Greetings fellow Inland Empire Chapter members.
I find every season of the year offers something unique and special to the way we experience life. The fall and winter holiday seasons are extra special in a way that brings people together for all kinds of gatherings and celebrations. Last month a small group of CalCPA Inland Empire Chapter members spent half a day together volunteering at Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino, where we helped pack hundreds of boxes of essentials for others, while also getting to know each other better. Feeding America helps to ensure that over 400,000 people in the greater Inland Empire have access to food and other resources.
Over the many years that I’ve volunteered at CalCPA, I have met so many generous members with such wonderful diversity, from students to 40+ year members, and everything in-between. The CalCPA community is strong together, and one of the many ways our chapter loves to show their support for the next generation is by supporting accounting students. Our chapter fundraising efforts this year alone have raised $26,000 that will go to students in the Inland Empire. If you’re an accounting student or know one, the scholarship application period is open now, and you can find more information here. Students, I hope you will seek ways to get connected with others in the profession and consider applying for a scholarship.
Whether you are off to adventure or prefer a more relaxed and quiet time at home this year, I wish you a blessed holiday season full of joyous memories. I look forward to connecting with you at a future chapter event in the New Year.