THE LINEUP: UCOM EDUCATIONAL SERIES 2017
The dates for this year’s seminars have been set. Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017: Troy Community Center 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“Insurance and Dealing with a Catastrophic Loss”
This seminar was sponsored by Scott Breslin of McCredie Insurance Agency, Inc., specialist in condominium and cooperative insurance and broker to some of the nation’s leading insurance companies; and was also sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank.
Two speakers covered this subject. Scott Breslin took us through the insurance aspects of catastrophic loss from A to Z. Joe Gimpert, was the co-speaker. Joe is Manager of the Mold and Water Division of Concraft, a respected disaster restoration company specializing in condominium associations that has helped thousands of people recover from property damage resulting from fire, water, wind and mold. Both Scott and Joe are familiar faces to many of you who have attended UCOM’s Annual Seminars.
The a PDF of the presentation is now available for those missed the seminar:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017: Troy Community Center 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“A Civics Lesson for Board Members”
Respected attorney, Jeff Vollmer is the speaker at this event, back by popular demand. Jeff is a partner in the law firm of Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer, PLLC., a firm dedicated to the representation of community associations and the advancement of community law, with offices in both Farmington Hills and St. Clair Shores. Jeff and the law firm have agreed to sponsor the evening, and is also sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Farmington Hills Community Center 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“Rentals & Condominiums 101 : A Primer for Board Members on Handling Rental Issues in 2017”
“Up in Smoke – Managing Marijuana and Smoking in Your Neighborhood”
Attorneys at Law, Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC will have several of their attorneys join us for an enlightening evening in Farmington Hills’ Costick Center. Also sponsored by Tom Engblom – Mutual of Omaha Bank and Merrick Maris – Maris Brown Insurance Group.
All three of the above sessions will give you the opportunity to ask questions on related issues important to your association
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Management Education Center Troy, MI
UCOM Annual Seminar and Annual General Meeting
Our board members are busy planning this annual day long event. We’ll share information with you as it becomes available on our website and in future newsletter issues.
The United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM) is dedicated to the interests of condominium owners in the state of Michigan.
UCOM was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1973 to serve the growing demand for current information, guidance and motivation for those who have adopted the condominium lifestyle.
UCOM, over 40 years after its founding, continues to be the only organization in Michigan devoted to the education and training of condominium leadership – the officers, directors and committee chairpersons who serve their neighbors and co-owners by regular contributions of personal time and study to make their communities wisely and fairly administered, cost efficient, enjoyable – and to maintaining and improving property values.
UCOM provides year-round services to its members on a budget derived from moderate membership dues based on association size (number of units). UCOM by-laws permit and encourage non-voting membership for suppliers and others with professional relationships, including management companies; legal, accounting and insurance firms; developers and realty companies.
UCOM accomplishments benefit condominium owners generally, such as presentation of consumer (owner) views and concerns about the 1978 revision of the Michigan condominium law. With other concerned groups, UCOM aided in getting the Michigan Public Utility Service Commission to modify rate structures of gas utilities – a change which benefited condominium associations and owners.