We have now started our kitchen projects.
During our maintenance weeks we were able to complete
four units, which were units: 9, 10, 11 and 12. (finished
During this time we were only able to retile the living room floor in one
unit, #21. In general, all the units were touched-up and
completely cleaned from top to bottom. The inventory has
been checked and completed in all units. Please remember if
you do take an item from one unit to another, to please
return it. We have been having this problem for years with
inventory, especially when there are potluck dinners in the
well, carpets were cleaned, floors were scrubbed and a few
refrigerators were painted, as needed.
The Club is in tip-top shape to welcome you back, and we look forward to
NOTICE REGARDING WESTWIND BILLING POLICY: IMPORTANT INFORATION, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Each year at the September meeting a budget is created for
the following year.
On October 1st
the first invoice is mailed for EACH week owned to the owner
of that week.
Our purpose in mailing early is two-fold, it gives you, the
owner, the opportunity to contact us if you have not
received an invoice for EACH of the weeks you own by the
third week in October.
We also offer a $20.00 per week discount to any owner
whose payment is
on or before the 31st
The full amount of the invoice is due by the 31st
of January and any payment
on or before the 31st
of January will not attract late fees.
Any payments postmarked after the 31st of January will attract a late fee. To determine if a payment is made on time we look to the Postmark not the date on the check. Until the Bahamian Government introduced the Value Added Tax we were able to send you an invoice that outlined the charge for each month. However the new rules demand that we display other information leaving no room for a more comprehensive payment schedule.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
ATTENTION ALL OWNERS
WE NEED YOUR HELP AND COOPERATION
Westwind Club is in the process of the most ambitious
upgrade to our units in the history of our club, completely
remodeling the kitchens.
During the weeks 35 and 36 maintenance period we
virtually completed four units.
Simple mathematics tells us that it will take over
four more years to complete this project if we can only do
this during maintenance.
We have the funds and want to complete all the units
as soon as we can so those of you that will be visiting the
club in the near future can enjoy this fantastic upgrade.
As you know, there are weeks that units are not
occupied for various reasons which can give us an
opportunity to accelerate the schedule.
With proper planning, a unit and
· Advise Lauren or
Steve as soon as you know that you will NOT be using your
unit for any given week, at least two weeks ahead of time.
Understand that your unit may be occupied in order to
· If you have requested that your unit be rented and a renter has not been found two weeks prior to your unit week, you will allow us to schedule remodeling of the unit or to move occupants into your unit from a unit where cabinets have been made. Bear in mind that efforts to rent units will not be compromised for kitchen remodeling.
· Be willing to stay in a different unit when you come to the club if there is a different unit for you to stay in and your unit has cabinets available.
· Be tolerant of construction work performed while you are at the club. We will not schedule work in the same building with an occupied unit without prior permission of the owner occupying the unit.
Feel free to contact me or the club management if you have any questions.
PROCEED CAREFULLY WHEN RESELLING YOU TIMESHARE
Lauren’s Bargain Bin —
SPRING up your ownership
See the Link on the Home Page
ATTENTION WESTWIND COOKS!
Now that we are well on our way to new kitchens at Westwind
Club - new hardwood cabinets, granite countertops and
dishwashers - my thoughts have turned to cooking and the
wonderful food we have experienced
From the Editor
As your RCI liason, I am providing an important price update (below) for our members who belong to RCI.
“For more than 40 years, RCI has been dedicated to serving you as a valued business partner as we work together to send millions of families on amazing vacations.
To help ensure we can continue delivering the best service possible, there will be changes to some of the fees associated with the RCI Weeks® exchange program. Effective January 1, 2016, exchange fees will increase by 5% to $219 USD ($303 CAD) for RCI.com bookings and $229 USD ($317 CAD) for call center bookings. Membership and enrollment fees will remain unchanged.”
FROM THE FRONT DESK
We look forward to everyone coming “HOME” after a long, hot, but enjoyable summer!! Hopefully we will see some activity on the Bahamar premises, as a new group has taken over and will soon commence construction once again; However, time will tell!
On another note, we are having serious issues with suntan
oil stains (and makeup) on our bath
Smoking is not allowed while sitting at the bar. We ask everyone to be respectful of others when smoking in the clubhouse proper. There is a lovely sitting area by the Tiki hut preferable for smoking, as it is in open air. We try to accommodate everyone and ask for your cooperation in this matter.
OWNERS PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL THE CLUB FIRST BEFORE BANKING YOUR WEEK WITH RCI OR GIVING IT TO SOMEONE ELSE IF YOU HAVE ASKED US TO TRY AND RENT IT. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP IN TOUCH REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR RENTAL, AND WE HAVE HAD SOME CLOSE CALLS WITH DOUBLE-BOOKINGS BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO DO SO. YOUR COOPERATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Please follow our rules which forbid defacing the building or hanging items on the building. Screw hooks and nails used for festive Holiday decorations could compromise our efforts to keep the buildings termite free. Each hole in the fascia board presents an opportunity for an entrance to the wood being protected. We all want to celebrate our Holidays but we need the support of all owners in following this rule. Also do not hang clothing items on the building.
Another housekeeping issue is the extreme soiling of our towels and face clothes. Please use the Kleenex provided in each unit to remove make-up—–the biggest culprit! With your help we will need to throw away less laundry
We have mounted an Emergency Cabinet in the hallway closet door, beside the office. It is available for use 24/7. In addition to medical first aid supplies it contains our Defibrillator.
AS A REMINDER FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY THE CLUBHOUSE AREA IN THE EVENINGS TO SWIM, SOCIALIZE OR WATCH TV, PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF GUESTS AND OWNERS STAYING IN UNITS 20, 21 AND 22. AND KEEP NOISE LEVELS AT A MINIMUM. CLOSING THE SLIDING GLASS DOORS NEAREST THE POOL WILL HELP TO BUFFER VOICES AS WELL. EVERYONE ENJOYS A GOOD TIME AND FOLKS ARE HERE FOR REST AND RELAXATION AS WELL, SO DO KEEP YOUR NEIGHBOR’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND AND BE RESPECTFUL OF THEIR PEACE AND QUIET!
AIRLINES MAY DENY BOARDING TO THE BAHAMAS IF YOUR PASSPORT EXPIRES WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF ENTRY.
CURRENT BOARD OF
Donavan Meyer, President
Pete Seibert , Webmaster
Raymond Weigel III, Sales and Resales
Stephen Darville, CLUB MANAGER