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.
YPN Hosts Halloween Hijinks
YPN held their last mixer of the year at Noy's Bistro and Lounge.
Over 30 people attended with many in costume for the occasion.
A prize raffle was held to help the group reach their annual goal of $3000
to give away in Lemon Bay Scholarships for 2019. YPN announced that
they plan to kick off 2019 with a champagne toast in January at Noy's.
A big thank you was given to the 2018 YPN Investors who helped pave the
way for YPN's success in 2018. Barco's Accounting & Tax Service, Berlin Patten, Eblin Attorneys at Law,
Caliber Home Loans, Englewood Technology Group, Rowley Insurance, State Farm-Ron Smith Agency,
SWF Home Inspections, and Tailored Inspections.
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 Unveils Adoption Sign
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.
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.