Newsletter | September 2019 Print

A look back on September's Chapter Meeting & Social

In case you missed this month's chapter meeting and social at Birmingham District Brewing Company, click here to view pictures and see who was there!

A big thank you to our speaker Madeline Bader with Coulter & Sierra, LLC as well as our meeting sponsors DMA Reserves and Community Cable Consultants.

Click here to view more pictures from this event.

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2nd Annual Golf Tournament

​This year's golf tournament will be here in no time! On Thursday, October 24th, we will host our 2nd Annual CAI Alabama Golf Tournament!

A big thank you to all those that have already agreed to sponsor:

Chief Fire Protection
Community  Cleaning & Maintenance
Coulter & Sierra, LLC
The Green Team
Landscape Workshop
Maestro Maintenance Management
Northwest Exterminating

We are still lookin for sponsors and players! Please consider being a sponsor of this year's tournament supporting The Bell Center!

Click here for more information on how to sign up to play and to sponsor or call the chapter office at 205-547-0733.

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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.

Registration required. Click here to register online. 

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.

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SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Chapter Luncheon!

Our Holiday Luncheon is going to take place on Thursday, November 21st from 11:30am-1:00pm at The Club!

Don't miss the last luncheon of the year: You will hear a presentation about Fair Housing and ADA, meet the 2020 Board of Directors and 2019 Member Awards recipients!

Click here for more information and to to sign-up. We hope to see you there!

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How to be a Good Neighbor

A little consideration goes a long way when you live in a community. From first-time homebuyers to longtime residents, most everyone can agree that a clean and friendly neighborhood helps encourage community harmony.

According to a recent CAI poll, 42% say they know their neighbors very well.

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Congratulations to the new PCAMs in Alabama!

At this month's chapter meeting, we celebrated and recognized the accomplishment of three members that have recently received the Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM) designation.

The PCAM designation is the highest professional recognition available nationwide to managers who specialize in community association management.

This summer, both Amanda Carr (Vice-President of Association Management at Neighborhood Management, LLC) and Sarah Haney (Director of CMA Services in Birmingham) received their PCAM designation.

Amanda and Sarah follow Jamie Phillips (Managing Director of J.H. Berry MultiFamily Inc.) who received her PCAM in 2018.

Amanda, Jamie and Sarah, we are so proud of you!

Worldwide over 3,100 have been awarded the PCAM designation. In Alabama, we curretnly have 6 active managers with a PCAM designation.

Click here to view a listing of all PCAM certified community association managers in Alabama.


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Pests going BOO this October!

by Northwest Exterminating

New pests may be lurking and giving you and your residents a fright this October.

Here are some pests that you or your residents may see around the home this month!


Not all spiders are dangerous, and some are even beneficial to keeping other pests away from your home. But, we understand why many don't like these 8 legged pests. There are multiple species of spiders found near us. The best way to prevent spiders is to remove nesting sources like clutter and debris and store food properly to avoid insects that will attract them.

Possibly everyone’s least favorite pest. There are multiple species of cockroaches, but only a handful are found in the United States. The most common species found in the US include the German cockroach, the American cockroach, the smokybrowns cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach. All cockroaches present a health risk to you because of the bacteria they can spread. Some ways to prevent cockroaches are to regularly check for leaks, like under the sink, and regularly clean around appliances and counters.

As the weather shifts, mice begin to look for a warmer home, which can often be our houses. They can cause damage by gnawing on wood or wiring and can carry bacteria or diseases. The best way to prevent mice is to seal food in airtight containers and repair any accessible holes in your structure. The cooler weather is sure to bring a wide-range of pests hoping to make our homes theirs for the next few months. Keeping food sealed, decluttering the home, basement, garage, and attic, and limiting excess moisture in crawlspaces and basements are a few ways we can help to prevent these pests. If you or a resident are concerned about a pest problem, reach out to your trusted pest control professional!

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HOA Holiday Lights Ruling Overturned

Homeowners in one Virginia community association are allowed to display string lights year-round after the state supreme court ruled that the community’s holiday light guidelines were unenforceable.

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