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News from Camelback InnJul 15, 2013
This is our second --blast email-- and it is being sent to all Co-Owners who have given us their email address. We will continue to send email updates to you as often as appropriate given the news to report and you can expect to receive these communications more frequently as we approach the October Annual Meeting.

In this issue:

 Board of Directors Meeting Set for July 23

The Board of Directors will meet on July 23, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. MST. Notice and Agenda are posted on the Co-Owners web site under Meetings and Events - Board of Directors. The Agenda includes instructions for listening to the meeting via the toll-free conference line.

 Nominating Committee Seeks Prospective Candidates

The Nominating Committee must recommend two candidates for the positions currently held by James Montgomery and Karl Kilburg, both of whom are completing their first terms which expire at the Annual Meeting this October. Although both are eligible for re- nomination, Karl Kilburg has advised the Committee that he will not seek a second term. Accordingly, the Committee needs to present for nomination at least one new candidate.

The Committee is seeking candidates who will best represent the interests of all Co-Owners. If you have an interest and are willing to serve, please advise the Committee no later than July 20, 2013. Please include a summary of your involvement in Camelback activities along with your qualifications and experience that would be beneficial to the Board.

Note that the Board term is for four years. At least two meetings are held each year at Camelback Inn. The Board may also conduct several telephone meetings throughout the year.

To submit your name or to recommend the name of another Co-Owner, contact one of the Nominating Committee members:

Barney Kelly
Kathleen Pugh
Anne Sherwood

 CBI Off-Season Rates

Low summer rates will remain in effect at Camelback Inn until early September. If you plan to vacation at other Marriott properties using reciprocal time, please keep this in mind. For specific information about rates, contact the Condominium Office or email

 Gold and Platinum Members Get Free Breakfast Everyday

Marriott recently announce another enhancement of the benefits enjoyed by Platinum and Gold level Marriott Rewards Members.

It's been said breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now it's on us. Beginning June 22nd, Marriott Rewards Gold and Platinum Elite members and a guest will receive complimentary continental breakfast* seven days a week at participating JW Marriott, Autograph Collection , Renaissance and Marriott Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Any time the lounge is closed, Gold and Platinum Elite members will have a choice of continental breakfast for two in the hotels' restaurant or 750 points**. As always, outside the U.S. and Canada, they'll receive free continental breakfast daily at participating hotels.

For more details, go to

 Golf Course Plans in the News

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 5, 2013 -The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa today announced that it will unveil its new Ambiente golf course at Camelback Golf Club in the fall of 2013. Spanish for the word "environment," Ambiente, which is designed with a detailed eco-friendly focus, will become the first new golf course development project in the Phoenix-Scottsdale and Paradise Valley areas in over five years, and one of a select group of new courses to be built nationwide.

Adding to the lore of Camelback, Ambiente is expected to gain golf industry-wide acclaim for its distinct design, the challenging, yet enjoyable experience it presents to golfers of all levels and the overall aesthetic and environmental qualities it brings to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. In concert with the popular Padre golf course, Ambient will help to establish a one-of-a-kind 36-hole Southwest golf destination, for both leisure and group golfers, within the enchanting resort atmosphere of the Camelback Inn.

To read the full article, go to "What's New" on the web site.

 Chris Sullivan at San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Congratulations to our fellow Co-Owner and former Resident Manager, Chris Sullivan on his recent appointment as Manager at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The hotel is adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center and has become a modern landmark in the City by the Bay. We wish Chris continued success in his career.

 Plans Moving Ahead for October

It's not too early to make travel plans for attending the 41st Annual Meeting of the Council of Co-Owners of Camelback Inn. Your Board of Directors is already working on details for the meetings and social events that will be held from October 17-19, 2013. The official notification and schedule of activities will be mailed to Co-Owners in early September. And the details of the meetings and events will be posted on the web site.

This year's events will include a Thursday evening reception at the Manor House, a reception and dinner at the Camelback Golf Club on Friday evening and the Marriott hosted evening reception on Saturday. On Friday evening we will have the opportunity to view the major renovation of the Indian Bend Golf Course.

Remember that you can make your room reservations for the Annual Meeting directly on our Room Reservations page of the Co-Owner's web site.

We invite you to click on the link below to explore the web site.

Have a great summer.

Very best regards,

David C. Bartholomew
Chair, Communications Committee