2007 December Minutes

Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut REALTORS® Information Service, Inc.
December 20, 2007

In attendance: John Vincent, Susan Barnhouser, John Bolduc, Bruce Brast, Ruth Butler, Merry Cassabria, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Linda Davis, Robert Kimball, Alvin Kinsall, Lora Merrill, Samantha Storey, and Janifer Zacharski.
Guests (2008 Directors): Frank Busch, Paul Ciccone, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Vivian Torregrossa, and Fran Waite.
Absent: Marilyn Lusher, Adam Mancini, Rachael Sposato, and Gail Whitney.

President John Vincent called the meeting to order at 9:52 A.M.

CONSENT AGENDA: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the consent agenda which contained the following items:

Approval of the minutes of the November 29, 2007 ECRIS Board of Directors meeting.

Approval of the November 30, 2007 Financial Statements subject to audit.

CORRESPONDENCE:
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT: It was moved, seconded and carried to pay the Supra DisplayKey invoice in 2008.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
NEW BUSINESS:
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:01 A.M.

The next scheduled meeting will be on January 17, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. at the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.

Respectfully submitted: Carol Christiansen, Secretary


Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
December 20, 2007

In attendance: John Vincent, Susan Barnhouser, John Bolduc, Bruce Brast, Ruth Butler, Merry Cassabria, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Linda Davis, Robert Kimball, Alvin Kinsall, Lora Merrill, Samantha Storey, and Janifer Zacharski.
Guests (2008 Directors): Frank Busch, Paul Ciccone, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Vivian Torregrossa, and Fran Waite.
Absent: Marilyn Lusher, Adam Mancini, Rachael Sposato, and Gail Whitney.

President John Vincent called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.

CONSENT AGENDA: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the consent agenda which included:

Approval the minutes of the November 29, 2007 ECAR Board of Directors meeting.

Approval the minutes of the November 29, 2007 ECAR Board of Directors Executive Session.

Approval of the November 30, 2007 Financial Statements subject to audit.

Approval of the new REALTOR® Agencies, members and Affiliate members.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
PRESIDENT ELECT’S REPORT:
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: It was moved, seconded and carried to leave access to the Members Only side of the web site restricted to REALTOR® members only.
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Frank Busch, Paul Ciccone, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Vivian Torregrossa, and Fran Waite left the room. It was moved, seconded and carried to go into executive session at 9:38 A.M. for the purpose of considering an ethics hearing panel decision.

The meeting resumed at 9:45 A.M.

Frank Busch, Paul Ciccone, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Vivian Torregrossa, and Fran Waite returned to the room.

The meeting was recessed at 9:45 A.M.

The meeting resumed at 10:01 A.M.

The Board Leadership Manual was presented to the 2008 Directors and those present signed the Code of Conduct form.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:12 A.M.

The next meeting will be on January 17, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. at the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.

Respectfully submitted: Carol Christiansen, Secretary


Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
December 20, 2007

In attendance: John Vincent, Susan Barnhouser, John Bolduc, Bruce Brast, Ruth Butler, Merry Cassabria, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Linda Davis, Robert Kimball, Alvin Kinsall, Lora Merrill, Samantha Storey, and Janifer Zacharski.
Guests (2008 Directors): Frank Busch, Paul Ciccone, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Vivian Torregrossa, and Fran Waite.
Absent: Marilyn Lusher, Adam Mancini, Rachael Sposato, and Gail Whitney.

President John Vincent called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.

CONSENT AGENDA: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the consent agenda which included:

Approval the minutes of the November 29, 2007 ECAR Board of Directors meeting.

Approval the minutes of the November 29, 2007 ECAR Board of Directors Executive Session.

Approval of the November 30, 2007 Financial Statements subject to audit.

Approval of the new REALTOR® Agencies, members and Affiliate members.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
PRESIDENT ELECT’S REPORT:
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: It was moved, seconded and carried to leave access to the Members Only side of the web site restricted to REALTOR® members only.
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Frank Busch, Paul Ciccone, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Vivian Torregrossa, and Fran Waite left the room. It was moved, seconded and carried to go into executive session at 9:38 A.M. for the purpose of considering an ethics hearing panel decision.

The meeting resumed at 9:45 A.M.

Frank Busch, Paul Ciccone, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Vivian Torregrossa, and Fran Waite returned to the room.

The meeting was recessed at 9:45 A.M.

The meeting resumed at 10:01 A.M.

The Board Leadership Manual was presented to the 2008 Directors and those present signed the Code of Conduct form.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:12 A.M.

The next meeting will be on January 17, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. at the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.

Respectfully submitted: Carol Christiansen, Secretary


Minutes of the Forms Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
December 18, 2007

In attendance: Frank Busch, John Bolduc, Alan Messier, Masha Robarts, and Valerie Votto.
Absent: Andrew Cellemme, Toby Griffis, Lucien Laliberty, and Stuart Norman.

Frank Busch called the meeting to order at 9:07 A.M.

It was agreed to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2007 meeting.

The committee continued to work on the Purchase & Sale Agreement remedy clause. John Bolduc agreed to draft changes to the inspection clause, add an easy out clause to the remedy clause and add a notice regarding the definition of Buyer and Seller at the end of the purchase and sale agreement and provide the draft to the committee by email prior to the next meeting.

The committee agreed to add Mary Ann Agostini’s request for a confidentiality agreement to the list of new documents to be considered.

The meeting adjourned at 10:52 A.M.
The next meeting will be on January 15, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Member Services Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
December 14, 2007

In attendance: Vivian Torregrossa, John Bolduc, Sharon Craig, and Lisa Royea.
Absent: Susan Barnhouser, Carol Christiansen, Bruce Brast, Jerome King, Helen Madsen, Jon Peck, Dennis Palmer, and Donna Yother.

Vivian Torregrossa called the meeting to order at 10:12 A.M.

It was agreed to approve the November 9, 2007 minutes.

It was agreed to investigate LLE – Language Services as a member benefit.

It was agreed to give one $50 gift certificate from GiftCertificates.com and one $50 gift certificate from Ribbon Gifts as door prizes at the 2008 membership meetings.

The meeting adjourned at 11:06 A.M.

The next meeting will be on January 11, 2008 at 10:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Housing Opportunity Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
December 14, 2007

In attendance: Marjorie Blizard, John Bolduc, Chip Greene, and Stella Elbaum.

Absent: Susan Barnhouser, Jill Brennan, Joseph Grimmett, Mary Nasi, Peter Provost, Lena Schriever, and Victoria Schroeder.

Marjorie Blizard called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M.

It was agreed to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2007 meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 9:58 A.M.

The next meeting will be on January 11, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Affiliate Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
December 11, 2007

In attendance: Jon Peck, John Bolduc, Donald Burbank, Kip Davis, Alan Messier, and Dennis Palmer.
Absent: Chris Albanese, Michael Anderson, Lori Cataldi, Michael Hodge, Susan Napiany, Martha Parrette-Pray, Donna Yother, and Richard Zesk.

Jon Peck called the meeting to order at 9:15 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the September 5, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to donate the balance of the Affiliate Committee account to the ECAR Charitable & Education Fund. There was one abstention.

The committee agreed to discuss holding a general Affiliate member meeting at the next meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to conduct quarterly "Lunch & Learn" Seminars at the Holiday Inn from Noon to 1:30 P.M. and charge $10.00. The seminars and topics will be scheduled as follows:
Late March – Probate
May – Environmental Issues and "Green" building
September – Topic to be determined
November – Topic to be determined

Purchasing distressed or bank owned properties was suggested as a future topic. John Bolduc will place an item in an ECAR Update requesting "Lunch & Learn" topic ideas from the membership.

The committee agreed to discuss holding a social event at 2008 at the next meeting and to request that the Member Services Committee provide suggestions for locations and food.

The meeting adjourned at 10:13 A.M.
The next meeting will be on January 24, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. at the Association office.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the International Committeem Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
December 10, 2007

In attendance: Bruce Brast, John Bolduc, Lea Borgne, Donald Burbank, Merry Cassabria, William Cheng, and Sal Costanza.
Absent: Ronald Bates and Vanessa Evans.

Bruce Brast called the meeting to order at 10:0 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to request that the Member Services Committee negotiate a member benefit with LLE – Language Services for translation services.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 A.M.

The next meeting will be scheduled by the Chairman.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Finance Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
December 10, 2007

In attendance: Thomas Switz, Ronald Bates, John Bolduc, Alvin Kinsall, Norm Krayem, Adam Mancini, and John Vincent.

Absent: Linda Davis and Robert Kimball.

Thomas Switz called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the November 5, 2007 meeting. There was one abstention.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the November 30, 2007 ECAR Balance Sheet and Income Statement subject to audit.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the November 30, 2007 ECAR Charitable and Education Fund Balance Sheet and Income Statement subject to audit.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the November 30, 2007 ECRIS Balance Sheet and Income Statement subject to audit.

The meeting adjourned at 9:37 A.M.

The next meeting will called by the Chairman.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Community Relations Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors®, Inc.
Holiday Inn, Norwich, CT
December 4, 2007

In attendance: Marilyn Lusher, Susan Barnhouser, John Bolduc, Carol Christiansen, Cynthia Hellman, Cathy Newlin, Martha Parrette-Pray, and

Absent: Lori Cataldi, Bethany Cote, Tisha Ladia, Elizabeth Mioducki, Susan Napiany, Judy Rowley, Susan Sampson, Samantha Storey, and Donna Yother.

Chairman Marilyn Lusher called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2007 meeting.

The committee discussed tagging the raffle and bazaar items and assigned tasks for committee members to be responsible for at the Community Benefit Raffle & Bazaar at 11:30 A.M. on December 12, 2007 at the Holiday Inn.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:45 P.M.

The next meeting will be called by the Chairman.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Technology & MLS Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
December 4, 2007

In attendance: Paul Higgins, Ronald Bates, John Bolduc, Marvin Elbaum, Eric Greenstein, Lucien Laliberty, Pamela Ognisty, Masha Robarts, and Fran Waite.
Absent: Frank Busch, Adam Mancini, Lisa Rapose, and Daniel Sperduto.

Paul Higgins called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to create a Realtown Community called ECARTalk for members to share professional experiences and information and ask real estate industry questions.

The meeting adjourned at 10:25 A.M.
The next meeting will be scheduled by the Chairman.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President