President’s Message features Dan Saltzman dinner, landlord educational opportunities and volunteer board member opportunities.
Don’t Miss the Dinner Meeting October 16, 2013! Speaker is the new City Commissioner for Portland Housing Bureau, Dan Saltzman. An email request for questions was sent 8/26/13 & 9/19/13. This is a great opportunity for RHAGP members to voice our opinions’ and learn where Dan sees Portland Housing Bureau in the near future, while networking with other landlords.
With fall upon us and the new laws coming into play next year, now is a good time to book your RHAGP classes. Educational opportunities are held on various topics each month both daytime and evening, on the west and the east side of Portland. I would really recommend the Landlording 101 & Landlording 102 classes in particular as a way to protect your investment and grow your business.
Landlording 101 – October 12, 2013 9am – 4:30pm
- Holiday Inn: Wilsonville 25425 SW 95th Ave. Wilsonville OR 97070
- Instructed by Mark Passannante, P.S., past RHAGP President, property owner & Attorney.
- Topic: Recent changes in the law and an in-depth review of one of the most important parts of your business RHA’s our Attorney written forms.
Landlording 102 – October 10, 2013 6:30pm – 8pm
- RHA Office, 10520 NE Weidler St., Portland, OR 97220
- Instructed by Jeff S. Bennett, Attorney at law
- Topic: Future changes in the law for landlords.
Contract Furnishing Mart Dinner Meeting
I would like to send a special thank you to Contract Furnishing Mart for having their annual dinner for RHAGP members at their showroom and warehouse in the month of September. Since 2008 CFM has provided RHAGP members a free dinner. A very good price I might add!
Most of our Vendors have supported the RHAGP for many years. Whenever I need help, I turn to the RHAGP Preferred Vendor list. I have used many in the past 6 years and have been very satisfied with their workmanship. Our vendors understand that we are hardworking people, running a small business on a slim margin. Like us, most RHAGP Vendors are small companies as well, and therefore understand us all the better.
Looking at November
The Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland will hold the annual Board Chair Members retreat in November. The retreat provides board chair members time to discuss past, current and future plans for each committee. This year we look forward to talking about our recent positive growth and what we can do for you, our members, in the future. November also brings the Chair of the Nomination Committee into action! Jerad Goughour is looking for nominations for the Board. Should you be interested, or have someone you suggest join the board, don’t hesitate to call Jerad.
The Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland is a non profit organization and all our board members are volunteers. We greatly appreciate your participation and look forward to having you join us. The board is always open to members and we value your comments and recommendations. Should you have some time, even 1-2 hours a month, we would greatly appreciate your time and efforts.