WSCAI-Washington’s Leading Advocate for Responsible Communities
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. More…
Watch your in-box for our new semi-monthly e-newsletter, the place to register for WSCAI’s upcoming events and gain insight as to what the Chapter has to offer.
Click on the events below to learn more about an event, as well as register to attend, Also, be sure to check your inbox for Chapter Happenings, our Semi-Monthly e-Newsletter, which includes links to register for all upcoming events!
Managers Only Meetings (MOMs) are offered each month with the exception of June and December. MOMs are held on Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes a light lunch. These events are full of relevant, timely information to assist community association managers who want to increase their skills and knowledge-base that are essential to the successful management of associations. Various topics are covered by industry professionals who are members of WSCAI and specialize in a segment of the industry. MOMs are for Manager members and Sponsors of each specific MOM event. Non-member managers may pay $20 to attend. The next MOM is schedule for Thursday, April 26, 2018.read more
You’re Invited to WSCAI’s Chapter Mixer at Odin Brewing Company! The Chapter Mixer is one of the many networking events put on by WSCAI. Our social events provide opportunities for our members to build relationships and share knowledge in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Join fellow WSCAI members at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018read more
Saturday Seminars are offered four to six times per year. Various topics are covered by industry professionals who are members of WSCAI and specialize in a segment of the industry. Registration is now open for Saturday, May 5, 2018.read more
WSCAI chapter luncheons are held four times a year covering various topics pertinent to owners and managers living in and working for community associations. Our next topic will be: “Stay In The Black While Going Green – Managing Your Costliest Operating Expense.” Register online today for our May 15th Luncheon.read more
The new CAI Board Leadership Development Workshop teaches you how to communicate with association residents, hire qualified managers and service providers, develop enforceable rules, interpret governing documents and more. Registration is now open for Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Bellingham, WA.read more
The new CAI Board Leadership Development Workshop teaches you how to communicate with association residents, hire qualified managers and service providers, develop enforceable rules, interpret governing documents and more. Registration is now open for Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Bellevue WA.read more
The Spokane Educational Symposium is a brand new educational event specifically designed for WSCAI’s Eastern Washington community association market. Topics include information assisting owners, board members and managers who reside in and/or work with all forms of community associations – condos, HOA’s, and cooperatives. A mini trade-show will showcase 16-22 table top exhibitors including attorneys, reserve study professionals, bankers, insurance professionals and much more. Saturday, June 16, 2018.read more
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Washington State 2018 Legislative Update: WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) provides a Summary of the 2018 WA State Legislative Session, impacts on community associations, and what to expect in 2019.read more
Qualifying residential homeowners and condominium associations have the unique option in Federal taxation to file one of two tax forms. (This discussion does not include nonresidential, timeshare, cooperatives, commercial or exempt associations). (Editor's Note:...read more
One thing is certain for community associations: An annual federal tax return. Another thing MAY be certain: an annual Certified Public Accountant (CPA) audit. If this is surprising to you, read on. If this is not surprising to you, read on anyway; as community...read more
Running an effective homeowner’s association (HOA) board meeting is like mastering the zipper merge. When it’s performed properly, everyone knows what they’re supposed to be doing and it looks effortless. It just takes preparation and some practice to get it right....read more
What are People Saying About WSCAI
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
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.
As the 2008 WSCAI Chapter President and a member since 2003, I belong to WSCAI because it provides resources and educational opportunities for people living in a Condo or HOA, and for professionals working in our industry. It’s key to surround yourself with WSCAI industry professionals to assist you in the management of your multi-million dollar corporation, otherwise known as your Condo or HOA. Giving back to the community in which I live and work is important to me.
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.ting tools we have!
Kenneth A. Beebe, AMS, PCAM
“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
The information we receive, 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.
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