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Minutes Matter

Just the mention of meeting minutes can make eyes roll and faces grimace.  But it doesn’t need to be that way.  If you learn a few simple steps, you’ll be able to produce professional minutes in less time and with a lot less frustration.

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Why Contribute to Reserves?

Board members and Managers often get themselves into a situation where they need to “sell” the value of regular Reserve contributions to their homeowners. It’s often a simple matter of fighting for budget dollars… Reserve contributions don’t keep the lights on, they don’t keep the Association properly insured, and they don’t pay the Management...

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IL: Natural areas benefit ecosystem and homeowners

The Estates of Inverness Ridge homeowners association received an award from the U.S. EPA and Chicago Wilderness for the care it gives the 80-acre conservancy, which amounts to more than half the land in the community. It features wetlands, including those along Poplar Creek near its origination in Crabtree Nature Preserve, as well as woodland and…

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Meeting Moment – Annual Meetings

Annual meeting time is just around the corner.  For board presidents who don’t have much experience moderating meetings, that annual meeting can be the most intimidating thing on your calendar.  Well, maybe the MOST intimidating thing is the idea of moderating that annual meeting with “Mrs. Jones”, a formidable retiree who’s a stickler for proper procedure, sitting front and center as she does every year.  She likes to make motions, objections, and often ties the meeting up in knots.

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