May 1, 2022
Dear TCVSCPA Members:
Welcome to the Tidewater Chapter’s 2022-2023 fiscal year. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jackie Fox, our immediate Past President, and the entire board for their dedication and service to this organization during this last fiscal year.
Over the last year, the board continued to move toward offering CPE credit hours through webinars. We received a great deal of positive feedback, both on the quality and convenience of the course material. During this past year we were able to provide nearly 70 hours of quality CPE to our members. Our intention is to make the webinars permanent and to offer a similar number of CPE hours for this fiscal year. The courses will include a minimum of 8 hours of A&A credit, 4 hours of not-for-profit credit and our required ethics credit.
Although most of the courses will be offered by webinar, we are working on some in-person classes, too. You may recall that we scheduled an in-person class in August of last year; however, like many other events during that season, we cancelled because of the COVID-19 statistics at the time.
For our social events, we were able to host our annual Tides Game outing and our Holiday Top Golf; thankfully, both were well attended. We look forward to hosting both again this year and, in addition, we are discussing combining an in-person CPE class with a social event. We look forward to sharing dates and details of our events soon.
Our website is now accepting membership renewals. This year, membership fees have been reduced to $150 if paid by June 15th and $155 after that date. We have reduced our fees because webinar courses are less expensive than in-person ones. We continue to believe we are offering a great value to our members, now at a reduced cost.
Please do not forget to pay your VSCPA dues. VSCPA registration opens May 1st and the deadline is May 31st.
Finally, we ask you to reach out to us with any ideas or suggestions on ways our Tidewater Chapter can improve what we do for our members, our profession and the Hampton Roads community. Thank you all for your membership and we look forward to another great year.
Daniel S. Cook, CPA, CFP