The Goldsmith Property Management Company

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The Goldsmith Company has completed the requirements to obtain CAI’s Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®) credential.

The AAMC accreditation demonstrates a company’s commitment to providing the unique and diverse services community associations need. An Accredited Association Management Company ensures that their staff have the skills, experience, and integrity to help communities succeed. Its managers have advanced training and demonstrated commitment to the industry—just the type of professionals that community association boards seek to hire!

As a community that has been managed by Goldsmith for approximately 10 years now, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate them in their pursuit of continuous improvement and their desire to provide quality support to Homeowner Associations. Volunteering to manage a community over several terms now has elevated my level of awareness one can’t quite appreciate until experienced. As our board moves forward in tackling our challenges, it’s comforting to know not only are you there for us, but their with industry credentials.

 

Thank you,

Bill Deane, President

 

 

Email Your Legislator

HOW TO LEAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT

Matthew Green – 2/16/2017

Did you know that an individualized email to your legislator has nearly the same impact as an in-person visit? This is true according to findings by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), which just released its latest report Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement.

For more than a decade, the CMF has conducted research and published their findings which have helped shape the way we advocate. The CMF surveys congressional office leaders on the impact that different methods of communication have on officials, of particular importance is when officials have not already arrived at a firm decision on an issue.

Form emails, such as what is linked to in the calls to action CAI sends, are effective, but are unfortunately half as influential as an individualized email or in-person visit.

What if you don’t have the time to draft a personalized email or drop by the district office? Phone calls to your representatives’ offices are an effective and efficient way to advocate, according to the report.

What is most important to convey during your communication, whether it is in-person, via email or telephone? The study found the following:

  1.    Identify yourself as a constituent
  2.    State your reasons for supporting the bill or issue
  3.    Offer a personal story related to the bill or issue
  4.    Provide information about the impact the bill would have on the district or state
  5.    Make a specific request or “ask” (such as, support this bill or oppose this bill)

The CAI Government and Public Affairs Department strives to engage our members in meaningful advocacy efforts. The most efficient way we do so is providing our members readily available language so they may near-effortlessly act. Providing this means is an effort to show strength in numbers. However, we do need our members to reach out to their officials (local, state, and federal) and tell their story. So if you see one of our calls to action that resonates, please take the time to call, write or visit your legislator. Always feel free to reach out to us and we can provide you with guidance and resources.

CAI Government Affairs will also be distributing our own survey in the very near future. For those of you that are long time members, you may recall filling out a survey telling us about the relationships you may have with local, state or federal officials. For those new to CAI, this survey helps us understand our members’ relationships and advocacy interests. We appreciate your participation in the survey.

Annual Homeowner’s Meeting

The 2017 Annual Homeowner’s Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26th 2017, 7:00 pm at Grace Methodist Church, 627 Taylor Road 29651.
Homeowners will be mailed a packet of information sometime in Dec / Jan with all the details such as; agenda, proxies, financials, officer election and dues statement, etc. 
Also be sure to sign up for our e-Newsletter and find out what’s been happening behind the scene.

Book of Resolutions

 Declaration Review

 Board and ARC members have discovered in some cases rules lacking clarity have caused problems with enforcement and disharmony in the community. To rectify this confusion the board has decided to review our document and where further clarification is needed will propose a resolution. Resolutions will then be voted on by the board, reviewed by legal counsel and entered into a Book of Resolutions. Each homeowner will be properly notified in advance of any and all new resolutions prior to enforcement. Note: resolutions may be disapproved by 2/3 of total homeowners .

Your thoughts are important to us, please direct your comments and concerns to  info@heatherhillshoa.org.

Newsletter

Please take a moment to sign up for our new online Newsletter – it’s quick and easy. Our next one is about to roll out and we would like everyone to have a copy. There are a few changes going on this year and we don’t want you to be left out in the cold.

We Have a New Website

In case you haven’t noticed, we have a new and improved website! We encourage you to take a few moments to explore its features and even sign up for our online Newsletter. Don’t worry we won’t burden you with unnecessary email, we’re not into that either. Unlike our old site, you’re more connected. You can send us your concerns, questions or ARC request forms by email. In short, your Association is available when you need us. You’ll also find links to Facebook and Google+ for a change.