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                                           Indian Palms Vacation Club’s Newsletter for Homeowners and Guests


                                           Greetings
                                           from Indian palms
                                           With all the long-term employees at
                                           Indian palms Vacation Club, it is certainly
                                           easy to notice the new employee at the
LEGOLaNd                     ®
                                           Front Desk. Although I am new to Indian

California Resort                          palms, I am not new to the timeshare
                                           industry. Starting in 1988, I worked
Snapping With Fun                          at RCI, doing everything from sending
                                           RCI members on vacation and handling
There just aren’t enough hours in          problems for members when they were           We will continue to focus on our short
the day to do it all at LegoLAND,          on vacation to managing inventory by          and long-term goals to update and
so be sure to plan enough time at          ensuring owners and guests had a unit         improve the units, add to and enhance
this special place.                        to go to when they arrived at a resort.       the Activity program and continue to
                                                                                         develop a work family dedicated to
Located in Carlsbad, just 30 minutes       I also spent eight years at The Coronado      creating incredible vacation memories
north of San Diego, the resort             Beach Resort as the general Manager.          for you, year after year!
features LegoLAND California and           Those eight years taught me many
SeA LIFe™ Aquarium. With more              important aspects of operations and
than 50 rides, shows and attractions       I realized that I loved working at a
and 10 years of building fun,              resort and working to build a staff who       Julie daRonco
LegoLAND is a blast. experience            loved serving our owners and guests.          Resort Manager
the all-new show, Bob the Builder™,
in 4D. At the Land of Adventure,
visit Dune Raiders and go racing
downhill on the speedy slide.              What’s New At Your Resort
every Saturday night, LegoLAND             on your next visit to Indian palms, you will notice new
lights the candles on the 10-ft. tall      countertops in all the kitchens! We had all the countertops
Lego birthday cake, then lights                                               resurfaced so they
up the sky above pirate Shores                                                 look like new! This process
with a fireworks show.            every                                         was completed during our maintenance weeks,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday                                                   and is part of our plan to help our kitchens look
during July and August, watch for                                               more updated. This process cost a fraction of
“A Spark in the Knight,” a dazzling                                              what new countertops would cost, and will
fireworks display orchestrated to                                                extend the life of what we have without a major
an original musical soundtrack that                                               investment. The same company refurbished
tells a classic tale of chivalry.                                                 the bathtubs and bathroom sinks throughout
                   (Continued on page 2)                                           the resort, too.

Visit your Vacation Timeshare online at www.indianpalmsvacationclub.com                                        FaLL 2009 l 1
                                         LEGOLaNd California Resort
                                                                    ®
                                                                                                              (Continued from page 1)

VaCaTiON                                 It’s all to celebrate the unveiling            Lose yourself in the land of Lego STAR
ownership Classes                        of LegoLAND California’s newest                WARS™, Lego INDIANA JoNeS™ and
Learn how to make the most of your       attraction, the Knight’s Tournament            Lego BATMAN™ on Xbox 360.
ownership with our complimentary         robo-coaster. You’ll see knights, damsels,
                                         enjoy a fun medieval atmosphere and,           But the fun has only just begun.
customized classes.
                                         for a nominal fee, play an 18-hole
                                                                                        At SeA LIFe Aquarium, explore the
     2009 Class Schedule                 mini-golf course. Feeling hungry? The
                                         Knights’ Feast All-You-Care-to-eat             200,000-gallon ocean tank as you walk
          September 19
     october 17, November 14             Buffet is a royal treat. It’s available from   through a 35-foot long acrylic tunnel.
                                         5-7:30pm and is just $15.95 for adults         Discover the Lost City of Atlantis, an
please reserve your attendance           and $6.95 for children 3-12.                   underwater kingdom filled with sharks,
and verify date, place and times                                                        stingrays and a dazzling rainbow of
by contacting owner Services at          For the first time ever, experience Xbox       tropical fish. The new exhibit, Sharks
888-477-6967.                            gaming. New to LegoLAND is the                 Revealed, will teach you about their
                                         Xbox Family gameSpace, filled with             history and evolution. A shark expert
                                         games for everyone to play together.           is on hand to teach you even more.
  Discover                                                                              Carlsbad’s beautiful beaches and shops
More Vacations                                                                          are nearby, so get packing. For resort
                                                                                        information, call 760-918-Lego or visit
                                                                                        www.LegoLAND.com.

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Board Meeting Highlights
Friday, august 7, 2009 – president pat Fowler called the meeting to order at
8:32am. Board Members in attendance were pat Fowler, Bruce Aschenbrenner,
John Fecko and Kathy Herschberg. Representing Management were Nigel Lobo,
Vice president of Resort operations; Mary Dieckmann, Regional Director of Resort
operations; Julie Daronco, Resort Manager and Cindy Jacques, Insurance Manager.
Maureen Dobbins took the meeting minutes. The following actions took place:
• The Board approved the Agenda and the Minutes from the May 16, 2009 Board
  of Directors’ Meeting.
•	An overview of Front Desk operations, Maintenance/Housekeeping, Activities,
  Landscaping and “going green” was presented.
•	Cindy Jacques, Insurance Manager, presented an overview of the Association
  insurance policies.
•	on unanimous consent, the Board agreed to fill the position vacated by
                                                                                                                                        Remembering
  H. Bailey gallison.                                                                                                                   H. Bailey gallison
•	on unanimous consent, the Board appointed Doreen Bechard to serve on the
  Board of Directors.                                                                                                                   Regretfully, we have had to say
                                                                                                                                        goodbye to our longstanding
•	The meeting adjourned at 9:25am.
                                                                                                                                        board member, Mr. H. Bailey
Note: If you wish to have a copy of the Minutes for your records, please send your request along with a ($.63) stamped self-addressed   gallison, who passed away on
envelope to Grand Pacific Resort Services, L.P., 5900 Pasteur Court, Suite 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008, Attn: Lois Sklar.
                                                                                                                                        May 27 after a long illness.

                                                                                                                                        H. Bailey gallison was an owner
2009/2010 Meeting Dates                                                                                                                 at Indian palms Vacation Club
Friday, October 9, 2009 at 8:30am, grand pacific plaza (Budget Meeting)                                                                 since 1991 and a Board member
Friday, February 5, 2010, at 8:30am, grand pacific plaza                                                                                for approximately 12 years. He
Saturday, april 10, 2010, at 9:30am, Annual owners’ Meeting, Carreon Academy                                                            has given distinguished service to
Saturday, april 10, 2010, at 11:30am, Regular Meeting, Carreon Academy                                                                  his country and held many civic
Friday, July 30, 2010, at 8:30am, grand pacific plaza                                                                                   posts in the San Diego community,
                                                                                                                                        in particular La Jolla.
Note: Owners are welcome to attend any regular Board meeting. Board meeting agendas are posted at the resort four days prior to
the meeting. If you would like a copy of the final agenda for any Board meeting mailed to you, please contact your Resort Manager
prior to the meeting. Since meeting times and location are subject to change, please contact your Resort Manager in advance to
reconfirm the exact time and location.                                                                                                  He will be remembered for his
                                                                                                                                        boundless energy, contagious
                                                                                                                                        smile and colorful attire. He is
                                                                                         Grand	 Pacific	 Resort’s	                      survived by his wife, Sharilyn and
                                                                                         Newest,	Largest	and	                           two children.
                                                                                         Most	Luxurious	Resort
                                                                                         •	Hilton	Grand	Vacations		
                                                                                         			Club’s	first	affiliated	resort		
                                                                                         			on	the	California	Coast	
                                                                                           L
                                                                                         •		 uxurious	studio,	1,	2	and	3	
                                                                                           bedroom	villas
                                                                                         •	Panoramic	ocean	views
                                                                                           U
                                                                                         •		 nprecedented	resort	
                                                                                           amenities	and	services
                                                                                           H
                                                                                         •		 GVClub’s	flexible	point-
                                                                                           based	reservation	system

                                                                                         PHASE I – NOW OPEN!
                                                                                                   For	details,	visit	                  Next time you visit your
                                                                                          www.MarBrisaResort.com                        resort check out all the new movies! We have
                                                                                               or	call	800-285-3515                     tripled the amount of movie choices and will
                                                                                                                                        continue to improve our movie library.


                                                                                                                                                              FaLL 2009 l 3
  Calendar of Local events                                      *Event dates and times
                                                                 are subject to change.

  Palm Springs                              10pm in the pool area. It is open to
  downtown/Uptown First Fridays             the public and features $5 food specials
  Come on downtown/uptown for Art           and $3 well drinks, house wine and               indian Palms Vacation Club
  Walk from 6pm to 9pm and browse cool      domestic beer. All other beverages can                 82567 Avenue 48, #77
                                                                                                   Mailing: p.o. Box 10620
  galleries and upscale shopping along      be purchased at regular pricing. There                     Indio, CA 92202
  palm Canyon drive from Amado Road         will also be a live DJ for your musical                   760-342-1485
  to Tachevah Drive! Also complementing     enjoyment. Come out and enjoy these
                                                                                                     Owner Services
  these offerings will be: Continuum        summer Friday evenings.                                5900 pasteur Ct., Ste. 200
  gallery at 258 N. palm Canyon Drive;                                                               Carlsbad, CA 92008
  Crystal Fantasy at 264 N. palm Canyon     american Heat – Palm Springs                              888-477-6967
                                                                                            *International Owners 760-827-4100
  Drive and M Modern at 2500 N. palm        Motorcycle and Hot Rod Weekend
  Canyon Drive. Call 760-325-1577 for       Major streets are closed for this annual        Grand Pacific Resort Services
                                                                                                   5900 pasteur Ct., Ste. 200
  more information.                         congregation of bikers over a weekend                    Carlsbad, CA 92008
                                            of festivities in mid-october. Call                       760-431-8500
  First Wednesdays                          800-967-3767 for more information.
  Backstreet art district art Walk                                                          Owner Rewards department
  In addition to downtown/uptown            Golf Cart Parade                                      800-753-5557
  palm Canyon Drive, this area has been     October 25th – Decorated golf                  assessment Billing & Collection
  recognized as the coolest, hippest art    carts, marching bands and costumed                    800-234-6222
  district in the desert. experience this   characters parade along el paseo in
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  exciting contemporary art destination.    palm Desert at this family event. Call                877-477-7368
  explore the monthly art walk from 6pm     760-346-6111 for more information.
  to 9pm on Cherokee Way (behind
  the Mercedes dealership on east palm      City of Palm Springs
  Canyon Drive). Art by peter, Red Dot      Festival Light Parade
  gallery, Dezart one, Showcase 5           december 5 – The Holiday with Lights
  gallery; Studio 13, Images by gideon,     themed parade will start at 5:45pm and
  Trevor goss gallery. Call 760-328-1440    run on palm Canyon Drive between
  for more information.                     Tamarisk and Ramon.

  Patio and Poolside Party at the           Elvis Christmas Party
  agua Caliente Resort and Spa              december 19th – “Rock a Holly
  The Agua Caliente Casino Resort and       Christmas party” will be held from 2pm
  Spa Ranch Mirage will host a weekly       to 6pm at 1350 Ladera Circle, palm
  patio and poolside party every Friday     Springs. Call 760-322-1192 or visit           Sally Gaeta trains our newest
  through November from 7pm until           www.elvishoneymoon.com for details.           employee, Leland Becker at the front desk.




                                                                                                   Carlsbad, CA 92008
                                                                                               5900 pasteur Court, Ste. 200
                                                                                             grand pacific Resort Services, L.p.



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