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By Tom O’Sullivan
We kicked off the new 2015-16 CalCPA year May 5 with the Installation Dinner and the Stars of California Magic, which was held at the Crow Canyon Country Club. Newly licensed CPAs and members attended in spite of both the Cinco de Mayo celebrations and the Golden State Warriors NBA playoff basketball game.
During cocktail hour, magicians roamed the room to perform in front of small groups. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and be entertained. It was wonderful to see the magic performed up close. Many of us were sure that we had figured out the trick, but the magician’s sleight of hand proved us wrong.
After the dinner, immediate past president Tom Bret thanked his team for a successful 2014-15. Then, I introduced and thanked our team for 2015-16. A special thank you to program associate Soco Davenport for organizing and coordinating the event.
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As a longtime sponsor of Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), CalCPA members are invited to serve on the judging panel at UC Berkeley June 4-5 at the SAGE Teen Entrepreneur Competition. As a SAGE judge, you will help evaluate the quality of a high school team’s four-page, annual report and its 13-minute multimedia presentation. Judges instructions will be given before the teams compete. You can review an agenda for the event online.
If you’re interested, email CalCPA member Curt DeBerg or call (530) 520-7370.
Mark your calendar for the second in the series of our most popular event: The Tri-Valley ABC Night is coming up June 23 at Blackhawk Country Club. This is a great opportunity to connect with attorneys, bankers, CPAs and other financial professionals in a gorgeous setting. Don’t miss it!
Register or learn more.
Purchase the Chapter Activities Passport (CAP Card) and save! This program includes six premier chapter events at one-third savings of the total overall cost if they were to be paid for separately. Benefits of the CAP card are not only the savings on your admittance, but also on admittance for a guest (50 percent off). The CAP card is transferable so, if you can’t attend an event, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. You also save on time as you only have to register once for all seven events. Remaining events included with the CAP card are:
California CPAs, educators, nonprofits, community volunteers, legislators and financial professionals will come together July 30 with a common goal—to improve financial literacy. The 2015 California Financial Literacy Summit at the San Jose Marriott will provide free educational resources for teachers, volunteer training and opportunities to build connections within the California community to promote financial education and focus on how we can empower the next generation to better manage their finances through education.
Register today for this free event, which provides three hours of CPE.
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