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Giving Thanks.....

It's that time of year when thanks is something so effortless when given, yet so impactful when received, one time a year just doesn't seem enough....

Times have changed.  It is important to be frugal within certain areas of our lives, yet generosity with hearfelt thanks to those who take such great care of you without pause- even if it is his or her job, will come back to you tenfold.

So today, Thanksgiving Day 2011, THANK YOU to all who work so hard in Public Works, Police & Fire, to the wealth of talent at Village Hall in Planning, Development, Management, and all the remarkable trades at all levels - to make this community so lovely that we are proud to all call the Village of Schaumburg "Home Sweet Home." 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


SPD Sugar and Spice- Dec. 2 Chili Cook Off & Bake Sale


Hi Theresa!!

Our annual Chili Cook Off…if you guys would like to join us that would be great!!  If anyone would like to volunteer to be the money collector for the chili, that would be awesome too!!  As you know we always have so much fun, so mark your calendars and be ready to eat.  Hope to see you there.



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Friday, December 2 is our annual Bake Sale and Chili Cook Off!!! This year the funds raised will go towards sponsoring Schaumburg families who are in need this holiday season.

 Help us decide who makes the best chili, Police, Fire, Public Works, or Village Hall?? We’re looking for some friendly competition. We’ve received confirmation from one representative from Fire, the Nursing Division has agreed to participate, and there are a few from Village Hall, and of course Police will be well represented!! We need MORE!! Dig out your crock-pots and chili recipes. You have about 3 weeks to perfect that recipe. Bring your crock-pots full of chili to the police department on the morning of December 2!!!


(We ask that you please contact one of us below to let us know if you will definitely be bringing chili, as we need to ensure that we have the adequate number of tables set up for all of the crock-pots.)



Friday, December 2

Bake Sale:    

Begins at 9:30AM and goes

until approximately 3:30PM


Lunch begins at 11:00AM and goes until 3:30PM

Chili is $6/bowl for ALL YOU CAN EAT

Make sure to bring your $1 bills, you will get 1 vote with your paid bowl, but to vote for more it'll be $1 per ballot!!!!

We are also looking for baked items as well. Make sure your items are packaged to be sold and that any plates that they are sold on, will not be returned, as they will be sold with the item.

This is an event you don't want to miss AND as an added plus, it's for a great cause!!!

 Please contact Simone (x7011), Dawn (x7271), Liz (x7301), or myself (x7013) if you're interested in helping out this year!


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Shaking hands and taking names!

What an remarkable day it was for the CPAAAS organization, CPA, and the Schaumburg Police Department at the SBA Expo!

I can't remember the last time I spoke for almost 8 hours about something so fantastic, but it is easy when you enjoy what you are talking about; our Angel Fund and the greatest Law Enforcement Agency we know!

Here are just a few of the magnificent business professionals we connected with today regarding our Angel Fund:

  • Village Trustee and CPAAAAS Alumni George Dunham;
  • Katie Berganske - AmCheck and CPAAAS Champion;
  • Pinstripes of South Barrington (for their generous offers to CPAAAS for future events):
  • Vince Clemente, President of ERC Delivery Service (Many thanks for your enthusiasm for SPD/CPA!)
  • Frank G. Gallis President & CEO of Management Development Group;
  • Terry Parke of the Boy Scouts of America and neighboring Non Profit Table;
  • Daniel Luber of New England Financial (What a Small World!)
  • Capt. (Ret.) Thomas J. Carter of the Special Forces Association Chapter XXXVIII;
  • Patty Neuswanger of Hands on Chicago;
  • Mary Walsh of Advantage Staffing (Looking forward to CPAAAS working with you)!
  • Wayne Borowski of ChicagoMicro.

We look forward to connecting with everyone this week, and see you all next year at the 2012 SBA EXPO!

All the best-


Theresa Plazewski



CPAAAS Website Goes LIVE!

Dear Friends -

Today, many months of collaboration have come to fruition with the launch of our new website!

Heartfelt thanks go out to Alumni Joe Ziniel for demonstrating Alumni talent at its best in not only creating, but designing our brand new website.

We hope you willl enjoy it and find it easy to navigate.

Thank you again Joe, for the past 7 months of hard, HARD work!


Theresa Plazewski



Nov. 17 General Meeting Agenda - 6 PM START TIME- CPR TRAINING

Dear Alumni-
I hope this finds you well.
Attached please find our agenda for this Thursday's meeting in the Classroom at 6 pm in the Police Department.  We have a guest speaker so please plan to attend as we will begin promptly at 6 pm.

Due to the arrival of our guest speaker on a CPR Training night, we will host our speaker and then begin our CPR training immediately after he concludes.  :)

Gentle reminders:
Donations to the Food Pantry
The food pantry is still in need of all types of food and paper products.  This month it’s up to you if you would like, to bring personal products such as DEODORANT, SHAMPOO, TOILET PAPER or PAPER TOWELS, TOMATO SAUCE, PASTA, JUICE BOXES you’d like to donate to the Food Pantry.  Dog and Cat food is also welcome.  All donations are accepted and appreciated.   

Those members who still wish to pay their 2011 / or 2012 membership dues may bring payment to the meeting.  Your suggestions for CPAAAS activities and guest speakers for 2012 are always welcome.  For new members it is a one time $15 initial administrative fee, along with the $10 annual dues fee.  For regular members it is $10 annual fee.

Adopt a Family

If you are participating in this Holiday event, it is much appreciated if you would bring your donation to the cause this Thursday for Pat to collect before Chief Howerton speaks at 6:15 pm.

CPAAAS Website, Facebook and Twitter
Don’t forget to check out our website for recent CPAAAS news, updates and Alumni activities,



November 17, 2011 @ 6 pm



 6 pm  Welcome all new Alumni

  • Adopt a Family Collection to Pat Zikomski (for those who are Participating)

 6:15 pm   Special Announcement SPD Police Chief Brian Howerton

 Follow up to be read at next meeting:

  •  Recording Secretary  - (minutes from the last meeting)
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Treasurer – Treasurer’s Report .
  • Vice President
  •  President Open Items.