Village Transition Committee Update

Image result for transition imagesContributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair

The Transition Committee is now formed and ready to begin work.  It has been a bit slower than anticipated due to recruiting efforts, vacations and general conflicts.  The Committee now has four members:  Linda Lulkovich, Don Murray, Jay Clem and Roy Chamberlin.  We want to reach out to the Village to let you know our plan of action.

This Committee has been tasked with doing the “due diligence” required to learn the status of the entire WMVV Recreational Subdivision Association (RSA).  We must inspect everything from financials, inventories, systems and their function to maintenance, management and insurance.  You can find a checklist for guidance that we have adopted at:  http://mulcahylawfirm.com/publications.php.  There is also a complete list of our Responsibilities and Duties published in the Committee Charter at: http://wmvv.org/transition.html.

You will see there is much to do.  We expect the transition timeframe to span about 18 months.  Our work, in conjunction with developer sales, will control the timing issue.  It is important for you to understand our role and function.  We are not a decision-making body but rather a group with skills needed to review various aspects of the RSA.  Where we do not have the expertise, we will contract professionals who possess the skills needed.   To begin our work, we must be familiar with the background.  We are presently reviewing the RSA documents (CC&R’s, Articles, Bylaws, Maps, etc.).  As we accomplish the various components on the checklist, a summary report will be made along with recommendations.

Community members will be kept informed of our progress on a regular basis through this BLOG publication.  Recognizing that effective communication helps to establish harmony in the community, we welcome input from members.  However, we do want to emphasize again that we are not decision-makers.  We are fact-finders.  The Advisory Committee is your first stop for expressing concerns about the Community.  They will forward those concerns to us where appropriate.  Please give them an opportunity for resolution first.  That said, we do want to be aware of your matters of interest.  There are many areas where we may not have first-hand knowledge and you do.  For example, defects within the common areas and the like.  So, please feel free to talk with any of us on the Committee at any time.  You can also email me at:  lendwright@cox.net or phone 602-809-7007.  We value your opinions, welcome your thoughts and ask you to share them with us.

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Meet Roy Chamberlin – Transition Committee Member

Contributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair

Image result for transition imagesThe 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.

Meet Jay Clem – Newest Addition to the Transition Committee

Image result for transition imagesContributed 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 lendwright@cox.net or 602-809-7007.

Meet Don Murray – Transition Committee Member

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.

Meet Linda Wright Lulkovich Transition Committee Chair

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.

Life is Short. Do Stuff that Matters

Image result for TEAM imagesContributed by Linda Wright Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  Jane Goodall

 So, to that end, we need a few residents to step up and serve on the Transition Committee.  The Board has recently chartered this Committee and is seeking qualified residents to apply.  The Committee members will have a sincere interest in doing the necessary “due diligence” to insure the integrity of White Mountain Vacation Village Recreational Subdivision Association (RSA) at transition from Declarant control to owner control. Continue reading