTCPAfunctions
administrativelyintheyear2012.
By the Numbers
Here'showmembersvotedon
thetwobylawsproposals:
P
Yes
79%
Yes
95%
No
21%
No
5%
Tomyfellowmembers,
Thevotingperiodforourproposedbylawschang-
eshasclosedandIhavegreatnewstosharewith
you.Eachofourtwobylawsproposalshaspassed!
In addition, for the first time in the history of our
bylaws, the voting was conducted electronically
and I am excited to report that we had a record
response with more than 20 percent of eligible
CTCPAmemberscastingtheirvotes.
Thesechangestoourbylawssupportthecontin-
uedforwardthinkingofourorganizationandpro-
fession and position the Connecticut Society of
CPAsforthefuture.
Relationshipsareattheheartofthefirstbylawschange,namelytheaddition
oftheAssociateMembercategory.Relationshipsareessentialtoanyeffective
andvibrantprofessionalorganization.Itisthestrengthandbreadthofthose
relationshipsthatallowtheCTCPAtoadvocateforourprofession,providesu-
periorqualityprofessionaleducation,andfacilitatetheprofessionalnetworking
thatiscriticaltothesuccessofourindividualmembersandfirmsandthevalue
thattheyprovidetotheirclientsandorganizations.
Themembership'sendorsementofthesecondsetofchangesenhancesmem-
berrepresentationandparticipationinSocietyleadershipandreplacesdated
bylawsprovisionswithmodern-dayoperatingpractices.
Inclosing,IwouldliketopersonallythankthemembersoftheBylawsCommit-
teefortheirdetailedreviewanddraftofthesechanges,theCTCPABoardof
DirectorsandAdvisoryCouncilfortheirfullendorsement,theCTCPAstafffor
theirdedicatedeffortstoinformourmembership,and,mostimportantly,allof
ourmemberswhovoted.
Sincerely,
NoelleTaddei
CTCPAPresident
Noelle Taddei
CTCPA President