No, I wasn’t in jail – I just went to the mountains for a few weeks to escape this heat. Now let’s be clear; I’m a Texas woman – born, raised, educated and worked here my entire life. But even I can’t bear this heat. While we were in Colorado, there was even water falling out of the sky a few times – they tell me it’s called rain.
Towards the end of my trip, the TSCPA Executive Board joined me for our August meeting. In addition to the usual reports and items we have to take care of, we had a lively discussion about the future of our leadership development programs. I have appointed a task force that will be chaired by Fred Timmons and includes a former participant, a participant in the AICPA Leadership Institute, a few executive board members, and one of the members of the original task force that was responsible for our last leadership development program. They will be looking to make a recommendation to the Executive Board by the time we meet in College Station (whoop!) in January.
We also spent some time going over the Rising Stars Program that was officially announced this week. Please be sure to check it out and nominate someone from your company, firm, chapter or just someone you know who qualifies. Click here for the nomination form.
Additionally, we voted unanimously to send a letter to the Financial Accounting Foundation supporting the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Private Company Reporting Standards.
We received coordinating officer reports from many of our committees and they are off to a good start for the year. It’s always amazing to see how much we have going on and I’m continually thankful for those of you who donate your time to make this a great organization.