The Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Re/Max Mesa Verde Realty to choose the winners of this year’s scholarships. Eight (8) Scholarships of $1000.00 each will be given this year.
Jeff Follis, CREN CEO, will be doing a 2-hour training/presentation on Realist for each Association at CREN expense. You will be notified of the date and time.
New Mandatory Core Standards for Associations will be released on May 1, 2014. They will include Code of Ethics, Advocacy, Consumer Outreach, Unification Efforts, Technology, and Financial Solvency.
The Pinon Project in Cortez was the recipient of our CARHOF Grant this year. They were awarded $2500.00. The Annual CARHOF garage sale will be held at C21 West Slope Realty on May 17. If you have any donations, please drop off to Jo Ann at the C21 office.
The annual Home and Garden Show is coming up on May 2nd and 3rd. The Four Corners Board of Realtors® has a booth again this year. Dawn Utrup will be doing a schedule if you have any preferred times that you would like to man the booth.
Colorado Association of Realtors® (CAR) is raising their dues in 2015. Instead of $145.00, they will be $165.00 annually beginning next year. RPAC is requesting that each member donate $15.00 this year. If you have not donated this year and you are interested in doing so, you can drop off a check at the Board Office.
The Four Corners Board of Realtors® has donated $62.50 to the Cortez Fire Protection District for their Firepup Program, which will take place at local schools. That amount will service approximately 25 students.
The Colorado Association of Realtors® has accepted the Four Corners Board of Realtors® Certification Form for meeting the NAR Organizational Standards on March 31, 2014.
Denise has a new supply of lead booklets. If you need any, contact her at the Board Office.
Gerry Parker, President
Four Corners Board of Realtors
AE INSTITUTE – BALTIMORE, MD
I learned several things on my trip to Baltimore – things that will help me in the future, as I make my way learning the ins and outs of being an Association Executive. The NRDS and Ecommerce classes were very useful in helping me learn how to enter things properly and mastering the shortcuts. The classes in Investment Strategies for Associations were interesting and they had several options for small associations, although our investments do fairly well. They had several Keynote Speakers that were both entertaining and informative. My favorite was Connie Podesta, who did a personality shapes assessment presentation that was hilarious. There were several classes that I participated in, such as hosting an Association function, using social media, soliciting RPAC contributions, mandatory core standards, and increasing member engagement. These will help me in just about every aspect of my job. I met a lot of very nice people from across the United States and met a few that will be lifelong friends. The Inner Harbor in Baltimore was great. Lots of things to do and lots of yummy crab-cake restaurants. We rode the water taxi in Chesapeake Bay to get to certain locations and that was fun, but a little cold. Also went to the Aquarium in the Harbor and went to Gettysburg. Even though I did receive a Scholarship to help with this trip, all in all, I believe that the AE Institute is a good investment for the Association.