2011 Quarter Century Club
More than 200 Quarter Centurions honoured for careers dedicated to excellence
New members of the Quarter Century Club
“Where have the last 25 years gone?” It was a question on the minds of many who attended the recent meeting of the Quarter Century Club on May 13, 2011. The popular annual event celebrates and honours the men and women who have achieved 25 years and, in some cases, 50 years of active CGA membership. This year, 216 CGAs qualified to join the celebrated 25-year club, another 17 qualified for the 50-year club, and many of them gathered at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver to mark their achievement.
The awards gala began with a presentation by Bruce Hurst, FCGA, Chair of the Association’s Board of Governors, who appropriately recalled the importance of adding those three simple letters after each member’s name. “Twenty-five years ago – or in some instances, 50 years ago for our Members’ Emeriti – each of you walked across the stage at Convocation and received your CGA designation,” Hurst told the members. “That singular achievement opened up a whole new world of opportunities, on both a personal and a professional level.”
The new Quarter Century Club members represent only a small sample of the Association’s more than 10,000 active members, but their personal and professional achievements are a testament to the tremendous reputation that CGAs enjoy in B.C. The evening honoured and celebrated the newest Quarter Century Club and Half Century Club members for their outstanding service and contribution to the accounting profession. “We belong to an incredible Association and you all deserve special recognition for upholding the values and ideals we hold dear,” Hurst said.
Top left: 50 years of CGA membership:
(standing from left to right) Clem Haziza, CGA; Anthony Mise, CGA; (sitting from left to right) Edward Turner, CGA; Chris Trunkfield, FCGA; and Henry Benjamin, CGA.
Top right: CGA-BC Board Member David Sale, CGA, (left) receives his QCC award from CGA-BC Chair Bruce Hurst, FCGA.
Centre left: Quarter Century Club Chair Bill Schulz, CGA, welcomed more than 130 new QCC members and their guests to the awards gala in Vancouver and presided over the Club's annual general meeting.
Centre right: Sophie Lui, co-host of the Global BC Morning News, served as master of ceremonies and shared a few highlights about what each member had achieved during the past 25 years.
Bottom left: Gail Perkins, CGA, receives her QCC award from CGA-BC Chair Bruce Hurst, FCGA.
Bottom right: Moe Jones, FCGA, CGA-BC Educational Foundation representative and CGA-BC Past Chair, provided an update on the Foundation and spoke about the importance of giving back.