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President’s Message

We all know that the weather has been a bit of a challenge in and around the region recently. Hopefully the skiers, snowboarders and other winter sports enthusiasts among you are taking advantage of it though – as it really is what makes the region beautiful.  I’ve lived in an area before where there are no real seasons (I don’t consider a 10 degree change in temperature to define ‘season’).  I must say that I love the seasons in our area, the changes and challenges they bring, because the beauty and reward of them more than make up for it if you take the time to look and appreciate what’s around you.  It also makes us appreciate summer that much more when it finally gets here! But I digress…

                Recently, the Rochester Chapter leadership team received the results of the membership satisfaction survey conducted at the end of the year.  Overall, I’m excited to say that we had a high number of members who were either very or extremely satisfied with the Chapter!  This is of critical importance to the leadership team, as our chapter only exists to engage you, our members, and provide meaningful connections – whether it’s through the amazing educational offerings that have been put together, social outings like the golf tournament or upcoming Amerks game, or even the community involvement through Salvation Army, Hillside Santas, and Soup Kitchen staffing.  There’s something going on all the time – and we hope that you continue to take advantage of everything you can.   And, if you’re willing to step into a new role, we are always looking for volunteers on the committees and ultimately to engage in our leadership track!  If you have questions about how to volunteer or what is available, please reach out to any of your chapter officers or committee leads listed throughout this newsletter.  We’d love to have you join a team!

                Remember – the education events are at the heart of HFMA.  You have several vehicles at your disposal to engage in these – whether it’s through the National website and multiple webinars, through local on-site participation in smaller sessions, or even through the signature events of the chapter (Fall Institute and the upcoming Current Events planned for March).  For those CPA’s among us, you get CPE for attending and participating in all of the educational offerings – and for most of it, it’s FREE!  Where else can you actually get something of real value for FREE?  So please, take advantage of it and spend some time with us!  Check our webpage (www.rochesterhfma.org) often – the educational event offerings, registration information and calendar are posted there and routinely updated.  As a matter of fact, you should check out the new webpage in general – as this is the first year that the site has been overhauled in quite a while!  Thanks to our technology team, and Geoff Bernhardt (our incoming President-Elect 2015-2016), who worked to make it more engaging, take payments on line for education sessions (coming soon), and ultimately create a more user-friendly page for you to navigate!  We’d love to hear your feedback! 

Of course, we need to continually thank our sponsors – the companies that make all this possible and allow our chapter to fund the programs and activities that we do.  They are constantly engaged with us, and are the icing on the cake.  Without them, we would not have the opportunities to broaden our chapter network, bring in National speakers, and provide great food at our events, just to name a few things that they support!  So please – when you see them at our events, thank them for being involved and engaged with our chapter.

I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming Current Events, and may you keep warm until then!

Paula M. Tinch, CPA PAHM

Rochester Chapter President 2014-2015

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Annual HFMA Golf Event

July 31, 2015
10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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Terry Hills Golf Club
5122 Clinton Street Rd
Batavia, NY 14020

Annual HFMA Golf Day

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