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December 2013 President’s Letter

posted Dec 16, 2013, 6:04 AM by IMA NCTRIANGLE

December 2013 President’s Letter

From our Chapter President:

Dear Fellow IMA Members,

Please join us for our dinner meetings at 6 pm at the North Raleigh Hilton and gain an hour of CPE.  Register at   I have free Gleim bags and free CMA review material to give away.

The cost for dinner is $32 members and $35 non-members.

  • January 16, 2014 will feature speaker Marty Clarke, Speaker, Consultant and Author. He will speak on “Leadership & Communications Landmines.”

At our November meeting we collected toys for “Toys for Tots”.   Our speaker was Jim Ahler, CEO of the NCACPA. Jim updated us on what’s happening with the accounting profession in NC and actions that the NC legislature has taken to impact our profession.  We had a very interactive Q+A session.

Bring a coworker or friend to the meeting and introduce them to the IMA.  If an IMA member brings a potential IMA member to the January meeting, the friend will get $5.00 off of their dinner fee. Regular members can pay on-line before the 10th of the month and get a $5.00 dinner discount.

We encourage everyone to pay on-line as this will expedite our payment processing when you arrive and get your name tag. You can pay on-line with a credit card. You do not need a Pay Pal account.

If you are not a CMA we have incentives to encourage you to become a CMA. The details of the CMA Review course at Duke is in this newsletter. Registration is now open at

IMA members get a $100 discount off the course fee.  Contact me if you have registered for the September class and we’ll get an extra payment to you. 

In this newsletter is information about the Gleim CMA Review course. IMA members can receive over a 30% discount.

If you have topics or potential speakers for our meetings, please contact me. If you wish to take a more active role in our chapter, please let me know.

If you wish to volunteer for the March of Dimes, in April 2014, let me know. 

We have many plans for the upcoming year to make it exciting and enjoyable for our members.  We need your support so plan to attend the IMA NC Triangle Area Chapter meetings every 3rd Thursday (except February).

Information for all of our upcoming events can be found at

I wish everyone Happy Holidays and a great Happy New Year.


Steve Drago   CMA, CPA

2013-2014 President

IMA NC Triangle Area Chapter #406