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Minutes in Brief

September 13, 2017

Upon motion by Mike Julian, second by Lynn Zimmerman, the minutes of the August 9, 2017 Directors’ Meeting were approved.

Jennifer King updated the Directors on various ideas being considered to help offset costs for the Annual Banquet, indicating that the Task Force is reviewing all options.

Staff updated the Directors on Bright MLS™, including Bright’s offer of shareholder status to the seven participating Associations who are not currently part of MRIS™ or Trend™. The Directors unanimously approved accepting this offer based on the original intention of the work group and the previous review by Larson Skinner, PLLC.

Richard Boas reviewed the financials from this year’s golf outing indicating a budget surplus of $756. Upon motion by Mike Julian, second by Lynn Zimmerman, the Directors approved using the surplus from the outing, along with additional Association funds, to provide a $2,000 contribution to the Realtors Relief Foundation.

Richard Boas reported that the Community Partnerships Committee is continuing its efforts on behalf of the Association’s fundraising Charity Dinner for TLC which will be held on Thursday, October 12th, at Fireside Tavern.

The Directors reviewed membership statistics, and staff presented the new member applications, indicating they have all been completed in full, with each individual applying for an appropriate classification of membership. Upon motion by Doug Foltz, second by Mike Julian, the Directors approved the new members.

The Association’s Treasurer’s Report, as well as the MLS and Real Estate School reports, were reviewed and upon motion by Lynn Zimmerman, second by Tom Blefko, were accepted.

Communications were received from PAR relative to state-wide increases in sales price, from RPR™ regarding AVMs and from Zillow™ regarding its “Instant Offer Program”. In addition, the Directors reviewed sales and ShowingTime™ statistics through August.

The Newsletter Committee requested a name change to the Communications Committee to accommodate its various electronic communications, including blogs, tweets, etc.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

NOTE:  These minutes have not yet been approved by the LCAR Directors; corrections will follow, if necessary.

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®