ACFE NJ Board of Directors ~ June 2019 Meeting Information

Monday, June 10, 2019

Dear CFE’s and ACFE NJ Members:

Rather than bombard your mailboxes with several Constant Contact messages, this communication will detail several important points.  Please read as it contains information pertinent to each of you.

We had an ACFE-NJ Board meeting on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and wanted to keep you all up to date on our plans  and the progress of our organization.

  •  Membership:  At present, we have only 40 people who have registered and paid as ACFE-NJ Chapter #9 members.  Please help resolve this problem by doing the following:
    • Those who have paid and are current will receive a group email. Please be advised that our membership dues policy has recently changed.  All membership will expire on December 31st. It is the member’s responsibility to renew their membership online and ensure you receive a receipt of payment.  Moving forward membership rates will ONLY be valid for those who have been confirmed as valid and current member of the ACFE NJ Chapter#9
    • OR, If you find you are not current, please go to our website  https://acfenj.org/join-now/ to JOIN NOW.  We now accept credit cards, checks, and PayPal.  All memberships (new and/or renewal) are done via the online platform ONLY.   Once again, it is the responsibility of the member to ensure you have read our  chapter by-laws, terms & conditions.  If you have any questions and/or concerns please reach out to Elaine Micewicz via email at membership.acfenj9@gmail.com
    • THIS NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED by Wednesday, JULY 31, 2019
  • Elections:  We will be holding elections around the third week in August.  This will be done via on-line only (Survey Monkey and/or Constant Contact Platform).  ONLY CHAPTER MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO HOLD OFFICE AND / OR VOTE (see #1, above).
    • We will elect Board of Director (“BoD”) Members and  officers.
    • Reading through the Chapter by-laws (on website under ‘membership’ tab).  National permits Chapters to have discretion when determining how many Board Members and Officers can be elected.  In the case of the BoD it has to be an odd amount. 
      • To that end, we have determined that BoD will consist of 9 members as follows:
        • Immediate outgoing President (term of two years)
        • Four ‘at large’ Directors
        • Four elected Officers:  President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary
    • Only the President must be a CFE.  All other BoD and Officer Positions may be held by Members in Good Standing.

President Dinetz’s personal notes regarding elections:

  • I have decided NOT to run for re-election.  The incumbent officers are all excellent and quite frankly, we need ‘new blood’ to run this organization.  I believe we have overcome some significant obstacles over the past two years and this Chapter is now well poised to move ahead.
  • We have a slate of volunteers for BoD.  We are now calling for a slate of Officers.  You can run for both.  Method of election will be discussed in a subsequent election communication.
  •  We will be creating a Yahoo Groups List Serve.
    • Those of you in the NJLPIA will recognize the value and simplicity in this.  The list serve is a relatively secure message board where ACFE-NJ Members in Good Standing can communicate with the other Chapter Members in public or privately.  It is simple and a great forum to share information, job leads, requests, etc.
    • There will be further communications and instructions on this as soon as we confirm membership status and allow everyone to become in good standing with our NJ Chapter (see #1-above).
  • FINALLY!
    • September 2019: Opening Meeting will be ETHICS (for those who cannot make the Rutgers Fraud Conference) at our favorite place, Spanish Tavern, Newark, NJ from 05:30p – 09:00pm
    • Look for our  1st Annual ACFE-NJ Golf Outing to be scheduled for May of 2020!  We will need volunteers for the committee  and sponsors – so please reach out to Elaine Micewicz via email: membership.acfenj9@gmail.com to indicate interest in helping out for this event.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon and please as always, if you have any questions and/or suggestions please feel free to reach out to me directly at 201.904.9000 and/or my personal email –  gdinetz@greystoneintel.com

Thank you.

Regards to all,

Glenn R. Dinetz – President ACFE NJ Chapter#9

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