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2010 October 20 Program

How Did That Happen?
Reasons We Miss Fraud

Don Mullinax Regional Director
Defense Contract Audit Agency

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

11:30 - registration and networking Noon - 1:30 p.m. Program
(Reservations by noon Wednesday, October 13, 2010)

Pagoda Hotel, LaSalle Restaurant
1525 Rycroft Street

From large corporations to small city agencies, we read, hear and see examples of fraud, waste and abuse on a daily basis. One of the questions most often asked is: how did that happen?

Could you have possibly done more to identify the warning signs that would have lead to earlier detection of the fraud? What lessons have we learned about why we miss the warning signs? What steps can we take to better identify potential fraud?

>> View Program Announcement for further details

December 2009 Program: Fraud in a Down Economy

Patrick Oki, CPA, CFE, Partner, Grant thornton, LLP, will be presenting the prevalence of fraud during difficult economic times.

With the economy struggling to find its foothold, many businesses and individuals are facing the greatest financial concerns in recent memory. In these tough times, protecting valuable — and increasingly scarce — economic resources has become a monumental task. Losing assets to fraud may be enough to send an lready struggling organization to the financial brink.

Learn about the results of a survey on fraud in a down economy and what is involved in fraud investigations. Gain insights on how to be proactive in reducing fraud.

Monday, December 14, 2009, Noon – 1:30 pm NEW DATE!
Location: Ala Moana Hotel

Reservation Deadline: Monday, Dec 7, 2009

Toys for Tots Drive. We will also be holding a Toys-for-Tots drive. Please bring a toy with you to the program, and you will receive a $5 discount on the program fee.

>> View Program Announcement flyer for further details.


August 2009 Program: State of Hawaii Tax Law Update




Tom Yamachika, a Tax principal with Accuity LLP, will be presenting the latest updates on new tax laws passed by the State Legislature. Find out about these changes in the Hawaii State tax law and how they affect your personal or small business tax situation.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Sam Choy’s BLC

>> View Tom Yamachika's Presentation

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, August 5, 2009
New RSVP contacts, as of July. See program announcement.

>> View Program Announcement flyer for further details.

June 2009 Program

Annual Year-End Banquet 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Manoa Grand Ballroom
(Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii)
2454 South Beretania Street

Please join your fellow members to celebrate the end of the chapter’s 2009 fiscal year, including presentation of awards and the new officers and directors for the upcoming fiscal year.

Reservations by Monday, June 1, 2009

>> View Program Announcement flyer for further details.

[Note. New Date--This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 11. Please adjust your calendars.]

AGA Hawaii December 3 Program

Using T&T (Technology and Telecommuting)
to Increase Organizational Efficiency and
to Bridge Intergenerational Differences in Your Workforce

Les Tanaka, CPA,
City Auditor
City and County of Honolulu

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ala Moana Hotel

Bring a toy for Toys for Tots!

AGA Hawaii Program -- October 28, 2008

Risk Management & Internal Controls

Jay Ahuja, CPA, CMA, CISA
Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 28 (NEW Date!)
Manoa Grand Ballroom (at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii) 2454 South Beretania Street

September 18 Program

Honolulu's Mass Transit Considerations:
Before Jumping On Board

Lowell Kalapa, President, Tax Foundation of Hawaii
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sam Choy’s Breakfast Lunch and Crab

>> View Program Announcement flyer. Reservations deadline: Sept 12.

June 2011 Program: Year-end Networking


Thursday, June 16, 2011
5:30 - registration and networking
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Program

Location: Plaza Club, Crown Room, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor

(Reservations by Thursday, June 9, 2011)

Please join your fellow members to celebrate the end of the AGA Hawaii Chapter’s 2011 fiscal year, including the presentation of awards and new officers/directors for the upcoming fiscal year, and the chance to win prizes!

Hope to see a lot of you there!
Cost: $20 for the first 50 people to sign-up!
$25 per person, thereafter. Includes one $5 drink ticket – $10 subsidy off of total cost including tax and tip

>> View event flyer for additional program details

August 15 - 17, 2011


AGA/ASMC Governmental Professional Development Conference 2011


>> View Conference Program

April 2011 AGA Hawaii Program

Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Reporting


Presented by Edwin Young

City Auditor, City and County of Honolulu

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
11:30 a.m. - registration and networking
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Program

The Plaza Club, Coronet Room
900 Fort Street Mall 20th Floor
RSVP Deadline: Noon Wednesday, April 13, 2011.


In 1994, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Concepts Statement No. 2, service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting. According to the statement, the objective of SEA reporting is to provide more complete information about a governmental entity’s performance than can be provided by the traditional financial statements and schedules, and to assist users in assessing the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of services provided.
In 2003, GASB issued a special report on Reporting Performance Information: Suggested Criteria for Effective Communication that describes sixteen criteria that federal, state and local governments can use when preparing external reports on performance information. Using the GASB criteria, the AGA initiated a Certificate of Excellence in Service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting project in 2003.

In 2009, Palo Alto became the first city in the nation to receive the AGA’s Circle of Excellence Award. In 2010, Palo Alto was one of only a few cities nationwide to receive both the Gold Award and Certificate of Excellence Award. Palo Alto is also nationally recognized as a model city which gained additional recognition for increasing transparency and accountability through its SEA and performance reporting.

The City and County of Honolulu, through its Office of the City Auditor, recently issued the first SEA report for Oahu. The SEA report implements the national program by benchmarking and evaluating inputs, outputs, and performance measures. Through the report, readers can evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of the city’s performance by comparing inputs and outputs against mission statements, performance targets, and goals and objectives over the last five years.

>> View Final SEA Report

>> View All City Auditor Reports and Publications

>> View event flyer for speaker and program details

Special offer: This is AGA Hawaii's activity to support the Hawaii Food bank. As an incentive for our food drive, we will offer a $5 discount on the program fee. Those bringing qualified canned goods shown in the attached file will receive a $5 discount on the program fee. Only canned good items shown on the attached file will qualify for the discount.

>> View items requested by Food Bank


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