Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Our Big Meeting Is Just Around The Corner

We hope to see everyone at our April 15th meeting in Baltimore.  Traditionally, this is our largest meeting of the year and we have a stellar line up of timeshare professionals including:

Rich Muller-Senior Vice President of Resort Operation, Vacation Resorts International
Sarah Goodwin-Business  Development Manager, Platinum Interchange
Karen Straughn-Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
Karen Donohue-Exchange Operations Manager, Trading Places
Peter Emery-Director of Sales and Rentals, Cash Out a Timeshare
Shep Altshuler-Publisher, Timesharing Today

As usual, this meeting will run a full four hours and due to the limited capacity of the room, advance registration is required. 

Contact us at hastry@aol.com to become a member of the NTOA or to find out more about this meeting.

We look forward to meeting all of you!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Terrific Meeting

We had a terrific meeting last Sunday at The Villages.  Approximately 150 timeshare owners from around the country were in attendance to hear from a full roster of speakers and share important information.

Rich Muller from VRI started things off with a wonderful presentation about a myriad of issues facing both timeshare owners and developers and the fact that consumers needed to exercise caution in dealing with so-called consumer advocates.

Owners in attendance were pleased to hear from both Sarah Goodwin and Carly Dickson, respective representatives of Platinum Interchange and Crown Vacation Exchange about some options available to them.  Attendees also received important information from SFX Preferred Resorts adding to their knowledge base and exchange options.

Peter Emery from Cash Out A Timeshare provided some information to owners who were looking to sell or rent their timeshare...we're pleased to report that only a week later, some timeshares have already been sold!

Bob Follis from The Attorney General's office in Florida spoke about the continuing issue of companies that are out to prey on timeshare owners and the damage that those companies do.  Attendees left with a number of resources to contact in the event they had questions.

Shep Altshuler of TimeSharing Today magazine spoke about the importance of becoming involved in the running of the home resort, whether by being on the HOA board, or at the very least knowing what rights every timeshare owner has.

Lisa Ann Schreier of Timeshare Insights wrapped up by recapping some of the information presented and urging owners to both use common sense when it came to timeshare related issues and the need to tell other timeshare owners about the many available resources out there.

The next meeting of the NTOA will be Sunday, April 15th in Baltimore.  To register, contact Ed Hastry at hastry@aol.com.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Here's the Line Up

Our Florida meeting is only a few days away.

Here's the lineup we have for you:

Rich Muller, VRI
Sarah Goodwin, Platinum Interchange
Bob Follis, Assistant Attorney General
Carly Dickson, Crown Vacation Exchange
Peter Emery, Cash Out a Timeshare
Shep Altshuler, TimeSharing Today
Lisa Ann Schreier, Timeshare Insights

If you haven't yet registered, there's still time, e-mail us at hastry@aol.com.

We look forward to seeing you there...important issues will be discussed.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Will You Be At Our February Meeting?

It's not too early (or late) to make plans to attend our February 12th meeting in Florida.  There will be a panel of timeshare experts on hand to answer your questions and of course, lots of time to network with other timeshare owners and learn from them.

Visit our website at http://www.nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com to find out more details, to register and/or to become a member in 2012.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Look Back...And A Look Forward

As we look back on 2011 and all our accomplishments including a drastic increase in our membership due to all the services we provide to our members with no up front cost.

We were able to help so many members who wanted to sell, rent or donate their timeshare only through a licensed broker.  We have also seen an increase in buyers who have checked with us for references on properties.  It makes us feel good at the end of every day that we have helped so many people.

 As we look forward to 2012 we hope to continue our passion of helping timeshare owners with our motto:"Educated and Informed Owners = Happy Owners" a consumer protection association.  Remember we are the only resource to turn to when you need help.  Call us first when someone calls you with a huge offer that requires an up front fee as it is probably a scam.  If it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.

Another goal in 2012 is to have more educational meetings around the country with our speakers bureau but we need you to spread the word abut NTOA.

 Our next meeting will be at THE VILLAGES in Florida on FEBRUARY 12, 2012If you are planning to be in Florida at that time or live in Florida you will need to contact NTOA as soon as possible as we have limited space and you will not want to miss out on hearing what our dynamic group of speakers have to say as far as the future of the timeshare industry which includes:

    Shep Altshuler - Publisher, TimeSharing Today Magazine.
    Rich Muller - Sr. Vice President of Resort Operations, Vacation Resorts International
    Bob Follis - Assistant Attorney General, Crimes Division of Florida
    Peter Emery - Director of Sales & Rentals -Cash Out a Timeshare
   Joz Zavlyn - Business Development Manager, Platinum Interchange
   Carly Dickson - Director of Marketing, Crown Vacation Exchange
   Lisa Ann Schreier-Founder of Timeshare Insights

For reservations call 410-536-0064 BY JANUARY 12, 2012.

 Also, if you wish to start an owners group in your area please contact us at 410-536-0064. for details.

To attend our meetings you must join NTOA.  The cost is $75 for TimeSharing Today subscribers.  Hopefully you will want to join the timeshare association that is 100% on your side.  You will not be disappointed.  To learn more, visit us at www.nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com or e-mail hastry@aol.com with your name, address and phone number or call 410-536-0064.  We are looking forward to you becoming a member and receiving all the benefits we offer.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Timeshare Board Members Association Meeting

Over 60 attendees, consisting of Board Members of owner-controlled HOA's and industry professionals, participated in a highly interactive inaugural meeting of the Timeshare Board Members Association met in Scottsdale, Arizona recently.  The robust agenda included seven sessions during which panels of experts spoke about vital topics such as strategic planning, delinquencies/collections, exchanges, marketing resales, governance, plan terminations and natural disasters.  Other topics included ways of dealing with problems relating to aging resorts and owners, and the impact of companies that take over weeks and then pay no maintenance fees.

 The next Timeshare Board Members Association meeting has been scheduled for April 23-24, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  All Board Members of Owner-Controlled Timeshare HOA's and Resort Managers are encouraged to join

Monday, December 5, 2011

Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome to the National Timeshare Owners Association blog.

We invite you to check back here or subscribe using our free RSS feed.  We'll be posting about timeshare issues and keeping you up to date on news, meetings and other items of interest.

We look forward to your comments.