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NWCLA Past Meeting Program Topics for 2009


January 8, 2009
January’s meeting will cover alternative energy choices for our buildings. Our guest speakers will be Borrego Solar Systems and our NWCLA sponsor Maki’s Building Supply. They will be speaking about energy savings for our buildings, things landlords can do on there own such as weather-stripping, chaulking, etc.

Tyler Austin
taustin@borregosolar.com
Residential Energy Consultant
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc.

205 Industrial Ave East
Lowell, MA 01852

Cell - 802-738-9075
Tel -978-458-1365
Fax - 617-209-1288
MA License # 97365
http://www.borregosolar.com/
Maki Building Centers
160 Mass Ave. (Rt 2A)
Lunenburg, MA 01462
(978) 343-7422
513

Betty Spring Rd
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-5354
36

Worcester Rd (Rt 12)
Sterling, Ma 01564
(978) 422-8230

http://www.makibuildingcenters.com/
http://www.swscorp.net/


February 12, 2009
February’s meeting will feature Rick Egan from GFA Credit Union in Gardner. Rick will be speaking about the different loan processes in today's market. We will also have Rob Pingeton from the Exchange Authority discussing the benefits 1031 exchanges.

Rick Egan
regan@gfafcu.com
Business Development Manager
GFA Federal Credit Union
229 Parker St.
Gardner, MA 01440
978-632-2542
http://www.gfafcu.com/
Rob Pingeton
rpingeton@exchangeauthority.com
Senior Vice president
Exchange Authority
9 Leominster Connector, Suite 1
Leominster, Ma 01453
P (508) 234-0768
F (978) 433-6261


March 12, 2009
March’s meeting guest speakers will be Bernie Sullivan of the Gardner Board of Health, Michelle Powell and Ann Cramer of the Leominster Board of Health, and Cindy Soule from Montachusett Opportunity Council (M.O.C.) speaking about the Get the Lead Out Program.

Bernie Sullivan
bsullivan@gardner-ma.gov
Director (x8043)
Health Department - City Hall
95 Pleasant Street, Room 29
Gardner, MA 01440
Phone: 978-630-4013
Fax: 978-632-4682

Jeffery P. Stephens
Sanitary Inspector
City of Fitchburg, Board of Health
718 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Telephone: (978) 345-9582
Facsimile: (978) 342-9692

Bernie, Jeff, Tom, and Mike

Cindy Soule
csoule@mocinc.org
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. (MOC)
133 Prichard St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone (978) 342-7013
Fax (978) 345-8626



April 9, 2009
Jamie Merrill and Jay JohnsonApril’s meeting will feature Mary Ann Cantu, President of National Tenant Network, Boston, and our own Jamie Merrill and Jay Johnson. This will be an open forum event after a brief presentation about the NTN. Bring all of your toughest questions to this one and try to stump the panel.

Mary Ann Cantu
President of NTN Boston
National Tenant Network
ntnboston@verizon.net
www.ntnonline.com
Phone: (978) 858-0756


May14, 2009
Worcester Housing Court
May's meeting will feature representatives from housing court that will address our landlord/tenant questions in a casual open forum. Here we will find out what is acceptable, what is not, and what we could be doing better as Massachusetts landlords going into housing court.


June 11, 2009
Law Enforcement Department
Our last meeting before the Summer break features law enforcement representatives that will address our concerns about legal matters we may face as landlords in a question and answer open forum. Find out what you can do to comply with law enforcement.


July & August, 2009
Summer Break - No NWCLA Member Meetings


September 10, 2009
The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center will be providing our members with a fair housing training course. In this open session we will learn how to pre-screen tenants fairly, avoid the pitfalls and mistakes made in our advertising, be aware of what can be discrimination. Come down to test your knowledge and see if you are doing things right when you screen applicants.



Jamie R. Williamson
Executive Director
Massachusetts Fair Housing Center
Holyoke, MA
Pittsfield, MA
Leominster, MA
1-800-675-7309 ext. 108
www.massfairhousing.org
Downloads from September 10, 2009 NWCLA Members' Meeting

Click on the links to download a PDF of the Summary of the Fair Housing Discrimination Laws or to download a PDF of the Verification of Disability for Reasonable Accomodation form.


October 8, 2009
Lt. Sally TataOctober is Fire Prevention Month with Special Guest Speakers John P. Grenier, Public Adjuster of Fire Losses, and Lieutenant Sally Tata - Director of Fire Prevention of the Fitchburg Fire Department. Come down to get up to speed on the new smoke detector code laws and how they affect your buildings. Also find out what you should know about your fire insurance claims. Don't forget to swap out your smoke detector batteries for your tenants this month too.

John P. Grenier
Public Adjuster of Fire Losses
16 Hunter Circle
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
License by Commissioner of Insurance
Tel: 508-842-3205
Fax: 508-842-2286
Lieutenant Sally Tata
Director of Fire Prevention
Fitchburg Fire Department
48 Elm St
Fitchburg, Ma 01420
P (978) 345-9671


November 12, 2009
Economic Enviro Techs, IncNovember's guest speakers are Jeff Pace and Henry Moses of Economic Enviro Techs, Inc. Jeff and Henry will give us the details about the different types of environmental issues, remediation, and treatments we face as landlords, for keeping our buildings evironmentally safe places to live.

Jeff Pace
Principal
516 Willard Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Tel: 978-348-1118
Fax: 978-383-1097
Email: info@eeti.net


December 10, 2009
Christmas Social – Come one, come all!

This is our Annual Toy and Pantry Drive where every year we make a food donation to a local food pantry and we also fund a Toy Drive to donate to one of our local charities. Tons of raffles, lot's of great food, and PLENTY of holiday cheer.

See you there.




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NWCLA Meeting May 9th, 2019 at Monty Tech in Fitchburg, MA

Service, Companion & Emotional Support Animals

Come out and join us the second Thursday of the month May 5/9/2019

The Massachusetts Commission Again Discrimination (MCAD) will be presenting on the differences between service, companion and emotional support animals. Learn the legal rights of tenants and the crucial information to help us ensure they are not being discriminated against; intentionally or not.

Early bird tickets are $15 and available until 12pm, 7 days prior to the event. Tickets are $20 at the door. Become a member and the annual dues pay for all 10 meetings a year!

See you there!!


 

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