East Bay Chapter
A blog for and by a community of professionals
April 29, 2013
By Patricia J. Mayer
Welcome! I’m honored to be your president and welcome you to our new 2013-14 board term. My goal this year is to increase membership and participation in the various continuing education offerings we present at low costs. This goes for our successful social events as well. The goal is to have every participant come away from our events feeling they learned something new, met a new business associate or had a little fun. To that end, our first event in May will be the Board Installation Dinner and a fanciful Casino Night May 7 at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill. Hope you can attend.
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The odds of having a great time at our chapter installation are in your favor. But you don’t need to be a betting person to enjoy this event; various prizes will be awarded in different categories. We’ll welcome the chapter’s new leadership team and thank our outgoing leaders for their past service. This is a great opportunity to meet the chapter leaders and other members in a fun environment. Discounts are available for: students, candidates and professionals licensed less than five years. This is a CAP Card event (see below post). And remember: What happens at the chapter installation does not stay at the installation!
Learn more and register.
Welcome and congratulations to the 2013–14 chapter officers and board members, who start office May 1.
President: Patricia J. Mayer (Patricia J Mayer & Associates)
First Vice President: Thomas V. Bret (Cederborg & Bret LLP)
Treasurer: Thomas P. O’Sullivan (Thomas P. O’Sullivan CPA)
Secretary: Joseph C Kovar (Sweeney Kovar LLP)
Past President: Mary M. Geong (Franchise Tax Board)
(First year of two-year term)
Tony W. Lam (Armanino McKenna LLP)
Eugene C.W. Ma (Macias Gini O’Connell LLP)
Thomas J. Parry (Benson & Neff CPAs)
Joy T. Soulier (Joy T. Soulier & Associates)
(Second year of two-year term)
Charles A. Burak (Glenn Dawson & Burak LLP)
Wilbur Chan (Ernst & Young LLP)
Jenise S. Gaskin (Burr Pilger Mayer Inc.)
Iryna Oreshkova (Iryna Oreshkova, CPA)
CalCPA Council Representatives
Patricia J. Mayer, Thomas V. Bret and Mary M. Geong
Join us for our biggest networking event of the year on May 21! ABC Night provides attorneys, bankers, CPAs and other financial professionals the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages are included. Early bird discount applies when registered by May 14.
Register online or learn more.
Future ABC Nights:
- June 25: Tri-Valley ABC Night at Blackhawk CC
- Sept. 24: Walnut Creek ABC at Scott’s
Prepay for seven, premier chapter networking and CPE events and save. Events covered by the CAP Card include: Chapter Installation (May 7), Past Presidents Night (July 23), WC ABC Night (Sept. 24), Low Cost Ed (Oct) and more. The cost for the CAP Card is $245, while the cost to attend these events and paying separately for each is $390. That’s a savings of $145—or nearly 40 percent! Only members are eligible to purchase the CAP Card. One of the benefits of the CAP Card is the ability to transfer it to someone else if you cannot attend an event. Also, you can invite a guest to any of the above events at half off the regular price of admission. The first event is May 7, so don’t wait to register. For more information, call (925) 926-0189.
CalCPA’s Accounting Education Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012-13 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.
The award recognizes contributions to accounting education from demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or endeavors in research over a sustained period of time through:
- Excellence in teaching and mentoring, as evidenced by receiving various awards or citations;
- Educational innovation, including developing curriculum, case studies and new programs;
- Published articles in professorial or academic journals and/or written textbooks for use in accounting classes;
- Significant involvement in professional and/or academic societies and related activities.
Nominations are due by May 6. You may submit nominations online.