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NWCLA Past Meeting Program Topics for 2010


January 14, 2010
Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) is the designated community action, anti-poverty agency for the North Central region of Massachusetts. Last year, MOC provided services in 30 communities and served over 20,000 individuals. MOC delivers a variety of services including childcare, education, workforce development, nutrition, health, community services, asset development, energy and housing services. Specifically, MOC provides a number of programs that addresses both the housing needs as well as the condition of the housing stock in the region.

Tricia Pistone
ppistone@mocinc.org
http://www.mocinc.org/
Associate Director
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc.
133 Prichard Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-7040 x19


February 11, 2010
Brian Lucier of Lucier Illustration & Design (also our organization's president) will be presenting to our members the changes in the new 2010 NWCLA web site as well as walking through how-to download the online NWCLA newsletters, eviction lists, and drug arrest lists. He will be discussing the NWCLA web site community features and the login process. Brian will also be answering all of your online marketing questions including SEO (Search Engine Optimization), putting your ads on Craigslist, and utilizing sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn to get your listings noticed.

Brian Lucier
brian@lid.com
http://www.lid.com/
Creative Director
Lucier Illustration & Design
P. 978.448.3873
F. 978.448.0699

Click here to download Brian Lucier's PPT presentation in PDF format. This version has the updated links from the February open forum discussion.


March 11, 2010
March’s meeting guest speaker will be Raymond Gonzales. Raymond is a local constable and is a skillful mediator between tenants and landlords. Ray will also be discussing the eviction move out do's and don'ts as well as what is required to keep landlords out of trouble when the have an execution order.

Raymond Gonzales
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Office of the Constable
P.O. Box 1517
Leominster, Ma 01453
Business Line: 978-235-5333
Fax: 978-632-9487
 


April 8, 2010
April’s meeting will feature attorney Michael J. Ciota. Michael has been our long time NWCLA association legal advisor, and will be discussing with us recent new housing laws that effect us as landlords and offering legal advice in our open question and answer forum.


May 13, 2010
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 10, 2010
Ed Nowak of JEES, Inc will be our guest speaker in June. The focus of this training will be providing ways for landlords to recognize and handle asbestos containing materials and mold contamination. The session will also include information on ways to prevent moisture intrusion and condensation problems from occurring that can result in mold growth and/or degradation of building materials. Ed will provide handouts containing a primer on both asbestos and mold contamination broken down by building areas such as attics, bathrooms and basements.

Edward P. Nowak
ed.nowak@jeesinc.com
http://www.jeesinc.com
President
JEES
508-523-5923

July & August, 2010
Summer Break - No NWCLA Member Meetings


September 9, 2010
September’s meeting guest speakers will be Jeffery P. Stephens of the Fitchburg Board of Health and a representative from the Clinton Board of Health and Athol Board of Health. There will also be a brief presentation from Marcia Zaniboni of Our Father's House about the community programs and outreach that we may participate in as londlords.

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

Marcia Zaniboni
Case Manager
City of Fitchburg, Board of Health
mzanibono@ofhshelter.com

Bernie, Jeff, Tom, and Mike



October 14, 2010
Dave Tourigney of Chair City Oil will be be our guest presenter. Dave will be discussing Energy Savings and will speaking about automatic weather responsive control systems.

Dave Tourigney
http://www.ccoil.com/
Chair City Oil
525 Main Street
Gardner, MA 01440
978-632-4600


November 10, 2010
(Thursday is Veteran's day)

This month’s meeting will feature Institute for Environmental Education.
The Institute for Environmental Education, New England’s largest environmental trainer with over two decades of experience, has a variety of services to benefit you.
So, don’t miss out! Come to the meeting and talk to an IEE professional!
Institute for Environmental Education
16 Upton Drive
Wilmington, MA 01887
Phone: 1-978-658-5272
Toll Free: 1-800-823-6239
Fax: 1-978-658-5435




December 9, 2010
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.




Mass Rental Housing Association




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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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