COVID-19 & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS: Resources for You & Your Community

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Managers Only Meeting - Live Webinar - January 27, 2022
Water Leaks & Insurance Coverage Webinar - February 10 - 2022 Board Members & Homeowners Webinar Series.
Board Leadership Development (BLD) Workshop 5-Week Online Series - Series Begins April 6
Checkout Our Event Pages - Visit Our Calendar and Upcoming Events!
Managers Only Meeting - Live Webinar - January 27, 2022
Water Leaks & Insurance Coverage Webinar - February 10 - 2022 Board Members & Homeowners Webinar Series.
Board Leadership Development (BLD) Workshop 5-Week Online Series - Series Begins April 6
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Blog: Application of the 10/25/2021 King County Public Health Order to Common Interest Communities - By Jan 2022 Chapter Happenings Sponsor Rafel Law Group, PLLC
Blog: Fund Accounting For Associations - Part of Reading Financial Statements Series© - Jan 2022 Chapter Happenings Sponsor Newman CPA
Blog: Application of the 10/25/2021 King County Public Health Order to Common Interest Communities
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Welcome To WSCAI!

WSCAI is the Washington State chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI). CAI is the only national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Our mission is to assist community associations in promoting harmony, community, and responsible leadership. We believe that providing board members, managers, and homeowners the knowledge to better run their associations, they can turn “owners” into “neighbors,” increasing harmony, and leading to more prosperous, safer communities.

Upcoming Events:

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Managers Only Meeting (MOM)

Managers Only Meeting (MOM)

Date January 27, 2022Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pmVenue Live Webinar

Managers Only Meetings (MOMs) provide information to assist Community Association Managers who want to increase their skills & knowledge-base. This month's topic is: “Association Insurance Claims – How To Keep Your Head Above Water!”

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Board Leadership Development (BLD) Workshop 5-Week Online Series

Board Leadership Development Workshop

Board Leadership Development Workshop

Date February 2, 2022Time 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmVenue Online Via Zoom

Register today for the CAI Board Leadership Development Workshop 5-week Online Series. All sessions run for two hours on 5 consecutive Wednesdays. Begins February 2, 2022. BLD Workshops take a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of community association leaders.

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Water Leaks & Insurance Coverage Webinar - 2022 Board Members & Homeowners Webinar Series.

Water Leaks & Insurance Coverage Webinar

Water Leaks & Insurance Coverage Webinar

Date February 10, 2022Time 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmVenue Live Webinar

Join Us For the 2nd Webinar in WSCAI's Board Members & Homeowners 2022 Webinar Series. The topic is: “Leaks & Bounds: How To Conquer Water Leaks & Navigate The Insurance Process Like A Pro! ” — A rundown on steps to take to make the claims process successful, and best practices for how to investigate the health of your plumbing system and pre...

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Blog: Application of the 10/25/2021 King County Public Health Order to Common Interest Communities - By Jan 2022 Chapter Happenings Sponsor Rafel Law Group, PLLC

Application of the 10/25/2021 King County Public Health Order to Common Interest Communities

The King County Public Health Officer issued an order on September 16, 2021, effective October 25, 2021. The Local Health Order requires people ages 12 and older to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test result to enter certain establishments and events, including but not limited to restaurants and bars, gyms, indoor recreational events or establishments, and outdoor events with 500 or more people. A question has arisen as to whether the order applies to gyms, restaurants, and meeting rooms within common interest communities. The text of the order is not clear on the scope of its application. It does not make any exception for members-only establishments. It does refer ambiguously in one place to “public” facilities.

Blog: Fund Accounting For Associations - Part of Reading Financial Statements Series© - Jan 2022 Chapter Happenings Sponsor Newman CPA

Fund Accounting For Associations

Whether preparing an annual budget or a reserve study, it is important to know how much money is available to spend and where the money is saved and recorded. Maintaining separate bank accounts for operating expenses or for reserves activities is both required by some statutes, and highly recommended. Having a bank account for each type of fund is a great place to start separating each fund’s financial activity.

Blog: 6 Reasons Why Dormant Pruning Is Good For Your Trees - Chapter Happenings Sponsor - Arborwell - November 2021

6 Reasons Why Dormant Pruning Is Good For Your Trees

IT’S A COMMON MISCONCEPTION that tree maintenance cannot be done during the winter months, or that tree care companies don’t operate during this time of the year.
The reality is that winter is a good time for pruning and tree removal services. In fact, some major pruning work should only be done during the winter, such as pruning fruit trees to maximize fruit production.

Blog: Reading Financial Statements Series© BASIS OF ACCOUNTING – KNOW YOUR REPORTS - Newman CPA - Chapter Happenings Sponsor November 2021

Reading Financial Statements Series© – BASIS OF ACCOUNTING – KNOW YOUR REPORTS

Question: If three different accountants/bookkeepers sat down with the same data & transactions to process, would they prepare financial statements that look exactly the same?
Answer: Possibly but probably not.

Blog: Reading Financial Statements Series© Balance Sheet Part 6 – FUND ACCOUNTING FOR ASSESSMENTS & EXPENSES - Newman CPA - Chapter Happenings Sponsor October 2021

Reading Financial Statements Series© – Balance Sheet Part 6: FUND ACCOUNTING FOR ASSESSMENTS & EXPENSES

Community associations use a system of accounting called fund accounting. As with non-profits and charities, the entity is collecting money for specific purposes, and should account for specific financial activity in pre-determined funds.

Webinars

Pop-Up Webinar #3:
COVID-19 & Common Interest Communities

Re-Opening Your Community During Covid-19: Requirements & Unknowns

A panel of professionals discuss and provide some guidance about re-opening in the midst of the pandemic

WSCAI Legislative Action Committee

Support the LAC!

WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works on legislative and regulatory matters, advocating in Olympia, WA, on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals within Washington State. Your contribution is critical in helping the LAC fulfill their advocacy mission, communicate with members and policy makers, raise their profile at state capitols, and retain the services of professionals who help CAI shape the debate concerning issues important to community associations and the professionals that serve them.

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WSCAI Mediation Program

WSCAI Mediation Program - Resolve Community Disputes Without Litigation
Serving the needs of Homeowners, Board Members, Managers, and Vendors, HOAs, Condominiums, Co-ops and Other Planned Communities

Mediation is a private, confidential, and inexpensive way for parties to solve disputes.  In mediation, the participants mutually seek to resolve their differences using the services of a trained, neutral, third-party: the mediator.

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