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Pismo Creek R.V. Resort, Inc.

Volume 2  Issue 10

N O I T C E N N O C E D I S CREEK

November 2011

Back Row L-R: Cherri Armer, Social Activities; Howard Boos, Special Projects; Larry Orth, Vice Chair; Mark Bunch, Treasurer; Front Row L-R: Susan Hernandez, Secretary; Vicki Ketchie, Chair; Kim Moore, Fundraising

New Board Sworn In

Coming Attractions November Craft Faire See page 15 New Year’s Eve Party Coming soon Make plans to join us Page 1

Reservation Calendars Available See page 17

You are cordially Invited to Attend Thanksgiving Dinner In the Clubhouse Thursday, November 24th at 1:30pm See page 15 for details


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Inside this issue: Letters to the Editor As some of our members have requested, the Creekside Connection will now include a Letter to the Editor section. The Creekside Connection welcomes your letters. You may email your letter to: IngerHudson@gmail.com or mail it to the office at 98 S Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 or fax them to 805-773-4436. Letters should be no longer than 250 words. Shorter, e-mailed letters are preferred. Your letter must be signed and include your address, phone number and membership number. Writers are limited to one letter per issue. The Creekside Connection reserves the right to edit letters for length, clarity and taste. Not all letters will be published. Inappropriate content or language will not be accepted.

Visits with Vicki Welcome New Members

3 4

Camp Host Corner Sept Financials

5 6-7

Meeting Minutes New Furniture

8-9 10-11

October Financials Meeting Minutes

12-13 14

November Events Thanksgiving in the Park

15 15

Meeting Minutes Sad News

16 17

Reservation Calendar Calendars

17 18-20

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Annual Meeting October 27, 2012 Pismo Creek R.V. Clubhouse


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Visits with Vicki: SCENARIO ONE RATIFIED WITH OVERWHELMING SUPPORT The Annual Meeting was called to order at the park shortly after 10:00 a.m. on October 22, 2012. There was tremendous attendance from our members and an overwhelming ratification of the Budget for 2012. In past years, the staff and Board members were counting heads to ensure that a quorum of memberships was present and worried whether or not enough members would attend so that business could take place. According to our official membership records, 82 memberships needed to be present to conduct business. Actually, there were 130 memberships that attended the meeting. Sincere thanks to each of you who made the effort to attend the meeting and ensure that business could be conducted. Your presence and interest in the future of the park is critical to ensuring the solid future of our resort. Ann Wilson, park counsel, swore in the new Board members: Howard Boos, Kim Moore, and Cherri Armer. It was a rousing meeting with members expressing their opinions on a myriad of issues. It seems like the most asked question or concern was the sale of memberships. Most members were concerned that the price was too low and needed to be reviewed. The Board has agreed to review the price of the memberships within the next few weeks. The purpose of the sales was to offset the budget shortfall for 2011 and to address the repair and replacement of the roads during budget year 2012 without an assessment of the membership. The selling price of the current memberships was based upon an average of the last five memberships that were sold by members. The average turned out to be $7,200. The Board raised that average to $7,500 and included no waiver of the transfer fee owed to the park. As of this writing 17 memberships have been sold. Other issues that were addressed included the repair and upgrading of the cabins, the office and the clubhouse. There were questions about the budget for 2012 and future plans for the park.

The ratification vote was taken and Scenario One was adopted by 124 of the memberships present at the meeting. The ratification vote serves as a bell weather to the support of the current Board and both the financial direction of the park as well as the physical condition of the property. Sincere thanks go out to Bruce Barnett for all his work with the staff and Board to prepare the 2012 budget with forethought for upcoming years. Thanks are appropriate for Mark Bunch, our new Treasurer, for his presentation and aid in explaining the new budget to the membership. Also, thanks to the staff for all their work in preparing and facilitating the meeting. Steve and his team put together the furniture and the room with a sound system that was quite sufficient. Also, thanks to Inger and her team for checking in all the members, providing handouts, and being available for actual facts and figures if necessary. The Boards hats are off to both Steve and Inger for their park reports and hard work in preparing for this Annual Meeting as well as their faithful service to the corporation. The Board began a new tradition this year. A perpetual award for the Volunteer of the Year Award and Camp Host of the Year Award were adopted for presentation annually. These award recipients are decided upon by the staff given the fact the staff works so closely with these individuals. Steve presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Howard Boos. Sue Hernandez, who has the Board responsibility for Camp Hosts, presented the award to Bob and Vivienne Kuster. The perpetual plaques will hang in the Clubhouse. Additionally, each award winner took home a plaque for their homes. Bruce Barnett was presented with a plaque from the Board for his outstanding service to the park and to express thanks for putting the park on a sound financial footing for the future. Because Gary Dilley had finished his three years on the Board he was given an engraved watch honoring his hard work and dedicated service to the park during his tenure. Gary will remain as an advisor to the Board until the park roads project is completed. An Organizational Meeting was held right after the Annual Meeting. Excited new members were welcomed and assignments were made as (Continued on page 4) Page 3


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follows: Chairman, Vicki Ketchie; Vice Chairman, Larry Orth; Secretary, Sue Hernandez; Treasurer, Mark Bunch; Special Projects, Howard Boos; Social Activities, Cherri Armer; Fund Raising, Kim Moore. Sincere thanks to each of the Board members for enthusiastically assuming their new roles in park matters. Dues letters will be going out during the month of November. According to the new ratified budget, the dues will be $440.00 per year and are due and payable upon receipt of the statement. The gate fees will increase to $10.00 beginning on the 1st of January, 2012. The Board will also begin a review of the rules for the park. If you have some suggestions or thoughts, please let Inger know at the park. She will compile a list of suggestions for the Board to review. You can call the park office at 805773-4434 or email Inger at ingerhudson@gmail.com to share your thoughts. The Board voted to use one of the membership sales to fund the purchase of new furniture throughout the park. There are now queen sofa sleepers and side chairs in all the cabins and new sofas and chairs in the loft, the clubhouse and the puzzle room. There are also new mattresses on all the beds in the park. This effort will hopefully aid in getting the rental occupancy rates up for the future. A look toward updating the interiors of the cabin will begin in the very near future. Board members are actively

Pismo Creek R.V. Welcomes their newest members, We’re so glad you’ve joined! David & Louisa Preston Ruth & Henry Acosta Jim & Gayle Burnett Bob & Edith Vitale Darren & April Bennett Jacob & Diana Caine Page 4

pursuing the roads project at this time and will be able to make those updated reports soon. Your Board wishes to extend to you all a Happy Thanksgiving and the abundance of blessings of family and friends. Pismo Creek R.V Resort, Inc. is blessed with wonderful members and a beautiful place to spend time with friends and family. We have so many blessings for which to be thankful. The park will be preparing a Thanksgiving Dinner in the Clubhouse on Thanksgiving Day. If you are going to be able to attend the dinner, it would be advisable to let the office know so that the Thanksgiving committee can prepare an accurate amount of food. Your Park will be providing the turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy. All attendees are asked to bring a side dish or a dessert when they attend. Many thanks go out to Howard Boos and Larry Orth for their hard work in cooking the turkeys and hams and preparing the remainder of the dinner. Also sincere thanks to all the volunteers who have agreed to help prepare and serve the meal. To each of you I wish that you will have a blessed Thanksgiving Day. And, know that we will all be remembering our men and women in uniform throughout the world who are vigilantly safeguarding our nation and its citizens.

Brent & Dawn Davis Robert & Orlanda Meneses David & Linda Kaiser John & Sheila Malone Paul & Julie DeSantis Patricia Brunett

Vicki Each Week in Our Park: Horseshoes Daily at 10am & 4pm Bingo Tues & Thurs At 7pm Potluck Wed at 6pm Ice Cream Social Sat at 2pm


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Camp Host Corner

Hello one and all, I am looking forward to working with the new Board this year. Along with my duties as Secretary, I will also be helping to coordinate the Camp Host Program. If you would like to volunteer to be a host, please contact Inger Hudson in the office at 805-773-4434 for an application. Thank you, Susan Hernandez

Thank y

ou

Annual Dues will be going out the middle of November. Please remember to change your auto bill pay so that your payments are sent here to the office:

We are so grateful for our October Camp Hosts! We had returning Camp Hosts extraordinaire, Bill and Louise Harrah and our wonderful firsttimers, Bob and Janet DeSherlia. The staff gives our thanks to these folks for helping out during the annual meeting as well. For the month of November, Gert Watrous is flying solo as our Camp Hostess. Thanks ever so much Gert for coming back and being such a wonderful Camp Host.

The Staff

98 S Dolliver St Pismo Beach, CA 93449

$17,000 (Includes Corporate membership)

2007—27’

Keystone Springdale Trailer One owner. Like new. Call—559-901-1366 Sharon Bayless Ken Bruce Gene & Wilma Cruse Lois DeGeorge Bill Graham Claude & Marjorie Henry George or Vicki Houts Marvin Karnes E.J. Opinski Sharon Rold

Corporate Memberships For Sale Please contact owner directly. Memberships are listed alphabetically. $ 8,500 $10,000 $ 9,000 plus half of the transfer fees $ 9,700 plus transfer fees $ 9,250 $19,500 includes Komfort trailer see above $17,000 includes Keystone trailer above $ 8,000 $ 9,500 financing available $10,000

559-734-0851 661-204-8144 661-822-7822 or 661-332-3254 559-449-9873 805-903-3768 SOLD 559-283-8895 or 559-901-1365 SOLD SOLD 559-930-3443 or 559-875-9067 Page 5


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PISMO CREEK R.V. RESORT, INC. STATEMENTS OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES (Income Tax Basis) September 2011 September 2011

January—September 2011

Member Income: Member Dues

23,135.00

206,053.00

Other Member Income

84,380.00

125,432.00

Total Member Income

107,515.00

331,485.00

Rental Income: Space Rentals

12,682.00

118,461.00

Apartment Rentals

1,165.00

10,915.00

Cabin Rentals

4,565.00

38,665.00

250.00

500.00

Rental Cancellations Total Rental Income Other Income:

18,662.00 2,028.00

Total Other Income Interest Income

168,541.00 14,579.00

2,028.00 64.00

Total Interest Income TOTAL INCOME

14,579.00 733.00

64.00

733.00

128,269.00

515,338.00

Members Expense: Bank Service Charges

369.00

3,965.00

(2.00)

(24.00)

Depreciation Expense

4,768.00

42,912.00

Liability Insurance

2,036.00

17,850.00

Real Estate Taxes

4,651.00

41,008.00

Professional Fees

807.00

8,954.00

Election Expense

0.00

664.00

Cash Over/Short

Total Member Expense

12,629.00

115,329.00

Park Expense: Utilities

9,384.00

82,147.00

Wages

14,980.00

157,268.00

Park Expense

4,014.00

32,399.00

Board Member Expense

1,275.00

8,244.00

Misc Expense

4,777.00

28,878.00

0.00

10.00

Income Tax Expense Total Park Expense

34,430.00

308,946.00

Total Member and Park Expenses

47,059.00

424,275.00

$81,210.00

$91,063.00

NET OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) Page 6


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PISMO CREEK R.V. RESORT, INC. ASSET, LIABILITIES & MEMBER’S EQUITY STATEMENT September 2011 Current Assets: Cash On Hand

670.00

Cash in Checking

29,307.00

Cash in Operating Savings

141,143.00

Cash in Reserve Savings

200,465.00

Total Cash, Checking and Savings

371,585.00

Accounts Receivable

(340.00)

Accounts Receivable–Other

1,650.00

Total Accounts Receivable Prepaid Expenses

1,310.00 16,472.00

Total Prepaid Expenses

16,472.00

Total Accts Rec and Prepaid Exp

17,782.00 389,367.00

Total Current Assets Fixed Assets: Fixed Assets

2,964,029.00

Less Accumulated Depreciation

(332,428.00)

Total Fixed Assets

2,631,601.00

Other Assets: Retainer – Wilson & Wilson

2,500.00

Total Other Assets

2,500.00

Total Fixed and Other Assets

2,634,101.00

Total Assets

3,023,468.00

Liabilities & Equity Liabilities Property Tax Payable Bed Tax Payable Deferred Dues & Assessments Accounts Payable—Other

27,612.00 2,025.00 70,724.00 1,058.00

Total Liabilities

101,419.00

Equity Capital Contributed Member’s Equity Net Income Total Equity Total Liabilities & Equity

1,975,000.00 855,986.00 91,063.00 2,922,049.00 $3,023,468.00

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PISMO CREEK RV RESORT, INC. EXECUTIVE SESSION Meeting Location Conference Room Friday, October 21, 2011 Called to order: Executive session: 1:30 PM Chair, Vicki Ketchie, called the meeting to order. Directors Present: Vicki Ketchie, Chair Gary Dilley, Vice Chair Susan Hernandez, Secretary Mark Bunch, Treasurer Larry Orth, Director Steve Steinberger, Operations Supervisor and Inger Hudson, Office Supervisor were also present for part of the meeting. Finalize plans for Annual Meeting: Vicki reported that we currently have eight hundred twenty seven (827) members; therefore eighty-three (83) members need to attend the annual meeting for a quorum. Steve and his “crew� will set up the chairs Saturday morning.

Operations Supervisor Report (copy attached): Steve reported on projects that have been completed and his plans for setting up for the annual meeting. He also reported on upgrading the Wi-Fi with Charter Cable vs. Norcast. He was asked to obtain complete figures from Norcast and Charter Cable for full service with both for telephone service and WiFi. Steve will report his findings to the Board at the November meeting. Office Supervisor Report (copy attached): Inger reported on office personnel, DigitalRez program, camp hosts, Quickbooks and other duties and projects that are being handled in the office. She advised the Board of two (2) one day seminars that are coming up that she thought would be of interest and helpful for she and Steve. The first one, Project Management, is scheduled for 11/14/2011 in San Luis Obispo; the second, Human Resources for Anyone with Newly Assigned HR Responsibilities, is scheduled for 12/9/2011 in Bakersfield. After discussion Susan made a motion that both Inger and Steve attend the Project Management Seminar and Inger attend the Human Resources seminar. Reimbursement for mileage and meals is to be included. Mark seconded the motion. Passed.

Susan announced that the Inspectors of Election, Bob & Vivienne Kuster and Jack & Betty Slentz will count the votes for the Budget Scenarios.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Buildings: Steve reported that carbon monoxide detectors have been installed in all cabins. He was asked to purchase them for the loft and office.

Insurance Changes: Larry advised the Board that he had received quotes for the Workers Compensation insurance from our agent for five (5) companies ranging from $725.00 with Employees Insurance to $1,067.00 with First Comp. The liability and property insurance is with Philadelphia Insurance Company who specialize in campgrounds. The annual premium for this policy is going up approximately $300.00.

Property Tax Appeal: Inger reported that she received a response to her inquiry about lowering the property taxes. CalARVC suggested we have an expert look into our case. His charge would be approximately $5,000.00.

Larry made a motion that we continue as is with insurance with regard to liability, property and health coverage and change the workers compensation insurance to Employees Insurance. The motion was seconded by Mark. Passed. Thanksgiving Day Dinner: Howard Boos will be cooking the turkeys. Other members will provide the rest of the meal. Page 8

After discussion by the Board it was decided to not pursue this further. Besides the cost for the expert, there is no guarantee that the taxes would be reduced. In fact, after a reevaluation the taxes could go up. Define Groups: There seems to be some confusion when it comes to defining groups and whether to be counted as a group, all five (5) must stay in RV sites or if they can also stay in the cabins or loft. Also there was a (Continued on page 9)


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After discussion it was decided that a group should remain at five (5) and could use sites, cabins or loft.

Cooking for Groups: There was a discussion about who should be allowed to cook meals for groups. After discussion Gary made a motion that meals be prepared only by licensed and bonded caterers; seconded by Larry. Passed.

Approval of Minutes: Gary made a motion that the minutes for the Board meetings of September 5, 2011, September 16, 2011 and September 17, 2011 be approved; seconded by Larry. Approved.

Roads: Gary listed the approximate figures for redoing the roads: asphalt roads $85,000.00; valley gutters $58,000.00; entrance $19,258.00; office ramp $3,850.00.

Treasurer’s Report: Mark presented a graph showing park occupancy and financial information which led into a discussion regarding financials and use of the park.

Correspondence: Vicki said she received letters from Ken Sorensen & Carol Cudmore, Doug & Judy Thompson, Richard Homesly and Elmer & Elsie Patterson.

New Furniture: Vicki reported that the new furniture for the cabins and loft will be delivered Tuesday, October 24th.

Budget: Bruce Barnett came to the meeting at this point to go over the proposed budget. He and Mark will go over how they want to present the proposed options to the members at Saturday’s annual meeting.

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question whether three (3) could be a group if using only cabins or loft.

ID Cards: Inger is checking into programs that can be used for issuing new ID cards. They will have a picture of the member and a bar code that can be used to open the gate. Children authorized to use their parent’s membership will get their own cards.

All Board members signed a Confidentially Agreement. Meeting adjourned 5:07 PM Susan Hernandez, Secretary

P I SM O C R E E K R . V. R E S O R T, IN C .

Treasurer’s Report Well the annual meeting is over and a majority of our members support us in raising the dues and gate fees to maintain the funds necessary to operate our park from year to year. I speak for myself but I know it was a very hard decision for all of us on the board to make and present to our membership. But, we did what was best for the park. Thank you members for your support. Our Chairman’s goal was to operate within the budget, develop a professional atmosphere, repair all deferred repairs, repair the road without assessments, and maintain the proper membership level to support the park both now and in the future. That’s about half of what our Chairman did for our park.

Thanks Vicki for your leadership and direction. We have a big year ahead of us and we will work to better our park and maintain a comfortable, safe place for our families to enjoy for years to come. Membership involvement is important for our success. Please keep involved. Come join us at the park and stay awhile. We need you here. We have been experiencing low usage levels at the park and we all know how beautiful the park is in the winter time. So come, stay and enjoy our park. Thanks, Mark Bunch Page 9


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They’ve arrived...

The Main room in the Clubhouse and the puzzle room have brand new furniture...chocolate brown and oh so comfy, or so I’m told. The loft and the cabins now have new furniture as well. Each of the sofas make out into a queen size bed. Page 10


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PISMO CREEK R.V. RESORT, INC. STATEMENTS OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES (Income Tax Basis) October 2011 October 2011

January—October 2011

Member Income: Member Dues

23,076.00

229,128.00

Park Membership Sales

22,500.00

127,500.00

Other Member Income

3,680.00

24,112.00

Total Member Income

49,256.00

380,740.00

Rental Income: Space Rentals Apartment Rentals Cabin Rentals Rental Cancellations

15,904.00

134,365.00

500.00

11,415.00

3,602.00

42,267.00

162.00

662.00

Total Rental Income Other Income:

20,168.00 1,277.00

Total Other Income Interest Income

188,709.00 15,856.00

1,277.00 73.00

Total Interest Income TOTAL INCOME

15,856.00 806.00

73.00

806.00

70,774.00

586,111.00

Members Expense: Bank Service Charges

357.00

4,321.00

0.00

(24.00)

Depreciation Expense

4,768.00

47,680.00

Liability Insurance

2,036.00

19,886.00

Real Estate Taxes

4,602.00

45,610.00

Professional Fees

3,270.00

12,224.00

Election Expense

0.00

664.00

Cash Over/Short

Total Member Expense

15,033.00

130,361.00

Park Expense: Utilities

9,006.00

91,153.00

Wages

17,467.00

174,735.00

Park Expense

2,655.00

35,054.00

Board Member Expense

1,988.00

10,231.00

Misc Expense

3,775.00

32,654.00

0.00

10.00

Income Tax Expense

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Total Park Expense

34,891.00

343,837.00

Total Member and Park Expenses

49,924.00

474,198.00

$20,850.00

$111,913.00

NET OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)


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PISMO CREEK R.V. RESORT, INC. ASSET, LIABILITIES & MEMBER’S EQUITY STATEMENT September 2011 Current Assets: Cash On Hand

815.00

Cash in Checking

29,781.00

Cash in Operating Savings

145,823.00

Cash in Reserve Savings

200,508.00

Total Cash, Checking and Savings Accounts Receivable

376,927.00 (340.00)

Total Accounts Receivable Prepaid Expenses

(340.00) 10,212.00

Total Prepaid Expenses

10,212.00

Total Accts Rec and Prepaid Exp

9,872.00 386,799.00

Total Current Assets Fixed Assets: Fixed Assets

2,967,795.00

Less Accumulated Depreciation

(337,196.00)

Total Fixed Assets

2,630,599.00

Other Assets: Retainer – Wilson & Wilson

2,500.00

Total Other Assets

2,500.00

Total Fixed and Other Assets

2,633,099.00

Total Assets

3,019,898.00

Liabilities & Equity Liabilities Property Tax Payable Bed Tax Payable Deferred Dues & Assessments

27,612.00 2,201.00 47,186.00

Total Liabilities

76,999.00

Equity Capital Contributed

1,975,000.00

Member’s Equity

855,986.00

Net Income

111,913.00

Total Equity Total Liabilities & Equity

2,942,899.00 $3,019,898.00 Page 13


Creek Side Connection PISMO CREEK RV RESORT ANNUAL MEETING Pismo Creek R. V. Resort Club House Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:10 AM Call to order: Chairperson, Vicki Ketchie called the meeting to order at 10:10 AM. All board members were present. Vicki welcomed all to the meeting and advised everyone that during the member comment sections there is a three minute time limit. Flag Salute: The flag salute was led by Larry Orth.

budget. Bruce advised the members that there is a projected shortfall of approximately $58,000.00 by the end of the year. Park usage has been down 8 – 10% this year. We are selling memberships to reach a maximum of eight hundred sixty (860) memberships. If these memberships are sold there would be additional income of $130,000.00 $140,000.00 by the end of the year. Gary Dilley made a motion to accept the budget as proposed under scenario 1; seconded by Larry Orth. Susan Hernandez polled the Board members for their vote: Gary Dilley – yes; Vicki Ketchie – yes; Larry Orth – yes; Mark Bunch – yes; Susan Hernandez – yes. Motion unanimously approved.

Invocation: Vivienne Kuster gave the invocation. Introductions: The board, camp hosts and PCRV legal counsel, Ann Wilson, were introduced. Quorum report: There are currently eight hundred twenty-four (824) members in good standing. Susan Hernandez reported that there were one hundred twentysix (126) memberships represented with an additional few members coming in late. Eighty-two (82) members were needed for a quorum. Buildings and Grounds Report: Steve Steinberger, Operations Supervisor, reported on the projects that were completed throughout the year (copy of Steve’s report is attached). Office Report: Inger Hudson, Office Supervisor, gave a report on memberships, meetings and projects that are being worked on in the office (copy of Inger’s report is attached.) Financial Report: Mark Bunch reported that there was a 52% occupancy rate in the park in September. Total income for September was $20,690.46; total expenses for September were $47,059.51. Eleven (11) memberships have been sold for a total of $82,500.00. Mark made a motion that the financial report be approved; seconded by Larry Orth. Approved. Election Results: Vicki Ketchie introduced the newly elected board members, Cherri Armer, Howard Boos and Kim Moore. Administration of oath to all board members: Ann Wilson administered the oath of office to all 2012 board members. Presentation of Budget for 2012: Mark Bunch and previous treasurer, Bruce Barnett, presented the proposed Page 14

Budget Discussion: Vicki opened a discussion period for those members who had completed the Budget forms. Those speaking or asking questions during this period were: Paul Hernandez, Steve Starnes, Libby Fouse Miller, Augusto Altamera, Bob Weigandt, Richard Weller, Patsy Hood, Clarence Peters, True Cantrell, Ruth Headley, Gloria Kerker, Rod Hitchcock, James Berry and Leta Ward. All questions were addressed and answered by Vicki Ketchie, Gary Dilley, Bruce Barnett, Mark Bunch and Ann Wilson. Ratification of Budget for 2012: The vote was taken for Scenario 1. Ballots were counted by the Inspectors of Election (Bob & Vivienne Kuster and Jack & Betty Slentz). Scenario 1 passed with one hundred twenty-four (124) votes. With an overwhelming number of votes in favor of scenario 1, a vote was not called for on scenario 2. Recognitions: Volunteer of the Year Award: The staff voted and Steve Steinberger presented Howard Boos with this award in the form of a plaque. Camp Host of the Year Award: The staff voted on this and Susan Hernandez presented this award to Bob & Vivienne Kuster. Perpetual plaques for Volunteer of the Year and Camp Host of the Year will be placed on a clubhouse wall and new names will be added each year. Vicki Ketchie presented a plaque to Bruce Barnett, former Treasurer, for his dedication to putting our park on a solid financial footing both now and into the future. Vicki Ketchie presented outgoing board member, Gary Dilley with an engraved watch and thanked him for his time and service. (Continued on page 16)


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Look what’s happening at the Coast in November... November 5: 32nd Annual Marching Band Review Marching Bands from around the area compete in several divisions in this annual event. Bands compete on Dolliver between Hinds and Main Streets from approximately 9 to noon. Awards will be presented on the pier at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 800-443-7778

November 18-24 Tallship Lady Washington Visits Morro Bay with dockside tours and short adventure sailings

November 4-6: SLO Vintners' 21st Annual Harvest Celebration The SLO Vintners' 21stAnnual Harvest Celebration Weekend. Winemaker dinners featuring great local cuisine paired with the best SLO Vintners wines. On Saturday over 50 wineries and restaurants will be participating at the biggest party of them all at the beautiful Avila Beach Golf Resort. Sample great wine and food, bid on live and silent auctions, and enjoy music and more. Free admission to Sunday open houses at the wineries. For tickets and more information go online to www.slowine.com or call 805-541-5868.

visit http://www.morro-bay.net/visit/ tallships.htm for more information

Nov 24th

Christmas Concert & Parade—Nov 27 Grace Bible Church provides a Christmas Music Chorus at the Gazebo with a 70-piece Choral & Instrumental group on Sunday followed by our annual Christmas Parade, Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting. Plan to join us for the entire weekend!

Holiday Craft Faire Attention all crafters: It’s that time of year again to sell your holiday decorations and goodies. Please sign up in the office so that we may reserve a table for you to display your items for sale. Donations for your table, to the park, will be greatly appreciated. 0438D Let your friends and family know about this event… the more the merrier. Cherri

Thanksgiving in the Park! When: Saturday Nov. 26th, 2011

Everyone staying the park will receive 2 free tickets to the dinner. If you plan to bring a guest you must buy them a ticket by Monday, November 21st. Guests are $5.00 each. The Park provides the Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, Coffee & Tea If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a side dish enough for eight people. If your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a dessert enough for eight people. EVERYONE, please bring your own place setting and beverage. Page 15


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Open Forum: Vicki opened the open forum to those members who completed the Open Forum form and reminded everyone that their time to speak is limited to three (3) minutes. Those speaking or asking questions during the open forum were: Jesse Pino, Raymond Maynard, Victoria Reinhardt, Larry Marshall, Roberta Miller, Pat Patterson, Leta Ward, True Cantrell, E. J. Opinski, Maggie Hayes, Gloria Kerker, Mac McCullen and Rod Hitchcock. Questions were addressed by Board members and legal counsel, Ann Wilson.

PISMO CREEK RV RESORT, Inc. Organizational meeting Conference Room Saturday, October 22, 2011 Call to order: Organizational meeting Chair Vicki Ketchie called the meeting to order at 2:04 PM Directors Present: Vicki Ketchie, Chair Susan Hernandez, Secretary Mark Bunch, Treasurer Larry Orth, Director Newly Elected Directors Present Cherri Armer Howard Boos Kim Moore Ann Wilson, park attorney was also present. Election of officers for 2011/12 was opened by Vicki Ketchie. Larry Orth nominated Vicki Ketchie as Chairperson, seconded by Cherri Armer. No other nominations were made. Voice vote unanimously elected Vicki as Chairperson.

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It was brought up that the August minutes stated that the $150.00 PCRV transfer fee was being waived on memberships sold. Mark Bunch advised the members that this needs to be corrected. The fee was not waived. Larry Orth made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; seconded by Mark Bunch. Passed. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1:43 PM

Susan Hernandez, Secretary

Mark Bunch nominated Larry Orth as Vice-Chair, seconded by Susan Hernandez. No other nominations were made. Voice vote unanimously elected Larry as Vice-Chair. Larry Orth nominated Susan Hernandez as Secretary, seconded by Cherri Armer. No other nominations were made. Voice vote unanimously elected Susan as Secretary. Cherri Armer nominated Mark Bunch as Treasurer, seconded by Larry Orth. No other nominations were made. Voice vote unanimously elected Mark as Treasurer. Vicki made the following appointments: Howard Boos – Special Projects Cherri Armer – Social Activities Chair Kim Moore – Fund Raiser Chair Ann Wilson spoke on how the Board should work and stressed confidentiality and the fiduciary responsibility of the Board. New Board members signed Confidentiality Agreements. Larry made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; seconded by Susan. Passed. Adjourned: 2:25 PM

Susan Hernandez, Secretary.


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Sad News: Patricia Ann Ringsdorf Barcellos was born in Burt, Ia. on October 20, 1935, and went to be with her Lord on Friday, September 30, 2011. She moved with her parents to Laton, Ca. at the age of 13. Pat attended Laton schools and then College of the Sequoias in Visalia. While attending Laton High School she met the love of her life and husband of 56 years, John B. Barcellos. They began their married life in 1955, and relocated to New Mexico where they had a dairy. In 1965, they settled for good in Caruthers where Pat took care of the home front and raised their four children. Pat's work career included banking and, most notoriously, a variety of positions over many years at Caruthers High School. She and John retired in 1997 and traveled throughout the States. She loved all aspects of gardening and was an avid walker including a milestone round-trip hike through the Grand Canyon. Pat had made many dear friends over the years and spoke often of being truly blessed with their friendships. She taught her family what life was all about through her constant faith and love. A Funeral Mass to celebrate her life was held on October 7, 2011. Remembrances in her honor may be made to the Caruthers Garden Club; or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Pat, your friends at Pismo Creek RV will miss you. John, our prayers are with you.

Saturday, December 3, 2011  Annual Holiday Parade

Theme: Magical Holiday Memories  Time: 10:00 a.m.

Fee: Free

The parade begins at 16th Street, travels west down Grand Avenue and finishes at the Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue. This is one of the only daytime parades in San Luis Obispo County! Bring the entire family and enjoy entertaining floats and service groups.

Can you find it? Somewhere in this newsletter is a Member’s Membership Number. Find your number, call the office and win a free weekend in the Park!

Membership # Contest

Once again we have to say sorry to last month’s “winner”. Last month the winning number was 0931C hidden in Here’s the Scoop on Groups on page 19. The “winners” Robin & Anita Hatch, never called in to claim her prize. Pismo Creek R.V. Resort, Inc. Reservation Calendar 2012

Photo by Steve Steinberger

Be sure to call the Office to pre-order your 2012 Reservation Calendar We’ll have it ready for you the next time you’re in the Park.

To make reservations call 805-773-4434

Saturday, December 3, 2011  Santa's Workshop - Art and Craft Faire And Holiday Tree Lighting

Changes on the Horizon: The office hours may be changing December 1, 2011

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (immediately following the parade)

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Fee: Free

New hours will be:

Location: Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue

Monday—Friday 9am to 5pm

Come and visit over 25 artists and crafters who have created unique, handcrafted gifts for you and your loved ones this holiday season. Festivities include a visit with Santa, fun activities for kids, demonstrating artists and crafters, and live music! To reserve your space at the Art and Craft Faire, or to find out more information, please contact the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 473-4580.

Saturday—10am to 3pm All transactions will be handled during these hours.

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January 1 Carlin Soule’ Memorial Polar Bear Dip Festivities begin at 9:30am, dip at noon Cayucos Pier

Don’t miss THE Party of the Year!

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival The 16th Annual Celebration of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival will be held January 13-16, 2012. We are thrilled to announce that our Saturday evening keynote speaker will be Jon Dunn, who is considered one of the primary experts on field identification in North America.

Bring in the New Year by running into the ocean! (Some wear costumes). For the brave / insane and the people that love to watch. Free certificates to all that More info to come... take the plunge. Even if you just intend to watch, wear your bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel you just may decide to join in. (No wetsuits allowed - that's cheating.) Festivities begin at 10 AM; all run into ocean as mass group at noon. (Most leave as mass group at 12:01, if not sooner.)

Every Martin Luther King weekend over 450 birders visit Morro Bay, California, a Globally Important Bird Area, to see, photograph, and learn more about birds. Over 200 species are usually sighted during the Festival weekend.

Saturday, December 31st In the Clubhouse Doors Open at 8:30pm

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To make reservations call the office at 805-773-4434 December 2: The Official "Light Up Pismo Beach" Ceremony The official lighting of the city of Pismo beach and Shell Beach - 6pm. City Officials and Local Dignitaries join city residents and our guest from near and far to throw the switch that will light up the city and mark the official start of the season. » December 2: Holiday Harmony & Tree Lighting Holiday Harmony will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Beach Bum Holiday Rental parking lot (off Dolliver & Pomeroy) in downtown Pismo Beach. Kids will have fun with fresh snow, a bounce house, crafts and cookie decorating. Santa will be in Santa's Village, and the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Pismo Beach Pier. Join Santa and carolers at the Beach Bum Holiday Rental parking lot at 5:30 p.m. before he makes his way to the tree lighting ceremony on a fire truck. Participants can enjoy hot drinks and listen to carols as the tree is lit. Kids can have their picture taken with Santa. The entire event is free. For more information, contact the Pismo Beach Recreation Division at 805-773-7063. » December 8: Holiday Stroll Pismo Beach merchants along Shell Beach Road help visitors get into the holiday spirit from 5 to 9 p.m. Shopping, refreshments, live music, grab bags for the kids and a Surfin' Santa will be on hand. For more information, visit sbig.org . December 4th Lighted Boat Parade Visitors come from hundreds of miles to see this annual event. All shapes and sizes of boats are decorated for the holiday season harbor cruise. A Spectacular sight to see! Contact: Phone: 877-478-9477

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CHANGE OF ADDRESS: PLEASE call the office and inform us if you have any address or phone changes. Thank you.

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Pismo Creek R.V. Resort, Inc. 98 South Dolliver Street Pismo Beach, CA 93449 Phone: 805-773-4434 Fax: 805-773-4436

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Month-At-A-Glance Art in the Park At Dinosaur Cave Park  Nov 6 Daylight Savings Time Ends  Nov 6 SLO Vintners’ 21st Annual Harvest Celebration in Avila Beach  Nov 4-6 32nd Marching Band Review  Nov 5 Veteran’s Day Celebration On Pismo Pier  Nov 11 Christmas Concert/ Parade In Arroyo Grande  Nov 27


PCRV November 2011 Newsletter