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October 1, 2014
By Sally M. Cook
Hello Fresno Chapter! Can you believe fall is here? I don’t know about you, but I am pretty excited! I enjoy the cooler weather … and football! In the Cook household, we passionately cheer for our Fresno State Bulldogs and the Seattle Seahawks. We cheer them on in the good years and even more so in the rebuilding years. We love football, although I must confess that the thought of my boys (7- and 8-years old) starting flag football this year has me more than a little worried. Just my mother’s heart, I guess.
Fall also means wrapping up extension work. We made it through our Sept. 15 deadline and are hot on the trail of Oct. 15. Of course, yearend tax planning and the advent of 2015’s busy season will follow all this. Are you ready?
As for Chapter activities we have quite a bit going on this month. I hope to see you at one of the following:
- MAP Annual Mixer: Oct. 5, 5–7 p.m. at 5 Restaurant
- Annual Golf Tournament: Oct. 20 at Fort Washington Golf & Country Club
- New Licensee Reception: Nov. 19 at Daily Grill
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By Brian Repucci, chair, chapter Litigation Group
Our chapter has had limited activity as it relates to this committee, which is something I would like to change. I’m trying to figure out what you, as a member working in the litigation arena, would like our local chapter to offer. I welcome any ideas or comments you may have as we work toward putting something together. Feel free to send me an email.
Help spread the word about CalCPA and the CPA profession—applications are being accepted for the CalCPA Campus Ambassador Program. Campus Ambassadors are students passionate about pursuing a career in accounting and becoming CPAs and will spend approximately 20 hours of work per semester focused on:
- Building awareness of FREE CalCPA student membership and benefits to students and educators;
- Increasing visibility of CalCPA on campus; and
- Strengthening ties between local CalCPA chapters and colleges/universities.
Campus Ambassadors will receive a stipend of $750 each semester and free admittance to CalCPA chapter events.
Eligibility requirements and application are available online.
California CPAs are the driving force behind one of the world’s largest economies. Isn’t it time you put your leadership skills to use for the betterment of the CPA profession?
The CalCPA Council/AICPA Council 2015-16 application period is open, as is the application period for CalCPA Education Foundation trustees.
More information, including position descriptions, nomination criteria and nomination form can be found online.
Both CalCPA officer and Foundation trustees nominations are due Dec. 1.
The Professional Issues Update roadshow will foster a greater sense of information sharing among CPAs in your area—with a group of experts coming to your chapter, providing a customized update based on geographic, industry and professional trends.
CPA professionals, including CalCPA leadership, will cover tax issues, legislative and political activities, trends related to risks and liabilities for CPAs and a review of the Affordable Healthcare Act’s impact on employers and employees. Additional topics are also being identified.
Register for your chapter’s update.
CalCPA is supporting Manage Your Money Week, a program of the state controller’s office involving state and local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, unions, schools, libraries, financial institutions and financial management associations hosting free money management education events and promoting the importance of good money management practices.
The program takes place Oct. 18-25. All 14 CalCPA chapters are encouraged to find at least one opportunity to make a financial literacy presentation that week. The following chapter presentations have so far been confirmed:
Oct. 20: Inland Empire; Los Angeles
Oct. 21: Channel Counties; East Bay; Los Angeles; San Joaquin
Oct. 22: Channel Counties; Inland Empire; Peninsula/Silicon Valley
Oct. 23: Bakersfield; San Joaquin
There is still time to organize a presentation in your chapter! Please send all event information to David Lo, CalCPA strategic relations manager.