By Rafael Aquino

Published May 8, 2019  

As I mentioned in my previous post, seeing owners come together and enjoy each other’s company defines living in a community association, and it doesn’t have to include gambling. There is no greater way for associations to bring its residents together, to create an environment where owners take pride in living in their community than planning events. Boards that would like to steer away from any potential issues with gambling, many other games/events can be held to bring owners together. Below I’ve listed a few:

  • Meet the Manager
  • 4th of July Kids Event
  • Pool Safety Event / Swimming Class
  • Barbeque for Community
  • Carnival for Kids
  • Halloween Party
  • Holiday Party


While money is a factor for certain communities, do keep in mind that many of your vendors/partners will gladly chip in and sponsor all or part of the event.


If money is a problem, you can bring your residents together by helping a great cause.


  • Blood Drive
  • Community Garage Sale
  • Food / Can Drive
  • Toy Drive


So what event’(s) will your community host this year? 

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.


Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

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