Thursday, October 21, 2010

Community Association Education You Need to Know About!

I am very pleased to announce that my Firm’s 2011 Legal Update has been approved by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Our Legal Update course is approved for two (2) hours of Continuing Education for Managers. We have other courses available as well. The 2011 Legal Update course is particularly important given the number of sweeping changes passed to the common interest ownership statutes last Session.

If you are a manager and are in need of continuing education hours, please contact my assistant, Tisa Christiana, at or by phone at 954-315-0372 to schedule this free course.

On another note, I am equally pleased to announce that our free series entitled Board Member Boot Camp (TM) has been approved by the Division for certification purposes for board members. All those board members who prefer to attend an educational course to meet their certification requirements under the Condominium Act can do so by attending our Boot Camp! Our next Board Member Boot Camp is scheduled for Saturday, January 22nd from 10:00 to 2:00 at Century Village East in Deerfield Beach. The event is open to all who wish to attend. Refreshments will be served. Be prepared to be put through your paces. All interested recruits should register at Please be sure to watch the 3-minute video to see what you will be missing if you don’t sign up!

There are two other exciting community association educational events on the horizon.

On Wednesday, November 3rd, the Aventura Marketing council will be hosting its Taste of the Chinese New Year & Networking Receiption & Expo at Christine Lee’s at Gulfstream Park at 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach on the 3rd Floor from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.The event is free with free self parking. It promises to be both entertaining and educational with more than 80 Exhibitors on display. Please click the link below for more information.

The Broward Coalition will be hosting its Annual Share & Learn Trade Show on Friday, November 12th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Diamante’s Banquet Center at 6501 W. Commercial Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale. Admission is free to Association Officers and Board Members; those of you wishing to attend are only asked to bring a single canned item or other non-perishable food item with you to support The Cooperative Feeding Program.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served at the event with a drawing for cash gift cards and an impressive variety of association vendors. Morning and afternoon association educational programs will be featured; my partner Leigh Katzman will be speaking at the morning program. For more information about this wonderful event, please click the link below:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Broward Coalition, it has been supporting community associations and their unique needs and issues for the last 30 years in Broward County. I am honored to serve as their Pro Bono Legal Advisor and would urge each of you to take a moment to become more familiar with this fantastic organization. You can visit for more information. For more information about their upcoming Share & Learn Trade Show, please contact Mary Macfie at 954-336-3335 or via email at

I hope to see many of you turn up for these events and programs that are aimed at making the time you spend serving your communities more rewarding and a little easier!

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