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From the Treasurer

From the Treasurer

 

 

Greetings, North Carolina Division Members!

It’s hard to believe that we are already over four months into this IAAP year.  A lot has been happening in the North Carolina Division.  The 2011-2012 NCD Board of Directors had their first meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting, hosted the Chapter Officers/Directors Retreat in Winston-Salem on August 13th (and met briefly afterwards).  And the Board is now preparing for their second quarter board meeting.

 Chapters have been busy as well, providing educational programs, new member orientations, chapter board meetings, etc.  Since the year began on July 1, 2011, seven of our chapters have celebrated anniversaries.    Congratulations to the following chapters for their hard work and perseverance and best wishes for many years of continued success!

Chapter

Charter Date

Celebrating

JOL Chapter

11/1/2004

7 years

Caldwell Chapter

10/1/1997

14 years

Uwharrie Chapter

8/1/1987

24 years

Charlotte Chapter

10/1/1948

63 years

Gastonia Chapter

7/1/1948

63 years

Land Of The Sky Chapter

8/1/1946

65 years

Winston-Salem Chapter

8/1/1946

65 years

 

I’d also like to congratulate the JOL Chapter and the Burke County Chapter for achieving a net gain in membership since July 1st.  Burke County has gained one new member and JOL has gained four.  Way to go!

Several other chapters have experienced neither a net gain, nor a net loss in members.   Those chapters are the Uwharrie Chapter, the Metrolina Chapter, the Cabarrus Chapter, the Durham Chapter, the Gastonia Chapter, the Greenville Chapter, the Hickory Chapter, the Caldwell Chapter, and the Raleigh Chapter.   Way to hold the line!

While we have a lot to celebrate, we still have work to do, and with that in mind, I’d like to remind you of some important deadlines that are quickly approaching.

There is only one week left before the deadline for chapters to file their 990N with the IRS.  Chapter Presidents and Treasurers have received a lot of information about this filing from Headquarters, from NCD President Sandy Stotesbury, CPS/CAP, and from me.  There is a lot of information available in the IAAP Online Community in the form of eGroup postings, documents in the International Library, and in the Treasurer’s Webinar.  If your chapter treasurer has not filed their 990N please see that they do so by the November 15th deadline.  (November 15th is the deadline for filing based on financial information for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.)  If anyone has questions or is having difficulty filing, please feel free to contact me for assistance.

The next deadline I’d like to bring to your attention is a Pathways to Excellence deadline.  Item #2 in the Chapter of Excellence criteria requires that the chapter submit a copy of the chapter’s budget for 2011-2012 and a copy of the financial review/audit report (for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011) to the Division President or her designee by December 31st.  If these documents have not been submitted already, I encourage chapter treasurers and chapter presidents to submit them as soon as possible.  We all know how busy things get once the holiday season begins and how easy it becomes to drop the ball and miss deadlines.

I encourage each of you to explore the Online Community to discover all the resources that are available to you.  Just log in, click on The Web Community, and the adventure begins.  Under the IAAP logo, you’ll see tabs called HOME, MEMBER RESOURCES, NETWORK, CHAPTERS/DIVISIONS, RESOURCES, IAAPEDIA, EGROUPS, and USER GUIDE.  When you click on The Web Community after logging in, you are automatically taken to the HOME page.  Don’t be overwhelmed.  Take a few minutes to look around on the HOME page.  Then, one by one, roll your mouse pointer over each of the other tabs, taking time to look at the drop down menus provided under each tab.   You’ll find, among other things, the links to the Membership Reports and Pathways to Excellence information are provided under the MEMBER RESOURCES tab.   Under the NETWORK tab, you’ll find links that allow you to set up your profile, check your personal inbox, and read blogs from other IAAP members.  You can even write your own blog!  Click on CHAPTERS/DIVISIONS and you’ll find leadership resources.  The RESOURCES tab will take you to the various libraries (including the very helpful IAAP International Library), IAAP Webinars, and IAAP Podcasts, among other things.  IAAPEDIA provides a glossary of various IAAP terms and acronyms as well as terms pertaining to our profession.  If you click on the EGROUPS tab, you’ll find a list of the available eGroups.  Be sure to join those of interest to you and choose how you’d like to be notified of new postings to those groups.  And last, but certainly not least, you’ll come to the USER GUIDE tab.  This tab will take you to information that will explain how to use the Web Community so you can get the most from it.  Access to the Web Community is one of the benefits of your membership.  I encourage you to explore and take full advantage of all the information that is right at your fingertips!

I think I’ve given you enough to digest for now.

I wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with the love of family and friends and blessings from above!

At your service in Making the Leap to REMARKABLE,

Melissa

Melissa H. Mincey, CAP-OM
2011-2012 North Carolina Division Treasurer