January 9, 2019

Upon motion by Christina Diehl, second by Mike Julian, the minutes of the December 12, 2018 Directors’ Meeting were approved.

The Directors reviewed the Bright MLS Work Groups’ progress-to-date noting that the Appraisers will meet on February 4th but the commercial practitioners have not yet scheduled another meeting. The Directors also reviewed concerns expressed by users following the recent Trend/MRIS conversion.

Ferne Silberman reported that the Quarterly Forum was held in conjunction with the Volunteer Luncheon indicating the following individuals were elected to serve on the 2019 Board of Directors:  President-Elect, Ferne Silberman; Secretary, Tom Blefko; Treasurer, Greg Bardell; Directors Paul Berdiner, Corinn Kirchner and Joe Younger. In addition, Richard Boas, Jr. will serve as President; Doug Foltz as Immediate Past President; and the following Directors will continue to serve their elected terms:  Christina Diehl, Jeff Funk, Donna Giovingo, Rob Hess, Bron Irwin, Mike Julian and Jeff Sisco. In addition, Richard Boas, Jr. presented the 2018 Elaine Vehovic Volunteer of the Year Award to Bev Hosler of Town & Country Realty.

Tom Blefko reported on the Community Partnerships Committee meeting noting that the 2019 Annual Charity Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, October 10th, at Fireside Tavern. This year’s theme is “Wacky Wedding Reception”. Ticket prices are $100 for participants and $50 for guests. Participant tickets will be discounted to $90 if purchased before August 1st.

The Directors reviewed membership statistics and staff presented the applications, indicating that they have all been completed in full with each individual applying for an appropriate classification of membership. Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Ferne Silberman, the Directors approved the new members.

The Association’s Treasurer’s Report, as well as the Real Estate School Report, were reviewed and upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Christina Diehl, were accepted.

The Directors received communications from NAR regarding its filing of an Amicus Brief in support of the AHP lawsuit, extension of flood insurance until May 31st and FEMA’s reversal on new flood policies. The Directors also reviewed a Capitol Hill Update regarding NAR’s Political Advocacy efforts, as well as a study tracking the state-to-state migration patterns in 2018.

Upon consensus, the Directors declined to purchase any additional insurance under NAR’s Professional Liability Program.

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®