June 2017 Print

President's Report


The AFWA fiscal year is rapidly coming to a close, and elections for the 2017-2018 session are here. I feel like we were just having this conversation, but mid-June you will be receiving a ballot for the upcoming election of the new Board of Directors.  

Many of you are fully aware, that without new members and people willing to step up and participate on the Board, we can only survive as a Chapter for so long. Members can only serve on the Board for 2 consecutive sessions in a role, and most of our Board have been serving for more than 10 years now. While you might not be interested, I urge you to help bring in new life to the Chapter. 

I want to quote words from our previous President, Donna Emerson, who said it so well:

We are proud of the 61 years that the Phoenix Chapter has encouraged and supported women accounting professionals.  We are thankful for the fellowship we’ve shared and the lifelong friends we’ve made.  We are encouraged by the progress and contributions women have made to the fields of accounting and finance, and we want to continue that tradition.

I have made the committment to work as hard as I can the next year in helping grow the Phoenix Chapter. I have committed to the Chapter Challenge that National has put out to bring in 3 new members over the next few months and I hope that our current members will help not just me, but our Chapter, acheive that goal. 

I have also made the committment by joining our National Board as a Director for the 2017-2018 year and was induced just a few weeks ago at the Spring Conference in Chattanooga, TN. By joining National, I hope to bring not just a fresh insight to the overall organization, but to learn how other chapters are maintaining their membership and growing at the same time. 

I have formed such great friendships and adore each and every one of you and I want to see the AFWA Phoenix Chapter be around for years to come, helping mentor young professionals, provide a great network for our members and help form new friendships for years to come. 

I hope to see you all soon! 

Jessica Perkins

President, AFWA-Phoenix Chapter 

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 - 

June Technical Meeting - Lovitt & Touche's Expertise on Healthcare Changes & Perspective-Based Safety Culture

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 - TBD

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 - 

Annual August Accounting Updates Technical Meeting

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - 

Welcome AFWA Mesa & The Cost Segregation Authority


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