President's Letter
January 2019
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Happy New Year Boston Chapter Members,

In the spirit of giving during the Holiday season, we
held our traditional “Christmas in the City” Holiday
fundraising luncheon at Maggiano’s on December 6th.
Our 33 attendees enjoyed a great time and we raised
$525 with the raffles. The many toys donated by our
attendees were dropped off that night, in Cohasset, at Kennedy Brothers
Physical Therapy. Our Director of Community Service, Marcia Luciano, did an
awesome job organizing this event.

Also, “Valentines for Veterans” is coming up.  Ben Howe and Marcia will begin
promoting this fun event. Standby for more information in early January.  

We have two outstanding educational programs to offer in the next two months.
On January 17th we have our 2019 Annual Winter Training -“Leadership and
Financial Management/Auditing Tools” (7 CPEs) at the Tip O’Neill Federal
Building in Boston. Our distinguished speaker’s topics will include ethics,
leadership, conflict of interest, fraud related to government entities, governmental
accounting standards, and auditing techniques.

On February 6th, our Chapter Gold Sponsor, RSM US LLP, will host another
webinar, “GASB Update” (3 CPEs), with Eric Berman as our live speaker.  
Please visit our website ( for more information and to
register for these events.

AGA’s new governance structure takes effect July 1, 2019, including the National
Council of Chapters (NCC). The NCC is comprised of one member from each
chapter to advise the National Governing Board (NGB) on strategic issues,
facilitate connections among chapters and promote chapter health and growth. A
recent vote by our Chapter Executive Committee has resulted in Past Chapter
President, Dan Bonnette, Partner, RSM US LLP, being selected as our NCC
Chapter representative.

I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy the Holiday season with family and
friends and I look forward to your continuing support in 2019.

Happy New Year,