CAAS Corner

By Jack Collins, Executive Director, Community Accounting Aid & Services, Inc.

CAAS Board Members and Officers

Appointed CAAS has appointed James Wood, assistant vice president of Naugatuck Savings in Meriden, as a new member of the Board of Directors. Rick Merrick of Merrick & Associates in Manchester will serve as president. Lamar Fife of Henkel International, Rocky Hill, will serve as vice president of administration. Michael Blezard of Pue, Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard, LLC in Vernon remains treasurer. Patrick McMahon of Fulco, DiTommaso, McMahon & Company in Newington will continue to serve as secretary.

Many thanks to Lamar Fife for her excellent service as president for the past two years.

Fall Adult Education Programs

The fall 2009 semester of adult education programs on business start-up basics will begin during September and run into November. Most programs involve four two-hour sessions, typically presented from 7 to 9 p.m. one night per week. The courses are provided through the adult education programs in various communities. CAAS’ new book on business start-ups will be used as the core text. A PowerPoint presentation is available as a framework for each of the sessions. If you would like to instruct one of our existing courses or establish a new course, please contact CAAS.

CAAS Volunteer Reminder

CAAS clients are referred to our volunteers after an application process to ensure that the scope of the requested assistance and the criteria for service meet CAAS’ mission and requirements. The service is normally specific. When it is completed, that service case is closed.

If additional service is needed, please have the client contact CAAS so that the new request can be processed as the original one was. Volunteers working on approved CAAS cases are covered by our Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. Occasionally clients will contact the volunteer directly. This bypasses our process and causes information to be lost.

The service of our volunteers is the essence of CAAS. Please help us to record that service and to provide our services to you.

965 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450-6006
Phone: 203-235-2333, ext. 7146