March 2016


This month is very important for ALL of our members. If you attended our monthly Membership Meeting at the Petroleum Club you are aware of all the bills and challenges that face us this year. If you were not able to attend, then keep an eye out for both the Capitol Update by Greg Brown and our regular update (Sacramento Report) from our own lobbyist Ron Kingston. Ron also provides us with timely articles on critical issues as a feature so whenever you see a Special Report from Ron. be sure to take a look – it impacts YOU and our industry.

But this is also a BIG month for another very good reason. March 29 and 30 is our annual Lobby Day in Sacramento. It is a time when we gather together as a State Association (CalRHA) and let our representatives know how the bills they are voting on will impact us personally, professionally and as an industry. It is also a time that we are able to connect on a personal level at the Capitol reception in a more relaxed atmosphere – a time when you can talk with others in our industry to share the successes and challenges faced by those in different parts of California. And, CalRHA is growing and we are welcoming a new member, Berkeley Property Owners Association. As we have said, the larger we get, the stronger voice we have with our legislators.

Check out the calendar this month, too, there is a lot going on at AACSC and it begins with our first Product Service Council (PSC) and Management Service Council (MSC) quarterly luncheon at the Long Beach Yacht Club. The topics this year are great, so you won’t want to miss any of them.

We are now well into our first CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) class and we had 25 people begin the class. Thank you to our instructors. Lucille Aresco-Crowley who started the class with a bang is always a favorite. Then we had Michael Brennan, one of our attorneys who loves to teach; and Kirk Davey who taught the students the important financial management aspects of apartment management. So we are well on our way to educating more CAM graduates. If you are a CAM graduate and need to make sure that you maintain your certification, get in contact with Teresa Maldonado, our NEW Education Coordinator at AACSC, to see how you can join the new CAM Club. This group is for CAM graduates only and we are focusing on next level issues.

Also on tap for March is the next PN Mixer (Professional Network Mixer) in Torrance. It will be held on March 16. Be sure to look on your AACSC Weekly Update email for the location, or call the office. If you want to connect with the members, this is a relaxed and easy way to come and enjoy some time with friends. We also want to encourage you to bring along a friend – we will be having a 50/50 drawing at each event and giveaways by our vendors. This is also a new event, so join us as we relax and get to know each other.

Finally, I want to thank those who attended our Installation at the Virginia Country Club on January 29th to install our new President Steve Schiro. It was a great evening and Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell was our guest who installed our Officers and Directors.

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