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A big thank you to all the Annual Meeting & Awards Gala sponsors, and congratulations to all the nominees, award recipients, 2021 Board Members, and managers earning CAI accreditations during the year. Despite the inability to be in person this year, the Annual Meeting was as great

WSCAI’s Annual Meeting was a unique but wonderful event held Fri, November 6, 2020. Adapting to the world’s current situation, members of WSCAI were able to come together virtually to wrap-up the year and give recognition and appreciation to all the wonderful people that make WSCAI possible. As with many of the past meetings, it started with friends catching up, jokes and laughter being exchanged, and smiles by all that set the tone for the rest of the evening. Led by the well-spoken outgoing Chapter President Tony Rafel, CCAL the year was concluded on a high note with a recap of sponsors, committees, Chapter achievements, and successful events. Member ballots cast ahead of time, resulted in the announcement of the 2021 Board of Directors, annual award winners, and an overview of all the moving parts that make up the Washington State Chapter of CAI.

The Year’s Highlights:  The LAC supported lobbying in Olympia which was successful in obtaining the Governor’s Proclamation 20-51.

 Rapid response and development of a COVID-19 Task Force to provide resources and three free webinars designed to assist community associations throughout the state deal with the impacts of the pandemic.

 Amazing efforts of the Board and Chapter Team to convert all scheduled events to a virtual platform.

 Food drive that raised over $5,000 for Food Lifeline.  Virtual 5K sponsored by the Outreach Committee that raised over $5,000 for the LAC.

 Development of the ADR Committee and launching of a new Chapter facilitative mediation program.

 More attention brought to the Chapter’s advocacy work.  Charters and best practices updated for all Chapter committees.

Many thanks were exchanged in recognition of all the hard work members of WSCAI have put in this year to keep the Chapter successfully operating, despite all the uncertainty and constant change brought about by the pandemic.

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as a virtual event could be, and a wonderful evening to acknowledge all of the wonderful people and Business Partners that continue to support the Association and make it one of the best and largest CAI chapters in the country.


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With help from WSCAI Team, the CA Day Committee, Business Partners, and presenters this year’s virtual event saw over 399 participants and 74 exhibitors. With two large virtual events already this year, both Business Partners and participating members were pros at navigating the EventMobi platform.

While staying safe at home, exhibitors and participants were able to visit those they already knew and seek new partners by visiting virtual booths between educational seminars covering a variety of subjects.

In keeping with the subject at the top of everyone’s mind a session on Lessons & Trends from COVID-19 was presented by Amy Clements, CIRMS, ARM, Valerie Oman, Esq., and Denise Dana, RS.

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