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LELA is working diligently on behalf of our members to keep abreast of all information coming from our government leaders.  As we find out FACTS, we will post them here, on our Facebook page, and send emails to all members.  Please share this information with all landlords that you know, as it is imperative that we all stand together right now, members or not.  We want all of you to stay safe and healthy in this time of uncertainty.

November 2, 2020

Welcome November! 2020 has definitely been a beast of a year.  I hope this finds everyone healthy and coping well with all the crazy changes that this has brought for everyone.  The association is doing well, despite a lack of new membership, our current members are still going strong and are surviving. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to member Kent Sutton on the loss of his wife Trudy back in September.  As many of you know, Trudy was one of our founding members alongside her husband and a group of close friends. The contributions she made to the association will live on through the organization and it’s ability to help others grow in their knowledge and confidence in the real estate investing world.  Our hearts are with Kent and his family during this difficult time.  As announced in the newspaper, a celebration of life will follow at another time. 

Great big thanks and great well wishes for your future endeavors go out to our President, Marcee Stephenson also, our Secretary, Erin Allen!!  Marcee and Erin have both fulfilled more than 2 years each on our Board of Directors and we are going to miss them both!  We do understand that life moves forward and we must move forward with it!  This brings us back to our need for officers and Board members.  In 2021, the other two of our officers will have fulfilled their duties and will be moving on.  We will be considering all volunteers and nominations.  If you know of someone or would like to volunteer for an officer or general board member position, please contact me.

Our Zoom agenda is moving along with a quickness.  We’ve had some challenges when it comes to technology though.  As many of you know already, Lourdes’ computer has been down for close to a week.  She’s been working from her personal laptop and getting things done, but it’s been a challenge without her files.  Our computer guru is working diligently to try to recover all of it for us as I type this.  So, we’ve had him busy with other issues for close to a week.  Once he’s done with these in house issues, we hope he has time in the next few days to upload those workshops. 

I hope all of you have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving season.  ~ Diane Baird

Please follow our Facebook page for updates throughout the day, we don’t wish to inundate you with so many emails a day that you don’t read them.  If you don’t do Facebook, the feed on the right side of this page updates a few times a day with what we have posted there.  Right now that is the quickest and easiest way to stay up to date with the amount of things we are posting for your benefit.  If you know of something of interest that might be good information for everyone, please don’t hesitate to send it to me at

Lake Erie Landlord Association


The Lake Erie Landlord Association, LELA, (founded in 1988), is a non-profit, educational organization providing a means for exchanging land-lording and real estate information. We strive to educate, inform, exchange ideas and improve the status, as well as the financial well being of all housing providers. Our members are known locally as landlords that work to improve the condition of housing for everyone.

The monthly meeting programs consist of prominent speakers in areas of general interest to landlords, property managers and real estate investors. We also provide a platform for open forums to discuss issues our members are facing in the field, and tons of networking opportunities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Miraldi Hall @ Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 Leavitt Rd Amherst, OH 44001.  

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