Dear REALTORS® and Affiliate Members,
We are reaching out to give you a quick update of information as we enter the holiday season.
Recently, your dues invoices were mailed out which are payable by January 1, 2020. If you have not received your invoice, please call our office staff to discuss. We are pleased to share with you there was no increase to your local dues again this year. Affiliate membership dues will be invoiced in early December.
The Board of Directors approved free educational classes in 2020, which the Professional Development Committee chaired by Sabrina Jones, Ned Baker Real Estate is working diligently on a great line up for the coming year with committee members. With the recent NWAR merge official in October 2019, educational classes will be held in at least two different locations for REALTORS® to choose from.
In addition, the General Membership Meetings (GMM) will continue to be held at the Scottish Rite Center on the second Wednesday of the month 8:30am - 10:00am with breakfast served and a charge of $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
During the new year we have eight GRI certification classes and NRA designations available to choose from. You don't want to miss our January GMM as we start the year hearing from City Mayors from Salem, Keizer, Silverton, Sublimity and Stayton.
In other news, The North Willamette Council (NWC) appointed Trudi Schmidt, Home Smart Realty Group and Mike Roth, Re/Max Integrity as North Willamette Council Chairs to the MVAR Board of Directors. They will join President Judy Gysin, Gysin Realty Group, President-Elect Chad Harvey, Harvey Realty Group, Vice President Ashley Fordham, Re/Max Integrity, Secretary Heidi Hazel, Berkshire Hathaway HS/REP, Treasurer Sue Curths, Berkshire Hathaway HS/REP, Directors, Patrick Sieng, Realty One Group, Ryan Steckly, Home Smart Realty Group, Damonian Pike, Berkshire Hathaway HS/REP, Onna McColly, Windermere Pacific West Properties, Zach Fischer, John L Scott WSL, Deanna Gwyn, Blum Real Estate, North Santiam Council Chair Drew Johnson, Berkshire Hathaway HS/REP, OAR Past President George Grabenhorst, SVN Commercial Advisors and Affiliate Chair Jazmin Hayworth, First American Title.
Join us for the Installation of Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® Officers and Directors and Holiday Program on Wednesday, December 11th at the Scottish Rite Center 8:30am - 10:00am. (Doors open, and breakfast served beginning at 8:00am, $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
In closing, this week we have mailed our Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities to our Affiliates. Annual sponsorships have been a great way for our affiliates to be more involved, to advertise, and take networking opportunities to a new level. Your support and involvement are an important factor in our continued success together working on behalf of 1300+ REALTORS®, and we want you know we appreciate the partnership.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families, wishing you joy when Thanksgiving is here and a harvest of happiness all through the year.
Jean Wheat-Palm, Executive Officer
Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS®