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Online Meetings: When & How (Part 1 - Board Meetings)
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In our latest "Ask the Experts" webinar series, we invited attorney Steven Black with Black, Slaughter & Black, P.A., to discuss several options for holding board meetings and conducting association business in this time of social distancing. Though your board must ultimately decide what is best for the association, it is cr...
Community Association Meetings: What You Need to Know
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For those who own property in homeowners’ associations, it is important to understand the different types of association meetings that take place throughout the year. It is especially important that board members not only understand the different types of meetings but the rules surrounding who can and should attend these meetings, h...
Making Meetings Count: How to Reach a Quorum Through Proxies
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Annual and special meetings require homeowner votes for new board members, assessment increases, capital improvement projects, and amendments to the association’s governing documents. The goal is to reach a quorum—a minimum number of members who must be present for business to be validly transacted.Some community associations ...
How to Increase Homeowner Participation in Your Community
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Homeowners can often have differing views of their community associations — some positive, some negative —  depending on their source of information and experiences in the community. New homeowners that buy a home that has an HOA may not fully understand the positive impact the association can have on their experience liv...
HOA Meetings are for More Than Board Members
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If you live in a community with a homeowner’s association (HOA), you no doubt have seen signs, received emails, or even had people knocking on your door to alert you about HOA meetings. There are many of different types of meetings — annual membership meetings, board meetings, committee meetings, executive sessions and special...
How to Run a Successful Association Meeting
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A condominium or community association’s annual membership meeting requires thorough preparation to be successful.   One of the first things a manager or board should do is review the association’s governing documents for any annual and special membership meeting requirements. Typically, this information will be in t...
How to Conduct an Organizational Board Meeting
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As far as the effective management of a condominium or community association is concerned, it’s critical to hold an organizational meeting of the board of directors following its election. In fact, this is considered a best practice by professional association management companies such as CAMS.   Many associations even have leg...
Tips to Keep Your Community Association Board Meeting Shorter
You might think there's no way your board can have just a one hour meeting, but with these tips we think you can.   The first thing that you will want to do is make sure that everyone on your board is prepared, has received the agenda, knows the topics that will be discussed and is ready to make a decision by the time they hea...