How it began: The idea for forming an association for HOA Board Members and On-site Resort Mangers stemmed from an email sent in late 2009 to TimeSharing Today from Jesse Cetano, an HOA Board Member at a resort in Stateline, NV. As a result of that email, Shep Altshuler, TimeSharing Today's publisher scheduled a series of conference calls among several Board Members and several industry experts to determine the level of need for an association of this type.
Those exploratory conference calls ran through most of 2010. The signal was clear - We needed to move forward. In early 2011, The TBMA Advisory Committee was formed and the Inaugural Meeting of TBMA was held at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort, Scottsdale, AZ in October 2011. Over 20 resort delegates came to support the meeting along with approximately 40 industry professionals and speakers. The late Jerry Sikes delivered the Keynote address. Jerry lent his experience and support to help make that historic meeting a tremendous success. Based on the positive feedback from attendees and the generous financial support from our sponsors, TBMA has been able to establish itself and the leading education resource for owner-controlled timeshare resorts.
TBMA held its second meeting in Orlando, FL in April 2012. Total attendance grew to 100 and participating members again confirmed the need for TBMA as an important resource and forum for networking among our members. Through the hard work of the TBMA Advisory Committee and the active participation of the attendees, industry professional and sponsors, our third highly successful meeting was held in San Diego, CA in October 2012. Over 130 total attendees participated in TBMA San Diego. Subsequent meetings have included Las Vegas 2013, Orlando, FL May 4-6, 2014, San Diego, CA, October 26-28, 2014, TBMA Providence, May 17-19, 2015, and TBMA Denver, October 25-27, 2015, TBMA Orlando, Florida, May 15-17, 2016, and TBMA Tucson, Arizona, October 16-18, 2016. Our next meeting will be TBMA Providence 2017 held in Providence, Rhode Island, May 21-23, 2017.
TBMA provides -
- A clear mission and purpose
- Tools for planning and implementation
- Professional sources
- Communications among members
We have identified the key issues facing timeshare HOAs and everyone agrees that TBMA delivers an on-target, dynamic, information packed educational agenda.