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    President's Report

    It is hard to believe the 20th annual Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference is right around the corner! Things may be a little different this year, but that means we get to try out some new ideas. I can’t wait to see all of our planning come together, and hope you are excited too. If you haven’t registered for your spot yet, we hope you do so soon, because the conference will be here before you know it.

    In true VSPC tradition, we have partnered with a charity from the local Norfolk area. This year we support the Connect With a Wish organization. They host several programs to provide support for children in foster care, including Birthday Brigade, Clothes Closet, and also provide duffel bags filled with supplies to help children transition between foster care. There are several ways to help make a difference in these kids’ lives – you can send supplies from their Amazon Wish List, make a monetary donation, or you can check out the Silent Auction which will take place during the virtual event. Many of Connect With a Wish’s regular fundraising events have been affected by this year. If you are able, we hope you take a moment to check out all Connect With a Wish has to offer.

    We look forward to seeing everyone in a few short weeks. Thank you for your ongoing support, we are grateful to be able to move forward with a virtual event and celebrate our 20th anniversary with you all.

    Stay safe,
    Abbey Moran, CPP

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    VSPC Conference App

    When the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference went virtual we knew we needed to partners with a solution provider to streamline the event for our attendees.

    After considerable research the speaker committee decided WHOVA was is ideal partner to make the virtual conference experience simple and interactive.  The application provides streaming, video replay, attendee engagement & networking — everything you need to have a great conference and network with payroll professionals from Virginia, West Virginia and other areas our attendees may be joining. 

    The Whova event app is for free for event attendees.

    How to Download the Whova App

    To download the app, follow the step below:

    ● Open up the Apple Store or Google Play on your mobile device, and search for 'Whova'.

    How to Sign In

    1. Sign in options:

    ● Enter the email address you used for event registration

    ● Or, use your social media account

    2. Create password and type in your name

    How to Access the App on Your Desktop

    Once you follow the steps above and create your account within the Whova app, you will be able to access a link that allows you to view the app on your desktop as well.

    The web app link can be found in two places:

    1. On the mobile app, when you click into a session on the agenda, there is an option to “Watch on Desktop.” By selecting this, the web app link will be sent to your email.

    2. The VSPC will share the web app link with attendees via an announcement.

    Want a tutorial of how to use the WHOVA app?  Click on the link provided or enter in the address in the address bar of your search engine. https://whova.com/resources/how-to-guide/user-tutorial/

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    VSPC Social

    Social – Virtual Pictionary

    The joy of playing Virtual Pictionary is that the rules of the game are simple but executing them is a challenge and inevitably produces a lot of fun and laughter.
    Basically, the goal of the game is for one person to draw a picture without using any letters, numbers, words, gestures, verbal cues or nonverbal cues, and your team has to guess what word corresponds to the picture being drawn.

    Rules of the Game

    The rules of the game are pretty simple. One person on your team is designated to be the first person to draw a picture of whatever random Pictionary word is generated. Once they see the word, they have 5 seconds to think before they begin to draw. Once they begin drawing, they have 1 minute to try to get their partner to guess the random word. If the team members succeed in guessing the correct word being drawn, the team gets a point, but they get zero points if they don't. Team two does the same thing, then the person drawing is switched for round two. After a designated number of rounds, the team with the most points wins.

     

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    Charity

    Since the 2020 Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference has gone virtual, we are taking our charity auction online. The charity raffle for Connect With A Wish, will be virtual as well. Our participating
    chapters and others will be donating items for the auction. Don’t miss out on this fun filled event. More detail information about the auction will be coming in the September Newsletter.

    In April, we challenged each chapter to donate $200 towards the charity selected for this year’s conference, Connect with a Wish. We are looking forward to the chapters meeting the challenge.
    Since COVID-19 the charity was unable to host their annual fund-raising event. They relies heavily
    on monetary donation this yea. This is one way we can support them along with the virtual silent auction during the conference. Let’s strive for our goal of $1,200.00

    Here is the link to make payments for Connect with A Wish https://www.connectwithawish.org/. Don’t forgot to enter your name or chapter name in the comment field so we will be able to include your donation in our count.
    Another way to give, Amazon shoppers can select Connect with a Wish as your Amazon Charity.

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