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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Peggy Meyer, AAFW-NEI Executive Director

This has always been my favorite time of the year. It might be since it’s close to my birthday, or maybe it’s because of the change from the unbearable hot weather to the more brisk days where I will toss on my favorite sweatshirt after work. This season brings back a lot of my childhood memories – I can remember being whisked away by my mom to ride in the grain truck to haul the grain that my dad was harvesting. Being a part of the family farm has provided me with such a different perspective - you cannot have a good harvest, if you don’t first plant the seed. We all have natural talents, but without work and cultivating on our given abilities, we will not seek our highest potential.  

The AAFW-NEI is ready to help you cultivate not only your talents, but also your network this fall. Even though Hope and I have worked extremely hard to keep in contact with all of the members, there is something about being in the same room with people that can’t be achieved over platforms like Zoom. There are so many opportunities this fall for EVERYONE! Here’s a timeline of what we have planned:

August 10th – Breakfast Connection – Join us at our new location, Ceruti’s, for a fun networking meeting! We will have lots of time scheduled for everyone to chat and get reconnected.

August 12th – Summit Celebration Committee Meeting – Join this committee to help plan a BIG celebration for March 2022. It’s around lunchtime, and you have to eat anyway – why not join us?

August 18th – Business Exchange – Apartment Communities/Management Companies have the tables and Associate Members rotate – it’s like a trade show but in reverse! Check out the cover for more information.

August 25th – CFC Certification – Your team members can become certified to work on air conditioners at your community – review and testing to take place on the same day! We welcome Chris back from Michigan to teach this course!

September starts our Education series!!

September 8th – The Active Shooter Phenomenon – Disgruntled Employees & Residents – We’ve held this course before and wow, the reviews were awesome! Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your teams knowledge to help them be prepared!

September 14th – Breakfast Connection!

October 1st – Deadline for your Leasing Consultants to register for CALP – formerly National Apartment Leasing Professional, now Certified Leasing Professional. Angela Peoples, Kirkpatrick Management, will be our instructor!  

October is chuck full of Education courses!! 

October 5th – Fire Safety & Equipment Check-Up with Ryan Fire Protection

October 6th – Sherre Helmer will be back in Fort Wayne! This special seminar – 12 Qualities of Leadership – will expand your leadership skills! Sherre is one of our top requested speakers – Don’t miss the opportunity to be inspired!

October 12 & 13 – Many of you will be attending the IAA Conference and Education Exposition in Indianapolis. Hope and I will also be attending scouting for new speakers! 

October 20 & 21 – CALP starts!!! 

October 19th - Breakfast Connection/Annual Meeting
**PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE**

October 26th – It’s our Fall Fair Housing! Whether you are a seasoned professional or have a new hire – this course by METRO will be beneficial. Also – if you hold a NAA Designation – you MUST have Fair Housing training for your renewal. If you didn’t attend our course in April – don’t miss this one!

October 28th – Apartment Community Managers and Leasing Consultants are invited to Canterbury Green for our first Manager’s Roundtable for fall. Ray Perry, Perry Law Office, will be on hand to discuss the current status of evictions in our area. 

That gets us through the first part of fall, but we have more scheduled for November! Keep up-to-date by visiting our website www.aafw.org! You can find all of our committee meetings, education course and designation courses on the website! If you have any questions regarding any of the events for this fall – please don’t hesitate to contact Hope or myself. 

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