Hurray! Summer has officially arrived. All of us may be busy with vacation plans, and children at home when they are out of school. I would like to proudly share with our membership that we have raised nearly $3,300 for the CGA-BC Educational Foundation, for the period from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Students who are in financial need can apply for financial assistance from the Foundation.
We had a Spring Student Night on May 27, 2014. I would personally like to extend my thanks to everyone who attended the event, including students, members, representatives from the CGA/CPA BC Association and the Board. Special thanks go to Stanley Chang, a CGA-BC Board of Governors Member for the updates on the CPA merger, Jerrick Barroso, Coordinator – PEP, CGA-BC, Manpreet Gill from Fortis BC, and Henry Kahng, Coordinator, Practical Experience, and Natalie Makortoff, Coordinator, Student Services, CGA-BC for the update on student services. I also enjoyed delivering the “Strategic Communication” presentation to the membership. The presentation focused on two main issues: how to deliver the message successfully, and how to overcome the fear of public speaking.
We also held an Annual Chapter Event (ACE) on June 19, 2014 with one CPD hour. I would like to give heartfelt thanks to Tom Senft, a CGA-BC Board of Governors Member, for sharing some insights on the new CPA program, and Phillip Ashworth, an associate portfolio manager from Odlum Brown for his presentation on financial investments.