September 2017 Newsletter Print

President's Report


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Calendar of Events


September 20, 2017 - Workplace Safety
October 17, 2017 - Accounting Update
November 14, 2017 - Financial Advising
January 16, 2018 - Internal Controls
February 20, 2018 - Economic Update
May 15, 2018 - Ethics
June 19, 2018 - Soft Skills
Board of Director Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  All members are welcome.
(Dates subject to change)


AFWA offers webinars throughout the year to hear from inspirational female professionals and build critical competencies for success. Most webinars deliver 1 hour of CPE. All webinars are FREE for AFWA members and just $25 for non-members.

AFWA Members >> login now to register FREE for upcoming webinars (from the Members Portal homepage, select webinars in the sidebar navigation)

Non-Members/Guests >> Select the registration link below. Register for 4 webinars and your 5th will be free!

 All attendees will receive handouts and a recording of the webinar. Check back often for new webinars added. Questions? Contact

All times listed are Eastern

  • 9/21/2017, 3pm – Savvy Series – Your Body Says it All: Reading Nonverbal Ques (1 CPE, Communication)
  • 11/30/2017, 8pm – Savvy Series – Hey, I’m Over Here: 7 Tips to stay relevant (1 CPE, Personal Development)
  • 12/14/2017, 3pm – Savvy Series – Keep on Going: 6 Tips for increasing motivation (1 CPE, Personal Development)

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Speaker Information

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Contests, Recaps, and Opportunities

Guest Speaker Rachel Pappy (also an Attorney/Partner and Vice President at Polston Tax Resolution & Accounting) discussing Tax Tips for Accountants:

  • Payroll taxes has had a legislative change in Kansas that is retroactive to Jan 1st, 2017

  • Tax collections have come in higher than projected, with Kansas expected to bring in $1.2 billion in the next 2 years

  • Tax brackets increased 2 to 3 brackets and rates also changed for 2017

  • Deductions set to increase as well in 2020 related to medical, personal property, with several others 100% deductible

  • Tax Reform must have a balanced budget & budget reconciliation at the same time

  • Budget reconciliation can only happen 1x/year

  • Border tax is gone – it did not pass the House

  • IRS Revenue Officers will be assigned to 1 of 3 groups: 1) haven’t filed tax returns, 2) owe PR taxes, 3) owe more than $250,000 on Form 1040’s

  • Payroll taxes: 2 parts are Trust Fund vs. Non Trust Fund.

    • Trust Fund is a portion withheld from EE paycheck by ER to be remitted to the IRS. If it’s not paid, officers or check signers are held responsible no matter what.

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Committee Requests and Reminders

Committee Requests and Reminders

  • Member Directory:  Please have your Nationals Member profile updated by September 30, 2017.  This information will be imported into Local Website.

  • We want your feedback! If you have any ideas for upcoming meetings or a specific topic you would like to have covered in a meeting please let us know. If you know of a speaker or group that would be interested in speaking at one of our meetings, you can also call/email a board member or just write your suggestions down on the meeting evaluation forms – whichever you prefer. We want you to get the most out of your membership in AFWA!


  •  Do you have some personal news to share? A career change announcement?  We'd like to recognize your success!  Please submit anything you would like to include in the next newsletter to by September 30, 2017.
  • Interested in the Mentor Program?  For more information, please contact Janelle at

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Save the Date

Trivia Night and Raffle Fundraiser!

More details to come.....

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Scholarship Information

From: "Marysa Bradshaw" <> Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 12:02 PM To: Subject: Scholarship Award
Good morning! 
When I returned home from my college finals I found a very exciting letter in the mail...from you! (:
Thanks so much for the scholarship and supporting my education! I am beyond thankful and grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the AFWA and hopefully join! 
I actually am leaving to study abroad in Argentina to improve my Spanish language skills next week and will not be back until July 8th! Therefore, I will be unable to attend the June meeting. However, I would love to attend a future meeting! 
Thanks again so much and have a blessed week!
Best wishes,
Marysa Bradshaw

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Scholarship Fundraiser

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National News


October 28-30, 2017  //  Washington, D.C.  //  The Westin Alexandria

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