ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTANTS

ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER

MINUTES 

       

Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

April 5, 2016

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:                        Jeff Brown, President

Marla Gorena, Education Chair

Amy Carter, Secretary

Christopher Gregory, Membership Chair (phone)

Matt Bone, Treasurer

Heather Prudhomme, Past President

Christopher Schmitz, Webmaster/Historian

Javier Machuca, CGFM Chair (phone)

Victor Kraft (phone)

 

PLACE & TIME:

 

The AGA Albuquerque Chapter Executive Committee held a regular board meeting on April 5, 2016, 5:30 p.m., at the RPC CPAs and Consultants, LLP Offices, 2700 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER; ESTABLISH QUORUM

 

President Jeff Brown called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. More than four members of the Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) were present and a quorum was established.

 

 

2.  REVIEW/APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES

 

The minutes from the March 1, 2016 meetings were approved.

 

3.  TREASURERÕS REPORT

 

Matt reported a cash balance of $12,525.  The preliminary PDT numbers look like we will break even on the expenses. Our most significant expenses in the next couple of months will be the website updates.  Matt will also be preparing the Annual Financial Statements.

 

4.  CHAPTER BUSINESS

 

Discussion regarding the following:

The due date for the 2016/2017 officers nominations is April 15th.  We will need to submit by April 30th for maximum points.

The initial revision of the bylaws have been completed and need to be reviewed by CEC members in detail and provide comments to Diana by next week.  Submission of bylaws is due May 31, 2015.

Discussion of CEC members going to National PDT: The CEC took a vote and agreed to send four people to the National PDT this year.  Jeff will be attending as current President, Matt will be attending as President-Elect, Heather is attending as a future regional representative, and Marla will be attending in anticipation to accept the education programs award.  (Since we were contacted by National to get our best practices for making our education program such a success, Marla should be there to accept that award) In regard to expenses associated with the National PDT we discussed that normally we are offered two hotel scholarships, but we will attempt to gain an additional two.  (The NM Chapter has successfully done this in the past).  If two additional scholarships cannot be obtained, the CEC will discuss alternatives that will result in the lowest possible cost.

Jeff will provide Krista the evaluations from the PDT, and she will summarize the results.

 

 

5.  EDUCATION CHAIR REPORT

 

Jeff will provide Krista the evaluations from the PDT, and she will summarize the results.

 

6.  CGFM CHAIR REPORT

 

No items discussed. 

 

7.  ACCOUNTABILITY CHAIR

 

No items discussed.

 

8.  EARLY CAREERS CHAIR

 

No items discussed. 

 

9.  MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

 

We distributed the list of members who have not yet renewed and each CEC member identified members that they would contact.  Our CRP goal was to get at least 50%  or more of the ChapterÕs April 1st balance to renew by May 31st.

 

10.  COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR

 

The picnic will be at the Heimat House on April 29th, and we will be collecting items for Los Ranchos De Los Ninos.

 

11.  STUDENT MEMBER

 

Carl Hernandez reported that the GASA is restructuring their trainings into the classrooms.  There are four professors who have expressed interest in allowing speakers to present in their classrooms.  A Managerial Accounting and Cost Accounting professor is interested this summer in someone speaking in one of his classes.

 

12.  NEXT CEC MEETING

 

The next CEC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at the RPC CPAs and Consultants, LLP Offices, 2700 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.  The was moved to the second Tuesday, so we can receive an update from the SLM attendees.