COOPERATIVE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Sunday, November 12, 2000 ... ALL DAY ... Hunter College
Exhibits - Videos - Seminars. Save this date!!!
CNYC's 20th annual Cooperative Housing Conference features
60 workshops, seminars, and discussions, 50 exhibits of products
and services, 22 video presentations. Exciting new workshops
will join classic offerings. Advanced registration is required,
and tickets will admit registrants to the workshops of their
choice. The Conference brochure is sent to members in their
autumn Newsletters and can be requested from CNYC at (212) 496-7400
or by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN OVERVIEW OF 1999's CONFERENCE
Every year for the past 19 years, CNYC members have spent a busy autumn
Sunday learning more about their cooperatives or condominiums at CNYC's
annual Cooperative Housing Conference. There, they can ensure that new
board members can find courses in all of the basics -- whether financial
or legal or those relating to the physical plant of the building. More
experienced board members can explore specific issues of interest --
whether it is revising the proprietary
lease, creating a sense of community, exploring the board president's
role, or learning of the modifications to Local Law 10 or to energy
Video presentations will add to the learning opportunities, and an
Exhibit Hall with diverse displays of products and services will give
participants opportunities to ask questions of competing companies and
begin their selection processes. In all, the Conference provides an
extraordinary day of learning and sharing for all those present.
MANY NEW WORKSHOPS INTRODUCED
The 19th Annual Conference continues the innovation of offering certain
classes designed as a discussion among professionals. Interested board
members and shareholders are most welcome at these sessions. The workshop
roster for the 19th annual Conference boasts sessions to address legal
developments, social changes and new needs of CNYC's members.
The Conference brochure, inserted in the coming Autumn CNYC Newsletter,
provides descriptions of all course offerings and indicates in green
letters the workshops that are new this year. To request a copy of the
brochure, send e-mail to email@example.com
REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EACH WORKSHOP
The Conference will be held at Hunter College in the West Building on
Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street, beginning at 8:15 A.M. Each regular
Conference registrant can attend two to three sessions, depending upon
the length of those selected, and can visit the 50 exhibits of products
and services, view video shows and attend the Convocation at the end
of the day. Preregistration is required.
Each cooperative and condominium that is a current member of the Council
of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums can send one representative
to the Conference at no cost. The Conference brochure, inserted opposite
page 10 of this Newsletter, contains a registration form for you to
complete with specific workshop selections. One all-day fee admits regular
Conference registrants to all activities. This fee varies according
to the status of the registrant and registration is received. Discounts
are available for early registration and team enrollment. Single workshop
registrants pay 50% of the full fee applicable to them.
Participants may check the box on their Workshop tickets if they wish
to be candidates for CNYCs certification program. This program
is for board members and prospective board members, and is designed
to give them a well-rounded knowledge of cooperatives and condominiums
so that they can be capable and responsible leaders in their buildings.
Candidates for the certification examination qualify by attending 45
hours of courses, distributed among six categories: the role of the
board (6 hours); financial aspects of cooperatives or condominiums (12
hours); maintenance of the physical plant (8 hours); building operations
(3 hours); building management (7 hours); and elective subjects (9 hours).
Courses given by other approved organizations count towards certification
eligibility. A pamphlet detailing certification requirements and procedures
will soon be available from CNYC.
If your cooperative wants to refinance its underlying mortgage or redecorate
its lobby, improve its insurance protection, upgrade its intercom system,
select financial services, or change laundry room companies -- or if
your condominium is concerned about investing its reserves or maximizing
heating plant efficiency or replacing its windows -- then you must visit
the conference exhibits on the third floor of the West Building. There,
50 exhibitors will show their products and services. You can ask questions
of competing companies and collect literature on their offerings.
The Exhibit Areas open at 8:15 AM. Please plan to arrive early in the
morning to have plenty of time to see all the exhibits before your first
seminar. You can also exhibit-hop during the lunch break. Many of the
exhibitors will offer door prizes to be awarded at the Convocation at
the end of the day.
If you register for Conference workshops, your name badge will admit
you to the exhibit area at no additional cost. In addition, you can
cut out the complimentary ticket found on the back cover of this Newsletter,
which will admit one person to the exhibit area only. CNYC will also
send four more exhibit area tickets to each of its member cooperatives
and condominiums. Additional tickets for the exhibits and videos can
be purchased for $5. They are valid from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM.
CNYC's television show, CO-OP ROUNDTABLE, is presented throughout the
day on the fourth and fifth floors. The Conference Brochure and program
list these shows. All Conference registrants and holders of Exhibit
area tickets are welcome at the videos. Workshops registrants can view
shows early in the morning or during the lunch break, or they can plan
a day that combines workshops and videos.
Registration fees vary depending on the status of your building, the
timing of your registration, and whether you take advantage of the team
registration opportunity. Check the Conference Brochure for details
and a registration form.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged. It facilitates appropriate
room assignments, and, in some cases, enables participants to submit
questions or topic requests for the sessions they have chosen. Tickets
will be mailed to all those registered by November 11th. Late registrants
should allow extra time to pick up their tickets at the Conference.
Tickets are required for entry to each workshop.