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WSCAI’s Earth Day Project

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Each year, in honor of Earth Day, WSCAI’s Community Outreach Committee solicits nominations from member communities that are in need of assistance with landscape and general spring cleanup. From those nominations the Committee reviews and selects a deserving community. A big Congratulations goes out to Silver Glen Cooperative for being the 2016 recipient. This year, the Community Outreach Committee recruited volunteers to assist at the work party scheduled on Wednesday, April 20. Continental breakfast and lunch were provided to all volunteers. If you are interested in participating in future Earth Day Projects or making a donation, you are encouraged to fill out the Earth Day Call for Volunteers Form.

A Special Thanks To All That Volunteered

Earth Day projects are backbreaking, yet fun and collaborative events. Silver Glen’s project brought just shy of 60 volunteers, plus an additional dozen owner volunteers who were very supportive delivering water, serving a delicious lunch and providing direction when necessary.  We thank all of our volunteers for coming out to support our efforts as it was a grueling day.

We would like to extend a special thanks to those WSCAI Business Partners and their extended networks who graciously donated 100% of the cost, equipment and materials necessary for our project. These are: Ruff Construction, SSI, Northwest Landscape Services, Whirlwind Clean & Green, Fischer Plumbing & Restoration, ServPro of Edmonds, Lynwood and Bellevue West, Jergens Painting, Sunbelt Rentals, McBride Construction, Eastside LandCare, Home Depot and Safe Sidewalks. SSI and Ruff Construction’s donations went above and beyond with their volunteerism by donating several days and countless hours of additional support.

We hope that you are inspired to volunteer for next year’s Earth Day event!

Work Party Details:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Silver Glen Cooperative
1750 152nd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Earth Day Work Project Contact:
Shane Lewis: shane@cwdgroup.com


WSCAI’s Earth Day Project History:
2015: New Holly HOA, Seattle
2014: Rolling Hills Condominium, Renton
2013: Lea Hill HOA, Auburn
2012: Ambaum Square Condominium, Burien
2011: The Verano at Redmond HOA

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  • Communications Comm Conf Call
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  • Education Comm Mtg - WSCAI
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Washington State Chapter CAI Community Outreach

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WSCAI’s 3rd Annual Toys For Tots Drive 11.18.14

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Washington State Community Associations Institute (WSCAI) Chapter Luncheon had an amazing turn out for the Toys For Tots program in our community! The U.S. Marine Corps attended to collect the toys and to speak about the Toys For Tots Program.

Did you know?

In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys For Tots as an official activity of the U. S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve?  The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, is the authorized fundraising and support organization for the Toys For Tots Program.  The Foundation provides the funding and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns.

During its lifespan, the Marine Toys For Tots Program distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children.  It is wonderful to see our community be active in this program each year!

Chapter Luncheon Toys-for-Tots Drive

We want to thank WSCAI’s Outreach Committee for organizing, along with the Membership Committee, such a meaningful cause for children during the holiday season that is quickly approaching.

For more information on how you can help please visit the Toys For Tots Foundation website for your local drop off areas – http://www.toysfortots.org/Default.aspx.

 

CAI provides information and education to community associations and the professionals who support them. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship. Join CAI today or review our member benefits, including extensive online resources.

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Community Association Service Provider Event Washington

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WSCAI Summer Mixer 8.20.2014

Washington State Community Associations Institute (WSCAI) Business Partner Summer Mixer at Matthews Winery was a smashing success! We had nice wine, delicious pizza from Dogfather Catering, enjoyable music performed by Ian Skavdahl and, beautiful weather. Thank you to the 75 business partners and managers who participated in the evening. This event was specific for businesses which provide services to community associations in Washington.

 

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The Annual Meeting – A Productive and Effective Get Together

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There are those who think the best thing about annual meetings is that they happen just once a year. There is the planning and preparation. And what if no one comes?

But, in fact, this is probably the most important event for condominium owners to attend. It is an opportunity for them to meet each other, participate in electing their leaders, ask questions and learn more about their association. It is a chance for the leaders – officers, board members and committee chairs – to let everyone know of their efforts and accomplishments. The annual meeting is required by the association’s documents – it only makes sense to make the most of it.

There are a number of things to think about:

Quorum. Without the required number of people in attendance, no business can be conducted. And let’s be real – there will be times when it is difficult to get that magic number there. What to do?

-Give plenty of advance notice. Be sure the official notice of the meeting is proper and clear. Post reminder notices in obvious places; use e-mail.

-Proxies count. Mail one to each owner with the meeting notice. Make sure the instructions for completing and returning the proxy are clear. Don’t be afraid to go after these; use e-mail, door- knocking or telephoning, using this opportunity to remind people of the meeting. Make it clear that the owner can choose who is to be the proxy holder; you just want the owner’s vote(s) to count.

-Try a social hour before the meeting or an interesting guest speaker.

Election of Directors. This is the main reason for an annual meeting. Make sure there are qualified willing candidates to vote for. Appoint a nominating committee to propose a slate. Pursue those who have served on committees, attended meetings or otherwise shown an interest in their association.

Don’t come to the meeting with no candidates in mind. You run the risk of having no one to vote for or of having to accept a volunteer who may not have the qualifications you need. Nominations from the floor of the meeting may, of course, be made.

Know ahead of time how ballots are to be handled, who will count the votes and how.

Agenda. The association’s bylaws may specify the outline of the agenda to be used. A complete agenda, including items to be voted on (if any), should be sent with the notice of the meeting. Some things to include:

Financial Review – A good concise overview will do. Reading a lot of figures can put people to sleep. Provide the nitty-gritty with the notice of the meeting or on a handout given to attendees upon their arrival.

If the budget is to be ratified at this meeting, be sure everyone has a copy of this – with good explanatory notes – ahead of time.

Committee Reports – Keep them brief but informative. If there is a lot to tell about a particular project, consider including a more detailed report with the meeting notice.

Review of Past Year – This is the President’s chance to let everyone know the various things their Board considered and accomplished during the year.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of Owners – If owners receive a copy of these with the meeting notice or at the door, they can be approved “as distributed”; no need to take the time to read them out loud.

Owners’ Questions and Discussion – This is important. Owners want to be heard. State the rules of this format up front. How much time is being allowed for this? Is there a time limit for each person who wants to talk? There may not be time at this meeting to solve major issues, but let the owners know your process for following up on their concerns – and then do it.

Be sure the agenda is not too ambitious. A 90-minute meeting is great – and never more than two hours.

The key to a successful meeting is careful planning and preparation. Good information to owners in advance of the meeting, thoughtful reports, a reasonable agenda and a well-prepared and effective president will all go a long way to make it happen.

By Toyan Copeland, PCAM

Co-owner of The Copeland Group, LLC.

Toyan Copeland, PCAM, is co-owner, with Sacha Copeland, CMCA, AMS, PCAM of The Copeland Group, LLC., a management company with over 20 years of experience of working with larger condominium associations.

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  • Education Comm Mtg - WSCAI
12
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