2022 Member Services Committee

Member Services Committee

1. Promote membership in the Association and actively recruit new members
2. Seek out, evaluate and recommend potential member benefit providers
3. Coordinate and conduct effective general membership meetings of the Association that maximize attendance and provide informative content
4. Maintain and promote the use of a formal process for member suggestions/recommendations.
5. Promote participation in the ECAR Honor Society.
6. Continue to offer and expand member benefit offerings, including insurance and group purchasing.
7. Educate the members about the different types of membership and their definitions, i.e., Affiliate, Designated REALTOR®, REALTOR®.
8. Develop and coordinate effective marketing and communication programs that positions ECAR as the “Voice for Real Estate” in Eastern Connecticut
9. Promote the value proposition (ECAR provides access to real estate products, technology and services, to help REALTORS® become successful.) to the members.
10. Communicate and market ECAR events, member benefits and real estate industry news to the membership.
11. Communicate all Professional Standards (NAR Biennial Code of Ethics course) and all applicable state licensing continuing education requirements to the membership.
12. Increase awareness of ethics and professional standards through member and public education such as Association newsletter articles, press releases, media interviews, cable programs, the ECAR website, and membership meetings.
13. Identify and provide relevant training regarding emerging issues to increase the success of all members
14. Develop and provide ongoing Connecticut continuing education classes
15. Coordinate and conduct the Association Orientation program for new members
16. Promote ECAR, CTR and NAR education programs and services
17. Provide a Principles and Practices course for new licensees
19. Provide mandatory and elective credit Broker pre-licensing courses for existing licensees.
20. Develop and provide new sources of non-dues income
21. Offer designation courses, such as GRI, CRS, CRB, ABR, and SRES to the membership.
22. Monitor and enhance the Association web site.

2022 Committee Members

Cathy Gonyo, Chair, RE/MAX Legends, cathy@cathygonyo.com

Stephanie DeBiasi, Vice Chair, BHHS New England Properties, stephaniedebiasi@bhhsne.com

Ronald Bates, Signature Properties of New England, ronbates4realestate@gmail.com

David Johnston, PrimeLending, djohnston@primelending.com

Marilyn Lusher, RE/MAX Legends, marilyn@marilynlusher.com

Dustin Maurice, Green Home Solutions, dustin.maurice@greenhomesolutions.com

Loretta McElwee, BHHS New England Properties, loretta.ann.re@gmail.com

Keith Turner, Homestead Funding Corp, kturner@homesteadfunding.com

Valerie Votto, Valerie Ann Votto, LLC, valerie@vottolaw.net

Jessica Yater Cash, Continental Realty Associates Ltd, jessica.cra@gmail.com


Committee Minutes:

2022 Committee Minutes

February 3, 2022 (First Meeting of 2022)
March 3, 2022
April 7, 2022
May 5, 2022 – CXL
June 2, 2022
July 7, 2022
August 4, 2022
September 1, 2022 – Postponed
October 4, 2022
November 3, 2022 – CXL

2021 Committee Minutes

January 7, 2021
February 4, 2021
March 4, 2021
April 1, 2021
May 6, 2021
August 5, 2021
August 16, 2021 – Special Meeting
September 2, 2021 – CXL
October 7, 2021
October 20, 2021 – Special Meeting
November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021 – CXL


2020 Committee Minutes

January 9, 2020 minutes
February 6, 2020 minutes
March 5, 2020 minutes
April 2020 – CLX
May 7, 2020 minutes
June 4, 2020 minutes
July 9, 2020 minutes
August 6, 2020 – CLX
September 3, 2020 minutes
October 1, 2020 minutes
November 5, 2020 minutes
December 3, 2020 Minutes


2019 Committee Minutes

January 23, 2019 minutes
February 7, 2019 minutes
March 7, 2019 minutes
April 4, 2019 minutes
June 6, 2019 minutes
May 2, 2019 minutes
July 12, 2019 minutes
August 1, 2019 minutes
October 3, 2019 – Cancelled
September 5, 2019 minutes
November 13, 2019 minutes


2018 Committee Minutes

November 8, 2018 minutes

September 7, 2018 minutes

August 2, 2018 minutes

July 9, 2018 minutes

June 7, 2018 minutes

May 3, 2018 minutes

April 5, 2018 minutes

March 1, 2018 minutes

February 1, 2018 minutes

January 10, 2018 minutes


View 2017 and earlier Education Committee Minutes

View 2017 and earlier Technology/MLS Committee Minutes


Previous Years Member Services & Marketing Committee Minutes

January 17, 2017 minutes

February 15, 2017 minutes

March 21, 2017 minutes

April 18, 2017 minutes

May 16, 2017 minutes

June 27, 2017 minutes

July 25, 2017 minutes

August 15, 2017 minutes

September 19, 2017 minutes

December 20, 2017 minutes


2016 Committee Minutes

January 20, 2016 minutes
February 16, 2016 minutes
March 9, 2016 minutes
April 19, 2016 minutes 
May 17, 2016 minutes 
June 28, 2016 minutes 
July 19, 2016 minutes 
August 16, 2016 minutes 
September 20, 2016 minutes
October 25, 2016 minutes – Cancelled
November 15, 2016 minutes
December 20, 2016 minutes – Cancelled

2015 Committee Minutes

January 20, 2015 minutes
February 26, 2015 minutes
March 18, 2015 minutes
April 21, 2015 minutes
May 26, 2015 minutes
June 3, 2015 minutes
June 23, 2015 minutes
July 9, 2015 minutes
July 21, 2015 minutes
October 14, 2015 minutes
November 17, 2015 minutes
December 15, 2015 minutes

2014 Committee Minutes

February 24, 2014 minutes
March 18, 2014 minutes
May 20, 2014 minutes
June 17, 2014 minutes
September 16, 2014 minutes

2013 Minutes

January 15, 2013 minutes
February 19, 2013 minutes
March 26, 2013 minutes
April 16, 2013 minutes
May 29, 2013 minutes
July 2, 2013 minutes
August 20, 2013 minutes
September 17, 2013 minutes
October 21, 2013 minutes
November 19, 2013 minutes

2012 Minutes

January 12, 2012 minutes
February 9, 2012 minutes
March 8, 2012 minutes
April 25, 2012 minutes
May 30, 2012 minutes
July 10, 2012 minutes

2011 Minutes

December 14, 2011 minutes
October 12, 2011 minutes
September 7, 2011 minutes
August 2, 2011 minutes