Imagine purchasing a home that includes for one price a health club membership, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, swimming pools, lapidary, camera, computer clubs, live entertainment events, movies, enrichments classes, bus tours and so much more. The home carries a deed restriction that forever obligates you and future owners of the home to pay yearly membership dues. A retiree’s dream come true, right?
The annual dues begin to climb. What was once affordable becomes confiscatory. The song, “Welcome to the Hotel California” starts playing in your head.
You grow more alarmed when the Board of Directors of this 501C3 non-profit tells members to expect dues increases every year in perpetuity.
Many member comments are directed at the proposed authorization for the Green Valley Recreation (GVR) CEO to enter into negotiations with Kino Landing officials for GVR participation in services at a proposed new development at that property.
Most believe that such an authorization is unwise and outside the authority of the Board of Directors of GVR.
First, the basic charter of GVR as a not for profit organization is to provide facilities and services for its members, not to engage in a partnership or arrangement with a profit-making company in a manner which could be competitive with other businesses in the area.
Second, GVR is limited to providing services within its authorized boundaries and the site of Kino Landing is outside the current boundaries and any revision of those boundaries requires a vote of the membership, not the Board.
Third, any operation of a facility as described that is not a GVR facility appears to be outside the scope of GVR; and any member services within the boundary would require that living units involved would necessitate payment of Initial Fees for each such unit.
Therefore, the proposed action is outside the scope of proper Board action at this time, if ever.