Newsletter | January 2019 Print

Happy New Year 2019!

Dear Members and Friends of the CAI Alabama Chapter!

Welcome to the new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and have started 2019 off well!

The 2019 CAI Alabama Board of Directors and our Chapter Executive Director are looking forward to a great year as we work together with you to build better communities in Alabama!

We listened to your feedback and we are excited to be doing some new things this year!

  • We have added two late afternoon chapter meetings with a speaker at a local bar/restaurant with a social to follow as well as one breakfast chapter meeting! Check out the updated 2019 events calendar by clicking here.

  • We've added a Chapter Ambassadors Committee as well as a Like, Share & Tweet Committee! Thank you to all that have already signed up to serve on the committees this year. If you are still looking to get involved, let us know! We are inviting all committee members to stay for a chapter wide committee meeting with the Chapter Board of Directors right after the luncheon on January 31!

  • In an effort in increase attendance at our homeowner education sessions, we are going to offer this year's Board Leadership Development Workshop in three live webinar sessions. The webinars will cover the same topics as in the past, will be taught by local industry professionals and will be free to members and $20/session for non-members! The dates are as following: March 5, March 12 and March 19. Stay tuned for more information!

  • And last but not least, we are going to have a 2nd Annual CAI Alabama Chapter Golf Tournament! Save the date for September 17! We hope that many of you will be able to join us this year!

I look forward to seeing you on January 31st at our first CAI Alabama Chapter Luncheon at The Club! If you haven't yet registered, please go ahead and sign-up by clicking here.


Jamie Phillips

[email protected]
2019 CAI Alabama Chapter President

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Become a 2019 CAI Alabama Chapter Sponsor!

Click here to view the sponsorship and advertising brochure and email Julia at [email protected] if you are interested in becoming a 2019 Chapter Sponsor. Sign-up deadline: Friday, January 18th

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Upcoming Events

January 23, 2019
Webinar: Keeping Meetings on Track: 7 Simple Strategies for Community Managers
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT

Register Now

Earn one credit toward redesignation and recertification for CMCA, AMS and PCAM!


January 31, 2019
CAI Alabama Chapter Luncheon
"Lake and Pond Management 101: Making the Most of your HOA Lake"

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm CT
Location: The Club, Inc.
Speaker: Mason Grimes, Southern Pond Professionals

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February 28 - March 2, 2019
M-100: The Essentials of Community Association Management

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel Hoover/Birmingham

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019

Register Now

Click here to view more upcoming events in 2019!

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Homeowner Board Members: Apply for Scholarship to attend CAI National Conference

CAI’s Board Member Scholarship application process is now open! CAI homeowner members who serve on the governing boards of their homeowners association, condominium community, or housing cooperative are eligible to apply for one of four scholarships to CAI's 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 15-18 in Orlando, Fla.

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CMCA Digital Badge: Resources for CAI Chapter Managers

CMCA Badge
In December last year, CAMICB, in partnership with a company called Acclaim, launched a cool, innovative program for CMCAs called a digital badge. The CMCA Digital Badge is an electronic version of the CMCA Certificate that managers received when they passed the exam. Some CMCAs have questions about the validity of the badge. Others have questions about adding the badge to their email signature.

Following some more information to clarify some of your questions you may have:

CMCA Digital Badge: What is it and Why do I need it?

  • What is a Digital Badge? It's an electronic version of a professional certificate, like the paper CMCA Certificate you received for passing the exam. Digital badges are a common, efficient way to promote professional achievement in social media, web sites, and email signatures. Learn more about the CMCA Digital Badge and how it can work for you at

  • Is the email from [email protected] safe? Absolutely! Acclaim is the technology behind the CMCA Digital Badge. CAMICB chose Acclaim to provide this service to Certified Managers of Community Associations in response to an increasing need by CMCAs to differentiate themselves from other designations.

Where can I get help?

  • For details specific to the CMCA Digital Badge, visit

  • Step-by-step instructions to download the CMCA Digital Badge to your Email Signature are on the Acclaim Blog

  • For technical assistance and general questions, email [email protected].

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Impact of the Goverment Shutdown on Community Associations

The partial government shutdown impacts several federal agencies and programs important to community associations. Homeowners and buyers, board members, community managers, attorneys, and other business partners may notice delays in condominium loan certification, flood insurance policy changes, drone licensing approvals, and more.

Click here to read Dawn Bauman's full post on the CAI Advocacy Blog.

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