April adopt-a-share


Greetings, Everyone!

As you may know, certain shares owned by the Association are periodically offered for adoption by owners, by friends and family of owners, or by individuals interested in the Suites. This year we have three Parlor shares for adoption at $1483.00 per share. The cost includes the 2022 assessment of $1,453.00 plus the property tax of $30.00. The Adopt-A-Share year will begin April 21, 2022, and end April 21, 2023.

We will accept email requests for adoption during normal reservation times until 12 noon PST on Tuesday, April 19.  All names received will be pooled and a drawing will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. PST. Please be advised that the Association has imposed a restriction on adopted shares that prohibits them from being rented to third parties, and they cannot be exchanged or sold through a Time Share company. They may be used only by the adopter, by his or her immediate family, and by those persons designated by owners as being entitled to Bonus Time. On Thursday, April 21, between 6 and 7 p.m. PST, we will notify the first three applicants whose names were drawn.

The San Francisco Suites City Share Association’s governing documents, including all Rules & Regulations, do apply to the adopted shares. 

PLEASE NOTE: Payments must be received by May 21, 2022.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation in the Adopt-A-Share Program.

Best Regards,

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

president’s letter march 2022


As the President of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Suites I am writing regarding the March 12, 2022 Board Meeting and Elections. The Report of the Inspector of Elections is attached, but I need to add additional information regarding the new Board positions.

After the results of the election were revealed, Linda Banner, a current board member who was reelected to the Board, disclosed that, due to personal circumstances, she had decided that she could not continue serving on the Board, and resigned from her position. Those of us who know Linda, and have worked with her, are very appreciative of all of the contributions she made to the Suites as a board member over a number of years, particularly in areas of interior design, employee relations, and as a calming influence on the Board. We respect her decision and will miss her dearly.

The Board of Directors then immediately elected Dwight Walker, who finished a close third in the election, to replace Linda on the Board as provided for under the Association’s Bylaws. Also joining the Board is Fred Munroe, who received the most votes in the election.

The Board elected the following officers for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors:

President Chuck Meibeyer
Vice-President JoAnn Trembath
Treasurer Dwight Walker
Secretary Fred Munroe
Member at Large Jeff Reichel

We all expressed our sincere appreciation to Geoffrey Bellah, who had served on the Board for many years, including a number of years as President, and who is now required to step down from the Board due to term limits. Board members and owners noted the many contributions Geoffrey made to the Suites during his service, including particularly all of his efforts in addressing the impact of COVID and the restructuring of the Association’s Bylaws, at the Suites, as well as his calm, friendly, and helpful demeanor. We know Geoffrey loves the Suites and will continue to help in any way he can.

While two long-standing Board Members have left the Board, I am very excited about the talents and experience that both Fred and Dwight bring to the Board and look forward to working with the entire Board to do all that we can to continue to maintain the excellence, and the warm spirit of the San Francisco Suites. We are also fortunate to have our General Manager Cynthia Reid available to continue to work with the Board and owners toward making the Suites a wonderful “home away from home” for all of us. Please let Cynthia and the Board know if you have any suggestions or questions regarding the Suites – we are here to serve you as best we are able.

Very warm regards,
Chuck Meibeyer

General Manager News Feb. 2022

February 22,2022

Dear San Francisco Suites Owners,

The air in San Francisco is crisp and fragrant as cherry blossoms drift and swirl in the breeze reminding us that Spring is on the way.

Mark your calendars and make your reservations at the Suites so you can attend the following festive spring events:

The Year of the Tiger was celebrated at the Chinese New Year Parade on February 19th in Chinatown.

  • Salesforce Tower lit up the sky with an image of a roaming red tiger

March 12 St Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2nd and Market and ends at the Civic Center

  • Start the day at the Irish Bank for corn beef and cabbage and a brew but do not forget to bring a green mask. This parade draws 100,000 people from all over the world to celebrate,

San Francisco style.

April 9 Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown

  • Sushi at Akiko’s Sushi Bar and Restaurant

You might like to plan to take a ferry or drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon for lunch at the new Michael Mina’s Bungalow Kitchen on the waterfront.

  • Indulge and order the Lobster and Truffle Pot Pie for $130.00

The City and County of San Francisco has followed the State order to withdraw the mask mandate for indoor businesses. This means that if you are vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask while at the Suites and may enjoy the wine and cheese and crackers down in the lobby. Some restaurants, businesses and public transportation may still require the mask mandate so keep one handy when you are out and about in the City.

Please be reminded that all staff at the Suites have been vaccinated, however they may still choose to continue to wear masks.

February 24 at 1:30pm the VOTA Auction will be held across the street from City Hall where 2 Parlors and 2 Masters will be auctioned for the cost of the delinquent assessment plus foreclosure costs.

Please ask the Front Desk for details or send me an email at creidgm@sfsuitescsa.com

April 11, the 2nd installment for the property tax is due. If you did not receive a tax bill, please contact me and I can help you go online to pay your tax.

Also, in April the SF City Tax Collector will hold an online auction for shares that have delinquent tax bills. The Suites will have 6 shares that will be auctioned. You will receive a notice as soon as I am notified.

We all look forward to seeing your smiling faces and welcoming you back to your

home away from home.” Please find the BOD January 15th minutes on the link below.

Happy Spring!

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

BOD open Meeting Jan. 15, 2022

San Francisco Suites
Board of Directors’ Open Meeting
January 15, 2022

1. President Bellah called the meeting to order at 11:08 AM via zoom.

2. Board Directors present:

Geoffrey Bellah, President
Jo Ann Trembath, Vice-President
Jeff Reichel, Treasurer
Linda Banner, Secretary
Chuck Meibeyer, Director-at-Large

Others present:
Cynthia Reid, General Manager
Fred Monroe, Owner
Laura Ricci, Owner
Dwight Walker, Owner

3. President’s Report: President Bellah explained the necessity in holding an emergency Board meeting on January 4, 2022. In early 2020, the Board adopted, and the Association approved new election rules to comply with SB 323. Later in the same year, the Association approved new bylaws whose election rules sometimes repeated and sometimes conflicted with 323’s. In order to proceed with the upcoming 2022 elections based on these revised bylaws, the Board needed to repeal 323’s rules altogether. Bellah then mentioned the continuing requirement, imposed by the city and county of San Francisco, for indoor masking in the Suites’ communal areas (lobbies, hallways, elevator). Bellah asked the Board to extend the closure of the Board Room to meetings and events until the health situation improves. Director Meibeyer so moved, Treasurer Reichel seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. Bellah reminded the Board that the current restrictions mean that the guests are being asked to enjoy the afternoon wine and cheese service in their suites. Calls for nominations to the Board for the 2022 election have been sent out, with a deadline of February 4. Ballots will be sent to owners on February 12, and the election will be conducted by the Inspectors of Election via zoom at the annual meeting on March 12.

4. The minutes from the November 6, 2021, meeting was approved unanimously, with Trembath’s motion seconded by Reichel.

5. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Reichel’s report on the financial status of the Association was positive, with the PPP loan of $128,000 forgiven, the 2021 Reserve contributions fully funded. Owner Walker asked if owners might have access to the financial reports provided to the Board at each meeting as part of their packets. The Board thought this might be possible as pdf attachments offered on the website.

6. General Manager’s Report: Manager Reid stated that she has sold 26 shares out of 37 in the Association inventory. Of the remaining eleven, some will come on the market once they move out of adoption, but four have title problems which will need correction before they can be sold. There will be a VOTA auction of four shares delinquent for non-payment of their assessments on February 24, 2022, at City Hall, and another auction of tax-defaulted shares in April 2022, probably held online. Regarding maintenance, Reid mentioned suite 25 needing ceiling work, and that carpets and upholstery will be cleaned during the first and second weeks of February 2022, necessitating the closure of some suites. Also, Lawson roofing will soon conduct its annual inspection of our roof. Houseman Luis Martinez and Housekeeper Julie Torres have been named Employees of the Year for their willingness to cover other employees’ shifts and work overtime during the pandemic.

7. Old Business: General Manager Reid was congratulated for her successful handling of the parlor inventory sale. Reid noted that the kitchens’ parquet floors have all been resealed.

8. New Business: President Bellah advised that several items on the Forward Planning list, including the Board Room remodel and the lobby wallpaper replacement should be postponed until the pandemic subsides, and it is safer to have outside contractors working at the Suites. He also mentioned that with the disruption of supply chains and worker shortages, he would be hesitant to start a project that might not be completed on time. Overall, the Board thought it would be best to leave it to the Manager’s discretion when to commence certain projects, such as the window blinds replacement. Meibeyer suggested that any outside workers be required to show proof of vaccination before working at the Suites and sign the “Hold Harmless” agreement required of staff and guests. Reid said that she would check with the Association attorney about the legality of this suggestion.

9. Adjournment: Trembath moved, and Meibeyer seconded the motion to end the meeting at 12:23 PM. The motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted
Linda Banner