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ne of my goals as I continue my inaugural year
at the CTCPA is to show that we're here for you
not only in words, but in action. In last issue's
message I talked about many of the new ideas born out of
your feedback at our spring Regional Meetings.
I wanted to share an update on the progress we've made
in turning those ideas into reality.
Area meeting steering groups are at work.
Many of you told us you'd like periodic opportunities to get together with fellow
members in your local area, so we'll be kicking off new geographically based
meetings this fall. We have assembled members to serve on our steering groups for
the Southwestern Connecticut and Southeastern Connecticut programs and just
held our first planning meetings. We'll be bringing you meeting dates, locations, and
topics soon, and plan to run the programs from September to June each year. Check
our eNews and website ( for the latest updates.
Our first live-stream events are scheduled.
Many of you asked us to investigate providing live stream for our educational
programs and meetings so you can participate remotely. We've taken the first step
by arranging for live streaming of two of our biggest events of the year, Walter
Nunnallee's annual Advanced Individual Income Tax Workshop on January 15 and
his Advanced Corporate/Business Income Tax Workshop on January 16.
You'll be able to preregister and then login from the comfort of your home or office (or
anywhere else!). Don't worry, Walter will still be traveling to Plantsville and Trumbull
to teach live, so you can still participate in-person if you prefer. (To find registration
information for the live-stream or in-person events, please go to
register and search using the keywords "tax workshop.")
We're hitting the road for company and firm visits.
At the spring Regional Meetings, a number of you said you'd like the opportunity to
meet with us one-on-one or in small groups at your office. We've assembled a member
outreach and engagement team myself, Alicia Strong, Mark Zampino, and Tyler
Losure and we've started to hit the road. Would you like us to schedule a stop in
your office? Shoot me a line at and one of us would be happy
to head your way.
We've continued to organize volunteer activities.
You told us you'd like to participate in organized public service activities as rep-
resentatives of the CPA community. This fall we're bringing you our newest op-
portunity a supply drive for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center ArtReach
program. You can learn more on page 11.
Our Regional Meetings will be back to a city near you!
Our Regional Meetings will return in November and December. We'll return to all our
previous cities, and we're even adding one more look out, Danbury, we're headed
your way! But if you have an idea or if we can help you in any way, you don't need
to wait for a scheduled meeting. Reach out to me anytime at
I'm here to help.
From the Executive Director
Bonnie Stewart, Executive Director
CTCPA Beginner's Golf Clinic
for Women
This program back by popular
demand was in fact so popular
that we sold out not only the first
date but the second date we added!
I was lucky to snag a spot and
enjoyed a great evening brushing
up on my golf skills and getting to
know some great members.
Steering group meetings
Membership Manager Alicia Strong
and I conducted our first conference
calls with members of the steer-
ing groups for the Southwestern
and Southeastern Connecticut area
meetings. We're off to a great start
in bringing you these new programs
where you want them, when you
want them.
Ramping up office visits
You told us you would like the
opportunity to meet with us at your
office, so we're hitting the road! If
you'd like to schedule a meeting
with one of our team members, let
me know at
and we'll set something up.