Chapter President Profile:
Nancy Fletcher, CPP
Orlando Chapter

Nancy Fletcher, CPP, enjoys working with everyone in the Orlando Chapter so much that she decided to take on the role of Chapter President. As President, Nancy works to keep the membership informed on important happenings in the payroll world. She arranges meetings and workshops based on the topics members are most interested in and what knowledge they need to help them in their jobs.

"The greatest reward of serving as Chapter President is knowing that our members are up to date with the information they need and that we have provided the means to help with their certifications," Nancy said. "In addition, it is knowing we have meetings that they can come to and have fun and learn and relax with others who can totally relate to how they feel."

She has also focused on promoting the APA in her local community and recruiting new chapter members.

"We are a very close-knit chapter with a core of long-time members, but we are constantly working to attract new members," she said.

The APA website has been helpful in this regard, as Nancy said she gets a lot of emails from payroll professionals moving into the area who are interested in joining the chapter. She also works with the chapter board to organize events, such as its year-end charity raffle.

"Members bring associates and friends to the raffle, some of whom have later become chapter members," Nancy explained.

The chapter also holds an all-day National Payroll Week® learning seminar each year. Chapter members also work with a local college to offer the APA PayTrain classes for CPP certification.Nancy has worked in the payroll field and has held her CPP certification for many years. Serving as Chapter President has enhanced her career.

"Serving as Chapter President exposes me to many new people whom I can rely on for information," she said. "That way my bosses know I have a network that is accessible. My company knows I will also have the most current information, and they come to me whenever situations arise."

Nancy recently worked hard to earn her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her granddaughter.

2017 National Payroll Week Contests

National Payroll Week® is rapidly approaching! Every year payroll professionals celebrate NPW through educational outreach, APA chapter parties, and community service. Established in 1996, NPW was created to recognize the hard work and dedication of payroll professionals everywhere and the positive impact the payroll tax withholding system has on America.

APA has six NPW chapter contests and two contests for anyone who would like to participate. There is a broad variety of contest themes, so everyone can find something that suits them best. Individuals and chapters may participate in one or more of the contests to increase the chances of becoming a 2017 NPW Contest Winner. Winners receive great prizes!

To enter the contests, visit the National Payroll Week Contests page. Each of the flyers contains contest information, guidelines, and submission processes.

The NPW Contests are as follows:

Chapter Promotion Contest
Chapter Photo Contest
National Education Champions Contest
Educational Outreach and Community Service Contest
Local Media Outreach
Local Government Outreach
Individual Activity Contest
Online Survey Promotion Contest

2017 Statewide or Regional Meeting

Is your chapter organizing a statewide or regional meeting or conference? If so, please submit the Statewide or Regional Meeting Registration Form and submit it to the Chapter Relations Department. Your statewide or regional meeting or conference will be advertised on the APA website and PAYTECHonline. Plus, you will receive free promotional materials from APA. For the most current list of 2017 Statewide or Regional Meetings, please visit the Chapter Relations Section of APA's website.

2017 Chapter Study Group

Register your study group with Chapter Relations today by submitting the Study Group Registration Form and your study group will be advertised on the APA website and in PAYTECHonline. Plus, you will receive free study materials (see form for details).

For the most current list of 2017 Chapter Study Groups, please visit the Chapter Section of APA's website. .

Chapter Memo

Utilize social media to promote NPW. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn will help raise awareness about the hard work that payroll professionals do every day. A few ways to use social media are:

  • Create an event on Facebook to help promote the online survey or your NPW celebrations.
  • Create a hashtag for your chapter's NPW celebrations. If you use it enough, then your chapter may start to trend on Twitter
  • Create a LinkedIn group to post about all of the NPW celebrations or activities your chapter will be doing.
If you have any questions about the National Payroll Week Contests, please contact the Chapter Relations Department at [email protected] or 210-226-4600.


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