This month’s in-house training dealt with revising and restating an association’s governing documents in order to help bring outdated documents in line with new and current laws, clarify ambiguities, adopt better operational procedures, and establish new maintenance responsibilities.
We had Cyrus Koochek, Esq. of SwedelsonGottlieb deliver a fantastic presentation that helped answer a lot of our board members questions. Many thanks to those that were in attendance and to SwedelsonGottlieb for the wonderful information!
We had a full house Monday for our Board of Director Orientation in-house training. Attendees received lots of great information from Brad Epstien, of Angius and Terry LLP, about how to be an effective board member for their communities. Thank you to all who were able to make it and big thanks to Brad and Jonathan, of Angius and Terry LLP, for all of your hard work and fantastic presentation!
This year our team decided to see if we had gotten any better at solving puzzles by attempting Escape Modesto once again, only this year we upped the ante by trying the next level CSI Modesto room. It was challenging as our team was divided up into two rooms with a locked glass door in between us. The clues found could be for either room so it was important to communicate! Let me tell you, 60 minutes goes by so fast! Though we were very close to figuring out “who done it?” we still had a little ways to go after time ran out. Everyone on the team enjoyed the challenge and was eager to try it again soon!
This year’s seminar was a fun and educational day for all that attended! This invitation only event empowered our client board members with the information and know-how to make their community even better. Training on new and existing law, rule enforcement, navigating social media liability, and wood repair and painting were just some of the topics we covered this year by our wonderful speakers.
Additionally, attendees received a beautiful breakfast at the picturesque Del Rio Country club. To keep the energy up this year we played a few rounds of trivia with our fun Jeopardy style podiums provided by one of our vendors. Contestants that participated in the games received fantastic prizes so the competition was fierce. First prize received a $100 gift certificate to the Gallo Arts Center, second prize got a $50 Visa dining gift card, and third prize received a $30 Regal Cinemas gift card thanks to our very generous vendors that provided them!
Finally, to wrap up the event, we had a raffle for all the great items that were provided by our generous vendors! There were a variety of items from gift cards, to beautiful plants, and even a backpack picnic kit! Many thanks to all our vendors for their creative raffle items! Also big thank you to our speakers that spent so much time preparing great presentations and thanks to all who attended this year.
This year for Love Week we had our “Secret Angels” deliver all kinds of goodies to their “Humans” throughout the week to show their colleagues some love. Some angels were very sneaky and managed to surprise their humans without getting caught! Here are some of the great surprises that were made to spread the love:
For Christmas this year we had some fun with our elf friend Humbug! He roamed around the office getting into all sorts of trouble. Our team made sure to document his adventures when they spotted him.
To celebrate the season our team had a lovely lunch at the Del Rio Country Club beside their beautiful fireplace. We played a few rounds of the White Elephant Gift Exchange game. Some team members were brutal and stole from other members, while others were very content with their prizes. Some of the top prizes included a Google Home mini, a waffle iron, Bluetooth speakers, fluffy blankets, and gift cards. It was a fun day for all!
Another outstanding learning opportunity! Many thanks to Michael C. McDermott from Browning Reserve Group for his great presentation on the Reserve Studies Basics. Thanks as well, to those in attendance who asked excellent questions and shared some of their experiences to enhance the learning for everyone.
ESCAPE Modesto is a new corporate team-building activity through a live-escape game.
During our experience we had to collectively use our observational skills, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork skills as we attempted to withstand the intensity and pressure as time slowly ticks away while we were trying to escape the room in only 60 minutes! The game encouraged us to interact with one another and get to know one another a lot better as we worked together to escape the room. This fun team-building game helped bring our staff closer together and upon completion of our time, generated a sense of achievement among us.
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