Get to Know APA's
Board of Advisors and
Your Congress Tributes

APA has divided the nation into nine regions. Each member of the Board of Advisors is assigned to represent one region for a two-year term. Advisors serve as the chapters' voice to APA's Board of Directors and the APA staff. Advisors make recommendations based on their chapters' input to enhance the relationship between APA and local chapters and move the association forward. Each Advisor is available to offer support and mentoring to chapters within their region.

At this year's Annual Congress, as part of The Payroll Games, each region will have its own "tribute." There will be several contests for the tributes and for you to participate in to determine the winner of The Payroll Games. Come together with your fellow regional chapters to crown your tribute as the winner.

Take time first to discover the nine regions below:

Region 1
Advisor and Congress Tribute: Flora Mojica, CPP

Region 2
Advisor: Sondra Dougherty, CPP
Congress Tribute: Sally Thomson, CPP

Region 3
Advisor: John Lestock, CPP
Congress Tribute: Christine Stolpe, CPP

Region 4
Advisor: Mary Brumm, CPP
Congress Tribute: Karen Davidson, CPP

Region 5
Advisor: JB Morey, CPP
Congress Tribute: Scott Angel, CPP

Region 6
Advisor: Daniel Dycus, CPP
Congress Tribute: Levi Meeske, CPP

Region 7
Advisor: Rosemarie Fraumeni, CPP
Congress Tribute: Daniel Dycus, CPP

Region 8
Advisor: Gerald Whittmore, CPP
Congress Tribute: Raeann Hofkin, CPP

Region 9
Advisor: Tina Peery Gholson, CPP
Congress Tribute: Rosemarie Fraumeni, CPP

Meet APA's Newest Chapter

The Chapter Relations Department affiliated APA's 165th chapter on December 12.

APA welcomes the Sooner APA Chapter. The chapter is located in southern Oklahoma and currently has seven members who look forward to growing their membership and coordinating study groups.

This is the third chapter in Oklahoma. Before the Sooner APA Chapter joined APA, it was difficult for payroll professionals in the southern part of Oklahoma to participate in educational and networking chapter events because of the long commute.

"We have several great chapters here in Oklahoma," said Bill Stephens, CPP, Chapter President and Payroll Tax Specialist for Nextep, Inc., "but I felt that a chapter closer to home could spark even further interest in the APA and bring new people into the fold."

The chapter is looking forward to being able to reach out to other payroll professionals in their communities.

Bill Stephens, CPP

Sharon Thomas, FPC

Deana Riccardi, CPP

Get Publicity, Support
for Your Next Statewide

Is your chapter organizing a Statewide or Regional Meeting? If so, complete the Statewide/Regional Conference Registration Form and submit it to the Chapter Relations Department. Your Statewide or Regional meeting will be advertised on the APA website and PAYTECHonline. Plus, you will receive free promotional materials from the APA.

View the most current list of 2015 Statewide or Regional Conferences.

Receive Free Materials
for Your 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).

View the most current list of 2015 Chapter Study Groups.

Chapter President Profile
Rosa Dunlap
Memphis Chapter

By Caren Bennett

The Memphis Chapter has come a long way since Rosa Dunlap became President-elect two years ago.

"The Memphis Chapter had been inactive for many years," she explains. "When members of the Greater Nashville Chapter inquired about activating the Memphis Chapter, my name was thrown into the mix to assist with the process."

As President-elect in her first year, Dunlap assisted chapter officers with establishing processes and setting goals. As the 2014 Chapter President, she continued to work with the officers and to assist each of them as needed. She also schedules monthly chapter meetings and ensures that each meeting has quality speakers and topics.

Dunlap is proud that the Memphis Chapter continues to grow slowly, but surely. This year, the chapter is hosting its first CPP/FPC study group, and registration is filled to capacity. To promote chapter growth, members are encouraged to bring a guest to any chapter meeting free of charge. If that guest attendee then joins the chapter, the member's name is placed in a drawing for a gift card.

"We also use vendor meetings, emails, letters, and phone calls to make contacts with payroll professionals," Dunlap says.

For her, seeing the growth in payroll knowledge that chapter members have made in just two years has been very rewarding. Serving as President has also broadened her payroll network.

"I am contacted by other chapters for input and questions, and I now have a contact list when I have items of concern with my company," she says.

Dunlap began her payroll career in 1970. She has progressed through the many changes in processes, legislation, compliance, and system enhancements. Her current company has operations in all 50 states. Dunlap's term as President of the Memphis Chapter ends in December 2015. As she begins to plan for retirement, she encourages the new wave of payroll professionals to join the APA and to get involved with a local chapter.

"Involvement with the APA will greatly enhance your learning opportunities and provide an excellent source for peer contacts," Dunlap asserts.

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