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Central Ohio Chapter CAI - Summer Newsletter

Greetings, my fellow CAI members and friends!

It is with great pleasure that I serve as your 2019 CAI President. As we reach mid year, I am happy to say that this year has had a great beginning, and plans for the second half of the year are expected to be just as fulfilling.

For the first time, the chapter has a Gold Sponsor, Mammoth Restoration. This sponsorship is a true statement of support for the chapter.

The new format for the "Top Golf" outing was received by attendees and business partner sponsors with nothing but compliments. Thank you to those of you that were there to support the chapter. The committee is ready to start planning for the 2020 outing, and they invite you all to join them to make the event just as great next year.

The luncheon speakers have been phenomenal, and are all thanks to the work of the Programs Committee. Half of the speakers at the May meeting we recently featured in Columbus CEO magazine and Business First newspaper, and the speaker at the March meeting gave great information for improving how we conduct board meetings.

On July 12th, please join us at Pins Mechanical at Bridge Park. This social event was scheduled at the request of the members who said it would be nice to have an event where everyone can simply be social. The event is free to attend and will include a surprise by the Bridge Park developer, Crawford Hoying.

The fun and fulfilling Trade Fair is on August 23rd at the Renaissance Hotel on Polaris Parkway. This event is a member favorite, with opportunities to meet new business partners to help your operations, delicious breakfast and lunch, a comedian, happy hour cocktails, and opportunities to win prizes from the 50+ raffle drawings.

CAI is here to support you and your success as an association manager, a board member leader, and a business partner. Please let us know how we can best support you.

Yours in community,

Arnold A. Barzak III, PMSD, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Office: 614-481-4411
Fax: 614-443-3798

CAI Rising Star Award

Reprinted with permission from the May/June 2019 issue of Community Manager, a publication of Community Associations Institute (CAI).

2019 Rising Star Award

Ohio attorney Jeffrey Kaman was presented with this year’s CAI Rising Star Award, which honors an individual whose leadership abilities and professional contributions forecast even greater accomplishments in the future. Kaman—who recently became a fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)—led a task force to compile cases related to community association law. He oversaw the sorting, analyzing, and summarizing of the cases in preparation for the materials to be presented at the annual Community Association Law Seminar. In addition to his work with CCAL and his involvement in the Law Seminar, Kaman served as the 2018 president of the CAI Central Ohio Chapter, where he spearheaded efforts to bring CAI chapter leaders throughout the state together to discuss best practices and share ideas.

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Special Event for your enjoyment, Friday, July 12!

Come network and meet with your fellow CAI members at Pins Mechanical Company at Bridge Park! CAI is hosting a happy hour Friday, July 12, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Members can take this opportunity to connect with one another while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. Pins Mechanical Co. offers a wide range of drinks, pinball, duckpin bowling, and a patio for those looking to unwind from the week. Pins Mechanical Co. Dublin is located at 6558 Riverside Drive, Dublin. There is plenty of free parking at Bridge Park. Hope to see you there!

August 23 Trade Fair:

Renaissance Columbus Westerville
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville OH 43082
August 23, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm

You won't want to miss this event tailored to our Volunteer Board Members & Community Association Managers! Our theme for this year is 'A Taste of Tuscany'!  The event includes Breakfast, Lunch and Raffle prizes including two Grand Prize winners - one Volunteer Board Member and one Community Association Manager!

The registration fee for Volunteer Leaders and Community Association Managers is an affordable $15 each. CLICK HERE to register.

Remember, too, that we are asking for donations to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. We collected a record 700 pounds of food in 2018 ... let's crush that this year!  Oh, and did we mention you receive a raffle ticket for each donated item?

Looking forward to Fall:

Join us on September 26 and November 21 for our monthly meeting and luncheon at the Fawcett Center.

Watch for details on our Board Leadership Workshop, an opportunity for Volunteer Leaders to take a deep dive into serving on an Association Board, coming this Ocotober 12th

We value your membership and participation in our Chapter!

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