By: Tia Politi, ORHA President
May 01, 2023
Hope to see you all at the ROADC Palooza on Friday, May 19th at the Holiday Inn in Roseburg with in-person and virtual options for attendance. Three of us are volunteering to teach that day, myself, Christian Bryant, and Violet Wilson. Our goal is to raise awareness and boost the coffers of the Rental Owners Association of Douglas County, a chapter that is in the ORHA Mentoring Program. This event started last year in Astoria and was a great experience.
The hotel is fantastic, with every room having a balcony with a river view, and an indoor pool. There is also a huge covered hot tub right on the river. Remember, your travel expenses can be tax deductible as a business expense if you come for the education, and there are some great things to do and see in the lovely Umpqua Valley, including Wildlife Safari, various wineries, parks, a great museum, gardens, farms, waterfalls, and nearby hikes. So, bring the family, get some great education and sneak in a little fun. Please join us in person or online for a fabulous day of education!
The Education/Mentorship Committee under Violet Wilson’s leadership has expanded greatly and is making a real difference to our smaller associations, helping them grow and providing education and other types of support that over time will contribute to their membership base and eventual self-sufficiency. We’re all in this together; what we do to help each other makes us all stronger. Read Violet’s rundown of our Mentorship Program later in the newsletter.
What does it mean to be an ORHA Delegate?
Our county associations and their representatives make up the Oregon Rental Housing Association. Each chapter is allowed two delegates and two alternate delegates. Delegates are who make up the ORHA Board of Directors, without delegates attending meetings and taking their turn in leadership of the board and our various committees, we cease to exist.
When chapters don’t send their delegates, too much work gets piled on too few, so the Executive Committee is exploring options for increasing the allowable delegates for those associations who have more willing volunteers. We want to ensure, however, that each chapter’s input is given equal weight, so whatever proposal we end up bringing before the board, each county association will still only be allowed two votes at board meetings. The Executive Committee plans to present our ideas at the July meeting in Silverton at the Oregon Gardens Resort.
Nearing the end of the 2023 long legislative session
We’re close to the end of this year’s session. Thank you all so much for your vigorous response when we emailed you asking for testimony Check out our legislative team’s update later in the newsletter.
Despite the many challenges we face, rental ownership is still a great way to build financial stability, we just need to stay educated on how to operate within the ever-changing regulatory landscape. We appreciate your membership and support!
Tia Politi, ORHA President