HAPA Board Meeting – Wed., June 22, 2016

HAPA 2016 Oahu Chapter Installation Banquet

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Hawaii Prince Hotel

 

HAPA Oahu Chapter Installation Banquet

HAPA Oahu Chapter Installation Banquet

HAPA Big Island Chapter Accounting Scholarships

Left to Right: Keith Marrack (Scholarship Chairman), Sangkueon Kim, Rebecca Tangpalan, Allana Nicole Picana, and Sandra Silva (HAPA Big Island Chapter President.) Missing are Christopher Hu and Jubylen Teehee

Left to Right: Keith Marrack (Scholarship Chairman), Sangkueon Kim, Rebecca Tangpalan, Allana Nicole Picana, and Sandra Silva (HAPA Big Island Chapter President.) Missing are Christopher Hu and Jubylen Teehee

scholarship-clipart-ScholarshipsThe Big Island Chapter of the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA) recently awarded five scholarships totaling $3,500 to five students pursuing accounting degrees.  Applicants are judged based on academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, a personal letter of introduction, and financial need.  The five awardees for the 2016-2017 academic year include:  Christopher Hu, a 2013 Waiakea High School graduate now attending Lindfield College; Jubylen Teehee, a 2014 Hawaii Community College graduate now attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo; Sangkueon Kim who attends Hawaii Community College; Allana Nicole Picana who attends Hawaii Community College; and Rebecca Tangpalan, a 2010 Hilo High School graduate now attending Hawaii Community College.

HAPA is a state-wide organization of accounting professionals that offers continuing professional education and fellowship among the business community.  The Big Island Chapter includes over 80 Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants, and Associates.  HAPA scholarships are offered to encourage students to pursue careers in accounting and will again be offered for the 2017-2018 academic year.

HAPA Big Island Chapter’s 2016 Outstanding Member

Left to Right: Sandra Silva (Big Island Chapter President), Necelyn Cabalce (Outstanding Member of the Year) and Eric Matsuda (State HAPA President)

Left to Right: Sandra Silva (Big Island Chapter President), Necelyn Cabalce (Outstanding Member of the Year) and Eric Matsuda (State HAPA President)

The Big Island Chapter’s Outstanding Member this year is Necelyn Cabalce.  Necelyn has been on the executive board since joining HAPA and has been an active member by attending numerous events over the years.  She is a senior financial services specialist with the tax, accounting and business consulting firm of Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates, LLC and has been with the firm since June 2012.  Originally, from the Big Islands, Necelyn graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Before joining Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates, she worked as a summer intern and later became a full-time employee at a medium-size California regional firm for 4 years.  Necelyn is a certified public accountant in both California and Hawaii.  This year, Necelyn will move from Treasurer to Vice-President for our chapter.

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HAPA Big Island Chapter Executive Board Members

Executive PositionBoard MemberAddressEmail
PresidentSandra Silva, CPAP.O. Box 177
Hilo, HI 96721
sandcastle808@yahoo.com
Vice-PresidentNecelyn E. Cabalce, CPA101 Aupuni Street, Ste. 139
Hilo, HI 96720
hapasecretary@gmail.com
TreasurerCary Oshiro301 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
cary@eghucpa.com
SecretaryShannon Wibberly101 Aupuni Street, Ste. 139
Hilo, HI 96720
ssanekane@tihcpa

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