July 2015

A Message from Incoming President Amanda Bernard


As we begin the new 2015-2016 West Chester IMA Chapter year, I’d like to take a moment to thank my fellow board members for volunteering their time to our chapter this past year, as well as the support provided by the Mid-Atlantic Council and IMA Global.  A special “thank you” goes to Angela Norkiewicz, our past president, for her determination in reactivating the chapter.  Her passion inspired us all to work hard to bring this chapter back to life.  She kept us on track throughout the entire process and spent countless hours marketing for IMA at West Chester University and organizing our board meetings and chapter events.  Our chapter wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for her efforts!

I would also like to welcome Brandon Weinstock, a new chapter and board member, to the team.  Our full slate of officers for the 2015-2016 chapter year are below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us directly if we can be of assistance or if you have any ideas to share with us.

We look forward to working with West Chester University and its student chapter again this year to encourage awareness of the IMA and its CMA certification program among the students.  We will also be reaching out to local corporations and their accounting departments as we move forward in our outreach efforts and goal of strengthening our membership base. 

Our board has been busy this summer planning training opportunities for the new chapter year.  We’re proud to offer a variety of excellent educational topics and networking opportunities to our members.  If you haven’t yet made it out to meet your fellow chapter members, this is the time to do it!

UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!

Dinner and CPE September 17, 2015
Registration 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
Topic: Investment Planning, 1 credit hour of CPE will be earned


Joint meeting with West Chester University Student Chapter October, 2015, date to be determined

Dinner and CPE November 12, 2015
Registration 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
Topic: Tax Update, 1 credit hour of CPE will be earned


Networking December, 2015, date TBD
Dinner and CPE February 3, 2016
Registration 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
Topic: IT Security and Data Breach, 1 credit hour of CPE will be earned

Dinner and CPE April 27, 2016
Registration 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
Topic: Cost Management, 1 credit hour of CPE will be earned


Networking and QVC Studio tour, May, 2016, date TBD

Please see our website http://www.imawestchester.org/chapter-events.html for locations and additional information about these exciting upcoming events.  Spread the word to your friends and colleagues and feel free to bring someone with you to a meeting, we hope to see you there! 

As always, we welcome any input you have on improving our chapter, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to discuss your ideas. 

Thank you for your support of the West Chester, Pennsylvania Chapter, I look forward to working with all of you during the upcoming year!
 

Very Truly Yours,
Amanda Bernard

Chapter President 2015-2016

West Chester Pennsylvania Chapter