Our most recent BOD meeting was held on April 20, 2017 at the Vectra Bank conference room. We interviewed and did hire a new accountant for the Board, Dolores Sheets.
In other business: A Motion was approved to adopt a new logo, which will be selected by a Committee. We are looking for something colorful and something relative to our area and amenities.
As you are aware, we will be converting to the Supra system currently in use by the Durango Area Association of Realtors®. By cooperating with DAAR we are able to secure a lower rate and obtain a reasonable number of lockboxes for our expected inventory requirements. We have negotiated 500 Supra lockboxes, which requires the exchange our inventory of Risco lockboxes and Reader keys. The monthly rate per member will be $15.45 for the Ekey basic (billed monthly), OR $19.59 for the XpressKey (billed annually). This price has an API of 2.5%. Because of this revised decision to go with Supra under the agreement of the DAAR, our training period has been moved to June. As soon as all details have been finalized, we will alert everyone to the new timeline. Thank you for your continued patience!
The Dean Hanson Scholarship Committee will be meeting on May 4th to choose the recipients of eight scholarships. The Dean Hanson Award Luncheon will be held on May 18th at the Main Street Brewery so watch for menu details soon! Colorado Title & Closing Services will be hosting free CE Education that same morning at First National Bank; therefore we have moved the May Board Meeting to May 25th.
Currently, the Board has no Secretary position;. those duties fall to our AE. The Board has decided it will be beneficial to have a dedicated Secretary position serving the Board. Jason Witt has been appointed to the role of an interim Secretary pending our next election, where the position will be filled via Membership votes. The Treasurer position has been held by Bob Toles, who will retire from the position at the end of this term. A Motion was approved that the Board shall have separate Treasurer and Secretary Positions, to be added to the ballot this year. Please consider a position as either – or any – position with the Board!
Consideration of morning membership meetings, possibly bi-monthly, is on the table. If you have any input about this, please let us know. They could replace quarterly luncheons (but not eliminate all luncheons) and provide various educational opportunities from area service providers.
In a CREN update, Bonnie and Carol alerted us to the release of our new mobile application, Homesnap, at no additional cost to members. If you have not yet tried this service, please add it to your monthly bucket list. A reminder that we have Cloud CMA active in our MLS as a paid service provider, separate from our MLS. They do offer a free month trial.
Brenda Bates, FCBOR President
Board of Directors Meeting, May 25, 9:00 a.m. Board Office (Vectra Bank conference room)
Dean Hanson Scholarship Luncheon May 18, Noon at Main Street Brewery
Supra Key change and training - sometime in June
Bill Stanley – May 13
Mindy Rosenbaugh – May 14
Sara Staber – May 12
Carol Click – June 16
Lori Elworthy – June 1
Julie Suckla – June 6
Dawn Utrup – June 20