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CONDO MEDIA FROM THE CED’S DESK The Official Publication of CAI New England CHAPTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Claudette Carini CAI NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Paul V. (Pete) Garrett, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, President Scott Wolf, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Janet Aronson, Esq. Wesley K. Blair, III Paut T. Carroccio, P.E., CMCA, AMS, PCAM Andrew J. Costa Robert Keegan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Frank A. Lombardi, Esq. Jared McNabb, CMCA, PCAM Barbara Reilly Beth Tramontozzi 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., RS, LEED-AP, Director Richard Churchill, Director COMMITTEES Attorneys’ Committee Banquet Committee Communications Committee Conference & Expo Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) Golf Tournament Maine Legislative Action Committee Managers’ Committee Massachusetts Legislative Action Committee Membership Committee Program Advisory Council Rhode Island Legislative Action Committee Vermont Legislative Action Committee 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 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. 2 CONDO MEDIA • FEBRUARY 2013 You’re Invited ohn F. Kennedy famously encouraged his fellow Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” In that same spirit, we ask our members and readers to contemplate what they can do for CAI and the New England chapter in 2013. In member associations like CAI-NE, committees and volunteers are critical to the organization’s success. The options considered must incorporate the diverse opinions and needs of members, and the decisions made will have an impact on everyone. CAI-NE committees give chapter members an opportunity to get involved. Committees provide a forum for members to voice their opinions and ideas on what is in their collective best interest. Committee members contribute a variety of viewpoints, bringing insight to unique circumstances, focus to common goals and the experience and expertise of broad backgrounds and specific professions. More than 100 volunteers from around New England continue to contribute their time and talent serving on more than a dozen chapter committees. Members volunteer for reasons that benefit themselves (learning more about the industry, networking with other condominium board members and/or professionals and increasing their knowledge or business contacts) and CAI-NE (better member programs, more chapter benefits and services and even increased chapter membership). Chapter leaders and staff not only understand volunteers’ interests and time constraints, but take a proactive position in supporting their efforts as they work on behalf of CAI. Committees are the backbone of many successful chapter programs, and supporting these committees is an essential role of the CAI board. While volunteers gravitate to committees in different ways – contacting the chapter office, attending a meeting with a colleague or friend, signing up at a chapter event – most members volunteer just because they are asked. So consider this our personal invitation to you – our CAINE members – to join a committee today. With more than a dozen opportunities, there is sure to be one that fits your personal and professional interests as well as your available volunteer time. And on March 1, join the hundreds of association members and industry professionals who will be recognizing volunteer contributions at the annual awards banquet and casino night. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any community, and CAI-NE is no different. Get involved, and help us to help you. J Sincerely, Claudette Carini Chapter Executive Director

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Condo Media - February 2013

Condo Media - February 2013
Table of Contents
From the CED’s Desk
Editorial Board
CAI News
CAI Regional News
Asked & Answered
Homeowner’s Corner
Blanket Coverage
Vendor Spotlight
2013 CAI-NE Insurance & Restoration Directory
Classified Service Directory
Advertisers Index

Condo Media - February 2013