Save These Important Dates!
Listed here are important dates for Carolinas Chapter functions for the calendar year 2014.
Registration forms for each event will be available on the Chapter website at the appropriate time.
Please check the website and online calendar often for news, updates, meeting locations and registration information.
NC / SC Joint Convention – Myrtle Beach, SC .................... May 14th – 17th
20th Annual Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament – Greensboro, NC ...... October 22nd
NICET Seminars – Greensboro, NC ..................................... November 17th – 21st
North Carolina Steps Toward Tax Reform
The legislature and governor of North Carolina made comprehensive tax reform one of their top priorities for the 2013 legislative session. The previously existing North Carolina tax rates were high compared to neighboring states, making the state relatively unattractive for relocation. Also,the state’s revenue streams were too dependent on income tax, less predictable and thus more risky in poor economic conditions. The final deal reached in the negotiations did more to lower tax rates than to reduce reliance on the income tax, ultimately rendering the change to be more of a tax cut instead of the tax reform it was set out to be.
AFSA Carolinas History
Past, Present And Future
Shortly after the formation of AFSA National in 1981, several fire sprinkler contractors in the NC/SC area began discussing the formation of a local chapter. An early meeting consisting of Randy Price, Tom Waller, Andy Anderson, Dorrell Ford, C.O. Hipp and William C. Kluttz (among others), initiated the movement that was to become the AFSA Carolinas Chapter, Inc. (usually referred to as the Carolinas Chapter).
Incorporated in July 1984, the first officers of our Chapter were Dorrell Ford, C.O. Hipp, Randy Price and William C. Kluttz. As with any organization, growth and change were inevitable, and soon after the Carolinas Chapter was formed diversity and growth spurred changes from within. These changes resulted in the creation of the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Association (SCFSA), which now operates as a separate entity but with whom we proudly share a common bloodline. The AFSA Carolinas Chapter, Inc. (Carolinas Chapter) is headquartered in High Point, NC and covers the state of North Carolina.