Meeting/Event Information

The Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, exclusive of January. The cost is $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members for each meeting and includes dinner. A meeting notice is distributed, via e-mail, prior to each meeting. Past topics have included, but is not limited to, Friend of the Court, Wage and Hour Laws, Expatriates and Garnishments. Check out our Future Meetings Calendar to see what topics will be discussed at upcoming meetings. 


December 11, 2019

A Very Merry Christmas and YE Celebration with the West MI APA!
Checklists, Reminders, and Discussion to Celebrate Year End!

December 11, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Railside Golf Club
2500 76th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

$35.00 Guest

$25.00 Member

I'm not sure if some of you noticed as I did, but they started playing Christmas music on the radio on Halloween.....yikes!  I was NOT ready to start thinking about Christmas, aka "The Holidays", aka "YEAR END"!  But, now as we look at the calendar we see we will be eating turkey next week which means year end is closer than we'd all like to admit, right?! :)

It's been a long year with a lot of ups and downs in the payroll world.....A new paid sick leave law in Michigan and other states, preparation for a new W-4 form and new FLSA Exemption regulations.  Perhaps for you it meant staffing changes, system implementations, or maybe even a job change.  Maybe you studied and got your certification!!  Woohoo!! Or maybe you completed your recertification.  We had a study group, an amazing 30th Michigan Statewide payroll conference, 9 fantastic speakers and hours of learning and networking.  Overall I'd say its been an amazing year!

Whether or not you have Year End to do's on your list over the next few months, we cordially invite you to please join us for our meeting on December 11th when we will all come together to celebrate the year, help each other push through year end and prepare for what is to come in 2020.  Our discussion, hosted by your West MI Chapter Board and presented by Christine Nygaard (President) will include:

 - Overview of new FLSA Minimum Salary Threshold Rule changes

 - Overview of 2020 W-4 form Requirements and Changes

 - Form W-2 Accelerated Deadline Reminder

 - Minimum Wage Changes

 - Benefit/Contribution Limit Changes for 2020

 - Year End Checklist and Tips to help Manage your Time


As if we haven't packed enough excitement into our December meeting.....two more things!

 *** Our November Charity drive will be continuing on into our December meeting.  We ask you to join us as we support families in Ottawa County through Love, Inc.  During our November and December meetings we are sponsoring a pajama and sock drive!  Bring your items to either (or both!) meetings for distribution during the Christmas season.  Not interested in clothing?  There are other needs too.  Check out the attached information page and their website to learn more:

PJ and Sock Drive (new and gently used) 

  • PJs for Adults:  men and women, all sizes, all styles 
  • PJs for Children:  all styles, sizes toddler to teen
  • Adult socks
  • Children socks 

*** This is a holiday meeting which means we should celebrate!  We will be having a plated meal for dinner and also will have Christmas gifts to share!


On Behalf of the West MI APA Chapter board members, I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season!


Christine Nygaard

President, West MI Chapter APA


Future Meetings

August 12, 2020

WMAPA-August Meeting (VIRTUAL) - New Challenges/Pitfalls for the Payroll Professional

New Challenges/Pitfalls for the Payroll Professional

August 12, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Meeting