I am honored to be your President. Thank you, membership, for entrusting me to be your spokesperson!
I’d also like to give a big thank you to our outgoing 2020 president, Mary Coutu, for all her hard work this past year. We encountered many unforeseen challenges, and Mary with the help of our fabulous staff, was able to lead us through.
In the coming year, my goals are to:
- Provide an open line of communication for both members
- Give back to our community through charity and our wonderful committees
- Promote membership education, raising our standards, and ethical practice.
- Promote Diversity throughout our Board.
- Focus on the goals of our Strategic Plan.
As incoming president, I’d like to name the charity of my choice: Be The Change/Project Hand Up
, which is based in West Warwick and services much of Kent County and Washington County. This is an independent, supplemental food source--a private organization with no affiliation to the food bank or state funding, which typically helps feed over 600 families each week (662 last week!). They foresee more need this upcoming season with Covid-19 issues affecting more and more families financially. They are a 501c3 charity and are all-volunteer with no paid employees. I look forward to growing a partnership between Be The Change/Project Hand Up and KWAOR.
I have recently met with our fabulous committee chairs and they are all looking forward to servicing our members and the community this upcoming year. We have a great team of leaders and I appreciate all of their efforts.
I am currently attending the virtual NAR Conference online along with our CEO, Linda Arcouette, and our President Elect, Bill Fain. We will be reporting back to you with any pertinent information.
As we approach the holiday season, I'd like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
Greg Eccleston, President