Suspect Practices

Submitted by:  Suspect

I have been reading the Pelican Landing Web Site for years, and I am wondering why certain residents have access to the PLCA Membership through the web site and others do not. For example; the PLCA sponsored travel club is run and organized by Pelican Landing Members Ken and Susan Schwinn. Both individuals are licensed Travel Agents. They book the trips through the travel agency they own. This exclusive access to our residents seems to be unfair to other travel agencies that may offer alternate trips and it certainly discourages competition from other agencies. It would seem that the PLCA Activities Director would seek out and encourage other travel agencies to make proposals to the travel club. Most of us with experience in the travel business know that there are a lot of commissions, free trips and perks associated with booking large group tours, Who gets these perks, the Schwinns, PLCA Staff, PLCA BOD members … WHO?

Secondly, the PLCA Web Site has a classified section that allows residents an opportunity to list items for sale. I think this is a great idea; however it is rarely used by residents and there is a $10 fee to post an item. The $10 fee is paid to Pat Smart a PLCA Director. I doubt Pat Smart is getting rich off this deal, it just seems wrong that the fee should go to her. Again she has been granted exclusive access to our web site for potential personal gain. I think it would be better if our full time web site employee took over the classified add section of the site and make all listings free to all members.

Lastly, I don’t understand why the men’s morning tennis ladder is run by a resident. The resident selects the players who will play and arranges the matches. You have to sign up two weeks in advance and if there is an odd number of players he selects who will not play. Naturally he never sits himself out. The recently formed resident Tennis Study Group recommended that the practice of having a resident run the morning tennis ladder STOP and that the ladder should be run by the Professional paid Tennis Staff.

It all just makes me suspect when it comes to spending millions of dollars on the beach project.

2 thoughts on “Suspect Practices

  1. THERE ARE MANY THINGS RIGHT WITH THE PLCA BUT THERE ARE SOME WRONG THINGS THAT NEED TO BE CORRECTED.
    GOOD TO SEE THAT SOME RESIDENTS ARE TAKING AN INTEREST IN MAKING THINGS BETTER. NOW ALL WE NEED IS SOME ACTION FROM THE PLCA BOARD

  2. This is Larry Sheker. I’m not running for anything; however, I do live in Pennsylvania, home of the Penn State scandal. As the just-released Freeh report disclosed, a lack of oversight by the Board of Trustees in combination with the arrogance of the administration contributed to the problem. It seems to me that if special benefits are being given to one or more PLCA directors then it is time for a change. And this change should occur before the homeowners are saddled with an enormous and perhaps unending expense for what may become a public beach.

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