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June 12, 2019

Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the May 8, 2019 Directors’ Meeting were approved.

The Directors reviewed updates to Bright MLS including changes to commercial property types, adding “No Pet Restrictions” to the Pet Restrictions field and updates to the Market Statistics Report so that options to search a particular area are not similar to the Market Performance Report, Listing Performance Report or Residential Activity Report.

The Long Range Planning Steering Committee reported finalizing its selection of attendees and waiting on confirmation of attendance. The Committee is continuing its efforts to secure focus group attendees and prepare topics for the group.

The Outing Task Force reported that there are currently 17 sponsors and 58 golfers registered for the September 5th event at Overlook. Another registration email will be sent after the July 4th holiday.

The Communications Committee reported meeting but required no action.

The Community Partnerships Committee reported that after completing its research the group decided to utilize the services of Bartolo Enterprises for this year’s Charity Dinner and indicated that several high-end prizes have already been secured. The Committee also made the following recommendations for this year’s event:  do away with the sideboard, sell flashing ice cubes for $20 at the bar and split the proceeds between TLC and the winner of a drawing at the end of the evening. The Committee is also considering changing the 50/50 raffle to a “Heads & Tails” game in 2020. After the 2019 Charity Dinner the Committee will discuss the following:  open attendance to include non-members, moving to a larger facility and the dollar threshold for higher-end prizes.

The Directors reviewed proposed changes to standard forms suggested by the Standard Forms Feedback Panel & Committee at PAR’s Spring Business Meetings. To review proposed changes, click here.

The Directors reviewed membership statistics and staff presented the new member applications, indicating that they have all been completed in full with everyone applying for an appropriate classification of membership. Upon motion by Mike Julian, 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. Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Joe Younger, they were accepted.

Staff informed the Directors that a contract with Rapattoni has been executed for a new accounting/membership software program with an anticipated integration timeline of 90 days. Staff is currently surveying the membership for their up-to-date contact information.

The Directors received communication from NAR regrading the approval of a three-year extension of the $35 per member annual special assessment to fund the national ad campaign through 2022, an update to NAR’s legislative priority issues, termination of the ReMax and Redfin exclusive partnership, T3 Sixty announcing its Visionary Award recipients, and an article from the WAV Group regarding CoreLogic’s opening access to the Matrix Client Portal.

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®

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