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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
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
Maki Building Centers
160 Mass Ave. (Rt 2A)
Lunenburg, MA 01462
(978) 343-7422

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

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


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
Business Development Manager
GFA Federal Credit Union
229 Parker St.
Gardner, MA 01440
Rob Pingeton
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
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
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. (MOC)
133 Prichard St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone (978) 342-7013
Fax (978) 345-8626

April 9, 2009

April’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
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
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
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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June 10 13th, 2021 at 7:00 PM NWCLA Online Meeting
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Navigating Water Damage at your Rental Property

Presented by
NWCLA Sponsor:
Fire Water Mold

Meetings are open to the public!

Join us from the comfort of your home for our monthly online Zoom meeting, this month we will hear from our NWCLA Sponsor Fire Water Mold. Sometimes the unexpected happens at your rentals, pipes burst, plumbing fails, roof leaks can cause damages unseen. You can always get the issue resolved but what next?

Find out what to do immediately after the damages occur. Knowing the risks invloved and how to proceed can make all of the difference in your bottom line. Not knowing what to do can result in lost time and potentially a larger repair bill. Join us to learn how not to get soaked by water damage.

And remember, keep calm & manage property.

For more information about becoming a NWCLA member and attending this event, visit us online at www.NWCLA.com/join.htm or call 978-503-7070.


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