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Dear Members and Friends of the WMAC-APA:

I am so honored to be the 2016 President of the WMAC-APA. As we start a new year many of us make resolutions. I don’t generally make resolutions but I do make a list at the beginning of each new year of five goals that I will strive to meet during the year. This year my personal and professional objectives include serving the membership of this great association to the best of my ability as we continue to provide quality educational opportunities and serve the communities in which we live.

I am so proud of what the WMAC-APA has accomplished as I reflect back on 2015. In 2015 we focused on education by offering a 12 step program giving members an opportunity to engage in 12 different types of learning activities. These activities consisted of Chapter Meetings, One Day Classes, CPP/FPC Study Group Classes, the annual Workforce Development Day, and the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference.

NPW was a great success for the WMAC-APA. Our Chapter was honored to be recognized by winning the following awards.

1st Place – Local Government Outreach
1st Place – Chapter Photo Contest
3rd Place - Educational Outreach and Community Service
Honorable Mention - Local Media Outreach

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 moving forward into 2016 at full speed. Our theme this year is Get Payroll Fit. I will share more about this fun program in my next President’s Letter.

Don’t forget that in 2016 the WMAC-APA has relocated our meetings and CPP/FPC Study Group to the Sheraton Tysons Corner at 8661 Leesburg Pike in Vienna VA. I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our first Chapter Meeting on February 11 where we will get a Legislative Update and hear about APA Lobbying efforts.

I am a firm believer that we have an obligation to support and serve the communities in which we live. I am personally very fortunate to live in a vibrant community where we celebrate diversity and support others with no expectations of getting anything in return. The WMAC-APA is also dedicated to serving our community through the support of local charities and organizations and by honoring the sacrifices of men and women who protect our freedoms and way of life.

In 2015 the WMAC-APA elected to support Doorways for Women and Families, an organization that envisions a community where all people live free of domestic violence in safe, stable housing. Since 1978, Doorways has offered a pathway out of violence and homelessness for women and families in our community.

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. Both my husband and my father served in times of war. It is with gratitude for their service and the dedication of those who continue the tradition of service that makes me proud to support this organization.

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.

Happy Tax Season,

Charlotte N. Hodges, CPP
President, WMAC-APA