October Newsletter

The Annual Meeting of the Four Winds Condominium Association, Inc. will be held on November 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jack Grimes Community Room at Four Winds Beach Resort.  Important topics, including the 2019 Budget, will be discussed.  Election of Directors for the 2019-2021 term will also take place.  The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1.  Election of three owners to act as members of the Board of Directors for two-year terms.

  2.  Review of the proposed 2019 operating and reserve budget.  A summary of the proposed                                 budget is enclosed. 

  3.  Transaction of such other business as may properly come before the membership.

 A brief Board of Directors meeting will be held after the Annual Meeting to elect officers.

Please note that a quorum is necessary for us to conduct Association business.  Many of you will not be able to attend, so please send in your proxy which is included in this newsletter.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Annual Meeting.



Review the following resumes of those running for the Board of Directors 2019 openings. Please return your signed proxy as soon as possible, but DO NOT return any other correspondence in the envelope with your proxy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the resort.


 December 10, 2018 Maintenance & Tax Statements will be sent out.

February 11, 2019 Maintenance fees and taxes are considered late. A $25 late fee per unit/week is added to each delinquent account. Finance charges begin accruing at 1.5% per month and an additional lock-out fee will be charged. All delinquent accounts will be blocked with RCI & IIX.

March 10, 2019 Foreclosure proceedings begin on all unpaid accounts.

 Board of Directors Candidate Resumes

 Paul Erickson ( Owns 8 weeks) Arcadia, FL

My wife and I currently own 8 units in May and September. I am very interested in continuing to serve on the Four Winds Board of Directors for several reasons. The most important one is for the betterment of our investment and to be able to enjoy this first class resort with our family and friends. I have been actively involved in recent improvements and would like to see the job through. I retired from the Air Force after twenty-six years working in logistics and understand getting the best product for the best price. I have since worked in county government for eighteen years and understand the concept of budgeting and spending money in an efficient and effective manner. Living just an hour away from Longboat Key allows me to attend any and all meetings for the resort. I would appreciate your continued support of my service to the board.


  Kenny  Malchus (Owns 7 weeks) Trussville, AL

I would be honored to continue serving on the Four Winds Beach Resort Board of Directors.  My wife and I have been owners at Four Winds for over 20 years.  My experience as an owner of residential /commercial  construction management/investment companies lends to my qualification for this position.  During the past year, we’ve made great strides towards improvement of the resort facilities.   I would like to continue working with you towards these efforts to enrich our investment and preserve the esteemed reputation the resort has enjoyed for so many years.  I hereby ask for your support in my re-election to the Board of Directors and I thank you for your consideration as you make your selection.   


 Gary Mellon ( Owns 3 weeks) Boyne City, MI

My name is Gary Mellon and I would like to be a Director at Four Winds Resort. I am 72 years old, and have lived in Boyne City, MI for nearly 46 years. I began my career as an optometrist, operating a successful private practice for 38 years before “retiring”. Currently I am employed part time at a drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation facility. Longboat Key has been a destination for me since childhood. My family vacationed at the recently demolished Starfish Motel—just down the beach from Four Winds—for many years. I was an owner at White Sands before discovering Four Winds. I have been an owner here since 2005, and have recently purchased additional time. As your director I will draw on my expertise as a business owner to continue monitoring maintenance and improvement costs, keeping them as low as possible. I will also strive to maintain the family- friendly atmosphere that brings all of us back year after year. Four Winds is a place unlike any other on LBK. I want to see its unique presence on the island continued.

John Tanner (Owns 5 weeks) Tavares, FL

My family and I have owned and vacationed at Four Winds since 1981. We have enjoyed great times and have met many special people over the years. I am a retired manager, where I developed and managed budgets, supervised employees and developed customer relations. We live in Tavares, Florida, where I own and manage a Manufactured Home Park. The park has annual rent and its major income is once a year, like Four Winds. I have served as your treasurer for several years, working with Directors and Management to develop a Reserve Fund that allows us to maintain the resort and cover improvements without special assessments. I appreciate your vote of confidence in the past and would appreciate your vote and support again if you are happy with my service.


All of us at the resort would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season and look forward to seeing you again!

Our newest project will be a new roof to be installed this year. The main roof and portico will be replaced. We ask that you please be patient with us during this time of construction.

There are 4 candidates running to fill three positions on the Board. Please read their resumes included with this Newsletter, fill out your proxy and send it back to us in the enclosed self -addressed envelope as soon as possible. If you have any questions or you are not sure about the instructions, please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. Thank you for your continued support.




If you are interested in buying or selling weeks at Four Winds, Please contact Garry or Kathleen at (941) 383-9523, or (941) 383-2411. ext. 123 The following listing are units owned by Four Winds :

Association Units For Sale:

Corner Studio Unit 315 Week 51 -$1200 Corner Studio Unit 215 Week 19 -$1000

Corner Studio Unit 214 Week 51 -$1200 Corner Studio Unit 315 Week 22 -$1000

Check List

Please help us help you! We are asking you to fill out an inventory list that is given to you at check-in, now. Please take a few minutes to check these items off and mark anything missing. Then return it to the front desk. This way we can have housekeeping keep your room fully stocked and we can keep track of missing items. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Red Tide

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Our website is up and running please check it out!

Fourwindsbeachresort.com Password for owners is “sunset”

Holiday Hours:

 The Holiday Season is almost upon us. To give our staff extra time with their families, we will be open from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. on Thanksgiving, November 22th and Christmas Day ,December 25.  If you have any questions about this, please contact the front desk.