Tuesday, December 02, 2014 1:01 PM | NCSA Website Manager (Administrator)

Enjoy the cold month of December and all of your holiday gatherings and of course those last tax update classes. We all are experts on the Affordable Care Act by now, right?!?! Hopefully this year Santa will bring you a head full of knowledge to help you through this next tax season!  All jokes aside, NCSA members are some of the best folks around; please remember this season to be thankful for your colleagues and for their counsel. If someone has been supportive and helpful to you this year, drop them a card in the mail or pick up the phone and say thanks.  Sometimes the best gift is just a simple word of kindness.  If you have not connected with your NCSA chapter lately it is not too late, read on to see what festivities are in store at your chapter this month


The Burlington Chapter did not meet in November and will not meet in December.  Looking forward: NCSA President Elect Ron Powell will present the program in January .The Burlington chapter normally meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. For more information about the Burlington chapter contact Jim Holmes at

Cape Fear

The Cape Fear chapter met on Monday, November 17th at Sammios in Fayetteville with nine in attendance.  The meeting was a double header with NCSA Past President David Rollins speaking on the upgraded NCSA website and Marsha Wheeler speaking on Chapter Promotions.  The chapter is looking forward to its annual social at Duplin Winery in Rose Hill on December 19th including the sold out Down Home Christmas Show.  January Meeting details will be released later. For more information contact Merry Arnett


The Central Chapter held their monthly meeting on November 24th at Sagebrush Steakhouse.  The meeting featured NCSA Past President David Hooker speaking on SSARS 19 Engagements.  The chapter will hold its Christmas party at Sagebrush in Asheboro on Thursday, December 11 along with a food and toy drive, an inspirational speaker will present the program that night.  Central Chapter meets on the 4th Monday of each month.  For more information contact Kevin Robinson at


The Charlotte Chapter held their monthly meeting on November 20th at Captains Galley with chapter member Eli Robles discussing the unique issues in working with Foreign/Alien Clients.  The chapter also announced its annual Christmas party at the home of George and Chris Caesar in the Dilworth neighborhood. The meeting will be a social and members are encouraged to BYOB.  For more information contact Louise Pistole at


The Eastern Chapter met on November 25th at Parkers BBQ in Greenville with NCDOR’s Rhonda High providing an NC Tax Update. The December meeting will be a welcoming social for attendees of the Greenville NC State Tax School on December 8th at City Hotel in Greenville.  The January meeting will be a tax season roundtable.   The Eastern chapter meets on the 4th Tuesday each month.  For more information contact Ronald Powell at


The Hickory Chapter met on Monday, November 24th at Golden Corral in Hickory with 13 in attendance to hear James Upton speaking on Rental Income Issues. The chapter announced the annual Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 8th at Tripp’s Restaurant in Hickory at 6:00PM and will feature a Dirty Santa exchange. For more information contact Susan Dale Moore at


The Piedmont Chapter met on Thursday, November 13th at Sagebrush in Kernersville.  The speaker was Jordan High with ADP.  The chapter will have its annual Christmas gathering on Thursday, December 11 at Sagebrush in Kernersville at 6:30 pm.  Piedmont Chapter normally meets on the last Thursday of each month.  For more information contact Carol Smith at


The Raleigh Chapter will hold a combined November/December meeting which also will serve as the chapter’s annual social on December 9 at Manchester's on Leesville Rd in Northwest Raleigh.  The Raleigh Chapter meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  For more information contact Stephen Metelits at


The Sandhills-Sanford Chapter met on Tuesday, November 11th at Table on the Green in Pinehurst.  NCSA President Elect Ron Pow- ell spoke on Meeting Your EITC Due Diligence. The chapter will join the Central Chapter on December 11th for their Christmas meeting at Sagebrush in Asheboro.  Upcoming: NCSA Past President Jim Holmes will be the speaker at the meeting in January.  For more information contact Mark Bouchier at


The Western Chapter did not meet in November but will hold a Christmas Party on December 9 at Beef O’Brady’s in Arden at 6:30 pm. The meeting will feature a Chinese Christmas gift exchange.  For more information contact John McKinney at


Wilmington Chapter held a planning meeting with chapter president Marie Izzo on Monday, November 24th at McAllister’s Deli on College Rd.  Future meeting details will be announced.  Contact Chapter President Marie Izzo for more information at

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