ARDA Regional Meeting Coming Up Fast

This year’s ARDA Southeast Regional Meeting will be here in only a few weeks. Scheduled for September 26-27, 2011 at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this will be a great opportunity, as always, for industry thought leaders to connect and reconnect.

The events will launch with golf at Pine Lakes Country Club. At 4 PM, our friends from Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Brooke Doucha, and Stacey Sutherland will lead a session on social media, called “Brass Tactics: Using Social Media to Connect with New Media, “the Blogger”. And later that evening there will be an opening session with product showcase.

Talking about Timeshare Resales and More

I will be there, along with Richard Caron of Foley & Lardner LLP and Paul Goodrich of SPM Resorts, speaking on “HOA Challenges and Solutions: Postcard and Rescue Companies, Resales, and Rentals.” We will get into the types of issues we all know are facing the industry, including some of the problems of HOAs in today’s economic environment.

We’ll take a frank and eye-opening look at:

  • Positive methods for HOAs to find replacement owners with association maintenance fee delinquencies increasing.
  • What HOAs can do about weeks being transferred into trusts, clubs or to individuals who have no intention of paying the fees.
  • And how the current challenge is putting the reputation of timeshare resales on the line.

Ken McKelvey of Defender Resorts, will moderate the discussion.

The next session will turn to a question weighing heavily on the minds of many, especially in the wake of the recent brush fires, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes, as well as the ever-present 9-11 reminder of how the unthinkable sometimes becomes a reality. This session, called, “When Crisis Strikes,” will include John Farrow of FARROW Commercial Construction as moderator as well as, Zach Brandau, Paul Tappana, Mickey Lincoln, and Larry Vanderhoof.

Tuesday’s agenda also includes a networking Lunch with ARDA-ROC and State Legislative Updates lead by Chris Stewart of ARDA State Affairs.
The 2011 ARDA Southeast Regional Meeting promises to be beneficial and informative and if you haven’t registered to attend, there’s still time: ARDA Southeast Regional Meeting REGISTRATION