Dear Members of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society,
I am honored to serve as your President for the 2018-2019 Year. I follow in the footsteps of many great leaders that came before me and served our organization with integrity and commitment to the mission of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society. In particular, I would like to thank Dana Collins, SCMS President, 2017-2018 for a great year. His calm and confident leadership continues to be an inspiration to me. Thank you also to the Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and Board of Governors for their dedication, service, and leadership.
We had a great time in Indianapolis at the IMA Annual Conference. The SCMS board meeting had record attendance with 40 or more attendees. The annual evening event at the Indiana Historical Society was elegant and well attended with nearly 100 attendees. Pictures for both events are on the Photo Gallery on the SCMS website. We also had a beautifully decorated hospitality suite with thankfully cool air conditioning and lots of space for our members to socialize overlooking downtown Indianapolis.
Our next Mid-Year Conference will be held immediately after the IMA global board meeting in San Antonio, Texas from October 21-23, 2018. We will be meeting at the Hotel Contessa, right on the Riverwalk. While we always have a lot of fun and fellowship in all we do in SCMS, I want to acknowledge that this is also an educational conference with 10 hours of CPE, including 2 hours of Ethics. We took special care to make sure to include relevant topics for certification CPE. There is a link to the hotel and conference registration right on our SCMS website. If your schedule does not permit you to attend, you can still purchase your very own SCMS Polo shirt, 2018 version, in a dark purple color this year. They are the available with the link on the SCMS website in the conference section.
An important mission of the Society is to support students. If there is room in your budget, please consider donating to the SCMS Scholarship Fund. Your donation will make a big difference in the lives of future accounting and finance professionals. If you know of a student in need of financial assistance, please encourage them to apply for an SCMS scholarship. There is a link to apply on our SCMS website.
SCMS will be celebrating its 85th year anniversary, since we began in 1934, along with IMA’s 100th anniversary celebration at the IMA Annual Conference in San Diego, California, June 15-20, 2019. SCMS will have its own logo celebrating its 85th year. We will share the celebratory logo with you in upcoming postings on the website. If it has been a long time since you’ve attended an annual conference, next year’s conference celebrating the 85th and 100th, would be a great one to attend.
There is a lot going on at SCMS, and we never forget our members. We appreciate each and every one of you. You positively contribute to the mission of SCMS with your continued friendships and renewal of your membership. If you would like to recommend a member to join, there is a link on the website.
Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE
President SCMS 2018-2019