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ARIZONA STATE WCR NEWSLETER April / May/ June 2004 Vol. 16, No. 2
REGIONAL AND To All WCR
I hope that all of you had a nice Easter.
May 13-16 – WCR National Mid-
Year Meetings in Washington D.C .
I have been traveling around the State visiting the Local Chapters. It
June 24-26 – Joint Regional has been fun and I have really enjoyed meeting all of the members. I
would encourage you to attend another Chapter‟s meeting and get to
Summer Meeting in Portland, OR
(The PMN Course on Networking know other members from around the State. Referrals! Referrals!
and Referrals will be held on June
24th ) Our next big event, after the midyear meeting in Washington DC, is
the joint Regional Meeting in Portland, Oregon June 24-26. All of the
July 22-23: Summer Governing National Line Officers will be in attendance. It is really a fun and
Board & General Meeting in Payson, informational meeting, so I hope you all can plan on attending. There
AZ is a flyer in this newsletter giving you all of the details.
September 15 – Partners Conference Please mark your calendars for the Summer State Meeting in Payson
in Phoenix July 22-23. We are planning a fun night out, a home tour,
roundtables, and Michelle Lind, the AAR Legal Counsel, will be our
October 19-20 – Leadership luncheon speaker. Her topic is the “AS IS” clauses in the Purchase
Conference in Phoenix Contract. We will be having a by- laws change that will be voted on
at the General Membership Meeting. We are working on having a
November 3-7 – WCR National golf tournament along with the meetings. We will get you more
Conference in Orlando, FL information as it becomes available.
December 2-3 – Installation Dinner We are still working on getting State Sponsors, so if you know of
and “Jump-Start / Quick-Start”,
anyone that would like to be a State Sponsor, please get in contact
(aka „Orientation‟) in Scottsdale, AZ with Greg Wenzel.
at Chaparral Suites Hotel
The National WCR Strategic Planning Committee has been working
on updating the National Strategic plan and it will be rolled out at the
Newsletter Deadline for the
July/Aug/Sept issue is July Governing Board Meeting in Washington DC in May. I have read the
30th. (That will give you an changes and they are very exciting. After the plan has been adopted
opportunity to report on the in Washington DC, I will have it posted on the State Web site for all
Summer Conference!) All info of you to look at.
must be in by that date in order Spread the Spirit of Women’s Council!
to meet the deadline for SALLY BONKOWSKE
publishing. Thanks in advance 2004 State Chapter President 928-476-3000
for your help!
National Bylaws that would make the position of
Governor a state office rather than a national office.
Governors will continue to serve on the national
governing board, they will be elected by their state
memberships and serve on the State Chapter
Governing Board. This will be voted on in
A very special big Thank You goes out to all the
Chapters and everyone for their participation in the Karen Kay / Nancy Vitkovich – YOUR National
Retention Contest that Arizona State had going from Governors
the beginning of the year until March 31 st . It was a
big push near the end and every chapter stepped up to
the plate and did a great job. We now know who the
winning Chapter is for the highest % of membership
renewal. We can‟t say which chapter just yet. That
will be announced in July at the Arizona State
Meeting. We can say that Arizona is at 79,2%. We
are 10.2% higher this year than last and are 5.2% Central Arizona
higher than the National Average. Congratulations Mountain Chapter
We have launched our new contest that runs from 3-
31-04 to 11-1-04. The Chapter with the highest % of
new National Members. So everyone… keep up the Greetings from the Central Arizona Mountain WCR
great work and remember… “The Task is to Ask”! Chapter!
So happy to hear the great feed back about our Round We had quite a scare with the Webber fire recently,
Tables that were held in Prescott at our State Meeting. but the firefighters did a great job of “Backfiring”.
The Presidents and Vice Presidents of Memberships The news media made it sound like we were going to
had a chance to share with each other. At the VP of be engulfed at any time. Although it burned quite a bit
Membership Table we handed out & discussed the of acreage, it never threatened the town of Pine, and
new VP of Membership “Resource “ Book and shared no homes or cabins were ever in danger.
information as to various parts of the VP of
Memberships role. At the Local Chapter Presidents Please say some prayers for all the mountain
table a lot of great ideal were discussed and sharing of communities for lots of moisture and wise use of the
how things are being done around the state. Look for forests by the people who use them! They say this past
more Round Tables at our Summer State Meeting. one was man-made, caused by a campfire.
Thanks to your vote is has know become a part of the
Standing Rules to hold Round Tables for different Our meetings have had some excellent speakers and
offices at every State Meeting. Chapters please take we‟ve gained a bit in membership. Our April meeting
advantage of wonderful things like this around the on April 20th featured Mary Anne Lanners from First
State. American Title from the White Mountain area, on
“Getting Constructive Feedback”.
Our Chapter in Casa Grande is half way there. We
have 10 strong members and are growing everyday. We are excited about our two fundraisers for this year.
Thanks for being patient and the State is behind you. Our “500 money necklace” is being raffled off at a
later date as soon as we sell all five hundred tickets.
Major changes are on the way for the Governors The tickets are each $10 and the winner will win the
Position. The National WCR‟s Strategic Planning
Committee is recommending amendments to the
necklace, which is made up of real crisp new cash
bills in various monetary amounts and total $500.
The other fundraiser is a new cookbook that will sell
for ten dollars. If you are a local Chapter President, I Northwest Valley
am inviting you to send a recipe to us to be included! www.nwvalleywcr.org
Also, we would like to have a recipe from each of the
State Officers as well. But Please hurry as we will Exciting changes are taking place at the Northwest
soon have a cutoff! Please e- mail your recipe to me at Valley Chapter! Last month at the WCR/AAR
firstname.lastname@example.org. meetings in Prescott, our chapter was presented a
plaque for its 20th anniversary as a chapter. Can you
We are trying to organize a tri-chapter meeting with believe it! 20 years in existence and still going strong.
the White Mountain and Prescott Chapters soon… The Prescott meetings were well attended by our
more about that later! chapter. In addition to myself, Marion Waters,
Cynthia Marin, Gary Fullington, Sherry Lee, Vicki
What a GREAT State meeting we had in Prescott! We Frye, and several of our members attended. Along
are really looking forward to the Summer meeting in with the meetings and educational classes, we all had
Payson! See you all there!. a chance to do some networking and have some fun.
CAROL LEE – Chapter President Our first meeting at the new location, Arrowhead
Country Club, was a terrific success, with around 40
in attendance. Special thanks go to Michelle Bennett
for organizing the transition of our meeting place and
Valerie Lamb and Brandy Gurtner for handling the
Green Valley Chapter front table. And thanks for the support and patience of
www.azwcr.org/greenvalley.htm all our members during this change. We were very
honored to have the WCR State President, Sally
Bonkowski, as our guest. The raffle money won at
Our Green Valley Chapter is busy recruiting new the meeting was generously donated to our charity,
members! Susan Derlein, VP of Membership, gives a Glendale Family Development Center.
presentation about the benefits of WCR, at every
GVAR new member orientation. We have 3 new Membership is continuing to increase-- 21 new
members as a result. members have joined so far this year. Thanks to the
V.P. of Membership, Cynthia Marin, and Co-chair,
Our current Ways & Means project is in the final
Cindy Smith, for all their hard work. Don‟t forget to
chapter of a Community Cookbook. We are currently
participate in our membership contest by bringing a
collecting recipes & invite all to participate. So…
guest, and receiving extra raffle tickets. The member
PLEASE send your favorite “tried & true” recipe to
who brings in the most new Realtor members each
quarter will win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
We are still planning to do our Christmas Tour of
Homes in December. Our fundraiser committee is diligently working on our
“Sock Hop”, scheduled for Friday, June 11 th . This is
Hal Myers, Executive Director of GV Assistant going to be a really fun event with lots of prizes,
Services, was our guest at the Mar meeting. We including a chance to win a week‟s vacation in
presented him w/ a check for $760 from our raffle. beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Details out soon!
Thanks to all who helped make this a whopping
success! As you can see, change and growth causes many
exciting things to happen, and I‟m very pleased to be
See ya in Washington DC!
a part of it.
RUTH MALABLOCKI – Chapter President WILMA PURCELL – Chapter President
In case you have not heard…Phoenix Chapter's 17th
annual Fashion Show and Auction will be held on
November 11th @ the Desert Ridge Marriott. Mark
your calendars and come join the fun of "Discovering
Greetings from the Phoenix Chapter! the Magic"! Chair, Cari Derksen, will be sending out
more information very soon. Also, check our website:
Membership is definitely Phoenix Chapter's priority! wcrphoenix.com.
Our Chapter has had 25 new members since Jan 1 st .
We are proud to announce that we came in first for I‟d like to personally invite YOU to attend our next
Recruitment among all the Arizona Chapters! We monthly meeting on May 20 at 11:30 to 1:30 at the
earned 355 points and also achieved a 84.77% Moon Valley Country Club. (Map on our website.)
Retention rate. And this is how it happened! For the Our program for that day will be a mini- class,
past three months our VP of Membership, Catherine "Computer Creativity 101", given by Steve Odart.
Horton, was had a "full house" at her Orientations. This is definitely going to be a winner! See you there.
And, then, at each meeting she has been inducting lots
of new members. Our special membership contest, CHRISTINA MAYDANIS – Chapter President
"Your Lucky Stars", has created real competition for
the "B&B Bistro Package to the Ritz-Carlton". Also,
Nancy Carpenter, President Elect, has brought to our
Luncheon Meetings some outstanding speakers who Prescott Chapter
have shared with us valuable resource materials.
Members are seeing the benefits at each meeting and It was great to see all of you at
bringing others with them. “The Resort” last month. It was
nice so many members from the
Our new website is up and running! We‟ve been
really blessed to have a computer "guru" as our Prescott Chapter could meet everyone and see how
Technology Chair. Steve Odart, (with Computer WCR works on a state level. We are going to try and
MOMS®) has done a great job with our new website, plan either a tour of homes next year or some activity
updating and enhancing each section and page. Check for the members. We will keep you posted.
us out at www.wcrphoenix.com. Steve has also
volunteered to serve on the state website committee. Our May 11th meeting will be very special for us as
our speaker will be Elaine Richardson "Arizona Real
The Charlotte Kvool Scholarship Committee Chairs, Estate Commissioner"; we hope to have a full house!
Marian Nelson and Ruth Fairbanks, have recently
revised the guidelines and updated the application KRISTINE NELSON – Chapter President
form for our local Scholarship award. We have ten
scholarships to award this year to our members. This Dimensions of the Chapter Experience
information is all available on the website. If you attend chapter meetings…We will help you
acquire new skills to meet today‟s professional
Our Chapter's participation at the WCR/AAR Mid- challenges.
Winter Meetings in Prescott was super! We had a If you make it a point to sit with people you don’t
know…We will increase your referral business and,
total of 19 members attending these meetings. This sometimes, become friends for life
also gave us an opportunity to take orders for Self- If you decide to participate, even if only in a small
Inking Stamps. This fundraising program is being way…We will help you define and reach your next level
chaired by Jeanette Lansburg. PLEASE NOTE: A of achievement
copy of the order form for this stamp has been If you keep in touch with other members… We will
included in this newsletter. Just fill it out and fax or encourage you when you are down and cheer you on
mail it to Jeanette; and, you will receive your stamp when you succeed.
very promptly. What a great closing gift! Submitted by Sally Bonkowske
Southeast Valley Chapter
Scottsdale Chapter www.SEVWCR.com
Greetings from the Southeast Chapter
Our chapter is experiencing a fantastic year so far, and
we've only just begun. We are at a fever pitch We have changed our general meeting location to the
working on our major fundraiser, The Scottsdale's
Dobson Ranch Inn and Resort located at 1666 S.
Bachelorette Fashion Show. It will be on June 9th
Dobson Road, Mesa (South side of US60 on Dobson).
11:00 AM- 3:00PM at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Our May 21st meeting has been cancelled due to our
Resort. The Scottsdale Area Association of
Spring Event scheduled for May 6th.
REALTORS Board members have agreed to be the
models, with Marty Stephens as the Bachelorette. In
Many of you have called me to ask about our Queen
the past, our own members were the models and it of Hearts drawing, it was won at the last meeting by
prevented them from inviting guests and enjoying the one of our newer members P.J. Stratford with Keller
show. So, we are really looking forward to this year. William Realty. She took home $279.00 (collected
We have Tara Hitchcock from Channel 3-TV as our during that day's meeting) and the Queen of Hearts
emcee. We have clothes to model from Tommy total was $4,299.00. Our next meeting's Queen of
Bahama and Chico's, and shoes from E& J Shoes. Hearts total will be $279.00.
Our charity for this year is Gabriel's Angel, a The speaker for our April 16th meeting was Elaine
Certified Pet Therapy Team that uses pets, particularly Richardson, Arizona Department of Real Estate
dogs, to help abused and at-risk children in the Valley, Commissioner. This was a joint meeting with the
cope with their problems. Tickets are $50.00 or Superstition Mountain Chapter (Georgie Robertson,
$450.00 for a table of 10. We always have really nice President).
raffle and silent auction items and will do a 50-50
cash drawing also. I personally invite you to come The first PMN class in Arizona was co-sponsored
and enjoy. Give me (602-577-0500) or Beth Crotty with our local Board, Southeast Valley Regional
(480-905-5900) a call, for more information or to Association of Realtors. We had 21 attendees and
purchase tickets. after all expenses were paid our chapter was able to
add $1163.75 to our treasury. Most attendees were
Our President-Elect, Jacki McKinney, and I are WCR members but we did have at least two realtors
excitedly awaiting the National WCR Convention in there who were using the class as their elective for the
Washington DC. The hotel is 2 blocks from the ABR designation. You can bet we WCR members all
White House. I've never been there, so I am so glad to tried to sign them up.
be able to attend and to represent my chapter. There
are some really great perks that come with being Our spring fund-raiser will be history by the time this
involved in the Women's Council of REALTORS. I newsletter is in print. At the time of this writing,
invite everyone to get involved. It's truly worth the April 5th, our preliminary figures on our first ever on-
time investment! line auction are showing amounts higher than our
spring event totaled last year. We still have our
SANDY MAGER - Chapter President fashion show and silent auction to go. As you can tell
we are all very excited about our on- line auction. We
will share our results with you all in the next
DID YOU KNOW??
The Arizona State WCR Chapter has the 5 th largest
number of members in the country! JIMMEE McNEELY – Chapter President
Governing Board Meeting - AZ State Chapter
Women’s Council of REALTORS
Prescott Resort - Prescott, Arizona
Superstition Mtn. Chapter March 10, 2004
I. President Sally Bonkowske called the
2004 promises to be a very exciting year. Ward meeting to order at 10:10 A.M.
Harriman, Education Chairman has provided us with II. Jan Mullins, Mentoring Committee Chair,
very informative guest speakers each month. We had led the Pledge of Allegiance.
a joint meeting with Southeast Valley April 16. III. Rebecca Schulte, Tucson Chapter
Elaine Richardson, State of Arizona Real Estate President, gave the Inspiration.
Commissioner was the guest. We have been invited to IV. Welcome by Sally Bonkowske and
participate and are looking forward to the May 6th, introduction of Executive Committee.
fashion show and silent auction presented by the V. Secretary Liz Echeverria conducted a
Southeast Valley Chapter. We had a few items voting roll call; verified a quorum present.
available for bid at the on line auction last month. VI. M/S/C approval of agenda.
Ticor Title made a generous donation of a Sedona get- VII. M/S/C approval of minutes from the
a-way through Dena Messenger, our Secretary and November Meeting in Scottsdale.
escrow officer with Ticor. We are going to have VIII. M/S/C approval of Kris Nelson as
tickets available for sale for a Las Vegas trip soon. I Chairman of the Karen Franz Committee
know you will want to get in on that. Tickets will be and Vickie Kelly as Co-Chairman of
available at State and Regional Meetings. Members at Large.
IX. The Audit Committee presented the results
of the 2003 audit. Rebecca Bridgewater,
Our Affiliates, REALTORS and board members are
Jimmie McNeely, and Jan Erickson
all working hard to recruit new members. We were
conducted the audit on January 27, 2004.
very pleased to be in the "A" class in the first round of
The audit was clear of mistakes but it was
the WCR Recruitment Campaign.
noted that it did not include expenses or
receipts from the November Golf
The Governing Board and Membership of the
Fundraiser. There was a recommendation
Superstition Mountain Chapter has not faltered once
that in the future a running total be kept in
through many of the unexpected changes the first
the check register to balance monthly and
quarter of this year. Our officers and Chairs include:
make it easier to audit.
Gary Smith - President-Elect; Dena Messenger -
Secretary; Vicki Kelly - Vice President of X. Treasurer Sherry Lee gave the Treasurer‟s
report noting the ending balance to be
Membership; Shaw Kelley - Membership Chairman;
$10,633.95 after deposits and all checks
Pat Theil - Ways & Means; Ward Harriman -
written were reviewed. Discussion noted
Education Chair; George Murphy - Treasurer. Paula
that CD sales and expenses needed to be
Lambert, Cheryl Nelson, Jamie Taylor - Hospitality.
noted as a separate line item as currently
Thanks so much to our Mentor, Kathy Landis, for
they were included under Main Event
helping us along the way! I am very confident that this
results. Raffle and Golf Tournament, CD
team is up to "The Task Is To Ask" and " To Do
sales, and Angel pin sales should each
Whatever it Takes”.
have separate expense/income detailed
GEORGIE ROBERTSON - Chapter President reports submitted in the future from the
Ways & Means Chairman. Report was
*************** REMINDER ************** filed for audit.
If you’re inte rested in se rving on a 2005 AZ XI. Linda Berg and Sherry Lee presented the
Committee, Please Contact Bob Nac hman – 2004 Budget for approval. It was noted
Toll-Free: 1-800-575-1868 / there was no Technology/Website
E-Mail: Bob@Move ToArizona.com
expenses for last year item to be reviewed
for 2004. Discussion included the Travel Elects from each Chapter and to protocol
Budget where there were several areas on for these meetings at all future State
the proposed 2004 Expenses for the where Meetings. Sue Cartun noted the Standing
actual numbers were not reported due to a Rules could be changed without notice.
computer error. These lines to be corrected Karen Kay brought forth the motion to
from the actual reported data. A suggestion amend the Standing Rules under 1.
was made to note the meeting locations of Meetings, adding new Section “C” to say
previous year and current year for Travel “In conjunction with all State Meetings,
Budget for comparison. It was noted that Roundtable Discussions shall be provided
the Governor and Member of the Year is by the National State Governors for all
the same person so travel expenses would Local Chapter Presidents, President-Elects,
be less by one person. Discussion of the and VP‟s of Membership.” The proposal
per diem to certain cities was not adequate for Roundtable Discussions at State
but needed to be limited due to the budget meetings was M/S/C by the board and the
and the sharing of rooms was an option. change will be made in the State Standing
The Winter Conference 3 day per diem Rules. The Governors reported they had
was discussed and it was decided to leave visited all 11 Chapters since January and
it due to the need for WCR representation had put over 1900 miles on their vehicles.
at AAR Meetings. Referring to the Currently Casa Grande has 9 Members at
Financial Statement, Jan Mullins noted Large with Fidelity National Title offering
there was no expense line for Mentoring to pay 50% of any member to join until
and it was decided the Miscellaneous line March 31st , 2004. Both Lake Havasu and
item to be changed to Mentoring for the Sedona had been sent Charter packets with
amount of $500.00. It was noted the the hopes of forming chapters. The
Membership Retention Reward Contest to Retention Contest for Local Chapters with
the two chapters at $100.00 each had not a $100.00 prize has a cut-off of March 31 st ,
been written or cleared for 2003. The 2004 2004. The Retention goal for the State is
Budget would need to be revised to include 90% with a National goal of 80%. The
these expenses. The State State membership goal is 750 members for
Installation/Orientation Expenses were 2004.
combined and the Income needs to be XIII. Officer Reports:
changed to $5500.00 and the Expenses to Treasurer: Sherry Lee stated she would be
$5500.00 to be a zero line budgeted item. strictly enforcing the Standing Rule for
Ways and Means Budgeted Income to be reimbursement of budgeted expenses. Officers
lowered to $16,710.00 thus raising the have the new Travel Expense forms to use.
Total Budgeted Income to $56,525.00. Secretary: Liz Echeverria had no report.
Sally Bonkowske noted the 2004 Budget President-Elect: Bob Nachman reported the
included an additional 4th State Meeting first 2004 Quarterly Newsletter went out on
with an Expense of $900.00. It was M/S/C time and the deadline for the next Newsletter
the 2004 Financial Budget be approved would be April 15th . He noted the commitment
with the noted amendments. in 2004 for a printed Newsletter at a budgeted
XII. Governor‟s Reports: Karen Kay and Nancy cost of $1600.00 and an actual estimate of
Vitkovich, the 2004 Governors reported $1700.00 with the suggestion the State
the first Round Table Discussions which consider eliminating the paper version in 2005.
included both the Local Chapter Presidents Bob also mentioned the Luncheon Silent
and the VP of Memberships from each Auction and the Raffle for the Kodak Digital
local chapter were conducted and a Camera with Printer scheduled to be given
success. Based on the success of the first away on Friday at the conclusion of the AAR
meetings it was suggested we include this Winter Conference. The ticket prices are $5.00
meeting at all the State Meetings. or 5/$20.00. Bob noted he was going to start
Discussion was to include the President-
conducting bi- monthly conference calls with XV. Local Chapter President Reports: Will be
all the Local Chapter President-Elects to given at the General Luncheon Meeting.
discuss any problems and concerns within the XVI. Unfinished Business: It was noted that
Chapters. He mentioned he was also the Technology/Website needs to add a link for
Mentor for the Northwest Valley Chapter. Standing Rules next to By-Laws for ease of
XIV. Committee Reports: finding by membership. It was suggested we make
By-Laws: Sue Cartun noted the newly voted efforts to enhance the current website. The
Standing Rule would be recorded prior to the Phoenix Chapter volunteered the Webmaster
next meeting and the past updates would be Steve Odart to serve on the State Committee and
check on and recorded as required then posted Jackie McKinney volunteered to serve on the
to the website. committee in 2004. Rebecca Schulte reported
Education: Vicki Frye reported the new membership difficulty in moving through website
Performance Management Network required a and suggested we use FrontPage template.
new license to be taught as an NAR approved XVII. New Business: Sheila Espinoza noted the
class. Both SEVRAR and Hogan School has importance of the printed Newsletter for
licensing required. communication. She gave Micky Harris as a
Marketing: Laura Kovacs was not present. contact in Lake Havasu for forming a chapter.
Membership: Karen Kay had no report. XVIII. Next meeting will be held on July 23rd in
National Focus: Kathy Landis reported Sue Payson AZ at the Best Western Payson Inn, 801 N
Cartun had been submitted as to National Beeline Highway, Payson AZ at 10:00 A.M.
Women‟s Council of REALTORS as XIX. Meeting adjourned at 11:50 A.M.
National Financial Secretary. The goal is to Submitted by LIZ Echeverria: 2004 State Secretary
have the slogan, literature and flyers ready to
distribute in May at the meetings in General Meeting - Arizona State Chapter
Washington DC and to the President-Elects at Women’s Council of REALTORS
the Academy in August. Prescott Resort – Prescott, Arizona
Nominating: Malinda Barry reported she is March 10, 2004
actively seeking the names of individuals
qualified to run for State Office; will be I. President Sally Bonkowske called the meeting
meeting w/ her committee to review by July. to order at 12:15 PM.
Strategic Planning: Joeann Fossland was not II. Kris Nelson, Prescott Chapter President, led
present to report. the Pledge of Allegiance
Ways & Means: Lana Gialamas was not III. Jimmee McNeely Southeast Valley Chapter
President, gave the Inspiration
present to report. IV. Welcome by President Sally Bonkowske, and
Mentoring: Jan Mullins reported there are 7 introduction of the Executive Committee; also
Chapters with Mentors and 8 Mentors introduced Regional Vice-President Sue
currently available. Cartun, and guest Ron LeMee from AAR.
Karen Franz Scholarship: Kris Nelson reported V. M/S/C approval of agenda.
the Karen Franz Scholarship Fund has only VI. M/S/C approval of minutes.
$3478.04 available with her understanding that VII. Treasurer‟s Report – Sherry Lee presented the
the current posted Standing Rules states limit State Chapter‟s balance of $10,633.95 –
of 5 awards per year. Nancy Vitkovich noted Report was filed for audit.
the rules had been changed previously to VIII. Governor‟s Report: Karen Kay and Nancy
Vitkovich reported that all 11 Local Chapters
unlimited distributions per year. Sue Cartun to
had been visited and over 1900 miles incurred
verify minutes and report at next meeting. in travel with work being done on the Chapter
Sponsors: Greg Wenzel not present to report Excellence Award submissions. All Chapters
but Sally Bonkowske asked Chapters for have been given their books and the first
volunteers to help collect funds prior to the Roundtable Discussions had gone well and
Summer Meetings. would be continued at the next meeting in
Payson per the new Standing Rule. 2003 ended
with 639 member in the State and 687 at the Southeast Valley: Jimmee McNeely
end of February 2004. National Members by reported there was still room in the
Chapter: NEW Chapters: Superstition-26 and PMN class to be offered on March 22
Prescott-27. Small Chapters: Central AZ-16 and encouraged signup. The Spring
and Green Valley-21 Large Chapters (49+): Event is to be a Fashion show at
Sierra Vista-55, Northwest Valley-57, and Ocotillo Country Club on May 6th and
White Mountain-60 Mega Chapter (80+): tickets are on sale.
Phoenix-80, Scottsdale-86, Southeast Valley- Central Arizona: Carol Lee said the
100, and Tucson-149. State Chapter goal is to Chapter has a raffle for a $500.00
have 750 members in 2004. Retention goal is necklace of money for a fundraiser.
90% with a contest of $100.00 to Chapter with They are making a recipe book and
the most Retention by March 31, 2004. Casa asked membership for favorites to be
Grande, Yuma, Sedona, and Lake Havasu are included.
all potential candidates for forming new Scottsdale: Sandy Mager reported their
Chapters this year. fundraiser will be on June 9th and will
IX. Officers Reports: Sherry Lee no report. LIZ be a takeoff on the Bachelorette show.
Echeverria no report. Bob Nachman reported White Mountain: RJ Erickson reported
the next newsletter deadline would be April they are working closely with the
15th . Bob is looking for Committee Chairs and White Mtn Association to get new
Officer Candidates for 2005 positions. He is members involved.
mentoring the Northwest Valley Chapter. Northwest Valley: Wilma Purcell
X. Committee Reports: reported they added 16 new members
By-Laws: Sue Cartun reported the new for a total of 57. They‟re planning a
Standing Rule and the By-Laws would be May fundraiser.
updated and appear on the website before Phoenix: Chriss Maydanis reported 15
the next meeting. of their members attended the
Nominating: Malinda Barry is searching luncheon. They have revamped their
for Officer candidate and will report these Newsletter and set up a Past President
at the Summer Meeting. mentoring program. Their annual
Education: Vicki Frye: all new updates to Fashion Show will be held on
come will appear on the website. November 11th at the Desert Ridge
Ways and Means: Lana Gialamas talked Marriott. They have a new
about the Silent Auction sponsored by the membership drive with a $350.00
Local Chapters and encouraged all to prize.
purchase raffle tickets for the Kodak
Tucson: Rebecca Schulte reports the
Camera and Printer.
chapter has a new website at
Mentoring: Jan Mullins reported we now
www.tucsonwcr.org . The PMN course
have 8 Mentors in 7 Chapters and the will be given on 3/26 at a cost to
program is doing well. A meeting of the members of $135.00 or $150.00 for
mentors is to directly follow the luncheon. non-members. Golf tourney fundraiser
Scholarship/Karen Franz Fund: Kris will be May 5th .
Nelson reported $3478.04 in the Fund and
Superstition: Kathy Landis reported
asked for volunteers and fundraising ideas
for Georgie Robertson the new
for the Summer Meeting.
President who was not present due to
illness. They are planning to
XI. Education Session Speaker Ron LaMee
coordinate with the Southeast Valley a
presented a Technology class on Emails and
fundraiser and Education session.
Tips for usage including how to protect
XIII. Next meeting will be in Payson on Friday,
yourself from viruses.
July 23rd , 2004 at the Best Western Payson
XII. Local Chapter President‟s Reports:
Inn, 801 N Baseline Hwy, Payson AZ at
Prescott: Kris Nelson reported that at
the 2005 Prescott Meeting Tuesday
XIV. Meeting Adjourned at 2:14PM
night would include dinner and a
professional photo session. Also the
Submitted by LIZ Echeverria
Chapter has 52 National members.
– 2004 State Secretary
CHAPTER RESOURCE CONNECTION
(AKA MENTORING COMMITTEE)
WE HAD OUR FIRST MEETING OF CHAPTER PRESIDENTS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND RESOURCE
MEMBERS ON MARCH 10, 2004, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE STATE CHAPTER GENERAL
MEMBERSHIP MEETING. IT WAS AN INFORMATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MEETING. THE DECISION WAS
MADE TO CHANGE THE COMMITTEE NAME FROM MENTORING COMMITTEE TO CHAPTER RESOURCE
CONNECTION PENDING APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT AND GOVERNING BOARD. A PORTION OF THE
VISION STATEMENT WAS MODIFIED TO: WORK CLOSELY WITH ALL CHAPTERS TO ACHIEVE
EXCELLENCE. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD 10:45-11:45 AM, JULY 23, 2004, AT THE BEST
WESTERN IN PAYSON.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE TO SERVE AS
MENTORSFOR OUR VARIOUS CHAPTERS: CONNIE WALKER-CENTRAL AZ; MALINDA BARRY & GREG
WENZEL-GREEN VALLEY; BOB NACHMAN-NORTH WEST VALLEY; SINDY READY-PRESCOTT VALLEY;
VICKIE FRYE-SE VALLEY REGIONAL; KATHY LANDIS-SUPERSTITION MTN.; BRIDGET WOOD-WHITE
MOUNTAIN. MARGARET GLOVER, SHERRY LEE AND STEVE SCHAFLER ARE RESOURCE MEMBERS.
THIS COMMITTEE IS A “WORK IN PROGRESS”. ANY SUGGESTIONS, CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OR
ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMMENTS TO:
JAN MULLINS - COMMITTEE CHAIR
Pam Whitbeck with AAR Retires after 19 Years with the Association:
Congratulations to Pam on her early retirement. We hope you enjoy it as much as we think you will. Our State Chapter
sent Pam flowers in honor of her special occasion. The following note was received by us from Pam:
"To All of My "Friends" with WCR - To say "thank you" doesn't seem quite enough for the beautiful red roses from all of
you, but THANK YOU! It means so much to have your good wishes but especially your friendship. Thank you all for
the years of fun. I love you all, too!" Pam
Is It a Stroke?
This was published in a monthly newsletter where a friend of mine lives and she sent it on. I had never heard
this advice before and hadn't a clue. Perhaps you hadn't either, and would like to file it away in the back of your
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say any bystander can recognize a stroke asking three simple questions:
* ask the individual to smile.
* ask him or her to raise both arms.
* ask the person to speak a simple sentence.
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the
dispatcher. After discovering that a group of non- medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm
weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They
presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use
of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage."
ARIZONA STATE OFFICERS
COMMITTEE CHAIRS & LCP’S
Office Name(s) Phone/FAX: E-Mail
President Sally Bonkowske 928-476-3000 / 928-476-2436 email@example.com
President-Elect Bob Nac hman 800-575-1868 / 480-314-4774 Bob@MoveToA rizona.com
Secretary Liz Echeverria 480-961-5800 / 480-961-5727 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treas urer Sherry Lee 623-583-3860 / 623-583-3973 email@example.com
Past President Malinda Barry 520-744-2605 / 520-744-2504 Malinda@MalindaBarry.com
Parliamentarian Margaret Glover 520-296-5491 / 520-296-7639 c21FirstAm@aol.com
Governor Karen Kay 480-961-5800 / 480-961-5737 firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Nancy Vitkovich 480-206-9634 / 480-759-8223 Nancy@Iselhomz.com
STANDING COMMITTEES :
By-Laws Sue Cartun 520-529-5126 / 529-299-9575 Sue@MoveToTucson.com
Finance & Budget Sherry Lee 623-583-3860 / 623-583-3973 email@example.com
Education, LTG Vicki Frye 623-583-2400 / 623-584-5275 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Laura Kovacs 602-677-5227 / 602-957-2412 Laura@RealtyExecsrelo.com
Membership Karen Kay 480-961-5800 / 480-961-5737 email@example.com
National Focus Kathy Landis 602-493-8424 / 602-867-1449 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominating Malinda Barry 520-744-2605 / 520-744-2504 Malinda@MalindaBarry.com
Strategic Planning Joeann Fossland 520-744-8731 / 775-254-3256 email@example.com
Ways & Means Louise Ellerbee 480-861-0270 / firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECI AL COMMITTEES:
Awards & Recognition Connie Walker 480-986-4172 / 480-380-5163 Homes@ConnieWalkerA ZRealEstate.com
E vents Coordinator Sindy Ready 480-346-5384 / 602-788-0549 sindy@AzGreatHomes.com
Hospitality Katy Curtis 480-595-1000 / 480-483-3392 email@example.com
Members-At-Large Suzanne Matlosz 602-213-0704 / 480-832-2969 geminisue@ms n.com
Members-At-Large Vickie Kelly 480-560-2195 / 480-396-7508 vk firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of the Year Nancy Vitkovich 480-206-9634 / 480-759-8223 Nancy@Iselhomz.com
Mentoring Jan Mullins 928-369-4300 / 928-369-4306 email@example.com
Newsletter Bob Nac hman 800-575-1868 / 480-314-4774 bob@movet oarizona.com
Past Presidents Board Judy Grammand 520-907-6722 / 520-721-9301 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship, K.Franz Kris Nelson 928-775-0777 / 928-775-3577 email@example.com
Sponsorship Greg Wenzel 800-677-1884 / 520-507-1895 gwenzel@t heriver.com
Technology Sue Cartun 520-529-5126 / 529-299-9575 Sue@MoveToTucson.com
AAR Liaison Barb Freestone 602-248-7787 / 602-351-2474 Barbfreestone@aaronline.com
LOCAL CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Cent ral Arizona Carol Lee 928-476-3282 / 928-476-4686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Valley Ruth Maloblocki 520-625-1112 / 520-648-1180 email@example.com
Nort hwest Valley Wilma Purcell 623-933-6276 / 623-933-5255 Wilma@WilmaPurcell.com
Phoenix Chriss Maydanis 602-954-9800 / 602-808-9234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prescott Kris Nelson 928-775-0777 / 928-775-3577 email@example.com
Scottsdale Sandy Mager 602-577-0500 / 602-482-6218 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sierra Vista/Cochise Jean Giuffrida 520-439-3960 / 520-459-4881 email@example.com
S.E. Valley Regional Jimmee McNeely 480-839-2600 / 480-491-0718 firstname.lastname@example.org
Superstition Mountain Georgie Robertson 480-288-5151 / 480-288-5353 email@example.com
Tucson Rebecca Schulte 520-762-9600 / 520-762-9048 rebecca @propertytucson.com
White Mountains RJ Erickson 928-367-4321 / 928-367-0540 firstname.lastname@example.org
Message From Your President-Elect
Although the start of my term as State President is over seven months away, I am already
busily preparing for what I hope… and intend… to be a great year for WCR in Arizona.
It is my full intention to “hit the ground running” on January 1 st , and continue to build on
the momentum Sally Bonkowske, her Executive Committee, and all the Standing and
Special Committees have created this year.
In March, I initiated a monthly teleconference call, in which this year‟s local chapters President-Elects, and I,
discuss preparations for our roles as next year‟s Presidents. On the calls, we will discuss the strategies necessary
to lead our respective chapters, improving chapter communications, better defining the benefits/value of WCR,
and how to better disseminate that information to current chapter members, and prospective ones as well!
On the preceding page is a list of the State Officers as well as the various Standing and Special committees that
operate on the state level. If YOU have interest in chairing a specific committee, or being a committee member,
in 2005, please drop me an e- mail, or give me a call. Rather than “tap people on the shoulder” to ask them to
take on a specific position, I would REALLY like to see people volunteer for roles they feel they would enjoy.
My goal is to have our entire 2005 team in place by the WCR Summer meetings in Payson.
Lastly, I encourage EVERYONE to attend the Summer meetings in Payson (See the enclosed flyer). Also, the
2005 Installation and “Jump Start/Quick Start” (also known as “Orientation”), will be Thursday evening,
December 2nd, and Friday, December 3rd, at the Chaparral Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. All the rooms at the hotel
ARE Suites, so the $99 room cost can be split in two (or three!), to make it more affordable… and comfortable..
for members to attend. More details to follow on the state web site (www.azwcr.org), and in the next newsletter!
BOB NACHMAN – 2004 Arizona State President-Elect / Bob@MoveToArizona.com / 1-800-575-1868
c/o Bob Nachman – RE/MAX All Stars
8079 N. 85th Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85258