Hey todd1268, I'm going to reach out to our team to get this clarified. Stay tuned!
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I like the way you think! Your Lifetime Silver status means you will never drop below silver status. However to reach Gold status you will still need to stay 50+ nights a year until you reach the Lifetime Gold milestone. Of course if you stay 75+ nights a year you will reach Platinum status.