C.A.R.E Elects Officers At Semi-Annual Conference And Presents Richard Gallardo Award

The Cooperative Association of Resort ExchangersThe Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (C.A.R.E.) has announced the result of elections held at its 46th semi-annual gathering in Montreal, Canada.

Re-elected as Vice Presidents were Alain Carr of American Resorts International of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois and Jeanette Bunn of Travel To Go of San Diego, California. Both will serve three-year terms. Lucia Camara of Getaway Secrets was elected as a Vice President for a one- year term.

 Cohen of Condo Vacations, in Tampa, Florida received the prestigious Richard Gallardo Service award for his volunteer service to help improve the organization. Cohen is the president, for Condo Vacations and serves on C.A.R.E’s Member Benefits and Speaker Committees. The award is presented annually in recognition of service to C.A.R.E. and was created in honor of Richard Gallardo, who faithfully served the organization for many years. Recipients are nominated and selected by the C.A.R.E. Board of Directors.

Attended by over 100 member representatives, the April conference was held at the Marriott Montreal Chateau Champlain and featured an exhibit of products and a display of C.A.R.E. members’ businesses, products and services.

C.A.R.E. has recently formed a task force, headed by Alain Carr, to create parameters for a new software system, which will help C.A.R.E. members match inventory with each other. Once fully operational by early fall, the new system will be linked to the C.A.R.E. website enabling member companies to request and deposit vacation time.

Commented Carr, “This will allow us to maintain our non-profit status and still provide our members with an additional benefit. Once it is operational, I believe it will help CARE member companies work far more efficiently with each other.”

C.A.R.E. is a non-profit international trade association founded over 20 years ago with members in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. The association offers over 2,500 vacation properties and services to over a million vacation owners and members. The C.A.R.E. member base of approximately 175 companies is comprised of resort developers and service companies, property management firms, homeowners associations, rental and exchange organizations, and travel clubs engaged within the vacation industry whose goal is to offer members the tools to provide outstanding vacation services while remaining committed to the highest standards and ethics.
C.A.R.E. programs assist diverse entities to increase revenue, fully utilize inventory and enhance owner/member vacation experiences. www.care-online.org

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