Recap: 2019 MET in Vernon

CPABC member engagement tour event in Vernon on October 18, 2019. Photo by Charlene Smart.

CPAs gathered in Vernon for the biennial Member Engagement Tour event hosted by the CPABC Okanagan Chapter to learn about the latest labour market research for accountants, connect with the local CPA network, and celebrate member milestones.

Approximately 40 CPAs were in attendance to listen to a presentation by members of CPABC’s leadership team – Jan Sampson FCPA, FCA, Executive Vice President, Member & Student Experience, and Ben Sander FCPA, FCA, CPABC Board Chair.  The presenters provided an update on the CPABC and BC government study examining the labour market and changing market expectations and the skills needed to succeed now and in the future.  They also discussed the impact of technology on the accounting profession and the progress being made on the CPA Canada Foresight project.

Charlene Smart CPA CGA, chair of the Practitioner Forum – Vernon, was also in attendance and acted as the official photographer at the event.

The MET provided an opportunity to acknowledge members attaining key milestones.  Robert Shuler CPA CA was recognized for 55 years as a member followed by Patrick Lett FCPA FCA for 50 years.   Two other members, Olaf Plummer CPA CA and Teresa Kolman CPA CGA, were recognized for 25 years and 10 years respectively.

Congratulations to these members on their milestone years!

(left to right) Local practitioner Charlene Smart with Robert Shuler who was recognized for his 55 years as a member. Photo by Charlene Smart.

(left to right) 50 year member Patrick Lett with Ben Sander, CPABC Board Chair. Photo by Charlene Smart.

Olaf Plummer (right) with CPABC Board Chair Ben Sander (left). Photo by Charlene Smart.

(left to right) Ben Sander with Teresa Kolman celebrating 10 years as a member. Photo by Charlene Smart.

And, an enthusiastic thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to organize the Vernon MET stop and to all who attended.

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