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2015 Annual Meeting and Elections

Dear Fellow Rodeway Inn Owners and Operators:

2015 is moving by quickly and we will soon have the opportunity to join together at Choice Hotels’ 61st Annual Convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 12 – 14, 2015.

Rodeway Owners Association Annual Meeting
We will hold the annual Rodeway Owners Association Meeting on Wednesday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Bayan A/B during the Choice Convention. We’re excited to present the meeting in a new, interactive format to help you learn from experts and decision makers on the topics that are important to your business. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Official Notice of Elections
During our annual meeting we will hold elections for directors for regions one and three*. Our bylaws require that we provide 45 days advance notice of elections. As volunteer members of the Board, who are focused on our own businesses and families, we regret that we did not meet the advance notice deadline for the upcoming elections. In consultation with the staff at Choice Hotels, we will be able to hold these elections as planned and will accept nominations beginning now through the annual meeting on May 13. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the meeting.

Criteria for Nominees and Nomination Process
In accordance with the association’s bylaws, all nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a financial interest (owner, general partner, president, vice president, shareholder) in a Rodeway Inn hotel in the region you seek to represent and maintain this status during elected term
  • Have been in this position with an open and operating Rodeway Inn hotel for at least one year
  • Must be present during the annual meeting and elections
  • The Rodeway Inn hotel must be in good standing with all Choice Hotels’ policies

All Rodeway Inn hotels in good standing are members of the Rodeway Owners Association.

Please consider volunteering your time and becoming an active member of your Board. Through active participation, we can all work together to improve our brand and our individual hotels. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of our current Board members. They will be happy to share their experience, details on time commitments and answer any questions you may have.

To officially submit a nomination for a position in region one or three, please send your name, contact information and resume to

We had a great turnout at last year’s annual meeting and at our fall regional meetings and hope that you will all plan to join us again as we build on this momentum. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas and thank you for your continued support of the Rodeway Owners Association.


Manoj Patel, Chairman
Rodeway Owners Association

*Region 1 – Northeast: DC, DE,CT,MA,MD,ME,NH,NJ, NY,PA,RI,VA,WV,VT
  Region 3 – Central: IA,ID,IL,IN,KS,MI,MN,MO,MT,ND,NE,OH,OR,SD,WA,WI

October Conference Call



Attendees: Rajal, Amit, David, Kay, Dinu, Manoj



Rebuild and Fall Regional update from Manoj
Foxwoods Meeting, and reputation management update with Dinu
CHOC Fall Regional discussion with Rajal
General Matters Update from David and Kay


Dinu to meet with ELFA at Foxwood regarding Reputation Management.


COOP fees:  ELFA asking us to raise fees and we are declining.  We are also asking that they not involve us in such matters.


ELFA invited us to a meeting with Choice on Nov 18th regarding the Reputation Management.  Dinu has agreed to go.


CHOC:  Discussion from Rajal regarding CHOC meeting.  Possibility of working with CHOC on Fall Regionals


Rebuild:  11 registered.  $15k grant.  “You guys are a blessing from the heavens.” Ferafina Jones.  Renovating her bathroom.  Kits will be ready to develop the patio.  Paint all of the interior.  Lots of prep work taking place.

David: nothing to report

Kay: nothing to report

September Conference Call Minutes

Minutes from conference call 9/18/13


Attendees: Saudia, Wendy Beech, Amit, Craig, Dinu, Manoj, Neil, Kay, Raj,


Saudia discussed Rodeway Cause of road safety.  Discussion ensued regarding the goals and purpose of the Rodeway Association.   Discussion also ensued regarding the use of the $80k in reserves.  Craig doesn’t see a problem with using reserves for cause marketing in the future.  Craig recommended getting together with Saudia to determine future cause marketing.  Rajal brought up concerns regarding the short time frame to make a decision.


Repetition management tools.  Craig mentioned that 25% of Rodeway’s are using the tools and that on average 26 responses per hotel would be needed.


Manoj asked about a $1001.00 for a donation to The Surti Leva Patidar Samaj of Southern California

Neil asked about a $500.00 for a donation to Asian American Sports Club of San Diego – AASCSD


David gave an update on the Fall regionals.

July 18, 2013 Conference Call notes

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June 20th 2013 Conference Call notes

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April 12 Conference Call notes

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March 12 Conference Call

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Full Board Meeting – Wed. November 28th 2012 – Minutes

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