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

FAQs About Community Associations & COVID-19 - Click for CAI Q&A Article
WSCAI Mediation Program - Resolve Community Disputes Without Litigation - Click here to Learn More
FAQs About Community Associations & COVID-19 - Click for CAI Q&A Article
WSCAI Mediation Program - Resolve Community Disputes Without Litigation - Click here to Learn More
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Banish Burnout & Love Your Job Webinar - May 20 - WSCAI Chapter Webinars
Register For The Mangers Only Meeting (MOM) - May 27 - Live Webinar - Slide Image
Virtual Made For Managers Day - June 10, 2021 - Register Today!
Backpack & School Supplies Drive - Benefitting Mercy Housing NW - Through July 28
Checkout Our Event Pages - Visit Our Calendar and Upcoming Events!
Banish Burnout & Love Your Job Webinar - May 20 - WSCAI Chapter Webinars
Mangers Only Meeting (MOM) - May 27
Virtual Made For Managers Day - June 10, 2021
Backpack & School Supplies Drive - Benefitting Mercy Housing NW - Through July 28
Checkout Our Event Pages - Visit Our Calendar and Upcoming Events!
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Blog: Reading Financial Statements Series© — Balance Sheet - Chapter Happenings Sponsor May 2021 - Newman CPA
A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation - Chapter Happenings Sponsor May 2021 - Association Reserves
Blog: Rain, Rain, Go Away! - 2021 Diamond Chapter Sponsor - By CAU
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A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation
Blog: Rain, Rain, Go Away! - 2021 Diamond Chapter Sponsor - By CAU
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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.

What We Do

Education

WSCAI provides members with educational resources by offering seminars, workshops, conferences and educational programs, most leading to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals. 

Advocacy

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.

Involvement

WSCAI encourages chapter involvement through committees made up of volunteer members working together to address various areas within WSCAI, giving these members an opportunity to help shape our chapter.

What WSCAI Has To Offer

Upcoming Event

Banish Burnout & Love Your Job Webinar

Banish Burnout & Love Your Job Webinar

Join us Thursday, May 20, from 12:00-1:15 p.m. for WSCAI’s Chapter Webinar, “Banish Burnout and Love Your Job! How to recharge in 2021!” Presented by nationally-recognized educator, trainer, speaker, advocate and author Margey Meyer, CMCA, PCAM.
*This event takes the place of a typical Chapter Luncheon*

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Upcoming Event

Managers Only Meeting (MOM) Live Webinar

Managers Only Meeting (MOM) Live Webinar

* Live Webinar *
Managers Only Meetings (MOMs) provide information to assist Community Association Managers who want to increase their skills & knowledge-base. Join us online Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for this month’s topic: “Managing The Cost & Liability Of Your Stormwater System.”

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Upcoming Event

Virtual Made For Managers Day

Virtual Made For Managers Day

Virtual Made For Managers Day is an annual WSCAI educational event specifically tailored to industry professionals who manage common interest communities – condominiums, homeowners associations (HOA’s) and cooperatives. Join us online on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m..

*Managers can earn up to three (3) continuing education clock hours by attending the sessions.

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Blog/News

Blog: Reading Financial Statements Series© — Balance Sheet

Reading Financial Statements Series© — Balance Sheet

This blog, introducing you to balance sheets, is the first in our Reading Financial Statements Series©

A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation - Blog Image

A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation

What is a Community Association’s strongest hedge against inflation? A strong reserve fund! As of the end of April, 2021, increases in the pricing of lumber, asphalt binder , and other materials have risen well into the double digits when compared to the previous year. Costs for the “Big 9” projects (painting, roofing, asphalt, siding, windows, decks, plumbing, elevators, HVAC) are simply wild and unpredictable right now.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

April showers bring May flowers…and sometimes uninsured losses! Building damage caused by heavy rain, clogged gutters and storm drains, accumulated water in a crawl space and any other water that originates OUTSIDE of a building is generally excluded on most policies for several reasons.

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Annual Audit Process Efficiencies

To help make your association’s annual audit go smoothly, it is important to follow and support annual audit process efficiencies.

Benefits of Synthetic Turf for Condominiums and Apartments - Blog Image

Benefits of Synthetic Turf for Condominiums & Apartments

These days, synthetic turf is widely accepted as an alternative for sod lawns in both commercial and residential settings. Condominiums and apartments especially have been converting sod lawn areas into synthetic turf more in the past few years as they discover and reap the benefits of switching over!

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

Advocacy

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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What People Are Saying About WSCAI

Nancy K. CannanNancy K. Cannan CIRMS

Retired ~ Executive Vice President – Marketing, CAU (Community Association Underwriters)

“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!”

Ken HarerKen Harer

Attorney, Condominium Law Group

“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.”

Gil PriceGil Price

Executive Director, Condominium Law Group

“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.”

Catherine KhunCatherine Kuhn, CPA

Firm Director, Newman & Company, CPA, PC

“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.”

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

Are you looking for a community manager, contractor, insurance provider
or another service for your HOA or condominium?

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

Are you looking for a community manager, contractor, insurance provider or another service for your HOA or condominium?

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  • Rafel Law Group
  • Charter Construction
  • McLeod Construction - Building Relationships: One Project At A Time - Your Condominium and HOA General Contractor Small Service work, water mitigation, insurance repairs, and building envelope replacement. - www.mcleodconstruction.com - 206.545.7837 - Emergency Services - 206.545.7837
  • The Copeland Group, LLC
  • Pody & McDonald, PLLC - Ad
  • Condominium Law Group, PLLC - General Counsel & Collection Services - Partners Ken Harer & Valerie Oman - Phone: (206) 633-1520 Website: www.condolaw.net
  • HUB - HOA and Condo Solutions
  • Barker Martin

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Chapter Magazine

CA Journal May 2021

May 2021 ISSUE
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