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Community Associations and the IRS

We often get asked whether community associations can or do qualify as 501(c) organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.  Sometimes the question arises because the association derives too much income from sources other than assessments to file IRS Form 1120-H, and it is looking at way to...

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Is Your Association Prepared for Natural Disasters?

Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes.  It could be a tornado, a flood, Superstorm Sandy, or a wildfire.  Regardless of the type of disaster, the devastation and loss is often overwhelming.  Nothing can fully prepare someone to handle the emotional impact of a natural disaster.  However, with some thought and planning before...

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CO: HOA Files: The HOA president

The presiding officer of the association, according to Roberts Rules of Order on parliamentary procedure, takes its name from the “officer’s station in the hall from which he or she presides.” “The chair refers to the person in a meeting who is actually presiding at the time, whether that person is the regular presiding officer or not.”

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Parliamentary Procedure & Association Meetings

“The object of Robert’s Rules of Order is to assist an assembly to accomplish the work for which it was designed, in the best possible manner” according to Henry M. Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order preface, 1876.

Robert’s Rules of Order is a series of procedures written by Mr. Robert, who was a U.S. Army engineering officer.  When asked to preside over a meeting, Robert realized that there was no international standard of conduct with which to rule.  As a result he studied parliamentary law and wrote Robert’s Rules of Order.

What is Parliamentary Procedure? It is a set of rules for conduct at meetings that allows everyone to be heard and to make decisions without confusion. Robert’s Rules of Order is the most well-known and documented book addressing meeting conduct.

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