Well it’s time to hand over the baton and sail into the sunset. My term as Chair of the Vancouver Chapter will officially come to an end on June 30th. As cliché as it might sound, time really does fly when you are having fun!
The unwavering support and dedication of my executive team and all volunteers (past and present) on each committee, is key to the Chapter that stands before us today. Thank-you to each and every one of you for volunteering your time, sharing your skillsets, and most of all, making my experience as Chair nothing short of incredible. Together we have made a mark in the Chapter world. I have learnt so much from all of you and will really cherish all the memories and friendships made.
A thank you as well to the team at CPABC. It’s certainly been a great experience to collaborate and build the CPA brand in Vancouver. A special mention to David Chiang CPA, CA and the Member Services team for never missing a phone call or email and somehow attending close to all of our events. Not sure what kind of coffee is brewing at your office but I think it might be the best in Canada.
Being part of the Chapter I had the opportunity to lead a group of 20 + volunteers to run marque social events, bring in national speakers for member Chapter PD, engage with countless charities and build a successful online presence. Throughout the course of these adventures, we also held several volunteer appreciation nights, succession planning workshops, established scholarships at local post-secondary institutes, provided forums for PEP students, designed operation manuals, managed a budget to serve 10,000+ members/students, attended premiere CPABC sponsored events in the City, and more!
This is not a humble brag but rather a highlight of the opportunities available on the board. We have a number of members moving up into new roles at the Chapter hence we are always looking for new volunteers. Would any of these skills elevate your professional toolbox? Click here to get in touch with us.
Lastly I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the incoming Chair, Matt Wong CPA, CGA. I know the Chapter will continue to flourish under your leadership.
My sailboat awaits (I wish!),
Mandeep Mann, CPA, CGA
CPA Vancouver Chapter Chair