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Dear Meetup.com Members,

Changes to the Los Angeles Area Woodard Group (aka QBGs)

There are some exciting changes going on in the Woodard Groups! We wanted to make sure you were all in the loop and didn't miss the opportunity to join us.

As many of you know, we are now moving to Facebook. Although we will still be announcing meetings on Meetup.com, our system to RSVP and keep attendance will be on Facebook. We would love to have you join us in this transition. Please log into Facebook first, then click on this link (or copy and paste) to find our group and request to “Join” the group. If you have been attending meetings, we will approve your membership shortly.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/295154321307960/?source_id=358295397574051

If the link doesn’t work, you can find us by searching for the “Woodard Company” within Facebook, then click on the Groups button and find us there.

You are also welcome to invite your Los Angeles area accounting colleagues to join us in the Facebook group. Once you join, hit the invite button in the group and do a quick scan of your friend list for any other local bookkeepers and accountants. The more the merrier! You do not need to be a member of the Woodard Network to join, and membership in our group is free. It's hard to beat free education and networking!

Meetup.com vs Facebook?

If you are a participating member of our group and attend meetings in person, please join the Facebook page. That will be our main source of communication with group members.

If you have a casual interest in the group, but don’t attend meetings, then we suggest you not join the Facebook page and stay with Meetup.com. We may deactivate Meetup in the future, but for right now we will continue to announce the meetings and special events there. The Woodard Group has been underwriting the cost of Meetup up to this point, but our group will need to start paying $14.99 for an account starting this month.

We are going to discontinue the use of MailChimp invitations. So, whether you are on Facebook or Meetup.com, make sure your notifications are set up to receive announcements when new meetings are scheduled.

Please feel free to reach out to Tim or me if you have any questions or if you want to request/recommend a particular meeting topic or speaker. We want to create great local education opportunities! Ask and you shall receive.

What does this mean for you?

· More intuitive and attractive interfaces with easier conversation and RSVP tools

· Better social networking to be able to keep conversations rolling outside of meetings

· Mobile friendly apps!

What you need to do to participate in the Group:

· Login to Facebook

· Click here to go to the Facebook group and click on Join Group. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/295154321307960/?source_id=358295397574051)

· Tim or April will approve your membership very soon.

· Once your membership is approved you can RSVP for our upcoming events in that group. You need to do this even if you had previously registered in the old system.
Contact Tim or April if you get stuck or have any questions at
dinnerwithqbproadvisors@gmail.com
We are really proud of the direction our group is going. At our last meeting we discussed the goals for 2019 that each trusted advisor would track and bring to each meeting. Bring your notes to our next meeting along with your 2019 goals and a calendar, so we can map out our action plans for the year!

Our meeting night has changed from Thursday to Wednesdays! Be sure to mark January 16, 2019 on your calendar for our next Meeting!

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Tim Hughes, Leader

April Hooper, Co-Leader

Elaine Blumberg, Communications Coordinator

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Woodard Groups foster deep, long-term networking relationships between small business advisors and small business owners. By interacting throughout the year – and at a local level – the professional relationships our members build in local groups are unique and highly impactful.

We are a fun and casual group of QuickBooks ProAdvisors that want to network and learn more. Our members are tax professionals, bookkeepers, IT professionals and QuickBooks trainers with a wide range of credentials including Certified Public Accountants, Certifications in the ProAdvisor Program, Advanced ProAdvisor Program, Enterprise, Point of Sale, Sleeter Group Network, Fishbowl and IRP's. You are welcome to come to our meetings as a guest. To be a member one must be a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a member of the Woodard Groups, and be able to attend our meetings live.

Most group meetings offer an in-depth training segment. Topics often include technical training on QuickBooks, training on products that integrate with QuickBooks, and practice growth and development topics.

Our name has changed, but we're still the same group of QuickBooks ProAdvisors that meets once a month to learn and discuss the issues of our business.

We have dinner and networking before the meeting at 6:00 pm. We start the meeting at 6:30 with a guest speaker for 45 minutes and then have a round table discussion of issues that we each face in our business. We also refer business to each other because we are such a diverse group. Our members come from as far away as Manhattan Beach, Inglewood, Woodland Hills, Corona, Burbank, and North Hollywood.

We hope to see you there!

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Very important date change: Dinner with QuickBooks ProAdvisors in Los Angeles

Dear Fellow ProAdvisors, Please be advised that the January meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, 1/23/19. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you there.

Dinner with QuickBooks ProAdvisors in Los Angeles

Woodard Group Meetings are QuickBooks based, but we will also be discussing other ways that we can help our clients succeed and have featured speakers demonstrate 3rd party add-ons that extend the power of QuickBooks. Our goal is to learn from each other, better service our clients with more solutions and have some fun along the way. Hope you can make it!

Dinner with QuickBooks ProAdvisors in Los Angeles

Woodard Group Meetings are QuickBooks based, but we will also be discussing other ways that we can help our clients succeed and have featured speakers demonstrate 3rd party add-ons that extend the power of QuickBooks. Our goal is to learn from each other, better service our clients with more solutions and have some fun along the way. Hope you can make it! Thank you Jennifer McIntosh for sponsoring our meeting at Denny's and covering the room fee! And, happy birthday!!!

Dinner with QuickBooks ProAdvisors in Los Angeles

Woodard Group Meetings are QuickBooks based, but we will also be discussing other ways that we can help our clients succeed and have featured speakers demonstrate 3rd party add-ons that extend the power of QuickBooks. Our goal is to learn from each other, better service our clients with more solutions and have some fun along the way. Hope you can make it!

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