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2019 3rd Quarter Ally Mo Newsletter Print

President's Report


Can you believe the third quarter of 2019 has come and gone? The Alamo Chapter celebrated National Payroll Week (NPW) on September 5th during our monthly education meeting.  The NPW Committee did an incredible job again this year.  For 2019, the chapter obtained a total of 21 proclamations from the State of Texas, city of San Antonio and 15 surrounding cities, even down to the Texas Gulf Coast and the Valley – 5 more than 2018 and the most the chapter has EVER received. 

We advertised NPW through a digital billboard located in north central San Antonio during NPW week estimated to reach over 65,000 drivers in that week. 

On Labor Day, KSAT12 aired an interview during the evening news featuring Emma Jackson, CPP, ACAPA’s Government Liaison, who highlighted the “Changes are Coming to the W-4 Form” message.

During our September meeting, over 100 attendees were treated to a Bingo game of payroll knowledge as part of our NPW celebration.  Our Q3 community service of food donations to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank was exceptional.  Thank you to everyone who donated!

In 2019, thanks to Emma Jackson, CPP for increasing our participation in APA’s Money Matters at multiple high school and university events. She taught the APA MMNED program “Bring Home the Gold” to over 200 business and accounting high school students and 15 teachers and administrators at Texas A&M University – San Antonio.

September also brought the Texas Payroll Conference (TPC), “TPC: A Texas Tradition” in our city for the 30th anniversary.  The chapter actively supports the conference as several ACAPA members currently serve on the TPC Board of Directors, two of our chapter officers presented workshops during the conference, and the Alamo Chapter served as Host Chapter with many of our members volunteering to staff the Host Chapter booth as well as our booth in the Expo.  If you didn’t attend this year, make plans to attend next year.

October starts our 2020 early membership dues renewal.  Annual dues are only $50 but register and pay now and receive membership benefits starting now through December 31, 2020.  Dues paid by December 31, 2019 are also eligible to receive our 3rd annual FIESTA medal as an early renewal gift in February 2020.  

Valery Noakes, MBA, CPP

2018-2019 President

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Community Service

1st Quarter Community Service
Texas Baptist River Ministry

2nd Quarter Community Service
Stuff the Bus

3rd Quarter Community Service

San Antonio Food Bank

4th Quarter Community Service
TruLight 127 Ministries


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Welcome New Members

Membership Update


First Time Attendees



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Calendar of Events

17 - Chapter luncheon
31 - Halloween

14 - Chapter luncheon
28 - Thanksgiving Day

12 - Chapter luncheon
25 - Christmas
31 - New Year's Eve

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June speaker

Andrea Spanley-Jones, CPP and Sherry Saucerman, June 2019 speaker

July speaker

Attorney Daniel Stern, July speaker and Valery Noakes, CPP

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In May 2019, the Internal Revenue Service published the first draft of the 2020 form W-4.  The changes to 2020 W-4 were the most significant since the introduction of the form.  Comments on the 2020 W-4 will be accepted by the IRS through July 1, 2019.

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