Participation in groups is important personally as well as professionally.
I have been a member of my Synagogue for 20 years, holding various leadership positions such as Committee leads and Club Presidents, and leading more specific efforts such as the moving process when we relocated to a larger facility.
I have been active in my HomeOwner Associations, serving as President two different times, and currently helping on Tennis and Finance committees. And informally on the pickleball and tennis teams.
I am a member of the American Institutes of CPAs, which also provides training opportunities, and Georgia Society of CPAs, which offers training opportunities and I sometimes atttend chapter meetings.