M A Y / J U N E 2 0 2 1 6 nebraska cpas PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE BY JONI SUNDQUIST, NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF CPAS A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS Spring is the season of new beginnings. With warmer weather, blooming f lowers, and graduation parties, it’s a time of hope, growth, and inspiration. Spring is also an important time at your Society, as April starts our new fiscal year. Looking back, we truly have achieved some awesome things this past year. Despite the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, your Society adapted and stepped up tomeet a wide variety of challenges head on—publishing a new and improved website, pushing relevant content and updates to members, holding virtual CPE courses and meetings, and promoting legislation and regulatory solutions to benefit the profession. John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” In other words, although we may have successfully navigated the muddy waters created by the pandemic, we must not “miss the future.” Renew Your Membership Today! As you consider the future, we hope you continue to look to the Society as your go-to resource for education, information, and advocacy. Please reinvest in yourself and your profession by renewing your membership to the Society in 2021—and encourage These students took the f irst step toward f inding their future career in accounting by participating in the Discover Accounting program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in June. Society Chairman Ryan Burger, far right, encouraged participants to explore a meaningful career as a CPA.