2015-2016 Northern California Chapter Board Members

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Upcoming Event

Tax Savings for Freelancers

Mark your calendars, purchase tickets and join your medical writing colleagues for the next program of the Northern California American Medical Writers Association—Tax Savings for Freelancers—on Sept 17th from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Delancey Street Restaurant in San Francisco. Space is limited. The program features a delicious brunch and primer on saving money on taxes. This is a good time to review your tax plans before the end of the fiscal year 2016. Take advantage of this timely program to see how you may be able to save on your tax bill.

Joshua Cooper, CPA, founder and president of Tax Lovin', is our guest speaker. Mr. Cooper educates individuals and businesses about stress-free tax preparation and healthy ways to approach accounting. We'll discuss individual tax strategies, the tax implications of different business formations, best practices for working with bookkeepers, and how to live your life as a tax deduction.

The meeting will start with a short networking period at 11:30 AM, which will be followed by brunch; the presentation will begin at 12:30 PM, and will close with a question and answer session.

  • What: Tax Savings for Freelancers

  • When: 11:30 to 2 pm; Saturday, September 17th, 2016

  • Where: Delancey Street Restaurant. Address: 600 The Embarcadero (at Brannan), San Francisco, CA 94107. Map.

  • Cost: $23.00 (+$2.26 Eventbrite fee)

  • Get your tickets now!

    We look forward to seeing you on the 17th!


    Volunteers Needed!

    Summer Social

    We urgently need volunteers. Really.

    The executive team and committee chairs have reviewed chapter activities with the goal of clearly identifying needs and partitioning tasks into discrete activities that foster maximum leadership experience and minimize time commitments—all the while building friendships.

    Various positions need to be filled.

    Please note that although we have recently filled positions for: Jobs List Administrator, members of the Newsletter team, and Communications Committee Chair, there will always be a need for team members/proxies in the various committees. Please review our chapter's list of available positions. If you find something that interests you, please contact Caren Rickhoff (email or phone 408.730.5743), and either she or a member of our BOD or members at large will contact you to discuss the position further.

    AND, dear colleagues: don't be surprised if one of us contacts you proactively!

    In our efforts to engage more active members over the next several months, we will be reaching out to members in one-on-one contacts. We need your help to build the chapter's list of services, enhance our programs, broaden our outreach to related professional societies, and create fun, interactive—and informal—networking opportunities.


    Our Chapter

    The Northern California Chapter is one of twenty regional chapters of the American Medical Writers Association. With almost 250 members in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii, it has been an active and thriving chapter for over twenty years. AMWA members are an integral part of Northern California's large and dynamic medical products industry, as well as its eminent medical research and medical education communities.

    If you live within our geographic area, you are automatically added to our chapter membership when you join the national organization. If you would like to learn more about our chapter and opportunities to become more involved, please contact our President Caren Rickhoff.

    Site Mission

  • Help Northern California members keep in touch with the chapter and with each other

  • Represent our chapter in the biomedical and communications communities

  • Help writers find the education, tools, and information they need to use the Internet and other publishing media effectively in their professional lives