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April 2019 CAI@Home

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Welcome to the April 2019 issue of CAI’s e-newsletter!  

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KEEPING THINGS COOL IN YOUR COMMUNITY POOL 
GO OVERBOARD ON EDUCATION.

01CAHAp19600x400Pools.jpgOne of your most enjoyed amenities needs to adhere to comprehensive rules. These standards should cover everything from guests, children, swimwear, slides, diving boards, smoking, and even cellphone use. Dwayne Lowry, CMCA, AMS, general manager of New Territory Residential Community Association in Sugar Land, Texas, provided us with tips on how to make the right kind of waves this summer.​

Follow basic rule-writing principles:

The board must have sufficient rule-making authority in its governing documents. Rules should be duly adopted at a board meeting and, once passed, they need to be published and distributed to association members before they are enforced. How can rules be enforced? 

“People simply aren't allowed into the pool, or they can be removed from the pool by the pool management company and their facility usage can be suspended," Lowry says, explaining what happens to New Territory's pool rule breakers.

The rule must be reasonable and relate to a legitimate purpose. It should be a good response to the problem being addressed. For instance, New Territory requires cellphones to be kept at least 6 feet from the water. 

“People tend to do rash things to save a phone, and that would pose safety concerns for the guards," Lowry says. 

The rule must be uniformly enforced. The federal Fair Housing Act forces associations to examine all rules regarding the use of the common facilities to ensure they do not discriminate against protected individuals.

Additional Resources
When it comes to your pool rules, remember to approach them with reason and flexibility. These resources on rules and maintenance can help you along the way:

This article was originally featured in the all-new HOA Resources website​

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DONATING USED ITEMS 101
WHERE DOES EVERYTHING you "put away" go?

02CAHAp19600x400Donations.jpgMany items are eligible for donation. You might be surprised to learn what you can donate. In addition to clothing and furniture, cars, electronics, fitness equipment, home appliances—even art supplies and old towels—are widely accepted. If you're looking to donate something unique or in bulk, research the needs of your local organizations and donation centers.

Consider what shape your items are in to determine where you donate. If you're planning to donate a broken refrigerator, make sure the organization is aware the item needs repair. Some donation centers accept broken items for parts; however, most prefer to accept gently used items in working condition. Consider donating your goods at these potential places:

After choosing where to donate, decide how you'll get the items to the organization. Oftentimes, recipients can schedule a pick-up time from your home or business. Smaller organizations might have certain dates available for a drop-off.

Get a donation receipt for tax purposes. Before donating, make a detailed list of the items you'll be giving away along with the estimated values, even if the price points are lower. When your items are picked up or dropped off, request a receipt to keep track of what to count as a tax deduction. ​

>>Did you donate? Email media@caionline.org with pictures of your progress.

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• Find practical advice to make your community better

• Use it as a shareable resource for residents

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>>Bookmark HOAresources.com and check back regularly for new content and hot topics in your neighborhood.

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community now keynote speakers 
HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE 2019 CAI ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION?

peter.jpgAuthor, lecturer, and internationally-known thought leader Peter Sheahan kicks off the 2019 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition as the opening general session keynote speaker on May 16. Named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association, Sheahan will identify how to attract, retain, and get the most out of the best talent in community association management and leadership. Reflecting on his experience working with some of the world's most renowned brands like Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Microsoft, Sheahan will show attendees how to set talent expectations and align leaders with the same goals to drive collaboration.

linda.jpgAdvertising and marketing guru Linda Kaplan Thaler is best known for her ability to help audiences tap into their incredible power of grit, perseverance, and determination to succeed at the highest level in their professional and personal lives. Co-author of the bestselling book The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness, Thaler will show 2019 Annual Conference attendees at the Friday morning general session how being kind, empathetic, and collaborative makes a leader more effective. She also will illustrate the surprising power of nice with an array of examples from the business arena, as well as from her personal life.​
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» Details and registration information for 2019 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW, May 15–18, in Orlando, Fla., are available at 
www.caionline.org/ac2019.​




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COMMUNITY NOW

may 15-18, 2019 | orlando, fla.​

Our annual conference is the premier gathering for sharing ideas, networking, and education. We've also announced our inspirational speakers and revamped events, including a backyard bash. There's still time to register for this exclusive event! Register here.


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large-scale managers workshop

SEPT. 11-14 | SUGAR LAND, TEXAS

Large-scale managers will gather to share their best ideas and practices, garner new information at specialized educational sessions, and experience hands-on tours at multiple communities. Register here​.

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WEBINAR | TURNING THE BIG 3-0! CREATING A PLAN FOR AGING COMMUNITY BUILDINGS 
mAY 8, 2–​3 p.m. et

Learn about the evolution of building technology since the 1980s, common concerns from residents who live in aging buildings and homes, and how to address the future of 30-year-old structures. Register here.


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WEBINAR | HOW BROAD IS THE SUPREME COURT'S RULING ON NONJUDICIAL FORECLOSURES? 

MAY 22, 2–​3 P.M. ET
Questions remain from a recent Supreme Court decision affecting debt collection and foreclosures. Hear from two leading Fair Debt Collection Practices Act defense attorneys to learn what possible changes HOA attorneys should make in response to the case. Register here​. 

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