October President’s Message

october-2016-pictureWelcome to Fall 2016! The calendar may indicate that it is the beginning of autumn but, as a longtime resident of Bakersfield, I’ve long been aware that we are not blessed with a lengthy season of fall type weather. Rather, we have a couple of days of fall, revert back to 100 degrees, and then head directly into winter. I hope you all enjoy the cooler weather after the heat of summer.

Speaking of fall, we are within 9 weeks of Thanksgiving. Our organization tries to support families in need at this time of the year by providing the family with a Thanksgiving meal. Last year, we provided meals to five families. Please nominate a deserving family by emailing Kristen at communityaffairs@kcpaonline.org. Also, don’t forget to bring a monetary donation to our October 13th general meeting to help with the cost of the meals.

On December 5th, KCPA and the Kern County Bar Association will hold our annual Holiday Luncheon. This year we will return to the Petroleum Club for this event. Please save the date as we are hoping to have a large turnout for the luncheon.

On another note, I anticipate that our partnership with Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance will commence in after the first of the year. This means that we will hold training sessions to equip those of you who would like to do pro bono work and will begin assisting in the areas of your choice.

Please e-mail me at president@kcpaonline.org if you would like to be added to an e-mail group for announcements of the training dates and other opportunities. In your e-mail, please provide me with your area of expertise and a good contact phone number.

Have a wonderful October.

Karen Clemans

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