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Advertising 101 basics: get your prospect's attention (kiss camera Chicago Bulls)

Getting someone's attention may not be as easy as you think, even if someone you love is poking you frequently to get it.  And following, you may still be clueless.

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Article V of the US Constitution

The federal government is broken. Career politicians in Washington will never limit their own power.

Our Founding Fathers entrusted us -- the American people -- with authority to call a Convention of States to propose amendments to limit federal power.

The U.S. Constitution dictates  everything not specifically designated to the federal government should be entrusted to the states.

That's not what’s happening today. Most states only control 40% of issues pertaining to their own money -- unelected bureaucrats decide the rest.

Sixty percent of the time… someone sitting in an office on the other side of the country… who was never even elected… makes decisions that directly impact your life.

Mark Levin says, "Today the federal government is the nation's largest creditor, lender, employer, consumer, grantor, property owner, tenant, insurer, healthcare provider, and pension guarantor: Does that sound like limited government to you?"

The Founders left a solution as big as the problem.

Now it's time to use the power entrusted to the states in Article V, to propose amendments to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on Congress, staffers, and bureaucrats.

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Light Notes: Counting your blessings? This family has an extra special one.
By: Lucy Luginbill, Tri-City Herald

Count your blessings. Live thankfully.

This is the season when hearts gather in gratefulness.

On Thanksgiving, one little child will sit with hands folded, his head bowed in prayer, not yet realizing the magnitude of thankfulness to surround him. But those who love him know this little boy's gentle moment was unimaginable just 3 1/2 years ago.

"He was a meth baby," Brittney Tejeda said, remembering history she learned while he was in their foster care.

"His bio mom abused meth daily - among other things - and she had him almost 2 months early."

From the moment this infant's life began in 2015, there was distress.

His mother's drug addiction while he was in the womb, and life-threatening complications just before Ethan's delivery, presented forbidding challenges. An emergency Cesarean, early loss of amniotic fluid, a brain bleed and collapsed lung left doctors with little hope for Ethan -- a name meaning "strong and long-lived."

But could he breathe life into that name?

One night in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. One week in NICU. Hope glimmered for this premature baby.

As days passed, Ethan fought to survive under the watchful eye of Kadlec Medical Center's team in Richland, Washington. What likely should have been a mother's moment-by-moment anticipation for the hour he could go home, instead became an exit door. She abandoned her newborn son.

Foster care was Ethan's foreseeable future. Yet, on the horizon, a blessing couldn't be seen - a "forever home," one held in another's heart long before this precious baby was even born.

"I first became interested in foster care as a small child. I remember it being around kindergarten age," Brittney said thoughtfully, as she described the at-risk home where she grew up. "So, we constantly were divided up as siblings between different family members."

During one stay at her grandmother's an impressionable moment created a permanent heart's desire.

"There was another little girl about my age, and Grandma favored me over this foster girl," Brittney said. She recalls emotions she felt. "And it really bothered me to see how Grandma would buy me the extra candy, ice cream, or the pretty dress, and this other child wouldn't get anything as much."

"About that age I decided I would be a foster parent."

Too young to know her life's purpose? Not for this little girl. Later, as a young woman, I was determined to not let even romance stand in my way.

"When I met my husband, it was, at most, a week and a half getting to know each other and we weren't official yet. And I asked, 'How many children do you want?'"

"We weren't on that subject yet!" Brittney said, smiling at how the unexpected conversation led to discuss foster care.

"He had a confused look like, 'What's that?' And I explained it and he said, 'Yes, I would do that. It sounds great.'

"Had he said 'No,' or 'I'm not sure' and wasn't confident, it wouldn't become a relationship later."

Their love blossomed. Marriage, home, and education for both in the health field followed. Brittney and husband Nic were now ready to find a foster child to join his 11-year old daughter.

"God made me for this. This is why I'm here," 31-year-old Brittney said about signing up to be a foster parent, and then added lightly, "I trained for years by being the oldest of seven. He made sure I was ready."

Equipped for respite foster care (stepping in when foster parents need relief), Brittney received a typical call on a wintry February morning in 2016 to care for another child, something she and Nic had done frequently. This was atypical. This busy mom had some free time when the plea came for immediate extended help.

Looking back, it was a godsend.

"Usually if the placement coordinator called on a Monday, I'd normally be unavailable," Brittney said. She worked on-call weekdays as a surgical technician and kept weekends free for her family.

"But this particular Monday, I didn't have a single shift assigned to me for that entire week."

Within the hour, an overwhelmed foster mom briefly dropped by with the 7-month-old baby, car seat and bag of clothing. What's missing for the weeklong stay? Any instructions for the infant's care.

"Ethan was so fragile. He was very ill and he didn't sleep -- and he cried constantly," Brittney said, remembering the difficult situation. But the instant bond grew stronger in spite of it.

"I called the foster mom directly because I had become very attached to baby boy -- so attached I wanted him to be mine.

"This is my son."

There were telephone calls and meetings with the social worker, paperwork and a weekend of anguish when state protocol required Ethan return to the original foster mom before he could relocate permanently.

"My heart broke! 'I have to give him back!' " Brittney said, her voice breaking.

"That was so hard, but I told myself I'd get him back on Monday and I'd never have to give him back again. Before that day finally came, it seemed like forever."

In his new foster home, Ethan thrived; his health improved so much so his doctors were amazed.

"We got him so chunky at one point he had no neck! He was just a butterball," Brittney said, chuckling at the memory of her smiley baby. "We checked in with his pediatrician, and the doctor was just blown away by how much better he was doing. He told us, 'He was meant for you guys.' "

A prognosis any parent would welcome.

On National Adoption Day in November 2016, Ethan officially became their son. With it came the decision to make "Ethan" his middle name (a nickname he had acquired in early foster care) and change his original birth name.

"Jaxx means 'God has been gracious; has shown favor,'" Brittney said with feeling. "I believe the Lord favored him, he guarded him and gifted him to us."

A blessing beyond measure.

(Lucy Luginbill is a career television producer-host and the Spiritual Life editor for the Tri-City Herald. In her column, she reflects on the meaning of her name, "Light Bringer." If you have a story idea for Light Notes, contact her at: lluginbill@tricityherald.com.)

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My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time) for five years but hadn't been blessed with a baby.

I decided to do some serious praying and promised God if he would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother, love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide.

God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son.

The next year God blessed us with another son.The following year, He blessed us with yet another son. The year after, we were blessed with a daughter.

My husband thought we'd been blessed right into poverty. We now had four children, the oldest only four years old.

I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it. As a minister once told me, "If you pray for rain, make sure you carry an umbrella."

I began reading a few verses of the Bible to the children each day as they lay in their cribs. I was off to a good start. God had entrusted me with four children and I didn't want to disappoint Him.

I tried to be patient the day the children smashed two dozen eggs on the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks.

I tried to be understanding...
when they started a hotel for homeless frogs in the spare bedroom,
although it took me nearly two hours to catch all twenty-three frogs.

When my daughter poured ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see how it felt to be a hot dog, I tried to see the humor rather than the mess...

In spite of changing over twenty-five thousand diapers, never eating a hot meal and never sleeping for more than thirty minutes at a time, each day I still thank God for my children.

While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother - I didn't even come close...
I did keep my promise to raise them in the Word of God.

I knew I was missing the mark just a little when I told my daughter we were going to church to worship God, and she wanted to bring a bar of soap along to "wash up" Jesus, too.

Something was lost in the translation when I explained God gave us everlasting life,
and my son thought it was generous of God to give us his "last wife."

My proudest moment came during the children's Christmas pageant.

My daughter was playing Mary, two of my sons were shepherds and my youngest son was a wise man, their moment to shine.

My five-year-old shepherd had practiced his line, "We found the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes."
But he was nervous and said,  "The baby was wrapped in wrinkled clothes."

My four-year-old "Mary" said, "That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly. That's dirty, rotten clothes."

A wrestling match broke out between Mary and the shepherd, was stopped by an angel, who bent her halo and lost her left wing.

I slouched a little lower in my seat when Mary dropped the doll representing Baby Jesus, and it bounced down the aisle crying, "Mama-mama."

Mary grabbed the doll, wrapped it back up and held it tightly as the wise men arrived.

My other son stepped forward wearing a bathrobe and a paper crown, knelt at the manger and announced,
"We are the three wise men, and we are bringing gifts of gold, common sense, and fur."

The congregation dissolved into laughter, the pageant got a standing ovation.

"I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one," laughed the pastor, wiping tears from his eyes.

"For the rest of my life, I'll never hear the Christmas story without thinking of gold, common sense and fur."

"My children are my pride and my joy and my greatest blessing," I said as I dug through my purse for aspirin.


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College of choice: Learn Freedom and Faith on Campus

Hillsdale College is out of step with much of what goes on at American Colleges and universities.

Our students, do not demand “safe spaces” where their views can go unchallenged. Nor do they seek to deny the speech rights of fellow students, professors, or guest speakers with whom they disagree.

Hillsdale College is committed, by its Articles of Association, to provide “sound learning” essential to preserving “civil and religious liberty”—in other words, a liberal arts education that proceeds by free and open discussion.

Another way Hillsdale is out of step today stems from its commitment, also in its Articles of Association, “to teach by precept and example the essentials of the Christian faith.”

In keeping with this, the College is building a grand and beautiful chapel, called Christ Chapel, in the heart of campus. It’s named after the Philadelphia church where many of America’s Founding Fathers worshiped during the Continental Congress. It will provide a much-needed place of worship for all Hillsdale students, regardless of denomination.


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Colonel Bogey March

Hitler, he only had one ball,
Goering had two but they were small.
Himmler had something simmler,
And Keitel was too close to call.
Rommel, has four or five, I guess,
No one's quite sure 'bout Rudolf Hess.
Schmelling, was always yelling,
And Mister Goe-balls had no balls at all.


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Could Oswald fire 3 shots in 5.6 seconds using the Carcano bolt action rifle from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository?

By: Stephen Binion, Truck Driver, former Marine, rtd Guard Cavalryman

Masaad Ayoob is a police chief and police trainer. He was of the belief Oswald couldn’t do it. In a class he taught on forensic re-enactment none of the right handed shooters could do it.

Oswald was right handed, but left eye dominant. Oswald shot left handed. Every lefty in Ayoob’s class made the shots in the timeframe Oswald did.

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I too was a Marine like Oswald. Marines are better shots than 90 percent of the men you meet on the street.

I went to Deally plaza when I lived in Dallas. I literally laughed out loud at a conspiracy nut talking about impossible shots fired by Oswald. His LONGEST SHOT was 88 yards. I could have made those shots with my Ruger Blackhawk revolver in .41 Magnum.


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How to Cure Your News Addiction

by Matt Alderton | November 29, 2018

    Some people drink. Some people smoke. Some people eat junk food.
    These days, however, a lot of people get their fix from something that's become just as unhealthy as conventional addictions: news, the 24/7 consumption of which has become a distressing habit for many Americans on both sides of the political aisle.
    "Headlines are important, especially these days, but too much news consumption can be distracting (and dismaying)," says Fast Company contributor Stephanie Vozza.
    "If keeping up with every presidential tweet and pundit's hot take stresses you out and keeps you from focus on what really matters, [you need to find a way] to wean yourself from the deluge of news and still stay informed.
    "Vozza's suggestion? Go back in time to an era before online news and social media existed.
    "Getting your news online can be like drinking from a fire hose: It's an endless blast and leaves you feeling raw," she says.
    "Try subscribing to a daily newspaper. Yes, a print one. It contains a finite amount of information, and you can recycle it. Plus, it's delivered right to your doorstep, often before you've even had your first sip of coffee."
    When you get your news from a newspaper, the news cycle is slower, and you are limited to only news editors deem important. Instead of drowning in news you'll float on it.

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  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN , 46032 #EZ.38000 Exp 12-30
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    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@ezclassifiedz.com   Ref:   Successful Meetings  
 
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How to Read Financial Statements

Whether you run a small business or a large corporation, your company's success hinges not only on the quality of its products and services, but also on your ability to steer its ship in the right direction.

Because business fundamentally is about money, it requires you to understand the bottom line -- which is impossible to do unless you can read and comprehend your company's financial statements.

"Financial statements are the box scores that tell everyone how your … business is doing financially," says Small Business Trends contributor Rob Starr.

"They usually contain two reports that tell the story of your finances: balance sheet and profit and loss statements."

Knowing what each of these statements show will help you make better decisions for your company.

The balance sheet lists your company's assets (i.e., what your company has) and liabilities (i.e., what your company owes).

"The balance sheet summarizes key financial information at any point in time. It provides an efficient way to determine health of the organization," Derek Carter, chief solutions officer for Ceterus, tells Starr, adding the bottom-line number on every balance sheet is the "current ratio" -- current assets divided by current liabilities.

"If the ratio is less than 1, that company could have issues paying their current liabilities."

Next: profit and loss statement, shows how profitable your business is over a specific period of time. "I suggest reviewing either several months at a time or year over year. Doing so will help you see trends and help drive future business decisions," Carter tells Starr, who says, "Spotting these trends will help you to make any adjustments quicker. If sales go down for several months in a row but payroll doesn't, it may be obvious you might need to do something with your number of employees."


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    Ref:   by Matt Alderton | December 05, 2018  
 
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Introducing Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™ -- sampler package - a new way to reach your neighbors
Price: $145.00 / Business card size or $290 for larger dollar bill size

Cost per delivery $.027 business card size
Cost per delivery $.057 dollar bill size

Standard sampler mailing package is approximately 5,000 - full package option to deliver entire zip code

Would you like to be included with your neighbor businesses package
 Value of more options for interest and awareness of neighborhood assets

Price for single participant $3,175
Charter members - renewal rate fixed, when there is no interruption of use,
priority for dollar size option, if bumped, priority for following package

EDDM fact sheet - see "Select your zip code" link and enter specific zip code you are interested in

Incentives:
Buy one, get one free or (Bring a friend, both get half off)
$10 or other amount off or % (coupon in the mailed package)
Yard signs
Store signs

Deadline: 4 weeks prior to delivery date, payment due with order (US Post Office delivery receipt proof provided two days after delivery date)


Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™  
  #RAWHMBTV.18482 Exp 12-31
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Residual benefit from every mailing, accept current offer, remove when you don't want to honor the most recent offer

Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  #RAWHMBTV.18481 Exp 12-31
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn  
 
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Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W. Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RAWHMBTV.18519 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   eddm.usps.com/eddm/customer/routeSearch.action?logoutDisplay=true
    on Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn  
 
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Introduction Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™ target: your neighborhood delivered to every door 46032

About to take off - Limited number of participants for target mail delivered by the post office to every door in selected carrier routes in zip code 46032.

This shows the SE corner of Carml IN 46032

Includes carrier routes:
46032-CO11


Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W. Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RAWHMBTV.18478 Exp 12-31
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn  
 
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It happened ~ Dec. 15, 1916

On Dec. 15, 1916, the French defeated the Germans in the World War I Battle of Verdun.

1890 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, S.D., during a clash with Indian police.
1916 The French defeated the Germans in the World War I Battle of Verdun.
1938 Ground was broken for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1939 The movie "Gone With the Wind" had its world premiere in Atlanta.
1944 Bandleader Glenn Miller's U.S. Army plane disappeared over the English Channel.
1961 Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court.
1966 Movie producer Walt Disney died at age 65.
1989 A popular uprising that led to the downfall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu began in Romania.
2003 The late Sen. Strom Thurmond's family acknowledged Essie Mae Washington-Williams' claim she was Thurmond's illegitimate mixed-race daughter.
2004 American telecommunications giants Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. announced they would merge in a $35 billion deal.
2005 Millions of Iraqis turned out to choose a parliament in a mostly peaceful election.
2010 The U.N. Security Council gave a unanimous vote of confidence to the government of Iraq by lifting 19-year-old sanctions on weapons and civilian nuclear power.


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Jingle bells

No matter where you go, some gremlin thinks up something to make you smile. Congratulations, Edeka.

Edeka is Germany’s largest supermarket chain. They hid 13 cameras and as customers stood at checkout counters, lights went off, but cashiers continued to scan items through the checkout. That’s when cashiers’ machines began to beep a very familiar tune!

The cashiers choreographed the holiday classic, ‘Jingle Bells’ to the delight of their customers.



Click on the video button and begin the video and let us all try to be gremlins.


Edeka  
  #EZ.32548 Exp 12-20
    Ref:   Bill Walaitis  
 
Education: seminars, training, tutors, vocational schools
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Learning at any age

If you don't see the illustration, click the website link below.


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Life Is an Attitude

Ron Heagy is an outstanding author, speaker and counselor, who has his master's degree in social counseling. He is also paints using his mouth and has sold well over a thousand different pictures. He has been happily married since 1992 to a loving and beautiful wife.

To see Ron is an inspiration. To listen to him is an encouragement. To read him is educational. The most exciting thing: he developed all his skills and accomplished all these objectives after he broke his neck in a surfing accident that left him a quadriplegic.

Today, his most outstanding characteristic is his tremendously good attitude.

Meeting him and looking into his eyes, watching his video or reading his book, "Life Is An Attitude," are all inspiring experiences. As he expresses it:

"Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?"

Before the accident, Ron was an outstanding high-school athlete. He had a scholarship to play football at Oregon State University and was injured on the day before his 18th birthday. One day, he could bench-press 300 pounds, but he couldn't lift his finger the next.

When the accident first happened, Ron was heartbroken, angry and bitter, and he held more than a few "pity parties" as he grieved his losses.

Fortunately for Ron, his mother, an upbeat lady who loves him deeply, encouraged him to develop his other talents and abilities, and she suggested he become a painter.

Eventually, he could lift his voice and his paintbrush with his mouth.

Today, Ron travels the country encouraging people to use what they have to help others have a better life. Remember: If Ron can do what he's done with his life, you can do more with yours. Take Ron Heagy's approach and you will have something to smile about.


  #EZ.36960 Exp 12-15
    Website Link:   ziglar.com
    Ref:   Zig Ziglar Message for Daily Living  
 
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Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.

~ Louisa May Alcott, American author  
  #EZ.28005 Exp 12-15
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Look up from Eagles Nest - potential sponsor for international events

It's on the friendship list, search for the e-mail address of company
Nov 29 ... dmn


  #RAWTRI.15992 Exp 12-29
    Website Link:   www.oati.com/Contact
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Looking for a career or a job

Write your own ticket, make your own destiny, be a neighborhood hero

Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RAWHMBTV.17891 Exp 12-31
    Don Nixon .......... Editor, Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@ezclassifiedz.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Marine Corp Band plays Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.

US Marine Corps Band  
  #CUL.13888 Exp 12-20
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Opening Date: 2017

Corporate Office:
7507 S.W. 44th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Museum Address:
409 3rd St SW, Washington, DC 20024-4706

Story at this link:
http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/museum-of-the-bible-a-ray-of-light-in-a-dark-city/


Museum of the Bible   202 848-1600
  409 3rd St SW C-700 Washington DC, 20024 #EZ.36287 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.museumofthebible.org
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Operations - sign in

This is a typical listing format. To sign in and modify listings, follow the steps:
(The first step is to click on the website link, just below the street address, city, state and zip code in this listing.)


US Open Indoor Championships   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.240 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   radioad.org/wtri/sales
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@ezclassifiedz.com   Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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After you have clicked the link following "Website:" in the listing above (radioad.org/wtri/sales), you will see this screen to sign in.


Complete the sign in using your user name and password. Suggest you always copy and paste your user name and password to avoid changing any data. It is case sensitive.

Go to step 2.


US Open Indoor Championships   317 844-8189
  #EZ.242 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   radioad.org/wtri/sales
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@ezclassifiedz.com   Ref:   dmn  
 
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After you have signed in correctly, you will notice your name where "signed in" appears

Notice Item #1 - Main Menu.
Depending on what level of access you have, your main menu may not display all options listed here.

Notice Item #2 - usopenindoorchampionships.com
which identifies you are in the correct database for: US Open Indoor Championships

Notice Item #3 - searchable fields in the data base

This explains how the content of the listing for  Step 1is displayed:
Operations - sign in step 1 - format: bold face type, field: Title (Searchable)

The content of the listing follows: format: regular type, field: Content may contain graphics or photographs (not Searchable)
After you have clicked the link following, you will see this screen.

Complete the sign in using your user name and password. Suggest you always copy and paste so you don't change anything and data is case sensitive.

Go to step 2.
(end of content field)

US Open Indoor Championships - format: bold face type, field: Business Name (Searchable) 317 844-8189 - format: bold face type, (red) field: Area code (Searchable) and Phone (Searchable)
160 W Carmel Dr  - format: indented, regular type, field: Address (not Searchable) Carmel IN -  format: regular type, field: City & State (not Searchable), 46032 -  format: regular type, field: Zip Code (Searchable) #RAWTRI.15914  - format: regular type,(blue) field: ID (system generated unique number) (Searchable) Exp 12-31- format: regular type,(blue) field: Expires (default 30 days from date entered) (Searchable)
Website Link:   radioad.org/wtri/sales - format: regular type, field: Website (automatic link (red)) (Searchable)
Don Nixon  - format: regular type, field: Contact (not Searchable)   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@ezclassifiedz.com  - format: regular type, field: Email (automatic link (red)) (Searchable)   Ref:   dmn  - format: regular type, field: default author or reference added (not Searchable)


Go to step 3.

   US Open Indoor Championships
         
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Sign in and search for specific listing and make modifications as needed.

Options:
Futures, multiple email addresses for simultaneously send follow up

   US Open Indoor Championships
         
Operations - sign in step 3 new listing #RAWTRI.15916 Exp 12-30
Click the button and complete the data needed for each field

   US Open Indoor Championships
         


US Open Indoor Championships  
  #EZ.241 Exp 12-30
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Sign in and search for specific listing and make modifications as needed.

Each field can be modified if you have correct access level.





Options:
Futures, multiple email addresses for simultaneously send follow up

 


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Click this button and you will get a blank entry for each field. There are some fields you should avoid unless you know how to use them. It's better to ask first.
Make certain you know what contents are required


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Unlimited categories

The system is not limited in the number of categories available.

Categories without current listings are not displayed.


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Click this entry, select the fields you need content from and follow the promps. If you have questions, check with the administrator.


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    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Order specifications: 1. Title choices - Outline

What do you do the third time around ?
Third time - a charm
Three in a row
Next time?
Three cubed


Book Writing - Simone project  
  #RAWKLU.23672 Exp 12-23
    Ref:   (Don Nixon - #04767010) Re: Welcome to Book Writing Inc  
 
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    Ref:   Spiers, Albert  
 
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Progress - feedback 2018-11-23

Nov 23 2:53PM
Jason Louis replied to this message
Thank you for providing more information. We have no deadline as of now, therefore you can get back to us whenever you like.

Nov 23 1:48PM
Don Nixon replied
I sent the information and kept the form. I will gather more information and resend it when it is more precise.

Thanks for following up. I will be better to work with from now on or will discontinue the project. I understand deadlines. If you suggest one is to be set, I will meet it or give you a reliable revision prior to the decline to advise of something unavoidable.

Don Nixon

Nov 23 12:57PM
Support Team replied

Hi Don,

It was a pleasure speaking with you on the phone, As discussed we will expect your questionnaire form to be filled by Monday November 26. So we could schedule your call with the writer and get started. Thank you

For any concerns feel free to reach us at (888) 973-5193

Regards
John Smith

Nov 23 12:38PM
Support Team replied
Dear Don Nixon,

Thank you for placing your order with Book Writing Inc.

We would like to inform you that we have successfully received your order and we are working on it.

To ensure undivided attention and quality service, a dedicated account manager will be marked for this project who will get in touch with you shortly.

Please fill out the questionnaire, click here!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email simonwalker@bookwritinginc.com we will be happy to assist you.

Regards,
Support Team,
1-866-821-5001
Book Writing Inc.


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  #RAWKLU.23673 Exp 12-23
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Working Title: Simone

Options:


317 844-8189 or cell 777-4389
  #RAWKLU.23701 Exp 12-29
    Don M. Nixon II   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   (Don Nixon - #04767010) Re: Welcome to Book Writing Inc  
 
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Phone: (513) 523-6345

Phi Delta Theta  
  2 S Campus Ave Oxford, OH, 45056 #KUBE.20645 Exp 12-16
    Website Link:   www.phideltatheta.org
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Theta Chi   848-1856
  865 W Carmel D Carmel IN, 46032 #KUBE.20648 Exp 12-16
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Director of Alumni Engagement
Jay Grothause
http://alphasigmaphi.org/jay-grothause

follow up not getting to staff e-mail (may be my computer)


Alpha Sigma Phi   843-1911
  710 Adams St Carmel IN, 46032 #KUBE.20644 Exp 12-16
    Website Link:   alphasigmaphi.org
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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DANIEL KOBREN
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS


Phi Sigma Kappa   573-5420
  2925 E 96th St Indianapolis IN, 46240 #KUBE.20646 Exp 12-16
    Website Link:   phisigmakappa.org
    Email:   daniel@phisigmakappa.org   Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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West Florida, '13
Special Projects & Membership Services Coordinator


Sigma Alpha Mu   789-8338
  8701 Founders Rd. Indianapolis IN, 46268 #KUBE.20647 Exp 12-16
    Website Link:   sam.org
    Samuel Friday   Email:   samuel@sam.org   Ref:   dmn:marilyn monroe  
 
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Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters


Alpha Chi Omega   317 579.5050
  5939 Castle Creek Parkway N. Dr. Indianapolis IN, 46250 #KUBE.20643 Exp 12-16
    Website Link:   alphachiomega.org
    Jill Richardson marketing   Email:   jrichardson@alphachiomega.org   Ref:   dmn:marilyn monroe  
 
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Putting up the flag - because it's Saturday

  #EZ.30519 Exp 12-15
    Website Link:   www.acuity.com/about/flagpole
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Seeking foster parents



Villages   317 775-6500
  3833 N Meridian St Indianapolis IN, 46208 #RAWHMBTV.18639 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.villageskids.org
    Kimberly Cottingham   Ref:   dmn  
 
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Introducing Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™

About to take off - Limited number of participants for target mail delivered by the post office to every door in selected carrier routes in your zip code.

To see your target area, click the link below and enter your zip code in the box that says, "Search for full address, city/state or zip code™"



Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  #RAWHMBTV.18479 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   eddm.usps.com/eddm/customer/routeSearch.action?logoutDisplay=true
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn  
 
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Simone project - writing assignment

Target Audience
  Professionals
  Lay People
  Young adults
  Kids
  Others - selected (maybe Players, fans)

Tone
  Personal
  Formal
  Informal
  Humorous
  Empathetic
  Informal
  Motivational
  Serious - academic
  Light hearted and fun - selected
  Other

Narrative
  First person - selected
  Second person
  Third person
  As Narrator
  Other

Writing style
  Formal
  Expository
  Persuasiv
  Descriptive
  Narative - selected
  Casual


Book Writing - Simone project  
  #RAWKLU.23671 Exp 12-30
    Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Survey credibility?

A new survey found that 60 percent of small business owners felt that advertising on Facebook was ineffective.

I tried to confirm the details and found this link:
https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/01/do-facebook-ads-work.html


  #EZ.37694 Exp 12-21
    Website Link:   smallbiztrends.com/2017/01/do-facebook-ads-work.html
    Ref:   TJ  
 
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Re: Message to the board
Janie Rea
Hi Don
Seeing your picture in my email weekly makes it feel like we’ve met but I don’t think we have had the occasion.  My parents bought Eagle’s Nest back in the 70s and my family had been coming to Marco Island through their ownership. I don’t recall when we took over but we now own the condo for week 2 since, maybe, the 90s.  

I don’t know if you were looking for responses to this email but I have to say that I was quite happy when I heard about the Friendship List and have used it. I found the process of dealing with the owners directly easy and manageable. I think owners are happy to know that another owner is benefitting from their inability to use the week(s).  It also provides the owner with a monetary benefit. I have not ever tried to rent additional time from management but would imagine there is an additional cost as they need to make money to pay their staff; direct rental through the owner is like buying a house without the realtor expense.

That’s my take on this for what it’s worth.  I appreciate the amount of work it is for you to maintain the listings especially since you have had some technical issues recently. As an owner of one week I will defer to others who have several weeks of ownership at this great place.  

Maybe we will meet sometime.  If not, thank you for your efforts with the List.

Janie Rea
111 Holly Lane
Boonton, NJ 07005

nickid@bluemarble.net
I vote to keep the list because it is OUR property and not our job to
make their job easier.  Does she think she can tell us what color to
paint our front door at home?  Did we buy Eagle's Nest to make the best
rental deal for Hilton or for us, the owner?

David Anderson
What you do is a kind service to the owners.  A person could always offer their units on other web sites if desired and the effect on the staff would be the same?

Kristine Lee
Don,
Thank you for doing what must be a pretty thankless and time-consuming job. I've subscribed to your list for quite a while and used it for a rental for the first time this year, and am in the process of renting again for next year. I own week 43 (30 years now) and have never rented or traded it. I just need a little more Eagle's Nest in my life. I do think you provide a valuable service. I know this cuts EN out of making a commission, but I, for one, am grateful for what you do.
Thank you,
Kris Lee

DONALD
Dear Don,

We as owners appreciate all that you have done to provide a service for us as owners. I feel your service benefits the owners first before the renter who comes in off the street wishing to spend the night at Eagle's Nest.
Last year we were able to rent two weeks from your list in units that we knew were ADA since I am a paraplegic in a power chair and can no longer use our tower unit.  The owner in turn got the full amount of the rental instead of 2/3 of it and it benefited the owner as well as the renter!  We were not able to find a renter for our week so we deposited with II for a trade which we are using this May.
This is a wonderful service you have provided for the owners and I hope you will not give it up!
Gratefully,  Donna Shiflet

Richard Tompkins
Joyce and I will be at Eagles Nest weeks 10---13. We support what you are doing as I know many other owners will too. What I can't stand is our new Director CANDY and all her Facebook CRAP I get. I have dropped my Facebook account do to all her garbage. Two years ago I had open heart surgery and put 2 of my weeks up for rent with you. Within a day I had them rented.  Your listings are greatly appreciated.
Dick Tompkins

Karen Flaig
Love the Site, the work you do, & believe is to the betterment of the owners!!! Kepp up the Good work!!! 5 Weeks in 407!!!
Laila Nelson & Karen Flaig

Suzanne Todey
For what it's worth, I would hate to lose the great service you provide at no cost to us.
Sue

John Brown
As owners  of 9 weeks @ EN I find the Friendship List extremely helpful & would not like to see it go away. It’s a real service to the owners.
Would like to know why Mona feels it makes her job harder.
John & Carol Brown.

ksmith727
You are providing owners a very valuable service.  Through this service owners can work directly with other owners on pricing their units for rent.   Eagles Nest does not offer this service.  If putting up our unit through Eagles Nest there  is a set price and we as owners have no say to who rents our unit.  Many times we just want to pay our annual fees through renting the unit when we are not able to use the unit.  Through Eagles Nest we may end up not getting. Rental at all because of their set pricing per day or per week.  Your service is  available to all.  Unfortunately, Eagles Nest does not allow all owners to learn about the service.
Please keep doing what you are doing in support of the owners.

Regis Brodie
Dear Don,
I find the "Friendship list" to be very helpful. It gives us an opportunity to add a week from a member or make one available. I do not understand the problem.

Will you explain the problem? I am confused.

I assume that is voluntary to be on your list. Do you get your email list directly from the staff?

I do not see what the issue as it is designed to be a friendship listing helping to get & give information. It can be valuable to all of our owners.

Thank you for your work & efforts on our behalf.
Be well, Regis Brodie (week 3 & 4)

Hanson, Gary
Don, I am very much a fan of this Friendship List and I encourage you to keep it going. I disagree that this is detrimental to eagles nest, though hearing Mona's position would be interesting.There are certainly other web sites doing the same thing, albeit for a fee. Your list brings important flexibility for owners to easily match weeks with their personal schedules and that then allows additional family members to rent the same weeks. Limiting those options, or leaving me with an unused week, does not make for happy owners. Also I think staff or sales people unnecessarily make what they have available difficult to determine as they won't post exact dates and prices, despite how convenient technology makes things. I strongly encourage you to stay the course. Competition and "free press" are good for all of us. Thanks for listening and for the service you provide.
Gary Hanson

Tony Smith
Don, please keep the Eagle's Nest distribution list up and going.  I find it very informative and helpful as a owner.  It is also helpful in helping other owners trying to get extra units for friends and family at a pretty good price.
Tony Smith

Joel Russell
Dear Don,
My name is Joel Russell and my wife and I own two weeks (3&4) at Eagles Nest. Both of us believe that the Friendship List provides very valuable information that is not available readily in any other format. We hope that you will continue to inform us with this very useful tool that provides opportunities for the Eagles Nest owners. Personally I believe that Mona has overstepped her bounds in suggesting that your efforts are not in the owners best interest, which clearly is not the case.
Thank you for all your time and effort in providing this valuable E N Friendship List.
Joel Russell   636-938-5578


Jon Udell
Dear Don:
I joined a group of 8 owners this morning to discuss your recent communication.  We vigorously and unanimously agreed that you provide Eagle's Nest owners a wonderful service that would be greatly missed if you were to terminate your site.  Please continue and we THANK YOU for the valuable service you provide.
Jon

PS  We would appreciate your posting the following:

and then this following follow up:  Wanted listings
Jon Udell
Hi Don,
Thanks for posting the notice so promptly.  Within minutes, I received a call and unit 406 in week 52 is now rented!   In the process, I'm receiving more money than I would have if we'd rented it through Hilton G. V., and another Eagle's Nest owner is renting it for substantially less than it would have cost if he'd rented it through HGV.  

Therefore, two owners have benefitted from your site.  S0--thank you again for your service; I would like to buy you a lunch or dinner the next time we are both at the Eagle's Nest.  (We're usually here in weeks 1-11.)

Have a good year.

Jon Udell

Jon Empson
Don...thanks so much. We rented week 52, #406 from Jon. Another example of the great service you are providing.


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We know that you were doing this for the owners benefit.  We appreciate all your effort and we believe that you are providing a valuable service to the owners.

Thanks,
John Dooley


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Don,
We know that you were doing this for the owners benefit.  We appreciate all your effort and we believe that you are providing a valuable service to the owners.

Thanks,
John Dooley


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Don,
We know that you were doing this for the owners benefit.  We appreciate all your effort and we believe that you are providing a valuable service to the owners.

Thanks,
John Dooley


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John Dooley
After giving it more thought:  I think that HGVC is doing a good job running the resort so it is my opinion that Monas advice should be followed. Thanks John Dooley

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To: "Don Nixon"
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:33:09 PM
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Don,
We know that you were doing this for the owners benefit.  We appreciate all your effort and we believe that you are providing a valuable service to the owners.

Thanks,
John Dooley

Bill Orrison
Don, You are certainly providing value and a great service with this website and emails.!!
Bill Orrison
#203 wks 8  & 9

Emily Martin
I think this is a valuable asset as an owner of Eagles Nest and would be so disappointed not to get the list.  I'm not really sure what Mona is referring to when she says  it is determintal to the staff.  It is extremely helpful to an owner.  Please keep doing it.
Thank you,
Emily Martin, owner for last 30 years

Sharon Bohrer
We LOVE the friendship list that you provide us with!!!!!  Please keep on as usual!!!  You are not hurting anyone.
We are grateful for all you do
Sharon

Bob and Jan Rich  
Don, many of us found the Eagles Nest because some one rented us a week. You are providing a service which the EN would not do and we need to keep the posting going. Mona and the board work for the owners, not the other way around. Thanks for what you are doing.
Bob and Jan Rich 6 week owners.

nickid@bluemarble.net
I vote to keep the list because it is OUR property and not our job to make their job easier.  Does she think she can tell us what color to paint our front door at home?  Did we buy Eagle's Nest to make the best
rental deal for Hilton or for us, the owner?

Donna Shiflet
Dear Don,
We as owners appreciate all that you have done to provide a service for us as owners. I feel your service benefits the owners first before the renter who comes in off the street wishing to spend the night at Eagle's Nest.
Last year we were able to rent two weeks from your list in units that we knew were ADA since I am a paraplegic in a power chair and can no longer use our tower unit.  The owner in turn got the full amount of the rental instead of 2/3 of it and it benefited the owner as well as the renter!  We were not able to find a renter for our week so we deposited with II for a trade which we are using this May.
This is a wonderful service you have provided for the owners and I hope you will not give it up!
Gratefully,  
Donna Shiflet

Penny
Personally, I find the emails very helpful and I hope that they continue. Thx,
Penny

steve carney
I have been an owner at Eagles Nest since 1987 and, although I have never used the service you provide, I know many people who have and found it very useful. The fact that Mona feels that it is counterproductive is not necessarily a reason to stop, after all, she doesn’t work for the owners, she works for Hilton and that is where her allegiance is. If you turn what you do over to Hilton they MAYBE will continue and add a commission on top and then tell us how lucky we are. Just a thought!
Thanks for what you do.  
Steve

Linda Decker
Don, as a owner for 30 some yrs, I appreciate reading your friendship list. It keeps me informed of places to rent and of any new places for sale. I hope you continue. It takes time for you to do all this & I’am sure a lot of people appreciate it.  Thank you for all you do.
Linda Decker

ROBERT KLEIN
hope u continue.hope my week 42 is still advertised 4  sale

Carol Cady
Don,
I find the service very valuable, and hope that you will continue.  Thanks.
Carol Cady

Doug & Debbie Reed
Don,
I think the Friendship List provides a great service for the owners at Eagles Nest.
Our vote is for you to continue, and I have also reached out to a board member as well to express our vote to continue.
Doug & Debbie Reed

Lois Vandonselaar
Hello Don,
I have used your site as well as Red Week to rent and buy weeks at Eagles Nest. One positive of these avenues is that one can browse what is for sale. Using the Eagles Nest services does not allow one to see what is for sale or rent online. If Eagles Nest added this to their approach, more people might be interested in using their services.
Lois VanDonselaar

Celeste Lamberson
Hello Don,
I am an owner of over 20 yrs duration.  I find the Friendship List most useful for renting and or swapping weeks outside of my own week 7 in the tower.  Many years ago there was a form provided by management (?) that allowed one to commit to putting a week up for rent, however, the "payment" to the owner was significantly less than the value of the week (as I recall, it was a just a bit more than the maintenance fee), the difference going to management for taking on the task of renting the unit.  As I had rented through a travel agency for 2 yrs prior to buying, I was aware of the average cost to rent (at least the cost for week 7; which was about $2,000 even back then!).  I never thought this was a good deal for the owner.  The Friendship List makes rental almost painless!  I also like the idea of renting to either owners or friends/family of owners (as opposed to "just anyone") as keeping it "in the family" helps to restrict rental to those who appreciate Eagles Nest for the jewel it is.

My guess is that rental is not what concerns management the most; rather, it is sales.  Direct sales by owners bypasses the sales office, but also avoids the significant commission charged by the sales team, which can translate into price negotiating space for an owner.  When I purchased from the sales office (it was a resale), I recall the commission being something like 20-30% - which I thought was pretty steep, but pre-Internet/social media there really wasn't any other way to buy in at that time.  From the beginning of your Friendship List I was wondering when management would raise some objections.

In summary, I feel the Friendship List does help owners achieve maximum value for both rental and sales, but in doing so it inevitably causes problems for management and staff - more so I think with respect to sales than rental.  I'm not sure it's possible to have it both ways.  I did not attend the owners meeting when I was in residence during week 7.  What points did Mona make with respect to the the list being detrimental to the majority of owners over the long term?

Thanks for your dedication and time,

Celeste Lamberson
Week 7, Unit 704

Leo Wieder
  Your site was wonderful and appreciated by all who used it as well as the folks who checked in to see if they could just pick up an extra week on the spur of the moment without dealing with Hilton.

  And the so called "landlords" who got rid of weeks they couldn't use due to illness and schedule changes no longer had to take a large financial hit to add to their troubles. They all love you.
 
  Whatever happens, I hope you know we appreciate your work and I hope you aren't  bullied into closing the site down.
Leo Wieder


Don,
Please keep up this valuable service.

I’m sure the Board would like to keep total control of the rental program at Eagles Nest and are not willing to provide this service at no charge, but I feel that allowing the owners to communicate directly is a better way to go.

Anonymous.

Wolfgang Wiegand
Dear Don,
We appreciate your service and encourage you to continue.

Best regards from ice cold Switzerland

George Holske
Don,
What you are doing is a great service to all the owners at Eagles Nest.  I have been an owner there since the beginning. I bought when it was just a trailer and pile of sand on the beach.  I have been happy with the place except for one big problem.  Since Hyatt got in we have been unable to rent or sell on our own because they would not release the names and contact info for other owners.  As the owners of weeks at Eagles Nest, we have been held captive by Hyatt with high rates for rentals and high commissions for sales.  That is fine for outside customers but is unacceptable to current owners. Since we do not have a way to put out FSBO signs or use our time to constantly ask others if they would like to own more weeks or have friends who would like to rent, our hands have been tied.  Hyatt makes the money and we do not.  

What you have established is wonderful for owners. All of the many friends I have made at Eagles Nest and the current owners I introduced to the property agree.  Keep up the good work. Thank you.

Sincerely,
George Holske

Lynn Lieber
Good morning, Don,
I do not know you but thank you for your dedicated efforts to help all of us enjoy our special Eagles Nest time to the fullest.  We have been at Eagles Nest for seven years and have built many lovely friendships and memories here.  Your list allows families to vacation together and helps others avoid the dreaded “move” on Fridays.

I just wanted you to know how appreciated you are and I hope you can continue to bring people together.  I am not sure the management has the ability to do that.  I think their plate is already full.

Wishing you all the best and many thanks!

Lynn Lieber
Pewaukee Lake, WI
Weeks 7,8,9 in tower
Friends of Lynne and Larry Hinman

Ed Walsh
For the record, I for one, feel you are instrumental in not only providing valuable information for all members, but do it in a friendly informative way, that anyone would feel comfortable in responding to, or following up with. I can't for the life of me understand why Mona would feel what you do is detrimental in any way. Beneficial for us all is how I would respond. And would only add please keep it up.

Mark Patterson
I have read your letter and I am confused.  You have performed an important service for our residents in a professional manner.  Although a conflict remains with the front office,  competition is good for all.  Please continue.  Regards,  Mark S Patterson

Lois Volastro
I think the friendship list you have been compiling is extremely helpful and wish it to continue.  Thank you for the time you have invested.

Lois & Philip Volastro
Villa 3103

Vanessa Provencher
I find it very beneficial!  Please continue.  Thank you for all your hard work!

Duane Woebbeking
Don,
Please continue!!!   As owners I believe we very much have the right to manage our property as we wish!

Thank you!!

Steven Wolfe
Don, I am unsure as to the management concerns - other than economic concerning the website. We have been coming to EN for the last 27 years and have used the site once to rent an additional week. We discontinued our HGVC membership due to cost and poor service. We have not used the resort rental service for several years. We did find a more restricted option with the EN rental options. Some competition is healthy, perhaps EN and HGVC could reassess the value added as compared to your site. I do appreciate all the time and effort you donate to keep the site updated. I support your continued efforts but realize it requires significant time and effort on your part. Thanks Steve

Greg Smith
Don,
Please keep it going, it is great to have a member to member organization. Naturally those associated with HGVC will not like it as it affects their business. This is an advantage we have as an independent organization vs one owned by HGVC. I will be at the member mtg this week as I am at EN now unit 1107. should I support your efforts or play it cool?
Greg Smith

Lynn Bury
Hi Don
Thank you for the email.

I am not sure that I understand the concern.

Would you please elaborate a little more for me.

Thanks in advance

Regards
Lynn Bury
(owner of weeks 10 and 11)

Jon Empson
Don, I would hope that your list will be maintained. We have used your listing service to both rent a unit we were not using and to rent an incremental unit to house members of our family. Eliminating your online service makes owners dependent upon Eagles Nest staff to either find or rent a unit which significantly reduces efficiency(use of online service that has timely updates vs calling Eagles Nest for a point in time assessment) and increases the cost for the owner to rent. What is the value added benefit to the owners? Again, I would hope that this service for owners will be maintained. Thank you.

Jeff Rauch
Hi Don
You provide a unique and needed service to the owners of Eagles Nest.  You do this at no charge to any of us owners.  I can only assume this must be a passion of yours because of all the time and work this must take to maintain.  Maybe this is a little "cherry picking" but staff at Eagles Nest ARE getting paid...and you are not.  There are many situations where because of "life" you may need to cancel a week last minute or maybe an unexpected guest may want to join you and you need another room.  Your service provides owners a way solve these situations, Eagles Nest or HGVC does not.  I have rented some of my weeks thru HGVC and they charge a ridiculous amount of money to rent your week and then on top of that they 1099 you for the full amount they got for the rental not the amount they actually paid you.  

I hope you continue to maintain your website.  I know you don't want to upset the staff but honestly I don't see how this is a burden to them or HGVC other than it takes money out of HGVC pockets which really could be what this is all about.  Thanks for all you've done.  It is greatly appreciated!

Patsy Rust
Dear don,
I can’t tell you how much your friendship list has helped me in the past several years. I have increased my ownership because of the help your list has provided and I hope will continue to provide. As we all know, life happens and interferes with our plans. Knowing there are many people out there reading your list who need a place to come and enjoy when we can’t is sometimes a life saver. I hope you will continue to provide this invaluable service.

John Guinan
Don,
The service you provide is very helpful to the owners and I encourage you to continue.  It is the staff’s job to make things easy for the owners not vice versa.  Thank you for all your effort to help the owners.

Jim Allen
I am not sure what the rub is with Eagles Net management about the Owners List, but as an owner I think it is very valuable.  I would hate to see it go away.

Doug Rubinstein
Hi Don:
One of the reasons they might object to the Friendship List is because HGVC gets 30% commission on units they rent or sell if you are forced to go through them. As such these rentals or sales are generally overpriced. The wonderful value of the Friendship List is that owners can communicate among themselves and offer reasonable rentals or pricing because they do not include a commission.The EN staff is not under any stress because rentals are handled by two HGVC employees who sit in two offices in the lobby and whose sole job is to sell and rent units. Their success or failure does not impact EN, just HGVC. EN makes money from the monthly maintenance fees every owner pays per unit/per week. The more units are occupied the more maintenance income EN gets. Whether those units are rented through HGVC or privately does not matter. Every owner must pay those fees.

Your service is wanted and desired by owners. You are giving us an alternative to renting or selling through HGVC and allowing owners to rent or sell units at reasonable prices. You are not hurting EN. Staff is likely incentivized to sell and rent units through HGVC as part of a compensation package.  EN owners are not impacted negatively. Rather, since Marco Island has been rated the best beach in America, HGVC should have no problem renting units as should owners. This is about HGVC making more money, not EN owners or EN.

I know I echo the views of everyone who uses and consults the Friendship List in saying your service is highly valued and deeply appreciated. Your service is doing a lot of good and, in fact, may have the positive effect of keeping HGVC pricing in check since renters and buyers have a reasonable alternative.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,
Doug Rubinstein,
a 20 year greatly appreciative owner

HYSLOP ELIZABETH
I was amazed you managed the list so openly.  When I started one, I was in constant fear I would be “called to the mat” as you were.  

Of course they don’t like it.  It cuts them out of their 40%.  And the reason the friendship list is good for us is that both the owner and the renter save money.

Once I even bought a unit from another owner I met on the beach.  We paid a lawyer in town $100 for the paperwork and saved thousands by not going thru the office.  They were furious, but it was perfectly legal.  And the few times I have tried to talk to the real estate people at EN about purchasing a unit, they were actually uninterested.  

I have also had my unit rented for a partial week, without my permission, which resulted in almost no money at all.  I’d rather have given it to a friend.  

There are lots of free sites where you can offer your unit for rent and rent from.  I don’t know how they make any money, but I have used it often.  My Resort Network.  If you can’t find it, I’ll send you the link.

There is NO WAY this list isn’t good for the owners. It just isn’t profitable for EN.  

I appreciate all the work you do to keep it up and running.  It’s quite time consuming, as I remember.  
Betsy Hyslop

Jim Trupiano
Good morning Don,
I find the service you provide is of great benefit and is much appreciated. It is professional and well done.

A big problem with HGVC rental policy is that it is very much biased in favor of the renter at the expense of owners. Specifically, they allow the renter to cancel on short notice without any compensation going to the owner. My understanding is that they can cancel even a few days before under some circumstances leaving the owner with a 100% loss. Even a 30 day cancellation presents a great difficulty in finding a new renter. My limited rental experience has required a small non-refundable deposit if cancelled within a reasonable deadline period. I have had no problem in prospective renters understanding and accepting this. As long as Hilton's rental policy leaves the owner vulnerable to an uncompensated late cancellation, I can not consider offering my units for rent through them if I were to put them up for rent at some point. It's a shame because, other than this shortfall, I am very pleased with Hilton's management of our property.

Again, thank you for your service.

Jim Trupiano

George Joseph
Don:
We sincerely appreciate the service you provide for us.
Why would anyone feel that is not beneficial?
Please continue.

Thank you,
George

Steve Young
Don:
Your efforts are valuable. Some things the EN Board and Hilton accomplish well. Some, the Board and Hilton...not so well.

As a way for owners to have an alternative to the current use of the in-house sales force for sale of their unit, your site can be valuable. It appears that your forum via email is a good alternative for fellow owners' benefit.

If the current Board's and Hilton's sales process works well, why have I not had an offer to by my unit for sale via the in-house sales entity? Not one offer presented in over a year.

Do what you think is right. But you provide a service for the owners who, like yourself, love and appreciate EN.

Best wishes.

Steve Young
Indianapolis, IN

William Reed
Am not familiar who actually is doing the friendship list, as a newspaper name appears from time to time. Or is it just you?

I have used MY RESORT NETWORK as well as you, and they charge 19.95 for rental ads and 39.95 for for sale ads.

You either defer to them, thank you very much for all your past help, or you start a similar offering for a fee and see where it goes. I would suggest you stay with Marco properties only, maybe branch out slowly to adjacent towns/property once you get the bugs worked out.

I would be willing to invest $1000 in this project, perhaps 9 more of us would be needed? In a year, if you are successful, you pay each of us back $1500. If you fold we wave goodbye to our donation, Judy would be proud of us.

I know a brilliant computer geek that could help you with ANYTHING that you might need, maybe he would be one of the ten investors, and if this really takes off, maybe those investors are rewarded annually.

I forget the name of the guy who owns/runs My Resort but when I had a problem and emailed them, he got right back to me and then followed up a few days later. I am sure his company is big, but his personsal service was excellent.

Just spit-balling.

Maybe the resort could also share in the profits if this works.

Bill Reed

Nan Lansinger
I appreciate your efforts Don.

Many thanks,

Earl Hansen
Don,
Please keep up your good work.

Feel free to share my comments with the rest of the list.

When we first became owners in the early 80's an owners list was shared with all. Then, in our opinion, management decided that to sell or trade we had to know someone or go through management.  There are some third party listings that we can work through but yours seems to be the best.  

I'm occasionally interested in trading my week. I'm always interested in perhaps buying another week - especially the week before in my own unit.  Your listing is the ONLY  way to do that.

Of course Hilton would disagree because they want a piece of the action.  'Cherry picking' I think not.  Control of the buyer and seller is what they want.

Jeanne Moersch
Don
As someone who has benefited from your conscientiousness and dedication as keeper of the friendship list
I hope it is continued. The benefits are obvious.  The one time I had to use the office to rent out our units was stressful and resulted in a very small reimbursement.  We all hope you do not turn this over to the office at Eagles Nest.

Thank you


Marilyn Jesserer
Hi Don,
We have been owners for 3 years now and we have found your postings from other owners to be tremendously helpful and informative. We added a fifth week this year thru a rental we found posted on your site and it was easy to work with the owner. He seemed to require all the information that the resort would need to track who was renting his week.

It is not clear to me what issues the forum creates for the staff or management. We do not belong to HVC and have no desire to join. We are not interested in trading our four weeks for another resort - we just want to come here. I am sure you are busy but we would like to better understand what the objections are to what you are providing on this page. I would expect we are not the only ones wondering what the complaints were.

Thank you so much for all that you have put in to this service for all the owners at Eagles Nest.

Marilyn & Hank Jesserer

Larry Youtz
I believe what you are doing is a significant thing for owners and should continue.  I am sure Mona’s motivation is Hilton oriented and the sales effort they provide.

Myrt Sieger
Dear Don, thank you for your thoughtful letter. We really appreciate the flexibility and ease this site provides.
We believe your site is a great service to owners without having to use a middleman to connect with other owners. We would be very sad to see this economical and efficient resource discontinued. We also greatly appreciate the time and effort it takes you to provide the information to us.

Tom and Myrt Sieger
Owners for 30 + years

Linda Russell
I was wondering why your emails were not coming. I think it is great for owners to be able to post their weeks for sale and rent!! And, vice verses for someone to contact an owner directly.

It seems like there is some political undertones!
I, for one , hope you continue this site for owners!

Dawn Bryant Mather
I hope you aren’t swamped with emails, Don, but I had to write to say that you are doing a huge service to owners!

I paid a 35%(!!) commission to HGVC for years.  Fortunately my husband and I have been able to use both weeks for a several years now, but that won’t always be the case.

Their inconvenience boils down to money - period.

I’ve been so pleased that we got my email address straightened out. All those yearsI was afraid I’d done something wrong and didn’t deserve to be on the friendship list. I’m sorry, I probably made a mistake when I wrote it down.

Thank you so much for your valuable service!!
Dawn Mather

Lucia Chastain
Don,
I’m not at all sure about what you are saying here. Your amazing efforts and willingness to help the friends and family list has been very beneficial to those of us who own at Eagles Nest. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your time and efforts. Please don’t give up on this!!  I would be willing to help with it if you need help.  I have loved Eagles Nest since the very first visit 10 years ago and want everyone to have the same positive experience! Please don’t give up on friends and family!!
Very sincerely,
Lucia Chastain

Phil Collins
Don, You provide a valuable service to Eagle Nest Owners. The only valid reason is they(us) are not getting compensated when anyone uses your service- Be it looking to rent, sell or buy.
There are many other avenues that one can get info so why is anyone signally you out. Why, because you are a easy target and it is far easier to get an audience with you than other entities.
Don, I urge you to stay the course if you see fit and continue to provide an avenue that they (corporate) can't match both in price and just in time service.
Phil Collins, Owner since'87.

Floyd Stautz
I feel the eagles nest friendship list provides a great service to owners at Eagles Nest. Wasn’t Michelle V on the board when she started the list? (Not sure if that’s of importance)

I respect your view of not making this a popularity contest.  However I hope the Board realizes many, if not most, owners value the service that the friendship list provides

It was a pleasure meeting you.
Thanks for all your work.
Elllen Stautz

Tom Jackson
Good afternoon Don,

I was reading about your concern and have a question. How long has Judy been gone?  The reason I ask is to determine what technology was present at that time.

In today world, using the internet is a practical way of doing business. It has been determined that many people make their decisions based on cost. The Friendship List is a perfect example of being cost effective with friends.

Although I only own 1 week at Eagle’s Nest, I listed it on your Friendship List at no cost and also listed it on
HomeAway VRBO with a charge of about 8%. If I were to have turned over to the Hilton Grand Connection it would have cost approx. 30% of what I was renting it out for.

If you stop publishing the Friendship list, there are other Web sites to fill the need. This year, for example, I rented out our unit on the 7th floor on week 11 for $2,730.  The total rent I collected was $2,512 after taking
into account the VRBO charge.

The only things I know about our renter is they are a couple in their mid 50’s who live north of Detroit. They have friend who stay in the Eagle’s Nest in late May/early June. I believe the couple we are renting to have stayed in Eagle’s Nest before and really liked it.

I would encourage you to keep the Friendship List. It’s an advantage for all owners to connect with our Eagle’s Nest friends and introduce others to the Eagle’s Nest.

Peace be with you,
Tom Jackson

Carol Lacombe
Don,
We appreciate your efforts to provide us with units available to rent or trade. While we understand the situation concerning staff we would like to see the “Friends of Eagles Nest” continue. Perhaps this can happen if the staff is in the loop regarding this matter.

My other suggestion wound involve a list of owners with emails and/or phone numbers.
Thank you for all you do!  We greatly appreciate it.
Carol and Larry

Frank Brown
Don
I for one have found your emails informative, timely and of great service. The exchange of units and ability to rent has been direct and simple to use. This was the first year in our 30 years of ownership in Eagles Nest that we decided to rent instead of come during our week or exchange in Interval. With your help to post the week, we found an eager Eagles Nest owner who was in a bind to find a week to come when their full family could make it and our week was what they were looking for. I don't know how this connection could have been made without your list.
I can't thank you enough how I appreciate your efforts to develop this Forum among the owners.
I have not found the services of the people at Eagles Nest have not been favorable to assist in renting like we found with your list.
Thank you again.
Frank Brown

Jerry Teagan
Don,
I would hate to see you discontinue the friendship list. I have had good success with reaching potential renters as well as making arrangements to rent additional time  I try to talk it up when I am on Marco.

I appreciate all the time you devote to maintaining the list and trying to resolve the technical problems that have popped up recently. If it is more than you want to handle, I can understand, but know that you have been providing a valuable service.

Candy Verwey
Don,
I support your list. I am on the Board.

Dave Corrado
Don—in my opinion you provide a valuable service to everyone.

If you do not do this I believe someone else would—and it may not be as quality of a job as you do!!  I suggest it is better to control it by continuing to do it.  

We live in a democracy—competition is good—in fact it keeps everything in check.  I have rented at EN multiple times as a result of your efforts.  But EN Hilton will only rent at full price with no discount.  

I submit EN will actually be hurt from a lack of your efforts—the several times I rented through your postings it was last minute and I rented at less than full price.  The owner got enough money to cover their cost and I got a deal to cover last minute air fare.  Without your posting I would not have rented at full price and everyone is hurt with the unit going not rented.  

Your postings are extremely valuable and serve as an important counterbalance to the unwavering Hilton rule of pay 100% or go pound salt.  Just my two cents.  

Thanks,
Dave Corrado

Mary Cayford
Don,I cannot imagine how the Friendship List causes any difficulties for the staff or management. The list is just a means of communication, no different than when Nesters sit around the pool and exchange information about the availability of their owned weeks. That happens all the time.

Your list just allows us to participate in the conversation more often and from afar. And you have been kind enough to do it without charge as a service to your fellow owners.

But Mary and I want you to know that we greatly appreciate what you do for our little community and we hope you will keep the list going.

Heck we don't even mind it when you throw in some of you sick humor.  Thanks again, Don.

Mary & Ted Cayford
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Ralph and Shelle Lepak
Your work is extremely valuable to the owners.
We have no other way to network with other owners.
There is a level of trust I have through the friendship list I do not have with Redweek, Craigslist, and other condo rental websites.
In fact I had a particularly upsetting experience through Redweek.

Say for example you discontinued the friendship list.
There will still be all the others like Redweek and Craigslist still out there. I'm sure Hilton doesn't like those either, but they will still exist, and there are several.

I have met (through the friendship list and therefore via the internet) some nice people. I would not have met them otherwise.  The owners certainly need a resource like this!  This is the only thing we have that is neighbor to neighbor! And that is a great service!

Rod Laughlin
Don,
I think this is a great service. I appreciate it very much. It keeps us aware of what is available and saves us money. Now that’s service.

Adele Barcelo
I would be by very disappointed if you were told not to continue this  wonderful service.
It has been extremely helpful for me in finding other owners to rent from.
Thank you so much

Maureen Carroll
Don:
Not sure what the issue is or how it is a problem for the Eagle’s Nest management but I will say you have been a tremendous help in developing and continuing to keep the friendship list going.  I have had much success through you with getting weeks I needed.  I vote for your continuation of the list if you hear the same from others.

Thanks for all you have done and continue to do!!

gloria finley
Don:  OMG….Keep your website going!   You help lots of people helping people avoiding real-estate work and fees…and rentals are surely helpful to lots of people… THANK YOU for continuing!
gloria/dwight finley

John Dooley
Don,
We know that you were doing this for the owners benefit.  We appreciate all your effort and we believe that you are providing a valuable service to the owners.
Thanks,

Marty Testasecca
Hi Don,
I must be missing something here…but how can your Friendship List service be a detriment to staff and management to the Eagle’s Nest?

Do they feel they do not have adequate inventory during peak weeks?

And how many owners are on your list, compared to the total number of owners at Eagle’s Nest?

I will be in Marco March 29 - April 10 and would love to talk to you about this.

Your note sounded like you are downtrodden and feeling bad about what you are doing. My opinion is that you should be feeling just the opposite.

You do a great job. Your list is a huge help to owners. Of course management is going to make you feel guilty. Again, unless I am missing something, please keep the list going.

Best regards,
Marty
3105 Weeks 13 and 14

Linda Elliott
Don.
Frankly your list is a great service.  Without the fee it’s an independent list such as Red Week.

Some owners also choose to sell via  independent Marco Island real estate brokers outside of Eagles Nest who from my point of view do a better and more professional job than EN sales agents because they list it on Multiple Listings.  Hilton doesn’t even list the sale units on their website.  

There should be a listing on the website on multiple listings and a regular newsletter informing us of sale and rental units.  

Many of us remember the days when the owner lists were shared by Eagles Nest. That helped owners swop or rent weeks.  

Your list came about as a result of their closing down that access.  

In the end, it is a real estate transaction and if a seller sells it is for the best interest of all of us to have transaction with a more favorable sales fee.

My husband and I have not used your list but always read it. I have contacted one owner who listed on it this winter.  My daughter is looking to buy so I keep looking

Keep up the great work and service.

Paul Holwerda
Don,
Please don’t nix the EN Friendship list. You provide a Valuable list to all the owners that wish to join. Let me give you some reasons why:

I have used it many times in finding an extra unit for my guest or children.
I have used it many times to come a different times of the year.
You provide a valuable opportunity for those members that cannot come at the last minute and need to rent their unit out.
There is a sense of security when renting a unit from other owners and that this rental is legit…more of a peace of mind.
You save and make our owners hundreds of dollars by being able to rent less expensively and also renting out unit.

Please do not give the process to EN or the staff. I think it is very important to have an alternative site that can provide the same opportunity that EN does. This is OUR site (yes it is your site!) and let’s keep EN out. Don’t get me wrong, I very much appreciate Mona and the whole EN staff but our special list is for us. That’s my 2 cents!

I don’t really understand why it affects EN staff and the whole idea of “cherry picking.” I must be missing something here. I think EN must feel that the list must be a threat. I don’t really get it.

Thanks for all you do. The only suggestion on the list is that I hope you don’t overwhelm yourself with putting out multiple lists during a week or few weeks. Once per week or even 2x month would be great. We need to make it easy for you so that you will continue it.

Thanks again for all you do.

Paul Holwerda
paulholwerda@gmail.com
616.915.6840.

Larry and Mary Gerbens
Thank you for your service maintaining this site.

Karin Smith
Valuable and please continue doing what you have been doing.

Cecil Martin
You have a great idea and competition makes everyone do a better job. “Cherry picking” is not a choice you are making but one we are making. Keep up the good work.

Dave Herrmann
Don,
I have found your efforts with the list extremely helpful.

We own Three Weeks at EN and we have used the list to rent, trade and buy. I would be disappointed if the list was ended.

Thanks for your hard work in keeping it going.
Best Regards,

Dave Herrmann
412 922 7777

Nancy Wolfsohn
Thank you for all you’ve done Don. Of course the management doesn’t like it because it competes with their rentals from which they take a large percentage from owners. I’m not sure about the cherry picking argument, though. Unpopular/popular weeks remain so regardless of who is doing the renting, I think. Could they be convinced to take less of a fee?  Maybe without the official Hilton piece. That seems to me to be an ideal compromise. I don’t think you’ve done anything that the owners haven’t wanted you to do. Thanks again
Nancy and Jon Wolfsohn

Dennis Barnett
Don:
We fully appreciate the service you have been providing and truly believe it is of great benefit to owners like us.  Hilton and those before them were unreasonable with fees charged for renting and selling units and never offered trading as far as I recall. Your site is a breath of competitive fresh air.  If they want a bigger piece of the action, let them reduce fees to sensible levels.    

Sites like Redweek.com and the like charge $15 or so to list rentals or sales (last time I used it).   Hilton needs to be more competitive and communicative.

Until they are please keep up the good work.  

Susan Cathcart
I am shocked Eagles Nest would have you stop your efforts .
We appreciate all you do for us .Please don't stop .
I will pass this message on to the board .

Thank you
Sincerely
Susan Cathcart

Karen Moore
Don,
Please continue your good work for those of us who have little options owning flex weeks. It's a wonderful service you provide us.


Linda Barnett
Don,
We have found the friendship list very beneficial and have used it to rent out weeks and to obtain needed weeks for extra family.  I would be disappointed to see it discontinued.  I will share this opinion with at least one board member so I do not bother all of them unnecessarily.  I hope this is a vote of confidence in appreciation of your efforts.

Roland Ferguson
I'm with you.
R. Ferguson - weeks 18,19 and 39.
JF

Mary Ann & Ed Krommer, Jr.
Don...
Before I was aware of your website, we used Hilton to rent our unused weeks.  It was a terrible & costly experience.  I will site one such glaring example.

Several years ago we were told by Hilton one of our Xmas week units had been rented.  However, when the renter showed up at the front desk they demanded another unit on a higher floor, not our unit 104.  Thereby, we lost our rental income.  

Please do not discontinue your website services for the owners.  It is greatly appreciated !!!

Mary Ann & Ed Krommer, Jr.
859-466-2731

Richard A. Durst
Hi Don,
I can understand your quandary, but I believe the Friendship list is a useful and valuable mechanism for allowing owners to rent or sell their units.  What is the option?  If we list our units with the EN rental/sales office, I’m sure the overall cost of renting the units will produce a significant increase in the rental prices since we now have middlemen taking their cuts to the detriment of the Friendship list members.  Also, how well does the EN office actually do in rentals?  We would lose control of our properties when we turn the rentals over to them.

I can see how the EN would like to control this process since this will generate income.  However, that income comes out of our pockets.

I’m not sure what you meant by, "The process I use can easily be provided, without charge, to the staff, if that would be helpful.”

As I’ve told you in the past, I very much appreciate your efforts on the behalf of the Friendship list owners.  This is an efficient and very productive mechanism for allowing us tor rent our units.

I hope you will decide to continue the list…

Best regards,

Dick
Prof. Dr. Richard A. Durst
Dendorferstraße 6a
93096 Köfering
Germany

Ken Hunziker
I think the service is helpful

Carly Kleppe
If you're asking whether this email list is useful or not, yes it absolutely is.

Bradley Habermehl
Don:  
I do not see a negative point about the services you are providing us owners.

I for one appreciate your efforts here.  Communication among owners is a good thing and I appreciate you leading that effort.  
Sincerely,

Brad Habermehl
Owner 3 weeks at Eagles Nest

Ron Cohen
You are providing a great service and thanks for your help.

Paul Schneeberger
Hi Don
Thanks for all you do with this.
Wks 16, 40, summer flex.

Edward Belcrest
Don, appreciate all you do!

Have been owners and renters for 24 years. Love Eagles Nest just like you and your Bride! Love the staff and guests. Keep up the good work. Will be down weeks 11,12 would love to play some pickle ball if you are down? Looking to extend my stay. Have week 14 if I can find someone looking to rent wk 13? Let me know if you know of anyone interested in renting their week 13. Thanks so much Ed Belcrest. 586-243-0575

Sam Okner
I think it was very helpful and beneficial in something that you continue to be used. Thank you for doing this.

Linda Fink
Hi Don:  I want to thank you so much for the ownership list & website.  It is a valuable communication tool for members who want to participate.  You made that possible!  You have dedicated time & effort to care about owners.

Gary & I bought our time shares in 1992 along with one of our friends & have been owners ever since.  Gary passed away in 2009 but my children, grandchildren have loved coming to Eagle's Nest along with my brother who bought a week last year.  From a personal standpoint, all families evolve & now it is difficult for them to come with work,school, college during January when we own.  I have banked weeks with RCI so that they could come @ another time to no avail.  

The future of timeshares may be in jeopardy.  Eagles Nest had a time & place for many of us in our generation but I am not sure it is a viable option for our younger generations/families.  

In closing, keep up the good work.  We need you.  
Linda

Fred Elsasser
Don, thank you so much for all your hard work!  You must know we are all behind you and want the friendship list to be continued.
Sue and Fred

Barb Whittaker <8027@tds.net>
Hi Don:  Lost computer access until today  - but when I got it back ... WOW!!
After reading the overwhelmingly positive responses, not sure I can add much except to say:
**  Your Friendship List is 100% needed + appreciated by ALL owners  **
You are a very special person to do all you do for so many Nesters.
Barb Whittaker


Lynda Rizzo
Hi Don!  Thanks to you I have just sold my weeks 7 and 8 in Unit 701 at Eagle’s Nest to the lady that you connected me with (Patsy Rust) who has been renting from me for the last several years. I so appreciate all your efforts over the years that helped me out immensely. Keep up your generous and good work. Wishing you the best.

Joe Horton  
Again, thanks for all your hard work, greatly appreciated.
423-595-6538

Judith Bracken
Thank you for all your help! Judith

Hal Messacar
Don:
Thank you for keeping this list current and all your appreciated efforts.
Telephone No: 586/598-8850

Candice Verwey
Hi Don.
Keep up the great work. And remember you can call on me to help.
Another note....exactly what was hacked on your end? When I try to search in the list, my malware says it’s a dangerous site and blocks me from searching. I don’t want to override that without more knowledge of what you had hacked. Thanks.
Candy

Larry Hinman  
Don I have discuss  with  many owners around EN owners and renters . There were no owners or renters who were not supportive of you and very appreciativel of the effort you put fourth . We all support you.  Ignore the minority . We appreciate everything you do. You really should run for the board. In my opinion there is no conflict.

Ben Daud
Don, the reason for this late reply is we were overseas. Please don’t discontinue what you are doing. It’s a great service to the Members. If you don’t do it, people will simply go to Redweek and other such sites and Eagles Nest won’t necessarily benefit. The 35% fee Hilton charges is the real problem and at the very least they need to bring it down to some reasonable amount.

Kartra Kohl
We appreciate all you do.  Really helped us this year (2018) renting weeks 3&4.
Thank you
Kartra and Glenn Kohl

Margie Stafford
Don,
I, Margie Stafford-Franklin & Bill Franklin, fully support you on your efforts regarding Eagles Nest.  Please continue with your work and let me know if there is any thing I can do to assist you.  I am a licensed Realtor in the state of Missouri and have Fractional Share listings that are on the Realtor.com web site and other web sites.  

I did ask at the Owners Meeting, if the salespeople were members of the local MLS...Mona was not sure.  I ask where and how the present properties the salespeople had For Sale were being advertised?  The reply was..."to our present owners, walk-ins and signs out front...and I am not sure where else."  I attended the meeting late (as I was faxing a real estate contract) so I didn't get the very beginning of the discussion.

At one time you gave instructions on how to access the Collier County records to find the owners of Units, at Eagles Nest.  If you still have those instructions, could you please send those to me?  I would like to check out a few things that are of interest to me.  Florida records are a little different than Missouri!

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

P.S. Keep up the good work!

Karen B. Manor
Don,
A belated reply to your email.  I have been at Eagles Nest for two weeks and have been busy with family and friends.  Most have headed back north, and I am still here with some relaxing time to catch up on correspondence.

First, THANK YOU for your many years of dedication to help keep Eagles’ Nest owners connected.  You embody the spirit of the owners who truly care for this special place.  My parents have owned for 30 years, and my husband and I for 15.  I totally support what you are doing and the others in my family do too.  Why not give owners an opportunity to rent directly to other owners and their friends/family?  Of course, management would want people to rent through the front desk and increase their revenue.  (I am assuming this goes to Hilton, but not certain.)  Based on your last email, did the Board supporting your continuation of the friendship list?

We own a ski condo at Jay Peak Resort in Vermont.  Owners also communicate among one another to rent out their units and avoid the 45% commission charged by the resort.  We also rent via VRBO and AirB&B.

With appreciation, Karen Manor

Jennifer Schlagenhaft
HI Don, we successfully rented our #8. Please remove our listing. Thank you very much. This was a wonderful experience.

What a great service to offer. We will most likely use it again,
Jenny


Sean Mc Intyre  

Thank you for all you do.  I was able to speak with an owner and get the week I wanted.




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Going beyond what is required

supererogatory \soo-puhr-ih-ROG-uh-tor-ee\ (adjective) - 1 : Going beyond what is required or expected. 2 : Superfluous; unnecessary.

"He deemed the leading of an ascetic life ultimately as a supererogatory act, since baptism was the sole criterion by which one's Christian identity could be defined." -- Willemien Otten, 'Augustine on marriage, monasticism, and the community of the church'

Supererogatory comes from Latin supererogare , "to spend over and above," from super , "over, above" + erogare , "to ask for," from e- , "out" + rogare , "to ask, to request."


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It’s what they DIDN’T teach us that is most shocking.

It’s what they left out and omitted.

For instance, I was completely shocked and surprised, as an adult, to learn about the Trail of Tears.



At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears.

THE “INDIAN PROBLEM”
White Americans, particularly those who lived on the western frontier, often feared and resented the Native Americans they encountered: To them, American Indians seemed to be an unfamiliar, alien people who occupied land that white settlers wanted (and believed they deserved). Some officials in the early years of the American republic, such as President George Washington, believed that the best way to solve this “Indian problem” was simply to “civilize” the Native Americans. The goal of this civilization campaign was to make Native Americans as much like white Americans as possible by encouraging them convert to Christianity, learn to speak and read English, and adopt European-style economic practices such as the individual ownership of land and other property (including, in some instances in the South, African slaves). In the southeastern United States, many Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek and Cherokee people embraced these customs and became known as the “Five Civilized Tribes.”

Did You Know?
Indian removal took place in the Northern states as well. In Illinois and Wisconsin, for example, the bloody Black Hawk War in 1832 opened to white settlement millions of acres of land that had belonged to the Sauk, Fox and other native nations.

But their land, located in parts of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee, was valuable, and it grew to be more coveted as white settlers flooded the region. Many of these whites yearned to make their fortunes by growing cotton, and they did not care how “civilized” their native neighbors were: They wanted that land and they would do almost anything to get it. They stole livestock; burned and looted houses and towns;, and squatted on land that did not belong to them.

State governments joined in this effort to drive Native Americans out of the South. Several states passed laws limiting Native American sovereignty and rights and encroaching on their territory. In a few cases, such as Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) and Worcester v. Georgia (1832), the U.S. Supreme Court objected to these practices and affirmed that native nations were sovereign nations “in which the laws of Georgia [and other states] can have no force.” Even so, the maltreatment continued. As President Andrew Jackson noted in 1832, if no one intended to enforce the Supreme Court’s rulings (which he certainly did not), then the decisions would “[fall]…still born.” Southern states were determined to take ownership of Indian lands and would go to great lengths to secure this territory.

INDIAN REMOVAL
Andrew Jackson had long been an advocate of what he called “Indian removal.” As an Army general, he had spent years leading brutal campaigns against the Creeks in Georgia and Alabama and the Seminoles in Florida–campaigns that resulted in the transfer of hundreds of thousands of acres of land from Indian nations to white farmers. As president, he continued this crusade. In 1830, he signed the Indian Removal Act, which gave the federal government the power to exchange Native-held land in the cotton kingdom east of the Mississippi for land to the west, in the “Indian colonization zone” that the United States had acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase. (This “Indian territory” was located in present-day Oklahoma.)

The law required the government to negotiate removal treaties fairly, voluntarily and peacefully: It did not permit the president or anyone else to coerce Native nations into giving up their land. However, President Jackson and his government frequently ignored the letter of the law and forced Native Americans to vacate lands they had lived on for generations. In the winter of 1831, under threat of invasion by the U.S. Army, the Choctaw became the first nation to be expelled from its land altogether. They made the journey to Indian territory on foot (some “bound in chains and marched double file,” one historian writes) and without any food, supplies or other help from the government. Thousands of people died along the way. It was, one Choctaw leader told an Alabama newspaper, a “trail of tears and death.”

THE TRAIL OF TEARS
The Indian-removal process continued. In 1836, the federal government drove the Creeks from their land for the last time: 3,500 of the 15,000 Creeks who set out for Oklahoma did not survive the trip.

The Cherokee people were divided: What was the best way to handle the government’s determination to get its hands on their territory? Some wanted to stay and fight. Others thought it was more pragmatic to agree to leave in exchange for money and other concessions. In 1835, a few self-appointed representatives of the Cherokee nation negotiated the Treaty of New Echota, which traded all Cherokee land east of the Mississippi for $5 million, relocation assistance and compensation for lost property. To the federal government, the treaty was a done deal, but many of the Cherokee felt betrayed: After all, the negotiators did not represent the tribal government or anyone else. “The instrument in question is not the act of our nation,” wrote the nation’s principal chief, John Ross, in a letter to the U.S. Senate protesting the treaty. “We are not parties to its covenants; it has not received the sanction of our people.” Nearly 16,000 Cherokees signed Ross’s petition, but Congress approved the treaty anyway.

By 1838, only about 2,000 Cherokees had left their Georgia homeland for Indian territory. President Martin Van Buren sent General Winfield Scott and 7,000 soldiers to expedite the removal process. Scott and his troops forced the Cherokee into stockades at bayonet point while whites looted their homes and belongings. Then, they marched the Indians more than 1,200 miles to Indian territory. Whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation were epidemic along the way, and historians estimate that more than 5,000 Cherokee died as a result of the journey.

By 1840, tens of thousands of Native Americans had been driven off of their land in the southeastern states and forced to move across the Mississippi to Indian territory. The federal government promised that their new land would remain unmolested forever, but as the line of white settlement pushed westward, “Indian country” shrank and shrank. In 1907, Oklahoma became a state and Indian territory was gone for good.

Article Details:Trail of Tears
Author: History.com Staff
Website Name: History.com
Year Published: 2009
Title: Trail of Tears
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