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Christel House International poised for new leadership
22 Oct 2018

Christel House International poised for new leadership

Twenty years ago, Christel DeHaan founded Christel House, a charity to transform the lives of impoverished children and lift them out of poverty.  Today, DeHaan announced she will retire as CEO of Christel House International (CHI) at the end of the year but will remain in her role as board chair.  She has named former Indianapolis mayor, Bart Peterson, as her successor, with the support and endorsement of the CHI board. “Bart is a proven leader with impeccable integrity and a passion for the Christel House mission,” says DeHaan. “As the first mayor in the country legislatively empowered to authorize charter...

RCI continues support of children around the world as title sponsor of the Christel House Open
1 May 2018

RCI continues support of children around the world as title sponsor of the Christel House Open

RCI celebrates its 12th successive year as title sponsor of the annual RCI® Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held in several locations and aims to raise awareness and funds for Christel House International, a charity committed to bettering the lives of impoverished children around the world. “Christel House has helped improve the lives of thousands of children by providing them with the skills to become independent adults,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “I’m thankful to those who have contributed to the success of these charitable golf tournaments and Christel House’s mission to drive out poverty and better the...

Brian Folley
1 Mar 2017

Brian Folley

We are sad to report the passing in January of Brian Folley who was one of the best known and respected figures in the timeshare industry. He had been in poor health for some time and died after a ten-week period of hospitalisation. His early career was spent both in the UK and the US in public relations and publishing, mainly in the airline business. In the late eighties he joined RCI as one of its original team based in Victoria in London, before the company moved to its new European headquarters in Kettering. He spent nearly twenty years with RCI during its rapid expansion...