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Northern California Seminar Day
October 1, 2015
Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley


Southern California Seminar Day
December 3, 2015
Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles

Webinar Series

December 4, 2015 - Presentation from Jason McNeal of Gonser Gerber

February, 2016 - PMATS:  A Case Study in Custom Reports, by Jennie Petrini of RAND

More to be announced...


CARA Statewide Conference
May 5 & 6, 2016
Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza
Downtown Sacramento


CARA'S 2015 Membership Drive is Underway!

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CARA is now on Facebook!

Volunteer Corner

The CARA Board encourages you to volunteer for one of our committees. This is a great way to meet colleagues and develop your leadership skills. We always needs help at our events, writers for the newsletter, improving and adding value to membership, social media gurus, presenters and subject matter experts. If you are interested, please contact the chair of the committees below. And become part of the CARA experience!

CARA Committees:
Social Media – Chair, James Vermillion
Program – Chair, Mandy Beckham
Membership – Chair, Lisa Johnston
Events – Chair, Shoshana Carter
Writing and Communication – Chair, Donna Gutierrez


Relationship Science

President's Letter to Members 

Fresh from New Orleans, join your colleagues for their takeaways from this year’s APRA Conference. We have three exciting opportunities to connect north to south! For those of you who went to APRA, please bring three take aways you can share with your colleagues.

If you are not located near a city listed below and are interested in hosting or attending an APRA Recap in your area, please contact Mandy Beckham at


Sacramento Area: August 28

APRA Recap brown bag lunch at UC Davis on August 28 at Noon
UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis (Large Conference Room)
Driving directions:
RSVP to Kathy Henderson at


Bay Area: August 14

APRA Recap brown bag lunch at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Fdn on August 14 at Noon 2201 Broadway, Suite 600, Oakland CA 94612 (Foundation Offices)
RSVP to Mallory Lass at
Thanks to Chris Shields for hosting!


Los Angeles Area: August 18

APRA Recap at the Congregration Ale House on August 18th from 5-7pm
300 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91105
RSVP to Geeta Ramdat at


San Diego Area: August 14

APRA Recap brown bag lunch at UC San Diego on August 14 @ 12:30. 10300 N. Torrey Pines Rd - La Jolla, CA 92093 Torrey Pines Center North (2nd Floor) entrance, boardroom
RSVP to Andillon Hackney at


Looking to the Fall:

Northern California Seminar Day The date is set and we are excited to have it for another year at the Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley on October 1, 2015. Look out for our upcoming Speaker Spotlights. Cami McLaren, a successful business coach and author will be presenting on time management. She also has an upcoming workshop on effective communication skills, if you are interested, check out the flyer.

Southern California Seminar Day This year's SoCal Seminar will be on December 3, 2015.  We are excited to be heading back to last year's location at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. We hope you will join us again in December!  More details to come...

We hope to see you soon at a CARA event soon!


Yours truly,

Andillon Hackney
CARA’s President

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  • 2010 NoCal & SoCal Conference Day
  • 2011 NoCal & SoCal Conference Day
  • 2012 CARA Statewide Conference
  • 2012 NoCal & SoCal Seminar Day
  • 2013 NoCal & SoCal Seminar Day

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