February 2021 Oracle

Candidate Paul Braconnier

Candidate Ed Gruel

Vote for Paul Braconnier Financially Prudent, retired CA (Canada)

Strong Work Ethic 30+ Years Business Experience

Consensus / Team Builder Common Sense Approach

Living part - time at ORPS is a tremendous privilege, which Sonya and I cherish every day that we are there. Our absence due to Covid - 19 accentuates the point that is a privilege not to be taken for granted! We first came to ORPS in March 2017 when fellow ORPS owners invited us to see this wonderful facility. Having hauled our 5 th wheel down the Mexican Baja to Cabo San Lucas and back to the Coachella Valley, they suggested we see ORPS before deciding where to park our rig next season. As soon as we drove in, we knew we were home! My desire to continue to give back to community, as throughout my career, gave me the impetus to join the ORPS Golf Marshall team even before purchasing our lot. When asked to join the Finance Committee, I was pleased that my financial skills would be put to use in helping to guide the finances of our wonderful resort. Having run a service - based business for twelve years that started as a two - person virtual business and grew to upwards of 100 staff and contractors, I have an acute awareness of the challenges and opportunities associated with running a service - based business. While we have a lot of infrastructure, ORPS is essentially in the service industry. We have a tremendous asset in our General Manager Ed Vitrano, and I feel that my 30+ year career in service businesses, 12 of these as CEO, provide me with a wealth of experience to provide guidance to our great team when requested or needed. I see the Board position as an extension of my roll on the finance committee. I apply my skills to financial issues through the Finance Committee as a retired Chartered Accountant. I am also acutely aware of the need for the three legs of transparency, good governance and stewardship to be present in all organizations in order to be highly functional. Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing our HOA is also essential. If elected I will apply my general business skills as a member of the Board to achieve the ORPS Vision and Mission, uphold its Core Values, and abide by and enforce its governing documents. As with other volunteer Board positions, I pledge to work towards consensus wherever possible, always keeping the needs of the entire ORPS community front and center.

I have been in sales for 40 years, both in business for myself and working for others. My business activities include sales, setup, training, manufacturing, and the financing of equipment.




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