Gov. Fallin proclaims Oklahoma Society of CPAs Day

August 15, 2018

Governor Mary Fallin has proclaimed Aug. 23, 2018, Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Day, in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the OSCPA.

The OSCPA has been celebrating its centennial since August 2017 with a variety of activities and events, including the unveiling of an exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center, the 100th Annual Members Meeting featuring pop icon Ben Stein, a Centennial Celebration evening event where members and guests dressed and celebrated in prohibition-era style and culminating with the governor’s proclamation of OSCPA day on the group’s 100th birthday.

On Aug. 23, 1918, the Secretary of the State of Oklahoma issued a charter for perpetual life for the OSCPA, much to the excitement of its 31 founding members. A century later, the excitement returns with the governor’s proclamation.

“We are so excited that Governor Fallin took time from her busy schedule to acknowledge the contributions of our many members to the great state of Oklahoma,” said OSCPA President and CEO, Blaine Peterson, CPA, JD. “I feel confident this organization, with its professional and dedicated members, will be around serving Oklahomans and Oklahoma businesses for a long time to come.”

Governor Fallin’s proclamation reads as follows:

Whereas:          The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants is the only statewide professional association of Certified Public Accountants in Oklahoma; and

Whereas:          The members of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants is devoted to promoting the public image and professionalism of Certified Public Accountants; and

Whereas:          In addition to providing quality continuing education and opportunities for growth and interaction, as well as building and developing leadership skills among CPAs; and

Whereas:          The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants was established on the 23rd day of August 1918 for the purpose of representing members in a timely, responsive and creative basis; and

Whereas:          The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants is celebrating its Centennial year;

Therefore:   I, Governor Mary Fallin, do hereby proclaim this the 23rd day of August, 2018 as Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Day, and hereby call upon all citizens of Oklahoma thereof to render support to the members of this organization and to make themselves aware of Certified Public Accountants and how they can serve you.

For more information about the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants or to join the OSCPA, visit www.oscpa.com.

With more than 6,500 members in public practice, industry, government and education, the OSCPA is Oklahoma’s only statewide professional association of CPAs. For 100 years, the organization has continued to provide professional education, conduct quality reviews and promote and maintain high standards of integrity and competence within the accounting profession. Visit www.oscpa.com for information about joining the OSCPA, www.KnowWhatCounts.org for a free CPA referral and 30-minute consultation.

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