Quarterly Chapter Meeting - Fall 2019

  • 13 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Blue Bell Country Club

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Quarterly Chapter Meeting

Blue Bell Country Club

1800 Tournament Drive

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Cost: $45.00 for Members - $55.00 for Non-members

SEPA Presents:

The 10 Things You May Be Doing Wrong (or doing right)- Retirement Plan Compliance Success depends on a Great Payroll System and Admin!


The 10 Things You May Be Doing Wrong (or doing right)!

  • Administering 401(k) and 403(b) plans are dependent on payroll.  Hear more about the “gotchas” when it comes to a retirement plan.
  • Fiduciary liability best practices
  • What do auditors look for when they come in to audit a retirement plan?  Learn how to stay out of trouble!
  • Good governance around your retirement program is one of the best ways to protect yourself as fiduciaries and plan administrators.  Hear more about the best practices around governance from a National recognized expert on the topic.

By: Jania Stout

Practice Leader, Co-FounderFiduciary Plan Advisors

Jania Stout, Managing Director, Co-Founder of Fiduciary Plan Advisors at HighTower, brings over 22 years of experience in ERISA plan consulting to her role as Practice Leader. Her team advises over 3 billion in retirement plan assets covering over 200,000 employees. She was named the 2016 Plan Adviser of the Year by Plan Sponsor Magazine and is currently the President for National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). Jania spent the first half of her career working at two of the biggest recordkeepers in the industry. She was a Senior Account Executive at Fidelity prior to becoming an independent advisor. While at Fidelity, Jania advised on retirement plan solutions for mid-market companies. Jania gained tremendous exposure to the challenges plan sponsors face and their need to have a fiduciary partner.

Ms. Stout has been very involved with NAPA over the past decade. The Council is charged with setting the strategic direction and making policy decisions on all matters related to NAPA’s mission. Ms. Stout was asked to testify in front of Congress in the summer of 2017 to speak as a Retirement Expert. She has also met with the DOL in the Spring of 2016 to provide her thoughts and opinions about the pending (at the time) Fiduciary Regulation. Jania has been featured in the Washington Post, Investment News, Benefits Magazine, RIA Biz and Plan Sponsor Magazine. Her team won one of the most prestigious awards in the industry in 2013; the 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award sponsored by National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). She is a regular speaker at the Plan Sponsor National Conference.

Dinner Menu

The dinner menu will be a Three Silos Buffet.  A selection of Fruit salad, Farm Greens, Oven Roasted Chicken, Pan Seared Salmon, Orecchiette Pasta, Seasonal Vegetables,  Starch and Cheesecake for dessert.   If you have special dietary needs please contact Jen at vicepresident@sepaapa.org

Cash Bar will be available - sponsored by Exact Payroll Inc, (Payroll Automation Specialists) https://exactpayroll.com

Please remember that if your membership is due for renewal, you must first renew your membership online before you will be able to register at the member rate.  Membership renewal is located in the Membership section of the SEPA website.

Registration for this event will close as of November 11, 2019 or earlier if registration reaches room capacity.  Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a seat and will only be allowed into the event at the chapter's discretion based on available accommodations.

Community Outreach

This month Community Outreach will be collecting for the Mattie N Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler.

We are fast approaching the Season for giving.  Your generosity can help those in need in feeding their families. The director of the center has included a "Wish List" for November, but any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

November 2019 Wish List

*Pancake Mix & Syrup

Grape Jelly

Chunky & Progresso Soup

*Canned fruit or fruit cups

Coffee, Teabags, and Kids Juice boxes

Canned Tuna/Salmon


Canned Stewed/Diced Tomatoes

*Canned Ravioli/Pasta

Toilet paper/paper towels/napkins


*Canned Potatoes & Sweet potatoes

Bakery – cake mix, brownie mix, muffins, etc.

* Denotes Priority Items

All canned food cannot exceed 1 year after expiration date on can or jar.

Boxed items cannot exceed 180 days after expiration date.


SEPA Adopt a Highway Clean-Up

We want to thank Ray Nolden and the other volunteers who helped clean up the highway that SEPA adopted on Gulf Road by the Valley Forge Casino.  We had the largest turnout of volunteers in recent years. 

Thank you for your support!

2019 Elections

This meeting also holds the elections for the Board positions of Vice President and Government Liaison. Come vote for new officers of the club!

We are looking for members to invest in the Chapter with their ideas.  Board Members meet about four times a year to discuss the direction of the chapter.  No experience is necessary, just a willingness to participate and offer suggestions on improving the chapter.  Below are the Descriptions for the two current openings. 


Responsibilities/Job Description

This officer must be a regular member in good standing with the American Payroll Association.

  • Works directly with the President to ensure that the information provided protects the integrity and intent of the Chapter and the Institute.
  • Fulfills/assumes the duties and responsibilities in the event the President is absent or unable to complete the term of office
  • Assist the President with all administrative functions.
  • Works directly with the hotel for all chapter meetings, providing number of people attending and dinner selections.  Work with the hotel to provide necessary equipment needed by the speakers.  Example – podium, screen, projector.
  • Works the registration table for all meetings with the help of other chapter members when needed.
  • Coordinate social events.  Take recommendations from the nomination committee for volunteers for various social events.


Responsibilities/Job Description

This officer must be a regular member in good standing with the American Payroll Association. 

  • Works directly with the President to ensure that the information provided protects the integrity and intent of the chapter and the Institute.
  • Answers questions from the membership (verbal or written) within the limits of the Officer’s job when it concerns government relations.
  • Provides up-to-date information on new tax laws, revisions and reporting modifications to the membership.
  • Submits regular reports of activities and project status to the President.
  • In order to meet these responsibilities, the GLO should maintain resources of information at government levels.  These resources would include, but are not limited to, the APA Government Liaison; federal, state, and local legislative changes; publications; and newsletters.

If you are interested in running for an open position or nominating someone please contact Jane McHugh at nominations@sepaapa.org

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