The VSCPA Centennial Celebration Cruise was a blast, and a great opportunity to commemorate our 100-year history. Onboard, members really enjoyed reminiscing, and it was great to hear their stories illustrating how the profession and the VSCPA have evolved over the years.
But I think our new VSCPA Chair of the Board, Jamie Walker, CPA, said it best in his address during the 100th Annual Meeting: “While we take this opportunity to celebrate the past, we also need to look to the future. Members are the lifeblood of the organization, and they will get most value from VSCPA through volunteerism — from being involved in local chapter, statewide initiatives as well as AICPA.”
As this year’s chair, Jamie plans to concentrate on getting members involved and encouraging everyone to volunteer. He wants to “raise the bar in active member participation in Society activities as well as outreach to members.”
As we move forward into our next 100 years, we need members who are as passionate and involved as those in the past in order to leave a new legacy and make a true impact for the profession.