President's Message

Hello LTRC Friends,

With the start of the New Year, I wanted to let each of you know how much I appreciate all that you have done to make this year a success. Thanks for volunteering.

As the October meeting, we discussed a LTRC speakers bureau. Some of you said that you would be willing to make presentations at chapter meetings by WebEx. If you are available to present either in person or by WebEx at a chapter meeting, please let me know. One of the chapters expressing the need for speakers from within the council is the Bloomington Chapter. Please contact John Laughlin if you would be willing to make a presentation at one of their chapter meetings, either in person or by WebEx.

Our January 27th meeting will be hosted by the Bluegrass Chapter at the Lexington Public Library  at 140 E. Main St. The meeting time will be 10am-2pm with optional CPE from 2:10 to 3pm.  The Friday networking social dinner will be at Ramsey’s Diner Andover.  Ramsey’s is a Kentucky favorite, featuring “meat and three” with a choice of 13 country style entrees combined with a choice of 3 out of 23 fresh veggies. Recommended Lodging is Hampton Inn I-75 Lexington/Hamburg. Watch for updates-meeting registration will be open soon. Thanks Bluegrass Chapter for hosting!

The council is looking for volunteers to fill the roles of President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary for 2018-2019 term beginning in July 2018. Dr. Cassandra Smith (Bluegrass) has been nominated for LTRC President 2018-2019, and Dumitra Pascu (Evansville) will also be on the slate of officers as well, but we need a few more volunteers to complete our list nominations. I’ll be glad to answer any questions that you may have regarding the officer roles, so please contact me or Dr. Cassandra Smith for more information.

Congratulations to our SLC scholarship winner, Jesse Reising from Evansville (USI). Thanks to Brad Hamilton for chairing the scholarship committee. 

We are looking forward to the IMA Annual Conference ACE2018 in Indianapolis June 16-20, 2018 and are thankful for the leadership of Ron Luther and Martha Alle, chair, regarding LTRC sponsored events. Ron Luther successfully applied for the MEF Grant for funds for LTRC student activities at the annual conference. Committee members also include Austin Bustle, Lisa Book, Savannah Camp, Rick French, Bob Smith, and Lisa Cashel. Meetings will be scheduled soon. Thanks to this team for volunteering!

Save the Date:

January 27, 2018 LTRC meeting hosted by the Blue Grass Chapter

April 20, 2018 MrExcel -8 hours CPE in Nashville

April 21, 2018 LTRC meeting hosted by the Nashville Chapter

The dates for the following meetings will be set at the January meeting:

July 2018 LTRC meeting hosted by the Indianapolis Chapter

October 2018 LTRC meeting hosted by the South Central Indiana Chapter

January 2019 LTRC meeting hosted by the Bloomington Chapter

April 2019 LTRC meeting hosted by the Bluegrass Chapter

Your LTRC officers are here to help you. Let us know how the council can help you or your chapter.


Susan Maddux, CPA

LTRC President 2017-2018