February 2018 Print

President's Report

Hello! I hope your 2018 has been off to a good start. Your AFWA Phoenix board has been busy planning for events this year, while trying to keep in mind that people are busier now more than ever, so holding a monthly meeting is just not as feasable as it used to be. That being said, you will start to see events on our meetings page from our sister chapter Mesa East Valley, webinars from our National office, and other local events going on that would be of interest to accounting and finance professionals. One of the great things about being a member of AFWA is that even when your local chapter may not be meeting as often, there are still plenty of other opportunities to earn CPE, network and just get out and meet other members. 

Our scholarship is currently open until the end of February, so if you know of any students who could benefit from this, please let them know to visit our website and apply! Who wouldn't want up to $5K in free money for school?! 

A tragic accident struck one of our national board members this past week, and it really makes you stop and be thankful for all that you have. So remember, in this busy world, to stop and enjoy life. A saying I have heard many times that took me a long time to realize the importance is "No one ever dies wishing they had worked more" - and it is so true! So take your vacations, call out sick just to have a spa day, and always put family first! Having a child has made me realize how special every little moment is, because no two moments are the same and I cherish them all. 

As always, if anyone every has suggestions, comments, or just needs to reach out, know that I am always available. You can reach my by using the contact section of the website and I will always do my best to get back to you within a day. For those deep into tax season, stay strong! Only 2 more months to go! 

I hope to see you at a meeting or event soon!

Jessica Perkins

AFWA Phoenix President

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