Community Insider Fall 2017 - Page 4

THE INSIDER TALKING SERVICE & TEAMWORK! W ith FALL 2017 just behind us, there is much good news to share in this column. The growing evolution and “teamwork” of the Home Owners Association industry is taking hold across San Diego County. The stories shared by property managers, home owner leaders and the businesses whose services support association living are about teamwork, pride, quality governance and service. Richard Ybarra, a San Diego native, attended St. Augustine High, SDSU and earned a graduate degree from Harvard University. He has been CAI San Diego Executive Director for one year. Richard brings an extensive Management Background in nonprofits, Business, Politics and Government Agencies and brings a passion for teamwork, coaching and reaching goals. Summer Highlights: Splendid “Wine Night” at Vintana, Fourth of July themed Trade Show with excellent “Handling Contracts” lunch program, record attendance at “Community Leadership” manager’s class, and Tiki Night Party (of the summer) at the Mission Bay Hilton. This one had it all – fabulous venue and bay background, exquisite food, island music and fire dancer, limbo champions, drawing prizes, and lots of fun! Mahalo - attendees. Those who missed, mark Friday, July 13, 2018 on your calendars! August 4th North County Trade Show and excellent “Significance of Trees” lunch program, continued CAI San Diego’s “island summer” theme. “Day at the Races” saw lots of winners in CAI’s circle, where the surf meets the turf, in old Del Mar. Additional summer offerings included M203 Financial Management and September 15th “1960’s themed” SD Trade Show. On July 15th CAISD also provided more than 50 volunteers and over 1000 pounds of food to “Feeding America”. Congrats CAI San Diego Board of Directors! As of June 30, 2017, CAISD is in the black financially - first time since 2011. Thank you to CAI members for sponsorships, registrations and contributions. Great going team CAI! When asked “what is making the difference?” the answer is simple: members are stepping up, especially by inviting colleagues and clients who are not yet CAI members, to attend events. Great organizations grow by ones. A member brings someone, then another one, and another one…simple formula for success. Keep bringing folks. Non-CAI members and the general public, who want to see, know and learn about “better communities”, should always be invited to the business networking and fun that is CAI. RECOGNITION to Kelly Mercado, BDS General Contractors, for being selected statewide CAI CLAC “Volunteer of the Year”! Looking ahead: Saturday, September 23 Board Leadership Workshop Friday, October 6 CAI Golf Classic Friday, November 10 North County Morning Leadership Program Tuesday, November 14 Business Partner Appreciation Reception Friday, January 19 Annual Awards & Gala CAI advertisers and members are the top professional service providers serving San Diego County HOA’s. If you are looking for information, knowledge and/or services for your community, join, contact or call CAI San Diego. San Diego Community Insider – for enjoyable community living. 4 | SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY INSIDER | FALL 2017 WWW.CAI-SD.ORG