President's Message

Health and wellness to all!

“All I wanna do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom …”  Alright so Wreckx-N-Effect may be slightly out of the generational context for the group, but I do believe they play this on the Oldies stations now.

I hope all are well and continue to stay safe and healthy as we navigate through this new age of pestilence.

It has been a long time since we touched base with 3 months cancelled meetings due to this pandemic.  Now, it is time to move forward.  What is the future of our chapter and what can we have to offer?

The latest fad is that application called “Zoom.”  We have the ability to meet virtually through a variety of mediums and each one is different and offers different challenges and issues for both participants and hosts.

 We are trying something new again this year. This month  will be a test run of a virtual meeting. We have a presenter Alan Scholnick, CPA, CGMA, MST, MAOL who has agreed to be our guinea pig on a virtual meeting. How better to have a virtual meeting than to learn about virtual meetings.

 Alan is a current IMA member and business/leadership development coach.  He focuses on giving back and paying forward through coaching, leadership development and mentoring to support transforming society into a better place, one person at a time. He coaches people to make conscious decisions on their actions, behaviors, and reactions, empowering them to wake up energized to face the day with a new perspective. When people are self-aware and able to make these conscious decisions, they feel happier and more fulfilled.

 Please join us on Tuesday,  June 16th for a 2 hour free CPE meeting from 6:30 – 8:10.  The first half hour will consist of socializing and acclimating ourselves to the zoom setting followed by a presentation by Alan on Zoom.

 Alan has graciously agreed to host out meeting on his Zoom Account.  The meeting number on Zoom will be:

 490 312 1017

 Upon registration, we will send out the password so that we can keep the meeting appropriate and hopefully free of Zoom-Bombers.

 In addition to downloading a Zoom app, Alan has also requested we download Kahoot.  We will be utilizing either Zoom or Kahoot to do attendance questions for CPE

 Please register on the website, we will be providing the link

Thank you for being a part of our chapter, and we look forward to seeing you out there this year!


George D Bancroft, Jr., CPA