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Dear Members and Friends of the WMAC-APA:

It is unbelievable that we are less than two weeks away from summer, the kids are getting out of school, and plans are being finalized for vacations at the beach. Remember the days when things “slowed down” in payroll during the summer. Well those days are long gone. It seems that there is always a project underway in addition to our “normal” daily tasks. I hope you are able to get away during the summer to enjoy time with your family or friends and to experience a time of renewal.

In May I was fortunate to be able to attend the American Payroll Association’s 34th Annual Congress in Nashville, TN. It was a great event with many educational and networking opportunities, not to mention the chance to reconnect with old friends. The APA Congress is a premier event that I look forward to attending each year.

This year the WMAC Chapter and other Chapters in our region were recognized by the APA in a number of ways for our achievements and for the dedication of our members who not only spend countless volunteer hours to help make our Chapters stand out among the crowd but also by making significant contributions at the national level with the American Payroll association.

34th Annual Congress Awards

2016 Chapter of the Year
3rd Place – Richmond Chapter

2016 Gavel Awards
Innovator – Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter

2016 Chapter Pictorial
3rd Place - Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter

New APA Ambassador
Michael Hall, CPP
Richmond Chapter

Special Recognition Award
Stephanie Salavejus, CPP
Colonial Capital Chapter and Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter

Meritorious Service Awards
Diana Bernier, CPP
Richmond Chapter

Abbey Moran, CPP
Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter

The Chapter could not accomplish so much without the dedication of the members. Thank you so much for your support and contributions. Keep up the GREAT work.

The WMAC-APA is already making plans for 2017. Our theme next year will be Payroll Keys to Success. I will share more as plans progress. So keep an eye out for more information about the 2017 “Keys to Success” educational opportunities and fun events that are now in the planning stages.

In 2016 the WMAC-APA has elected to support Wreaths Across America, an organization dedicated to spreading their message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. Mark your calendars this year to join fellow Chapter members as we gather at Arlington Cemetery to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day.

Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day
December 17, 2016

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad

Take some time to visit the WMAC-APA website at www.wmac-apa.org and learn all about our upcoming events. We offer a great variety of opportunities to continue your payroll journey and Get Payroll Fit.

I look forward to seeing you at the June 16 Chapter Meeting, Warming Up to Help Employees Cool Down - Retirement Savings Options for Employers. We are very fortunate to have two distinguished speakers discuss ways to help your workforce understand how they can maximize their retirement savings. The session will begin with Retirement by Design from Jeff Byas, CFP, AAMS, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. Closing the session with myRA – How Employers Can Help Employees Save for Retirement will be Stephanie Salavejus, CPP, Vice President and COO of PenSoft.

May you enjoy warm, lazy summer days!!

Charlotte N. Hodges, CPP
President, WMAC-APA