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GWSCPA E-newsletter   May 2010    volume 2, issue 5
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FY10 Board of Governors
John D. Griffin, CPA
Daniel Black, CPA President-Elect 
Daniel Black & Assoc.
Stanley Berman, CPA
Global Impact
Abdool Akhran, CPA
Bert Smith & Co.
 Hillary Coley, CPA
Trout Unlimited
Patricia A. O'Malley, CPA
Immediate Past President
Rubino & McGeehin, Chartered 
Christine Colburn, CPA
Payroll Network 
Kenneth Emson, CPA
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region 
Brenda Hargett, CPA
Malcolm Karl, CAE 
National Association of College Stores
Daniel Kovlak, CPA
Andrew Lang, CPA
LangCPA Consulting, LLC 
Mark Lobel, CPA
 Quinn, Lobel & Assoc., P. C. 
Sue Marcum, CPA
American University
R. Michael Sorrells, CPA
BDO Seidman 
Patricia Wensel, CPA
USDA, retired 
Jacqueline Bryant, CPA
Tate & Tryon CPAs

Joseph S. Drew, Ph.D.
University of Virginia 

William Eisig, CPA
BDO Seidman

Daniel  Lynch
KForce Professional Staffing
Uzma Malik-Dorman,CPA
Thompson Cobb Bazilio

John Wooldridge, CPA
Larson Allen LLP
What's new at GWSCPA  
Registration now open for 2010 Annual Meeting!
Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for our 87th Annual Membership Membership Meeting.
Tuesday June 15th
8-10 AM
The Mayflower Hotel
GWSCPA Members Sought

The Congressional Award Foundation, the only charity of the United States Congress, is seeking a new Treasurer to serve on the Foundation Board of Directors The Foundation is seeking a CPA who resides in the Washington, DC area.  This is an unpaid position that is appointed by the congressional leadership.   If interested, email Erica Wheelan Heyse at

Upcoming events
Scholarship Fundraiser May 20-A Night at the Races
This first time event is almost sold out, so hurry if you still want to come! This event brings together GWSCPA members, their guests and the CPA supporting public and will raise funds needed to continue to grow our scholarship program. Tickets are only $50 and an exciting night of horse racing and networking will be had by all.
So, mark your calendars for Thursday May 20th at the Hyatt in Bethesda, grab some friends and come on out and join us. Get all the details. 

6th Annual GWSCPA Government Contracting Conference
The area's premier annual government contracting event- now expanded to two days
June 10 & 11, 2010
Ritz-Carlton *  Tysons Corner
Other Regular Committee meetings
(Please rsvp so we can plan for refreshments and space) 

Gov't Auditing & Accounting Committee    
Thursday, May 20- 12 -2 PM
Lunch and CPE speaker:  Bob Hale, CFO, US Dept of Defense 
rsvp to    

Not-for-Profit Committee
Tuesday May 25- 8:30-9:30 AM
Breakfast and CPE speaker: Sacha Litman, Data Driven Decision Making 
rsvp to 
Tax Committee
Wednesday June 2, 2010 8:30-10 AM
Breakfast and CPE Speaker: IRS Stakeholder Liaison Herbert D. "Ley" Mills 
Hosted by: M & T Bank 1350 I St., NW Washington, DC
YEA (Young Emerging Accountants) Committee
Thursday June 6, 2010 - 6:00 PM
GWSCPA offices
rsvp to   
Government Contracting Committee
Friday, July 23, 2010 8-10 AM
Tower Club * Tyson's Corner
Breakfast and CPE presentation: Contract Close Outs
The Profession

New AICPA Health Care Reform White Paper Addresses the Implications for CPAs Working in Practice and Industry


The AICPA's recently published white paper, Health Care Reform:A Primer for CPAs, provides a comprehensive overview of the laws' provisions and corresponding implications for CPAs who are working in practice and industry. It addresses the unique "need to know" information of each, categorized by employer size and individuals so CPAs can quickly get to the content that matters most. To learn more about this complex legislation, AICPA members may access the full white paper on the Research page at

Legislative/Regulatory Update 
DC Council Considers New Sales Tax Expansion  
In the last week, the DC City Council has been in the early stages of considering a proposal to add new sales taxes to some services in the District. The measure is being supported by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, the Fair Budget Coalition and others in order to add revenue to the District's bottom line. 
Businesses that would be affected include health clubs, pet grooming, day spas, yoga and massage services, various cleaning services and more. Representatives of those that would be impacted turned out in force to flood the council with protest calls and emails.  Check out a recent Washington Ppost article about this issue and see a full list of targeted businesses here.
Member News

Mike Sorrells, BDO Seidman's National Director Nonprofit Tax Services has been chosen to receive the 2009 Charles J. Delaney Memorial Award from the National Contract Management Association for his article in Contract Management, "The Rising Trend of Government Contracting by Nonprofits" which appeared in June 2009.  The article was selected by an awards committee which chose it from all the articles published in 2009 on the criteria of "usefulness, timeliness, validity, originality and quality of writing". 



PNC Wealth Management has appointed A. Brett Scola as vice president and senior wealth planner of its Washington, D.C.

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