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President's Message
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THE LOCKDOWN WORKAROUND,
THANK YOU GOLF AND CAI-NE!

S

ince the global pandemic caused the United States to go into lockdown, our options for activities we could do as professionals and
in our daily lives have been limited. Fortunately, I play golf. Golf is
the perfect social distancing activity, and I often joke that I usually
play with my three closest friends - me, myself, and I.
During the lockdown, even playing golf alone was tricky at best.
For a while, golf was prohibited in Massachusetts. I was not to
be deterred. On Easter Sunday, I drove to a nearby golf course with the intention
of playing. I noticed that there were some people on the course walking, but not
playing. I got my clubs out of the car and changed into my golf shoes but I was
met by a police officer who asked what I thought I was doing. I said I was going to
try to play nine. He advised me that I would be arrested for trespassing. When I
pointed to the people walking on the course he noted that they were not golfing. I threw up my hands
and got into my car and drove off. I then discovered I could not play at my course, which was located
half in Massachusetts and half in Rhode Island, because Massachusetts residents were prohibited from
traveling into Rhode Island, which is were the first tee was located - to this day, I am unsure how the
Massachusetts portion of the course remained open. I next reached out to a relative who worked at a
course in Rhode Island. My relative said I could play, but I had to hide my vehicle behind the cart barn.
This was because of a highly publicized case of a Massachusetts resident who was arrested for parking
at a fast food restaurant across from a Rhode Island golf course.
The pandemic has taught us that rapidly made rules and regulations often do not make sense - and
that the determined will seek workarounds. We have all been there these last several months, scratching our heads at the new rules, figuring out their applications, and learning how to make them work. In
the legal and condominium world, Zoom has been the major workaround. All of our members, professionals, and industry leaders have worked harder than ever during the pandemic.
As COVID-19 infections slowed, restrictions eased. Fortunately, CAI-NE was able to hold its annual
golf tournament at Walpole Country Club on September 10. It was the first in-person CAI-NE event
since our annual awards/casino night in March. It was great to see some of our industry leaders,
professionals, and vendors in person - I recognized most of you even though you were wearing masks.
Thank you for your support. In October, CAI-NE held its first virtual annual conference and exposition,
which brought together industry business partners and association board members and managers.
While this year has been challenging for all of us - whether it was work, serving as president of
CAI-NE, in life, or regarding golf - we dealt with the rules, even if they were head-scratchers.
We figured out how to get along, live life, work, and get things done, even when the route was not
traditional or circuitous. I am proud of how CAI-NE and its members have adapted to the new normal.
The response and effort put in by our members and leaders has been tremendous. Hopefully, we will
all be back to normal soon, so I can thank each of you in person.
Sincerely,

Edmund A. Allcock, Esq., CCAL
2020 CAI-NE Chapter President

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