Bluebeard's Castle Old News

October 2012

Elections provided no change to the Boards due to lack of owner voter turnout. Change cannot happen without owners voting.

January 2012

New General Manager at the Castle.

We would like to thank Margaret Johnson for her 3 years as Bluebeard’s Castle General Manager and congratulate her on her new position with SPM's corporate office.

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mikhail Shamkin. Mikhail has been promoted to General Manager of Bluebeard’s Castle Resort. Mikhail has many years experience employed in the hospitality industry and previously was the Maintenance Director at the resort. Please join us in wishing him much success in his new role.

April 2011

Grand Re-opening took place in April 2011.
For more info, please go

Spyglass Newsletters for April are

2010 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting was held on OCTOBER 30, 2011
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, PA


The Hilltop Villas Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. A
quorum of 25%, using one for timeshare intervals and fifty two for whole unit owner
intervals, was necessary by proxy or in person and 29.70% was achieved and reconciled.

The Board of Director election results were counted and are as follows:
Candidate/Votes Received
Roena Bergman 236
Darrell Brown 58
(Herbert) Lee Dozier 60
Kenneth Drew 302
John Enrietto 660
Mark Farrell 679
Robert Ficken 546
Lydia Hill 244
Charles (Chuck) Keltch 661
Tina Peterson 251
Janet Sands 247
Scott Williams 681

(The above includes the voting block from the Whole Unit Owners of 462 votes)

NOTE that the meeting was adjourned and was never officially ended thus the election remains in doubt but the sitting Hilltop Board has continued to act as if they were officially elected.

There were no quorums for the other Associations thus no changes to the Boards were made.

Here are the election results for the 2009 annual owner's meetings.

PIRATES’ PENSION (top 5 elected)

1. Robert Bobowski 102 votes
2. Gordon Goldsmith 102 votes
3. Carol Keltch 91 votes
4. Troy Engle 20 votes
5. Harry Doerr 20 votes

HILLTOP VILLAS I & II (top 5 elected)

1. Scott Williams 797 votes
2. Chuck Keltch 780 votes
3. Leonard Caiger 773 votes
4. Judge Mark Farrell 773 votes
5. John Enrietto 759 votes
Tina Peterson 141 votes
Ken Drew 6 votes (write-in, not on ballot)
Richard Cornell 6 votes (write-in, not on ballot)
Peter Davitt 5 votes (write-in, not on ballot)
Nick Goodpaster 5 votes (write-in, not on ballot)

VILLAS I - No Quorum – Board of Directors remain the same

1. Richard Fleck
2. Darwyn Harris
3. Ruth Mattoon

VILLAS III - No Quorum – Board of Directors remain the same

1. John Enrietto
2. Mark Farrell
3. Kenneth Gardner
4. Julius H. Van De Voorde

Weekly Schedule - Food & Beverage/Castle Traders

Banana Tree Grille
Serving Dinner Tuesday – Sunday (5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
Happy Hour 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
[Closed Monday]

Room With A View
Serving Dinner Monday – Thursday (5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
Happy Hour 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday (5:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.)
[Closed Sunday]

Cabana Bar
Serving Dinner Wednesday – Monday (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Happy Hour 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
[Closed Tuesday]

Life’s a Breeze at Bluebeard’s Castle (The Pool Bar)
Serving Breakfast and Lunch 7 Days a Week (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Castle Traders (resort store)
Open 7 Days a Week (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
[Closed Monday due to illness]

September, 2009

2009 Annual Owner Meeting Proxies and Ballots

There are some owners who have not received their owner packet for the annual meeting. Please click below to obtain a pdf version of your proxy and ballot. Please note that you can vote for none of the candidates and return your proxy and ballot for quorum purposes only. You can also vote for as few as one candidate. You are not required to vote for the required number of candidates. Click below:

Hilltop proxy and ballot
Hilltop 3 proxy and ballot
Villas 1 proxy and ballot
Pirates Pension proxy and ballot

For additional information, click below:
Hilltop -
candidate biographies and budget
Hilltop 3 -
candidate biographies and budget
Villas 1 -
candidate biographies and budget
Pirates Pension -
candidate biographies and budget

Also see more files by going to the
files section of the BBC Yahoo Group

August, 2009

Owner Update Letter

To view the recent letter sent to all owners, please click here.

July, 2009

Hilltop and Hilltop 3 Spyglass

To view the latest Hilltop/Hilltop 3 Spyglass click here.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FORMS: Owners interested in running for the Boards should read these documents and return them as noted.

Hilltop 3
Villas 1
Pirates Pension

July, 2009

Various Information Regarding the Reconstruction of the Castle

To view these documents, please click on the the appropriate document you want to see.

Lobby building drawings

Krauss Manning (KMI)
pre-construction progress

Hilltop Villas
sample room

Hilltop Villas
budget estimate

status report

About KMI

Scope Narrative

May 2009

Pool Bar Update & Common Area Work Contract Signed

From the LLC

Dear Owners,

I understand there has been some discussion on the Yahoo Group regarding the status of the Pool Bar.

It is true that the LLC has voted to accept the bid for the Pool Bar lease from Arthur and Soumaya Collymore, and we are all excited about this prospect. However, we have been this route before. Please keep in mind that the lease has yet to be signed. Once the lease is signed, owners will be notified and kept apprized of the progress.

I would also like to note that a contract has been singed with Kraus-Manning to begin the process of outlining the path for revitalization of the common areas. Each individual Association has their own plans for upgrades but each will be very involved in what happens in the common areas as well. The LLC will also keep you up to date on this activity as well.


Darwyn Harris
Villas 1 Board Of Directors/member of Great Vistas LLC

March 2009

New General Manager Announced

Margaret Johnson - General Manager

Margaret is a true southerner from the low country of South Carolina. Margaret earned her Business Degree from the University of South Carolina and then obtained her SC Real Estate license in 1983, beginning her career in
residential sales. Margaret ventured into Property Management, developing her career and advanced into positions which provided a mixed portfolio of Residential, HUD (Housing and Urban Development), FMHA (Farmers Home Administration), Elderly, Conventional and Timeshare Properties as a Regional Property Manager for 37 Georgia, North and South Carolina east coast properties. While working in the timeshare industry since 1999, she relocated to Hilton Head Island, SC as Resort Director.

Margaret has been certified in CAMS (Community Association Management), Tax Credit and Fair Housing Compliance and a member of the NAHP (National Association of Housing Professionals). She has been a member and actively involved with the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce and held a Vice President position for Wyndemere Homeowners’ Association in 2005. Margaret has been an active member with the Hotel and Tourism Association in South Carolina, Florida and now in St. Thomas.

As a team member and General Manager with SPM Resorts, Inc., Margaret’s goals are to provide genuinely warm southern hospitality to owners and guests for a positive experience and to provide professional leadership to staff mem-
bers to build a confident and enthusiastic team.

Contact Margaret Johnson at
[email protected]

October 18, 2008

Election results from the Annual Owners Meeting held in Philadelphia, PA, on October 18, 2008

Villas 1 Results
Due to no quorum being reached, the Board remains the same.
Darwyn Harris
Richard Fleck
Ruth Matoon

Pirate's Pension Results
(name of candidate/vote tally)
Richard J. Cornell 153*
Troy Engle 147*
Ira L. Frank 146*
Carol J. Keltch 47
Mary Ann Pluciennik 142*
David C. Stamm 136*

The five high vote getters (denoted by an "*") comprise the new Board for 2008-2009.

Hilltop Villas Results
(name of candidate/vote tally)
Leonard Caiger 554*
Richard J. Cornell (incumbent) 343
Peter I. Davitt (incumbent) 333
Kenneth N. Drew (incumbent) 344
John Enrietto 549*
Mark Farrell 563*
Chuck Keltch 562*
Russ Melrath 35
Tina Peterson 289
Scott Williams 583*
Marjorie Zack 276

The five high vote getters (denoted by an "*") comprise the new Board for 2008-2009.

PLEASE NOTE those denoted with an "*" received vote count includes 468 votes received from the 9 Condominium Unit Owners (whole unit owners). The balance are from Condominium Interval Onwers (timeshare owners).

Hilltop 3 Results
(name of candidate/vote tally)
Ken Gardner 138*
Butch Van De Voorde 135*
George Gerber 113*
John Enrietto 93*
Mark Farrell 92*
Randy Knight 89
Everett Wessels 89

The five high vote getters (denoted by an "*") comprise the new Board for 2008-2009.

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