Journal Notes – September 2021

Journal Notes – September 2021

by Michael Hamline, Editor / Published September 2021

     It is hard to believe that there are only four months left in 2021. By the time you read this, kids will be back in school, Labor Day will have been observed, and I will have attended my first tradeshow in two years. The point is, life is moving forward, and by necessity we must move with it.

     For this reason, FLCAJ is excited to move forward with the 2021 Florida Community Association Professionals’ (FCAP) Service Provider Directory. On page 41, the FCAP Service Provider Directory explains the benefits for managers, service providers, and board members. Managers can access 38 DBPR-approved one-hour CEU courses. Furthermore, CAMs can pursue the advanced Certified Florida Community Association Manager (CFCAM) designation to grow their management knowledge and skills. To learn more, visit

     Service providers have the opportunity to promote brand awareness by displaying their company logo on the pages of FCAP Community, which is printed every month in the pages of FLCAJ, and various editorial opportunities. For further details, visit

     Board members are given access to FCAP’s online board certification class and the FLCAJ Resource Library, which offers online access through a searchable knowledge tool to past articles covering a variety of issues. For more information, visit

     On page 8, Matt Kuisle with Reserve Advisors has penned the article “A Case Study in Planning.” It details steps community associations can take, such as preventive maintenance, professional expertise, and financial preparation, to keep their communities safe.

     Phillip Lahr is with Palram Americas. On page 16, he provides a case study of the Riverview Condominium. It details a problem that started with the gasketed glass walkway coverings starting to leak at the joints and how a switch to polycarbonate glazing resolved the issue.

      By turning to page 24, you can read the article “‘Perfect Prevention’ and Proper Amenity Security” by Brie Shouppe with Envera Systems. The article explains the importance of choosing an active video surveillance system.

     On page 72, Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq., with Kaye Bender Rembaum writes about electronic board of directors and membership meetings. He asks, “…without a declared state of emergency, can community associations continue to hold electronic board meetings via platforms such as Zoom?” He answers this question for board member and membership meetings.

     FLCAJ wishes you a Happy Labor Day, and we hope to hear from you before 2021 comes to an end.