MAR Winter Meetings in Review

MAR Winter Meetings in Review

MAR Winter Meetings Recap

MAR 2018 Professional Standards Committee meeting in Jackson on January 31

Gary Parker and Schneika Stokes, Chair and Vice Chair of 2018 MAR Professional Standards Committee, conduct this committee meeting with staff liaison Jeanelle Marshall.

2018 Issues Mobilization Fund Committee

David Griffith, Karen Glass, and Kris Davis participate in the 2018 Issues Mobilization Fund Committee meeting.

At the MAR Winter Meetings, volunteer leadership and committee members discussed a wide variety of issues concerning Mississippi REALTORS®, including such things as the need and context for updated MAR standard forms; the professional standards enforcement process; association operations; the engagement by REALTORS® in our advocacy efforts; the LeadershipMAR program and growing our Young Professionals Network (YPN). Committee meeting minutes will be posted to the member-protected section of MSrealtors.org later this month.

MARPAC Drawdown and Lip Sync Throwdown

NWMAR Village Peeps

The 2018 Lip Sync Throwdown winning team is NWMAR Village Peeps–Michele Johnston, Amy Patterson, Christy Savage, Fran Boling, Mike Anderson, Jay McMiller, and Amanda Woods.

MARPAC Drawdown Winners

MARPAC Drawdown Grand Prize winners include Ernie Clark, Bethany Culley, Ellen Short, Gena Nolan (pictured), and Cynthia Joachim (not pictured).

The MARPAC Drawdown event following the Winter Meetings was a runaway success. We changed the venue to The South on East Silas Brown Street in downtown Jackson. We also introduced a new competition–the Lip Sync Throwdown–and the Northwest Mississippi Association of REALTORS® Village Peeps got the crowd going with their performance of “YMCA.” Mississippi REALTORS® raised almost $75,000 for MARPAC, and the following lucky winners split the Drawdown grand prize of $5,000–Ernie Clark, Bethany Culley, Ellen Short, Gena Nolan, and Cynthia Joachim.

General Membership Meeting

Julie Minto

Julie Minto of Mobile, Alabama, addresses Mississippi REALTORS® at our General Membership Meeting.

Philip Gunn

Philip Gunn, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, discusses legislative issues pertinent to Mississippi REALTORS® and those we represent.

On Thursday, February 1, the Mississippi REALTORS® held its General Membership Meeting where NAR REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Liaison Julie Minto from Mobile, Alabama, stressed the importance of RPAC and celebrated Mississippi REALTORS®’ RPAC participation rate and response to NAR’s tax reform Calls to Action (CFAs), among other achievements. Philip Gunn, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, extolled the benefits of the First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account legislation that was passed last year. Speaker Gunn also shared legislative challenges facing Mississippians and that are pertinent to Mississippi REALTORS®.


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