Thirteen members recently spent a day helping Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity. EABOR’s Community Outreach Committee supports the organization that helps build homes that are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with zero interest loans. Since 1987, Charlotte County Habitat has helped 402 Charlotte County families achieve the dream of home ownership. Their homeowner program success rate is 96% and they continue to reinvest 91 cents of every donated dollar into their programs. Charlotte County Habitat is trying to finish 9 homes by their June 30th deadline. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact Pam at 941-639-3162 if you can help the organization, who is in their 30th year of making the dream of homeownership a reality for many local families.
A big shout out to members giving back for Habitat for Humanity:
Sharon Badrian, Jim Benson, Candy Brooks, Peggy Coates, Kathy Cruz, Ryan Hesse, Ashley Johnson, Tracy Meyer, Charles Miller, Marie Mills, Rick O'Neal, Luz Serrano and Jessica Souza
YPN gathered Saturday morning, September 22nd, to not only pick up trash but to officially unveil their sign at Ann Dever Park. It's a 2 year commitment to Keep Charlotte Beautiful. YPN has made it their mission to help keep our community clean. They started 2 years ago, periodically cleaning up area roads. This year, the focus began on Ann Dever Park. The group gets together to pick up trash every quarter and welcomes any EABOR members to come along for the fun. It's not only a great community outreach but gives the members time to network and get to know each other better. Watch the EABOR newsletter for the next cleanup opportunity. #GiveAHootmore»
The Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network held a pizza/game night for new members to learn about YPN. Twelve new recruits joined the ranks of a growing networking group that strives to give back to the community, make a difference by raising funds for Lemon Bay Seniors and always having a fun time. YPN Chair Matt Wojcik along with Co-Chair Traci Hamill hosted the event by discussing the organization’s history and inception three years ago to the success and growth they have achieved. One of YPN’s community outreach goals has been to continue raising funds to give “Englewood Proud” scholarships to Lemon Bay Seniors who are planning to go into a trade and stay local. YPN also has adopted Ann Dever Park as part of Keep Charlotte Beautiful with a two-year commitment to keep the park clean. The event not only welcomed new members but included a ceremony to recognize dedicated members who have helped strengthen the organization in the past two years. The honor pins were handed out “To today’s YPN and tomorrow’s leaders”. YPN is guided by the National Association of REALTORS®. Nearly 400 state and local REALTOR® associations
have their own young professionals network. Follow EABOR’s YPN on Facebook to keep up to date on the difference they are making in our community
The Community Outreach Committee promoted and supported the 3rd Annual Helping Hands for Englewood's Homeless, July 21st, 2018, at Noy's. COC member Jason Vollmer and his family hosted the breakfast to benefit St. David's Episcopal Church's mission, The Jubilee Center. EABOR wanted to help raise more funds this year by promoting, working and getting affiliate business partners to support the event. The efforts were successful, with a total amount raised of $5,000! A big shout out to Angel Staging Designs, Caliber Home Loans, Florida Abstract & Security Title, Four Seasons Air Conditioning, Rowley Insurance and Tailored Inspections for donating and working our EABOR "welcome tent".
The Englewood Area Board of REALTOR’s® Young Professionals Network has made it their mission to help keep Charlotte County beautiful. They proved that again Saturday by picking up trash at Ann Dever Park as part of The Great American Cleanup, which is the nation’s largest community improvement program, engaging more than 5 million volunteers and participants every year to create positive change and lasting impact in local communities. It is an initiative that is supported locally year-round by “Keep Charlotte Beautiful”. The common goal is to improve the quality of life in Charlotte County by engaging volunteers to keep the community clean and free of debris and beautify public spaces. YPN has adopted Ann Dever Park for two years as one of their community service projects. The group has committed to clean the park at least four times a year as part of the adoption.
The Community Outreach Committee Chairs, William Thompson and Sharon Badrian celebrated the completion of a Habitat for Humanity Home in Englewood that our members volunteered on in the fall of 2017. The chairs presented the family with a $100 gift card on behalf of EABOR at the dedication March 21st, at the home on Clearwater. Affiliate member, Charles Miller was also on hand for the celebration and presented each of the three children with gift cards to purchase new bicycles. Charles was one of several EABOR members that volunteered in the building of this home. Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 30 years with the building of 30 homes this year. EABOR is proud to continue our support of this organization to help families pursue the dream of affordable homeownership.more»
The Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network recently held a public tech workshop. The “Tech Check” was conducted at the board office with a presentation given by Marc Manna of Englewood Technology Group, that focused on the importance of safety and security online. The goal of the event was for YPN to give back by giving one on one help to those that had technology problems. Everyone that attended left knowing more than when they arrived. The workshop was overseen by Marc Manna and Chris Kropilak from Englewood Technology Group. YPN plans to hold another free workshop in late January. Follow the group on Facebook for upcoming details. YPN exists to facilitate opportunities for involvement in REALTOR® Association leadership through education and networking. EABOR’S YPN is led by Chair Matt Wojcik.more»