MORE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS COMING YOUR WAY
September 15, 2015 in Troy
FREE to UCOM Members!
Thanks to our sponsors:
Tom Engblom - Community Association Banking
Merrick Maris - Maris-Brown-Rossell Insurance Group
September 15, 2015 Speaker: Merrick Maris, Maris-Brown-Rossell Insurance Group
Understanding your association’s insurance policies, including property, liability, umbrellas, Directors & Officers, Fidelity Bonds and Workers Comp
|Merrick Maris is a principal owner of Maris-Brown-Rossell Insurance Group. Maris-Brown-Rossell is a community association specialist with extensive experience in this unique insurance discipline. They are insurance professionals representing their clients with honesty and integrity. Their dedication to quality ensures complete dependability in handling important transactions, quick resolution of claims, prompt policy service and efficient billing procedures. They take pride in properly protecting businesses, families and associations across the state of Michigan.
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Troy Community Center, Conference Room 304, 3179 LIvernois, Troy, MI 48083
Please mail your completed registrations in to UCOM. Registration Deadline: Sept 10, 2015.
Non –members are welcome to attend for a small fee of $25. With UCOM membership, the registration fees paid to UCOM for this event will be deducted from the cost of the first year of membership, the amount not to exceed the cost of the membership. Again, the event is FREE to current UCOM members.
We look forward to seeing you all!
UCOM Annual Seminar and Annual General Meeting
Saturday - October 31, 2015
at the Michigan State University Continuing Education Center in Troy, Michigan
Below is a link to the registration form. Look it over as we’ve made some changes this year, not only with topics but also in the layout of events.
The structure remains the same; three speakers presenting simultaneously in each time slot in three auditoriums, difference being that all nine guest speakers will be filling the morning hours.
We will welcome some exciting new speakers covering topics you are sure to be interested in, among whom are Steve Woronoff (Woronoff, Hyman, Levenson, Sweet & Alderman P.C. C.P.A.’s & Advisors); Joe Gimpert and Damien Lipe (Concraft , a restoration company); and Christa Schmidt (Mastercraft Coatings) together with Lloyd Silberman (McShane & Associates). Attorney Ed Zelmanski (Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, P.C.) will be speaking together with David Stringer who is straight from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Some of your favorite speakers will be back this year, including Bob Meisner and Kay Michael (Meisner Law Group, P.C.); Jeff Vollmer, Esq. (Wegner Vollmer, P.C.), Joe West (Community Associations Network, LLC); and Merrick Maris (Maris, Brown, Rossell Insurance Group). That’s quite a line-up! Try to bring at least two of your fellow board members with you so as to cover all sessions.
Lunch is to follow, during which the Annual Meeting and Election of Officers/ Directors will be held.
We have an empty seat on the UCOM Board. If any of you are interested in becoming part of our board contact UCOM by email:
or call us at 248.878.9177.
After lunch, time for a final visit with vendors and getting those last minute confirmation signatures needed to enter the special prize drawing bit later in the day.
Then we all meet in the main auditorium for what many of you look forward to each year, the Panel Discussion, an audience generated question and answer session, featuring a panel of attorneys specializing in condominium association law and issues. .Members of our board, armed with microphones will go to you and take your questions. An assigned moderator will call on one or more members of the panel for opinions, rebuttals and direct answers to your questions.
This will be followed by the UCOM and Vendor raffles featuring great prizes for the winners. Everyone attending will go home with more than they came in with; new knowledge, new acquaintance and new plans, making everyone leaving this seminar a winner. We are looking forward to the day!
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 36 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.