NEWS & UPDATES
December 9, 2020
President's Message
Dear Members,

First of all I want to thank everyone who responded to our recent Be The Change/Project Hand Up paper drive. The folks at Project Hand Up were delighted to receive KWAOR's rainy-day delivery of a carload of paper towels, toilet paper and tissues--much-needed items in any winter, but especially as Covid-19 is surging. The KWAOR members who took time to deliver their donations to our office, and several others who made donations directly to the project are some of the reasons I love being a REALTOR®. We truly are a force to be reckoned with!

Last but not least, please know that we wish you all peaceful and restful holidays. Be on the lookout for a little something from your KWAOR Board and Staff in your US mail box.

Stay safe,

Greg Eccleston, President
(401)480-1701
KWAOR Foundation News
2020 PRESIDENT'S CHARITY BENEFITS FOSTER FOWARD AND SOUTH COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

KWAOR's 2020 President's Charity fundraising was augmented by an additional gift from the KWAOR Foundation, enabling grants of $1500 each to be distributed to Foster Forward and South County Habitat for Humanity.

Pictured, left at our delivery of the check and some pajamas to Foster Forward's office in East Providence on December 1st:
Left - Crystal D'Agostino, KWAOR Board Vice President
Center - Foster Forward Executive Director Lisa Guillette
Right - Mary Coutu, KWAOR 2020 Board President.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the raffle and to the Foundation Board for their thoughtfulness!

Learn more about the Foundation, and KWAOR President Greg Eccleston's 2021 President's Charity, at the KWAOR Foundation's Virtual Holiday Gathering Wednesday at 4 PM. Representatives from nine KWAOR grant recipients will be on hand to share their mission and goals. Wear your silliest sweater and bring a festive beverage to help us toast our impact in the community.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 813 0879 7001
Passcode: 249715
OR CALL IN:  +1 646 558 8656
KWAOR Members Corner
In Memoriam:
Donald Morash - Abbott Properties - KWAOR Emeritus
1942-2020
Don Morash, a longtime leader in Rhode Island real estate, passed away last week at age 78. Our deepest sympathies go out to Don's colleagues and family. His charm, energy and service ethic will be deeply missed.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Don's memory may be made to the Rotary Club of Warwick, P.O. Box 6803, Warwick, RI 02887-6803. (Please indicate that your gift is in memory of Donald G. Morash, Jr.) To leave condolence messages, please click here.
BE MORE EFFICIENT AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN 2021!!
Lunch and Learn: Time Management with Bill Fain
TODAY, December 9, 2020 at 12:00 Noon

Invest an hour to improve your efficiency, lessen your stress
and grow your business.

Join Zoom Meeting - Meeting ID: 876 3435 9809

OR Dial In: +1 646 558 8656
Brought to you by the KWAOR Education Committee
This Lunch & Learn is sponsored by
Statewide Smoke & Company Detector Installations LLC
Rik Hague is a retired Providence Firefighter.
He has been the owner & installer for over 27 years.
KWAOR MEMBER BENEFITS REVIEW:
SentriLock App and Lockboxes
Lockboxes are still $50 each(50% off!) for KWAOR members, and are in stock at the KWAOR office. 
Available for pickup by appointment on weekdays. Be sure to pre-order so we can have your lockbox ready when you arrive. Start saving time and impressing your clients TODAY! Call (401) 885-9300 to place your order.
DID YOU KNOW?
It only takes 5 minutes to download and install the FREE SentriKey App.
Call the KWAOR office at (401) 885-9300 for your activation email.
REMINDER: Please pay your REALTOR® Dues by December 31st!

Your 2021 REALTOR® National, State and Local Dues invoice is now available online. KWAOR Dues Statements are paperless and can be paid by credit card or check.
If paying by credit card, you must pay online--see instructions in next paragraph. Checks can be mailed to the KWAOR office at 2240 South County Trail, Ste. 3, East Greenwich RI 02818.

To access your invoice, go to KWAOR’s website homepage and click on the Member Login button (in the upper right corner of the page) to access the member portal. Log into your account by entering your username and password. If you don't know your username (which is your NRDS ID Number unless you've changed it) or password, or if you have questions regarding your dues bill, please contact us at 885-9300.

While the KWAOR office is currently closed for the Rhode Island "Pause" to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, our staff members are available to help over the phone Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. You can also drop your payment by check or money order in our secure drop box which is to the left of our office front door.
KWAOR Committees in Action
The KWAOR Community Outreach Committee has partnered with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to help the 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders who don't have enough to eat.

The RI Food Bank needs cash gifts. As of this morning we've raised $100. If each KWAOR member donates $1 here we can exceed our goal! Please give as generously as you can. Click the green button below.
RIAR News
COVID-19: Updates from RI REALTORS®
Click the image above to check for the latest information.
During the Rhode Island Pause, please avoid Open Houses if at all possible.


NAR News
NAR Board of Directors Extends Code of Ethics Application
REALTORS® will be held accountable for discriminatory remarks, actions
The NAR Board of Directors has approved a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee to officially expand its Code of Ethics to cover REALTORS’ conduct outside of their real estate duties.
Under the new rule, REALTORS who make discriminatory remarks, on their business or personal social media accounts, may be subject to disciplinary action. View a list of helpful links from RIAR here.
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