Thursday, April 8, 2010

ACOW Summit Proposal

For this year’s ACOW Summit, to be held at Snoqualmie Summit Inn on August 20 – 21, 2010, I am proposing, though open to other ideas, the following topics/instructors for the Board’s consideration:


A.M. – Quarterly REAC Meeting (2 – 3 CE hrs typical)

P.M. – “Understanding and Using the New WA State AMC Law” ) – what does the new AMC law do, what does it not do, and how can appraisers best employ it for their practice (3 hr course to be created; presenters could include myself, and/or others as interested; would need WA DOL approval for CE.


A.M. – “Dealing with AMCs - How They Operate, The Federal Laws That Regulate, And How Appraisers Can Protect Themselves” (Richard Hagar, instructor) - 3 hr CE

Lunch – annual membership meeting, and also a presentation/overview by TK Bentler, our lobbyist, assuming he is available to attend

P.M. – “Beyond USPAP: Requirements over and above minimum USPAP requirements when completing appraisals for Federal Banks – aka Interagency Guidelines.” (Richard Hagar, instructor) – 3 hr CE

As we discussed at last month’s meeting, fees to be the same as last year’s Summit.

Poolside BBQ dinner still planned for Friday eve, same as usual.

I also propose that, except for perhaps Richard Hagar, ACOW spend NO $$ on rooms, meals, or otherwise for any other person/party… ACOW Board members and anyone else “volunteering” to help can write off any Summit-related expenses as a business expense from their taxes….


Stan Sidor
President, ACOW

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