Publication Date: Summer 2000
The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums will
hold its 20th annual Housing Conference on Sunday, November
12, 2000 at Hunter College on Manhattan's East Side. For two
decades, this premier educational event has brought together
hundreds of board members for a rewarding day of learning
and sharing information about their cooperatives and condominiums.
At this Conference, new board members will find courses in
all the basicsÙfinancial, legal, physical plant, and 'people
questions,' and experienced board members can explore specific
issues such as purchasing of deregulated energy, resolving
conflicts of interest, redecorating the lobby, or planning
for the building's future needs.
At the Conference, Martin Karp will discuss A Strategic Plan for Your
Cooperative or Condominium; Robert Tierman will explore dog policies;
Deputy DEP Commissioner Larry Schatt will describe the City's new water
billing program; Tom Pasquazi will investigate internet access opportunities;
Greg Carlson and a panel of NYARM members will enumerate the many services
that good management firms provide to their clients; Marc Luxemburg will
review Significant Legal Decisions of the year 2000; and Stuart Saft will
suggest ways to deal with a difficult resident. In all, there are 65 workshops
to enlighten and inform all those who attend. Video presentations and
an Exhibit Hall further enhance the learning opportunities.
Each regular Conference registrant can attend two to three sessions,
depending upon the length of those selected, and can visit the Exhibit
hall, view videos and attend the Convocation at the end of the day. Preregistration
is required, and you must select your workshops as you register so that
tickets can be sent to you. These tickets will tell you the time, the
building, and the room where the class you have chosen will be conducted.
If your cooperative wants to install storage units, refinance its underlying
mortgage, upgrade its intercom system, or remove environmentally hazardous
materials, help is to be found in the Exhibit Halls on the third floor
of the West Building. There, more than 40 exhibitors will show their products
and services. You can see and touch new products, ask questions of competing
companies, collect literature, and begin the selection process. The Exhibit
Area is open from 8 AM to 3 PM, with complimentary coffee and tea available
throughout the day. You will want 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, when snacks, beverages and
box lunches can be purchased from the Hunter Catering Service in the Exhibit
area. Many of the exhibitors will offer door prizes to be awarded at the
Convocation. If you register for Conference workshops, your name badge
will admit you to the exhibit area at no additional cost. CNYC will also
send five exhibit area tickets to each member building in October. Additional
tickets for the exhibits and videos can be purchased for $5. They are
valid from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM.
CNYC's television show, CO-OP ROUNDTABLE, is presented throughout the
day on the sixth and seventh floors of the West Building. The Conference
Brochure and program list these shows. All Conference registrants and
holders of Exhibit area tickets are welcome at the videos. Workshop registrants
can view shows early in the morning or during the lunch break, or they
can plan a day that combines workshops and videos.
Each cooperative and condominium that is a current member of CNYC can
send one representative to this Conference at no cost. For others, registration
fees vary depending on the status of your building, the timing of your
registration, and whether you take advantage of team registration.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged as 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 9th. Later registrants should allow
extra time to pick up their tickets at the Conference. Tickets are required
for entry to each workshop.
At the end of the day, all participants are invited to gather in the REGISTRATION
CENTER on the Third Floor of the West Building Lounge for refreshments
and the Convocation, where CNYC leaders and guest celebrities will review
the year's successes for cooperatives and condominiums. Bronx Borough
President Fernando Ferrer will address the group and CNYC will have the
opportunity to thank the him for his careful attention to the needs of
the cooperatives and condominiums in his borough.
We look forward to seeing you at the 20th Annual Cooperative Housing