Community Associations Institute of Illinois

The Illinois Chapter of Community Associations Institute serves the educational, business, and networking needs of community associations. The Illinois Chapter of Community Associations Institute serves the educational, business, and networking needs of community associations in the Chicagoland Area.

Members include condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations as well as those who provide services and products to associations. The Illinois Chapter has over 1500 members including 250 businesses, and over 500 community associations Board members and unit owners representing over 100,000 homeowners . The Illinois Chapter is one of 60 Community Associations Institute chapters in the nation.

Operating as usual

Join us for our next Condo/HOA Q&A on Monday, Dec 7!

Board & Annual Meetings - Practical and Legal Considerations During Covid-19.

Topics will include:
- Difference between Annual Members Meeting and an open Board Meeting
- Notice of meetings
- Special considerations for elections/voting/proxies in remote Annual Meetings
- Planning for meetings
- Roles and demeanor of individual board members during Board Meetings
- Purpose and legal requirements of meeting minutes
December 7, 2020 1:00pm CST

Join us for this live event at: https://youtu.be/0W8tv-AfIgY
Make sure to hit the notification bell to get a notification when we go live!

We are thankful for all of our members who continue to look to CAI Illinois for education and connecting with others in the community association industry. Our Chapter looks forward to the time we'll be able to we'll be able to see each other in person again, and you can bet that CAI Illinois will continue provided outstanding programs virtually until that time.

Finally, a huge thank you to our Board of Directors, Committee Volunteers, and Staff for everything you've done to make CAI Illinois thrive in 2020!

The Barbara Wick Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to CAI on both the local and national level.

This year’s Barbara Wick Award recipient is deserving of the award due to his long time leadership in the IL chapter and his involvement on the CAI National Foundation for Community Association Research where he has held the position of Treasurer and is the current president-elect of the foundation.

He has been on the CAI IL board of directors and held the role of President. He has participated on the Finance committee and currently serves on the homeowner education committee and the Treasurer of the Legislative Action Committee. He has a passion for CAI and encourages involvement from his company and clients.

Congratulations to our 2020 Barbara Wick Award recipient:
Peter Santangelo, CMCA

This year’s recipient is deserving of the Olympus award due to her many years of chapter involvement, her thoughtful leadership, and her strategic thinking.

She has served on the marketing, membership, and manager education committees, as well as the volunteer commission. She led the marketing committee as chair and when that committee merged with the membership committee, she continued to serve and seek out leadership roles. Her leadership to the chapter is further demonstrated by her involvement in the creation of committee chair training through the volunteer commission. She has run for the board of directors and was recently voted in as chair of the manager education committee.

She is a role model for community managers and encourages others to engage with CAI. She was recognized as a Rising Star in 2018 and she continues to help lead the chapter toward success.

CAI Illinois has proudly presented the 2020 Olympus Award to:
Brittany Kojzarek, CMCA, AMS

The Rising Star Award recognizes those individuals that serve on a CAI Committee and have consistently made positive contributions.

These individuals have been on their committees for less than 5 years and exhibit leadership potential.

CAI Illinois is pleased to present 2020 Rising Star Awards to:
Melissa Brooks, CMCA, AMS
Kathy Kahl, CIRMS, EBP
Amanda Yamour

With a couple of the last donations coming in this week, we're happy to announce the final totals of our 2020 Toys for Tots and Food Drive!

671 unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots
676 non-perishable food items for a local food pantry

This is the Excellence Awards and Winter Gala Committee's highest ever results for this annual effort, and it's thanks to our outstanding members with huge hearts. We'll be recognizing those who participated in this effort during the Excellence Awards program on Friday.

https://www.cai-illinois.org/event/excellence-awards-winter-gala-2020/

THANK YOU!

Trust, leadership, and the ability to adapt to change are traits learned in the U.S. military that can be transferred to a career in community association management and law. After their service, many veterans seek a second career in the industry for its job security, flexibility, and opportunities for advancement.

In honor of those who have served, check out this article from HOAresources on the value of employing veterans in the community association industry.

https://hoaresources.caionline.org/how-veterans-bring-necessary-skills-to-work-with-hoas/

Buzzer Beaters JC Restoration coming in at Noon with a carload of toy and food donations!

We're now at 599 toys of our 300 goal, and 574 food items of our 100 goal!

What a day for wrapping up our Food and Toy Drive!

Our latest visitors were an Amazon delivery driver who warned she "had A LOT of packages" for us, ACR Restores, ServPro, and FirstService Residential!

We're so blessed to have had so much support in this year's drive, and we're proud to know that we've come together to make a huge difference in the lives of so many families this holiday season.

THANK YOU!!!

Toys and Food are coming in NON-STOP!

Thank you to our latest drop-offs: The Real Seal, Sebert, BTC, Clarke Aquatic Services, and DuBois Paving Co. !

SMASHING the original goals with the amazing generosity of our members!

Drop-off information:
1821 Walden Office Square Ste. 100 - Schaumburg
Friday |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

MAJOR update!

PPD Painting, Cantey Associates, and Skyline DKI are our next deliveries in this morning with enough toys to push us over the toy goal as well!

Time to run up the score on these goals and see just how high this Food and Toy Drive can go!

Drop-off information:
1821 Walden Office Square Ste. 100 - Schaumburg
Friday |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

Thanks to Puroclean and Wintrust Community Advantage for stopping by early this morning!

We're closing in on the toy goal, let's blow both of these out of the water!

Drop-off information:
1821 Walden Office Square Ste. 100 - Schaumburg
Friday |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

Today is the final day of our annual toy and food drive.

We're so close to smashing both goals, and looking forward to seeing everyone today who's been collecting all week for a big drop-off today!

Drop-off information:
1821 Walden Office Square Ste. 100 - Schaumburg
Friday |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

Another HUGE update for the Food and Toy Drive!

We're more than halfway to the Toys for Tots goal, and tomorrow we know a lot of you are coming in!

Drop-off information:
1821 Walden Office Square Ste. 100 - Schaumburg
Friday |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

We're continuing to see some great progress today in our Toy and Food Drive!

Who's bringing in a load of toys tomorrow from a collection at their own offices? Shout it out in the comments!

Drop-off information:
1821 Walden Office Square Ste. 100 - Schaumburg

Today | 11/5 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tomorrow |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

Just two days left in our 2020 Toy and Food Drive!

After smashing the original goal for the food drive, let's see how far we can run up the totals!

We've seen some great pictures of folks who are collecting at their own office before bringing in gifts today and tomorrow, so we're very excited to see how drop-offs go these next two days!

Drop-off information:
1821 Walden Office Square Ste. 100 - Schaumburg

Today | 11/5 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tomorrow |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm See Less

HUGE update on our Food and Toy Drive!

Thank you to Hard Surface Solutions for stopping by with toys this afternoon, and thank you to Contech for bringing enough food items to put us more than double our original goal!

If you'd like to participate by donating items to our drives, you can drop them off at our Schaumburg office:
Today | 11/4 | 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tomorrow | 11/5 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

Want to participate in our donation drive supporting Toys for Tots and a local food pantry, but not able to drop off in-person at our office in Schaumburg?

Consider placing an order via Amazon, and shipping it to our Address at:
CAI Illinois Chapter Office
1821 Walden Office Square, Ste 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Also, remember that Toys for Tots often has a great need of gifts for pre-teens/teens. Here's a quick search on Amazon for some great gift ideas for them! https://www.amazon.com/s?k=gifts+for+teens

Other ideas can be found at the Toys for Tots website: https://www.toysfortots.org/frequently_asked_questions/#12

Toy and Food drive update, we had a great jump in food donations on Tuesday!

CAI Illinois is proud to be continuing this tradition of helping others during the holiday season, and with 2020 being such a challenging year for everyone, that support is needed more than ever.

This chapter's members and volunteers have always been so generous in the Toys for Tots campaign. This year especially, we need your help to make this holiday season a little brighter for those who need it most.

Drop off toys or non-perishable food items this week at our chapter office in Schaumburg.
Today | 11/4 | 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tomorrow | 11/5 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday |11/6| 7:00am - 12:00pm

Pitch in to our annual donation drive supporting Toys for Tots!

Drop off gifts (not wrapped) at our office in Schaumburg this week! We'll also be supporting a local food pantry with donations of non-perishable food items, so be sure to bring those by as well!

If you're coming by today (Tuesday 11/3) we're here until 4:00PM!

Not able to make it today? Here's the rest of our availability for the week:

CAI Illinois Chapter Office
1821 Walden Office Square, Ste 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Tuesday, November 3rd 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 4th 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday, November 5th 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, November 6th 7:00am - 12:00pm

A lot has happened this year, and we’re sharing some of the greatest stories we’ve heard this year while coming together for a Virtual Happy Hour!

We’ll have a few rounds of stories in the general meeting room, and also have some time in smaller breakout rooms for easier networking. The stories will be shared in a “Two Truths and a Lie” style, and the favorite stories from the day can even win prizes for the person submitting!

Win a gift card if your story is chosen for the program!
Click here to submit a story: https://forms.gle/ozhk5o67skeRMXXi7

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing meeting ID and meeting password information to participate in the event.

Set your favorite virtual background (if you choose), prepare your favorite beverage, and get ready for fun and conversation with the rest of your CAI Member friends that you may not have seen in awhile!

Click here for registration:
http://ow.ly/Pvz250C9BL8

Help the CAI Illinois Chapter keep their yearly toy donation to Toys for Tots while starting a new tradition of donating to a local food pantry.

Please help us reach our goal of 300 unwrapped toy donations and 100 non-perishable food items!

Drop off information:
CAI Illinois Chapter Office
1821 Walden Office Square, Ste 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Monday, November 2nd 9:00am - 6:00PM
Tuesday, November 3rd 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 4th 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday, November 5th 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, November 6th 7:00am - 12:00pm

If you are interested in speaking please submit an application no later than November 19th!

We want YOU to be a part of our education initiatives, giving your peers the knowledge and skills they need to be better managers, board members and industry professionals.

Share your skills, experience and vision while increasing your visibility and gaining recognition and distinction within the community association industry.

Applications Due November 19, 2020

Complete the online application:
http://ow.ly/sRO150C7jEg

We want YOU to be a part of our education initiatives, giving your peers the knowledge and skills they need to be better managers, board members and industry professionals.

Share your skills, experience and vision while increasing your visibility and gaining recognition and distinction within the community association industry.

Applications Due November 19, 2020

Complete the online application:
http://ow.ly/sRO150C7jEg

Faced with the challenges of 2020, CAI Illinois has not stood idly by to wait out the storm. On the contrary, our programs evolved as necessary to ensure that we continue to educate and connect our homeowners/board members, community association managers, and service providers.

Through new delivery methods and the support of our members, volunteers, and Annual Partners, we've been able to provide the great education and networking opportunities the community association industry in Illinois relies on.

Want to be a part of this winning team?

Learn what CAI Membership has to offfer
https://www.cai-illinois.org/membership/

Volunteer with CAI Illinois
https://www.cai-illinois.org/get-involved/

Become an Annual Partner
https://www.cai-illinois.org/sponsorship-opportunities/annual-partners/

Join us this Thursday, Oct 8th | 6:00-8:00 PM for our next Condo/HOA Q&A streaming live on Youtube!
https://youtu.be/rz4SEWn5h34

Depending on the severity of the claims, a lawsuit can range from frustrating to catastrophic for your association. This session will focus on ways to protect your community from litigation.

Topics of discussion will include:
---Working with board members who have their own agendas
---Conducting Community Association business in the Fall of 2020 and beyond
--- Being proactive vs. reactive

Our expert panel will present live, and answer questions from the live chat.

Panelists:
Katerina Tsoukalas-Heitkemper, Tressler, LLP
Cindy Fitts, CISA Insurance
David Lockhart, Inside-Out Painting, Construction & Roofing

Virtual Meetings have become a necessary part of doing business. While most of us know the basics, CAI Quick Skills is here to cover what takes virtual meetings to a higher level of time efficiency and professionalism.

Join us for only 15 minutes a day 12:00pm – 12:15pm
October 13 | 15 | 20 | 22

For more information and registration:
https://www.cai-illinois.org/event/virtual-meetings/

blitzr.com

CAI Membership Networking Event

Meet new members or re-connect with ones you already know!

You’ll be matched with a different CAI member every 5 minutes to introduce yourselves and network.

Speed-network with community association board members, association managers, and service providers in our area!

Register for this event at: https://blitzr.com/event/1011/1553

blitzr.com Join our networking blitz on Thursday, October 1st. Meet new members or re-connect with ones you already know. You'll be matched with a different CAI member every 5 minutes to introduce yourselves and network

CAI Illinois Golf Outing is finally here!

More than 250 golfers here for a fun, safe day. It's 9am and the golfing is underway!

If you're here at the CAI Illinois Golf Outing today, post a few of your own pictures from the course as comments to this post.

Safety Protocols for Golf Outing 2020

Our Annual Golf Outing is coming up this Thursday!

Safety is our highest priority for those of you planning to attend our first foray back into in-person events since the pandemic began.We've prepared this video to help you understand the safety protocols we'll be adhering to for this event to help keep everyone as safe as possible!

youtube.com

Condo/HOA Q&A: How Community Associations Protect Home Values

Live today at 1:00 PM on Youtube!
https://youtu.be/Pc_LVQ-_A6U

Your home is your greatest investment. Learn how condominium, townhome and homeowners’ associations exist to protect that investment.

Topics of discussion will include:
---Which factors will affect your property valuation besides the interior of the unit?
---How do special assessments affect property value?
---What impact do reserves have on property value
---How does the concept of “Percent-Funded” factor into evaluating the ideal level of reserves?
---What financial information is important to future buyers and what financial disclosures are required at sale?
---Which factors may help or hurt your association’s ability to secure a loan?

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Legal Update: COVID-19 Related Issues for Illinois Community Associations
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