President’s Message

Our first chapter meeting of 2015 was held on Wednesday, March 18th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Holiday Inn in Metairie, Louisiana. On behalf of the APASELA Board Members, I would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to all attendees, new members, and to our guest speaker, MaryJo Roberts, Attorney at Phelps Dunbar, LLC. MaryJo’s presentation was on “Garnishments” and the meeting was approved for 1.0 Hour of Recertification Credit. Certificates will be emailed to each meeting attendee. If you attended and do not receive yours, please email me at


Please mark your calendars for our next chapter meeting which will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Information on the meeting topic and location will be announced in a few weeks.


Also, as previously mentioned at our Wednesday, March 18th meeting, we have launched our refreshed website. Please provide us via email with your feedback. The Board Members hope that you will be as pleased with the changes as much as we are.


On a final note, it’s time for our Annual Local Chapter Membership Renewal Time! The Local Chapter membership period is from April 1 – March 31. The fee for local chapter membership is $10 for National APA members and $15 of non-National APA Members. With your paid local membership, you receive a discount on the bi-monthly chapter dinner meeting fee. I hope that if you have not already done so you will take time to renew your chapter membership for the April 2015 – March 2016 year now. Please contact Catherine Chan at with any questions regarding membership.


Again, please explore our refreshed web site, renew your chapter membership and don’t forget to “Save the Date” for our next meeting on Wednesday, May 20th!


Donna P. Rochon CPP, MSM