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2019/20 Chapter Dinner Meeting Schedule
Chapter Dinner Meetings are held at St. John's Banquet & Conference Center in Southfield

Thursday, September 5th
Thursday, October 10th
Thursday, November 7th
Thursday, December 5th
Thursday, January 2nd
Thursday, February 6th
Thursday, March 5th
Thursday, April 2nd - CANCELLED
Thursday, May 7th - VIRTUAL
Thursday, June 4thVIRTUAL

The SEMCACFE 26th Annual Fraud Conference has been rescheduled to
Monday, November 16th at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.
Registration will open soon!

SEMCACFE Chapter Dinner Meeting

December 05, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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St. John's Banquet & Conference Center
22001 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075
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December Chapter Dinner Meeting

Dr. Cedric Knott, PhD, CFE
Professor of Accounting and Finance

Presentation Topic:
"Tools used to effectively review your medical bills and detect fraud"

Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 pm: Registration and Networking
6:15 pm: Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm: Speaker

Dinner Meeting Costs:
Members: $30.00
Student/Retiree/Govt Employee Special Rate: $25.00
**First and Second Time Guests: $30.00
**Third Time (or more) Guests: $40.00

New:  In order that we have the correct amount of food for dinner, advance registration is requested. Please note that walk-ins who do not register in advance will be charged an additional $5.00 to their registration fee.

**Notice: Our monthly meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. However, after two meetings, you will be asked to join our Chapter. Chapter Dues are $50.00 per year. If you choose not to join our Chapter, you are still welcome to attend, but the Chapter Dinner Meeting cost will be $40.00.

Once again, we would like to give back to our membership.  We are offering 5 free admissions to our 2020 SEMCACFE Annual Conference scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  The rules to qualify are:

 1) You must be a member of the local chapter and your dues must be paid by the end of the October 10th meeting. This gives you an opportunity to pay your dues at the meeting if you have not yet paid.

 2) The free admissions will be awarded to the top 5 members who have attended the most meetings between October 2019 and March 2020.  If there are more than 5 members that qualify there will be a drawing to determine the winners.

About our Speaker:  Dr. Knott is a Professor of Accounting and Finance and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He earned a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, Master’s degree in International Administration from Central Michigan University and B.S. in Finance from Alabama A&M University. Dr. Knott is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and Investigator.

Dr. Knott currently is serving at the Senior Auditor level with the Department of Treasury for over 21 years. He serves as faculty at Colorado State University - Global Campus, Concordia University - Portal Campus, Henry Ford College, Washington State University - Pullman Campus (Carson College of Business) and Wayne State University (Mike Ilitch School of Business). He also has published several academic journals.

His goal is to continue to assist both public and private sector corporations by safeguarding their assets. He has been teaching at the collegiate level since 2002. He also brings practical life experiences in the areas of accounting, finance, investigations, and research into the classroom. Dr. Knott served in the United States Marine Corp from 1984-1991. His philosophy is to provide a positive reinforcement to social change, research, respect to self and others in the learning environment.

He enjoys traveling the world with his wife and family, Church activities, exercising, teaching, research, college football and baseball. Dr. Knott was an assistant coach at Detroit St. Martins dePorres High School (2-State Championships 2001 & 2003) and Detroit Renaissance High School (2004) City Champions.

Cedric L. Knott, PhD, CFE
[email protected]


$30.00 SEMCACFE Members
$35.00 after 12:00 am December 5

$25.00 SEMCACFE Members (Student/Retiree/Government Employee Rate)
$30.00 after 12:00 am December 5

$25.00 Student/Retiree/Government Employee Rate
$30.00 after 12:00 am December 5

$30.00 First and Second Time Guests
$35.00 after 12:00 am December 5

$40.00 Third Time (or more) Guests
$45.00 after 12:00 am December 5