February 2020
SPEAKEASY TRADE SHOW IS THIS MONTH,
Will you be there?
Do you know the secrete code word to enter?
Come Celebrate the 1920's in 2020
Meet new members, network and enjoy prizes and food!
Sponsored by the participating Vendors.... our Grand Prize this year is an Apple IPAD and Fitbit both with a $100 Education Credit.

To qualify you MUST be a current member and attend the show. It's that easy!
GET SMART With GCAA
WIN An APPLE IPAD AT THE TRADE SHOW


GET FIT WITH GCAA
WIN A FITBIT VERSA At the TRADE SHOW
$50 CASH PRIZE for the Winner!
FREE TO ALL APARTMENT MEMBERS
Managers, Maintenance, Leasing, Grounds, Admin, etc.
ONLY VENDORS WITH BOOTHS MAY ATTEND

RSVP to the GCAA Office at Info@GreaterCAAonline.org


RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Thursday Feb 19th







Name: _________________
Email: ______________________________________
Property:____________________________________
Fax this form to 706-243-4880 or send email to
A Letter from your President...
Dear Fellow Property Management Team Members:

We had a great kick off with our first meeting of 2020 with Mr. Mike Pennington as our guest
speaker. Mike is the Vice President of the Atlanta & Georgia Apartment Associations and comes
with a wealth of knowledge. He spoke on the importance of our association, volunteer work by
our members and how to fold a fitted sheet. He said that he will do a demonstration of how to
fold a fitted sheet as a workshop at the annual GAA conference. He has challenged all members to recruit at least 4 new members and they will be added to a drawing for a free registration to
the GAA conference at Amelia Island in September.

We had our first manager/owner round table event last month where we were honored to
have Mr. Marty Flournoy give us the history of how GCAA came to be back in 1985. He told us
that the individual apartment complex owners were facing challenges that they simply could
not fight alone so each joined forces to tackle the issues together. United voices are always
louder than one voice alone. Marty discussed the importance of maintaining the unity among
the communities so that if/when we face challenges that we are ready to stand united against
the issue. We heard from some of our industry leaders about how maintaining good working
relations with each other is vital to all our successes. The benefit of having the experience and
knowledge that we all can share with each other is a powerful strength that we can all utilize.
We would like to hear from our members of how we can make our association the best for each
of our members and what educational courses/topics that you would like to see. We would
love feedback on how to better serve you as individuals and your companies. Please do not
hesitate to reach out to any member of the board with your ideas.

Next month we will host our annual trade show and it will be a Speakeasy theme. There will be
a prize for the best dressed apartment management team member so make sure to get all
dolled up like it is the roaring 20’s. We do have a few vendor spots left if any of our fantastic
associate members would like to showcase their company with the GCAA management
members. Grand prizes will be an IPAD with case and $100 education credit and 2nd place will
receive a Fitbit with $100 education credit.

I am looking forward to seeing each one of you at our upcoming events. If you have a question
about how to get involved, just give me a call and I will extend a personal invite to join me.

Sincerely,

Amy Gunter
GCAA President
MEMBERSHIP CORNER

We would like to welcome our newest members to the association!
Malone Office Environmental
Donna Abernathy
706.322.2513
www.MaloneOffice.com
Non-Renewing Members
Sun Ridge
Commons SunPark
Hardaway Square
Servpro of Columbus
Summit Pointe
Do you know a business that you feel would be a great fit to our association?

Are they a Local Business that provides a service or product?
Is it a product or service that would benefit doing business with apartment managers and maintenance?
Are they Interested in networking and promoting?

INVITE THEM TO JOIN The March DINNER MEETING and let them see what GCAA is all about.
A BIG THANK YOU to those members that joined for CAA Connections and Coffee last week!

Kristin Walters, Real Floors
Cassie Ward, Real Floors
Kathy Turner, Colony Furniture Leasing
Clent Moore, HD Supply
Matt Harris, ACut Above
Jennifer Woolbright, WPMC
Lindsay Booth, Overlook Crossing
Amy Gunter, Steeple Crest
Amanda Moore, The Woodlands,
Lutalo Aryee, Ballard Way
Ava Shiver, Apartment Rental Book

Photo's from the January's Dinner Meeting with Mike Pennington, Georgia Apartment Association
Muscogee County Relay for Life is
May 15th - 16th 7pm - 7am
Please join our GCAA team and help us reach out goal of $2000. It's $10 to join our team just click JOIN OUR TEAM below. If you have any questions, please contact our Community Outreach Chair Amanda Moore at AMoore@greystoneproperties.net

MARCH 24th Guest Speaker
BOBBI LYNNE STARR 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE ISSUE
ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE:
“Human Trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or Modern Slavery, is a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor services or to engage in commercial sex acts. The coercion can be subtle or overt, physical or psychological. Exploitation of minors, children under the age of 18, for commercial sex is Human Trafficking, regardless of whether any form of force, fraud, or coercion was used”

GAA Annual Conference
Sept 9-11th

The meeting will be held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island and you do not want to miss out!

Secrete CODE : #WEAREGREATERCAA
to enter the Speakeasy!