Looking for a late Valentine's Gift or an after Tax Season getaway? Plan to attend the AAA-CPA Annual Meeting when we set sail to Bermuda in June!
Are you planning to cruise with us for the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference in June but haven't made your reservations yet? Make sure to click here to see all details of the Annual Meeting and book today. Cabins are selling out quickly and we must have the group reserved by the middle of February! Don't miss out on our group savings of over $300+ per/cabin from regular rates. Members and Non-Members we encourage you to join us! Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
*We have two members looking to share rooms to assist on the cost of the cruise. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a room share during our group cruise.
IRS Liaison Committee Meeting SAVE THE DATE
March 18 at 2 p.m. EST. Please contact Mike Breslin, Chair at email@example.com for more information. To join this committee please visit us online at www.attorney-cpa.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration now open: 2011 Northeast Regional Education Conference
The 2011 Northeast Regional education conference will be taking place April 29 through May 1 at the Seaview Resort in Galloway, N.J. This is the same location we have been to in years past and located right outside the heart of Atlantic City. Registration is now open and we hope you'll make plans to attend to celebrate the END of tax season! Click here to register.
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Study Group registration process
Members: Please note that if you would like to attend a Study Group of the AAA-CPA registrations are only accepted via our online system. Phone and e-mail sign-ups will not be accepted. Please make sure to visit us at www.attorney-cpa.com. PLEASE NOTE that registration for the Feb. 24 program will close at Noon eastern Wednesday, Feb. 23. An audio-recording will be available to those who are unable to attend.
In Memoriam: L. Harold Levinson
With sadness the AAA-CPA would like to inform members of the passing of Professor L. Harold Levinson, one of two Honorary Past Presidents of the AAA-CPA and a 1999 recipient of the Louis Goldberg award. He died on Jan. 27 of complications from Parkinson's Disease. He will be buried in Nashville, Tenn., alongside his late wife. Harold was a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville for 26 years and enjoyed Emeritus status for more than a decade thereafter. He previously had taught at the University of Florida. Harold moved to the DC area a decade ago following the death of his wife. He attended Capital Area Chapter meetings for several years for so long as he was able. To read his obituary please click here.
Several members have inquired on contributions in his memory. The Attorney-CPA Foundation will gladly accept gifts in his honor and their official policy is as follows: Memorial Funds are generally funds established through friends & fellow members of AAA-CPA in honor of deceased members. These funds are not restricted except for that the use of these funds shall be at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. Click here to read the contribution guidelines.
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