Treasurer's Report
DANA CULPEPPER 
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June 30, 2017

I have been your Treasurer for two years and I have enjoyed the job and I am sure the next two will be great. It is time to do the LM-3 and the 990 (IRS) this form is so that we can keep our tax free status. This was the first State Convention that I was part of and boy did I learn a lot when it came to the Audit. My books were in very good shape but one can always learn new ways to do the job. There was one small problem and it was dealing with the last check that was written when I took over, the last audit had wrote down the wrong check number, it was off by one number. I pulled up the bank statement from May 2015 and proved that the last Check # was off by one. Everything look good after that. I am looking forward to the next Audit since I know what is important to them. I want to thank the ones who did the Audit I enjoyed working with them and they all gave me some good advice, thank you. The State Convention went pretty good accept for the food part, they needed more people bring out the food, I thought the food was good once you got it. I want to also thank Homer (new Vice-prsident) for all the work he did dealing with the State Convention. Even though no one ran against me I want to thank all the Union Members for their support and even the ones that complained about the budget. I can make this promise the next budget will be on point and it will be put together better next time. The most important fact was that everyone saw how much money the State has and that is why I did the budget like i did, we all learn by our mistake and I want to thank everyone that stood up and voiced their disapproval and approval of the budget. I want to thank Fort Worth and the membership for making the amendments to the By-Laws so that they could pass. Now there is no doubt what Per-Diem means, thank you all for what you did on the budget and By-Laws. The next two years should be good years dealing with the finances and I will be working hard to make sure the States funds are spent correctly and for the right reasons. One good thing about the budget, was the fact that there will be a trip to D.C. and that is based on the budget. I am planing on going to some Union Meetings after I get all the information on the 2017 State Convention and file the LM-3 and 990. Thanks again and hope to see some of you before the year ends. THE BOOKS ARE LOOKING GOOD.

DANA

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TREASURER ARTICLE FOR JANUARY - MARCH 2017 DATE 04/03/2017

This will be my last article before the convention. It has been almost two year and boy has it gone fast. I have really enjoyed keeping up the books and my promise to everyone about full disclosure. The months of January and March 2017 was outstanding. The State spent quite a-lot of money for the trip to DC but it was worth it and we should be going once a year, the State can afford it and that is what the money is for, LEGISLATION. For this quarter we spent more than we took in but when you make a trip to DC it will cost. We paid out rebates (AFl-CIO) to the Branches and also to the Texas State Auxiliary. One other expense was 224 hours of Assignment Pay and we need to cut down on it (Assignment Pay / Lost time). We also had our normal expenses such as stamps, postage and other reimbursements. All three accounts balances are looking outstanding. On April 03, 2017 I mailed out my financial report for the months of January - March 2017 to the President and Secretary, remember give the Secretary time to get the mail and then make copies to mail out to each branch. It will be good to see everyone at the 2017 State Convention in Eagle Pass, TX

Dana R Culpepper

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4th. Quarter Report;

January 7, 2017

The year of 2016 was a good year for the State. We spent a lot of money but we still increased are balance in the checkbook and of course are savings account made a little money from interest. I mailed my Quarterly Report to the President and Secratery on January 06, 2017. The Report will cover the months of October through December 2016. Remember give the Secratery some time to receive the Report and to make copies. I would like to make one little note dealing with checks, please when you receive a check from the State cash it right away so that the books can be kept up to date. There as still some checks out there that go back to June 2016 and November 2016. It is always good to get a check since that means money and we all can use money so cash the check as soon as you can. I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.  All W-2s were mailed out and the W-3 was filed and the State Unemployment was filed. IRS Forms 940 and 941 will be filed when the Taxes are paid and the State Unemployment Tax will be paid along with the IRS Taxes when I receive the Warrants.  Hope to see all the Branch President's in Eagle Pass (COP) on January 28, 2017. My next Report will be coming out around April 4, 2017