May 16, 2017 Chapter Luncheon

Topic: Using Reserve Studies to Make Special Assessments More Tolerable

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About WSCAI Chapter Luncheons

Chapter Luncheons are offered three times a year. They are open to all WSCAI members – homeowners, board members, managers, management company owners and businesses that service the community association industry. The events provide an opportunity for networking with peers, a delicious lunch prepared by the chef’s at Marriott Redmond Town Center and 45-60 minutes of industry-specific education.

Prior to each Luncheon, WSCAI offers a 30-minute New Member Orientation for all members who joined since the previous Luncheon. The Orientation is a brief introduction to WSCAI and allows attendees to meet Chapter Board and Committee Members.

May 16th Luncheon Topic

Let’s face it, “Special Assessment” is a dreaded term.
Fortunately, a reserve study can be a useful tool to not only understand an association’s potential risk of a special assessment, but also to plan funding strategies before, during and after a major reserve expense is incurred. A reserve study can be tailored to reduce the financial burden on homeowners during the pay-off period, while helping to ensure that future special assessments will not be needed.

Luncheon Date, Times & Pricing


Marriott Redmond Town Center – 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond

2017 Dates:

March 21, May 16, Nov 28

Time Schedule

11 a.m. – New Member Orientation (invite only)

11:30 – Registration & Networking

Noon – Lunch & Program

Chapter Luncheon Prices

WSCAI Member Pricing:

Owners & Managers: $49 if paid by 5/5; $59 if paid by 5/12; $69 after 5/12

Business Partners: $59 if paid by 5/5; $69 if paid by 5/12; $79 after 5/12

Non-member Pricing:

Owners & Managers: $75/$85/$95

Business Partners: $85/$95/$105

Upcoming Presenters:

Denise Dana

Denise Dana

Licensed Architect & Reserve Specialist

Denise is a licensed Architect in the State of Washington. With nearly twenty years of experience in architecture, her resume includes a variety of project types ranging from residential to corporate. Denise has been conducting reserve studies and capital needs assessments since 2008; in 2011 she was recognized as a “Reserve Specialist” by the Community Associations Institute.

Kathy Dough

Kathy Dough

Senior Association Manager

Kathy is a Senior Association Manager with Agynbyte LLC and serves on the CA Day Committee at CAI. She has successfully helped associations obtain funding for major repairs and helped associations and their owners strengthen reserve funding for future projects. She loves to learn and teach. With a background in finance, experience shepherding community association clients through major projects, and a reputation for forming effective strong relationships with boards, owners, and outside professionals, Kathy is an association and reserve study professional’s ideal partner for long-term financial planning.

Mahria Sooter

Mahria Sooter

Reserve Professional

Mahria joined Reserve Consultants in 2016. Mahria holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College, MA. She has over 20 years of experience with marketing and various aspects of integrated communication in the construction industry. Mahria excels at listening to clients’ goals and providing attainable solutions to their needs. Her attention to detail lends well to providing clear and concise recommendations that clients can utilize to make informed decisions.

Luncheon Sponsors:


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Hub International

Alliance Association Bank

Alliance Association Bank

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Morris Management

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Rafel Law Group

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Superior Cleaning & Restoration

New Member Orientation Sponsors:

American Family Insurance – Steve Weidenbach Agency, Barker Martin, PS & Trestle Community Management

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