I would like to welcome everyone to our brand new New York Chapter website. We are excited about this website and plan to use it as our main communication tools to our members to make announcements about any upcoming events that are happening.
We are still working on expanding this website to allow our members to register for any upcoming educational seminars along with allowing our attendees of our seminars to download their text materials.
Edward L. Arcara, CPA
NY Chapter, President
I hope everyone is having a great summer. I have just got back from our NATP National Convention in Washington, DC. I thought the four day program that the National Office put together was great from both the standpoints of educational sessions offered, to the many networking events that were available. Next year’s annual conference is going to be in Anaheim, Ca., from August 6th through the 9th.
This fall the NY Chapter of the NATP is going to conducting their annual meeting on October 23rd at the Turning Stone Casino & Resort in Verona, NY. As in the past the Education Committee will be presenting their two day seminar event on the 23rd and 24th and our annual meeting will be conducted during the lunch break on the 23rd. It is always a great event and I look forward to see many of our members there.
This year we have many NY NATP Board members rotating off the Board due their expiring terms and do need to fill several anticipating openings on our Board. We ask that our members consider getting more involved with our Chapter and running for the Chapter Board is a great way to do this. If you would like to put your name in or nominate someone whom you feel would be a great candidate, I ask that you contact our Nominating Committee Chair, Mike Novick at Mike@mpntax.com. Since it does take time to review each Board Candidate, we ask that you put forth your name of nominee soon. The members attending our Annual Meeting will be asked to vote for all the nominees during the a lunch meeting at our Annual Meeting on October 23rd.
At last year’s Annual Meeting, I talked about trying to form “Communities” within our Chapter that will be made up of members in your local area that you can get together and share thoughts and experiences by networking with other members. The concept was that we need a forum that allows the members to network with other members without having to join the Education Committee or the Board of Directors since our membership is so spread out within the state. My feeling was that there are probably enough members within your surrounding community that you can network with. As I traveled throughout the state this year and talked to members that were excited and would like to be a part of this concept. Within the coming weeks I will be reaching out to those members.
We are continuing to increase the capabilities of our new NY NATP website (www.newyorknatp.com) so that members can get quick information about what is going on with our Chapter along with being able to electronically register and pay for the NY Educational seminars along with downloading their course materials and CE Certificates. We have had some feedback on the new website and are making improvements to make sure your experience with the new website is a good one.
We are just concluding our Summer Education Series in New York City and Long Island. The Education Committee is working on putting together another great season of Educational Seminars for the fall of 2017. We will continue to update our membership on the NY NATP activities as they become available.
I hope to see many of you at our Chapter annual meeting on October 23, 2017 at Turning Stone.
Edward L. Arcara, CPA
NY Chapter President