History/Mentoring

Chapter Mentoring

As new chapters start to form, WMAC has always been willing and able to help.  Some of the more recent assistance has been in the formation of the Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA, Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the AAPA, Chicago Chapter of the AAPA and the Charles Town West Virginia Chapter of the APA.

The chapter mentoring section is designed to show the support that the WMAC-APA has given other chapters.  Over the years, WMAC-APA has assisted other chapters in a variety of ways.  This section is from 2006 forward.  Click on the link for the chapter you would like to read about.

APA Chapters

Charles Town West Virginia Chapter of the APA

Colonial Capital Chapter of the American Payroll Association

AAPA Chapters

Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the American Accounts Payable Association

Chicago Chapter of the AAPA

 

Charles Town West Virginia Chapter of the APA

Updated October 4, 2010

This chapter had their first Official Chapter Meeting on September 10, 2010.  They had over 20 people in attendance. 

The first formal chapter formation meeting was held on June 18, 2010.  There were approximately 15 people in attendance.  The first chapter meeting is scheduled for September 10, 2010.

The Charles Town West Virginia Chapter of the APA affiliated with the National APA in April 2010.

The West Virginia Chapter of the APA started to form Mid Year 2009.  On November 29 there was an email sent out to approximately 1000 people to see who is interested in working with the formation team.  The WMAC-APA, like always, has supported the start up of new APA chapters.  For the West Virginia Chapter, we are offering reimbursement for start up expenses.  The WMAC-APA also donated their form generator for the intial questionnaire.  Linda Dailey and Dan Dycus have also been instrumental in support for this new Chapter.  The founders of this chapter are Robyn Underwood, Vivian Hoffmaster and Deborah Griffith.

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Colonial Capital Chapter of the American Payroll Association

UPDATE - June 17, 2009

On March 21, 2006 the Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA held its very first meeting. It is hard to believe it has only been 3 years since the day a handful of payroll professionals met in a church basement, eager to make our mark in the community. Over the last 3 years, the CCC has gone through a myriad of changes to become the solid organization that we are today. In putting together materials for our chapter historian, I wanted to write this article to share how the support of another local chapter helped the Colonial Capital Chapter stand steady and prosper.

In October of 2005 three payroll professionals met to discuss the possibility of forming a Williamsburg APA chapter. New to the process, we met at a Chili's restaurant and discussed what it would take to get this chapter up and running. As with any new project, funding was at the top of the list. We agreed to run a tight operation, contribute personal funds and commit an unlimited number of hours and personal effort to make the chapter a success. Right then and there each one of us outlined what talents we would bring to the chapter to help in achieving this goal.

Soon after this initial meeting, we learned the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter was interested in mentoring and helping newly formed APA chapters. Daniel Dycus, CPP, the President of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the APA (WMAC-APA) during this time, said they would love to help the Colonial Capital Chapter get set up. Initally, we thought they would offer their expertise in how to obtain funding, help set up a good business plan to ensure a continual cash flow and answer any questions we had about starting a chapter. We were overwhelmed when Dan called to say the WMAC-APA had agreed to provide the Colonial Chapter Chapter $500.00 in startup funds.

There were no words to express our appreciation to the WMAC-APA chapter for their generosity. Their donation allowed us to purchase supplies and food for our first breakfast meeting without going into debt. It goes without saying that in the formative stages of the Colonial Chapter, the WMAC-APA has been instrumental in the shaping and development of this new addition to the APA local chapter ranks. They have guided, assisted, and supported the Colonial Chapter with knowledge that could only come from over 26 years of experience as an APA chapter.

Washington Metropolitain Area Chapter's mentoring program serves as a testiment to their dedication to uphold the mission statement set by the American Payroll Association. The Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA appreciates the support they received from everyone during our infancy and especially to the WMAC-APA.

Being a founding member of the Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA has been a very rewarding experience, both personally and professionally because of the knowledge gained, the friendships created, and the memories continuing to be made. I am looking forward a life long association with the Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA.

Respectfully Submitted,
Stephanie C. Salavejus, CPP
Past President and Founding Member

January 2009 - December 2009

Daniel B. Dycus, CPP is serving as the Chapter Advisor.  Dan is very excited to continue our involvement with the CCC-APA.

First Chapter Meeting - March 21, 2006

Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA Hits the Ground Running In the sleepy little town of Williamsburg, Virginia,  planning for the 400th Celebration of Jamestown is well under way. But on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 the celebration has already begun with the first official meeting of the Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA. 

After advertising in local papers and on the local community cable channel,  the newly-formed chapter was able to gather with 14 people for their first meeting.  Attendees consisted of both payroll professionals and human resources professionals.  The speaker, Mr. Richard M. Barbour from The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, educated attendees on Exempt Employees versus Nonexempt Employees.

Also present was Daniel Dycus, CPP, President of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the APA (WMAC-APA).  From the formative stages of the Colonial Chapter, the WMAC-APA has been instrumental in the shaping and development of this fine new addition to the APA local chapter ranks.  The WMAC-APA has guided, assisted, and supported the Colonial Chapter with knowledge that could only come from over 23 years of experience as an APA chapter..  Not only did the WMAC-APA donate $500 to the Colonial Chapter as start up capitol, but Daniel Dycus, CPP became a chapter member and donated $100 in private funds.

At the end of the meeting, there were several drawings for door prizes.  PenSoft donated a desk set, Daniel Dycus donated 3 books from Washington, DC local author Patrick Sanchez (www.patrick-sanchez.com), and the WMAC-APA donated several tote bags and clipboards.

The Colonial Capital Chapter is very excited and eager to start working and growing in the Williamsburg, VA area.  

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Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the American Accounts Payable Association

Updated April 20, 2011

The WMAC-AAPA continues to grow as a chapter.  In 2011, they have 5 webinars scheduled.

In December 2008, interest was introduced in forming a new AAPA local chapter.  On January 22, 2009 the Board of Directors of the WMAC-APA approved the support of this new sister chapter.  Like other chapters in start up, they have approved reimbursement for start up funds.  This chapter affiliated with the AAPA on May 14, 2009.  In December 2009, they opened their bank account and received their EIN.  As of January 2010, the WMAC-AAPA has 10 members.  During the start up of the chapter, the WMAC also offered their form generator for the survey that was sent out to potential members of the newly formed chapter.

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Chicago Chapter of the AAPA

In the summer of 2009, the Chicago Chapter of the AAPA approached the Board of Directors of the WMAC-APA and WMAC-AAPA about help in starting the new Chicago Chapter of the AAPA.  Like with other start up chapters we have assisted them.  For this new local AAPA chapter, we offered our form generator which allowed them to send an electronic questionnaire to a large population and get the results electronically.  Since the start of this chapter, you can see that the Chicago AAPA chapter is up and running.  Currently, they are successful in growth and chapter meetings.

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