In the News Realtor Rambler May 2013
Our next General Membership meeting will held Wednesday, May 22nd at 7 a.m. for breakfast, meeting will start at 7:30 a.m. Our speaker will be Robert Kleinhenz, Ph.D., he is the Chief Economist a the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation(LAEDC).
As per the Victor Valley Association of REALTORS® Bylaws the Nominating Committee has been appointed by President Michele Davies with approval of the Board of Directors. The three REALTOR® members are as follows: Lupe Alvarado, Beverly Bower and Colleen Couse.
The candidates shall prepare a dual slate of candidates, if possible, for each vacant officer and director position. This slate of candidates must be completed prior to the May meeting. No person may be nominated for office unless they meet all of the qualifications for the office at the beginning of the term for which they are a nominee.
The Nominating Committees’ slate of candidates will be announced at the May general membership meeting and will be posted to the Membership through the official VVAR newsletter.
Additional qualified candidates for the vacant position may be placed on the Slate through the Nomination by Petition process. Nomination by petition requires that the authorized Petition Form be signed by at least 100 (One Hundred) REALTORS® of the REALTOR® membership. These forms will be available at the Association’s Business Office and will be accepted by the Association’s Executive Officer. The cut off for submission of petitions is 3:00P.M., June 21, 2013. Petitions CAN NOT be accepted after this date/time. If qualified, the names of the successful petitioning candidates will be placed on the ballot along with the other nominees, prior to the election date. The election will be conducted at the July General Membership Meeting.
To be nominated for President-Elect, Candidates must have been an active member of the Victor Valley Association of REALTORS® for three (3) years and shall have served as a local director for two (2) years or as a director for one (1) year and Secretary or Treasurer for one (1) year.
To be nominated for Secretary or Treasurer both Candidates must have been active members of the Victor Valley Association of REALTORS® for two (2) full years and have served as a director, or as a committee chairperson, or as a member of a standing committee for (1) full year.
To be nominated for all Director positions, all candidates must be active Victor Valley Association of REALTORS® members and have served as a chairman of a standing committee or served as a member of a standing committee for at least one (1) of the past two (2) years.
No elected officer or director shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. After one year has elapsed since service in office, such individuals are again eligible for election.
All qualifications for officers and directors may be waived subject to proof of equivalent service in another Association/Board of REALTORS® recommendation by the Nominating Committee and approval of the Board of Directors.
The offices to be filled for the 2013 election are: President-elect for 2014; Treasurer a two (2) year term, Secretary a one (1) year term; and four (4) Directors for a two (2) year term.
see application form below...
Slate of Candidates
Election of 2014/2015 Officers and Directors
2014 PRESIDENT (1 year term)
Kari Leon – Agio Real Estate
CANDIDATE FOR 2014 PRESIDENT-ELECT (1 year term)
Becky Otwell - Shear Realty
CANDIDATE FOR 2014/2015 TREASURER (2 year term)
Lupe Alvarado – Performance Realty
CANDIDATE FOR 2014 SECRETARY (1 year term)
Jason Landon – Real Living Hamilton Landon
CANDIDATES FOR 2014/2015 DIRECTORS
(4 to be elected for 2 year terms)
Catherine Haney – Shear Realty
Bess Kline – Bess Kline & Associates
Michael Knight – Century 21 Desert Rock
Ann McDonald – AMC Real Estate
Loretta McVey – Associated Realtors
Serena Whyte – Shear Realty
Board of Directors whose term is over are as follows: Past President Bess Kline; Secretary - Beverly Bower; Treasurer – Lupe Alvarado; Directors – Catherine Haney, Michael Knight, Karen Sanchez and Serena Whyte.
Returning next year are President - Kari Leon, Past President – Michele Davies, and Directors – David Alvarez, Carolyn McNamara, Cecil Volsch and Kay Williams.
Additional qualified candidates for the vacant position may be placed on the Slate through the Nomination by Petition process, Nomination by petition requires that the authorized Petition Form be signed by at least 100 (one hundred) REALTORS® of the REALTOR® membership. These forms are available at the Association’s Business Office and will be accepted by the Association’s Executive Officer. The cut off for submission of petitions is 3:00PM June 21, 2013. Petitions CAN NOT be accepted after this date/time. If qualified, the names of the successful petitioning candidates will be placed on the ballot along with the other nominees, prior to the election date. The election will be conducted electronically beginning July 9, 2013 at 8:00AM and voting closes on July 23, 2013 at 3:00PM. No other votes can be submitted other than electronically and at these times.
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For a century, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ Code of Ethics has served as a vital benchmark for conducting business the right way. This REALTOR Magazine article gives you a brief history on the Code as it marks it centennial in 2013.
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Archived versions of Your Membership, Your Way always will be a click away in the Market Response Center at http://www.car.org/tools/smart/resources/YMYW/.
New Members Applicants
The following applicants are applying for Association membership: Current REALTOR® members in good standing are invited to submit written comments in reference to these candidates and such comments will be processed in accordance with the Association Bylaws. Comments should be directed to the attention of the Executive Officer.
New Members Joined April 1 - April 30, 2013
Alam Realty - Shahid Rahman
Desert Castle Realty - Philip Davis
Exit Realty Blaine & Associates - Timothy Kirby
Keller Williams Realty VVMC - Kathryn Demarest
Lee Tabor, Broker - Elysia Marcione
Fidelity National Title - Chris Carpenter
REALTOR® Trademark and Logo Rules
Social and Professional Networking
The 4th Wednesday of every month there is a “General Membership Meeting” held at the association office with a continental breakfast provided. The breakfast is a benefit of membership to REALTOR® and Affiliate Members. We will have informative and interesting speaker. In addition to a continental breakfast and great speakers, REALTORS® can interact with other real estate professionals. Our Special Affairs Committee will be doing a 50/50 drawing; all proceeds will go to our local charities.
Political Involvement at Local Level
The REALTOR® organization is there in front of the local city councils, county Board of Supervisors and legislators in Sacramento and Washington DC fighting ordinances and other laws that adversely impact the real estate industry and REALTORS® ability to conduct their business. In 2005 we added a Government Affairs Director, Mr. Chip Ahlswede, to guide and assist us with the needs of our growing community. We urge our members to get involved by attending the VVAR Government Relations Committee Meeting. For more information contact the Chair Debra Ann Peterson at 951-7747. http://www.vvar.com/government-relations
VVAR Leadership 2013 Officers
Michele Davies – President
Kari Leon – President-Elect
Beverly Bower – Secretary
Lupe Alvarado - Treasurer
Bess Kline - Past President
2013 Committee Chairs
Bylaws – Bess Kline
Commercial – David Alvarez
Equal Opportunity – Camille Roberts
Education – Betty Henderson
Finance – Lupe Alvarado
Grievance – Mathilde Kirkland
Government Relations – Bo Goulet
LCRC - Bess Kline
Membership – Loretta McVey
MLS – Cecil Volsch
Professional Standards – Beverly Bower
Past Presidents – Cecil Volsch
Special Affairs – Jeanette Dickinson
Strategic Planning – Bess Kline
Young Professional Network
The Association Staff is here to assist you with all your needs. (760-244-8841)
Diane Smith- Executive Officer
Rosemary Chavarin – Membership Coordinator
Valerie Cotto – Membership Assistant/Store
Veronica Swarts – Bookkeeper
Kristy Pele – Bookkeeper
Jackie Guzman – Supra Administrator/Store
Visit our website: www.vvar.com
Victor Valley Association of REALTORS®
11890 Hesperia Rd.
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: (760) 244-8841
Fax: (760) 244-5589