The first month of 2013 has been very busy and February promises more of the same:
As mentioned in one of my recent blog entries, we’ll be presenting a seminar for board members of community associations on Friday morning, February 8th at Oakwood Manor in Sarasota. If you’re interested in attending and haven’t already reserved your seat, please contact either Karen Midlam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Sawdo at email@example.com.
If you are a director or manager of a resident owned community in west central or southwest Florida, you will not want to miss the the 3rd Annual Community Association Festival. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20th, at the Venice Community Center. Registration starts at 8:30 in the morning, with the presentations to begin at 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and a great barbecue lunch will be provided free of charge before the program ends at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear "wacky tacky" Hawaiian attire. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about insurance issues, get the perspective from the lender’s side of the table, gain some insight about reserve studies, and spend some time with an attorney who will focus on topics that affect the particular type of community in which you reside, whether that’s a condominium, cooperative, or subdivision.
Again, there’s no admission fee for this fun and informative event–and it’s a great opportunity for managers and board members to network with their peers from neighboring communities.
If you’re interested in attending the Festival, please call 941-809-2031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
On a more sobering note, I’ve been following the stories about the residents of Paradise Park, a manufactured housing community in New Jersey that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s keep the displaced residents of Paradise Park and all of the others affected by that storm in our thoughts as we thank our lucky stars for escaping the 2012 hurricane system with little or no damage.
I hope to see you in February!