Dec 13, 2013

Body Corporate Committee Member Oversteps the Line!

Body Corporate Committee Member with Master Keys to the building at Beachcomber Resort, are you serious this is #Bullshit check out the Gold Coast Bulletin link below it is very clear a certain member has overstepped the mark as a committee member of the Body Corporate and should step down.

Not only was he trespassing, Beachcomber management have a letter of complaint from the Security company that this gentleman was also inviting schoolies staying in the building to his Apartment.

I went to Wikepedia and found the description of the extent of a committee members responsibilities


Every body corporate has a committee. The committee is like the board of directors of a company. It has specified powers, although generally speaking, it shares power with the general meeting of the body corporate. The committee's powers are not as extensive as the powers of the average company board of directors. It is responsible for formulating policy for consideration by the body corporate in general meeting. Once the policy is set the committee is responsible for ensuring that its office bearers implement that policy.The office bearers of the committee comprise a chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer. Each office bearer has a range of duties. They are answerable to the committee. Because they are volunteers they are usually assisted by a professional administrative officer.

So the questions and actions are here:

1.   Why has this member given himself powers over what his duties as a committee member   
2.   Why did this member enter an Owners unit and portray himself as the Owner?
3.   Why does this member have a a Master Key to the building giving him access to every 
      Owners Apartment?  
      (as an Owner I would be asking the Body Corporate this question.)
4.   Why does this member believe he is above the law? The Owners of the Apartment he 
      entered should have him charged with trespass!
5.   The Schoolies who were in the unit should be suing his butt off for the cost of their 
      holiday and the stress!
6.   Other committee members should not be leasing their apartments to prostitutes!
7.   This member has destroyed the hard work of the Management who have worked hard to 
      instill in the schoolies that balcony hopping is dangerous and can be fatal!
8.   Why was this member inviting schoolies to his Apartment. This member should be stood 
      down and forced to sell out and be removed from the Resort.
9.   The Owners should be holiday letting their Apartments not leasing them long term, 
      Beachcomber is a Holiday Resort.
10. The Body Corporate Committee should be Proactive in assisting the Management rather 
      than deciding they are the law, if there is a problem in an Apartment the Management 
      have procedures in place!

Beachcomber Resort Management have worked hard to bring the Resort back to a good reputable standard - that being a nice Resort for families to enjoy their holidays right in the heart of Surfers Paradise only metres from the beach. 

Jul 14, 2013

Latest Expansions for Mantra

The internal restructuring of the Mantra Group continues as the hotel firm confirmed the appointment of an executive director of sales, marketing and distribution.

 Former group director of sales and revenue, Kent Davidson, takes on the role which will centralise Mantra's sales, marketing and revenue streams with the aim of creating a "cohesive approach" as it continues to expand within Asia Pacific.

The move follows the redundancies of director of marketing, Ken Minnikin, and Luke Jamieson, general manager distribution last month - both long-serving with the company.

The aim of the reshuffle is to ensure the business is in the "best position" to accommodate growth and to continue to deliver results in a competitive market, according to chief executive Bob East.
"We work in a highly competitive market and our ability to bring strong returns to our owners is because we have a structure and business model in place that is performing very well in current conditions," he said. "

The Group will benefit from the expertise of Kent Davidson to oversee the new structure as his overall knowledge of the business - including his involvement with the Mantra brand concept and his early relationship with the Peppers portfolio - is invaluable as we undertake strategic expansion over the next 12 months." Meanwhile, Davidson insisted that centralisation of key revenue functions would ensure the "best utilisation" of Mantra's financial and human resources.

"We have an outstanding quality of people across our revenue platforms," he said. "We are at that place in the lifecycle of Mantra Group where it's appropriate to bring them together to realise benefits for all stakeholders."

The Group plans to grow its 114-property portfolio with a further seven properties in Indonesia and 10 in Australia and New Zealand over the next 12 months.

Story courtesy of Travel Weekly.

May 4, 2012

The Gay Cowboy :)

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very  good-looking woman and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand. 

Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.

He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching.  For weeks, the two of them worked together, and the ranch was doing very well. Then one day, the rancher's widow said to the hired hand, "You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great. 

You should go into town and kick up your heels." The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday  night.

Jan 29, 2012

What the Heck ! do we say on Twitter ?

One of the first questions I'm asked by clients when it comes to creating their social media accounts for them "What the Heck do we say on Twitter".  They spot tweets posted by people and companies that they follow and feel the urge to join in the conversation but are unsure how to go about it, "what if we say the wrong thing," or the dreaded thought of "what if we make fools of ourselves" is said to me many times.

I say "When its time for that long awaited coffee break its time to tweet". Order that Coffee in a big mug,  kick back, log onto Twitter and join the conversations that interest you." as you well know by now I have lots of coffee breaks :).

If you think you've made a fool of yourself in a tweet or a post don't worry the world's not going to cave in, and tomorrow will be another day!

Jan 16, 2012

Which is the better platform ?

It's so hard to decide which is the better platform Blogger or Wordpress !

For years now I have used both creating blogs and websites for family, friends and business clients and after all this time and fun I've had playing around on both these platforms I still can't decide which one I want to use for myself.

Have a look at platform which is powered by PHP and MYSQL and initially introduced to the world in May 2003, version WP 3.0 was downloaded more than 33 million times in 2011. It has thousands of templates that are free to download and use, and if your like me play around with the code bugger them up delete them and start again till you get it right :)

Now have a look at one excellent platform for a newbie to start their blog with,  so user friendly and yet so up there with the rest,  you can spice it up now with free templates and social plugins, as opposed to Wordpress where you do need a little knowledge on what web hosting is, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and cpanel with Blogger you don't even need the dummies guide on how to us it.

Aug 8, 2011

Early this morning I became a Firefighter


One of the things you dread a fire, yep got the call at 1.30am this morning a smoke alarm was going off on the 28th floor of the Resort and had been for thirty minutes.

Oh golly I check the in-house list and it's not one of my units, but I'm on my way up there to assess the situation, The caller is at his door when he hears the lift bell go and I step out "it's not me" he say's and I head to the unit where I can hear the alarm coming from loud and clear it's the one.

I knock no answer, I open the door and the smoke just gushed out, oh shoot I head towards the Kitchen yelling out is there anyone home! and I see ahead of me in the lounge room a couch with the silhouette of a head, my first thought is Terror! he's dead, he didn't move when I yelled.

I go past the kitchen see the fire on the stove out of the corner of my eye as I head to him on the couch, grab his wrist,find a pulse, he's alive just asleep, Wholly shit I again see the stove on fire behind him while I'm doing this, I try to wake him up he doesn't stir, I run into the Kitchen and grab whatever I can find to kill this fire, I run back try to shake the shit out of this guy, C'mon Matey your house is on fire, please wake up and help me, no luck ! I go to the balcony open the door, I head back to the Kitchen whacking the fire with tea towels! I head back to old Matey shake him again and finally he wakes up, and all he could say was "Well this is pretty embarrassing" he fell asleep while cooking fish fingers under the griller. In the meantime I head home stinking of smoke, and hit the shower at 3am in the morning. :)

Sep 2, 2010

This is Priceless ! and how True !

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40:

60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all.... Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting...

Jun 1, 2010


A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says,' I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.'
The driver says, 'Gee, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating. '
Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: 'Now don't be silly, dear -- you know that this car doesn't have cruise control.'
As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and groans,
'Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once !! ?'
The wife smiles demurely and says, 'Well dear you should be thankful your radardetector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher.'

Apr 9, 2010


A Special One For All The Ladies ...
               ARE YOU A BITCH? 
Some friends were sitting at the bar talking about their professions ~
The first guy says 'I'm a Y.U.P.P.I.E., you know
Young, Urban, Professional, Peaceful, Intelligent, Ecologist'
The second guy says 'I'm a D.I.N.K., you know...
Double Income, No Kids.'