Silicon Valley/San Jose Chapter
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November 21, 2014
By Karl-Heinz Lachnit, CPA
I had the opportunity to attend the CalCPA Council meeting Nov. 5 in Los Angeles. There were, as usual, the normal business items. We had an update on our statewide membership, which was down since my first annual council meeting in June 2013, but understand that this dip in the 38,000 plus members from more than 40,000 a little more than a year ago is mostly due to timing.
We also had quite an interesting presentation from the president of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). NABA started in 1969 with nine members and has grown into a nationwide association. At the outset of her presentation she had all of us answer some basic questions that, in short, made most of us realize the lack of our understanding of diversity in our society.
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Please consider contributing to our chapter’s Scholarship Fund. Each year we award scholarships to outstanding accounting students from 13 of our local colleges and universities.
Download a contribution form.
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
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact program associate Stephanie Stewart or committee chair
Roger Laux for more information.
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.
Unwrap knowledge that will help carry you through 2014 and into 2015 at our Education Foundation December conferences, including our inaugural Startup Business Conference:
- Dec. 8: Wine Industry (live or webcast)
- Dec. 9: Wine Industry Fundamentals (live and webcast)
- Dec. 11: Startup Business (live and webcast)
- Dec. 12: International Tax (live and webcast)
Find more information and register today online.