Indian PaLMS 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. ResorTime.com is currently offering package deals for nightly stays in Carlsbad including FRee breakfast for two daily and tickets to LegoLAND. please call 800-846-5557 to book your inclusive vacation package starting from $299. Booking Your Next Getaway ONLINE has Protecting our owners never been easier! The American Resort Development Association-Resort owners ResorTime.com, your Bonus Time Coalition (ARDA-RoC) is a non-profit program sponsored by the Network, offers the lowest owner American Resort Development Association, dedicated to preserving, protecting and rates for nightly rentals at over 300 enhancing the ownership of vacation resort properties. ARDA-RoC is an alliance of popular resort destinations. 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Also, look out for the Deal of the Day Over the past few years, aRda-ROC has successfully protected owners from: and weekly Hot Deals ONLINE! Log into your account to ensure you are •Attempts to limit or eliminate the second home/timeshare mortgage deduction. getting the best rate and utilizing •Attempts to impose state sales taxes on timeshares. your exclusive owner-only benefits with ResorTime.com. •Attempts to tax owners of timeshares as transient occupants (i.e hotel guests) •Attempts by the I.R.S. to tax timeshare homeowners associations’ capital reserves (part of your maintenance fee) as income. •Attempts to tax your annual assessment through a state food and beverage tax provision. www.ResorTime.com 800.846.5557 For more information, visit www.arda.org. 2 l Indian palms 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 Bonus Time and ResorTime.com 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. 96145 eZ MAIL Paid U.S. poSTAge ReTURN SeRVICe ReQUeSTeD FIRST-CLASS Experience Fantastic Savings with ResorTime.com’s Packages Booking Reservations Online Has Never Been So Easy: Receive Additional Discounts and Promotional Offers When Booking Online! 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