Speaker Date Topic
Melissa Dailey, AICP Jul 31, 2018
City of Kennedale Comprehensive Plan

Ms. Dailey is the Community Development Director for City of Kennedale.  She will present a proposed comprehensive plan for the city in order to encourage feedback and citizen input.

Ross Tew Aug 14, 2018 12:00 PM
What the Internet Doesn’t Tell You About Estate Planning

Even though death and taxes are inevitable, if you’re like most people, you’re not fully prepared to deal with either of them. So you pay an accountant to do your taxes, but rather than paying an estate attorney, you decide to do your will yourself by downloading a form off the internet.
According to estate planning and probate attorney Ross Tew, that’s a decision that could be life-altering for your loved ones – and not in a good way. In his talk, “What the Internet Doesn’t Tell You About Estate Planning,” Ross will help to dispel online myths about trusts, probate and guardianship, including:
* What it takes to make a will valid in Texas
* What it takes to have valid will take effect after its maker passes away
* The consequences of different estate planning choices


Steve Carter Aug 28, 2018 12:00 PM
How to Avoid an IRS Audit

There are few things more terrifying than being notified by the IRS that you’re going to be audited. It’s not just your money that’s at stake; so is your peace of mind. The prospect of having to pay additional taxes and significant fines is bad enough, but what can be worse is the investment of your time and emotional turmoil involved in having your business and life under the IRS microscope.
According to Enrolled Agent Steve Carter, president of Carter Group Tax Service, although the chances are slim you will be audited, there are certain things you can do to reduce the possibility of coming under the IRS’ radar even further. In his talk, “How to Avoid an IRS Audit,” Steve will share with your members:
* What kind of supporting documentation the IRS says they should keep
* Why having a low overall net income may be a red flag
* How to fill out their tax return properly if they have a home office

Jessica Graves Sep 11, 2018
Tri-County Auto Burglary & Theft Prevention Task Force
Tena Burrell Sep 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Aging in Place: The Financials of Caregiving

If you are or may become a caregiver to a loved one, there’s a distinct possibility they will want to stay in their – or your – home for as long as possible. But along with the emotional and psychological costs come the financial ones, many of which can be eased with the right kind of knowledge and planning.


In her talk. “Aging in Place: The Financials of Caregiving,” Tena Burrell, president of Financial & Estate Planning Services, LLC, and a caregiver for family members for more than 20 years, will share with your members:


  • The differences between Medicare and Medicaid, what each covers and what they don’t
  • Why having long term care insurance is essential, even if your loved one never sets foot in a nursing home
  • How much you can expect to pay out of pocket for non-medical home care or companion services, day care or respite facilities