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Neighborhood College Program

fall 2014 Class Schedule

In Scottsdale, the success of our community is defined by how we as individuals address and respond to neighborhood issues and challenges. Believing that one person can make a difference, the City of Scottsdale developed the Neighborhood College to provide residents, neighborhood groups and homeowners associations with the information, resources and tools needed to become effective neighborhood leaders. These classes are opened to all Scottsdale residents and our professional, volunteer instructors invite you to participate in the following no-cost Neighborhood College classes.

For more information about these classes or to register call 480-312-3111.
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
 

Date

 

 Topic

Sep 23   NEW! Boards vs Residents
Oct 6   Even You Need an Estate Plan
Oct 9   2014 Legislative Updates and Dealing with Difficult People and Harassment
Oct 15   The ABC's of CC&R Enforcement
Oct 16   NEW! Estate Planning 202
Oct 20   NEW! The City, Your Neighborhood and You
Oct 21   Top 10 Things you Need to Know about Community Associations and Trustee Sales & Bankruptcy
Oct 28   NEW! Social Security
Nov 3   NEW! Medicare (alternate afternoon session held on November 13th)
Nov 13   NEW! Medicare (alternate evening session held on November 3rd)
Nov 18   Amending Your CC&Rs 
Nov 20   NEW! Affordable Health Care Act (alternate evening session held on November 13th)
Dec 2   NEW! Lifestyle Without Walls
Dec 4   NEW! Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention

 

boards vs residents

Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street 
 
This lively seminar will pit lawyer versus lawyer to discuss both sides of the most popular HOA issues in Scottsdale. One lawyer, a longtime HOA lawyer will take the side of HOAs while another lawyer, one with more HOA experience, will take the side of the Owners who live in HOAs. This unique seminar is a wonderful opportunity that should not be missed. 

even you need an estate plan

Monday, October 6th, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street

In this basic estate planning seminar, we will discuss what estate planning is and how to accomplish each family/individual’s goals. The seminar will discuss what happens if you don’t have any estate plan in place and what are the many options that are available in determining what is right for you. We will exam wills, trusts and other estate planning tools so that you have a basic understanding of estate planning. The seminar will end with Q&A time.

2014 Legislative Updates and Dealing with Difficult People and Harassment

Thursday, October 9th, 6:00 – 8:00pm – Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street

A Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. community association attorney will explain and remove the confusion from each of the community association bills passed in the 2014 legislative session. The steps required of your association to reach compliance will be clearly spelled out. We will also be discussing how to deal with difficult people: we will discuss board member conflict, how to respond when dealing with a difficult situation, types of difficult people and the importance of communication. Additionally, when the difficult situation turns to harassment we will discuss how to document and the steps to protect the person being harassed and the association. A Q&A session will follow the presentation conducted by a community association attorney.

The ABC’s of CC&R Enforcement

Wednesday, October 15th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm - Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street

Legal enforcement of your CC&Rs is an important part in maintaining overall quality of life and basic community standards for HOAs. However, enforcement can be a time-consuming and costly task for any HOA governing board. How do you encourage residents to abide by the rules without taking legal action against them? Get practical advice on how to effectively administer CC&Rs.

NEW! Estate Planning 202

Thursday, October 16th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm - Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street

We will walk you through a potential estate plan, options available to you and will discuss some necessities that you may find essential to meet your estate planning goals.

NEW! The City, Your Neighborhood and You

Monday, October 20th, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street

There are a variety of programs and services available to our residents and neighborhoods. City staff from Code Enforcement, Neighborhood Services and Permit Services will be on hand to share what is out there for you and answer any questions along the way. Topics will include:
• The Permit Process & the One Stop Shop
• Code Enforcement
• Adopt-A-Road
• Neighborhood Notification
• Operation Fix-It and the Neighborhood Clean-up Program
• Neighborhood Enhancement Program

Top 10 Things you Need to Know about Community Associations and Trustee Sales & Bankruptcy

Tuesday, October 21st, 6:00 – 8:00pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

The 10 things that get boards into trouble are interpreted and discussed in this class. We will spend time on Arizona’s Open Meeting law, foreclosure and bankruptcy, association fines and penalties, inspection of books and records by association members plus 6 more areas that are commonly mishandled by the board of directors. This class will clarify Trustee Sales and Bankruptcy and the steps required by the association to possibly allow them to recover monies due. A community association attorney from Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. will follow the presentation with a Q&A session.

NEW! Social Security

Tuesday, October 28th, 6:00 – 8:00pm -- Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd

This presentation reviews Social Security’s core benefits including: retirement, disability, survivors, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

NEW! Medicare (alternate afternoon session held on November 13th)

Monday, November 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

This presentation offers an overview and comparison of traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage (Part C), including how Parts A, B, and D work with both traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

NEW! Medicare (alternate evening session held on November 3rd)

Thursday, November 13th, 1:00 – 3:00pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

This presentation offers an overview and comparison of traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage (Part C), including how Parts A, B, and D work with both traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Amending Your CC&Rs

Tuesday, November 18th, 6:00 – 8:00pm -- Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd

NEW! Affordable Health Care Act (alternate evening session held on November 13th)

Thursday, November 20th, 1:00 – 3:00pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

This presentation highlights the provisions of the healthcare law for those with group health insurance, those without insurance, Medicare beneficiaries, and small business owners.

NEW! Lifestyle Without Walls

Tuesday, December 2nd, 1:00 – 3:00pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

A house isn’t a home until it’s occupied with people who are committed and care for one another. The same can be said about a neighborhood. You can create a sense of community among your neighbors through intimate gatherings and events. Even with limited resources, a community can have a robust lifestyle program. Learn practical and cost effective ways to connect the residents within your community.

NEW! Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention

Thursday, December 4th, 6:00 – 8:00pm -- Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd

This presentation reviews common scams and fraud, discusses the Con Artist’s Playbook, and offers fraud prevention tips and resources.

 

 

For more information about these classes call 480-312-3111.