Upcoming Programs

LOCATION:  Except where otherwise noted in the description of the particular program, SCCA meetings are held at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 3901 North Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, Florida–just south of the intersection of Florida SR 520 and US Highway A1A (North Atlantic Ave.) on the East side of A1A.

Time: All meetings begin at 9 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

2018-2019 Program Season

September 15, 2018

Presenter:      Association Reserves
Subject:  Mr. Will Simons will present a 2-part program:

Part 1, Fundamentals of Reserves, What is a Reserve Study and Why Do You Need One?

Part 2, Road Map for Managers & Board Members on Pooled Reserves

October 20, 2018

Presenter:       A. Van Catterton, Jr., Attorney-at-Law
Subject:  Managing Your Relationship With Management

  • What to expect.
  • Where does responsibility lie?
  • How many $$?
  • Interactions with others and the roles for each:
    • Owners?
    • Vendors?
    • Professionals (attorneys, engineers, etc.)?
  • When is it time to break the contract?
  • The pitfalls of being self managed vs. working with a manager.
  • How to conduct an annual manager evaluation.

November 17, 2018

Presenter:      Mr. Michael Lagana, Lerch Bates Elevator consultant
Subject:  Overview of the Different Kinds of Elevators (Hydraulic Vs. Traction) and Why You Should Care

  • What does living on the coast due to your elevator?
  • Different levels of maintenance contracts being sold and cost implications.
  • Best Practices on partnering with an elevator company effectively.
  • Best Practices for code inspections to obtain annual certificates of operation.
  • Best Practices for capital investment planning.
  • Best Practices of an elevator rider, building engineer, manager when dealing with elevators.
  • Best Practices when receiving a proposal or billable service ticket from an elevator contractor.
  • When to consider a qualified Elevator Consultant firm and typical benefits.
  • Common problems condominiums call us with that can be may be avoided or reduced.

Note: SCCA will be in holiday recess in December.

January 26, 2019

Presenter:      Erik Whynot, Attorney-at-Law
Garfinkel Whynot, P. A.
Subject:  Erik will be presenting a wide-ranging program on a variety of subjects including:

  • Vendors & insurance & licensing — what’s required for both associations and owners?
  • How far should the association go to protect the property if work is done inside the unit? Does unit work require the same licensed workers? If not, why? What are the respective responsibilities of an association and unit owners?
  • Should an association have a written policy for vendors working on the property?
  • If work is being done inside the unit by an owner, what does his or her HO-6 policy cover?
  • Are insurance certificates required for subcontractors?
  • How should an association manage a management company maintenance man’s time, cost, skills?
  • How can you get qualified workers with insurance?
  • Can multiple associations share a handyman’s time, insurance, etc.?


February 16, 2019

Presenter:       A. Van Catterton, Jr., Attorney-at-Law
Subject:  What you need to know about an Air BnB in order to keep them from using your association as a guest service?

March 23, 2019

Our 21st ANNUAL SCCA TRADE SHOW at the Cocoa Beach Hilton

April 20, 2019

Presenter:      To Be Announced
Subject:  To Be Announced

May 18, 2019

Presenter:      Patrick C. Howell, Esq.

The Becker Law Firm

Subject:  Condo Construction Defects 101

Click HERE for more program informaiton.

June 15, 2019

Presenter:       To Be Announced
Subject:  To Be Announced