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Board President's Report

February 14,2006
Golden Vista RV Resort Homeowners Annual Meeting
Presidents Report:
I would like to thank Dell McKinney and her staff for a great year. Every year when we return to the Valley of The Sun we find things cleaned and polished and ready to go. In Addition to the great job done by our staff I would also like to thank all of our volunteers who help us operate so efficiently.

This year some of our friends are not with us for a variety of reasons. I personally lost a good friend who was a friend of the Resort, we will miss Tom Boggs. In the past when a question came up the answer was usually "call Tom". Today when we have to deal with the infrastructure of Golden Vista we remember how good we had it in the past.

2005 has been a year of change in how your Board of Directors can function under the Statutes of the State of Arizona. When three or more Board members are gathered it's a "public meeting". One of the most significant issues we have had to incorporate into our meetings is to allow Homeowner participation on issues the Board will be voting on. This has somewhat slowed the process but it has aided the Board in acting on issues important to the Homeowners.

Another change that was initiated in 2005 is the practice of presenting an issue to the board for research and discussion and voting on that item at our next Board meeting. This has been done to allow a more complete understanding of the issue and to allow greater Homeowner input into the potential changes in your Resort.

Through the good management of our staff we have been able to increase our Reserve Fund. We're now entering into our first "real" Long Term Planning for the Resort as the Board begins to look at a process to deal with future operations and repairs and Resort improvements. As part of the ongoing maintenance items the Board is responsible for last year the Tennis courts were rebuilt and twin drain pipes were placed under the courts from the North side (Rock Hound) to the South side (Nightdigger) that should prevent the annual flooding of the court area.

One of my personal goals for 2005 was to follow the Roberts Rules as closely as we could, that goal has prevented me from participating in Board discussions because Roberts suggests the role of President/Chair is that of facilitator not opinion director. I have been able to depend on the good judgement of my fellow Board Members and generally maintain that facilitator role, Thank you each one for your leadership.

Volunteers are always needed and much appreciated and they make Golden Vista what it is, a place we can all be proud of. I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to follow your interests and ideas on how we can continue to improve Golden Vista.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Leroy Gibson, 2005 President, Golden Vista Board of Directors