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…

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Upcoming Events

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 Meeting – April 26, 2018

Managers Only Meeting – April 26, 2018

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.

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WSCAI’s May Chapter Mixer

WSCAI’s May Chapter Mixer

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, 2018

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WSCAI Saturday Seminar for Condos and HOAs

WSCAI Saturday Seminar for Condos and HOAs

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.

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WSCAI Chapter Luncheon

WSCAI Chapter Luncheon

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.

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Board Leadership Development Workshop In Bellingham, WA

Board Leadership Development Workshop In Bellingham, WA

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.

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Board Leadership Development Workshop In Bellevue, WA

Board Leadership Development Workshop In Bellevue, WA

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.

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WSCAI Spokane Educational Symposium For Community Associations

WSCAI Spokane Educational Symposium For Community Associations

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.

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Recent Articles

Washington State Legislative Update

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.

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Federal Tax Law Changes in 2018 for Community Associations

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:...

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Let’s Play 20 Questions: Taxes and Audits

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...

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5 Tips for Running an Association Board Meeting

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....

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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

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

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

Attorney , 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.

Gil Price

Executive Director, Condominium Law Group

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

Community Association Manager, Conrad Properties

“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

CPA, Cagianut & Company

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.

Beverly Ahnert

Homeowner, The Ranch Condominium 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

Sundance Glen Condominium

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Attorneys:

Condominium Law Group
206-633-1520
condolaw.net

Leahy Fjelstad Peryea
206-403-1933
leahyps.com

Pody & McDonald, PLLC
206-467-1559
PodyMcdonaldLaw.com

Rafel Law Group PLLC
206-838-2660
rafellawgroup.com

Ryan Swanson
206-464-4224
ryanswansonlaw.com

Banking & Financial Services

Alliance Association Bank
Craig Huntington: 888-734-4567
Judy Nordstrom: 296-327-0496
AllianceAssociationBank.com

Popular Association Banking
510-406-3198
AssociationBankers.com

Construction:

Charter Construction
206-382-1900
chartercon.com

Ruff Construction
425-487-0702
ruffconstruction.com

Insurance:

Community Association Underwriters (CAU)
Amy Clements, ARM, CIRMS:
267-747-7170
Dianna Kaspar, CIC, CIRMS:
267-747-7181
cauinsure.com

Farmers/Galluzzo Insurance Agency
425-226-9239
farmersagent.com/jgalluzzo

Management Companies:

The Copeland Group, LLC, AAMC
206-388-0180
copelandgrp.com

Yalnes, Inc.
Seattle: 206-708-7777
Tacoma: 253-358-2000
yalnes.com

Reserve Studies:

Association Reserves
253-661-5437
reservestudy.com

Roofing:

Malarkey Roofing Products
503-283-1191
malarkeyroofing.com