2016 Southern Adirondack REALTORS ®
(formerly known as the Warren County Association of REALTORS®)
AFFILIATE COMMITTEE Chair: Michael Borgos, Esq., Borgos & Del Signore P.C. Responsible for promoting membership to the professional community. They host periodic networking events and informational roundtables.
BYLAWS & GOVERNANCE: Chair: Willie Bea McDonald, McDonald Real Estate Professionals. Responsible for reviewing, updating and coordinating all Association governing documents, including but not limited to its Bylaws.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH Kim Bullard, All-American Properties.com Responsible for developing programs for SAR participation in consumer outreach, community, charitable, civic and education programs that enhance the image of the Association and the image of REALTORS® within our community. These programs include but are not limited to: Bi-Annual Red Cross Blood Drives, Food Drives for Area Food Banks, Adopt-a-Family Programs, Hole in the Woods Camp Clean Up Day, and weekly Meals on Wheels Delivery Program.
EDUCATION/MEMBER SERVICES Chair: Johnna Joly, DeMarsh Real Estate. This committee has a dual role in researching and providing member educational needs, offering continuing education courses as well as assisting with the coordination of New Member Orientations and encouraging awareness of member benefit programs.
GRIEVANCE Chair: Michael Greenwood, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties. Reviews requests for arbitration and ethics complaints to determine if a hearing is appropriate.
MEMBER SERVICES: Chair: Sean Rogge, Realty USA To provide and promote services to benefit members, welcome new members and member orientation, and to solicit input from membership to facilitate the association's Strategic Planning activities.
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS Chair: Tina Denison, VanAernem Realty & Associates. Provides trained members to serve on ethics, arbitration or MLS violation hearing panels. Oversees Mediation & Ombudsman Services.
PUBLIC RELATIONS Responsible for keeping the public informed of timely Real Estate issues, reports and trends as well as Association community involvement and support activities and ensures that members of the Association are kept engaged and involved in member activities and programs.
REALTORS POLITICAL ACTION (RPAC)/HOLIDAY GALA Chair: Angie Mead, Gallo RealtyTo educate the members on the benefits of a strong REALTORS Political Action Fund (RPAC), and to create fundraising events and techniques to support RPAC.
LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Chair: Fred Monroe, Najer Realty Monitors local, county and regional issues that affect the real estate industry and educates the membership and communicates the needs and importance of government issues to members including but not limited to "Calls to Action" by NYSAR and NAR.
SCHOLARSHIP Chair: Bill Sara, Realty USA Develops and implements fundraising efforts to support the WCAR graduating Senior's scholarship programs. This committee designs and distributes scholarship applications and oversees the distribution of awards on an annual basis.
YOUNG REALTORS NETWORK (YRN) Chair: Ben Didio, Realty USA Develops and implements networking events, community outreach programs, etc. while providing commaraderie among "Young at Heart, Young in Business or Young in Age" member REALTORS®. While most members of the YRN/YPN are under 40, there is no age restriction whatsoever. Any REALTOR® member who thinks he or she would benefit from participation is welcomed.