Community Insider Fall 2017 - Page 17

GET EDUCATED CAI offers a range of board member education programs that can enhance the board-member’s value to their community. HOA’s that budget for board education can reap substantial benefits and avoid common-and costly-problems. Learning about new laws and new products at CAI events, while hearing from impartial experts is a great way to increase board productivity. UNDERSTAND YOUR ROLE Board members may think they work for the owners, when in fact they are the board of directors of a non-profit corporation. The interests of the corporation are not necessarily the interests of owners. Consider: owners think the association assessments are too high and ask to lower them. Is this in the best interest of the corporation? If doing so means the roofs cannot be maintained, the answer is “No.” Boards have a fiduciary duty to maintain the assets of the corporation- which, in turn, should protect the investments of the owners. In this case, owners may wish to pay less, but the board needs to ensure they John Barnes is the President of West are paying enough. Coast Management, Inc., a full-service management company serving San Diego. Being a board member can be a thankless job. But, by utilizing the keys above, it can be productive, and that can be rewarding for the whole community. EAGLE SPONSOR Annual Golf Tournament FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 9:00 AM SHOTGUN START ENCINITAS RANCH GOLF COURSE 1275 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 CAI-SD.ORG • 858.836.1119 BROCHURE SPONSOR HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR CART SPONSOR Pacific Western Bank Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. BIRDIE HOLE SPONSOR AMS Paving, Inc. CertaPro Painters Christian Brothers Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. Clean Earth Restorations Diversified Asphalt Products Eagle Paving Global Disposal Reduction Services, Inc. Heaviland Landscape Management Iron Wall Security Kriger Law Firm LaBahn’s Landscaping Mt. Helix Pest & Termite Control, Inc. NPG Asphalt Pacific Backflow Company, Inc. Western Towing LUNCH SPONSOR Diversified Asphalt Products BREAKFAST SPONSOR American Technologies, Inc. Silldorf Law, LLP Vista Paint Corporation POTTY SPONSOR A Reserve Consulting Company Dunn-Edwards Paints DRINK BUCKS SPONSOR JW Restoration, Cleaning, Building Solutions & More WATER SPONSOR LaBahn’s Landscaping PrimeCo PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR MULLIGAN SPONSOR AV Builder Corp Accurate Termite & Pest Control