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August 23, 2004   




BALLOTS ARE IN THE MAIL . . . In accordance with the Bylaws, ballots have been mailed to all active REALTOR® members. Ballots must be received in the Association office no later than Noon on Wednesday, September 8th, in order to be counted.

The Annual Installation Reception will be held on September 9th at Mt. Airy Mansion in Upper Marlboro. For a registration form, click here.

COMMITTEE SERVICE . . . Committees for 2005 are now being formed. If you would like to serve, please click here for the online Committee Volunteer Form.

PRINCE GEORGE'S REALTORS® TO PARTNER WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY . . . PGCAR is moving forward with plans to partner with the Maryland Association of REALTORS® and Habitat for Humanity to build a house in Riverdale which will give a family a chance to realize the American Dream of homeownership. PGCAR will be responsible for raising the necessary funds and providing the manpower to build this home. This is a first for our Association and we know that we can count on our members to participate with us in this very worthwhile and exciting project. We are asking all members to write a check to the Partnership for Housing Foundation. No amount is too large or too small. All checks should be mailed to the Association office at 8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 225, Landover, MD 20785. If you would rather use your credit card, please contact Joan at the Association office. Thank you in advance for your generous support. For a contribution form, click here.

REMINDER OF ETHICS TRAINING REQUIREMENT . . . The countdown is on. NAR's quadrennial ethics requirement gives every member until December 31, 2004, to take an approved Code of Ethics course. Failure to satisfy this requirement shall be considered a violation of a membership duty for which REALTOR® membership shall be suspended until such time as the training is completed. NAR offers two online ethics courses at REALTOR.org that fulfill these obligations: one for new members and one for existing members. Questions can be directed to: Member Policy Dept.

NOTE: Classes are also being offered by PGCAR on a regular basis. An Ethics Class will be offered at the Association Office on the following dates: October 15, November 3, November 19, December 3, December 9. To obtain a registration form, please click here.

IN MEMORIAM . . . We have received sad news that Alice Anderson passed away on Friday, August 13th. A memorial service will be held at a future date. She had just returned to Maryland after visiting with her son in Texas. During her membership in the Association, Alice was associated with Long & Foster in Bowie and was very active with the Women's Council. Alice will be missed by all who knew her. We extend our sincere sympathy to Alice's family and colleagues. They are in our thoughts and prayers.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES . . . There is still space available in the following classes:

September 2nd - MD 6 Hour Required Course consisting of MD Legislative Update (3 hours), MD Legal Update (1.5 hours) and MD Fair Housing (1.5 hours) Instructor - Don Martin. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Association Office.
Taking all three classes counts for 6 hours of MD and DC Continuing Education Credit.

September 23rd - Creating Leverage for Your Buyer
Instructor - Matt Tove. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours of MD and DC Continuing Education Credit.

October 15th - Ethics
Instructor - Al Monshower. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours of MD and DC Continuing Education Credit. This class meets the NAR membership requirement.

Registration fee for REALTORS® is $25 for 3 hours of credit. The 6 hour class on September 2nd is $50. A $15 late fee is charged if reservations are made less than 3 days prior to any class. NO WALK-INS. For more information call the Association office at 301-306-7900 or visit our website at www.pgcar.com.

Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
8400 Corporate Drive  :  Suite 225 : Landover MD 20785
Phone 301-306-7900  :  Fax 301-306-8273  :  www.pgcar.com  :  ©2004, PGCAR

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