Contributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair
The Transition Committee welcomes Roy Chamberlin. Roy and wife, Leslie, have owned property at the Village for several years and spend nine months here and the other three in the Mesa area.
Roy was an educator for thirty-seven years teaching middle school math and counseling high schoolers. He served in many leadership positions as math department chair, counseling department chair, district math coordinator, Career Ladder Executive Board and as the head negotiator for the district which included the finance committee for over 15 years.
Roy believes in giving back to his community and has volunteered in the Jaycees organization, coached volleyball for middle school through varsity levels for thirty seasons, middle school basketball (boy’s and girl’s) and sponsored student council, Lion’s Quest and Link Crew. He also enjoys pickleball, golf, Bunco and billiards. We look forward to utilizing his skills in the tasks we will perform in representing the community in our transition process.
Contributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair
Ellis Jay Clem, known as “Jay”, has owned a Life and Disability and Health Insurance agency for the past 30 years. His major market was professional disability for doctors and attorneys, and small group medical. More recently his agency is providing Medicare counseling for seniors.
Prior to insurance, Jay was a protestant minister, serving as pastor. He has a BA in Bible Literature and Theology along with post graduate studies that include Seminary, Social Work, Addiction and Recovery. His background in Christian Ministry includes directing a juvenile delinquent diversion program and administration. He also developed medical and non-medical alcohol treatment programs for Community Hospital in Fresno, California which required working with various governmental agencies to secure funding from state and federal sources.
This project required forming a Non-profit Corporation to open an extended stay treatment program for addicts.
Later Jay went into sales and became Branch Manager for Dictaphone. As Dictation sales declined due to changing technology, his knowledge of the medical industry created the perfect transition into Insurance sales. He opened his own Independent Agency in 1995 and now has enjoyed the rewards of that industry. He and wife, Karen, are now semi-retired and split their time between Peoria, Fresno and here in our White Mountain Vacation Village.
We welcome Jay to the Committee and look forward to utilizing his strengths in program management and administration to fulfill our due diligence requirements to the community. The Committee is now “official” with the minimum three members and can begin our work. We still have room for up to five members. If any residents have skills and interest that would be an asset to the tasks we will be performing, please contact Linda Lulkovich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-809-7007.
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Murray to the Transition Committee. Don and his partner, Sandy Hudgens, have owned in the Village since 2006. Don and Sandy helped form the Activities Committee and served on the committee for five years.
Don’s background in engineering and management, his experience as an owner and operator of commercial real estate, and service to the community on the Activities and Advisory committees will allow him to make a valuable contribution to the Transition Committee during this important time in White Mountain Vacation Village history. The Board looks forward to working closely with the Transition Committee and welcomes Don’s willingness to serve.
Contributed by Linda Wright Lulkovich
So, I have been asked “Who Am I?” which I think really means, “What makes me qualified to serve on your Transition Committee”? I will try to give you some background information.
I was born in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1956. I attended Scottsdale High School and later graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Secondary Education. After working in education and raising a family, I realized my interest and expertise was better suited for the business world so acquired a real estate license and sold real estate in Scottsdale. That position created a path for over 35-years in mortgage lending working in many capacities and eventually opening my own business, Hacienda Lending, Inc.
To be licensed in Arizona in both lending and real estate, one is required to attend classes, pass school and state tests, pass background checks and pledge to subscribe to behavior of the highest integrity. Additionally, the state requires many hours of continuing education each time you renew your license. Both my licenses are kept current. The nature of both businesses requires an understanding of all aspects of the business to include contracts, valuation, underwriting guidelines and documentation, law, insurance and so forth.
Additionally, I have worked with property owners’ associations in both lending and real estate related transactions. I have also served in leadership of FireRock Ridge HOA. This experience was very helpful in getting the training needed to understand the specific functions of the HOA management business.
Last, I believe in giving back to my profession and community. I proudly served the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals in many leadership capacities over the years and was named “Arizona Mortgage Professional of the Year” in 2000 and 2014. I have also been involved in Rotary International where husband, Tom and I have volunteered in many activities, service and leadership. Rotary District 5510 recognized me with the Rotary District “Service Above Self “award in 2007. Now I am looking forward to serving this community too along with your help and support.
The Village Activities Committee Chair has been vacant since the end of last season and therefore we will have no staffed Activities Committee this year. However, Mike Palma has volunteered to chair the Activities Committee for the upcoming 2018 season.
In the past, activities have been proposed and driven by our Activities Committee. We had some great times and wonderful memories. This year we are embarking on a different path. Each member of our community can come forth with their ideas/plans for this summer’s activities. These ideas will be reviewed covering content and to ensure they are targeted for our community, selecting those with the greatest chance for success. Each proposed activity must include a complete description of the activity and associated cost; and if required, the names of those who will participate in that activity. Upon acceptance by the Activities Committee Chair, a date for the activity will be set up and an announcement will be posted. Financial assistance to cover the difference between what members pay to attend the activity and the remainder will be arranged at this time as well. So, get your groups together and send your suggested ideas/plans to Mike Palma at email@example.com.
In 2016 the Association entered into an agreement with HOAMCO to take over maintenance of the Village. In May of last year, HOAMCO hired a maintenance company, Mountains Best Landscape owned by Mike McGee.
Mike has been in the landscape business in Tucson for over thirty years and at one point had a staff of more than one hundred employees. He sold his company and retired ten years ago, then opened Mountains Best Landscape in the White Mountains in 2014.
Business has grown exponentially ever since its inception! Mountains Best Landscaping provides landscape maintenance, artificial grass and sod, irrigation installation and repair, paver patios and driveways and much more.
Mike is married with three grown children, four grandchildren and one more on the way! He enjoys golf and off-roading during the beautiful summer months.
Mike and his capable staff have done an excellent job maintaining the Village common area. Mike is a valuable asset to the Village and we are excited to have Mountains Best on our team.
Frankie is a third generation Arizonan and has been coming to the White Mountains since childhood. She purchased in the Village because of the beautiful trees and because it is located in town.
Frankie’s professional background was as an operating room nurse for thirty-five years. The last fifteen years were in management. She was also a real estate broker in the 1980’s, working in a family-owned Century 21 office in Yuma. There she combined nursing and real estate, both part-time. She worked way too many hours.
Her interests include embroidery, reading, family history and political campaigns. Frankie managed two campaigns for a candidate for our state legislature, being successful each time.
Frankie has been married twice, both husbands predeceasing her. She has two daughters and one son. All are successful and dear to Frankie. She has two granddaughters and two grandsons who fill her with joy every time she thinks of them. She has eight step-grandchildren with whom she shares birthdays and holidays.
Frankie hopes everyone will consider volunteering in the Village for there is no better way to get well acquainted with your neighbors. She is leading by example by volunteering to serve on both the Advisory and Activities Committees.
Born in Ohio, Linda moved with her family to Arizona in 1956. She attended Scottsdale High School and later graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Secondary Education. After teaching and raising a family, Linda realized she was more suited for the business world. She acquired a real estate license and sold real estate in Scottsdale, Arizona. That position created a path for her thirty-five year career in mortgage lending working in many capacities and eventually opening her own business, Hacienda Lending, Inc.
In her personal life, she has been married to Tom Lulkovich for over thirty-five years. Linda and Tom live at Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley during the winter months where they enjoy an active lifestyle. They have four children and ten grandchildren. Having spent fifty plus years of hot summers in the valley, Tom and Linda acquired a second home last fall in the Village and plan to spend six to seven months in the pines. They call this home their “Lean To”.
Linda believes in giving back to her profession and community. She has proudly served the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals in many capacities over the past twenty years and was named “Arizona Mortgage Professional of the Year” in 2000. She has also been involved in Rotary International where she and Tom volunteered in many activities, service and leadership. Linda was recognized with the Rotary District “Service Above Self” award in 2007.
Tom and Linda enjoy all sorts of cards, games, dancing and especially wine tasting. They are anxious to establish their roots in the Village community. Building new friendships and having good times is what they look forward in this new chapter of their lives.
Several people have volunteered to do the legwork for a directory for the Village. A number of you may remember one from several years ago. This will be similar. The plan is to have two ways to find people; one by unit and lot number and one alphabetically by name. There will also be a map of the Village included.
The directory will be paid for by vendors who have done work for Village people and want to advertise for more business in the Village. Anyone wanting a copy of the directory will be charged a small fee to off-set the cost. It is unknown what that fee will be at this time.
The Association cannot provide addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for this purpose. If you would like to be included in the directory you will need to download the form on the Village People website and get it to Jo Lindsay or Frankie Coulter. The information will only be included in the directory if the form has been signed. Down load the form here.
Carol was born in a small town on the Michigan side of Lake Michigan. She always thought she should be near the water. However, after she moved to the mountains of Colorado she knew she was meant to be a Westerner.
Carol spent eight years in Colorado graduating from high school and college and teaching. She then spent the next thirty-eight years in New Mexico where she taught early elementary school. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Tom.
Carol and Tom arrived in Show Low two years ago when Tom, who is a pilot, came to work for Sunrise Air Medical. By then they had become full-time RVers so were very excited to find such an awesome place in the Village. It’s become their little slice of paradise!