2007 June Minutes

Minutes of the Political Action Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
June 27, 2007

In attendance: Donata Delulio, John Bolduc, Debra Chamberlain, and William Cheng.
Absent: Cindy Cassidy, Gary Duprey, and Joseph Presslitz.

Donata Delulio called the meeting to order at 9:05 A.M.

It was agreed to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2007 meeting.

It was agreed to include an item in an ECAR Update that explains where RPAC contributions go.

It was agreed to change the RPAC donor membership meeting PowerPoint presentation to include only 2007 RPAC contributors.

It was agreed to distribute pink balloons to RPAC contributors at the October membership meeting.

It was agreed to request that the Finance Committee include $2,000 in the ECAR budget for the committee.

The meeting adjourned at 9:55 A.M.
The next meeting will be on July 25, 2007 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut REALTORS® Information Service, Inc.
June 21, 2007

In attendance: John Vincent, Susan Barnhouser, John Bolduc, Ruth Butler, Bruce Brast, Merry Cassabria, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Robert Kimball, Alvin Kinsall, Marilyn Lusher, Adam Mancini, Rachael Sposato, Samantha Storey, and Janifer Zacharski.
Absent: Linda Davis, Richard Loomis, and Gail Whitney.

President John Vincent called the meeting to order at 10:24 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 May 24, 2007 ECRIS Board of Directors meeting.

Approval of the minutes of the June 14, 2007 ECRIS Participant’s meeting.

Approval of the May, 2007 Financial Statements subject to audit.

CORRESPONDENCE:
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT: It was moved, seconded and carried approve lockbox code sharing with the Mid-State Association of REALTORS®.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
NEW BUSINESS:

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:34 A.M.
The next scheduled meeting will be on July 19, 2007 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.
June 21, 2007

In attendance: John Vincent, Susan Barnhouser, John Bolduc, Ruth Butler, Bruce Brast, Merry Cassabria, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Robert Kimball, Alvin Kinsall, Marilyn Lusher, Adam Mancini, Rachael Sposato, Samantha Storey, and Janifer Zacharski.
Absent: Linda Davis, Richard Loomis, and Gail Whitney.

President John Vincent called the meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.

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

Approval the minutes of the May 24, 2007 ECAR Board of Directors meeting.

Approval of the May, 2007 Financial Statements subject to audit.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Susan Barnhouser as the Delegate Body member for the 2007 NAR Delegate Body meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to enter executive session for the purpose of reviewing the Executive Committee’s evaluation of the Executive Vice President and 2008 salary recommendation at 9:05 A.M.

The meeting resumed at 9:10 A.M.

PRESIDENT ELECT’S REPORT:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the revised ECAR Policy Manual as attached.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

HOUSING OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE: It was moved, seconded and carried to waive the ECAR dues and pay the CAR dues for Jane Dauphinais, Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance, subject to receipt of a completed application form.

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE: It was moved, seconded and carried to support an RPAC donation to Fred Allyn, Jr., candidate for Mayor in Ledyard, CT.

NEW BUSINESS:

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:17 A.M.
The next meeting will be on July 19, 2007 at 9:00 A.M. at the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.

Respectfully submitted: Carol Christiansen, Secretary

Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS® ECAR Charitable & Education Fund Eastern Connecticut REALTORS® Information Service, Inc. Policy Manual 


Minutes of the Forms Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
June 19, 2007

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

Frank Busch called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M.

It was agreed to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2007 meetings.

The committee continued to work on the Purchase & Sale Agreement remedy clause.

It was agreed to request that the Finance Committee allocate $7,000 for Omniform .exe files for access by all members and $100 for miscellaneous expenses for the 2008 committee budget.

The meeting adjourned at 10:22 A.M.
The next meeting will be on July 17, 2007 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the International Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
June 11, 2007

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

Bruce Brast called the meeting to order at 10:01 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to update the Spanish and Chinese forms that have changed since the translated versions were produced.

It was moved, seconded and carried to request that the Finance Committee approve $6,800 for the International Committee for 2008 for the following items:
Culturegrams $800
Updates to Chinese & Spanish translations $2,500
Newcomer’s Fair (rental, advertising) $2,000
Welcome Wagon $500

The meeting was adjourned at 10:38 A.M.
The next meeting will at 10:00 A.M. on July 9, 2007. The September 10, 2007 meeting has been rescheduled to September 17, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Finance Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
June 11, 2007

In attendance: Thomas Switz, Ronald Bates, John Bolduc, Linda Davis, Robert Kimball, Alvin Kinsall, Norm Krayem, Adam Mancini, and Licia Sas.
Absent: John Vincent

Tom Switz called the meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the May 31, 2007 ECAR Balance Sheet and Income Statement subject to audit.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the May 31, 2007 ECAR Charitable and Education Fund Balance Sheet and Income Statement subject to audit.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the May 31, 2007 ECRIS Balance Sheet and Income Statement subject to audit.

It was moved, seconded and carried to have the Executive Vice President explore including fillable and emailable fillable forms on the Members Only side of the web site for all ECAR members in the 2008 budget at a cost not to exceed $5 per member.

The meeting adjourned at 9:32 A.M.

The next meeting will on July 9, 2007 at 9:00 A.M. The September 10, 2007 meeting has been rescheduled to September 17, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Member Services Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
June 8, 2007

In attendance: Vivian Torregrossa, John Bolduc, Bruce Brast, Dennis Palmer, and Lisa Royea.

Absent: Carol Christiansen, Jerome King, Helen Madsen, Jon Peck, Amy Swan, and Donna Yother.

Vivian Torregrossa called the meeting to order at 10:05 A.M.

It was agreed to approve the May 11, 2007 minutes.

It was agreed to invite Judy Johannsen from CAR to speak on predatory lending at the October membership meeting.

It was agreed to request that the Finance Committee approve $20,000 for the Member Services Committee for 2008.

The meeting adjourned at 10:50 A.M.

The July 13, 2007 meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be on August 10, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Housing Opportunity Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
June 8, 2007

In attendance: Marjorie Blizard, Susan Barnhouser, John Bolduc, and Peter Provost.
Absent: Joseph Grimmett, Helen Madsen, and Lena Schriever.

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

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the March 9, 2007 meeting.

The speaker scheduled for the meeting, Jane Dauphinais, Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance, discussed to goals of SECHA. When asked what the Association could do for SECHA, she asked that we keep her informed about developers that want to do affordable housing projects and local legislation and zoning changes that would affect housing.

One possible idea for a Government Affairs Director seminar would be offering a seminar to developers on financing of affordable housing project.

It was moved, seconded and carried to request that the Board of Directors waive ECAR Affiliate dues and pay the CAR Affiliate dues for Jane Dauphinais of SECHA, subject to receipt of an application for Affiliate membership.

The meeting adjourned at 9:58 A.M.

The July 13, 2007 meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be on August 10, 2007 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Education Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
June 7, 2007

In attendance: Nancy Gordon, Don Burbank, Anne Burtch, Paul Ciccone, Kip Davis, Christian Driscoll, Marjorie Gatheral, Al Kinsall, Kathryn O’Leary, Joanne Pendleton, Candace Porter, Masha Robarts, Edward Siciliano, Camille Taylor, Valerie Votto.
Absent: Fran Waite, Ronald Bates, Andrew Cellemme, Joan Clark, Randall Conradi, Heather Edge, Patricia Erricson, Brad Favreau, Stephanie Gosselin, Nicholas Gumprecht, Martin Hart, Robert Kimball, Evelynn Lyons, Ann Stewart, Charlene Stucke, Katherine Swenson, Robert Taylor.

Nancy Gordon called the meeting to order at 9:02 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the May 3, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to acknowledge the comments and suggestions from the forms committee.

It was moved, seconded and carried to have the following speakers at the Trade Show:
1. Matthew Ferrara
2. Dynamic Directions
3. Robert Siciliano

It was moved, seconded and carried to not offer the mandatory continuing education classes at the Trade Show. The motion passed with 4 opposed.

 

It was moved, seconded and carried to charge every attendee $150 for the Trade Show.

 

It was moved, seconded and carried to create a subcommittee made up of Nancy Gordon, Joanne Pendleton, John Bolduc and Kathryn O’Leary to finalize the Trade Show.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the budget request as is.

It was moved, seconded and carried to see if the Appraisal Instructors will charge ECAR a higher rate to teach with the new fees established by the Appraisal Commission to determine whether or not to continue our Appraisal school approval.

It was moved, seconded and carried to cancel July’s Education Committee meeting unless something important/urgent comes up at which time an email will be sent to the committee.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 A.M.
The next Education Committee meeting will be on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: Kathryn O’Leary, Education Coordinator


Minutes of the Community Relations Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors®, Inc.
June 5, 2007

In attendance: Marilyn Lusher, John Bolduc, Carol Christiansen, Cynthia Hellman, Elizabeth Mioducki, Catherine Newlin, and Samantha Storey
Absent: Lori Cataldi, Bethany Cote, Tisha Ladia, Judy Rowley, Martha Parrette-Pray, Susan Sampson, Kathryn Schargus, and Donna Yother.

Chairman Marilyn Lusher called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M.

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

It was moved, seconded and carried to be a Bronze Sponsor for the Rotary Club of Norwich 2007 Gold Tournament at a cost of $250.00.

It was moved, seconded and carried to have the Executive Lunch Buffet for the Community Benefit Raffle with the following menu selections:
Salads – Tossed Garden Greens and Chef’s Seasonal Pasta Salad
Entrees – Pasta Primavera, Top Sirloin, Chicken Piccata
Potato – Herb Roasted
Dessert – Chef’s Seasonal Assortment

It was moved, seconded and carried to request that the Finance Committee budget $1,000 for the committee in 2008.

It was moved, seconded and carried to establish the following sponsorship levels for cash donations to the Community Benefit Raffle and Bazaar:
Platinum – $500+
Gold – $250 – $499
Silver – $100 – $249
Bronze – up to $99

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:50 P.M.

The July 3, 2007 meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be on August 7, 2007 at 1:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:
John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Technology & MLS Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
June 5, 2007

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

Paul Higgins called the meeting to order at 9:05 A.M.

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

It was agreed to send a letter to Windham County Designated REALTORS® requesting suggestions for new drop off locations for the Home Review magazine.

It was agreed to notify MLS users to contact ECAR first for MLS questions before contacting CTMLS.
The meeting adjourned at 10:31 A.M.

The July 3, 2007 meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be held on August 7, 2007 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President