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MEMBERSHIP Time for Something Sweet! BY SHARON SCOTT, RRP S Sharon Scott, RRP, is head of SharonINK PR & Marketing, a firm providing writing, PR and expert marketing consulting. Her e-mail is Sharon@SharonInk.com. 82 - Developments arda.org ummer is all about fun! And to celebrate this high vacation season, ARDA is offering a special incentive package to new members-join now and get up to 16 months of membership benefits for only $1,500, no matter the membership class! That's quite a value, as ARDA corporate membership dues for North American members range from $1,900 to $13,900 for the October 2014 through September 2015 membership year. Why are we promoting this in Developments, our exclusive members-only publication? Because if you refer a new member whose application is duly approved, you receive a $100 discount off your own 2015 corporate membership! For your second referral you will enjoy an additional $200 credit, $300 for the third, and so forth-all the way up to completely waiving your corporate dues. (NOTE: VIP Chairman's League and Trustee dues are not included in this promotion.) Here are the Summer Special benefits for these new members: 1. A complete membership list of over 800 members in Excel® format with contact name, title, address, and telephone number; 2. A free one-third page welcome ad in Developments magazine, or equivalent value ($1,770) toward a larger ad or a sponsorship at the 2015 ARDA World Convention; 3. A membership certificate to place in a sales center or office; 4. Use of the ARDA Member logo; 5. Inclusion in the on-line ARDA Member Directory (www.arda.org/members), with complete contact information and a link to their Web site; 6. Discounts on registration fees up to $400 per person to attend, and savings Growing the ARDA community... of more than $1,900 on booth rates at the 2015 ARDA World Convention; 7. Opportunity to be considered as a speaker at ARDA-sponsored national and regional meetings; 8. Subscription to the "voice of the vacation ownership industry"- Developments magazine-as well as the opportunity to write and submit articles to share their ideas and expertise and gain recognition; 9. Discounts on the purchase of ARDA-sponsored industry research, surveys, historical studies, consumer information and accounting, legal and educational materials; 10. Complimentary registration at any 2014 ARDA Regional Meeting ($225 value); and 11. Complimentary registration to any 2014 ARDA Certified Supplier seminar ($99 value). VIP Membership Now is also the time to consider upgrading your company's and your own personal standing within the ARDA community by becoming a Trustee or Chairman's League VIP member. Chairman's League member dues start at $3,000 per person annually. http://www.arda.org/members http://www.arda.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Developments June 2014

UP FRONT
FIRST WORD
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
MEMBER PROFILE
FINANCE
RESEARCH
CONSUMER
RIDING THE EDGE
ALL BETS ON
A FIELD OF STARS & STYLE
ARDA WORLD: CASHING IN REWARDS
INTERESTING HAPPENINGS FROM THE FORUMS
RESORT OPS
MEMBERSHIP
MEMBERSHIP UPDATES
LAST WORD

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