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By Scott Donnelly
I recently heard the quote, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” It really struck me, so I immediately asked Siri who the quote is attributed to. Siri responded “Muhammad Ali.” Being involved in many charitable organizations, I find this comment to be very profound. Obviously there are similar passages that imply the same message. However, his death makes it clear that there is only a certain period of time you can serve others.
Charitable service can range from purchasing items to give to the needy, to participating in building a home for a working poor family. My children were expected to give back to the community when they were young. They typically volunteered time cleaning up the beach, passing out food at holiday times or reading books to young children at the local library. Now, as adults, I don’t need to encourage them to volunteer; they do it on their own.
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Connect with other CalCPA young and emerging professionals and join our chapter’s YEP Committee. All you need to do is update your member profile and you will receive notifications of upcoming YEP events.
Questions: Contact program associate Tracey Zink via email or call (810) 546-3554 for any questions.
July 28: Young and Emerging Professionals (YEP) Committee:
Joint Networking Mixer With CFALA, NAIFA, YTL
This committee is for public or private professionals with five-10 years of experience who are in manager, director, vice president or similar roles—or are looking to take their careers to the next level. Our committee offers events where you can learn, network and see what distinguishes an average leader from a great one. Share leadership stories, learn from others’ challenges and successes, and get a plan together that will help you advance your career.
Aug 2: LA Emerging Executives Committee: Biz Dev Breakthrough
Sponsoring an Emerging Executives event is a great way to connect with public or private professionals. As a sponsor, you will have a great opportunity to meet these professionals and promote yourself and your company. Do you have a conference room that seats at least 20-30? Inquire about in-kind sponsorship!
If you’d like to be a sponsor, contact program associate Jackie Quinn-Piper.
The 2016-2017 board of directors installation took place at the Historic Redondo Beach Library. CalCPA members enjoyed a festive Hawaiian Luau complete with hula dancers and floral leis.
2016-17 Board of Directors
President: Scott Donnelly, CPA (PDM LLP)
First Vice President: Martin L. Sniewski, CPA (Crowe Horwath LLP )
Vice President: Dina Britten, CPA
Vice President: Carrie Hidding, CPA (TeamCFO)
Vice President: Miklos Ringbauer, CPA
Treasurer: Justin Gugajew, CPA (CohnReznick LLP)
Secretary: Freshta Ali, CPA (CohnReznick LLP)
Immediate Past President: Tayiika M. Dennis, CPA (NSBN LLP)
The chapter awarded 10 scholarships to deserving students of Los Angeles universities totaling $20,000:
We would like to thank the following for their generous contributions to our LA Chapter Scholarship Fund! The LA Chapter recently awarded $20,000 to Los Angeles area students. Your support goes a long way in shaping the pathway to future CPA careers!
This year the chapter held 11 networking events, which included partnerships with nine professional organizations for a total attendance of more than 1,200. As a sponsor, you will have the unique opportunity to promote yourself and your company to our chapter’s 11,000 members, plus hundreds of other financial professionals who attend our events. This is a great way to start your involvement with the CPA community.
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