Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Helen Modly, CFP®, CPWA®

As I work from home during yet another snow day, it seems hard to believe that in just two months we will be enjoying our 21st annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 8th at 1757 Golf Course in Ashburn, Virginia. We always fill up so register your foursome early.

Between now and May, there are four chapter events to keep us busy. On Thursday, March 6th, there will be a chapter breakfast at the Reston Offices of FJY Financial from 8am to 10am. All members are welcome, but please register as soon as possible. Many of your board members will be there as well as Janet Stanzak, our current President of the FPA National Board of Directors.

On Thursday, March 12th, there will be a happy hour at Chima’s restaurant at 8010 Leesburg Pike, Tyson’s Corner from 5pm to 7pm. Register at FPANCA.org so we can plan refreshments. This happy hour is open to all members and NexGen members. 

Thursday, March 20th we have our annual media training workshop featuring Jim Pavia from 10am to 11:30 am at the Bethesda Country Club. Following Jim will be our regular member luncheon with our own Michael Kitces who will present the new Health Care law. Always a popular speaker, Michael will be focusing on the implications the new law holds for investors.

1st Annual Career Fair

Well, if you missed it-you really missed it. Our first career fair was held before and after our February professional development luncheon and it was a huge success. We had 55 candidates interviewing with 19 firms for both summer internships and full time career positions. I had the privilege of speaking to many of the candidates, and I was so impressed with their enthusiasm and energy for entering our profession. The consensus of all who attended is that we will definitely be doing another career fair next year.

Don’t sit on the sidelines with so much going on in your chapter. Go online and register for one or more of these upcoming events to network with your friends and colleagues. I hope to see you at our next event.

Warmest regards,

Helen Modly


2014 President, FPA of the National Capital Area