President's Message

Patricia J. Mayer, CMA, CPA:

Welcome to the Diablo Valley Chapter #356 for the fiscal year 2020-21!

The last time I served as your president was in 1994-95 and thought I’d never do it again, but several of our other past presidents, specifically Liz Ramos, Scott McMurry, and Gail Bergunde unselfishly served multiple years, so I thought it was time for me to step up again.

After my term ended in 1995, I didn’t stray far, but remained as a director on the Board, working and enjoying all the things the chapter has to offer, such as the interesting, substantive continuing education credits (CPE) on topics that were relevant to the business world, the networking which provided satisfying and long term friendships, and the access and ability to commiserate with other accounting professionals on workday challenges.

During this current pandemic, our Board is considering offering video (Zoom type) learning experiences where you can listen from your home or office and earn cpe. As soon as Contra Costa County lifts the restrictions, we plan on having in person breakfasts again where one can earn 2 hours of CPE and network with the other attendees.

If there’s a particular subject you’d like to hear, please let us know. We’d also like to know what time and day of the week works best for you. Right now we are considering subjects such as updates in employment laws due to Covid-19 and the corresponding tax law changes.

Hope to hear from you via email pattmayer@earthlink.net or telephone: 925-689-1440.