DUPREY INSTALLED AS 2012 ECAR PRESIDENT
REALTORS® from all over eastern Connecticut met on December 2 to install newly elected officers and directors for 2012. Wright’s Mill Farm in Canterbury hosted REALTORS® and friends as 2012 President Catherine Duprey of Duprey Real Estate took the oath of office.
ECAR member Robert Kimball, 2012 President of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® was the installing officer. Robert Kennedy, Executive Vice President of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® was the Master of Ceremonies.
In her incoming remarks 2012 President Cathy Duprey discussed her theme for 2012. She said “ Someone recently asked me why I care so much about being a REALTOR. WE are the people who can make the difference and MAKE IT HAPPEN for our communities and our industry.
MAKE IT HAPPEN for your client who needs your expertise to maneuver through that complicated short sale. MAKE IT HAPPEN when you have to recreate the tools your clients expect you to use to effectively market their property. MAKE IT HAPPEN when you choose to sharpen your skills so you can be at the top of your game or simply lend a hand to a fellow REALTOR. WE are the leaders of tomorrow, and the dream of homeownership is in our hands. Please reach out with me to MAKE IT HAPPEN for our selves, our families and our communities, and let’s MAKE IT HAPPEN in 2012.”
In her outgoing remarks, 2011 President Samantha Storey said “There are just too many good memories that I will leave behind. I have had the chance to play a part in some interesting experiences. I’ve done these things with so many terrific people it would take up an hour to name you all. These people have been supportive and inspirational …in good times and bad so I want to say thank you.” She concluded her remarks by saying “Sadly, all things must come to an end but Dr. Suess would have said “Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened” Thank you everyone for a wonderful year.”
Other Officers installed included: President Elect Paul Higgins (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage), Secretary Merry Cassabria (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage), Treaurer Alvin Kinsall (Randall, REALTORS®) and Immediate Past President Samantha Storey (RE/MAX Coast and Country).
New elected Directors include : Frank Busch (Performance Realty Group), Quincy Clayton (RE/MAX Property Consultants), Marilyn Lusher (RE/MAX Home Team), Joanne Pendleton (Crystal Real Estate Co.), and Ryan Lajoie (Johnston & Assoc. R. E., LLC),
Connecticut Association of REALTORS® 2012 Directors include : Cathy Duprey (Duprey Real Estate, LLC), Frank Busch (Performance Realty Group), Merry Cassabria (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage), Marvin Elbaum (William Raveis Real Estate), Paul Higgins (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage), Lora Merrill (William Raveis Real Estate), and Joanne Pendleton (Crystal Real Estate Co.)
Directors continuing to serve are: Marjorie Blizard (Randall, REALTORS®), Marvin Elbaum (William Raveis Real Estate), Patricia Erricson (Prudential Connecticut Realty), Gary Grimm (RE/MAX Coast and Country), Lora Merrill (William Raveis Real Estate), Susan Rich (Prudential Connecticut Realty), and Douglas Taber (Taber Realty, Inc.)
Becky Gerrish of Charter Oak Credit Union won the $50 Visa card. While Mary Ann Agositini and James Nicholas were not present to win $500 and $250, respectively, Marvin Elbaum was present to win $100 in the $500/$250/$100 drawing.
The following videos are available on YouTube:
Samantha Storey’s Outgoing Remarks: http://youtu.be/evQO2BfNzlY
Installation of Officers and Directors: http://youtu.be/LTqJZvJnEOc
Cathy Duprey’s Incoming Remarks: http://youtu.be/z-VX_9yG81I