I was blessed to be selected as one of the first 2000 Marriott Ambassador--Charter Members. At that time we where sent a cryptic email assigning a concierge agent and told to contact them for details. Once I call my personal representative I received the great news about being selected and educated on all the benefits. During the call I was told that this would be a lifetime benefit; Marriott sent a fancy metal membership card also. With the full combing of the SPG and Marriott programs now and the announcement of the requirements to achieve "ambassador" status, will charter members keep their lifetime ambassador status as they have over the last couple of years. Has any heard anything regarding this????