Hawaii Association of 
Public Accountants

Upcoming events

    • 8 Jun 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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    HAPA Oahu Chapter

    Installation Banquet 2022

    Wednesday Evening, June 8, 2022
    5:30 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.

    The Kahala Hotel & Resort
    Waialae Ballroom 

    5000 Kahala Avenue
    Honolulu, HI  96816

    Download Invitation PDF

    Cost 

    Members Free

    First Guest $50, Additional guests $75 each

    Children over 2 yrs. old to 9 yrs. old $30 each

    (Children 2 yrs. old and under free)

    RSVP: No later than Monday, May 23, 2022

    There will be a no-show fee of $100 charged for members and guests.

    Guest Speaker

    Naoko Page, Certified Yoga Instructor and Co-Founder and Operator of Fluxelife

    Naoko Page is a Certified Yoga Instructor and co-founder and operator of Fluxelife, a local company helping workplaces to simplify and implement comprehensive wellness programs for employees and their families through education and support.  She believes that everyone has the ability to heal themselves and her passion is to share the importance of mental hygiene and managing stress for disease prevention and overall well-being.  She is a former Stress Management Specialist for the ‘Ekahi Ornish Program which empowered hundreds of participants to take control of their minds and bodies to make better choices for a healthier, happier life.

    Oahu Chapter Slate of Officers For 2022 - 2023

    President: Eric Matsuda

    Vice President: Denise Yoshida

    Treasurer: Terry T. Tamura

    Secretary: Claudia S. Oshima

    Director: Jennifer Luke

    Director: Yi Chen

    HAPA 66th Annual State Convention

    Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, Kapaa, Hawaii
    June 22 – 25, 2022


    This year’s convention offers two days of informative seminars, and the opportunity to meet and unwind with other members of HAPA from throughout the State at various social events.  Plan to attend now, and bring your family along to enjoy the convention events – Golf Tournament, Smith Family Garden Luau, Convention Banquet and optional tours.

    Visit the 66th Annual State Convention Event Page for more convention and hotel information.


    Convention Rebate for Oahu Chapter Members $400* 

    *Must meet the following to qualify for the rebate:

    1) Must have been a member in good standing as of February 28, 2022

    2) Must be a paid registered convention attendee


    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 25 Jun 2022
    • Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, Kapaa, Hawaii
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    Hawaii Association of Public Accountants
    66th Annual State Convention on Kauai

    June 22 - 25, 2022
    at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, Kapaa, Hawaii  
    Hosted by the Kauai Chapter of HAPA

    Download Registration Forms


    **To register multiple attendees online see detailed instructions at the bottom of the page


    Schedule of Events:

    • Wednesday, June 22, 2022:  Golf Tournament, Board of Directors Meeting

    • Thursday, June 23, 2022: Technical Sessions: (6 hours CPE)
      Morning SessionsU.S. and Hawaii Economic Outlooks
      Lecturer: Paul H. Brewbaker, Ph.D., CBE, Economist, TZ Economics, Honolulu, Hawaii
      Late Morning/Afternoon Session: Hawaii State Tax Update
      Lecturers:
       StateTax Director Isaac W. Choy, CPA and State Tax Department Staff
      Thursday eveningSmith Family Garden Luau
    • Friday, June 24, 2022: Technical Session: Federal Tax Update  (8 hours CPE)
      Lecturer:  Bob Jennings, CPA, EA of TaxSpeaker, Jeffersonville, Indiana
      Friday Evening66th Annual HAPA State Convention Banquet
    • Saturday, June 26, 2022: Tentative optional tours pending participation: Alekoko Menehune Fishpond and Kilohana Plantation Train Ride

    Optional Tour Details:

    ALAKOKO (MENEHUNE FISHPOND) - Architectural Discussion
    Discussion by an Architect on the cultural and environmental stewardship of the Alakoko (Menehune Fishpond). Menehune Fishpond is located just above the Nawiliwili Harbor. Alakoko (Menehune Fishpond) got its name from the legend that a small race of people known as Menehune built these ponds 1,000 years ago. The ponds which create a dam across a portion of the Huleia River was used to trap fish to feed the ali’i (Hawaiian royalty). Large stones were used to create walls 900 feet across and five feet high. Legend says the ponds were completed overnight.

    KILOHANA PLANTATION RAILWAY – Train Ride
    Built in the 1930's, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai's past combined with assorted island-style activities, dining, and shopping. Ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway, winding its way through the plantation's working farms and orchards. Learn about Kauai's history, enjoy the beautiful views and stop to feed the pigs! Take the afternoon to stroll the grounds and explore the 16,000 sq. foot plantation home. Stop in at Koloa Rum Co. for a rum tasting or for a full "Rum & Dining Experience." Visit the various artisan shops located around the grounds and both upstairs and downstairs in the Kilohana home.

    Registration Fees:

    Registration fees include seminars, continental breakfasts, lunches, Thursday night luau and Friday night banquet. Early registration forms and payments must be received by May 16,2022. Late registration fees will apply for all registration forms and payments received after this date. HAPA member fees are available ONLY to paid-up members. Non-Member registration fees will apply to delinquent members (unpaid member dues).

    Special Convention Registration Fee Rebates:

    In order to encourage attendance by HAPA members, the various Island chapters are offering special registration fee rebates to HAPA members only. For information on rebates and rules for obtaining rebates, contact the following chapter presidents:

    Hawaii - Shannon Wibberley (808) 935-5404

    Kauai – Ann Kennedy (808) 245-8343

    Maui – Colleen Takamura (808) 242-4600, ext. 5

    Oahu – Eric Matsuda (808) 949-7651

    Cancellations:

    Cancellation notification received prior to May 16, 2022, will be refunded 100% and cancellations prior to June 15, 2022, will be refunded 75%. The refund percentages apply to fees for registration and all other events. Any cancellation received after June 15, 2022, will not qualify for any refund of the registration fee and extra event tickets.

    Hotel Travel and Local Transportation:

    Each participant is responsible for his/her own hotel, travel, and ground transportation arrangements and costs.

    The HAPA convention hotel is Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort is offering a special group rate of $235 per night for

    Start Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

    End Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Last Date to Book: Monday, May 23, 2022

    Book your group rate for Hawaii Association of Public Accountants hotel reservation link:

    https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1646258342223&key=GRP&app=resvlink

    If you prefer not to use this link you can also access the group booking page by going to sheratonkapaa.com and inputting the groups code:

    HAPHAPA for garden view or HAPHAPC for ocean view

    We were advised that the ocean view rooms are limited and if you receive an error message when trying to book ocean view, it means the category is sold out.


    Convention Hotel:

    The HAPA convention hotel is the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort.

    Book your group rate for Hawaii Association of Public Accountants
    Hotel Reservation Link:
    https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1646258342223&key=GRP&app=resvlink

    • $235 USD +tax  per night for Garden View Room
    • $265 USD +tax per night for Ocean View Room  (subject to availability)

    Rental Car Arrangements:

     Please make your rental car arrangements as soon as possible due to a possible shortage of rental cars!


    Special airfare rates available through Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program:

    HAPA is pleased to announce its participation in the Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program. Special discounted airfares are available to HAPA members and their families. These discounts change from time to time and the program offers the lowest available HawaiianAir.com web fares, in addition to discounted fares such as 5% off for flights between the mainland U.S. and Hawaii. HAPA members should book their reservation as follows:

    Step 1. Log onto www.HawaiianAir.com/Affiliate

    Step 2. Enter our program code "HAPAHAL" (not case sensitive)

    This is another HAPA member benefit! Use this code to fly to the HAPA State Convention on Kauai and for any other trips you may take between islands or to the mainland. You will still be able to earn your own Hawaiian Miles under this program.

    More Good News!

    Plans for the Japan Conference in Narita, Japan are back on track.  While it no longer will serve as our annual convention, much of the original content and activities are being scheduled.  

    So, plan on attending the conference November 7 - 10, 2022 at the Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport Hotel.  Conference plans are based on the expectation that Japan will allow citizens from the U.S. into Japan with minimal COVID restrictions.  More details to follow.


    Mark Your Calendar and Save the Dates!!!


    **To make multiple registrations
    under one invoice:
     


    Start by registering with the account that will be paying for the group.

    Fill in all of the relevant registration information and choose either Pay Online or Invoice Me  to complete the first registration.

    On the next screen choose New Registration to start the next registration.
    (see blue arrow)

    Repeat the process for all new registrations. When you are done with all of the registrations, click the View / Pay Invoice to pay the total invoice for all of the registrations.

Hawaii Association of Public Accountants is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 61043, Honolulu HI 96839

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