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This Week's News
CEO Highlights of 2017
It's Awards Time!
Local Charity Event - Color on the Creek
The Frederick County Association of Realtors® experienced a year of growth in 2017.
- FCAR climbed above 1200 members for the first time since 2009.
- FCAR also grew in square footage, as we moved to a new office location with one-third more space.
- FCAR members donated over $19,000 to RPAC (about $6,000 more than last year). Regarding RPAC, new FCAR Government Affairs Director Lisa May and RPAC Committee Chair Peter Murray led a very successful phone-a-thon and office visits that resulted in over 35% of members donating to RPAC this year. Great job!
Regarding the office move, special thanks to Bill Armstrong for finding our new space, Filomena Thompson for leading the build-out, and Bryant Meldrum, Aaron Marsh, Greg Phillips and John Crum for all their help during the move.
As well as Lisa May, FCAR members were served by FCAR Director of Communications Karen Highland, FCAR Bookkeeper Astrid Sorrentino, FCAR Director of Programs Janet McKinney, and FCAR Member Services Administrator Barb Lee. I thank you all for your excellent work this year!
As we look forward to 2018, your Board of Directors, led by FCAR President Greg Phillips, will be working hard on your behalf during a Retreat the first weekend in January to establish a prioritized work plan for the rest of the year.
Happy New Year!
Steve Jarvis, CEO
Frederick County Association of Realtors®
It's that time of year...time to nominate outstanding individuals who enrich our local organization by doing a little more, going the extra mile, and always being there to lend a helping hand. Individual FCAR awards are:
- REALTOR® of the Year
- Community Service
- Rookie of the Year
The deadline to nominate your outstanding member is March 1, 2018
Please read the following FCAR Awards Guidelines for the details.
Color on the Creek Fundraising Event
If you've been in downtown Frederick in the last few weeks, you may have seen the colorful lighted boats floating on Carroll Creek this winter. “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” is the latest fundraiser by Color on the Creek, which is the charity organization responsible for maintaining the water garden along Carroll Creek from April until October.
Property Management People, (PMP, Inc.) has sponsored one of these colorful illuminated boats (Casa Galleggiante) with their chosen charity, Rebuilding Together of Frederick County. Here's how the fundraiser works:
You can support your favorite charities by voting for the boat (or boats) of your choice! Each vote is $1 and you may vote on one or more boats. VOTE HERE. Votes will be counted after February 10, 2018. 30% of the funds raised will go to Color on the Creek, with the remainder going to the charities of choice.
Here is a list of the boats, their sponsors and their chosen charity:
- The Frederick: Sponsored by Tourism Council of Frederick County, Charity: Color on the Creek
- Hope Foats: Sponsored by Colonial Jewelers, Charity: Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund
- Snake Dog: Sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery, Charity: Color on the Creek
- Stargazer: Sponsored by The Wine Kitchen, Charity: Color on the Creek
- Casa Gallenggiante: Sponsored by Property Management People, Charity: Rebuilding Together Frederick County
- All We See is You (#AWSIU): Sponsored by BB & T Bank, Charity: Frederick Rescue Mission - Faith House
- Carroll Creek Clipper: Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, Charity: Color on the Creek
- Heavens to Betsy* (*located on the Brewers Ally Rooftop): Sponsored by Berkheimer Group at Morgan Stanley, Charity: The Frederick Community Action Agency
About Casa Gallenggiante: Casa Gallenggiante in Italian means “House Boat". Here are some great pictures of the building of the boat: SEE PICTURES
About Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together Frederick County (RTFC) serves Frederick County by identifying and rehabilitating homes of seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and families with children, all living in low-income households, through the efforts of volunteers and community organizations. Local community volunteers perform the hands-on repairs during National Rebuilding Day, a single project day at the end of April, to ensure the homes remain safe and livable. In addition to National Rebuilding Day, RTFC supports several local programs, including Meals on Wheels and a Handyman service for RTFC clients needing minor home repairs; this service to the community is done on an as needed basis through-out the year with the help of our local volunteers.
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