Minutes in Brief
May 8, 2019
Upon motion by Christina Diehl, second by Joe Younger, the minutes of the April 10, 2019 Directors’ Meeting were approved.
Staff updated the Directors on the status of the Banquet Review Task Force indicating that the dates are still “secure” at the Marriott. A second visit to measure progress of the renovations at the Wyndham is scheduled for mid-June in order to assess the site for the 2020 Banquet.
The Directors reviewed updates to Bright MLS including the progress being made by the Commercial Work Group. It was noted that the Bright productivity and development teams, after reviewing communications from the Central PA C&I practitioners, have reprioritized their revisions/recommendations regarding definitions, layouts and features. The have moved the timeline from December to June of this year.
The Long Range Planning Steering Committee reported completion of a “site survey” and selection of the Hotel Bethlehem for this year’s Planning Retreat. At its next meeting, the Committee plans to finalize the selection of attendees and schedule focus group meetings.
The Communications Committee reported meeting but required no action.
The Community Partnerships Committee discussed the possibility of utilizing the services of Bartolo Enterprises for this year’s Charity Dinner. Donna Giovingo reported that the Committee is checking references and exploring what possible role this organization could play, and a final decision is anticipated at the next meeting.
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 Jeff Funk, second by Christina Diehl, the Directors approved the new members.
The Association’s Treasurer’s Report and the Real Estate School Report were reviewed and upon motion by Mike Julian, second by Ferne Silberman, were accepted.
The Directors discussed the Opinion Piece written by Robert Hahn regarding the current Class Action Lawsuit filed by Moehrl against NAR, Realogy, HomeServices of America, ReMax and Keller Williams. After discussion the Directors agreed it is imperative to continue to monitor this situation.
The Directors received an overview of the 2018-2020 license renewal period procedures, as well as an update on Association dues for 2019. It was noted that the recent delinquent letters resulted in the “reactivation” of 92 members.
The Directors reviewed a memorandum regarding the acquisition of zipLogix by Lone Wolf Technologies and its impact on the zipLogix forms embedded in Bright MLS.
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.