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We, the People - project to make your vote count, and no, it will not cost a dime

Note: #EZ.53115 listing position at top (out of alpha order w/special code)

No $
Vote - not how or who
Make it count

Invitation for you to be:
We, the People - (545 vs. 330,000,000 People-By Charlie Reese)
Require and agree to send to 5 people to duplicate the message and process and decline if solicited by a person already on the list.


Creative Thinking, Inc  
  #EZ.53115 Exp 07-30
    Ref:   Bob Wearly  
 
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  #CUL.13537 Exp 12-31
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Star Financial Bank, Easy Classified Advertizing™

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     These are current domain names I have registered for my use as needed. Some may direct you to others and some are not currently used. Some have identical content but are displayed differently.

     The purpose is to determine the best result for the content posted. Request your perspective and appreciate your interest.

     Not likely to change fonts or sizes although understanding html may change your own content so the content has easy access/attention for all and relies on the content rather than the tricks to get your attention.


Creative Thinking, Inc   317 844-8189 to call Don
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN , 46032 #RAWHMBTV.21611 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   spectatorusa.com
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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*An Invitation - Eagles Nest Friendship List

If you have an interest in the Eagles Nest Friendship List, scroll down two listings and it is explained.

(See: A guide: Eagles Nest Friendship list explained)
dmn


Creative Thinking, Inc   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN , 46032 #RAWMRI.19753 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.nixonnewspapers.com
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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*Mark Twain's observation for the spider on the newspaper EZ Filing™

Looking for a shop keeper who did not advertise so its web on the front door wouldn't be disturbed.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  Carmel IN #EZ.23177 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=101
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   USPS Direct Mail  
 
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Your cash drawer is best measure of effective ads

If you are not putting more money in your drawer, it makes little difference if you have a great rate or your ads win all kinds of awards.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.12412 Exp 01-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=101
    Willard P. Rohrer, General/Business Manager   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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EZ Classified Advertizing™ SOP, category stylebook

When someone wants to know more about your services, s/he will want to know where you are located and what you offer. Since ads are sorted alphabetically by title, similar services are sorted together. Since the title field is searchable, someone can find your company simply by typing in your specialty.

This category contains several different specific services, so identify the generic subject as the first word in your ad. For instance, if you offer web site hosting and design, say: Internet, web hosting. You could also provide a separate listing which begins: Web site design

Other search parameters: business name, zip code (both 3 digit and 5 digit), price, free items and new items. If you have questions, please use e-mail contact button.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  #EZ.7554 Exp 12-31
    Willard P. Rohrer, General/Business Manager   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   Nixon, Eugenia H  
 
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A an aid to guides: Find current listings in this order...see below


A Guide: First listings explain some questions you might have

A guide: Eagles Nest Flex week availability shows units available to choose flex weeks. You can get to that chart at this link: (And it may be the first listing on that link)
http://www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare

For rent listings: sorted by week sequence and likely shows the specific unit

For sale listings: sorted by week sequence and likely shows the specific unit and whether fixed or flex

Wanted to trade listings

Waterfront: If you need chairs or certain adventures

If you are looking for a specific week put the two digit week number in the empty field: Brand, Subject, Title under the Quick Search and then click the Search button to see all listings with that week. It may get exuberant and find others, too but not the whole list.


Easy Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189 to call Don
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN , 46032 #EZ.52909 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedadz.com/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A Bank Partner Options - 39 branches total, Indianapolis ?

Partner with Welcome Neighbor Advertizing/EZ Classified Advertizing (put Zing in your efforts)

Listings for each bank account commercial client - (# x) guaranteed results or no charge/flat fee
Listings for each bank account persona client - (# x) garage sale, wanted items  
Test period: 6 months
Option: input by client

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whmbtv - partner
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Star Financial Bank   317 816.2911 ext. 3138
  46 Monument Circle Indianapolis IN, 46204 #EZ.53262 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   starfinancial.com
    Lindsay Raifsnider | Relationship Manager   Email:   Lindsay.Raifsnider@starfinancial.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: Eagles Nest Flex week availability

Popular choices for flex week reservations are shown by the number of requests. The weeks without more requests than availability do not show the number of requests and should be available to be scheduled a year in advance.

If the graphic isn't showing flex unit requests and available units by week, click the website link below and it follows the steps to submit a listing.


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort  
  Marco Island FL, 34145 #RAWHMBTV.20632 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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A guide: Eagles Nest Friendship list explained

Several years ago Michelle Virkler and Gene Engle established the Eagles Nest Friendship list to facilitate buying, selling and renting Eagles Nest timeshare units with other owners. When Michelle decided to stop, Don Nixon thought it was helpful and volunteered to keep it active.

If this is the first message you have received, simply click "reply" which confirms you received it.

Please include your name, telephone contact and week(s) and unit # you own and you will receive periodic updates and Eagles Nest news.

At some point, if you own multiple weeks, it may encourage trades to avoid a move to a different unit wasting much of a Friday of your time at Marco. However, management now helps you with those moves so it isn't as much hassle.

When new listings are submitted, we usually check current listings and send details to those on the friendship list. All current listings are posted at:
http://www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare
(You can click on the website link following)

If you have a unit to rent, buy, sell or trade, it's easier if you send us details. We post your listing to fit our format to sort correctly. Include your e-mail and telephone contact so interested parties may easily contact you directly.

The list is not affiliated with Hilton and there is no reason to avoid any other means to find someone who may have an interest in what you are listing.

The "Exp" is the date a listing automatically expires. You should get a system generated e-mail the day before your listing expires to remind you to renew it.(*) If details are still correct, simply click reply. That sends us detail to reset the expiration which extends your listing for another 15 days. Clicking reply makes it easier for us to update your listing. (For sale listings usually expire on the 30th day of the month)

The identification number is automatically included so you need not add any message unless you want to change the price or other details. Since these are essentially sent to about 700 other owners, who know how the Eagles Nest time share works, the only pertinent details are week number, unit and price. Listings are then posted in sequential week number order: for rent, for sale and wanted

Since some owners also have timeshares at other properties, we accept those listings, including units an Eagles Nest owner has available at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort next door.  To ignore any of those listings simply add "Eag" in the search box above "Name/business"

When you are in Marco and talk to your friends, see if they are on the friendship list. If they are not, simply send us their contact information. With more owners on the list, the better response you will get.

Currently there is no charge for owners to subscribe to the list or post listings. However, at one point when an owner advised the front desk persons of available units, they were given a "spiff" which I think was $25. If you make an arrangement through the Friendship List, feel free to carry on the tradition for any amount you think appropriate.

There is a fee for non subscribers to submit listings.

The last time I checked, current rental information through Eagles Nest is at this link: (don't rely on this being current)
www.floridagrandvacations.com/marcoisland/eaglesnest_rates.php

Note: If you decide to go through Hilton's program to either rent or sell your unit, you sign an exclusive contract with them and must pay the fee regardless of who initiates a deal. Often transactions through that source may be less hassle.

Vacation planning calendar for Eagles Nest Fri to Fri is included at this link:  (don't rely on this being current)
www.hgvc.com/hoa_calendar/VacationPlanningCalendar.pdf

(*)This is a typical system generated message so you may want to make sure future messages don't go to your junk mail folder.

Listings are automatically posted on several other databases which is why “Eagles Nest and Marco Island” are included in listing details. The phone number listed makes direct contact with the owner on the Friendship List so it does not go through Eagles Nest or Hilton Grand Vacations and is not affiliated with either of those entities.

Friendship List information for each individual is not available to anyone who does not have authorization and is not posted or public. Currently there are more than 600 names on the list and each has a unique id#. If you want to verify someone is on the list, ask for the number and send it to us.

When new information for the Eagles Nest Friendship list is received, it’s posted and periodically an e-mail is sent to those on the list.(*) This e-mail notice is no longer system generated. It will be sent from Don. If you "unsubscribe" to it, you will no longer get any of those updates, although you may still receive system generated notices.

If you are new to the list, you should receive your first e-mail in a day or so. System generated messages are not monitored for receipt and some folks report they do not consistently receive them. I have set up a separate mail to include the updates.(*) You can respond to either one if you have a question.

However, if you select unsubscribe on that list, your e-mail will permanently be deleted.

If your e-mail address changes, you will no longer receive updated messages.

Your submissions are edited for consistency and style, which is standard English with capital letters and lower case as appropriate.

If it's tedious to go through all current listings, you can use the search feature to find specific weeks or for rent or for sale items. Remember to hit the search key at the top of the page and at the bottom right of the top box with fields in it.

To submit information, or if you have questions, simply hit reply. There's no charge to join the friendship list or post information. Suggest you include e-mail contact and telephone number to make it easy for someone to respond to your listing. If you are selling a unit, it's helpful to identify if fixed or flex.

If you don't want to participate, simply hit the reply button and mark "delete" and all your contact information will be deleted.

Thanks
Willard Rohrer

PS - If you have questions simply click the reply button on any message which will identify the listing you have a question about. If you have an interest in any listing, simply click the "Make an offer" button to send an e-mail to the person who has listed the item.


Easy Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.46749 Exp 03-30
    Website Link:   www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilyn monroe  
 
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A guide: Eagles Nest Friendship list owners, how to transfer units sold between owners

Home of the Island Title 5 Star Closing Team!
3 Offices to Serve YOU Best!
1118 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
6300 Trail Blvd., Naples, FL 34108
34880 Burnt Pine Dr., Suite 8, Bonita Springs, FL 34134* by appointment only
239-597-1577 Fax: 239-597-7155

Items needed for closing:
Contract to purchase
Check or other payment
Eagles Nest contract number


Island Title 5 Star Closing   239 394-4888
  1118 N. Collier Blvd Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.36834 Exp 12-30
    Dawnette Norgren   Email:   dmnorgren@it5star.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: Eagles Nest rental rates


You have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the current rental rates.


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort  
  410 South Collier Blvd Marco Island, FL, 34145 #EZ.36903 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   club.hiltongrandvacations.com/en/resort/florida-gulf/eagles-nest-beach-resort/hoa
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: Eagles Nest vacation planning guide calendar

Includes:
Friday to Friday
Saturday to Saturday
Sunday to Sunday


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   239 394-5167
  410 S Collier Blvd Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.29741 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.redweek.com/calendar
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: how to join the Friendship list for Eagles Nest owners on Marco Island FL
Price: $19.95 / annual subscription includes free listings


Click the e-mail link below, provide your contact information and what units you own.

Note: The "Ref" in most listings refers to the telephone number posted, which is the actual owner's contact, not Eagles Nest or Hilton.

Editor's note: This is a test to see if you read the entire listing. For 2021 the annual subscription fee is waived. There is no charge for listings. However, if you use the list and make a deal, feel free to provide a "spiff" of the above fee to the front desk person or persons.


Creative Thinking, Inc.   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.32621 Exp 12-31
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number - which in this example is: 317/844-8189  
 
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A guide: How to make an offer: A guide: Eagles Nest Friendship list owners

Simply click on the "Make offer" button above and e-mail your proposal. It will be sent to the Eagles Nest owner.

Easy Classified Advertizing™  
  #EZ.36856 Exp 12-30
    Ref:   dmn  
 
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A guide: How to make: A change in ownership

Real estate Q&A: How can I help my children avoid probate after I'm gone?

By: Gary M. Singer, Sun Sentinel

Q: I live in a condo in a 55+ community and want to help my children avoid probate when I eventually pass away. What should I do? -- Sheryle

A: This is a question asked of me many years ago by my most loyal reader, my mother. I answered her question in person at the time and will now share that answer with you because my mother passed away this week, and her foresight with this question, and the action we took, will spare us the expense and hassle of having to probate her home.

Kindly remember that everyone's situation is unique, and a newspaper column is not a substitute for the advice of an estate planning attorney.

There are three good choices depending on your situation. The first choice is a Life Estate Deed, where property owners retain ownership of the home for their lifetimes, and when they die, the home passes to their initial choice of recipients without any further action being required. Simply, once the "life-tenant" passes away, the chosen person (or people), known as the "remainderman," automatically becomes the owner. The downside to this choice is that the chosen remaindermen are "vested," meaning their interest in the property is locked in. The property owner cannot later change his or her mind, sell or even mortgage the property without the remainderman's consent.

To fix this problem, an Enhanced Life Estate Deed was developed. This type of deed became known as a "Lady Bird Deed" following an article years ago illustrating its uses by a prominent Florida attorney. The name stuck, as did the document because of its usefulness. This type of ownership is very similar to a standard life estate, but the remainderman's interest in the property is not vested, meaning the homeowner can freely change his or her mind about who takes the property afterward, and can sell or mortgage the property without anyone's consent. This flexibility can also be a downside, since some seniors are susceptible to influence and may be coerced into making changes that are not in their best interest.

The final choice is to set up a living trust. This choice provides the most flexibility and is best for people with more assets to plan for. While trusts are almost all upside, the negative is they are significantly more expensive and complicated to set up than either type of life estate deed.

About The Writer
Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www.sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.

(c)2018 Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Visit Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at www.sun-sentinel.com


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort  
  #EZ.37819 Exp 12-31
    Ref:   Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)  
 
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A tale, master of some

History written and lived as and by for almost 80 years:
Accountant
Boy Scout - Life
CASA volunteer
Choir: Church, College, High School
Coach: College, High School, recreational
Designer
Dreamer
Editor
Helper
Instigator
Judge
MOS: Clerk Typist
Negotiator
Observer
Participant
Partner
Photographer
Player
Pressman
Printer's devil
Proofreader
Publisher
Referee
Reporter
Rider
Teacher
Union negotiator
Writer


Creative Thinking, Inc  
  #EZ.53070 Exp 07-30
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com  
 
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A Timeshare bonus rental week from RCI
Price: $399.00 / per week

(833) 394-0020
info@pes-corp.com

direct: 813/774-4441

RCI bonus weeks for $399, rental for $1,600 limit 6 weeks
Follow up to see if I need sign in data - to do Apr 22, 2021


Premium Event Solutions   833 394-0020
  625 E Twiggs St #1000 Tampa FL, 33602 #RAWHMBTV.21524 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   pes-corp.com
    Jeanne Rogers   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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AT&T Internet Speed test

Creative Thinking, Inc  
  #EZ.53062 Exp 01-01
    Website Link:   www.att.com/support/speedtest/
   
 
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Auburn Evening Star - Auburn Cord Duesenberg Labor Day weekend

There is a story about this Labor Day weekend event and how it did not move to Connersville in 1970, courtesy of:
John Martin Smith
Jack Randinelli
Don Nixon
Tom Nixon
and a few other Jaycees

Labor Day weekend attracts 100,000 for the previous 50 years. The highlight is the auto auction, which funded the museum restoration.


AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM   260 925-1444
  1600 S Wayne St Auburn IN, 46706 #EZ.53002 Exp 07-30
    Website Link:   www.automobilemuseum.org
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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♦ Classified SOP, category stylebook

Going once. Going twice. Sold.  


Post your sale bills here, list all your upcoming auctions for a single flat fee and watch your attendance and sales shoot up.

When someone wants to know more about your sale, s/he will want to know where the sale will take place and specifically what items may be unusual.

Since ads are sorted alphabetically by title, similar items are sorted together. Since the title field is searchable, someone can find special items in this sale, which you can list separately with a full description including, model year, color, size, etc.
 
Provide complete information about sales terms. If you have questions, please use our e-mail contact button below.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.5111 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.auctionsandgaragesales.com
    Willard Rohrer   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   Rohrer, Willard  
 
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♦ Classified SOP, category stylebook - Acceptable ads


One would think acceptable advertising content would not have to have an exhaustive list of that which will not be accepted. But in this day and age, some folks will think of options we have not considered.

All ads we post are subject to our approval and we will look diligently for those which are not appropriate. Click on the "Website Link:" below and in a case like this one, we would hope to catch it so it would not have been posted and then we would follow up and forward all information we have to the proper authorities.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate  
  #EZ.13501 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9859100-7.html
    Willard P Rohrer, Classified Advertising Mgr   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   CNET Networks - c|net.com  
 
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♦ Famous Classified ad


If the ad isn't displayed, search (above in the field box: Brand, subject, title) for "♦ Famous Classified ad"


EZ Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RAWHMBTV.18121 Exp 12-01
    Website Link:   www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Advertising
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn  
 
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Bugle calls

  #CUL.13498 Exp 09-26
    Website Link:   bands.army.mil/music/bugle/
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Bugle calls (Retreat)

  #CUL.13540 Exp 12-31
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Bugle calls (To The Colors)

  #CUL.13541 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   bands.army.mil/music/bugle/
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Circus City - Peru, Indiana

Peru Daily Tribune project

Circus City Festival, Inc.   765 472-3918
  154 N Broadway Peru IN, 46970 #EZ.53004 Exp 07-30
    Website Link:   www.perucircus.com
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Classified advertising

When you sign in, changes you make are recorded so you know who made the most recent update.

The title is important because that is the first search criteria and all listings are sorted alphabetically. The search includes all information in the title and the content.

Release date, expiration date, status and shared are defaults
Categories are unlimited so can be adjusted to make it easier for prospects to find specific interests.

Content describes the product or service and can include graphics or photographs. Best file format is jpg and uploaded from the "Images" field at the bottom of the form.
Fields should be self explanatory, if there is no entry, they have special functions


EZ Classified Advertizing™  
  Indianapolis IN #RAWHMBTV.18101 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.whmbtv.com
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn  
 
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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.


  #CUL.14085 Exp 12-31
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Contemplating Cats

Contemplating Cats

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." --Anonymous

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." --Anonymous

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." --Jeff Valdez

"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats." --English proverb

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." --Ellen Perry Berkeley

"One cat just leads to another." --Ernest Hemingway

"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." --Mary Bly

"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia." --Joseph Wood Krutch

"People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life." --Faith Resnick

"There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats." --Anonymous

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." --Hippolyte Taine

"No heaven will not ever Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me." --Unknown

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." --Albert Schweitzer

"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart." --Ernest Menaul

"Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God." --Anonymous

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." --Colette

"Some people say cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well." --Missy Dizick

"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats." --Colonial American proverb

"Cats seem to go on the principle it never does any harm to ask for what you want." --Joseph Wood Krutch

"I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic." --Anonymous

"My husband said it was him or the cat... I miss him sometimes." --Anonymous

"Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit." --Anonymous


EZ Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.51509 Exp 12-30
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Click the website link below for message if the graphic is not displayed at this site.

The class roster provides updated information for each member and also provides a quick method to provide sensitive news virtually immediately.

Activities:
Band
Bowling
Bridge
Choir
Crew
Fencing - epee, foil
Golf
Racquetball
Rifle
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Table tennis
Tennis
Water skiing


Creative Thinking, Inc  
  Culver IN, 46511 #EZ.53064 Exp 07-30
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedadz.com/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Files
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Custom sails for your boat

Current response to:  polysail.com

polysail.com
is parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy.com.


Polysail   317 385-3444
  Shannon Square, 50 NE Dixie Hwy Ste F2, Stuart FL, 34994 #RAWMRI.19839 Exp 12-21
    Website Link:   polysail.com
    David Gray   Email:   polysail@polysail.com  
 
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Don't be a square...question: how many squares are there on a chess board?

and don't suggest 64. You would be off by a factor more than x 3.

Let us show you how to improve your advertising budget in a similar fashion...by any fashion that helps.


EZ Classified Advertizing™  
  #EZ.43150 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=108
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@ezclassifiedz.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Note: current listings are at this link:
http://www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare


Creative Thinking, Inc  
  #EZ.53063 Exp 07-30
    Website Link:   ezclassifiedadz.com/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Ideas
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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EZ Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RAWMRI.18971 Exp 12-31
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=102
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EZ Classified Advertising™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.30618 Exp 12-31
    Willard P. Rohrer, General/Business Manager   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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EZ Classified Advertising™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  #EZ.30243 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=102
    Willard P Rohrer, Classified Advertising Mgr   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Father's Day

"Fathers linked to healthy families"...

Headlines such as the one above this essay should be relegated to the "Keen Sense of the Obvious" files.

What cadre of nescient dolts does not already know fathers are essential to healthy families, and who among us would waste good money on a study to affirm that which is so abundantly clear?

Alas, certain enlightened folks out there insist holding the institution of fatherhood in high esteem is tantamount to misogyny. For the past four decades, many insisted mothers can do it all. Gloria Steinem, once declared, "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

Maureen Dowd's book, "Are Men Necessary?" may have become the manifesto of the man-hating movement.

Academicians spend tax dollars to research this very question, despite the plethora of family research, which indicates children raised in homes with their biological fathers have a much higher chance of succeeding in life.

Unfortunately, some 25 million American children live absent or apart from their biological fathers. One in three children—and only one in five inner-city children—are in homes with their fathers.

Many moms have no choice but to do it all because many biological fathers have abdicated their responsibility for proper love, discipline, teaching, support, moral guidance and protection for their own family.

"The lack of effective, functioning fathers is the root cause of America's social, economic and spiritual crises."  ~ Dr. Edwin Cole.

The disastrous social consequences of this abdication are clearly evident and well documented. Though many single moms do manage to bring up relatively well-adjusted kids with the help of extended families, churches and schools, the correlation between social deviancy and fatherless homes is irrefutably linked.

"The lack of effective, functioning fathers is the root cause of America's social, economic and spiritual crises," writes Dr. Edwin Cole.

To wit, the truth—and it is a hard truth for men who have abandoned their families, but a harder truth for their children: According to the CDC, DoJ, DHHS and the Bureau of the Census, those 30 percent of children who live apart from their fathers will account for 63 percent of teen suicides, 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated institutions, 71 percent of high-school dropouts, 75 percent of children in chemical-abuse centers, 80 percent of rapists, 85 percent of youths in prison, and 85 percent of children who exhibit behavioral disorders. In addition, 90 percent of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

Children born to unwed mothers are 10 times more likely to live in poverty as children with fathers in their home.

"[The causal link between fatherless children and crime] is so strong that controlling for family configuration erases the relationship between race and crime and between low income and crime," notes social researcher Barbara Dafoe Whitehead. David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values, adds, "[The absence of fathers] from family life is surely the most socially consequential family trend of our era."

So, fathers do matter—as if that were a recent revelation.

In 295 BC, Mencius wrote, "The root of the kingdom is in the state. The root of the state is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its head."

Of course, the traditional family model is clearly ordained by God as evidenced throughout the Old and New Testaments. Every major religion anywhere in the world recognizes an identical family order.

Tragically, the pages of history—especially 20th-century history—are rife with terrible misdeeds of those who were raised without fathers, or with abusive fathers: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, etc.

A strong case can be made certain social policies are directly responsible for generations of fatherless children—particularly black children. Does one political party depend on a vested interest to keep blacks and other "victimized" constituencies dependent on the state.

Sunday, many American families will observe Father's Day. To consdier the irreplaceable institution of fatherhood, we hope these families might also determine how their fathers might extend their roles in outreach to fatherless children:
By mentoring through Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, youth groups, Boys Clubs, and Girls Incorporated;
or by coaching little-league sports,
or teaching in Sunday school,
or becoming a school tutor,
or volunteering to work with high-risk kids through inner-city ministries, to name just a few.

(For more information and resources on parenting, visit First Things First.)


First Things First   423 267-5383 F 423-267-8876
  620 Lindsay Street, Suite 100 Chattanooga TN, 37403 #EZ.27717 Exp 06-20
    Website Link:   firstthings.org
    Ref:   Nixon, Don  
 
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Journalist for WNA or school

Creative Thinking, Inc   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RAWKLU.25759 Exp 12-26
    Website Link:   spectatorusa.com
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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For rent - by Eagles Nest owner, at next door neighbor

Sunset is just as pretty next door south of Eagles Nest

Four(4)  Privately owned units at the Marco Beach Ocean  Resort next door to the Eagle's Nest available for rent. It's just south, the other side from JW Marriott.

Perfect if you want to stay another week, either side of your week. Or better, both sides of your Eagles Nest week for three weeks in SW Florida.

Or if you want guests to visit with you.

Sleeps 4. One bedroom with king bed, sofa bed in the living room.  Full kitchen. On the same level as the pool. Free parking in garage.

See webpage for pictures, availability and rates at http://www.theholidaylife.com (Please specify our units:  506, 510, 701, and 804) or simply click the link below      

Call (239) 349-2494 for availability

They are available year round.  One night rental might be available, depending on the season, or a 4 night minimum


Marco Beach Ocean Resort   704 763-0945, or 704-779-6302 to call Fred
  480 S Collier Blvd Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.32935 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   theholidaylife.com/featured-developments/marco-beach-resort/
    Fred Elsasser   Email:   fred_elsasser@comcast.net   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For rent: day or week, guests, kids or grandkids when at Eagles Nest

Coming early or late and need to stay an extra day or two, just 15 minutes away to avoid the crowded rooms or catch a different plane or invite friends to join you but not stay in your unit.

Please be advised, due to construction arriving guests should not use Barefoot Williams Rd or Price St to access Campground.

Guests should use Collier Blvd (951) to Tower Rd to get to Barefoot Williams Rd and the KOA campground entrance.


Naples/Marco Island KOA   239 774-5455
  1700 Barefoot Williams Rd NaplesFL, 34113 #RAWHMBTV.21576 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   koa.com/campgrounds/naples/
    Anita   Email:   naples@koa.net   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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For rent: week #53

Week 53 = 12/31/21 to 1/7/22

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   630 408-3888 to call Margie
  Villa #3103 week 53 (not an error) Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.53457 Exp 06-30
    Margie Kienlen   Email:   kienlen@comcast.net   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ a January and April through December flex week
Price: $3,500.00

Available weeks: 01 thru 04, and 17-51

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   317 844-8189
  Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.32026 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ week #03 fixed
Price: $20,000.00

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   413 231-6077 to call Joe
  Tower #1004 Week 03 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.53265 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Joe Soranno   Email:   jmsoranno@yahoo.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ week #03 fixed
Price: $16,500.00




Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   720 556-3822 to call Lynn
  Tower #507 - week 03 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.52437 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Lynn Marie Moore   Email:   lynn@globalvoyagesllc.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ week #04 fixed
Price: $19,000.00

one bedroom villa unit 2110 faces the Gulf, second floor with elevator; great breezes; short walk to the pool.

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   423 595-6538
  Villa #2110 Week 04 fixed Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.35619 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Joseph Horton   Email:   JoeHorton@epbfi.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ week #11 fixed
Price: $33,999.00

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   908 432-3813 to Call Tim
  Tower #906 - week 11 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.53456 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Tim Peters   Email:   timp@medactionplan.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For sale: Timeshare ~ week #13 - fixed
Price: $28,000.00

Unusual opportunity to buy the same Tower unit (706) for consecutive weeks (13 and 14) so you do not have to move on Fri

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   317 844-8189
  Tower Unit: 706 ~ Week: 13 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.26947 Exp 06-30
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For sale: Timeshare ~ week #14 - fixed
Price: $28,000.00

Unusual opportunity to buy the same Tower unit (706) for consecutive weeks (13 and 14) so you do not have to move on Fri

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   317 844-8189
  Tower Unit: 706 ~ Week: 14 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.26944 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnestmarco.com
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For sale: Timeshare ~ week #39 - fixed
Price: $9,500.00

Expanded balcony with enough room to store all beach equipment.

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   317 844-8189
  Tower Unit #205 ~ Week: 39 fixed Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.32025 Exp 06-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ week #42 fixed
Price: $8,000.00

It is a lovely corner unit  with 2 extra windows and opened side screen on patio overlooking the Marriott beach and the Gulf.

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   561 734 0895
  Tower Unit #407 ~ Week: 42 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.29852 Exp 06-30
    Teddy Klein   Email:   ltbear@bellsouth.net   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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Price: $1,000,000.00 / and no less

first, get it RIGHT!

Nixon Newspapers, Inc   317 844-8189
  2 W Canal St Wabash IN, 46992 #EZ.53072 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   spectatorusa.com
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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High School and College soccer - coach


Player:
High School: Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana
College:        Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Coach:
(*) High School: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Girls: Carmel, Broad Ripple, Lawrence North, Hamilton Heights
    Boys: Arlington

College:
Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana

(*) Success determined by number of players, each of these teams were start ups, volunteer coach


Creative Thinking, Inc   317 844-8189
  #EZ.53006 Exp 07-30
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com  
 
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Vickie at 5605 W 71st  St branch (329-5060)

Huntington Bank   317 876-1328
  5605 W 71st St Indianapolis IN, 46278 #RAWHMBTV.21616 Exp 07-02
    Website Link:   www.huntington.com
    Corey Kutz   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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I had an idea... (1959) after I knew something about this one from the organizers - Fred Senger and the Peru Daily Tribune

BY CHELSEA MATIASH
AUGUST 17, 2016 5:00 AM EDT
Summertime in most American cities evokes visions of ice cream trucks, swimming pools, and summer camps. But in one small Indiana town, summertime is the season of the circus.

Peru, Ind., known as the Circus Capital of the World, has been home to the Peru Amateur Circus since 1960. Each summer, for eight days in July, 200 young people put on a show that transforms the town of about 11,000 residents into a spectacular festival, culminating with the Circus Heritage Parade.

Tina Leto, a photographer who visited the circus first as a child and revisited the scene periodically, says she remembers wondering, “why is this circus here?”

She set out in 2008 to find answers, discovering that the love of circus ran in the city’s blood. Ben Wallace first brought his circus to the town in the late 1800s. He was followed by scores of traveling shows that established winter headquarters just southeast of Peru. The city was once so ubiquitous with the performances that, in the 1920s, Peru became known on maps as the “Circus City.” But by the 1940s the circuit no longer wintered in Peru, favoring, instead, Florida.

In an attempt to revive its heritage, the city launched Circus City Days in the 1950s. By 1959, high school students were trained to perform a few acts that were so popular that the following year a circus tent was rented for the inaugural Peru Amateur Circus. Leto says the value of the circus transcends the staged acts, serving as a community center. “It’s this community that kind of grows up together.”

No child is turned away from participating, as long as they are age seven to 21. “They’re not looking for just the talented who can shine—of course that is there,” Leto says, “but everybody is allowed in.” Some children come from generations of circus performers, carrying on a familial dynasty, at least at the community level. In one photograph, Tarrin Cooper walks a high wire during the occasional roadshow. She is the great granddaughter of famed lion tamer Clyde Beatty, who went from cleaning cages to owning his own show.

The circus is a vestige “from the halcyon days of the traveling circuses,” Leto says, noting a contrast between the jubilance of circus week and the local economic troubles. “It’s not vibrant. It’s suffering.”

While the summer liturgy is a spirited homage to the town’s past, it is fleeting. The borrowed exotic animals depart following a parade cameo; the ad hoc performers retreat to childhood; and the residents return to the struggling Midwestern town that is the subject of the Facebook page ‘Save Peru,’ dedicated to “promoting local businesses, history, events and the over all love for the town itself.”

But, the magic of the the summer spectacle will, it seems, tenaciously preserve the city’s proud title as the Circus Capital of the World—even potentially taking their talent to the nation’s capital, where the circus has been invited by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to perform at the National Mall next summer.


Circus City Festival, Inc.   765 472-3918
  154 N Broadway Peru IN, 46970 #RABHRN.14772 Exp 07-30
    Website Link:   www.perucircus.com/
    Email:   info@perucircus.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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I had an idea... (1971) when I returned to Wabash

I had been playing racquetball for more than 10 years and we had no courts in Wabash. This building had been office and workshop of Mark Honeywell's Plumbing and Heating business but had been empty for more than several years.

I fixed it so the court ws at the back part of the building, the basement was for ping pong and an efficiency apartment facing Wabash Street upstairs. There was areception room and locker behind and then the court. It was actually about 3 inches too narrow, but playable.

Set it up to have an access card to unlock the door, guaranteed an hour of fixed time each week and unlimited when the court was not scheduled on a first come basis. Limit of 50 card holders.

Not certain who owns or occupies it currently.


Creative Thinking, Inc  
  !44 S Wabash St Wabash IN, 46992 #RABHRN.14784 Exp 07-14
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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I had an idea... (2008) after I knew something about including everyone


After more than 50 years with the family newspaper business, we made it a point to recognize each on staff to recognize their birthday. That effort was appreciated and seemed to be an opportunity to copy that effort which would include every class mate without any kind of solicitation for donations.

Using a feature all would recognize and help from Tom to make my photograph look better it was easy to set up a system to alert all classmates when there was a birthday upcoming and a way to make contact if so inclined. So the messages looked like:


Which would provide contact information and possibly help update records for address and other changes.

So what a notice would actually look like with a different photo and single day with a birthday like:

This is a basic barebones contact system with virtually no actual out of pocket cost, and with volunteer help, not a penny of cost for the school. It's possible to modify the procedure so not only members of the same class year get notices.

Although it would take a bit of effort, it would be possible to identify students with similar interests or activities, for instance, the basket ball team, so every player from earlier or later year classes would get notice when a 1960 class mate had an upcoming birthday.


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Answering phones at the Peru Daily Tribune during 4 weeks of high school basketball tournament, sectionals with all schools, regionals, semi-state and finals.

Passion comes from virtually every high school student attended basketball (boys) Friday nights in small towns and big cities. It was a big deal when small schools advanced, even if it was for only one game and one year. Local newspapers and radio stations covered all those games and the finals at Hinkle Field house had full crowds and radio and television had significant audiences.


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Don Nixon II, former Publisher, Proofreader

Credible sources of information are valuable, respected and reliable. Advertisers like to attempt to gain the same reputation and sources of information often “lend” their reputation to their paying supporters.

It’s begins a tightrope journey from integrity.


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Indiana University Little 500 bicycle race

Request: Nixon Newspapers ­­ The Saturday Spectator™ article: Keeping in contact #47.pdf
and I will e-mail you a copy.

One and done annual event, high drama, top10 finish was highly competitive, only 33 teams, early years at 10th Street Stadium capacity crowds 45,000.

1963 - 3rd
1964 - 4th

iusf.indiana.edu/little500/


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Different kind of team work, need conductor/leader on the scene.

Note: website following doesn't seem to work


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When did the Indiana Hoosiers soccer team start?
Since the program began in 1973, Indiana has more national championships, wins, College Cup appearances, and a higher winning percentage in both regular season and post-season play than any other school in Division I soccer. The Hoosiers have also dominated conference play.
Indiana Hoosiers men's soccer - Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Hoosiers_men%27s_soccer

Actually it had a club team in the 50's and until it became a varsity sport in 1973 it and other big ten schools which had club teams were eligible to participate in the NCAA tournaments at the end of the season. Elon Rothmuller who played in the late 50's was selected as an All American player.

I played four years in the early 60s and 2 0r 3 times went to the NCAA tournament, although memory is not reliable and I couldn't find any details in the Daily Student or Arbutus for those years.

Coach Jerry Yeagley's first year in 1964 was my senior year and it took 10 years to advance to a varsity status. The program is now highly regarded as one of the best in the nation.

May 17 IU attempts to defeat Marshall for 2021 Championship...bracket at:
www.ncaa.com/brackets/soccer-men/d1/2021

If successful it will be the 9th time and the most by any team.
UPDATE: IU lost in overtime 1-nill, now 8/8 win/loss in championship games


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First Saturday in May more than 147 years, we may not catchup, but maybe build something as good

What does it do for Louisville, or Wabash with glads?


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Mehrabian 7-38-55 rule.

 7% of meaning is communicated through the spoken word.
38% percent through tone of voice.
55% percent through body language.


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From:       Merv Hendricks (mhendricks2@isugw.indstate.edu)
Sent:        Tue 11/11/08 12:13 PM
To:         Don Nixon II (dmnixonii@hotmail.com)

Hi, dmn (been a while since I typed that),

It will be next week or the week after, though. I am tied up in editing and designing an 80th anniversary publication for the Hoosier State Press Association — you remember it — and I have until the weekend to finish a 64-page tab. I have 20 pages finished right now, so that tells you what I will be doing with my hours away from my day job this week and weekend. I have been so busy with stuff that I must admit that I have not even looked at the links you sent. I will, however, before we meet by phone and will share them with the group.

And while I have your eyes, Don, let me say that I never appreciated how good Nixon Newspapers was and how good you were as a publisher until some years after I was gone. My days in Wabash, as I look back with white hair, were the best of my career. Yes, I was in some ways a bigger dog in Terre Haute at the papers here, but it never was as much fun, it was never as good of a culture, it was never as positive a place as was Wabash. When I think about a paper being connected with its community, I think of Wabash in those days when NNI was in charge. I really felt that we in the PD newsroom — and the PD in every department -- got to know the community and appreciate it, even though we had a changing cast of characters.

I also know now, which I didn’t know then, how much you let us, encouraged us to effectively experiment. Take the Saturday tab for instance. You gave us a toy and let us play with it. That was gutsy, given that we were all pretty much 20-something snots.

I also recall what I call big ideas that you and Ray foisted upon us — the Sunday paper covering the ceremony of the Wabash light, Ray and Harold’s trip to the Jimmy Carter White House, the Jane Pauley tab, the Bicentennial edition, the 1979 anniversary edition, the Ray Kroc tab. That proved to me that it did not take a major metro to do major metro kinds of projects. Hard work — damn straight! — but rewarding, educational and, after the pain ceased, points of pride.

For all of that and more memories whose brain cells have died, I thank you, first. I thank your late, great dad. And as I often have, I thank Ray, who I generally call or e-mail on Sept. 15, the day I started at the PD (1976).

I regret I was not more appreciative at the time and that I was often a problem in my behavior. If I could take back anything in my professional life, it would not be mistakes or bad news judgments, it would be bad behavior. It’s a wonder I wasn’t fired over and over and over. I deserved it too many times. Thank you for your support.

I still have, BTW, notes you sent me, usually written in blue grease pencil if I recall correctly, complimenting the newsroom on one thing or another. Those are still meaningful and will stay in my files as long as I live.

More than you wanted to know, dmn, but I never could write short!

Peace, love and rock-and-roll,

Merv



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Notice this listing is assigned to Elizabeth Alexander and she doesn't have as much access to the system items under the Main Menu column.

There are more content fields following this listings which should be self evident.


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     Excuse the mess this is in. I built this system more than 20 years ago and have to putz around with it but haven't actually got much traction so this is a new effort using the many years with the old system which was hacked several times and only limps along now. However, I am told whiz kids now can re-write PHP and if enough of you participate, that could be done sooner than later.

     Here are some things you might want to notice on this listing you might have missed.

     The 3 buttons at the upper right on the left, the first lets you see all the new items. The second lets you see if the item is free only if the button shows up, and the third (it will be the second if the "free" button isn't available) lets you print the specific item or all in the list.

     And on this listing, one of the bugs I haven't fixed (I haven't found it, there's a lot of code I don't know), the button on the far left is a video link. It doesn't work for me. Today actually is Memorial Day as I am posting this and it is particularly appropriate to reflect on his message. If the link doesn't work for you, and you can't get it, try searching Google for: God Bless The USA.mp4


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Have a contest for all banks to see how many listings they can post. Handicap number of accounts, trade area, number of businesses, number of churches, etc


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Take your time

Take Your Time  -   Anjula Razdan

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. - Virginia Woolf

Lately, I've been approaching bedtime the way, I assume, marathoners approach the finish line, which is to say, exhausted and in need of a nourishing IV. Buoyed by the frenetic pace of what philosophy professor Al Gini has called the Everydayathon of modern life, I leapfrog from errand to errand, desperate to get my unwieldy to-do list under control.

No longer do I have time in my overbooked life for the kind of roomy, deep-focus activities that used to sustain me.

The bookcase behind my bed is a shrine to my aborted attempts at reading novels, my e-mail inbox a painful reminder of the nurturing friendships I've let drift away. I even have a slow cooker I've never used.

Indeed, many people these days seem to suffer from what comedian Ellen DeGeneres has termed TBS, or Too-Busy Syndrome. We speed date, guzzle Red Bull, race to yoga, schedule Cesareans, and, in the ultimate catch-22, engage in faux-leisure activities such as scrapbooking, which requires us to pack our schedules ever more tightly in order to glean experiences worthy of scrapbooking. Quips DeGeneres: It's enough to make you miss Mayberry, isn't it?

It's a joke, but an apt one. Many Americans, worn out by what former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins calls this culture's mad theology of speed, have started to cast their minds back to the rural values of simplicity associated with small towns like Mayberry, the famously easy and slow setting of The Andy Griffith Show. In fact, four months before the 2004 presidential election, renowned Republican pollster Frank Luntz revealed that lack of free time was the biggest concern among swing voters. Not the economy. Not health care. Not even the war in Iraq... The issue of time matters to them more than anything else in life.

...Perhaps a retreat from modernity and a return, however regressive, to a simpler time is exactly the point for many overworked, overscheduled, and exhausted Americans. After all, Americans are busier now than they've ever been. We work more and vacation less than any other industrialized nation (even Japan, which has a word, kashori, that roughly translates as death from overwork). Global competition, corporate downsizing, and a shaky economy have demanded that we step up our productivity. And, in the ultimate bait and switch, supposed labor-saving devices like computers, cell phones, and BlackBerrys have instead enslaved us, forcing us to be on 24/7 and pushing us to accomplish tasks faster and faster.

Technology, observes Robert Kamm, author of The Superman Syndrome, forces Americans to live at speed, not at depth.

...In truth, we've always been suckers for the promise of a simpler life. Take the popular new reality television show Amish in the City. In a witty analysis in The Washington Monthly (Oct. 2004), Sasha Issenberg claims that we have long romanticized the Amish for their plain ways.

In living Amish culture, [we] see both the purity of a simpler past and a promise of a more virtuous present, Issenberg writes. Americans lionization of the Amish is part of a broader tradition the reactionary anti-urban, anti-consumerist vein in our national life that had its roots among America's first Puritan settlers and has lasted well into the modern age in communities ranging from the crunchy back-to-the-land hippies of the 1960s to the right-wing survivalists of today.

The busier we get, it seems, the more we make a fetish of the simple life. Like Depression-era audiences who lapped up Busby Berkeley's lavishly produced, exorbitant musicals, we'll make do with fantasy if we can't attain the reality.

We weren't always so lost. Aristotle's famous view that we work in order to have leisure held up well into the 20th century, according to Ben Hunnicutt, professor of leisure studies at the University of Iowa. For more than a century prior to the 1930s, American workers successfully lobbied for higher wages and shorter hours, most notably the eight-hour workday and five-day workweek, and there was a widespread expectation that leisure would increasingly come to dominate our lives.

Back then, Hunnicutt says, the American Dream consisted of two things: more wealth and more time to live. And it wasn't just put-upon workers who defined progress as having more leisure time. Liberation capitalists like W.K. Kellogg and Lord Leverhulme (one of the Lever Brothers) viewed the coming age of leisure as the finest possible accomplishment of industrial capitalism. Kellogg even put his money where his mouth was and, in 1930, instituted a six-hour workday in his Battle Creek, Michigan, cereal factories. The result? Not surprisingly, workers spent more time with their kids and in their communities, strengthening both family and civic ties.

So why didn't this utopian experiment spread across the country? The answer is complicated, Hunnicutt says, but one factor is consumerism and the birth of marketing in the 1920s. There was a great deal of pessimism in the 1920s that the economy was not going to grow anymore because people had all they needed. Then this new view comes along that it's possible to convince people to buy things they never needed before, he explains.

That idea of scarcity, that there is never going to be enough, many observers agree, created our desire to have it all and is a big reason why we feel so busy today. We're taught from birth that there's always more to have, more to need, Hunnicutt says. We've created a Frankenstein, a monster that requires us to work continually.

...Perhaps time (or lack thereof) is the ultimate moral issue. That's one of the ideas behind Take Back Your Time (www.timeday.org), a nonpartisan national campaign that aims to lobby Congress with a multi-pronged legislative agenda...Time is a family value, observes national coordinator John de Graaf. Americans talk a lot about family values these days but often leave [that] one out. ...Time, he observes, is an overarching issue that cuts across ideological lines and draws interest from a diverse mix of people. [As Carl Honore says, it's] all about balance.

Be fast when it makes sense to be fast, and be slow when slowness is called for, he writes. Seek to live at what musicians call the tempo giusto -- the right speed.

...Of course, no one says the revolution can't begin at home. There are a number of things we can do as individuals to carve out a sanctuary from our busy lives:

Embrace solitude. Loneliness is the poverty of self, poet May Sarton declared. Solitude is the richness of self. It is only in those quiet, empty moments of repose, when we are finally, blissfully alone, that we can daydream, stare out a window, talk to ourselves, or engage in random thoughts and the luxury of being bored.

Cultivate your inner Dilbert. Use all of your vacation and sick time (even if you're not sick). Overall, American workers gave up $21 billion last year in unused vacation time. Look out for your self...

Focus on the moment. Grate a radish, rub your dog's belly, or simply savor that first glorious sip of morning espresso, and you will understand what novelist Henry Miller meant when he said, The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Cancel your plans with someone. He or she will love you for it.

Reconsider your dream job. Leisure professor Ben Hunnicutt says we have unreal expectations about fulfilling our creative urges and realizing our humanity and changing the world through our jobs. I see very little hope for a reevaluation of leisure until our expectation that the American Dream is fulfilled by a job that is rewarding, has a good salary, and so on, begins to change, Hunnicutt says.

Engage in proactive television watching. Television, many experts say, is a big reason we feel crunched for time. We park ourselves on the couch intending to watch only one, maybe two, shows, and hours later, we're still there...

Learn to say no. Be mercenary about your engagements.

Reject e-mail's Pavlovian ping. Train people to expect a response an hour, a day, or even a full week after they e-mail you.

Grating a radish or e-mailing someone a week late may not exactly seem revolutionary. And yet, making our nation's collective fantasy of slowing down a reality could ultimately save us. As Mark Slouka writes in Harper's Magazine (Nov. 2004), Idleness is not just a psychological necessity. . . . It constitutes as well a kind of political space, a space . . . necessary to . . . democracy . . . by allowing us time to figure out who we are, and what we believe; by allowing us time to consider what is unjust, and what we might do about it.

...Perhaps it's too much to hope for, but taking on the modern culture of busyness may be one way to bridge our ideological divide. Lack of free time, after all, is an everyday civic issue that affects us all. Busyness remains our national theology, but if we slow down and allow ourselves to just be, we may start to heal.

As the monk Thomas Merton said, It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am, the more affection I have for them. . . . Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.

[Anjula Razdan is a senior editor of Utne. Edited from an article in the January/February 2005 issue of UTNE: www.utne.com ]


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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

- Original Message -
From: "jmd doc"
To: "Don Nixon"
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:33:09 PM
Subject: Re: Message to the board

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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Bill Orrison
Don, You are certainly providing value and a great service with this website and emails.!!
Bill Orrison
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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.
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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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The World Pickleball Ratings will:

Automatically include match results from sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments run on pickleballtournaments.com. Tournament directors will have the option to exclude match results from their tournament in WPR calculations. No need to upload results through an app after each match.
Generate graphs of each player’s ratings changes on a match-by-match basis.
Incorporate league and team pickleball matches

Ratings based on historical matches will be calculated and posted to player's pickleballtournaments.com profiles within 60 days with integration into tournament registration and play to follow shortly thereafter.

World Pickleball Rankings
World Pickleball Rankings Update

Six tournaments are now complete, including the major Delray Beach Open and the just completed US OPEN Pickleball Championships.

The World Pickleball Rankings encompasses 30 tournaments over the course of the year. Open and Senior Open players earn points based on tournament placement and number of wins. Major tournaments provide bonus points. The top 10 tournament results will be factored for each player. Watch the excitement build in 2021!

Next tournament up is the Cincinnati Open.
e-mail from: PickleballTournaments.com
Player Email - New Ratings coming soon!  Apr 30, 2021


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History lesson:
Helped establish the Indiana State Racquetball Association and Wilson Sporting Goods was principal sponsor to the "Tour of Indiana" series of tournaments.

After playing racquetball with Mrarco Island friends in 2010 a few (Howard Reed and Bruce Hayne) introduced pickleball as an upcoming activity with tournaments in LaBelle FL, I made contact with Wilson to consider working with me to establish pickleball in Naples FL for outdoor and planned a separate event for indoor at French Lick IN. (See: https://www.usopenpickleballchampionship.com) - notice the missing "s"?









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town of Plainfield requires permit for garage sales and restrictions, but there is no charge

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Include coin in player package as a bonus or a certificate to register for coin with instructions

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Every year of the event have the year (2021) somehow displayed on logo so anyone who participates the following would have the same fee for that year. Any one gets to the semi finals or finals get discount for the following year. All participants receive a bit coin.

WKLU only for people on ladder make offer button to report scores also wklu forms for sign up and what needs to be done to set up matches, tickets for domination amount, set up so pay is to administrator and $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 - maybe over $25 to me ($1 no fee)

To do:
Set up web link to go directly to listing and category


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US Open umbrella

US Open Indoor Championships™
US Open Pickleball Championships®
US Open Sailing Championships™

US Open Challenge(™)

History:
ACD
Circus City
INSRA
Indiana Racquet Sports (Midwest Badminton)
Gladiolus Festival
Eagles Nest Friendship list

Little 500
IU Soccer 1960 high school, college, coach: high school, college (Burroughs qtr)
Hoosier histeria one class high school basketball

Portrait
TV Plus
China
Feature Svc
Weekly remote printing pioneer

Merv

Bowling league names
Drama - cinderalla champion chance
Trophy - Borg Warner, Stanley Cup
Ring
State contests so many winners, players
Draw names board for each year


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Remembering NSGA Super Show in Atlanta GA

Provide media event
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Vendors
Retail


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Wabash Racquetball Court
Price: $50.00 / Annual dues


After the Auburn Evening Star and Printing Company was sold I moved back to Wabash. Several store fronts on Wabash Street between the Plain Dealer building on Canal Street and Hill Street at the top of the hill, were not popular for walk in traffic. Turns out the one empty at the alley was at one time Mark Honeywell's Plumbing and Heating Office.

Although only 20 by 60, I was enough interested in racquetball, it was sufficient to put in a court and an office in front with a small locker and a small apartment upstairs.

I charged an annual $50 fee, guaranteed an hour each week to play and open play for times not reserved for number of members limited to 50. Honor system and if there was something wrong when a member arrived, the previous member who signed in was responsible for damages. Never had a problem.


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Wanted to buy: week 08

Prefer a Villa

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Prefer Villa

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Wanted to rent: week #02

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Wanted to trade: Your Week #38, 39, 40, 41 or 42 at Charter Club, for my week #39 at Eagles Nest

Want to trade for a week at Charter Club.

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All images © MIGUEL LASA.

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You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to....

◝Arguments needn't be about shouting or imposing your will on someone. A good argument shouldn't involve screaming, squabbling or fistfights, even though too often it does. Shouting matches are rarely beneficial to anyone.

◝The aim of an argument - or of a discussion - should not be victory but progress. Make sure you know essential points you want to make. Research facts you need to convince your opponent.

◝Before starting an argument think carefully about what it is you are arguing about and what it is you want. This may sound obvious. But it's critically important. What do you really want from this argument?

◝Do you want the other person to just understand your point of view? Or are you seeking a tangible result?

If it's a tangible result, you must ask yourself whether this result you have in mind is realistic and whether it's obtainable. If it's not realistic or obtainable, then a verbal battle might damage a valuable relationship.

◝Spend time thinking about how to present your argument. Body language, choice of words, and manner of speaking all affect how your argument will come across.

◝You should spend more time listening than talking. Aim for listening for 75 percent of the conversation and giving your own arguments 25 percent.

◝Think carefully about what arguments the other person will listen to. What are their preconceptions? Which kinds of arguments do they find convincing.

◝There are three main ways to respond to an argument:
1) challenge the facts the other person is using;
2) challenge the conclusions they draw from those facts; and
3) accept the point, but argue the weighting of that point (i.e., other points should be considered above this one.)

◝Arguments are not always as good as they first appear. Be wary of your opponent's use of statistics. Keep alert for distraction techniques as personal attacks, red herrings. Look out for concealed questions and false choices.

◝Keep it simple and clear. Be brief, don't rush.

◝Always choose clarity over pomposity! Be short, sharp, and to the point, using language easily understood.

◝Be creative to find ways out of an argument that's going nowhere. Is it time to look at the issue from another angle? Are there ways of putting pressure on so that the other person has to agree with you? Is a compromise possible?

This is absolutely the key: What do you want from this argument? Humiliating, embarrassing or aggravating your opponent might make you feel good at the time, but you might have many lonely days to rue your mistake. Find a result that works for both of you. You need to move forward. Then you will be able to argue another day.


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z US Open Challenge™

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z US Open Challenge™
Price: $5.00 / correct registration inforation

Courtesy Fee
Reinstatement Fee


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