Awards Banquet and Installation
2018 Awards were handed out at Broadmoor December 12th.
Dinner and music from Swingbridge Band was enjoyed by all that attended.
Donations were accepted for Toys for Tots.
The 12th Annual Rotonda West Christmas Parade was held on December 1st. It was a breezy but sunny Saturday.
The EABOR Elves walked the 2.9 mile parade route proudly beside our EABOR Float. The Elves handed out candy to the kids
and EABOR cell phone wallets to the adults. Thanks to Pat Ottolini, David Haynes, Kim Brereton, Sharon Badrian, Beth Cashman, Ashley Herzog, Kevin Hyde, Rick O'Neal, Jeff Ament, Charles Miller & Kim Parks.
The participation was made possible by the Community Outreach Committee.
Annual Business Meeting 2018
The Annual Business Meeting was held Oct. 18th at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club to announce the results of the board election for two new directors.
Board President Kathi Obendorfer announced that Kathy Damewood and Jim Benson will serve on the Board of Directors beginning in 2019.
The CEO of the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, Merri Jo Cowen spoke to the membership about changes and updates that all REALTORS? need to be aware of when posting their listings in the MLS.
Another highlight of the meeting was County Commissioner Bill Truex. He spoke to the membership about several issues including changes in flood zoning, the new Sunseeker development, our homeless population
and red tide. Truex has been spearheading a local collection of hurricane relief supplies that have been transported to the Panhandle to help victims of Hurricane Michael.
The need is great for so many that lost everything. Donations can be made safely online through the Florida REALTORS? Disaster Relief Fund at FloridaRealtors.org.
The meeting was sponsored by Rowley Insurance and Tailored Inspections.
YPN hosted Bingo in August to raise money for their Lemon Bay Scholarship Fund.
The event was a sell out and raised a little over $1000 and was a fun time for all!
YPN Pizza Night
YPN held a pizza/ game night to recruit new members on July 25th.
Fun was had by all and 12 members pledged to be a part of the Young Professionals Network.
YPN Lapel Pins were also handed out to loyal committed current members.
June Member Mixer
The June Member Mixer featured Deputy Kathy Duff & CCSB Vice Chairman District 3 Bob Segur
YPN Night at Stone Crabs
YPN raised $600 for their Lemon Bay Scholarship Fund thanks
to members buying tickets to the game and raffling off a purple heart amethyst
necklace donated by Caliber Home Loans. It was Purple Heart Night at the Charlotte
Sports Park when the Stone Crabs took on the Tampa Tarpon.
Habitat for Humanity
EABOR 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.
April Member Mixer
The April Member Mixer was held at Boca Royale Country & Golf Club.
The featured speaker was Florida Realtors CEO Bill Martin.
Fl Realtors VP Of Public Policy, Carrie O'Rourke spoke along
with CCSO Lt. Chris Williams.
The event was sponsored by Centennial Mortgage and 4 Seasons Air Conditioning.
YPN Ice Cream Social
Our Young Professionals Network participated in the State YPN Community Outreach Day, April 18th, by treating sixty local kids to ?Sundaes on a Wednesday?.
Members of YPN visited with the kids at their club in Tiffany Square and set up an ice cream bar so the kids could build their own sundaes with everything from chocolate syrup, gummy bears, sprinkles and tons of whip cr?me! Lickity Split Caf? donated the vanilla ice cream.
YPN Pub Crawl
YPN held a Shamrock Crawl and Poker Run on March 15th on Dearborn street.
The event was well attended and raised a little over $500 for the YPN Lemon Bay Scholarship Fund.