UNLOCK YOUR DOOR TO SUCCESS . . . Attend the 2004 REALTOR® EXPO AND TRADE SHOW at the LaFontaine Bleu on Wednesday, May 19th. The REALTOR® Expo provides an opportunity to complete six hours of continuing education in one day, obtain information from the exhibitors, and to network with your fellow REALTORS®. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Lunch and a Reception are also included in the registration. Will you win a Palm Pilot? All registrants are eligible for the drawing. For more information, please visit PGCAR's website at www.pgcar.com.
NAR REQUIRES ALL REALTORS® TO TAKE ETHICS TRAINING . . . Don't forget that, as a requirement of membership, by December 31, 2004, ALL REALTORS® must take 2 ½ hours of ethics training, as required by NAR'S Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual. NAR offers two online ethics courses at REALTOR.org that fulfill these obligations: one for new members and one for existing members. The on-line courses are available from any screen of REALTOR.org under "Quick links". Questions can be directed to: Member Policy Dept. (NOTE: Classes are also being offered by PGCAR on a regular basis. An approved Ethics Class will be offered on a monthly basis in 2004.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2004 MIDYEAR MEETINGS & TRADE EXPO NOW OPEN! . . . Join thousands of your colleagues at this year's Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 10-15 and be part of this historic meeting as NAR exceeds one million members. This important grassroots lobbying event in Washington D.C. gives you the best opportunity to show regional support for Mid-Atlantic real estate interests. Your involvement shows members of Congress that there is a unified voice on various legislative and regulatory issues affecting the real estate industry. Visit the Trade Expo, May 12-14, and actively participate in a real estate products and services marketplace where it's easy to meet with major suppliers of the real estate industry who want to inform you about the newest tools in the industry. With the Trade Expo conveniently located in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and FREE for all REALTORS® this is simply a must attend event!
2004 AWARDS NOMINATIONS . . . Forms are available to nominate the REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY), Affiliate of the Year, Distinguished Sales Associate, and Community Service Award recipient. Deadline for nominations is May 15th! If you need a form, please contact the Association Office.
RPAC MASQUERADE PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION PROVIDE FUN FOR ALL . . . All who attended Thursday night's Masquerade Party and Silent Auction enjoyed an evening of good food, good music, good company and lots of fun.
The RPAC Committee would like to thank all those who purchased tickets and attended. Watch our website for photos.
We also want to thank the following sponsors who gave so generously to make this year's event so successful. They are: Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp.; Beltway Title; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; David Young; Don Frederick; Fidelity & Trust Mortgage; The Fountainhead Title Group; Gregory Bennett; Homes & Land Magazine; Maximum Title; Pat Clark,/Express One Realty; Preferred Service Mortgage Company/Timothy Johnson-Upper Marlboro; Michael Johnson-Andrews, Doug Merkl-Oxon Hill and Jean Titus-Bowie; Pinnacle Financial; RE/MAX One; and Washington Mutual.
We also want to thank those who contributed items for the Silent Auction. They were: Jack Bannister/RE/MAX 100, Gateway Title, John Harrison/Realty Executives Main Street USA, Carol Herbert/Harmon Homes, Pat Kane/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, John Lesniewski/RE/MAX 100, Sonny Mossier/U. S. Inspect, Bob Stewart/Long & Foster-Laurel, Connie Stommel/RE/MAX 100, Jay Webster/Marrick Properties, and Lynn Gardner/Universal Title.
Last but certainly not least, we want to thank all those who contributed door prizes: AARCO Termite Control, Amerinet Financial, Ron Deem/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Imperial Pest Control, Patuxent Environmental Group; John Lesniewski/RE/MAX 100, Residential Home Mortgage, Ruth Wright/Murrell Inc. We appreciate their generous support.
NAR Tops One Million Members . . . The National Association of REALTORS® has become the first trade association in America to exceed one million members. Dues paying membership in NAR, its institutes, societies and councils, now totals 1,005,785, according to the association's latest membership data.
REALTOR® VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION RECEPTION . . . The Community Service Committee of the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® will once again honor REALTORS® for their volunteer efforts in the Community. If you volunteer, please contact the Association office to obtain a questionnaire or go to our website at www.pgcar.com. The Recognition Reception will be held at the LaFontaine Bleu on June 3rd, 2004.