Our first set of ROC seminars for the 2009-2010 "season" have been scheduled.   We’ll discuss how the new "Red Flag" identity protection rules will affect resident owned communities, cover election procedures and the differences between ballots and proxies, provide some updates on developments in the Fair Housing area and recent court cases and highlight proposed legislation that may impact community associations.   In addition to that rather full agenda, as always, we’ll devote some time to an "open forum" for questions from our attendees. 

The seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at the Molokai community in Leesburg.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Sandalwood Park in Venice.
  • Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Old Bridge Village in North Fort Myers.
  • Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Westwinds Village in Bradenton.

The seminars start at 10 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. and all of the seminars will be held in the clubhouse at each of these communities.  We plan on covering the same topics at each of these locations so you can choose the date and location that’s most convenient.

While the seminars are free of charge to all attendees, because we do serve refreshments and want to make sure that there is enough seating and space for everyone,  please notify us in advance if you wish to attend.   Also, please note that the seminar at Molokai is being held in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Mid-Florida ROC group and if your community is located in or near Lake or Sumter County and is not yet a member of that group, please let us know when you make your reservation and we’ll provide you with the contact information for one of the Mid-Florida ROC officers.

If you are interested in attending one of these seminars and your community hasn’t already reserved seats, please email either Karen Midlam (kmidlam@lutzbobo.com) or Kathy Sawdo (ksawdo@lutzbobo.com).  They’ll be able to provide you with directions and answer any other questions you might have.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at one of these seminars and if you have any topics you’d like to have us discuss at future seminars, please email me at sgordon@lutzbobo.com.