TCRA 2019 Committees and Chairpersons

Committee Chairperson Contact Information Event Date
Affiliate Showcase Christina Janis 360-888-2295 March 8, 2019
Annual Awards* Tonia DeBeaux 360-632-6271 March 8, 2019
Bell Ringing Gregory Moe 360-556-1513 December 6, 2019
Budget and Finance* Kim Torres 360-561-2524
Bylaws and Policies* Kathy Cross Reece 360-951-1360
Candidate Interviews Scotty Mills 253-405-2936
Charity Wreath Auction Polly Barber 360-791-3595 December 13, 2019
Communications*
Community Service Day Ed Kunkel, Jr 360-789-4708 May 23, 2019
Designated Broker Lunch Kevin Gordham 360-701-1622
Education* Katie Parkinson 360-701-3855
Diversity Committee Mark Kitabayashi 360-888-2210
Flag Day Gregory Moe 360-556-1513 June 14, 2019
Golf Randy Reynolds 360-412-6731 September 12, 2019
Governmental Affairs* Christina Janis 360-888-2295
Grievance* Sue Wise 360-790-2047
Legislative Day Christina Janis 360-888-2295 January 24, 2019
Membership* Jerry Obendorf 360-463-6386
Memorials Tonia DeBeaux 360-632-6271 December 13, 2019
Nominations* Tonia DeBeaux 360-632-6271
Past Presidents Tonia DeBeaux 360-632-6271
Professional Standards Sandy Lorenz 360-791-1661
RPAC Phil Harlan 360-701-5688
Softball Tournament Chris Lester 360-529-2022 July 19, 2019
Strategic Planning* Kevin Gordham 360-701-1622

AFFILIATE SHOWCASE COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for organizing the Association’s annual Affiliate Showcase event that is conducted concurrent with the March General Membership meeting.

ANNUAL AWARDS COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for evaluating the nominees submitted by the TCRA Membership, then deciding the recipients of the REALTOR® of the Year, REALTOR® Special Achievement, Affiliate of the Year, REALTOR® Community Service, Long Time REALTOR® Spirit and Citizen of the Year, awards. The committee is made up of the previous award recipients.

BELL RINGING COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for organizing the Association’s annual bell ringing support for the Salvation Army at various locations throughout Thurston County.

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

This committee develops the Association’s budget and keeps track of the Association’s financial situation. Members are appointed by the President and this committee is chaired by the Association’s Treasurer.

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

This committee works with the Board of Directors on any By-laws or policy changes. The Board of Directors and General Membership must approve of any proposed changes. Members of this committee are selected by the President.

COMMUNICATION/PR/TECHNOLOGY/WEB PAGE COMMITTEE

The Communications Committee strives to make TCRA a better organization by creating relevant and effective ways to communicate with members and the Thurston County community. The Communications Committee utilizes web-based, print, and email communications to keep TCRA members connected and involved with the Association, and up-to-date on industry news. The Communications Committee monitors and suggests editing changes to the TCRA web pages, FaceBook page, and print publications. The committee may also write and create video communications to help publicize TCRA news and events. Committee members stay current on the latest communication strategies and tools, deciding which will work best to encourage both new and continued involvement in the Association.

COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY COMMITTEE

This committee works to organize a day where TCRA Affiliates and REALTORS® give back to their community through assisting disabled and/or senior citizens in maintaining their homes and property. Members may volunteer to join this activity.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

This committee has the valuable job of ensuring that an effective and informative education program is implemented through TCRA each year. Members of this committee determine the continuing education courses and arrange the presentation of quality education. Members may volunteer to join this committee.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible to educate and inform REALTORS® to ensure that they are in compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Members aid in new member orientations to ensure that new REALTORS® conduct their business in a manner that follows Fair Housing guidelines. Members may volunteer to join this committee.

FLAG DAY COMMITTEE

This committee, in conjunction with local Veterans’ groups, organizes the program for Flag Day, held annually on June 14 at 4:00 PM. Members may volunteer to join this taskforce.

GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

This committee works to plan the TCRA annual Golf Tournament. Both affiliates and REALTORS® participate in this day through sponsorship and play. Members may volunteer to join this committee.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible to identify and support candidates for political office and/or political issues that confirm issues positions taken by REALTORS®. This committee is also responsible to keep the membership informed of specific political issues that have an effect on the real estate industry.

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

This committee examines ethics complaints or arbitration requests to determine whether the complaints warrant an ethics hearing, an arbitration hearing, or mediation. It consists of members who have sufficient experience and knowledge of the real estate industry. Members may volunteer to join this committee.

HOLIDAY AUCTION FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE

This committee organizes and displays all donated wreaths and centerpieces at the General Membership Meeting held in December. Wreaths are auctioned off in a silent auction. Each winning bidder selects the charity or service organization where the proceeds are sent. Members may volunteer to join this committee.

LEGISLATIVE DAY COMMITTEE

This committee facilitates member participation in REALTOR® Legislative Day in January of every year, as well as other REALTOR® legislative goals at all levels of government and interviews candidates for upcoming elections to decide who best serves the Thurston County REALTOR® Association’s goals for home-ownership and related matters. Members may volunteer to join this committee.

LONG RANGE STRATEGIC PLANNING

This committee is responsible for the development of a long-range plan for the Thurston County REALTORS® Association, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. After such plan is finalized and approved, the committee shall review it annually to monitor its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and determine if the plan should be updated.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

This committee focuses on not only increasing REALTOR® and Affiliate membership, but finding ways to help the current members grow their businesses and provide exceptional service to their clients turning them supporting participants.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

The Nominating Committee reviews and recommends individuals to serve on the Thurston County REALTORS® Association Board of Directors in accordance with the procedures as established in the Association bylaws.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE

This committee is charged with the responsibility of enforcement of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. This committee works in conjunction with the Grievance Committee. Members may volunteer to join this committee. Member volunteers must meet certain eligibility and training requirements and be approved by the Board.

RPAC COMMITTEE (REALTOR® Political Action Committee)

This committee is responsible to implement the annual RPAC campaign, designed by NAR, to raise money for local real estate issues. This committee also organizes annual fund raising events. Members may volunteer to join this committee.

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for organizing the Association’s annual summer softball tournament.