Community Insider Winter 2017 - Page 2

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY INSIDER MAGAZINE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Laurie S. Poole, Esq., CCAL – Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. Laurie S. Poole, Esq. is a community association attorney with Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., and has been a member of the firm since 1993. She is a fellow of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) and has served on the CAI-San Diego Board since 2014. Laurie is actively involved with CAI National and local chapters, has published numerous articles relating to common interest developments and has presented educational programs at CAI’s California chapters and the CCAL Law Seminar. “Lucky, honored and grateful” . Those are words I have used when many of you have asked me about how it has been to serve as President of CAI-San Diego this year. Our organization has experienced so many positive changes throughout the past few years and I am lucky to be riding this wave along with all of you. Teamwork has been essential to CAI-San Diego’s success this year. Together, our hard-working Executive Team (Executive Director, Richard Ybarra, Office Manager/ Executive Assistant, Reagan Espino and Communications and Event Coordinator, Alexa Mitchell) visionary Board of Directors, dedicated committee chairs and enthusiastic committee members have worked together to achieve many CAI-San Diego “firsts” this year including: Becoming financially solvent for the first time in several years. • Contributing over 100% of CAI-San Diego’s goal for financial contributions to CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee (“CLAC”) for the first time in several years. • Having a record number of “first-timers” attend most of this year’s trade shows and education events. • Thanking our Legislative Support Committee at our first Wine and Cheese Reception. We are not done yet - plan to join us at the Holiday Reception and Trade Show & Annual Meeting on December 8 at the Mission Bay Hilton (new location!). This is an excellent opportunity to hear about all of CAI- San Diego’s committees and how you can become involved. We’ll also welcome the new members of the Board of Directors, whose 3-year terms will begin in January 2018. Please join me in thanking two of our outgoing Board members, Victoria Cohen and Jeff Morin who have served on the Board for the past three years. If you are not a member, consider becoming one so that you can attend all our events at discounted rates. Like us on Facebook and be sure to download our App so that CAI-San Diego’s information is always accessible. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as President of CAI San Diego in 2017. I’m lucky, honored and grateful for the opportunity and experience. I’m looking forward to celebrating at our Annual Awards & Gala on January 19 at the Coronado Island Marriot as we usher in another great year for CAI-San Diego in 2018! 2 | SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY INSIDER | WINTER 2017 PRESIDENT-ELECT Patrick Prendiville – Prendiville Insurance Agency VICE PRESIDENT Becky Groenewold, PCAM – Professional Community Management SECRETARY Jeff Morin – G lobal Disposal Reduction Services, Inc. TREASURER Brian Kalmenson – Michael Abdou Insurance Agency, Inc. DIRECTORS AT LARGE Melissa Brown – Avalon Management Group Victoria Cohen – CAI Tom Freeley – Packard Management Group Patrick Morrisey – Ocean Hills Country Club HOA Rachael Robenolt – 360 Community Management EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Richard Ybarra 858-836-1119 SALES & MARKETING Reagan Espino Kim Holmes COMMUNICATION/DISTRIBUTION/CIRCULATION Alexa Mitchell CAI GRAPHIC ARTIST Rodney Bissell – Bissell Design Studios, Inc. CAI EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY Lenore Reese – Lenorable Moments COMMUNITY INSIDER PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE Yvette Huffman (Chair) – Trilogy Community Management Dee Waite (Vice Chair) – Packard Management Group John Barnes – West Coast Management Firm Ryan Figley – Prescott Management Jeffrey French – Green, Bryant & French, LLP Candace Marsh Jonathan Massie – Massie & Berman Laurie S. Poole, CCAL – Peters and Freedman Brian Kalmenson – Michael Abdou Insurance Agency, Inc. San Diego Community Insider is a promotional tool of CAI San Diego and its members that seeks to promote the benefits of being a member and includes editorial, advertorial, paid advertisements and other sponsored content. EDITOR IN CHIEF Esteban Villanueva DESIGN & PRODUCTION DAESVI, LLC 619-260-8353 Esteban Villanueva, J.D. 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