President's Message

Wednesday, August 09, 2023 12:08 PM | Anonymous

By: Tia Politi, ORHA President
August 2023

Delegates and committee chairs had a great time and accomplished much at our July meeting at the Oregon Gardens Resort in Silverton. As usual, the food was great and the setting lovely. New board secretary Chuck DeSeranno and I met with Technology Chair Cloud Miller Sunday morning to get some one-on-one training and it was very helpful. We are looking to continue with this model and between Cloud, Ben and other leaders provide extra help to whoever needs it before we head home.

At the July meeting, the board voted to stop meeting in January. We can always call a special meeting if something important comes up, but generally at that time of year there’s not a lot going on in our industry, but lots going on with year-end work on taxes and such, so it seemed like the one to remove! As usual, our November meeting will be virtual.

Our next meeting is scheduled for September 15th and 16th at the Doubletree hotel in Bend. Friday, in addition to committee meetings, ORHA hosts the Annual Leadership Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. where chapter presidents, committee chairs and the Executive Committee meet, have a lovely meal (no host bar, but we do cover the food!), and share updates. Check out Office Manager Ben Seamans’ Office Report for details on registering and making your hotel reservation. Bend is one of our most fun meetings of the year.

While we’re in the area, we’re excited to have Ben do some training with the team at Sunriver Computer Services. As he is taking over more responsibilities related to forms, the forms manual, and the law book, we could really cut our costs significantly. We’re always looking for better, more efficient ways to provide resources to our members and Ben’s technological skills are really helping in that effort.

With the long legislative session over, we are scrambling to update our forms and educate our members on the impact of the law changes. Thankfully, except for HB 2001 which changed how we must deal with nonpayment, and SB 611 that changed how we can increase rent, the rest of the changes don’t take effect until January 1, 2024. Nice to have some breathing room.

Have a great rest of your summer and I hope to see you delegates in Bend next month!

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