2008 January Minutes

Minutes of the Education Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
January 31, 2008

In attendance: Paul Ciccone, Ronald Bates, John Bolduc, Donald Burbank, Anne Burtch, Kip Davis, Patricia Erricson, Nancy Gordon, Evelynn Lyons, Lora Merrill, Alan Messier, Catherine Newlin, Kathryn O’Leary, Joanne Pendleton, Candace Porter, Valerie Votto.
Absent: Marjorie Gatheral, Ruth Butler, William Child, Joan Clark, Heather Edge, Brad Favreau, Nicholas Gumprecht, Doryann Plante, Masha Robarts, and Edward Siciliano.

Paul Ciccone called the meeting to order at 9:02 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2008 meeting.

It was moved, seconded, and carried to adopt the auditing evaluation form that must be used by committee members who auditto be used for continuing continuing education courses and may be used by monitors of continuing education courses.

It was moved, seconded and carried to further research the offering obtain approval of the RESPA course for the 2008-2010 cycle.

It was moved, seconded and carried to have Kathryn O’Leary re-submit the following courses for the 2008-2010 continuing education cycle:

1) Identity Theft
2) Mortgage Fraud

It was moved, seconded and carried to not puersue offering the "Mold" class as presented by Eric Anderson.

It was moved, seconded and carried to submit the "Green Building" course from Tiger Group Inspection for approval for the 2008-2010 continuing education cycle.

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 A.M.
Next Meeting: February 28, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: Kathryn O’Leary Education Coordinator


Minutes of the Political Action Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
January 23, 2008

In attendance: Robert Kimball, John Bolduc, Donata Delulio, Debra Chamberlain, Lora Merrill, Kathleen Prater, and Thomas Switz
Absent: Vivian Torregrossa, John Vincent, and Paula Woodward.

Robert Kimball called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the November 28, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 committee meeting schedule as presented.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the current Committee Expectation.

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 A.M.

The next meeting will be on February 27, 2008 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.
January 17, 2008

 

In attendance: Susan Barnhouser , John Bolduc, Bruce Brast, Frank Busch, Merry Cassabria, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Paul Ciccone, Linda Davis, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Alvin Kinsall, Lora Merrill, Samantha Storey, Vivian Torregrossa, John Vincent, and Fran Waite.
Absent: Marilyn Lusher.

President Susan Barnhouser called the meeting to order at 10:46 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 December 20, 2007 ECRIS Board of Directors meeting.

Approval of the December 31, 2007 Financial Statements subject to audit.

CORRESPONDENCE:
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:49 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: Debra Chamberlain, Secretary

 

In attendance: Paul Ciccone, Ronald Bates, John Bolduc, Donald Burbank, Anne Burtch, Kip Davis, Patricia Erricson, Nancy Gordon, Evelynn Lyons, Lora Merrill, Alan Messier, Catherine Newlin, Kathryn O’Leary, Joanne Pendleton, Candace Porter, Valerie Votto.
Absent: Marjorie Gatheral, Ruth Butler, William Child, Joan Clark, Heather Edge, Brad Favreau, Nicholas Gumprecht, Doryann Plante, Masha Robarts, and Edward Siciliano.

Paul Ciccone called the meeting to order at 9:02 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2008 meeting.

It was moved, seconded, and carried to adopt the auditing evaluation form that must be used by committee members who auditto be used for continuing continuing education courses and may be used by monitors of continuing education courses.

It was moved, seconded and carried to further research the offering obtain approval of the RESPA course for the 2008-2010 cycle.

It was moved, seconded and carried to have Kathryn O’Leary re-submit the following courses for the 2008-2010 continuing education cycle:

1) Identity Theft
2) Mortgage Fraud

It was moved, seconded and carried to not puersue offering the "Mold" class as presented by Eric Anderson.

It was moved, seconded and carried to submit the "Green Building" course from Tiger Group Inspection for approval for the 2008-2010 continuing education cycle.

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 A.M.
Next Meeting: February 28, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: Kathryn O’Leary Education Coordinator


Minutes of the Political Action Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
January 23, 2008

In attendance: Robert Kimball, John Bolduc, Donata Delulio, Debra Chamberlain, Lora Merrill, Kathleen Prater, and Thomas Switz
Absent: Vivian Torregrossa, John Vincent, and Paula Woodward.

Robert Kimball called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the November 28, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 committee meeting schedule as presented.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the current Committee Expectation.

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 A.M.

The next meeting will be on February 27, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
January 17, 2008

In attendance: Susan Barnhouser , John Bolduc, Bruce Brast, Frank Busch, Merry Cassabria, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Paul Ciccone, Linda Davis, Cathy Duprey, Heather Edge, Alvin Kinsall, Marilyn Lusher, Lora Merrill, Samantha Storey, Vivian Torregrossa, John Vincent, and Fran Waite.
Absent: None

President Susan Barnhouser called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.

Presentations were made by ten of the 25 recipients of grants awarded due to the 2007 Community Benefit Raffle & Bazaar.

CONSENT AGENDA: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the consent agenda which included:
Approval the minutes of the December 20, 2007 ECAR Board of Directors meeting.

Approval the minutes of the December 20, 2007 ECAR Board of Directors Executive Session.

Approval of the December 31, 2007 Financial Statements subject to audit.

Approval of the following motion to authorize the officers and Executive Vice President to sign checks.

MOTION: That the below named individuals are authorized to sign checks, drafts, or other instruments or

orders for the payment of money drawn against the accounts of the Eastern Connecticut Association of

REALTORS®, the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS® Charitable & Education Fund, and the Eastern Connecticut REALTORS® Information Service. Execution of this authorization shall be in accordance with the bylaws of this association and each instrument of payment shall be signed by two of the below named individuals.

Susan Barnhouser President
Carol Christiansen President Elect
Debra Chamberlain Secretary
Bruce Brast Treasurer
John F. Bolduc Executive Vice President

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 Committee Chairs.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 appointments to the Grievance and Professional Standards Committee.
It was moved, seconded and carried to elect Heather Edge and Fran Waite as CAR Directors.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve to affirm the ECAR antitrust policy as presented.

PRESIDENT ELECT’S REPORT:
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:

EDUCATION COMMITTEE: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve following committee expectation:
1. Identify and provide relevant training regarding emerging issues to increase the success of the members
2. Develop and provide ongoing Connecticut mandatory continuing education classes
3. Coordinate and conduct the Association Orientation program for new members
4. Promote ECAR, CAR and NAR education programs and services
5. Provide a Principles and Practices course for new licensees
6. Develop and provide new sources of non-dues income

FORMS COMMITTEE:
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the following changes to the Purchase & Sale Agreement and implement the changes once the Forms Committee has completed an entire review of the Purchase & Sale Agreement.

13. COMMISSION: The real estate agency(ies) in this transaction is/are ____________________

   ______________________________________________________. Unless otherwise provided for within this Agreement, Seller agrees to pay the real estate commission as per the Listing Agreement, at the time of closing.

17A.   WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM CLAUSE – (See  remedy  clause  below)

This Agreement is contingent upon the Buyer obtaining at the ____________’s expense, by

___________________(completion date), a report from a licensed inspector indicating the improvements are free from active evidence of infestation and/or damage.

17 D.      STRUCTURAL/MECHANICAL INSPECTION CLAUSE – (See remedy clause below)               

This Agreement is contingent upon the Buyer obtaining a structural/engineering inspection report, to be performed by a licensed engineer or licensed home inspection  service at the _______________’s  expense, by ____________ (completion date). If said report is unsatisfactory to the Buyer due to any major fault(s), defect(s), damage(s), or safety issue(s) related to the electrical/mechanical systems or basic structure of the property, then the Buyer will provide seller written notice per the Remedy Clause. Any other repairs are deemed normal maintenance and the responsibility of the Buyer.

18.       REMEDY CLAUSE FOR INSPECTION(S) FOR A-H ABOVE – If an inspection/test indicates fault, defect, or damage is unacceptable to the Buyer according to the criteria identified in each inspection clause, then the Buyer shall either

a. Request that the Seller complete certain repairs to correct the fault(s), defect(s), damage(s), or safety issue(s) in order to continue with the purchase by giveing the Seller and/or Seller’s Broker(s) written notice within five (5) days of the completion date unless the written report is received sooner, in which case the written notice must be within five (5) days of the Buyer’s receipt of said report. The written notice shall clearly state the reason(s) that the inspection/test is unacceptable and shall include a copy of the inspection/test report. Failure of Buyer to provide written notice of an unacceptable inspection/test shall void any right of Buyer to terminate this Agreement. If Buyer provides written notice of such an unacceptable inspection/test, the Seller shall have five (5) days to inform Buyer that they are unwilling or unable to correct the unacceptable condition(s) at Seller expense. If the Seller fails to respond or Buyer and Seller cannot agree on correcting the unacceptable condition(s), the Buyer shall have the option  to terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the Seller and/or Seller’s Broker, in which case, all sums paid on account of the purchase price shall be returned to the Buyer. If the Seller fails to respond to Buyer in writing within five (5) days or if Buyer and Seller cannot agree on correcting the unacceptable condition(s) within five (5) days of Seller’s written response to Buyer, either party shall have the option to terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the other party, in which case all sums paid on account of the purchase price shall be returned to the Buyer.

or

b. If the BUYER is not satisfied with the results of such inspection(s), this Agreement may be terminated by the Buyer, at the Buyer’s election, without legal or equitable recourse to either party, the parties thereby releasing each other-from all liability under this Agreement, and all sums paid on account of the purchase price shall be returned to the Buyer, provided however, that the Buyer shall have notified the Seller, in writing, within 5 days of the completion date(s) specified in 17 A-H, of the BUYER’S intention to so terminate. If such notice is not received within 5 days of the completion date(s) specified in 17 A-H, the BUYER shall be bound to perform Buyer’s obligations under this Agreement.

At the end of the agreement with other notices:

NOTICE: For the purpose of providing notices under this agreement, the term Buyer shall mean the Buyer, the Buyer’s agent, or the Buyer’s attorney and the term Seller shall mean the Seller, the Seller’s agent, or the Seller’s attorney.

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve following committee expectation:

1. To create a professional and profitable environment for REALTORS® interested in the global market.

2. To provide services to enhance REALTOR® success in the global market.
3. To promote standards of competent and ethical practice in the field of international real estate

4. To prepare REALTORS® for changes in the real estate market, as global economic developments and immigration increasingly affect local markets.
5. Develop an effective international group that will attract new members, retain existing members, and provide programs that will assist them in becoming more successful international practitioners.
6. Encourage the offering of professional level educational programs, seminars, and courses which will keep members current on vital issues pertaining to international real estate.

7. Promote professional designation and/or certification programs available through NAR.

8. Create partnerships with local cultural, business and civic organizations to better serve our

community.

MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve following committee expectation:
1.       Coordinate an effective public relations effort that communicates to the public and the membership that the Association is the "Voice for Real Estate" in Eastern Connecticut<!–[endif]–>

2. Effectively communicate events, member benefits and real estate industry news to the membership and pertinent real estate industry news to the public

3. Promote membership in the Association and actively recruit new members

4. Seek out, evaluate and recommend potential member benefit providers

5. Coordinate and conduct effective general membership meetings of the Association that maximize attendance and provide informative content

TECHNOLOGY & MLS COMMITTEE: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve following committee expectation:

1. Monitor technology advances and recommend implementation by the Association and CTMLS.
2. Monitor and enhance the Association web site.
3. Evaluate available MLS services and make recommendations to the CTMLS Boards of Directors.
4. 3. Promote training for technology & the MLS system.
5. 4. Enhance the members’ E-Commerce abilities and the ability to communicate electronically
6. 5. Serve as a resource for all committees and the Boards of Directors for technology issues.
7. 6. Recommend changes to the Multiple Listing Rules and  Regulations for approval by the CTMLS Board of Directors.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:42 A.M.
The next meeting will be on February 21, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. at the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.

Respectfully submitted: Debra Chamberlain, Secretary


Minutes of the Forms Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
January 15, 2008

In attendance:  Frank Busch, John Bolduc, Andrew Cellemme, Paul Higgins, Alan Messier, and Masha Robarts
Absent: Lucien Laliberty and Valerie Votto.

Frank Busch called the meeting to order at 9:04 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2007 meeting

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 committee meeting schedule as presented.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the current Committee Expectation.

Frank Busch requested that committee members provide him with names of members to serve on a subcommittee that will be created to develop a commercial purchase & sale agreement.

It was moved, seconded and carried to recommend that the Board of Directors approve the following changes to the Purchase & Sale Agreement and implement the changes once the Forms Committee has completed an entire review of the Purchase & Sale Agreement.

13. COMMISSION: The real estate agency(ies) in this transaction is/are ____________________

    ______________________________________________________. Unless otherwise provided for within this Agreement, Seller agrees to pay the real estate commission as per the Listing Agreement, at the time of closing.

17A.    WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM CLAUSE (See  remedy  clause  below)

This Agreement is contingent upon the Buyer obtaining at the ____________’s expense, by    

___________________(completion date), a report from a licensed inspector indicating the improvements are free from active evidence of infestation and/or damage.

17 D.  STRUCTURAL/MECHANICAL INSPECTION CLAUSE(See remedy clause below)               

This Agreement is contingent upon the Buyer obtaining a structural/engineering inspection report, to be performed by a licensed engineer or licensed home inspection  service at the _______________’s  expense, by ____________ (completion date). If said report is unsatisfactory to the Buyer due to any major fault(s), defect(s), damage(s), or safety issue(s) related to the electrical/mechanical systems or basic structure of the property, then the Buyer will provide seller written notice per the Remedy Clause. Any other repairs are deemed normal maintenance and the responsibility of the Buyer.

 18.       REMEDY CLAUSE FOR INSPECTION(S) FOR A-H ABOVE – If an inspection/test indicates fault, defect, or damage is unacceptable to the Buyer according to the criteria identified in each inspection clause, then the Buyer shall either

 a. Request that the Seller complete certain repairs to correct the fault(s), defect(s), damage(s), or safety issue(s) in order to continue with the purchase by giveing the Seller and/or Seller’s Broker(s) written notice within five (5) days of the completion date unless the written report is received sooner, in which case the written notice must be within five (5) days of the Buyer’s receipt of said report. The written notice shall clearly state the reason(s) that the inspection/test is unacceptable and shall include a copy of the inspection/test report. Failure of Buyer to provide written notice of an unacceptable inspection/test shall void any right of Buyer to terminate this Agreement. If Buyer provides written notice of such an unacceptable inspection/test, the Seller shall have five (5) days to inform Buyer that they are unwilling or unable to correct the unacceptable condition(s) at Seller expense. If the Seller fails to respond or Buyer and Seller cannot agree on correcting the unacceptable condition(s), the Buyer shall have the option  to terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the Seller and/or Seller’s Broker, in which case, all sums paid on account of the purchase price shall be returned to the Buyer. If the Seller fails to respond to Buyer in writing within five (5) days or if Buyer and Seller cannot agree on correcting the unacceptable condition(s) within five (5) days of Seller’s written response to Buyer, either party shall have the option to terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the other party, in which case all sums paid on account of the purchase price shall be returned to the Buyer.

or

b. If the BUYER is not satisfied with the results of such inspection(s), this Agreement may be terminated by the Buyer, at the Buyer’s election, without legal or equitable recourse to either party, the parties thereby releasing each other-from all liability under this Agreement, and all sums paid on account of the purchase price shall be returned to the Buyer, provided however, that the Buyer shall have notified the Seller, in writing, within 5 days of the completion date(s) specified in 17 A-H, of the BUYER’S intention to so terminate. If such notice is not received within 5 days of the completion date(s) specified in 17 A-H, the BUYER shall be bound to perform Buyer’s obligations under this Agreement.

At the end of the agreement with other notices:

NOTICE: For the purpose of providing notices under this agreement, the term Buyer shall mean the Buyer, the Buyer’s agent, or the Buyer’s attorney and the term Seller shall mean the Seller, the Seller’s agent, or the Seller’s attorney.

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 A.M.

The next meeting will be on February 19, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.
Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Finance Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
January 14, 2008

In attendance: Thomas Switz, Ronald Bates, John Bolduc, Bruce Brast, Norm Krayem, Patricia Rodgers-Longo , and John Vincent.
Absent:Linda Davis, Robert Kimball, Alvin Kinsall, and Gail Whitney.

Acting Chairman Thomas Switz called the meeting to order at 11:02 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the December 10, 2007 meeting. There was one abstention.

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

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

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

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 committee meeting schedule.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the current Committee Expectation.

The meeting adjourned at 11:54 A.M.
The next meeting will on February 11, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the International Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
January 14, 2008

In attendance: Bruce Brast, Merry Cassabria, Thomas Cassabria, Ron Bates, John Bolduc, Donata Delulio, Patricia Williams Kelley, and Vivian Torregrossa.
Absent:Lea Borgne, Don Burbank, Deb Chamberlain, Bill Cheng, Sal Costanza, Tricia Cunningham, Vanessa Evans, Paula Hahn, Lorelei Mitchell, Priscilla Shabarekh, and Leann Souza.

Bruce Brast called the meeting to order at 10:02 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the December 10, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 committee meeting schedule.

It was moved, seconded and carried to request that the Member Services Committee approve the member benefit proposal from LLE – Language Services.

It was moved, seconded and carried to recommend that the Board of Directors approve the International Committee Expectation as follows:

1. To create a professional and profitable environment for REALTORS® interested in the global market.
2. To provide services to enhance REALTOR® success in the global market.
3. To promote standards of competent and ethical practice in the field of international real estate
4. To prepare REALTORS® for changes in the real estate market, as global economic developments and immigration increasingly affect local markets.
5. Develop an effective international group that will attract new members, retain existing members, and provide programs that will assist them in becoming more successful international practitioners.
6. Encourage the offering of professional level educational programs, seminars, and courses which will keep members current on vital issues pertaining to international real estate.
7. Promote professional designation and/or certification programs available through NAR.
8. Create partnerships with local cultural, business and civic organizations to better serve our community.

It was moved, seconded and carried to create a checklist of items that new homeowners would need at the next meeting. Ideas should be forwarded to Merry Cassabria.

It was moved, seconded and carried to create a list of different cultural organizations in eastern Connecticut at the next meeting. Ideas should be forwarded to Donata Delulio.

It was moved, seconded and carried to recommend that the Affiliate Committee have a Lunch & Learn seminar with an international topic and that the lunch be an international buffet. Ideas should be forwarded to Vivian Torregrossa.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:52 A.M.
The next meeting will be on February 11, 2008 at 10:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted, John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Member Services Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
January 11, 2008

In attendance: Lisa Royea, John Bolduc, Sharon Craig, Debra Chamberlain, Carol Christiansen, Dennis Palmer, and Leslie Robbins.

Absent: Jerome King, Jon Peck, Priscilla Shabarekh, Vivian Torregrossa, and Donna Yother.

Lisa Royea called the meeting to order at 10:09 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the December 14, 2007 minutes.

It was moved, seconded and carried to change the meeting schedule to meet on the 4th Thursday of the month except that there will be no August meeting, the May meeting will be on May 29, and the dates for the November and December meetings will be determined at a later date.

It was moved, seconded and carried to recommend that the Board of Directors amend the Committee Expectation as follows:

1.Coordinate an effective public relations effort that communicates to the public and the membership that the Association is the "Voice for Real Estate" in Eastern Connecticut

2.Effectively communicate events, member benefits and real estate industry news to the membership and pertinent real estate industry news to the public

3.Promote membership in the Association and actively recruit new members

4.Seek out, evaluate and recommend potential member benefit providers
5.Coordinate and conduct effective general membership meetings of the Association that maximize attendance and provide informative content

The meeting adjourned at 11:08 A.M.

The next meeting will be on February 28, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Housing Opportunity Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
January 11, 2008

In attendance: Marjorie Blizard, John Bolduc, Barnaby Bosanquet, and Judy Twitty

Absent:Jill Brennan, Philip Greene, Debra Gumbs, Mary Nasi, Stella Neves-Elbaum, and Priscilla Shabarekh

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

It was agreed to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2007 meeting.

It was agreed to approve the 2008 meeting schedule as presented.

It was agreed to approve the current Committee Expectation with no changes.

The meeting adjourned at 9:59 A.M.

The next meeting will be on February 8, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John F. Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Community Relations Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors®, Inc.
January 8, 2008

In attendance: Samantha Storey, Patrick Baxter, John Bolduc, Tammy Boles-Senkewitcz, Barnaby Bosanquet, Joan Casey, Carol Christiansen, Joy Fichera, Marilyn Lusher, Catherine Newlin, and Jacqueline Thurman.
Absent: Cheryl Auerbach, Lainie Holder, Brooke Pickett, and James Ryder.

Samantha Storey called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the December 4, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 committee meeting schedule as presented.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the current Committee Expectation.

The committee agreed to participate in the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days program.

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®
January 8, 2008

In attendance: Marvin Elbaum, Ronald Bates, John Bolduc, Frank Busch, Patricia Erricson, Paul Higgins, Masha Robarts, and Daniel Sperduto.
Absent: Eric Greenstein, Lucien Laliberty, Lisa Rapose, Sandra Thompson, and Fran Waite.

Marvin Elbaum called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the December 4, 2007 meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to investigate the cost of hiring a web design consultant to review the web site and recommend improvements.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2008 meeting schedule as presented.

It was moved, seconded and carried to recommend that the Board of Directors revise the Committee Expectation as follows:

1. Monitor technology advances and recommend implementation by the Association and CTMLS.

2. Monitor and enhance the Association web site.

3. Evaluate available MLS services and make recommendations to the CTMLS Boards of Directors.

4. 3. Promote training for technology & the MLS system.

5. 4. Enhance the members’ E-Commerce abilities and the ability to communicate electronically

6. 5. Serve as a resource for all committees and the Boards of Directors for technology issues.

7. 6. Recommend changes to the Multiple Listing Rules and Regulations for approval by the CTMLS Board of Directors.

It was moved, seconded and carried to create a technology page on the web site.

It was moved, seconded and carried to invite Barbara Horvath from CTMLS to be a guest speaker at the next committee meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 10:47 A.M.
The next meeting will be on February 5, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: John Bolduc, Executive Vice President


Minutes of the Education Committee Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
January 3, 2008

In attendance: Paul Ciccone, John Bolduc, Donald Burbank, Ruth Butler, Heather Edge, Patricia Erricson, Nancy Gordon, Nicholas Gumprecht, Lora Merrill, Alan Messier, Catherine Newlin, Kathryn O’Leary, Doryann Plante, Candace Porter, Masha Robarts, Edward Siciliano.
Absent: Marjorie Gatheral, Anne Burtch, William Child, Joan Clark, Kip Davis, Brad Favreau, Evelynn Lyons, Lorelei Mitchell, Valerie Votto.

Paul Ciccone called the meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the November 1, 2007 meeting.

It was moved and seconded that members of the Education Committee be allowed to audit continuing education classes at no cost and not receive credit for the class, subject to space availability.

It was moved and seconded to amend the motion to allow an education committee person to audit a continuing education course at no charge and allow them to receive credit for that course. The amendment was defeated

The original motion carried. There was one opposed.

It was moved, seconded and carried to change the following education committee dates as follows:

• A meeting will take place on January 31, 2008 and replace the February 7, 2008 meeting.
• A meeting will take place on February 28, 2008 and replace the March 6, 2008 meeting.
• There will not be an education committee meeting for the month of March, 2008.

It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the current committee expectation with an amendment to item 2 as follows:

• Develop and provide ongoing Connecticut mandatory continuing education classes.

It was moved, seconded and carried to further research having Peter West as an instructor for REBAC courses.

It was moved, seconded and carried to further research offering the NAR RESPA course when it becomes available.

It was moved, seconded and carried to further research offering "Identity Theft" with Tom Nash of United Realty Group.

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 A.M.
Next Meeting: January 31, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.

Respectfully submitted: Kathryn O’Leary, Education Coordinator