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Minnesota Community Living 2013-07-08 From the President
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From the President

By Michael Klemm, CAI-MN President

Michael KlemmAnnouncing the Charitable Outreach Committee

This year, CAI-MN members are considering the following questions:

1. Is there a better way to do what we do?

2. How can we make CAI more valuable and fun?

We are looking for opportunities for growth and improvement, implementing good ideas and giving credit to CAI members who propose them.

Recently, Cliff Kurth, Managing Partner of Asset Restoration, contacted CAI and suggested that we establish a committee to champion the cause of charitable outreach within the CAI-MN membership and give back to our community. His desire is to spread a passion for charitable outreach among community association volunteer leaders, association managers and business partners. His vision is to establish CAI-MN as the nation’s leading CAI chapter in dollars and support given back to the community. Including charitable outreach in CAI-MN’s activities is a better way to accomplish CAI’s mission to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship. Charitable outreach will make CAI more valuable and fun for its members. And, quite frankly, Cliff was not going to accept "no” for an answer!

On July 17, the CAI-MN Board of Directors adopted a charter for a Charitable Outreach Committee with the following main purposes:

  1. To provide leadership by facilitating and 
    promoting ongoing events for CAI-MN members to give back to our community.
  2. To facilitate and promote the creation and delivery of events to strengthen our community. 
  3. To oversee and work with CAI-MN members to create outreach events that can be made available to CAI-MN members and non-CAI members reaching our community goals. 
  4. To promote CAI-MN by the activities undertaken by the committee. 
  5. To encourage CAI-MN members to take an active role in supporting CAI–MN outreach events.

With the board’s approval, I have appointed Cliff Kurth to serve as the first chairperson of the Charitable Outreach Committee. The committee will consist of five to ten CAI-MN members, and our entire chapter is welcome and encouraged to participate in community outreach activities. The Charitable Outreach Committee will coordinate activities that the broader CAI-MN membership can identify with, and support wholeheartedly, through the giving of time and financial resources.

Published by Community Associations Institute — Minnesota Chapter, copyright 2013. All articles and paid advertising represent the opinions of authors and advertisers and not necessarily the opinion of either Minnesota Community Living or CAI–Minnesota Chapter. The information contained within should not be construed as a recommendation for any course of action regarding financial, legal, accounting, or other professional services by the CAI–Minnesota Chapter, or by Minnesota Community Living, or its authors. Articles, letters to the editor, and advertising may be sent to Chapter Staff Editor Joanne Penn at, or at CAI–Minnesota Chapter, 1000 Westgate Dr., Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114. 

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