Hello to all of our Members!
I’m hoping everyone is having an enjoyable fall and that your Halloween decorations didn’t blow away! As my term as President of our Association winds down, I look back at the past year as a success for our board. For the first part of the year, we were able to provide training, networking events, and conduct our leadership and committee meetings virtually. Our staff never skipped a beat and made the needed changes seamless. As the year went on, we were able to start to meet in person again with precautions in place. Meetings normally held in the conference room were held in the much larger classroom for spacing. We even had a new agent member orientation outside, under a large tent on a beautiful day. It turned out to be quite a success!
Speaking of successes, this year’s President’s Charity fundraiser was a great time with an impressive turnout! We raised a total of $6,500 for our two charities; South County Habitat for Humanity and Be the Change/Project Hand Up. The feedback from those who attended was very positive and all had fun!
Our board should also be proud that we have pledged over $6,400 to the REALTOR® Relief Foundation. This foundation was created after 9/11 to help those in need and gives back to our members nationwide in times of need.
I would like to thank Linda Arcouette, our fantastic CEO, for all the hard work and dedication she gives to KWAOR. She, with the help of our staff, does an amazing job running our board of over 2,100 members. I would also like to thank our Directors, our committee chairs, and our committee members for volunteering their time. Over the past year I was able to see so much of what you all do and how much you enjoy it. I would strongly encourage our members to get involved in a committee. You’ll meet great people and learn so much!
I would like to congratulate Bill Fain as our incoming President! Bill is a passionate, dedicated person who loves to learn and is focused on ways to improve and grow. I am looking forward to next year and our new slate of leadership. The future is bright for KWAOR!
Thank you all for entrusting me to be your President for the last year. It was truly an honor to serve the best board in the state of Rhode Island, and I have a higher appreciation for all who serve, volunteer, and participate.
Wishing you all a healthy, prosperous, successful, and happy upcoming year!
Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®