Greetings to all NSAC members from the President!

Published on October 12, 2017

It is hard to believe that the harvest season is here for many of our members! It does not seem that long ago that we were all talking about the wet/dry, hot/cold weather than seemed to stay around for most of March, April and May. The weather sure can vary a lot in just a few miles across the country!

Member Communication

  • As part of the National Board’s strategic initiatives we are looking to increase member communication. Providing updates throughout the year was something that was suggested to help keep all members informed and the web based Annual Meeting kicked off that effort. This message is a continuation of that effort and we hope you find this a useful part of your NSAC membership.

2017 Conference Summary

  • The 2017 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference was held August 6-9 in Salt Lake City. This was the third National Meeting held in conjunction with the NRECA. There were over 60 individual learning sessions available plus six general sessions that covered a wide range of topics. The feedback received was once again very good with a few continuing themes:

  • Networking is important to our members

  • Cooperative focused learning is a must

  • Topics beyond traditional audit and tax are very popular

  • The attendance was again very good at a venue that received high marks in the evaluation process. I hope you were able to join us in Salt Lake City this year and look forward to seeing you at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas August 5-8, 2018. I have heard that this is an excellent location and is in the heart of activity in downtown Austin.

  • If you have attended before…I look forward to seeing you again. If you have not attended in the past…please make plans to join us in 2018!

Strategic Plan Update

From a National Board perspective we are continuing to work on the Strategic Plan developed in 2017. That plan was shared at the 2017 TFACC and will help to shape the future of the organization for many years to come. We recognize that the success of the NSAC starts at the local chapter level. Involvement and activities at the chapter level is what makes our organization strong and relevant. Attracting new members, creating educational programs and providing peer-to-peer networking opportunities are really what drives our local chapters. We will be working to help keep the local chapters strong while providing the networking and educational opportunities as the national level.

Seeking Member Support!

So what can you do to help? There are many answers but it really comes down to getting involved at the local chapter level and encouraging others to join NSAC. I am not aware of any organization that provides as many educational, networking and cooperative resources as the NSAC for less than $200 per year! Look around your cooperative, your firm, your organization and see who else might benefit from the services we provide. There will be some exciting announcements coming up regards our Cooperative Learning Network (CLN) sessions very soon….so stay tuned for that!

The next message will come later this fall after our next Board meeting. Until then thank you for your membership and participation in the NSAC!