Monday, April 6, 2015

President’s Message

Ken Robinson, CFP®

It appears as though spring has finally sprung!  The Cherry Blossoms are blooming, and the Washington Nationals opened the 2015 MLB season today against the Mets at Nationals Park!  And this also means we are only one month away from our 22nd annual Charity Golf Classic at the Reston National Golf Course on Wednesday, May 6th.  Foursomes are filling up fast, so register HERE soon!

We had a fantastic Media Training and Luncheon event on March 19th.  We were privileged to have Ben Lewis, the Director of Public Relations for FPA, provide us with a lot of great information and insights during media training.  We were also very fortunate to have Helen Modly as our luncheon speaker presenting on the topic of inherited retirement plans. The turnout was great and we received very positive feedback for the event.

As we approach the tax filing deadline, we can look forward to some post-tax fun during our member Happy Hour event on Thursday, April 16th at Chima Restaurant in Tysons Corner, VA.  Come join us and celebrate the end of tax season!  Please click HERE for the details and to register.

We have some great events coming up in May.  In addition to our Charity Golf Classic, we also have our Member Breakfast event, which will be hosted by VLP Financial Advisors, on Friday, May 8th.  This is a great chance to meet and network with your industry colleagues.  Please click HERE for details and to register.

On Saturday, May 9th, we will have our 2nd annual FPANCA NexGen Retreat in Washington, D.C.  In addition to a dynamic line up of speakers and great networking, attendees will be treated to a Washington Nationals baseball game to conclude the event.  So, if you are a planner age 36 or under, we hope you will join us for this fantastic gathering of NexGen planners!  Please click HERE for the details and to register.

It is hard to believe, but our 2015 Spring Symposium is less than two months away!  This year our Spring Symposium will be held at the McLean Hilton in the Tysons Corner area on Wednesday, June 3rd.  So mark your calendars!  Our programs committee has put together a great lineup featuring Ed Slott as our keynote speaker.  Please click HERE for the details and to register.  We are also offering an ethics course prior to the start of the main symposium program.  The ethics course requires separate registration, so if you plan to attend please click HERE to sign up.

Please visit our Community Calendar for a comprehensive list of upcoming events and then add them to your calendar!

We need your feedback and suggestions to help us make our programs even better. So please reach out to us with your thoughts and ideas.  The contact information for our Board of Directors is listed HERE.  And please get involved and volunteer for one of our committees.  It is a great way to make an impact and to build new relationships with your colleagues.

Best Regards,

Kenneth C. Robinson, CFP®
2015 FPA NCA President