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September 2, 2005   

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE APPROVES SLATE FOR 2006 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. . . The Credentials Committee has approved the slate for the 2006 Officers and Directors. It is as follows:

President - David Maclin, Realty Executives Main Street USA
President-Elect - Donald Frederick, RE/MAX 100
Vice President - Linda Simpson, Weichert, REALTORS®
Stu Stern, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Candidates for Director positions (4 to be elected) are as follows:

Directors - Faye Bruso, Land & Commercial
Michael Cerrito, Cerrito Realty
Joanne Darling, Darling Realty
Pat Dowtin, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Joe Goldsmith, Gold Estates Realty
Cassandra "Casey" Lewis, Murrell, Inc.
John Lesniewski, RE/MAX 100
Patricia Long, Keller Williams Preferred Properties
K. Teya Moore, Beacon Shephard Realty
Emerick Peace, Keller Williams Preferred Properties
Wellington Uzamere, Long & Foster
Eugene Wright, Fairfax Realty
Ruth Wright, Murrell, Inc.

Ballots have been mailed out to every voting member this week. Ballots must be received by 12 noon on September 19th in order to be counted. If you hold PRIMARY Membership in PGCAR and have not received a ballot, please contact the Association office. Candidate resumes are on the website. The Annual Installation Dinner will be held on September 21st at the Greenbelt Marriott at 6 p.m. Mark your calendar now and don't forget to vote.

DUES BILLS HAVE BEEN MAILED. . . Dues bills for 2006 dues have been mailed. Dues are due and payable on October 1st 2005. Bills were mailed to your office address unless you requested to have them sent to your home. Also, you should have received an invoice from Supra (GE Interlogix) for the annual lease fee for your Supra Display Key. If you are going to turn in your key or discontinue your membership, you should do so before October 1st in order to prevent receiving invoices. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the Association office at 301-306-7900.

Supra iBox available in Prince George's
SUPRA LOCKBOXES. . . Please make sure that you do not put a PGCAR lockbox on a property located outside of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties. When listing a property outside of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties, you have two options with regard to Supra Lockbox use. One, you can bring your Prince George's County Lockbox to the Association office and have it deprogrammed and then have it reprogrammed for the area where the house is located. Two, if you feel you will be selling other houses in that area, you can purchase a lockbox from the Association in the area where the house is located. By putting a PGCAR Lockbox on a house located outside of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties, you are limiting access for your Seller. Thank you for your cooperation.

WOMEN'S COUNCIL TO HOLD ANNUAL ELECTION MEETING. . . The Women's Council will hold its Annual Election Meeting on Thursday, September 8th, at the Association office located at 8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 225, in Landover, Maryland. The Business portion of the meeting (for MEMBERS ONLY) will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., Michael Chelst of Fidelity and Trust will talk about WHAT EVERY AGENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CREDIT SCORING, MORTGAGES, E-LOANS AND THE LOAN PROCESS.

The cost is $10 for WCR Members and $25 for non-members. Brunch will be served. For reservations, please call Linda Simpson 301-559-8433 or Judy Blowe 301-353-8100.

Recent changes have been made in continuing education requirements. To renew a 2-year license, click here for the schedule showing the number of hours and course content required based on EXPIRATION DATE, LENGTH OF LICENSURE, AND TYPE OF SERVICES provided. PLEASE READ THE SCHEDULE CAREFULLY.

SPOTLIGHT ON PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY TO HIGHLIGHT SPECIAL OFFICES. . . As a feature in the monthly "Spotlight On Homes" supplement, Heidi LaMere of the Gazette selects an office every month that goes above and beyond the call of duty for a FREE 3/4 page ad highlighting their community involvement. Three Prince George's County offices, Long & Foster in Bowie, Century 21 Home Center and Long & Foster College Park, have already been featured. The articles outline the community efforts REALTOR® offices are involved in. We are now looking for other offices to be spotlighted. Nominations must be received at the Gazette. What is your office doing? If you feel your office should be highlighted over the coming months, please contact Heidi LaMere. Also, Heidi will accept your ad if you would like to advertise in this PGCAR Supplement.

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

September 19th - MD Legislative Update
Instructor - Don Martin. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

September 19th - MD Fair Housing Update
Instructor - Don Martin. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Association Office.
1.5 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

Registration fee for REALTORS® is $25 for 3 hours of credit and $15 for 1.5 hours of credit. 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

Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
8400 Corporate Drive  :  Suite 225 : Landover MD 20785
Phone 301-306-7900  :  Fax 301-306-8273  :  :  ©2005, PGCAR
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