May 9, 2019
Full SPAAR Calendar

Looking for continuing education or networking opportunities? Check out all of SPAAR's upcoming events!

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Check out what classes and events are currently available at SPAAR

SPAAR offers many free and ongoing classes to keep members updated and in the know.

Check out the classes with availability below or check out SPAAR's calendar for a complete list.
May 10, 11am-2pm: SPAAR member appreciation Spring Cleaning Event

May 21, 8:30am-1pm: Biggest Tuesdays Sales Meeting Ever!

June 6, 8:30am-12:15pm: Required Module - Risk Management

Note: Many of SPAAR's classes provide Minnesota real estate continuing education. Continuing education courses must be attended in their entirety in order to receive credit for the number of approved hours (MN Statute 45.30 Subd.4a).  See full list of classes here .
Clean out your closets and reward yourself with lunch
The "Tot Boss" food truck will be onsite for lunch during this member appreciation event at SPAAR's 325 Roselawn Avenue East location.
Grand Old Day wants you!

SPAAR will be participating in this year's Grand Old Day Parade and we want you to join us!

Invite your family or friends for a fun and festive morning to walk in the Grand Old Day Parade as part of SPAAR from 8:30 to 11am on Sunday, June 2. We'll promote homeownership and draw attention to Fair Housing throughout the route. Sign up today!
 
Questions? Contact Joe McKinley at jmckinley@spaar.com. It's bound to be a fun time!
Be part of this year's Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever!
Registration is open for this year's event "Real Estate Professionalism and Today's Market" that has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate CE credit.
SPAAR is now accepting applications for Board positions
Consider serving on the Board of Directors for the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR). The 2019 Nominating Committee is looking to fill three director positions for 2020. The position has a three-year term and directors are asked to make attending all Board meetings a priority.
 
SPAAR is also accepting applications for three officer positions: treasurer, president-elect and president.
 
What are benefits of serving as a director or officer of SPAAR?
 
As a Board Member you'll have:
  • Opportunities to both learn from and teach others
  • Direct involvement in decisions that impact the association
  • A broader professional network of members, the community and civic leaders
  • New experiences that develop professional and personal skills
  • Social opportunities that often lead to lasting friendships
All candidates must have been a member of the association for one year prior to the date of the nomination and must be a REALTOR® member in good standing with no ethics violations within the past year.
 
If you are interested in applying for a Board position, complete the complete the application form here no later than Friday, June 14, 2019. Questions? Contact Tracey Douglas at tdouglas@spaar.com. 
SPAAR Facebook announcement coming this Saturday
Presidential fun at its finest with SPAAR's Leadership Team: Patti Jo Fitzpatrick, Patrick Ruble and Tracy Baglio.

Tune in to SPAAR's Facebook page this Saturday, May 11, at noon. In the meantime, are you signed up for this year's Charitable Golf Tournament yet? If not, what are you waiting for?
Coon Rapids REALTOR ® Forum drew a crowd

It was a full house at the Coon Rapids REALTOR ® Forum today, May 9, where members were invited to hear from city and school officials about development plans and more.
Toastmasters provides an hour of professionalism and fun!
All are welcome to SPAAR's Toastmasters club!

Toastmasters is a great way to improve your speaking skills, gain leadership experience, learn how to efficiently run a meeting from start to finish and network with others in the industry. 

 

Meetings take place the first and third Tuesdays* of each month from 1-2pm at SPAAR's 325 Roselawn Avenue East location. Interested to learn more or join? If so, contact Jennifer at jkovacich@spaar.com. *Note: the next meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, due to a scheduling conflict the following week. 

SPAAR member golf events are June 24 and September 11!
Sign up today to support Toys for Joy and the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation golf tournaments! Click on the respective links to register and to learn detail for each event.
It's a slam dunk -- basketball tournament supports homeownership
The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament is back in Saint Paul this summer and will support two local charities that work with or provide support to homeowners: the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association and Spare Key.

Interested in playing or putting a team together? Click here to learn about registration, teams, costs and deadlines. This year's tournament will take place June 15-16 at Saint Paul College, Lot. C. Come out and enjoy this family-friendly event!
RPAC supports candidates who support REALTOR ® interests

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) raises money to support candidates from the national, state and local levels who support REALTOR® Party issues. By doing this, RPAC ensures that programs important to REALTORS® continue to operate.  
 
RPAC is the largest nonpartisan political action committee in the state. Your support makes a difference! Learn more here or support RPAC today! 
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Keep up on SPAAR coverage and events by following on Facebook and Instagram

You can follow more news, events, activities and photos of SPAAR and its members by following the association on social media.

Like SPAAR on Facebook in two places by searching Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® and also SPAAR Charitable Foundation. Find SPAAR on Instagram at spaar_realtor.
Bring SPAAR Squad to you!

Interested in learning more about real estate issues, advocacy, education and events? Looking for useful content for upcoming office meetings?

SPAAR Squad is here to help! Our staff members are available to attend meetings and speak about a variety of relevant topics. We also provide onsite training (some with free CE) for groups of 25 or more. 
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