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CONDO MEDIA FR OM TH E CE D’S DE S K 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 Frank A. Lombardi, Esq., President-Elect Janet Aronson, Esq., Vice President Wesley K. Blair, III, Treasurer Robert Keegan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Clerk Scott Wolf, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Paut T. Carroccio, P.E., CMCA, AMS, PCAM Andrew J. Costa Jared McNabb, CMCA, PCAM Barbara Reilly Beth Sullivan 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 Mark Einhorn, Esq. Mark Rosen, Esq. Banquet Committee, Chair Charlotte Scuderi Conference & Expo Beth Sullivan Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) Pamela Jonah, Esq. Lauren Tedford Golf Tournament Tony Chiarelli Paula Solemina Maine Legislative Action Committee Joseph Carleton, Jr. Managers’ Committee Patrick Holland, CMCA, AMS Massachusetts Legislative Action Committee Matthew Gaines, Esq., Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C. Membership Committee Jared McNabb, CMCA, PCAM Program Advisory Council Jennifer Barnett, Esq. Scott Wolf, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Rhode Island Legislative Action Committee Ed Allcock, Esq. Frank Lombardi, Esq. Vermont Legislative Action Committee, Chair 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 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. It Takes a Membership T his annual Financial Management and Reserves issue focuses on establishing a sound foundation for community associations and ensuring their continued success into the future. Not unlike association board members and homeowners, who are impacted, for better or for worse, by decisions made by volunteer leaders as well as their community as a whole, CAI and the New England chapter are shaped by its membership and members’ participation or lack of participation in the chapter. Associations and CAI New England, along with their members, are shaped by the broader community and the world in which we live. Keeping pace with the needs of members in the face of changing economic realities that over the past few years have included unprecedented job loss and foreclosures, and maintaining a viable presence in an ever-changing day-today environment that incorporates more and more advanced technology from smartphones and tablets to websites and online resources, has become the challenge of member associations in the 21st century. Chapter leaders including CAI-NE and Condo Media board members, along with dozens of committee members and hundreds of other volunteers throughout New England chapter states, keep their fingers on the pulse of the industry providing CAI-NE with the resources to develop and deliver new member benefits and services. Keeping pace with members’ needs, volunteers have overseen the establishment of new committees like ELN (Emerging Leaders Network), expanded program offerings in chapter states including Annual Condo Forums and Expos in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and more effectively utilized technologies such as online meetings and conference calls to facilitate participation of members across a broader geographic region. This fall, new developments will include webinar programs and an expanded on-demand program offering. As CAI and the New England chapter are shaped by you, our members and readers, I challenge you to shape your community. Be involved, proactive, and committed, keeping in mind the words of Theodore Roosevelt: “It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.” Sincerely, 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 • JULY 2013 Claudette Carini Chapter Executive Director

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

Condo Media - July 2013
From the CED’s Desk
President’s Message
CAI News
CAI Regional News
Asked & Answered
Homeowner’s Corner
Volunteer Spotlight
Vendor Spotlight
2013 CAI-NE Financial-Reserves Directory
Classified Service Directory
Advertisers Index

Condo Media - July 2013