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News from Camelback InnJul 22, 2016


In this issue:


 Amending the Documents ‚" Votes are urgently needed

The Board of Directors and the By-Laws Review Committee have proposed important changes to the governing documents that have been overwhelmingly supported by owners who have already voted. Each of the proposals requires a vote of 75% of the total ownership. To date, we have reached approximately 65%. Achieving the 75% threshold is especially challenging since many units have multiple owners and each owner must cast an individual vote.

We have until August 25, 2016, the date of the continued meeting, to complete the process. If you have not already voted, you will soon receive a mailing containing a ballot and reply envelope. Please give this matter priority and help us pass these important revisions.

 Event Schedule set for October‚s Annual Meeting

This year‚s Annual Meeting date is later than usual due to the timing of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays. The weekend activities begin on Thursday, October 27 and conclude with the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

The Board of Directors will meet Thursday morning. Cocktails and dinner will be served at the newly redesigned Mummy Mountain event venue Thursday evening. The Co-Owner‚s Golf Tournament will be played on Friday morning at the new Ambiente Golf Course. Non-golfers can sign up to enjoy a private tour of the Desert Botanical Gardens on Friday Afternoon. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday Morning and Marriott International will host the Saturday evening reception.

To reserve vacation time for your unit during the Annual Meeting Weekend, sign on to the Camelback Owners web site and choose the CBI Reservations Page from the drop down menu. Again this year Marriott is offering Co-Owners the option of a special Annual Meeting Rate of $125.00. If you prefer to pay the special rate, rather than use vacation days, please mention your preference in the comments section of your reservation request.

Details of the Annual Meeting Events will be sent to you mid-September.

 Board of Directors July 13 Meeting Highlights

The Board of Directors met on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Among the topics covered were the importance of passing the proposed amendments, potential use of software that can enable on-line voting in future elections, insurance policy renewals and possible inclusion of additional Marriott properties in the reciprocal exchange program. The Board approved the minutes of the April 6, 2016 meeting which are now posted on the web site.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. MST to review the 2017 Budget that will be submitted for a vote at the Annual Meeting of Co-Owners.

 2015 Annual Report and GP Letter

The Annual Financial Report of the Camelback Inn Associates Limited Partnership for 2015 is now posted on the What‚s New Page of the web site together with the General Partner‚s recent letter containing important financial information including the 2016 forecast of operations.

 Sign up for Direct Deposit of your distribution checks

Limited Partners can have their distribution checks deposited directly to their bank accounts. The next distribution is scheduled for August, 2016. To arrange for Direct Deposit, contact Jana Ocenasek of Gemisys Corporation at 303-705-3299.

 Marriott Hotels in South America

The 2016 Olympic Games are just two weeks away and the JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, on Copacabana Beach, is near many Olympic venues. Even if you are not attending the games in person, it‚s interesting to consider the options in Brazil and other South American countries available through the reciprocal exchange program. Brazil also has two Marriott properties in Sao Paulo.

Chile offers a Ritz-Carlton, Marriott and Renaissance Hotel each located in the capital city of Santiago. The JW Marriott Quito, Ecuador, is situated high above the city and is a great starting point for a visit to the Galapagos Islands. In Peru, there are two JW Marriott Hotels. The JW Marriott Lima offers spectacular ocean views and is located in the historic Miraflores District. The JW Marriott El Convento Cusco was recently voted one of the top ten South American hotels by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The hotel was built atop ancient Incan ruins and offers luxury accommodations with easy access to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

 Making Reservations and finding answers on line

For a listing of personnel handing matters that were previously handled by June and Wanda, select the Contacts page from the drop down menu, then choose Partnership Services.

We have added several answers to some of your most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. Click the menu button at the upper left and choose FAQ‚s from the drop down menu.

To make reservations at Camelback Inn, choose the CBI Reservations Page from the drop down menu. If you have questions about reservations at reciprocal properties or how to get your reimbursement check, select the Reciprocal Properties Page. You will find full details about participating hotels, current Camelback room rates and reimbursement procedures.

 Check the web for the latest news about Camelback Inn

The Communications Committee prepares this newsletter for the Board of Directors and continually updates the web site on topics that include activities of the Board and its committees, additions or deletions to the units available for resale, and other news of interest to Camelback investors. We invite you to check the site often to find out ‚-What‚s New‚".

If you have questions or need technical help with your access to the web site, please contact Communications Committee Chair, David Bartholomew at camelbackowners@gmail.com.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

The Board of Directors
Marriott Resort Hotel Condominium ‚" Camelback Inn