FGAA 1960–1969

February 1960

Joseph G. Barken of New York and Raymond Einhorn of Washington, D.C., were chosen as nominees for national president.

350 new members approved by National Membership Committee from July 1, 1959 through July 15, 1960

March 1960

Charter No. 33 goes to Huntsville, AL with John L. Edgar serving as president.

"Prospects for collaboration by FGAA representatives with the U.S. Civil Service Commission in a much-needed study of classification standards relative to financial management personnel are regarded as the result of a resolution recently adopted by the Association Executive Committee.”

May 1960

Record attendance predicted for Ninth Annual FGAA National Symposium at New York, May 23-24

June 1960

1,400 crowded into the main ballroom of New York's Statler Hilton Hotel. John A. Beckett, Assistant Director, Bureau of the Budget, who delivered the keynote address, thrilled the big opening-day audience by reading a special message from President Eisenhower. The Chief Executive commended FGAA for staging the symposium and sent wishes for success in future activities of the Association.

Four past presidents at symposium: Robert W. King, Walter F. Frese, T. Jack Gary, Andrew Barr.

Raymond Einhorn elected National President. 56 percent of all members cast ballots.

July 1960

Charter No. 34 goes to Harrisburg, PA with 17 members, Harry G. Yocum, serves as temporary chairman.

FGAA Symposium makes newsreels in all RKO theaters in Manhattan and the Loew's Palace, Ambassador & Ontario Theaters in Washington.

August 1960

FGAA of Washington will be responsible for the September meeting of the Financial Management Roundtable, a monthly forum held in the GAO Auditorium on management subjects. The September meeting will feature a panel discussion of financial systems.

FGAA/AICPA survey indicates there are 1,795 CPAs in federal service.

Charter No. 35 goes to Mobile Chapter with 42 members

Charter No. 36 goes to Fort Worth with 12 members, Wendell F. Barnhart serves as president.

September 1960

FGAA forms special committee on relationships with universities, Frank Higginbotham, chairman

Largest FGAA budget adopted. Total income for FY 61 is estimated at $45,000 compared with $35,000 last year. Largest portion coming from $37,000 in anticipated dues compared to $34,000 in FY 60. Expenditures are expected to be a minimum of $41,500, compared to actual outlay of $41,500, compared to actual outlay of $31,400 last year. Budget is designed to support President Einhorn's three-point theme of greater chapter participation in FGAA programs, greater emphasis on education and more intensive research activity.

American Accounting Association extends privileges of AAA membership to all FGAA members.

October 1960

Charter No. 37 goes to Virginia Peninsula, with Thomas E. Inman as president and 31 members.

Charter No. 38 goes to Paris with 16 members and G.H. Herman serving as president."Changing Dimensions of Financial Management" chosen as theme of 10th Annual National FGAA Symposium May 18-20, 1961.

Honorary membership granted to Maurice H. Stans, Director, Bureau of the Budget.

January 1961

Debut of Government Financial Management TOPICS newsletter.

For the first time, computer programs utilizing plain English have been successfully interchanged between data processing systems of different manufacturers, according to an announcement b the Radio Corporation of America and Remington Rand.

Editorial committee makes student rate of $2.50 available for The Federal Accountant.

March 1961

Nominees for National Office announced—President Joseph G. Barken of New York and Gordon G. Crowder of Washington, D.C.

April 1961

Headline: "Computers Expected to Save Navy $5 Million Yearly in Fuel Bills"

May 1961

Unprecedented event—both candidates for National President were compelled to withdraw when they left federal service. President Einhorn requested outside legal advice. Decision made to reopen nominations for president soliciting names from chapters. Executive Committee will vote.

July 1961

Robert S. LaPorte serves as acting president. He was elected First Vice President so he will be acting until Executive Committee chooses new president from nominees submitted by chapters. LaPorte, of New Orleans, and James A. Robbins of Washington, D.C. have been nominated.

August 1961

11th Annual FGAA Symposium slated for Philadelphia, May 28–29, 1962.

September 1961

James Robbins elected National President. He is Deputy Chief of Army Audit Agency. Robert S. LaPorte withdrew and supported Robbins' candidacy

November 1961

New and improved Journal to debut in December in cooperation with The George Washington University.

FGAA representatives met with State Board of Examiners in New Jersey last month to try to get accreditation for certain types of government experience to qualify for taking the CPA examination.

President Robbins sets goal of 5,000 members by end of fiscal year.

December 1961

30 federal employees in Phoenix submit petition for charter.

January 1962

FGAA membership opened to affiliate members—new category established by bylaws to include those who express interest in FGAA but are not employed by federal government and those who are federal employees who contribute actively but whose work or education background would otherwise fail to qualify them for active or associate membership.

February 1962

Donald W. Bacon of Boston and Joseph R. Hock of Washington, D.C. are nominees for FY 1963 National President

Charter No. 40 goes to Phoenix on Dec. 11, 1961, with 30 members. Jack W. Still elected first president.

23 new members seek charter for Hawaii Chapter.

March 1962

Symposium Chairman Gordon G. Crowder announces four major workshops tied to theme "New Concepts of Financial Management – Government and Industry."

National Author Award re-instituted by Editorial Committee—must be FGAA member to compete for recognition of outstanding articles published in The Federal Accountant. Originally established by NEC in 1954.

Charter No. 41 goes to Hawaii with Ken Doolin serving as president.

Charter No. 42 goes to Pittsburgh.

April 1962

Chapter interest shown in Tidewater, VA.

May 1962

FGAA continues support of Financial Management Institute in cooperation with U.S. Civil Service Commission. Targeted to financial managers of the future.

The Honorable David E. Bell, director of the Bureau of the Budget, has been elected honorary FGAA member.

Charter No. 43 goes to Tidewater, VA at Norfolk. William H. Morris Jr. serves as president.

July 1962

Donald W. Bacon elected FGAA FY 1963 National President. He is Regional Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Boston Region, and first member residing outside of Washington, D.C. to be elected National President. Before his term began, he was called back to Washington by IRS.

Charter No. 44 goes to Oklahoma City. Henry G. Pansza serves as president.

Charter No. 45 goes to New Mexico with Donald N. Sliwicki serving as president.

More than 1,000 attend 11th Annual Symposium.

Record FGAA budget recommended for FY 63—income $42,612 in dues, $4,000 in publication advertising and sales and $2,400 from symposium and other sources for a total of $49,012. Major expenses include $22,850 for The Federal Accountant. Other operations bring total expenses to $51,976. NEC debates matter of incurring $3,000 deficit and recommends incoming officers consider dues increase to achieve balanced FY 63 budget.

The Oklahoma City Chapter is chartered as the Association's 39th Chapter.

August–September 1962

President Bacon signifies FGAA's interest in taking an active part in a proposed new council on Collegiate Accreditation in Accounting.

Immediate Past President Robbins testifies before Congress supporting administration’s federal salary reform initiatives.

Charter No. 46 goes to Houston with 15 new members. Robert H. Voigt serves as first president.

December 1962

FGAA joins in study of professional pay rates, invited to high-level Washington conference by chairman of U.S. Civil Service Commission.

AICPA study notes trend toward more accounting in government.

January 1963

Third Vice President Louis Teitelbaum reports on association finances. Association at important fork in the road – one leads to growth and the other leads to a "dead end." Advocates dues increase.

12th Annual National FGAA Symposium to be held June 3-5, general chairman W. Fletcher Lutz, Jr.

All FGAA members urged to boost subscription sales of Journal.

March 1963

Candidates chosen for FY64—Joseph R. Hock, Washington, D.C., President

Charter No. 47 goes to Cape Canaveral with 50 new members, Bill Lemley is elected president.

May 1963

FGAA National Policy Advisory Board decides to study government accounting principles.

June–July 1963

Joseph R. Hock, Comptroller, US Maritime Administration, takes office as National President.

President Kennedy sends greetings.

Past National President Andrew Barr elected to Accounting Hall of Fame.

More than 800 attend symposium. New York chosen for 1964 event.

Executive Committee votes against dues increase this year, but approves $5 increase (to $15) on July 1, 1964.

August–September 1963

Charter No. 48 goes to Syracuse with 45 members. Arthur A. Fallon serves as president.

October 1963

U.S. Forest Service urges use of The Federal Accountant for education and training purposes.

First symposium registration form in TOPICS.

November 1963

FGAA chapters compete in membership contest—$100 will go to highest percent of new members and $400 to chapter with highest percent of reinstatements.

President Hock's Long-Range Planning Committee, chaired by W. Fletcher Lutz, examines FGAA's structure. Asks if name should change. In a letter to all chapter presidents Lutz states: "We need to know immediately how the individual members of your chapter feel about the future of FGAA.”

December 1963

General Chairman Benjamin Gold announces that 13th Annual National FGAA Symposium, to be held in June 1964, will take place on the grounds of the World Fair, which opens in April.

January 1964

FGAA chapter in Florida changes its name to honor slain President Kennedy—FGAA of Cape Kennedy.

Boston Chapter speaker Gen. James M. Gavin reflects on his recent attendance at Kennedy funeral.

Nominees for FY 65 announced—Archie M. Rankin, Denver, James L. Thompson, Washington, D.C., for president.

Five special workshops to be held at 13th symposium—Automation Data Processing, Statistical Sampling, Operational Audits, Report Writing and Management Controls. Theme is "Financial Management Problems in Government Contracts and Regulation."

Charter No. 49 goes to Sacramento with 40 members. Carl W. Koerner serves as president.

President Hock reports that FGAA membership is more than 5,000 with 49 chapters in U.S. and abroad.

February 1964

Federal agencies show growing interest in FGAA National Symposium. James F. Kelly, Comptroller, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, notes that theme of 13th symposium “ . . . is certainly a timely topic and the exchange of ideas and concepts will be of immense benefits to all of us concerned with this aspect of government.”

March 1964

Dues increase urged by FGAA policy board.

April 1964

FGAA symposium competes with World Fair for hotel space in New York.

FGAA sponsors Federal Financial Management Information Center and increasing number of federal agencies are furnishing valuable reports, bulletins, speeches, charts and related materials to the center.

May 1964

Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., Undersecretary of Commerce, will address 13th FGAA symposium.

Charter No. 50 goes to FGAA of Rochester; F.I. Foose elected president.

President Stanley F. Meese of the FGAA of Anchorage reports that all members escaped the Alaskan earthquake unharmed, "but we will have a time getting started again" – no meeting place, all restaurants closed. "We will be rebuilding again stronger and better than ever," he states.

June 1964

Proposal for $2.50 dues increase submitted to chapters after $5 hike is defeated.

July 1964

New National President James L. Thompson Jr. seeks more active participation by chapters in the management of the National Association by naming three national committee chairs outside the Washington, D.C. area.

$2.50 dues increase approved.

Robert W. King, the founder and first president of FGAA, dies of a heart attack on May 25.

October 1964

The 1965 National FGAA Symposium to be held in the new Washington Hilton Hotel, the newest and finest hotel establishment in the nation, is now nearing completion. Symposium chairman is Frank Higginbotham.

November 1964

Special efforts are being made by a top-level FGAA committee to achieve progress in gaining recognition of federal experience as qualifying for CPA certification.

Andrew Barr, Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and past National President of FGAA, was one of two winners of the CPA Gold Medal Award for distinguished service by the AICPA.

January 1965

Charter No. 51 goes to FGAA of Central Georgia with 36 members. Col. A.J. Almand, U.S. Air Force, serves as president.

February 1965

FY66 National officers nominated—Marshall Crossman, Washington. D.C., David Neuman of Baltimore, for president.

March 1965

John W. Macy Jr., chairman of the Civil Service Commission, will open the 14th Annual National FGAA Symposium on June 16.

FGAA bylaws now provide for retired and "at-large" members.

FGAA President Thompson stresses that FGAA membership is now open to people not in government, such as state financial management officials, industry accountants and private practitioners. They can join as affiliate members.

May 1965

FGAA of Central New Jersey earns charter No. 52 with 42 new members.

June 1965

Representative Jack Brooks of Texas to be closing symposium speaker.

July 1965

David Neuman, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, former Baltimore Chapter President, takes office as National President.

Membership problems reported: Acquisition of new members during FY65 followed an average growth rate of former years, the total being 654. However, for the first time, there was a greater loss of members, 704, than acquisition. Some member reinstatement resulted in a slight net gain for the year. June of 1964, total was 5,276; June of 1965, total was 5,288.

September 1965

High praise has been accorded to FGAA by Sargent Shriver, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, as a result of FGAA's decision to volunteer professional advisory services to project Head Start. Like other programs in the war against poverty, much of the project Head Start work will be performed by volunteer community groups. President Neuman urged that each chapter establish a committee to make necessary contacts and arrange for voluntary advisory services such as setting up a proper accounting system, method of reporting, etc.

October 1965

Charter No. 53 to FGAA goes to Missoula, MT. H.A. Edd serves as chapter president.

November 1965

Charter No. 54 goes to FGAA of Indianapolis with 17 new members. James Hamilton serves as president.

January 1966

Members are requested to provide the National Office with their newly established zip codes.

February 1966

FY67 nominees for national president are W. Fletcher Lutz and Bernard B. Lynn.

Planning under way for 15th Annual Symposium in Minneapolis.

Charter No. 55 goes to FGAA of Madison with 19 members; John A. Gesell, president.

Charter No. 56 goes to FGAA of Miami; Joseph S. Trovato serves as first president.

Charter No. 57 goes to FGAA of Quad Cities, IL, with 73 charter new members. Wayne Banks serves as first president.

March 1966

Month of February made history for FGAA with three new chapters installed, the most inducted in any one month in the Association's history. More new members (180) than in any previous month in the Association's 15-year history.

One of "tightest" elections of FGAA national officers in years. Petition made to add Smith Blair Jr. to list of candidates.

April 1966

FGAA will join forces with other top professional organizations in the Accounting Careers Council.

Charter No. 58 goes to El Paso with H.L. "Buck" Weaver serving as first president.

June 1966

Two new chapters take FY66 to eight new chapters, a new record for any single year. No. 59 goes to FGAA of San Bernardino-Riverside and No. 60 goes to FGAA of Austin.

Elmer B. Staats, Comptroller General of the U.S., will be the guest speaker at the annual banquet at the close of the 15th symposium.

Five workshops offered at Symposium—Automatic Data Processing in the IRS, Analytical Techniques, Developing Management in the Financial Field, Organization and Presentation of Oral and Written Reports, Case Studies in ADP.

July–August 1966

W. Fletcher Lutz elected FY67 president. Lutz makes chapter involvement the keynote of his administration.

15th Annual Symposium in Minneapolis a “smash success.”

Edwin J. B. Lewis, professor of accounting at The George Washington University and executive editor of The Federal Accountant, is winner of the first Robert W. King Award, FGAA’s highest honor in recognition of service to FGAA.

FGAA’s National Office at 1523 L St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20005, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Office manager is Claudia McQueeney.

September 1966

FGAA explores steps for collaboration with state, local financial managers.

Association’s Executive Committee decides at annual meeting in June to “build the foundation for active collaboration with accountants, auditors and related financial officials of state and local government.”

Charter No. 61 goes to FGAA of Long Island. Bernard Cooper serves as president.

October 1966

Congress passes a law recognizing for the first time government accounting and auditing experience necessary to quality for the CPA certificate in the nation’s capital. The act was long sought by FGAA leaders. President Lutz calls the act a “milestone in the professional advancement for hundreds of federal accountants and auditors.”

December 1966

National Office opens a “referral file” so that employers may have access to the names of members about to retire or who wish to work outside of government.

National Policy Advisory Board approves first official FGAA lapel pin.

January 1967

First copies of “Opportunities for Accountants in Federal Financial Management” were reviewed by National Policy Advisory Board.

“Partners in Decision-Making Process—Federal State and Local Governments,” is theme of 16th annual National FGAA Symposium scheduled for June 14–16, 1967 in Washington, D.C.

FGAA certificate No. 10,000 awarded to Gary W. Summers, who graduated in June of 1966 from Golden Gate College, San Francisco.

February 1967

Use of communications circuits for time-sharing computerized services are likely to be liberalized as the result of a study under way by the Federal Communication Commission.

April 1967

Col. Shirley Shelton, general chairman of the 16th Annual National FGAA Symposium, announced Rep. Glenard P. Liscomb, Congressman from California, will deliver the keynote address.

FY68 nominees for national office announced—William H. Nolan, Washington, D.C.; George J. Penick, Philadelphia, PA; and Benjamin F. Robinson, Washington, D.C., for president.

May 1967

Martin C. Powers, national executive secretary/treasurer, emphasizes membership benefits.

FGAA of Western Colorado formed with Clyde Conte, president.

FGAA of Western New York formed with Roy Thayer, president.

June 1967

Seminars planned for 16th Annual FGAA National Symposium include Report Writing for Modern Management, Planning, Programming and Budgeting Systems and The Financial Manager, Principles of Financial Management, Trends in Regulatory Accounting etc.

July–August 1967

George J. Penick, Philadelphia Regional manager of DCAA, elected National President.

More than 1,000 attend annual symposium.

September 1967

FGAA starts major campaign to increase national membership base by at least 1,200 names. Awards will be given to the chapter with the highest percentage increase in new members, the chapter gaining the largest number of reinstatements and the chapter demonstrating the most novel, imaginative and effective means of increasing member enrollments.

FY 68 budget of income and expenditures reach $84,000.

FGAA of Hartford formed with 40 new members. Joseph Cherry serves as first president.

October 1967

FGAA to sponsor nationwide program in time-shared computer applications for accountants and auditors.

November 1967

Irving J. Sandler, member of FGAA of Washington, won DCAA award for best article published in a professional publication. “Dial for Computer Audit Assistance” printed in The Federal Accountant.

December 1967

Controversy developing over two new petitions to form FGAA chapter in the Washington area. Study into situation recommended by past national presidents after their October meeting.

Recognition of certain federal experience as qualifying in Pennsylvania for the CPA examination is acclaimed as another milestone toward achievement of professional status by government accountants.

November issue of the Reader’s Digest calls the U.S. General Accounting Office “the taxpayer’s best friend.”

Membership chairman Harry Levine urges greater effort to reach the goal of 7,000 by the end of the fiscal year. At the end of October, Levine reports 401 new members, 79 memberships reinstated and 129 dropouts.

Net increase of 351 members brings a total of 6,220, the highest level in FGAA history.

January 1968

Program completed for FGAA 1968 National Exposition and Seminar, Feb. 28–March 2.

February 1968

National Office nominees announced—first year for positions of President-Elect and Regional Vice President (RVP). These bylaws changes approved by the Association Executive Committee and ratified by the chapters have also eliminated the positions of first, second and third vice presidents and replaced them with five RVPs. President nominees are Nathan Cutler of Washington, D.C., former president of FGAA of New York; and Leon H. Greess of the Washington, D.C. Chapter. President-Elect nominees are John K. Hall of Oklahoma City and Bernard B. Lynn of Washington, D.C.

Task force recommends that new chapters within an urban area can be admitted and that members living or working within the area be permitted to join whichever chapter they wish; that programs and activities of chapters in an urban area be coordinated by a council organization headed by the RVP; and that authority by vested in him to resolve any differences that might arise.

FGAA of Northern New Jersey formed. Leslie Leiper serves as president.

Dr. Howard Wright, CPA, chairman of the division of accounting at the University of Maryland, and a charter member of FGAA, has been named editor of The Federal Accountant.

April 1968

Net increase of 897 new members as of Feb. 29, 1968. Still have work to do to get current number of 6,736 to 7,000 to meet this year’s goal.

Nonfederal members question—Should FGAA accept into active membership qualified accounting and auditing personnel from the states, counties and municipalities? The National Policy Board has been considering the question and is the subject of a study by a special committee.

May 1968

FGAA National Office reorganization studied by National Policy Board, suggests possibility of Executive Secretary-Treasurer, or perhaps executive director, be established as a full-time assignment, effective July 1. FGAA’s current Executive Secretary-Treasurer Martin C. Powers is available to the Association only on a part-time basis. Salary contemplated is about $17,000 a year.

National President George J. Penick urges salary gap between government and private sector must be closed.

June 1968

FGAA’s National Education Committee reports on success of the time-shared computer workshop program, which now involves some 1,200 participants in 28 chapter locations.

President George J. Penick files declaration on behalf of FGAA calling for a classification system for financial positions in the federal government to permit classification of each job on its merits, aside from salary limitations which may otherwise exist. FGAA declaration filed with Rep. James M. Hanley, chairman, House Subcommittee on Position Classification.

July–August 1968

Nathan Cutler elected National President and Bernard Lynn is President-Elect. William J. Powell, RVP-Capital; Russell B. Kelley, RVP NE; Theodore A. Hoffman, RVP SW; Howard C. White, RVP North Central; Trenton D. Boyd, RVP Western.

Montgomery/Prince Georges County Chapter formed with C.J. Stratton as president.

Northern Virginia Chapter formed with Joseph Welsch as president.

Denver Made it Great in ’68,” considered an excellent symposium.

September 1968

Executive Committee approves expansion of Executive Secretary-Treasurer to that of a full-time Executive Director in FY69. Authorized part-time directors of research and education and clerical assistant with eventual conversion to full-time research and education directors.

October 1968

FGAA National Policy Board approves more FGAA involvement in determination of policy decisions. Board agreed to participate, if called upon, in the current investigation by the GAO of the feasibility of establishing uniform cost accounting standards for defense contracts. The board’s action marked the beginning of a new Association policy to become deliberately involved in discussions and undertakings having to do with the development of government accounting and financial management policy.

November 1968

18th Annual National FGAA Symposium to be held June 9-11 in Washington. John W. Huttel is general director.
Northern Virginia Chapter membership tops 100.

December 1968

FGAA’s National Policy Board, in its most significant and ambitious project, will develop a code of standards and ethics for government accounting, auditing and financial management activities.

Montgomery/Prince Georges County Chapter doubles in size from 65 in June of 1968 to 125 less than six months later.

January 1969

For the first time in the nearly 200-year history of the U.S. government, audit executives from key federal agencies have met and created an informal Federal Auditing Council, fostered by FGAA, which hosted the group’s initial meeting Dec. 16. Of the 48 top auditors present, more than half are FGAA members.

February 1969

Arthur L. Litke, chief accountant, Federal Power Commission, appointed by National President Cutler to head a special committee on ascertaining the feasibility of creating, under FGAA auspices, a Federal Financial Management Standards Board.

Nominees for FY70: President-Elect Sidney S. Baurmash, Washington, D.C., and Ellsworth H. Morse Jr., Washington, D.C.

Former National President James A. Robbins is appointed Association’s first full-time executive director.

40 FGAA members from the Madison, Austin, Indianapolis, Chicago, Baltimore and Washington chapters advocate opening active membership in the Association to any qualified financial management personnel in state and local governments. The members’ proposal was contained in a formal petition requesting a revision in the FGAA bylaws. Some members of the National Policy Board noted that a major difficulty is the term ‘qualified persons’ because professional standards vary greatly from state to state. Association’s Executive Committee will vote on the bylaws change in the near future.

March 1969

Theme of 18th Annual FGAA Symposium is “Expanding Roles in Financial Management—Professional Approaches—New Systems Technologies.” Sessions include “The Financial Management Scene in 1969,” “Financial Management and the Behavioral Sciences” and “Tax Audits in the Computer Age.”

April 1969

Comptroller General Elmer B. Staats to deliver keynote at symposium.

President Cutler and Eugene Nettles, chairman of the Committee on Government Agency Relations, meet with top staffers of the Joint Economic Committee and the Senate Banking and Currency Committee to explain FGAA’s programs and purposes and to offer the Association’s assistance in the way of advice, information and other help.

Achievement of the Year Award approved by the National Policy Board. Nominees will consist of individuals who have received awards from local AGA chapters.

More and more chapters are holding educational events, which help to advance FGAA’s educational goals.

May 1969

22,000 government financial managers, private-industry accountants and others concerned with financial control are invited to attend the symposium.

National Membership Committee votes to suspend dues for civilians called into military service. No reinstatement fees or charges for back dues will be assessed.

Proposal to amend the FGAA bylaws to admit state and local financial managers was defeated in a close vote of the Association’s Executive Board (34 vote to defeat, 26 vote in favor). Several of the chapter presidents who voted against the change commented that many qualified federal employees have not yet joined FGAA and that membership recruitment efforts should be concentrated toward them before the Association widens its scope to include state and local members. It was also noted that state and local officials are entitled to join, participate and hold chapter office as affiliate members.

President Cutler announces creation of National Standards Board, which will develop a body of principles and standards for governmental financial management as guidelines for FGAA members. First major tasks will be to develop a Code of Ethics and a body of education standards, both for FGAA members.

The FGAA National Office has moved to larger, more useful quarters at Room 904, 1730 M St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone is 202.833.8118.

During April, the total paid membership in FGAA climbed above the 7,000 mark, an all-time record.

June-July 1969

New officers have been elected: Bernard B. Lynn, DCAA, Washington, D.C. Chapter is President and Ellsworth H. Morse Jr., GAO, Washington, D.C. Chapter, is President-Elect.

President Cutler tells the U.S. Civil Service Commissions chairman that immediate steps must be taken to increase the salary structure for financial management personnel in the federal government, who are leaving government in droves for the private sector.

Paid attendance at the symposium tops 900.

Association’s Executive Committee notes fiscal year 1969 successes—establishment of the FGAA Standards Board, formation of the Federal Audit Executives Council and cooperation in the GAO study of the feasibility of uniform cost accounting standards. The committee voted to replace the Policy Board with a smaller Advisory Council, consisting of the National President, Immediate Past National President, President-Elect, the RVPs and the Executive Vice President. The fiscal year 1970 budget was approved and the committee sanctioned a deficit of $17,500 to be covered by reserve funds. Finally, a $5 dues increase was approved (pending approval by a majority of the chapters) and would be effective July 1, 1970.

September 1969

President Lynn announces change of symposium location for 1970 from Oklahoma City to Miami Beach. Physical expansion of facilities in Oklahoma City would not be completed on time.

Fletcher Lutz, chairman of the Membership Committee, calls for “Membership Improvement Campaign” with a goal of a net increase of 1,408 new FGAA members, which would take membership over 8,000.

Esther B. Campbell, a member of the Washington, D.C. Chapter, becomes the first woman to serve on the National Membership Committee.

November 1969

FGAA spearheads the creation of the Committee of Governmental Financial Management Associations, composed of Associations at the federal, state and local levels.

Every member’s participation will count in a chapter competition program being instituted by the Association’s National Chapters Committee. Monthly points will be awarded for chapter and member activities.