Summer 2021

 

CCI North Alberta has just completed hosting our first virtual condominium expo to much success! More than 350 individuals participated in lively and engaging sessions with exceptional presenters. While an in-person conference and educational experience is greatly missed, our volunteers, staff, and you the members made this a memorable event. Thank you to Beverley Thornton, Lesley Thompson, Pamela Aranas, and our amazingly talented Executive Director Amanda Henry for organizing a fantastic event. 

As vaccinations increase, and COVD cases continue to decline, CCI North Alberta is preparing to transition to the “new normal.” This new normal will involve once again offering in class sessions along with more online educational experiences for the upcoming 2021-2022 year. Led by our Education Committee Chair Susan Milner, CCI is working tirelessly this summer on curating a strong educational calendar. CCI will be increasing staff support to assist with this, as well as help support condominium managers as they prepare for licensing.  

Our membership renewal is in full swing! Our office has already sent out renewals to current members this year. I urge all members to renew immediately, and I challenge each one of you to recruit one new member to join our organization and grow our CCI family. Our Ambassador Referral Program allows you to receive a $50 credit for each new member referral, that can be used towards any CCI event, membership, or advertising in our magazine.

I would like to take a moment to touch briefly on the 2021 Golf Mixer.  At our last Board of Directors meeting, we decided to proceed with hosting our annual golf social on September 10. This is contingent on the status of AHS guidelines and the pandemic. Our member safety is paramount, and we will only proceed with this event if we are confident we can do it safely. Registration is open now.

Your CCI Board will be meeting in July to work on our strategic plan. Expanding education, increased government advocacy, providing better opportunities for business member interaction, and building stronger and more effective communication within our CCI community are just a few areas we will be reviewing. 

To be clear, we must continue to innovate and expand member services to provide value to you. The membership experience is our focus, and I invite you to share ideas and thoughts to allow us to better serve you.   

Thank you for continuing to be a part of CCI North Alberta. Your continued support is key to our chapter’s success. On behalf of the Executive and Board of CCI North Alberta, we wish you a restful summer with the hope that you may reconnect with your friends and loved ones.

Sincerely, 

Anand Sharma
President
CCI North Alberta