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 email@example.com 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.
Contributed 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
The topic of when the developer plans to transfer control of the Association invariably comes up at the Annual meeting. It is understandable that Members want to know when they can take control of the Association. If the subject comes up in the future, Members will be referred back to this post for answers.