November 2017


I cannot remember a time in history where we are faced with so much — from floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, rock slides, the destruction of entire Islands, the Las Vegas shooting and fires. There are so many thoughts that run through my mind, but the most frequent is one that cannot be answered. Why? What I want to do instead is to acknowledge and empathize with all of those who survived, who persevered and made the best of what are devastating events. I want to also encourage each of you to reach out and support in whatever way you can. The Red Cross is a good start. Here at AACSC we were asked to reach out to you to support them. AACSC wants to support an organization we knew would be better equipped to access the needs for all of these various disasters. Please do what you can and as the month of November represents—let’s be thankful for what we have, our families and our friendships. This month we are safe and we pray for those who are still struggling.

On another note, I want to say a big THANK YOU to our vendors. Thank you for all the encouraging and grateful comments regarding our new space at the Trade Show this year. We spoke to many of you who left with signed contracts and while we are always trying to get more people to attend, we appreciate those of you who said that the quality of our attendees is something that you don’t often get at other shows. I also spoke to many of you who enjoyed all the NEW products that were presented too. On behalf of Tom and Jeannie and the rest of our staff, Rachel, Sophia, Donna, Oliver, Terri and Brenda — thank you for another great year.

Next, at the end of September the Governor signed 15 bills just before the end of the legislative session.

Many of the bills will help streamline the approval and building process but not all of the bills signed were in our favor. Keep an eye out for the December magazine where we will be sharing a brief recap of these bills for you.

In closing this month I just want to remind you of a few things:

  • Make your reservations to attend our Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive, Tuesday, December 5th, that benefits our charity, Interval House. Bring along an unwrapped toy ($25 value) and help us give the gift of a smile during the holiday.
  • AACSC’s Annual Installation will take place at The Grand, January 26, 2018. This evening celebrates our outgoing board members, installs our new and ongoing board members and is a great way to start the year. There are always surprises and it is a great way to meet and reconnect with the leadership of AACSC. Watch for more information on sponsorship opportunities and ticket information right here in the Apartment Journal.

For this month, I wish you well, and no matter how you celebrate this month, I wish you safety and peace.

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