A new year is
upon us once again, and we do hope 2017 will be a very good
one for all. We have several projects
planned for the year including the continuation of
installing new kitchens. We will be purchasing our own
commercial laundry equipment which will be high
quality Whirlpool/Maytag models; two
washers and four dryers will be installed in the
The carpet in the master bedrooms will be replaced will porcelain tiles, and throw rugs will be added as well; however, the carpeting will remain on the steps and in the loft area. Some of the sofa-beds will be replaced and/or reupholstered as needed, as well as any other seating that looks worn, both inside or outside on the patios.
ordered two large capacity diesel containers for our
generators so that we can rest
So here’s to another wonderful year in paradise – we look forward to sharing it with you!
Government very generously lowered the Property Taxes for
the years 2015 and 2016
the world-wide decrease in fuel costs has given Westwind an
additional bonus. However, the past two months have
seen fuel costs beginning to creep back to the level they
were a year ago. There is still some benefits being
realized because of the new windows each unit has had
installed over the past two years. So, while our costs
may be raising, our usage is decreasing. This is an
area our owners and guests can contribute a lot of savings
by being aware of wasted A/C, do not bar the door open when
*Important Notice about Using Your Credit and/or Debit Card*
When checking out or settling your tab at the Club, payment of any monies owed can be done on your credit and/or debit card (Visa, Master Card or American Express). However, please note that the resort is charged a fee of 4.5% for each transaction which is passed on to you, the paying guest. There is also a Value Added Tax charged on the 4.5%. For example, if you are paying a $100.00 bar bill on your credit and/or debit card, there will be a charge for the use of the credit and/or debit card of $4.50 plus Value added tax of 34 cents for a total of $104.84. All charges placed on your credit and/or debit card must be done through the office in person or by telephone at 1-242-327-7680.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) meeting was held on January
3, 2017 at the clubhouse.
The subject was raised about the club’s policy on smoking in
the clubhouse area. It was
In the Board meetings following the AGM, the Board debated the pros and cons of this change
in policy. There are smokers on the Board who were
concerned about where smoking would be allowed. After
much discussion, a motion was made and passed to adopt a
outside the perimeter of the clubhouse (pool deck and the tiki hut area in front). The trend
toward making all public areas non-smoking is becoming more prominent throughout the
United States and other countries. We need to conform and abide by the opinion of most our owners. Please cooperate.
Please be aware that if you want the Club to list your unit for sale, your maintenance fees must be current and the unit may not be space banked or rented.
Also, be very
careful of trying to sell your unit through
some organization you don't know. If they tell you
you have no
more responsibility for your fees, they're wrong.
According to Club bylaws we must accept
I have warned
about this in previous newsletters, but owners keep allowing
these sometime "dubious"
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Featured in Men’s Journal Magazine!!
The Westwind Club is an inconspicuous timeshare enclave just west of downtown with a lovely sliver of beach and a huge patio offering panoramic views of land and sea. The ocean-side bar serves excellent conch fritters and a locally renowned "Donny burger" (after the longtime barman), as well as every rum-based cocktail in the book. The idyllic pool and hammock make the perfect milieu for recovering from last night's mistakes.
Credit: John O'Connor
Way to go
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
Please be advised that, as a result of the Annual General Meeting held on January 3, 2017, smoking is no longer permitted anywhere within the (roofed) clubhouse. It is permissible on the outside decks and around the thatched tiki hut area. We hope everyone will give their full cooperation in this matter.
Also, our book selection is not very inviting these days, so all donations are welcome if you have extra room (and poundage!) in your suitcases.
On another note, we are having serious issues with suntan
oil stains (and makeup) on our bath
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