Condo Media - October 2010 - (Page 2)

CONDO MEDIA CHAPTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Claudette Carini CAI NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tony Chiarelli, President Beth Tramontozzi, President-elect Paul V. (Pete) Garrett, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Vice President Barbara Vieira, CMCA, AMS, Treasurer Charlotte A. Scuderi, Clerk Janet Aronson, Esq. Director Paut T. Carroccio, P.E., CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Director Geri Matraia, Director Robert H. McBride, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Director Ellen A. Shapiro, Esq., Director Scott Wolf, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Director CONDO MEDIA INC. BOARD MEMBERS Jared McNabb, CMCA, PCAM, President Wesley K. Blair III, Vice President James Connolly, Treasurer Ellen A. Shapiro, Esq. Clerk Richard E. Brooks, Esq., Director Claudette Carini, Director Jack Carr, P.E., LEED-AP, Director Richard Churchill, Director COMMITTEE CHAIRS Attorneys’ Committee Patrick Brady, Esq. / Gary M. Daddario, Esq. Banquet Committee Erin M. Alicata Communications Committee Andrew J. Costa Conference & Expo Beth Tramontozzi Golf Tournament Paula Solemina / Tony Chiarelli Maine Legislative Action Committee Joseph G. Carleton Jr., Esq. Managers’ Committee David Boston, CMCA, AMS Massachusetts Legislative Action Committee Thomas Moriarty, Esq. Membership Committee Jared McNabb, CMCA, PCAM Program Advisory Council Mitch Hayes, CPA Rhode Island Legislative Action Committee Ed Allcock, Esq. / Frank A. Lombardi, Esq. Vermont Legislative Action Committee David Boston, CMCA, AMS EDITORIAL Claudette Carini SALES AND MARKETING Natalie Springsteen ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Jeanne Yanaro CORRESPONDENCE CAI New England / Condo Media Inc. 888 Worcester St., Ste. 20 Wellesley, MA 02482 (781) 237-9020, Fax (781) 237-9028 CREATIVE SERVICES McNeill Group Inc. (215) 321-9662 FROM THE CED’S DESK The Official Publication of CAI New England Convenience vs. Reality I n what seems like an increasingly demanding environment of wanting more now and expecting things faster, the chapter has been striving to keep up with a myriad of industry issues and changes, as well as the needs and requests of a substantially larger membership encompassing four New England states. Hosting nearly 100 meetings, programs and events annually — including educational seminars, networking events and chapter committee meetings — countless topics are addressed, endless networking opportunities abound and an overwhelming number of volunteer leaders remain engaged to support this level of programming in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. There’s a program for everybody and for every question. Over the past several years, to accommodate the programming requests of members and to bring more local programming to all our member states, the number of programs on the chapter’s annual calendar has more than tripled. From South Burlington, Vt., to Warwick, R.I., from weekday to weekend, as well as morning, afternoon and evening hours, the program schedule offers flexibility and more convenience. But, there is a limit to how much volunteer leaders and CAI can do for the convenience of members. The reality is that programs can’t be held in every member’s city or town nor can we accommodate the busy schedules of all interested participants. Locations, dates and times are determined each year by event interest, as well as prior participation in an effort to accommodate as many schedules as possible in as convenient a geographic area as possible. However, callers to the chapter office often ask if and when the chapter will be holding a program in their city or town or if the scheduled program will be repeated on a weekend/weekday in the future — sometimes the chapter may be able to accommodate the request but often times with so many events on the schedule, bringing a program to “you” at “your” convenience may not be possible. I hope you will join us at some of the upcoming fall programs and events beginning with the Annual Conference & Expo on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Framingham, Mass. Convenient — or not — the reality is it’s a day of information, resources and networking you can’t afford to miss. Sincerely, Condo Media USPS # 018-946 is published monthly in Wellesley, Massachusetts by the New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, 888 Worcester Street, Suite 20, Wellesley, MA 02482. Publisher’s periodical rate postage paid at Boston, Massachusetts and additional mailing offices. Subscriptions: $36/year. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Condo Media c/o the New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, 888 Worcester Street, Suite 20, Wellesley, MA 02482. This publication attempts to provide CAI’s membership with information on community association issues. Authors are responsible for developing the logic of their expressed opinions and for the authenticity of all presented facts in articles. CAI does not necessarily endorse or approve statements of fact or opinion made in these pages and assumes no responsibility for those statements. This publication is issued with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Form A Declaration of Principles, jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and a Committee of Publishers. Claudette Carini Chapter Executive Director 2 CONDO MEDIA • OCTOBER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Condo Media - October 2010

Condo Media - October 2010
From the CED’s Desk
President’s Message
CAI News
CAI Regional News
Asked & Answered
Homeowner’s Corner
CAI-NE Annual Conference & Expo
Vendor Spotlight
Board Member Insight
Industry Perspective
Advertisers Index
Classified Service Directory
Statement of Ownership

Condo Media - October 2010