Newsletter | August 2019 Print

Join us for the upcoming CAI Alabama Chapter Meeting & Social!

Join us for our upcoming CAI Alabama Chapter Meeting & Social on Thursday, September 19th at 4pm at Birmingham District Brewing Company.

The topic of our meeting will be "Airbn-be Gone! The Rise of Short Term Rental and Their Effect on Community Associations" presented by Madline Bader, Esq. with Coulter & Sierra, LLC.

Madeline Bader's presentation will address the history of Aibnb and similar short term rental platforms, related state and local laws and what community association boards should know when dealing with this form of property usage.

REGISTER TODAY and please invite a colleage or friend that might be interested in CAI to come with you.

Thank you to our chapter meeting sponsor:

DMA Reserves    

Back to top

Welcome New Members

We would like to welcome our newest members that joined our chapter this summer (May-August 2019):

  • Chief Fire Protection Company | Joe Moon
  • Wendy Gayle Cale | Community Management Associates
  • Carolann Holbrook | Neighborhood Management, LLC
  • | Andrea Moore
  • Patrick Collins, LLC | Patrick Brian Collins
  • Alloy Home | Phil Lamb
  • CondoCerts | KC Ross
  • Welcome Link | Felicia Summerlin
  • Lori L. Toxey, Spaces Management
  • Amy Fuentes, Community Management, LLC
  • Gaylyn Knowles, Community Management, LLC
  • Rochelle Pfeiffer, Community Management, LLC
  • AppFolio, Inc | Grace Burns
  • CINC Capital, LLC | Robin L. Storey, CMCA



Back to top

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

​This year's golf tournament is less than 2 months away! On Thursday, October 24th, we will host our 2nd Annual CAI Alabama Golf Tournament!

Help us make this year's golf tournament bigger and better as we raise money for The Bell Center!

Please consider being a sponsor of this year's tournament! Click here for more information on how to sign up to play and to sponsor or call the chapter office at 205-547-0733.

Back to top

2020 Committee Member Orientation Meeting

Are you interested in continuing to serve on a committee next year or would you like to start serving on a committee in 2020?

Please join us for the 2020 Committee Member Orientation Meeting!

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hoover Library

Lunch will be provided.

Please email Julia at [email protected] or call her at 205-547-0733 to let her know that you would like to attend.

We hope that many of you will be able to attend this meeting. Your time and input are so appreciated and so important for the future and growth of CAI Alabama.

Back to top

Does My HOA Need Common Area Insurance?

The first place to check is the governing documents. It’s conceivable, especially if it’s a smaller or an older community, that the governing documents don’t address the topic of insurance. This would mean that the board is relying on the “silence” of the governing documents to say it does not have an affirmative obligation to insure the common areas.

Click here to continue reading this article at CAI's


Back to top

Attend the 2019 Advocacy Summit!

CAI’s annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 23rd is an opportunity for an unparalleled experience to represent the 70 million Americans living and working in community associations.

Together, we’ll meet with members of Congress and their staff; we’ll advocate for our federal legislative priorities; and you’ll have an opportunity to network with fellow advocates from across the country.

For more information and registration, click here.

Back to top

Tips to Help You Navigate Reserve Studies

If your association hasn't had a reserve study done, it’s impossible to determine how much money it should have in its reserves, because you’re simply taking a guess. How can you make sure your HOA or condo association understands reserve studies?

Click here to continue reading this article at CAI's


Back to top

Upcoming Webinar

Save Yourself! Stress-Busting, Productivity-Boosting Time Management Tools

Wednesday, September 18​, 2019 | 1 ̶ 2 p.m.

We know you have so many different day-to-day tasks in a constantly changing and fast-paced environment. Not just anyone can do the jobs that you do! So how do you prioritize everything that seems like a priority? In this webinar, you’ll learn time management tools that will help you manage your employees, boards, and YOURSELF to increase productivity and reduce stress. You’ll walk away knowing how to differentiate between tasks that are achievable and those that are aren't. 


Back to top

Mid-Year Federal Policy Update

by C. Scott Canady | Principal at Tambala Strategy, LLC

CAI’s Federal Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is the advocate for CAI member interests in Congress and with the Trump administration.

While a divided government has slowed progress on significant legislation, the Federal LAC has been very active on key issues for community associations.

Click here to continue reading this article at CAI's Advocacy Blog.

Back to top