“March roars in like a lion,” according to the well-known,
oft-quoted poem by Lori Hill, In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb. That aptly
describes how we feel here at FLCAJ as
we, along with the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff, prepare for our second
annual Florida Communities of Excellence
awards program. In this case, however, the roaring is not from the weather, but
rather from the excitement we feel at the opportunity to recognize some progressive
and hard working people in community associations throughout Florida.
year’s award proved to be a great success, and in the second year, nominations
have grown by 50 percent. Instead of five categories, we now have nine. In addition, we
moved the venue this year from Tallahassee to Orlando to provide a more central
location for all who want to attend.
year, our expanded conference will offer presentations and panel discussions. Keynote
speaker, Joseph L. Minnich III, with Fannie Mae Corp., will
address stability in Florida’s Real Estate market. The panel discussions
are:“Communities in Flux—Strategies for Maintaining Financial Stability in
Troubled Economic Times” and “Sustainability: What Can Green Do For You?—Saving
Money AND Saving the Earth.”
of course, we will be presenting the awards to our 2010 Communities of
Excellence winners. The ceremony will be emceed by Tom Sorrells, Meteorologist with WKMG in Orlando.
want to invite you, our readers,
to the event. There is no admission fee, but participation is limited. If you
want to attend, please go to http://www.communitiesofexcellence.net/2010_conferrence.html
and make your reservation. We have provided a pullout program beginning on page 42 with a complete schedule of events.
we plan to profile the winners and their accomplishments in the coming months, why
wait? You can attend the awards program, meet each of our winning community
representatives and speak with them one on one!
make your plans to join me in Orlando on March 23, 2010, at the University of Central
Florida Fairwinds Alumni Center. I am sure we will have a “roaring” good time!