The South Florida Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo Cashing in on a Great Event / Wednesday, December 4, 2013

To celebrate The South Florida Cooperator’s Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo’s second year of serving South Florida’s building and condominium communities, we’ll be drawing one lucky board member’s name for the $2,500 Grand Prize when the Expo returns to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Win-Win Proposition

Last year’s Expo was especially terrific for Jean Bowdren, a board member at Palm Aire Country Club Condominium Association II in Pompano Beach, who was the lucky winner of The South Florida Cooperator's 2012 Grand Prize. She won a $2,500 contribution to her association's reserve fund, courtesy of the Cooperator and parent company, Yale Robbins Publications, LLC.

Bowdren said she was excited when she found out that her building community was the recipient of the reserve fund award. “My reaction to winning this award was alarming (since I never win anything),” she quipped.

Palm Aire, of which Bowdren’s Association II has 691 units, is the largest condominium complex in the city of Pompano Beach, and the community features a mix of high-rise and garden style condos that overlook four custom-designed golf courses. The development also contains townhouses, attached and detached villas and estate homes.

The money, she explained, was put into a reserve fund and earmarked for any emergencies that may come up in her building.