Newsletter | October 2019 Print

The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament is in the books!

Best Team: Team Coutler & Sierra

Worst Team: Team Alford & Barnes

Natalie Gibney and her daughter Claire with Stacey Morales from The Bell Center.

 Andy Healy was the lucky winner of tickets to the Iron Bowl that Coulter & Sierra gave away in a raffle.

​Last week's golf tournament at the Riverchase Country Club was so much fun! Not only did we have the best weather possible, but also our sponsors set-ups at the holes were amazing!

A big thank you again to all of our golf tournament sponsors: Coulter & Sierra, Alford & Barnes, Chief Fire Protection, Community Cleaning & Maintenance, The Green Team, Landscape Workshop, Maestro Maintenance Management, Northwest Exterminating, Renovia and SpyGrass Innovations.

At our awards luncheon following the tournament, a mother whose daughter attends The Bell Center talked about how big of an impact The Bell Center has made on their daughter's life as well as their entire family's life. Hearing that touched everyone in attendance and we were so grateful that we were able to present The Bell Center with a $1000 donation.

If you are not familiar with The Bell Center, please visit their website at and learn what a wonderful organization they are by providing early intervention services to so many children in Alabama.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • The Best Team: Team Coulter & Sierra (Lanier Coulter, Zach Jacobsen, Jamie Schollian and Andy Healy)

  • Worst Team: Team Alford & Barnes (John Barnes, John Alford, Amanda Carr and Kristen Osborne)

  • Longest Drive: Steve Cottrell

  • Closest to the Pin: Zach Jacobsen

  • Putting Contest: 1. Matt Moore, 2. Patty Fan

Thank you to Coulter & Sierra and SpyGrass Innovations to raffle away prizes.

And last but not least: Thank you to our golf  committee who worked so hard to make this tournament happen:

  • Steve Cottrell - Chair (Maestro Maintenance Management)

  • Mary Beth Sierra (Coulter & Sierra)

  • Catherine Booth (Neighborhood Management)

  • Amanda Carr (Neighborhood Management)

  • Fields Greer (The Green Team)

Click here to view more photos from the Golf Tournament! Thank you Chuck for being our tournament photographer!


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Register for this year's 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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HOA Halloween Safety Tips

Increased crowds, noise, and parking are top safety concerns for homeowners associations across the U.S. this Halloween. According to a recent CAI survey, close to 50% of respondents plan to host a Halloween party or parade in their community.

What challenges will homeowners associations face on Oct. 31? Roughly 22% of communities report they hire extra security to deal with large crowds and some even enlist the help of neighborhood watch volunteers to keep trick- or-treaters and noise under control.

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Who is Responsible for a Limited Common Element?

Condominium balconies, parking spots, roofs, and sometimes even windows and doors—while designated for the exclusive use of one resident—also are considered part of a community’s infrastructure. But who is responsible for maintaining and repairing a common element that’s used by only one household?

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CAI’s 2019 Advocacy Summit a Resounding Success

Community association leaders from across the country convened in Washington, D.C., for CAI’s 2019 Advocacy Summit on Oct. 23. More than 60 advocates met with key members of Congress to discuss our industry’s federal advocacy priorities.

With nearly 100 meetings in the Senate and House of Representatives, advocates engaged lawmakers on many issues.

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

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Updated Alabama Facts & Figures

CAI National's Government & Public Affairs team has worked with the design team to up-date the state facts & figures pages.  You will find the most up-to-date version of the Alabama state infographics by clicking here.

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The Right Reasons for Raising HOA Dues

A community association’s board of directors is elected by fellow homeowners to make decisions for the well-being of the community, including how the community’s finances are managed.

Regulations in every state require that homeowner associations and condominium associations maintain at least two accounting budgets: (1) an operating budget to cover all expenses associated with the functioning of the community, and (2) a reserve budget to pay for planned projects down the line.

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