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Mr. Ratt
05-02-2008, 08:39 AM
Hey there folks.
I know that the majority of you are, if I may, old-timers when it comes to traveling to Aruba, and you're familiar with the Ambassador program and, if I'm not mistaken, CindyO just got the 10-year certificate from the ATA. I'm just curious about this.... did they contact you or did you contact them? My lovely Lady has been a regular on the island for 14 years now, I'm coming up on 9, and like very many of you, she has been trumpeting about the island from the very beginning. I can personally name at least 7 people she has turned on to the island, and they're all regulars as well now.
Hey, I never even heard of Aruba until she made me aware of the place, now I can't get it out of my mind.

If you have any hints for me, I'd be happy to hear from you.

Thanks... enjoy the sun and the warmth

Mr. Ratt
www.heyoka-healing.com (http://www.heyoka-healing.com)

Liz - Aruba Lover
05-02-2008, 09:30 AM
Hey there folks.
I know that the majority of you are, if I may, old-timers when it comes to traveling to Aruba, and you're familiar with the Ambassador program and, if I'm not mistaken, CindyO just got the 10-year certificate from the ATA. I'm just curious about this.... did they contact you or did you contact them? My lovely Lady has been a regular on the island for 14 years now, I'm coming up on 9, and like very many of you, she has been trumpeting about the island from the very beginning. I can personally name at least 7 people she has turned on to the island, and they're all regulars as well now.
Hey, I never even heard of Aruba until she made me aware of the place, now I can't get it out of my mind.

If you have any hints for me, I'd be happy to hear from you.

Thanks... enjoy the sun and the warmth

Mr. Ratt
www.heyoka-healing.com (http://www.heyoka-healing.com)

There are two awards:


Distinguished Visitor: guests visiting the island at least 10 consecutive years.
Ambassador Award: guests visiting Aruba atleast 20 consecutive years.Contact the resort/timeshare where you are staying. They should be able to make the arrangements with ATA. Set-up arrangements early in your vacation. This gives enough time that the article and picture can get in Aruba today newspaper. Nice souvenir to bring home.

rob o
05-02-2008, 12:32 PM
Speaking for CindyO.... when we got our 10 year I simply spoke with the resort concierge on our day of arrival. The year before, we did a similar thing for our friends who were 20 year Ambassadors. We had to ask....it does not automatically happen. In our case, Cindy and I got a joint certificate, our two daughters each got their own. We spoke with concierge Friday, got certificates the following Wednesday.

The ATA came to the resort with a certificate and a reporter/camera-person. They did a little ceremony and, in our case, the resort gave us some gifts including $100 (I recall) in dining, and a few smaller items (hats, picture frame, tee-shirts).

The 10 year is a nice, colorful glossy framable certificate (metric size, roughly 8-1/2 by 11-1/2 inch). The 20-year, a nice board mounted laminated certificate.

Mr. Ratt
05-02-2008, 01:10 PM
Thanks very much for the response.
That's what I was expecting to hear.

be well all, brightest of blessings

*Keep that Aruba groove the whole year through, pass it on...*

Mr. Ratt
www.heyoka-healing.com (http://www.heyoka-healing.com)

cindyo
05-02-2008, 05:12 PM
Hi mr. ratt, rob forgot to mention the years need to be consecutive...cindyo

Mr. Ratt
05-02-2008, 06:33 PM
Oh, that's not a problem.

Sometimes it's almost as if there isn't any other place...

I've heard of this Jamaica place, and I know we keep flying over these other islands, but I'll tell ya, we never seem to stop at any of them.
And honestly, at this point, I couldn't care less...

Still in love with Aruba, forever with my Lady...

be well, brightest blessings

Mr. Ratt
www.heyoka-healing.com (http://www.heyoka-healing.com)