2020

October 2020 - Newsletter

 

A quick update on FLAROC Director Training Program – the FLAROC Board is diligently working on an alternative to the prior in-person training seasons.  We believe it is the future direction all must tackle.  There are some great FLAROC directors/officers working on compliance (DBPR) methods (ZOOM / Webinar) training material distribution, sign-up and ultimately Certification documents.   We also anticipate greater flexibility in offering the program as well as less cost.   Exciting!

 

We want to remind all what FLAROC means to Board Members and Resident Owned Communities – beyond the Director Certification Program.

 

FLAROC employs the lobbying firm of Janet Mabry & Associates, Inc. The firm familiarizes legislators with FLAROC’s mission and legislative goals; monitors all bills that relate to statutes relating to resident owned communities; provides monitoring information and reports to FLAROC’s legislative counsel; and attempts to introduce amendments to certain Florida Statues through appropriate legislators.

 

Thank you in advance for your time, support and involvement in our valuable mission to be responsive to all Florida Resident Owned Communities, Board, Managers and residents.

 

Community & Board Members

 

Our chapter “email blasts” have been a great tool for fellow communities to hear what is going on among us.   Sharing general information is of great value – we do learn how similar our “issues” and “strengths” are.  It is important to keep community contact information up-to-date with our ManaSota Chapter AND FLAROC (state level).   As we continue to need to provide current news, information, legislative updates and director training information – today’s times make it even more valuable to you.  Contact and update your information today at either website listed below.

 

Websites

 

The ManaSota Chapter website is an information tool and we hope to spread the word about our Chapter and FLAROC’s mission to inform, support and advocate for all ROC - Resident Owned Communities. 

 

Check out the “News & Information” tab for subjects already shared.

https://www.manasotaflaroc.com/

https://www.flaroc.com/

 

 

Legislative News

 

NEW LAW   https://fchr.myflorida.com/

 

With a new law signed by Governor DeSantis, the Florida Commission on Human Relations removes the requirement that 55-plus retirement communities register with the commission (FCHR). The communities no longer need to register, but the commission will continue to investigate allegations of discrimination there.

September 2020 - Newsletter 

 

Our March 2020 meeting (aging manufactured units) was cancelled due to COVID-19 – we shall try and schedule this in 2021.

 

As of this date, ManaSota FLAROC Directors made the decision to look forward to January 2021 for any meeting options.  We anticipate with the current outlook the entire 2020-2021 meeting season maybe cancelled.   We will keep you informed of our chapter meetings as well as possible changes to the 2021 Director Training options being considered.

 

Our main concern on just cancelling the 2021 Season is that Communities will not financially support FLAROC and our ability to sustain our advocacy programs will end.   We want to remind all what FLAROC means to Board Members and Resident Owned Communities – beyond the Director Certification Program.

 

FLAROC employs the lobbying firm of Janet Mabry & Associates, Inc. The firm familiarizes legislators with FLAROC’s mission and legislative goals; monitors all bills that relate to statutes relating to resident owned communities; provides monitoring information and reports to FLAROC’s legislative counsel; and attempts to introduce amendments to certain Florida Statues through appropriate legislators.

 

Thank you in advance for your time, support and involvement in our valuable mission to be responsive to all Florida Resident Owned Communities, Board, Managers and residents.

 

Website 

 

The ManaSota Chapter website is an information tool and we hope to spread the word about our Chapter and FLAROC’s mission to inform, support and advocate for all ROC - Resident Owned Communities. 

 

Check out the “News & Information” tab for subjects already shared.

https://www.manasotaflaroc.com/

https://www.flaroc.com/

 

 

Legislative News

 

NEW LAW   https://fchr.myflorida.com/

 

With a new law signed by Governor DeSantis, the Florida Commission on Human Relations removes the requirement that 55-plus retirement communities register with the commission (FCHR). The communities no longer need to register, but the commission will continue to investigate allegations of discrimination there.

 

Emotional Support Animals

 

Update on Senate Bill 1084:  Governor DeSantis signs into Law June 23, 2020

 

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/1084

 

6/15/2020• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor

6/23/2020• Approved by Governor

6/24/2020• Chapter No. 2020-76