Our property amenities are open and fully operational! Our lovely pool, hot tub, bar-b-que, picnic areas, and tennis courts are open. Not to forget our pristine beaches, tropical sunshine, and ocean breezes that are also awaiting your next visit.
- Pool hours have been extended to 9 am – 8 pm daily.
- Office hours are 12 pm – 5 pm daily.
We are accepting reservations for 2021 and 2022. Call 1.800.490.9042 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please Remember any UNUSED weeks you have accumulated through 12/31/2020 have been granted an automatic extension through 12/31/2023 (space available basis).
Over the winter, we completed our master bathroom remodeling project. All master bathrooms have new walk-in showers. We used the months during the pandemic for many small and medium-sized maintenance projects. The Master Association also worked diligently in tackling the big exterior projects of lanai refacing (49 complete, 11 to do) and the replacement of stairways. Stairway repairs are ongoing and also making good progress.
We continue to follow CDC guidelines on cleaning and sanitizing our rooms and facilities for your safety and vacation comfort.
BUDGET PASSED & NO INCREASE IN MAINTENANCE FEES
GREAT NEWS!! There is no increase in Club fees for the upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. The Board approved the Budget for the New Year at the 5/22/2021 KNK Club Board Meeting.
Be on the lookout in your mailbox for a package from KNK arriving via regular mail. In the mailing will be the Annual Budget and Minutes of the 5/22/2021 KNK Club Board Meeting. For those of you who make your payments monthly, a coupon booklet will also be included in the mailing starting with the July 1, 2021 payment. Please note: You will have until July 26, 2021, to make your July 2021 Payment. No late fees will be assessed for the month of July 2021 as long as the payment is received on or before 7/26/2021. Year-end statements will be sent to each owner in the first week of July 2021.
ANNUAL HOA MEETING
A friendly reminder that our Annual Meeting (which typically takes place in the spring) has been moved to November 2021 and is scheduled for November 9, 2021. We will hold our meeting to coincide with the Master Association (AOAO) Meeting which is scheduled for November 6, 2021. One of the items of business at the KNK Club Annual Meeting will be the election of two directors. If you are interested in running, please contact email@example.com or 1.800.490.9042.
HAWAII EXPECTED TO RELAX VISITOR REQUIREMENTS
Great news for Hawaii visitors as Lieutenant Governor Josh Green has said that he now expects Hawaii to reach 60% fully vaccinated by the end of June. When that happens, Hawaii will drop all COVID testing and quarantine rules for fully vaccinated US visitors, although visitors will continue to use Hawaii Safe Travels guidelines.
Until then, visitors must comply with Hawaii Safe Travels by obtaining a specified COVID test from a Hawaii Trusted Partner within 72 hours of departure for Hawaii.
60% of Hawaii residents fully vaccinated within reach.
Governor David Ige announced last week that the testing requirement for vaccinated domestic travelers would end once 60% of Hawaii residents become fully vaccinated against COVID. As of Thursday 6/17, that figure stood at 56%. Ige said, “At 60% fully vaccinated, the state will accept proof of vaccination as an alternative to testing for domestic travel.”
Earlier this week, the state eased other travel requirements as all restrictions on interisland travel were dropped without regard to vaccination. Also effective this week, those vaccinated in Hawaii can enter Hawaii without further restrictions.
70% of Hawaii residents fully vaccinated is harder to estimate.
Ige said that “At 70% fully vaccinated, ALL travel restrictions will be dropped.”
Hawaii’s Emergency Management Director, Major General Kenneth Hara, said last week that he expected that 70% threshold would be achieved by mid-July. When that happens, travel to Hawaii would resume as it was before COVID.
Others in the administration, however, have indicated they believe that goal could take far longer to achieve.
New vaccine incentives.
A new incentive program recently went into effect to encourage those not yet vaccinated to get their shot to help the state achieve its goals towards reopening. It includes deals, discounts, and prizes for those vaccinated.
All Interisland travel restrictions were eliminated.
As of June 15, there will no longer be any restrictions flying between islands. That means no tests and no vaccinations are required when traveling solely between Big Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.
International arrivals remain in question.
There is almost certainly going to be a Safe Travels component that remains for international arrivals. That hasn’t been determined yet, but Hara has mentioned that it is still under consideration. The lieutenant governor said that international arrivals would “Not be greenlighted for some time.”
Please check this website for updated travel information to the Hawaiian Islands. It is updated in real-time.
In addition, if you have questions regarding travel to Maui County (Maui, Molokai, or Lanai) and wish to talk to a real person, you may call the Covid19 hotline at the Maui Mayor’s Office 808.270.7855. Phone lines are manned M – F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Mokulele Airlines is adding two new aircraft to its fleet
Southern Airways, the parent company of Mokulele Airlines, announced that it is bringing a larger cabin-class aircraft to Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi with weekday service to begin in the fall.
The Beechcraft 1900 aircraft is a 19-passenger, twin-engine turboprop plane with a pressurized cabin. It was designed for regional airline operations and is powered by the same Pratt & Whitney PT6 engines that are used on Mokulele’s Cessna Caravans.
Company representatives say elderly passengers and those with limited mobility will benefit from the new aircraft type because boarding and moving about the cabin will be an easier process. The plane will also be available for specialty charters, like high school athletic teams traveling to neighbor islands for sporting events.
The initial service pattern will include two roundtrips to Honolulu from Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i most days of the week. Tickets are expected to go on sale this summer, pending DOT and FAA approvals.
“Southern Airways and Mokulele have shown great commitment to our communities since the start of the pandemic,” said state Representative Lynn Decoite.
Hawai‘i Department of Transportation Deputy Director Ross Higashi echoed the community benefits saying, “Adding this aircraft type to their fleet will offer ease and convenience for Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i residents who have special travel needs, as well as offering an alternative to people that prefer flying on a larger aircraft.”
“This is a logical next step for our airline as we continue to rebound from the COVID pandemic and continue to show our commitment to the people of Hawai‘i,” said Stan Little, Chairman, and CEO of Southern Airways and Mokulele. “It will be a proud day in the 27-year history of Mokulele when this aircraft has its inaugural flight this Fall.”
BEWARE OF SCAMS
During these pandemic times, scam operators are on the rise. There are many unscrupulous individuals and companies targeting the timeshare community for resale, rentals, cancellation, transfer, and relief services. They may contact you by phone, mail, or email. Things to remember:
- #1, when in doubt call our office at 1-800-490-9042.
- If you are contacted by a company with an offer regarding your ownership and it sounds too good to be true it likely is.
- If you are asked to pay an up-front fee for “service”, it is very likely a scam. NUMBER ONE RULE – Never pay an upfront fee (no matter what the fee is called – an appraisal, a market analysis, a marketing or advertising fee – even a fee that is promised to be “refundable” is a hoax).
- The most recent industry trend is third-party “exit” companies. They typically present owners with misleading information, often using scare tactics and false advertising, in order to convince unsuspecting owners to sign up for services that require large upfront fees.
Among the red flags of exit and resale scams for timeshare owners to be aware of are:
- Calls or emails claiming to have an “interested buyer” for a timeshare;
- A caller claiming to be a representative of ARDA or ARDA-ROC. Fact: ARDA and ARDA-ROC only respond to inquiries from owners after an inbound request – there are absolutely no unsolicited calls, emails or communications;
- A company promises to modify, cancel or transfer an owner’s timeshare for a large upfront fee;
- A company requests an upfront fee, or the wire transfer of money for a “service,” “tax” or other “requirement” for the sale or transfer to be completed;
- If an offer sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
- Owners who believe they have been unfairly taken advantage of or defrauded by an exit company should contact their state’s Attorney General (www.consumerresources.org), the Attorney General in the state where the business is located, or local law enforcement. For additional help contacting these resources, consumers can contact the Consumer ARDA-ROC Consumer Support Team at 1-855-939-1515.
ARDA-ROC is a 501(c)4 non-profit entity funded by over 1.5 million individual timeshare owner’s voluntary contributions. ARDA-ROC is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing vacation ownership through smart policy and sensible regulation. ARDA-ROC advocates for local, state, and federal policies that enable the vacation ownership industry to thrive and provide consumers with an enriched vacation ownership experience. For more information, visit ARDAROC.org.