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Tacoma Law Day - Benefiting WSCAI's Legislative Action Committee

Tacoma Law Day - Benefiting WSCAI's Legislative Action Committee

Law Day - Tacoma Saturday, March 7th -- 8 a.m. - 1 p.m Tacoma Convention Center 1500 Broadway, Tacoma 8 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Morris Management, Inc., AAMC & Exhibits 8:30 a.m. Legislative Updates provided by LAC Co-Chairs, Brian McLean, CCAL & Jim Talaga, RS 8:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions – Select One You can download registration form here. A. In the Interest of Full Disclosure Whether you live in a condominium or a homeowners’ association, your Association is required to give certain information to owners within your community and in some cases, to potential purchasers. Failing to disclose information as required or providing inaccurate[more]

WSCAI March 11th Business Partner Committee's Mixer

WSCAI March 11th Business Partner Committee's Mixer

WSCAI St. Patty's Day Mixer 3.11.2015 Washington State Community Associations Institute (WSCAI) Business Partner St. Patty's Day Mixer will be at the Wilde Rover. Wilde Rover 111 Central Way Kirkland, WW 98033 This event is specific for businesses which provide services to community associations in Washington.[more]

UCIOA

UCIOA

SB 5263 update 2.24.15 The WSCAI LAC actively participated in the political process surrounding Senate Bill 5263, the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act. A public hearing was conducted in Olympia February 4th with testimony provided by the UCIOA drafting group, representatives of the building and banking industries, homeowners and the LAC co-chairs. The process revealed great passion on a number of issues with clear identification of those surrounding warranties and lien priority as flash points. After vigorous debate and two amendments to the bill, it did not make it out of the committee hearing phase this session. The bill will carry[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, March 14, 2015 Registration / Morning Refreshments: 8 a.m. Program: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. See below for registration details. Bellevue Sponsored by: The Copeland Group, LLC, AAMC & HUB International NW 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[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

Community Associations Journal

Febcover11