A Message From Peggy Kadow, Interim Vice President
Lori Hagenow resigned Tues morning. As our Policies and Procedures Manual dictates the Vice President's responsibilities include assuming the duties of the President in his/her absence. The Board shares the same emotions you do at hearing of Lori's resignation. She has a wealth of knowledge from being our past AE for 13 years and it is a loss for everyone that she is not continuing on as President.
Your Board of Directors and Officers continues to work hard to make every effort to act in your best interests. We have been challenged in lots of ways in last years, but I have to say mostly by the membership we are trying to protect. The Board cannot do this alone. If you don't like what is happening or what you think is happening I encourage you to get on a committee or run for office. Last years election we had a full slate of candidates running for office on the Board. I hope that we have the same interest again this next May. There is much work to be done, and never enough people to carry out the work. Committee members are a difficult thing to find and your participation is not only important but strongly encouraged. You are welcome to join in on any that interest you. Please let me know if you can help.
New Associate Executive
We have a new Association Executive starting 11/21/19. Many of you met her at the Veterans Dinner. Katelyn Burton. She looks forward to starting fresh. She has a degree in nonprofit administration and experience in quick books, she loves animals, and loves to be busy. She cannot possibly know more than any one of you know, at least for awhile. Please allow her to get the training she deserves in order to serve us to the best of her abilities. Be aware that Metro MLS is monitoring our Board for rules violations. This task has not gone unchecked while we have been without an AE. The goal of this effort is so that we are all on the same playing field. Imagine the chaos if we didn't monitor.
Holiday Appreciation Breakfast
Mark your calendars for the Holiday Appreciation breakfast to be held December 19 at Holy Family College Franciscan Music Center. 8:30 a.m.. This is always a treat. We will have turkey/ham raffle items again, I hope. There will be singing, if they show up, and we will be all decked out for Christmas. Please join us. You can RSVP by calling or emailing the Board office or by emailing or calling Peggy Kadow. Hope to see a full house at this always festive event!!
Realtor/Affiliate of the Year
Do you know a fellow Realtor or Affiliate that deserves to be nominated for Realtor/Affiliate of the Year? Nomination forms were emailed out to everyone earlier. You can fill out and return to me by November 30, 2019. Or email them to the Board email for Katelyn.. Awards for Realtor/Affiliate of the Year will be given at our December Meeting. (see attached forms)
In closing I want to say Thank you to each and everyone of you that came to the Veterans Appreciation night. Thank you for bringing a veteran or two. Thank you to all that have served so we can enjoy the freedoms that we probably take for granted. I hope that you were as moved as I was to hear the stories shared at your table and by our speakers. I especially encourage each of you to remember Deven Shei's story. What a tragedy, what heartache, what love, what courage. None of our problems hold a candle to what a veteran has had to endure. Lets remember perspective and know that together we can do wonders.
And I leave you with this message:
I encourage you to ask yourself..... Am I the problem or the solution? Even though we sometimes disagree the best solution to an issue is to be "part of the solution". I hope that we can be part of the solution not only during the challenging times we are currently facing but also in addressing further issues.
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Aspire Real Estate Group has recently acquired the Century 21 franchise name and is now known as Century 21 Aspire Group.
New Affiliate Member –Max Steimle of Shipbuilders Credit Union.
Upcoming Events - 2019
December 6, 2019 - Realtor Ring Day 9am to 5pm
December 16, 2019 - Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (Open to the General Membership) 8:30am to 10:30am
December 19, 2019 - Holiday Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30am Holy Family College Music Center