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November 29, 2004   




ANNUAL DUES MUST BE PAID BY NOVEMBER 30TH TO AVOID LATE CHARGE. . . Dues payments are now due and must be paid no later than November 30th in order to avoid late charges. Dues payments received after November 30th will be assessed a late charge of $25. Don't wait. Make your dues payment today!!

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 15TH . . . The Holiday Party Committee has finalized plans for this year's Holiday Party and it will be a fun-filled evening for all those who attend. The Party is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th, at the LaFontaine Bleu from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost of tickets is $30 per person. Once again this year the Association will collect Coats for the Homeless, Food for the Hungry and new Toys for Needy Children. We appreciate your generosity in past years and know that you will give generously once again this year. Click here for registration form.

REALTOR® DESIGNATION AWARENESS MONTH . . . REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month is recognized for the month of November. During this month, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® encourages members to start, complete, or continue an official NAR-endorsed designation or certification program. All REALTORS® can increase their professional image, marketability, productivity, and income through the pursuance of a designation or certification program. PGCAR will be offering GRI Series I classes beginning on January 20th, 2005. The classes are scheduled for 5 consecutive Thursdays in order to complete the Series I Courses. Click here for more information.

 

ONLY 32 DAYS LEFT TO MEET THE 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. The on-line courses are available from any screen of REALTOR.org under "Popular Links".

NOTE: Classes are also being offered by PGCAR on a regular basis. The Ethics class THIS SATURDAY, December 4th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. will be held at the LaFontaine Bleu. Space is available for 200 people. An Ethics Class will also be offered at the Association Office on December 9. This class will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and space is limited.

Classes are filling up fast, so be sure to make your reservations early. If you fail to meet this membership obligation, your membership will be suspended until the requirement is met. Anyone who is suspended from the Association will not be able to use the term "REALTOR", use Association standard forms, access the website or use Zip Forms, and will pay the nonmember price for MRIS and Continuing Education. PLEASE GIVE THIS MATTER YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. To obtain a registration form, please click here.

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

December 4th - Ethics
Instructor - Al Monshower. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon LaFontaine Bleu.
3.0 hours of MD and DC Continuing Education Credit.
Space is available for approximately 200 students.

December 9th - Ethics
Instructor - Al Monshower. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Association Office.
3.0 hours of MD and DC Continuing Education Credit.

December 10th - MD 6 Hour Required Course consisting of MD Legislative Update (3 hrs), MD Legal Update (1.5 hrs) and MD Fair Housing (1.5 hrs)
Instructor - Don Martin. 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Association Office.
Complete all three classes for 6 hours of MD and DC Continuing Education Credit.

January 7th - New Agent Survival
Instructor - Stu Stern. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. LaFontaine Bleu.
3.0 hours of MD and DC Continuing Education Credit.

All classes held at the Association Office are limited to the first 45 registrants. Registration fee for REALTORS® is $25 for 3 hours of credit. The 6 hour class on December 10th 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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