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Since 1975 the Mid FL ROC has been presenting 6 monthly educational programs each year of value to cooperatives, condominiums, and HOAs manufactured homes. Mid FL ROC is widely known for first class topical programs presented by speakers who are well known and respected throughout Florida.

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For a good explanation of your rights as a Condominium owner, check out the Governance Form provided by the Division of Condominiums, Time Shares and Mobile Homes.
For specific details about Condominium owners' rights and responsibilities, check this out on the Division website.
And cooperative owners' specific rights and responsibilities at this Division website.
Condominium Election Checklist is found here.
Cooperative Election Checklist is found here:
Membership fees for 2022 have been suspended!

Your Board of Directors hopes to resume meetings in the fall of 2022. The board is meeting monthly via telephone and monitoring the CDC reports and recommendations.

As the board of directors looks forward (hopefully) to scheduling 2022 fall meetings, we would like updates from our park members on the status of opening amenities and occupancy requirements, etc. Please let Mark Shaw know your status.

E mail Mark at Shaw 

Be safe and stay well!
Reminder from Board Member
Richard Twort

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Roberts Rules of Order for Small Boards

Most association boards consist of 12 or fewer directors. According to Roberts Rules of Order, small boards may use less formal parliamentary procedures. Doing so is more conducive to the way community association boards conduct business.
There is no need to come to the meeting with a “prepared” motion or present the motion at one meeting and wait until the next meeting to vote on it. Such practices may work for other types of organizations, but are counterproductive for us. So many times board members don’t know if action is needed on an agenda item until they engage in pre-motion discussion! Then it takes a sharp chairman or other board members to move that pre-motion discussion along into a motion – or not – and move on to the next agenda item.

Some particular distinctions are:
  • Directors are not required to stand before speaking or obtain the floor before making motions.
  • There is no limit on the number of times a member may speak in debate on a question.
  • Motions to limit debate are not usually appropriate.
  • Discussion of a matter is allowed BEFORE a motion is made.
  • The president of the board (if acting as chairman) may speak in debate without rising, may make motions, and does vote on all questions unless there is a specific conflict of interest.
  • The rights of the organization supersede the rights of the individual members.
  • Should a conflict arise between a member’s right to speak and the association’s right to conduct its business, the right of the association prevails.
  • A quorum must be present to call the meeting to order and to conduct business. Check your by-laws for your quorum requirements.
  • One question at a time and one speaker at a time. Manners are the order of the day.  Remember to bring yours to the meeting.
  • Personal remarks in debate are unacceptable, and the president should immediately (and forcefully, if necessary) rule them out of order.
  • Abstentions are for asserted conflicts of interest where a board member has a financial or ownership interest in the matter being discussed. The abstention and reason for it are written into the minutes. That board member may or may not leave the table. Abstentions on general principle are inappropriate.
  • Our “open meeting laws” say that when a quorum of the board is present they are considered having a meeting. Our board members are NOT subject to the Government in the Florida Sunshine Law.
  • Most board meetings require a 48-hour posted notice; others require a 14-day formally delivered written notice.
  • A quorum of board members must be present in person or by speaker telephone in order to conduct business (that is, vote on motions and make other decisions).
  • All board meetings are open to any owner who wishes to attend in person.
Other points to note:
  1. All agenda items must be specifically identified by topic or name. Agenda items noted as “Other” are not allowed.
  2. All owners have the right to speak to any specifically designated agenda item. Boards should set policies for (1) when owners speak during the meeting to those designated items, (2) how the owners wishing to speak identify themselves to the chairman, (3) how long the owner may speak, and (4) where they stand when speaking.
  3. Open forums allowing owners to speak on any issue of concern are inappropriate during the formal board meeting. These type comments should be heard before the meeting is called to order or after it is adjourned and a quorum of the board should not be present.
  4. Owners have the right to audio or video tape meetings of the board based on policies set by the board and Rules in the Florida Administrative Code.
A vote cast by each board member must be recorded in the minutes. This means the board president does vote unless he or she is abstaining because of an asserted conflict of interest.

Contributed by Betsy Barbieux, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA, Florida CAM Schools, LLC
Your 2021-2022 Board of Directors!

President - Mark Shaw
Vice President - Carol Flint
Secretary - Jo-Ann Joslyn
Treasurer - George Elder, Sr. 
Director at Large - Betsy Barbieux
Director at Large - Denise Dalton
Director at Large - Sylvia Gauthier
Director at Large - Richard Twort
Director at Large - G. Ray Simpson

For more information visit our website - MidFLROC
FMO Contacts for Lake, Sumter and
Marion Counties

John Petrella - President
(352) 669-6936

DISTRICT 13 - Marion, Alachua, Putnam
Jo Anne Fieschel - Vice President
(631) 987-6842

DISTRICT 11 - Pasco (W of US 41), Hernando

DISTRICT 17 - Pasco (E of US41), Sumter, Citrus

Member Communities

Bonfire Cooperative Association

620 Misti Drive

Brittany Estates R O Association Inc

1000 Mark Road

Continental Country Club

50 Continental Boulevard

352 748-0100

Country Club Manor Co-op, Inc

1701 N Hwy 19 Ste 1


Emerald Lakes

1401 West Highway 50

Griffwood Co-op Inc.  
3896 Picciola Road

Fruitland Park

Harbor Oaks Homeowners Co-op Inc.

3990 Picciola Road
Fruitland Park


Hawthorne Residents Cooperative Association, Inc

100 Hawthorne Boulevard


Lake Yale Estates Condominium Association Inc.

38141 Maywood Bay Drive 


Molokai Co-op Inc.

1 Hawaiian Way

Palm Shores Mobile Home and RV Park
38137 Florida Avenue
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 357-4909

Sandpiper Manor

1412 Azalea Drive

Phone: 352-357-6923
FAX: 352-357-9555



Tavares Homeowners, Inc.

756 Marina Lane


Professional Members

Andy Miller
Lee Reed Insurance
38511 5th Avenue
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
(813) 782-5502

Elizabeth (Liz) Anderson

CenterState Bank
1892 East Burleigh Boulevard
Tavares, FL 32778

Rob Blakeley Insurance
Rob Blakeley

1107 North Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Florida CAM Schools, LLC
Betsy Barbieux, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA

2501 West Main Street #110
Leesburg, FL 34748
YouTube Channel - CAM Matters  - 
Florida licensing and training for CAM's  Co Op's  HOA's  Condo's

Richard Twort, Director FMO
105 Jackson Circle
Port Orange, FL 32127
The FMO Protects Your Manufactured Home Life Style.
We have comparable rent surveys for all 67 counties in Florida.

Lifestyle Choice Realty
Bill Gorman
1498 Waukan Circle
Casselberry, FL  32707

Absolute Air, LLC
Pete Buhler
27400 US Hwy 27
Leesburg, FL 34748

Clayton & McCulloh, P.A.
Arlene Ring, Director of Public Relations
1065 Maitland Center Commons Boulevard
Maitland, FL 32751

Individual Members

Carol Flint
Lee Flint
John Bond
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