News and Updates
April 29, 2019
President's Message
Hello fellow REALTORS and Affiliate Members,
KWAOR is doing some incredible things these days! The Government Affairs Committee hosted an amazing and informative panel discussion on affordable housing on April 11th. A packed crowd eager to learn more about the challenges Rhode Island and the rest of the country face with affordable housing. All of those in attendance left with a better understanding and some new directions to be the voice of real estate in their localities. A huge thank you to all who attended and thanks to NAR, RIAR, RI Builders Association, HousingWorks RI, Rhode Island Housing, Habitat for Humanity, Homestar Mortgage and the Town of South Kingstown. 
As the voice for real estate in Rhode Island, issues like Affordable Housing, Flood Insurance, Transfer Tax for Sales, Zoning and Legislation are the key issues that you should know about. Luckily, we have our eyes and ears to all that's happening locally and at the state and national levels. It's never been more important to show your support for those who are making change and influencing policy for home ownership. Please invest in RPAC today, any amount is welcome, your future depends on it.
In the coming weeks, Rhode Island's REALTOR team of leadership will join thousands of other REALTORS in Washington D.C. to let our voices be heard. We will bring back to you the information needed, from the front lines, to be more informed and better REALTORS.
And as always, get involved! You will never regret it, I promise.

Mark McHugh, Broker/Owner
Clearmark Real Estate
May Grape and Gripe
Network with your fellow REALTORS and Business Partners at Back 40!
Friday, May 3, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 pm
20 S. County Trail, North Kingstown

KWAOR Education Committee Brunch & Learn
Hoarders: The Hidden Disorder
Thursday, May 23, 2019
KWAOR Classroom
9:00 - 11:00 am, class begins at 9:30 am
$15 includes 1 CE Credit
Brunch and Learn Sponsored by Charlie Gomes with Movement Mortgage

KWAOR Annual Summer Event
Join us at the Valley Country Club on Thursday, June 27th for a fun evening of laughter with Funny 4 Funds. Benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Warwick.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Dinner and show begin at 6:00 pm

General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm
505 Point Judith Road, Narragansett

Special Guest Speaker: Nobu Hata, NAR Director of Digital Engagement
Topic: State of Real Estate Tech & Marketing

KWAOR Committees in Action!
Government Affairs Committee Hosting a Panel Discussion
On April 11th, the Committee joined forces with several panelist to discuss the current state and future of affordable housing in RI giving an amazing insight on many levels.
Panelist included: David Caldwell, RI Builders Association, Brenda Clement, Executive Director, HousingWorks RI, Dean deTonnancourt, President, Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Wendy Penn, NAR Manager, Housing Opportunity, Colin Penney, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, Amy Rainone, Director Intergovernmental Relations, Rhode Island Housing , Steve Tetzner, Vice President, Homestar Mortgage, and Robert Zarnetske, Town Manager, Town of South Kingstown.
Community Outreach Committee helping to Save the Bay
On April 7th, members of the committee as well as other volunteers, helped Save the Bay clean up at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett. Thanks to all who volunteered and to George's of Galilee for providing a delicious lunch buffet.
Community Outreach Committee supporting the Warm Center
Members of the committee helped serve lunch on Friday, April 26th at the Warm Center in Westerly.
Continuing Education Resources for REALTORS
Classes available at the Rhode Island School of Real Estate

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