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|
|Community Service Day||Ed Kunkel, Jr||360-789-4708||May 23, 2019|
|Designated Broker Lunch||Kevin Gordham||360-701-1622|
|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|
|Legislative Day||Christina Janis||360-888-2295||January 24, 2019|
|Memorials||Tonia DeBeaux||360-632-6271||December 13, 2019|
|Past Presidents||Tonia DeBeaux||360-632-6271|
|Professional Standards||Sandy Lorenz||360-791-1661|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.