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Community Association Law Day Lynnwood

Community Association Law Day Lynnwood

Law Day - Lynnwood Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood 8 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits / Silent Auction Opens Download a PDF file here 8:45 - 10 a.m Concurrent Sessions – Select One Governance in the Digital Age: Electronic Notice, Voting, Email & Websites The days of paper notice and voting are fast disappearing and being replaced by all-electronic communications. This has generated challenges and opportunities for community associations. This program will cover the essentials for electronic notice and voting and also the use of email, websites and social media to[more]

Evening Seminar in Bellevue

Evening Seminar in Bellevue

Community Association Insurance is Risky Business Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Sheraton Hotel - 100 – 112th Ave NE, Bellevue 5:30 p.m.: Registration & Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Program You can download registration form here. Risk Management – managing risk within a community is sometimes a greater task and challenge than the placement of insurance. What do you do to evaluate the multiple risks present within a community? How do you develop a risk management plan? How is it implemented? What do you do in concert with the insurance agent to ensure proper insurance for such risks is in place? All of these components and more[more]

The Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership

The Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership

A One-Day workshop for New Board Members and Managers Saturday, April 11, 2015 Registration / Morning Refreshments: 8 a.m. Program: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Choose from Two Locations: Tacoma or Bellevue. See below for registration details. The purpose of this course is to introduce community association leaders to the operation of community associations and to encourage them to seek additional information. This course will focus on the following: 1. Legal Foundation There are four basic characteristics of common-interest communities. 1. All owners are automatically members of a community association. 2. Governing Documents create mutual obligations. 3. Mandatory fees (assessments) are generally levied against owners and are used for the operation[more]

Community Associations Institute’s call to action: Oppose Federal HAM Radio Standards for Community Associations

Community Associations Institute’s call to action: Oppose Federal HAM Radio Standards for Community Associations

Oppose Federal HAM Radio Standards for Community Associations In 2014, legislation requiring community associations to “reasonably accommodate” installation of HAM radio towers and antennas was cosponsored by 64 U.S. Representatives. While this legislation died at the end of the 113th Congress, the HAM radio lobby is back, aggressively pushing its pre-emption agenda in 2015. Community Associations Institute asks that you please contact your legislator today to protect your client communities’ interest. Contact information can be found here: www.caionline.org/govt/advocacy/Pages/AdvocacyCenter.aspx More background from CAI: Oppose Federal HAM Radio Standards for Community Associations In 2014, legislation requiring community associations to “reasonably accommodate” installation of HAM[more]

Testimonials

As a new Condominium Board member, I attended my first CAI training session, "ABC's, A BASIC COURSE", April 1999. Following that session, our condo association approved our very first Policy Resolution, "...shall become member of CAI to help them function in the most effective manner possible and funds for attendance shall be placed in the Annual Budget" Since that time, each year we have had one to three members in attendance at various "ongoing education" seminars. The information we received, and the printed materials and magazines, have assisted our association in becoming the best we can be. It is the feeling of our membership and Board of Directors that on-going education is very important to the success of our association. Currently I am facilitating a group we call The Board Roundtable. There at ten Board members, each from a different condo/homeowners association, we meet once a month for two hours, share all kinds of ideas with each other, reinforce the information we receive from CAI, and all feel it is very worthwhile to our own association.
Beverly Ahnert
Homeowner / The Ranch Condominium Association
WSCAI takes its commitment to education and advocacy seriously. It is, quite simply, the best professional organization in Washington State for helping homeowners, their board members, and the people who serve them. Our law firm is honored to have regularly volunteered our time for years to WSCAI to edit and write articles, and lead and teach its members, and in doing so we derive the kinds of tangible and intangible benefits that make us better attorneys and better people. Member since 1995. Past president and board member. Past chair of the Legislative Action Committee. Present fan.
Brian P. McLean, CCAL
Having been a Condo Board member for over 13 years and having earned the CMCA designation, I still know it’s beneficial to attend WSCAI’s educational seminars. I learn new things and get a chance to interact with other Board members who face similar challenges as a volunteer in their communities.
Sue Dahlin, CMCA
Sundance Glen Condominium
“We want to contribute to the industry from which we benefit. Our mantra is “Education” – of the boards, the managers, and our staff. We enjoy teaching at WSCAI events and have met wonderful people. And ultimately, we are successful when our clients and staff are educated.”
Catherine Kuhn, CPA
Membership participation and advertising as a member of WSCAI is an effective way to connect with the board members that make buying decisions for their associations and the community association managers who influence those decisions. It’s one of the best marketing tools we have!
Nancy K. Cannan CIRMS
Retired ~ Executive Vice President – Marketing / CAU (Community Association Underwriters)
I find my membership in WSCAI to be a rewarding experience in multiple ways. The social aspect of membership makes for new friendships and enjoyable times. The business networking offers a kind of insurance policy against changes in the marketplace and employment. The educational opportunities afford me more confidence in my decision making and thus less stress in my life.
Kenneth A. Beebe, AMS, PCAM
Community Association Manager / Conrad Properties
I have been a member of WSCAI for more than 18 years, as a construction consultant, and as an attorney serving community associations with construction litigation, collections, and general counsel needs. I believe in this organization because of the shared resources it provides to the board members and managers of these communities, and the education it provides to help them manage the millions of dollars of property they are in charge of, and to serve their membership.
Ken Harer
As an owner within a Community Association and service provider to the industry, I know of no better resource than CAI. Our affiliation and participation for nearly 30 years on a local and national level has been quite rewarding; for our profession, yes, but most of all by the quality of people we’ve encountered over the years within this volunteer based organization. It is estimated that 20% of our state’s population resides within a community association and I’m thankful CAI is there to lead us into the future.
Jim Talaga RS
WSCAI has been an outstanding resource for us during the last ten years. It has offered many excellent timely classes that have resolved many problems within our condominium community. The fantastic employees at WSCAI have always responded promptly to any question that we have asked. I am proud to be a member of WSCAI.
Gregory Hammrich
Edelweiss Condominium, Edmonds WA

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