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President's Message

A New Year’s Resolution

January 1, 2015

By Karl-Heinz Lachnit, CPA

 As I thought of my New Year’s resolutions, which of course included the obligatory diet and exercise, there was one  important addition.

Some of you know one of my desires and objectives this year is to help drive CalCPA membership. The CalCPA Education Foundation recently put on a Startup Business Conference Dec. 11 at the Double Tree in San Jose with about 100 participants in attendance. The conference also was provided via webcast with approximately 60 participants logging in. The conference was the first of its kind for the Ed Foundation and geared toward emerging companies, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals. The agenda was quite comprehensive with an extensive panel.

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Chapter News

Honorees Night: An Evening to Remember! Celebrating the Past, Present & Future

Thursday, Jan. 29
Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Doubletree Hotel, San Jose

Join us as we honor outstanding students and accounting profession veterans for their accomplishments and contributions. The evening starts with an appetizer reception, followed by an inspiring program and delicious dinner. The night will include the recognition of:

  • Scholarship award recipients
  • Lifetime achievement award recipient: Stewart Karlinsky, CPA (emeritus faculty, San Jose State University)
  • Past chapter presidents
  • 40-year life members

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact program associate Stephanie Stewart or committee chair
Roger Laux
for more information.

Register or learn more.

2015-16 Slate of Officers and Directors

The chapter board has approved the following slate of officers and directors for 2015–16 as proposed by the chapter’s Nomination Committee. Eligible chapter members will receive a separate email at a later date asking for the approval of the proposed slate.

President: Lynda R. Boman (Boman Accounting Group, Inc.)
Vice President: Jonathan Straus (Lautze & Lautze)
Secretary: Robert A. Lee (Robert Lee & Associates)
Treasurer: Megan Thompson (Thompson Accounting)
Past President: Karl-Heinz Lachnit (Landrum & Company, Inc.)

(Second year of a two-year term 2014-16)
Mark R. Daines (GALLINA LLP)
Perry J. Forschino (Veyna & Forschino)
Gerald Nangoy (eBay)
Amanda M. Oberg (Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP)

(First year of a two-year term 2015-17)
Ruoyu Loughry
Annette Nellen (San Jose State University)
Philip V. Taluban (Ocean Mist Farms)
Barry Wen (Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.)

CalCPA Council Representatives (2015-16)
Lynda R. Boman (Boman Accounting Group, Inc.)
Perry J. Forschino (Veyna & Forschino)
Karl-Heinz Lachnit (Landrum & Company, Inc.)
Jonathan Straus (Lautze & Lautze)

April 16: Giants vs. Diamondbacks at AT&T Park

Thursday, April 16

Exclusive Offer for Chapter Members:
Buy 3 tickets and get one FREE

Join your CalCPA colleagues and friends Thursday, April 16, for peanuts, Cracker Jacks and great baseball. Celebrate the end of tax season in style with unlimited food, beer and wine; indoor and outdoor seating; and your own private entrance into AT&T Park. Step onto the field and take part in a networking grand slam and meet CalCPA members from throughout the state. Don’t miss an inning between the 2014 World Champion Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Step up to the plate and register today—last year’s event sold out in just a few weeks!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Giants vs. Diamondbacks at AT&T Park
4:30 p.m./doors open; 7:15 p.m./first pitch
Location: AT&T Park
Cost: By Feb. 28: $100/members and guests
(after Feb. 28: $125/members and guests)

For San Jose Silicon Valley chapter members enjoy an exclusive offer, purchase three tickets and get one FREE. To take advantage of this offer, please contact Stephanie Stewart.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

CalCPA News

Jan. 21: CPA Day at the Capitol

CPA Day at the Capitol is one of the most important events for CalCPA members to attend. During each legislative session, bills are introduced that impact you, your clients or your employer. As the business climate continues to change and new legislators take office, we need to build bipartisan relationships with those who share our commitment to the CPA profession. Take a proactive approach to increasing your voice in the political arena and help policymakers understand the issues facing California CPAs.

Register Today.

And read about recent advocacy success in the December 2014 issue of California CPA.

CalCPA Committees: Connect | Share | Grow

Use your talents at the statewide level—serve on our CalCPA committees for 2015-16.

From estate planning to technology, and from personal financial planning to taxation, there’s a committee meeting your interests and expertise.

Work with your peers on projects that increase members’ technical knowledge, enhance the profession’s image and draw the best and brightest into accounting—all while you build leadership skills and make valuable contacts. The application deadline is Jan. 15. Committee appointments will be made later that month and committee term is May 1-April 30.

And we’ve redesigned the process to make it easier and faster for you.

Please note: If you serve on a state committee and would like to continue, reapplication is necessary.

Apply now.

Membership News

Waste No Food

Waste No Food is a non-profit, started by 15 year old Kiran Sridhar, that provides a web-based "marketplace" allowing excess food to be donated from the food service industry to qualified charities that work with the needy.

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Local Interest Groups

From technical committees to discussion groups, the Silicon Valley San Jose Chapter offers a variety of opportunities to exchange information and connect with your peers. Lists committees or other information within the chapter.



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Program Associate:
Stephanie Stewart
(408) 983-1122

Division Director:
Membership and Strategic Programming
Jill Gorman
(650) 522-3204

1800 Gateway Drive, Ste. 200
San Mateo, CA 94404-4072

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