This years Annual Meeting with be held on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 pm at the Embassy Suites, 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia. In addition to an update on the affairs of the Association, including its financial status, there are two positions on the Board of Directors up for election, each for a term of two years. Although our governing documents call for 5 members on the Board of Directors, since the passing of David Guyot, we have only had four members. It is important that we get the Board up to five members to avoid tie votes which can hamper the ability of the Board to carry out the business of our Association.
Some of the reasons why you should consider becoming a member of the Board are detailed below:
Are you noticing problems in your community, such as lack of maintenance? Maybe there’s a problem with neighbors not abiding by the rules and regulation? You can help to correct them by being a part of the board.3. Meet More of your Expectations
Did you have certain expectations when you bought your home in the community? Are your expectations being met? It is unlikely unless you are among the lucky few. By serving on an HOA board, you can achieve your expectations of a more perfect community much sooner by working with your neighbors.4. Gain Better Understanding of the Laws
Volunteering as a board member will make you well-versed in laws and regulations related to community associations and maintenance. It will also give you a good grasp of the Association’s finances and budgeting.5. Have Fun Experiences
Taking on some of your association’s tasks does not have to be a boring. It can be fun, especially when you get to socialize, work with your neighbors and come up with creative ideas on how to make your community run better. Serving on an HOA board allows you to plan parties for your community and socialize and make friends with others living in your neighborhood.
6. Exercise your Leadership Skills
Serving on an HOA can teach you more than what you imagine. It gives you a chance to exercise your leadership skills, take charge of issues and work with others to fix them. Your organizational skills are sure to take a leap too when you organize holiday dinners and get-togethers in your community. As an HOA board member, you learn valuable life lessons about working as a team. You learn to share your interests and responsibilities with others, and at the same time, you understand the importance of valuing others’ opinions before making decisions.7. Give Back to the Community
One way to give back to your neighbors and community is to serve on your association’s board, which allows the opportunity to make good decisions that will have a positive impact on everyone.