Wednesday, November 18, 2015

One for the Books!

Today’s blog update is from Neo Mulenga, an RSM US tax associate based out of the firm’s Irvine, CA office. Neo was able to attend this year’s RSM Classic, as part of her role as a Birdies Fore Love representative.

When I first got the news that I would be representing the Irvine office, at The RSM Classic this year, I was really excited, so I started asking around about what to expect. My colleagues who have been here, all said I was going to have a good time. That was an understatement. Everything related to the RSM Classic is absolutely amazing – from the car service from the airport right to the hotel. The RSM brand is everywhere. And it’s evident how much giving back to the community means to our firm, and to the residents of Sea Island. I went to the grocery store, and when I told the cashier I worked for RSM, she couldn’t hide her excitement. She even called her supervisor over to meet me.

The welcome reception at the Cloister (where my hotel room is larger than my entire apartment back in California!), will go down in my books as a night to remember. Seriously, I met RSM US Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams, Professional Golfer and Team RSM Member Zach Johnson and Willie Robertson from TV’s Duck Dynasty – and yes, I have pictures to prove it! All three were incredibly nice. Also, I don’t know if many people know this, but Zach could easily pass for comedian. He had the rest of the room in stiches about his experiences as a golf champion.

I also got a chance to try a little clay skeet shooting while on the island. I’ve never held a gun before, but the instructors were really good, and in the end, I was able to shoot eight out of 10 moving targets. That experience – well, actually the entire experience – will also go in my book as things to remember. I truly feel blessed to be part of an amazing company such as RSM.

My last evening on the island, my husband and I attended the Pro-am draw party at Davis Love III’s home – what a beautiful house, and what a wonderful family! They came to meet and greet us, and briefed us about the work they’ve been doing for children and families in need.

I want to thank everyone who is a part of this event, and for the welcoming southern hospitality of all of the tournament volunteers who make it such a successful event!

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