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ARIZONA STATE WCR NEWSLETTER July/August/September Vol. 17, No. 3
for your Chapter! BOB NACHMAN
2005 Arizona State President
OCTOBER 26-30 ArizonaWCR.com
WCR National Conference
San Francisco, CA elieve it or not, we’re coming down the “homestretch” for
DECEMBER 1 & 2 the 2005 “running” of the Arizona State Women’s Council
Arizona State Orientation ®
of REALTORS . Bear in mind, though, that this is not a
and Installation “race” that will finish on December 31st. This is an ongoing
DoubleTree Guest Suites pursuit to achieve excellence at the state chapter level, as well as at
Phoenix, AZ your local chapter level.
Thursday, Dec. 1st In January, we came out of the starting gate with a great lead,
9:00 am--Registration thanks in large part to Anna Bowers, who spearheaded the effort to
10:00 am--2:00 pm National create a great sponsorship program, and helped us raise $17,000.
Orientation Program As we headed around the first turn, we gained momentum at the
Noon--Lunch Winter meetings in Prescott. Ninety people attended our first, state-
3:00 pm--Governing Board sponsored continuing education class this year, and we had record
Meeting attendance at the workshops and general meeting/luncheon. Every-
6:00 pm--Dinner and one seemed excited and enthusiastic about the “race” the state
Installation chapter was running.
Friday, Dec. 2nd
7:30 am--Breakfast Between the first and the second turns, we encountered an unex-
8:30 am--Meeting pected, yet wonderful, event on the “track”. We “saddled up” two
9:00 am--State Breakout new chapters, in Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City. Special
Sessions thanks to the lead “jockeys” for taking the reigns of those chapters,
12:00 pm--Lunch Patricia Austin in Bullhead, and Vicki Lind and Judy “The Wabbit”
1:30-3:00 pm--Local Chapter Harris in Lake Havasu. Between the two chapters, there are almost
Meetings 90 people that have joined the race! Around the second turn, and
headed down the backstretch, we held the State Summer meetings
Newsletter Deadline in Scottsdale. Joined by members from our two new chapters, we
November 2 !! again had record attendance, and “refueled” for the rest of the race,
by adding some new workshops, and sessions for the general mem-
All info must be in by that date in bership.
order to meet the deadline for
publishing. Thanks in advance for We are now headed for the finish line, which will be the Installation/
Orientation in Phoenix on December 1st and 2nd. Although that will
be the finish line for 2005, it will also be the “starting gate” for 2006.
Minutes from the July Governing Let us all realize that the race is never over; we need to continue to
Board and General Meetings in Scotts- build momentum, and sustain the energy and enthusiasm, for the
dale are posted on the website: Ari- long haul. If we can ALL do that, we will surely put the state in the
zonaWCR.com “Winner’s Circle”!
“If” you decide to Participate, even in a small
We will help you define and reach your next
level of achievement
“if” you attend chapter meetings….
We will help you to acquire new skills to meet
the changing environment
“if” you volunteer for something
SALLY BONKOWSKE We will give you meaningful, satisfying work
email@example.com that fits your schedule
More, More, More. The message from Betty
Kincaid, our National President during the National
Line Officer Panel at the Regional in Reno spoke to
us about more members, more referrals, and more
participation to fully appreciate the WCR experience.
We are now at over 17,000 national members and
hope to achieve 18,500 members by December 31,
which brings us into our newest contest., which will
be $250 for the chapter that has the highest percent-
age of new members and $250 for the chapter that
has the highest number of new members between
March 31 and September 30.
We would like to congratulate the Central Arizona
Mountain Chapter for the highest percentage for re-
tention with 85.71%, the Tucson Chapter was second
with 80.83% and the Phoenix Chapter was third with
79.38%. Good Going to All of you. We would also
like to acknowledge the chapters with the highest
number of points for new members between Jan 1
and March 31: Tucson with 285 points, Southeast
Valley with 275 points and Sierra Vista/Cochise with
We are so proud of our two new chapters, The Bull
Head City Area Chapter and the Lake Havasu Area
Chapter. Their enthusiasm for WCR is fantastic.
We hope that you are all working on the Chapter Ex-
cellence Awards. If you work on it all year long, it
will not be a huge task to complete in January. We
heard that Texas is really trying to upset Arizona as
Mega Chapter of the Year for 2005.
As of now we have 812 National members in Ari-
zona. Thanks to all of you Local Chapters, you are
the backbone of WCR.
TOGETHER JANICE K ARMBRUSTER
We’re leading Central Arizona Mountain Chapter
T here is MUCH going on in our
Chapter and I am so proud to
announce the following:
Chapter President Membership - We are holding steady with the atten-
Bullhead City Area Chapter dance at our monthly luncheons and the room that
we are currently meeting in at Mad Dawg and Mel's
he Bullhead City Area Chap- is great. Come and join us on the 3rd Tuesday of
ter is a brand new Chapter. each month.
We had our first Chapter meeting
in April and have been going Ways and Means - Elizabeth Hargett has assumed
great guns ever since. The entire Governing the position as Chair of our Ways and Means Com-
Board for Bullhead City attended the Summer mittee.
Conference in Scottsdale. All of us felt we
learned a lot that we could bring back to our Leadership Academy - In August, Clark will be at-
chapter to make it better. Our thanks to all who tending the Leadership Academy in Chicago and
shared their experiences with us. The basket based upon last year when I attended I know he will
we bid on and won at Casino Night will be given come back with lots of good ideas and information to
away at our July 22nd meeting. assist him as next year's President.
We are excited that we have scheduled our first Summer Meetings, July 7 and 8 - Clark, Sally B and
Educational Class. Shari Dzubak has graciously I attended the Summer Meetings in Scottsdale re-
agree to attend our September 23rd General cently. Barbara Holyszko created two gift baskets
Meeting and conduct her for the raffle which netted $1200 and $270! Good
"Communication...What a Concept" class later job Barbara! Our State President, Bob Nachman,
that same day. After attending this class in started the meetings off with a moment of silence as
Scottsdale at the State Meetings, we were anx- a tribute to Carol Lee. He announced that she had
ious to offer it to our members and fellow Real- done the inspiration for the last State meeting held in
tors. Scottsdale and felt that it was appropriate to dedicate
this year's meeting to her.
At the Summer Meeting, I accepted an award for our
Chapter. We had the highest percentage of member-
ship retention in the State! It was presented to me by
Sally Bonkowske and was I surprised!!! Good going
everyone! Thanks to you, we did it and I am very
proud of each of our members who renewed. Also, I
accepted a plaque announcing the 10th year anniver-
sary of our Chapter! Congratulations to us all!
Another cherished moment at the Summer Meetings
was when Rebecca Bridgewater, President of our
sister chapter SEVWCR, presented our chapter with
two checks totaling $350 to be used to set up a
Scholarship in memory of Carol Lee. What a won-
derful, emotional surprise! Carol was such an inte-
gral part of Women's Council - she loved it so much.
Bullhead City Chapter Officers
Continued on page 4
Continued from page 3 PATTY TRUJILLO
This was a wonderful tribute and our sincere thanks Chapter President
to the Southeast Valley Chapter. Green Valley Chapter
Regional Meeting in Reno, July 21-23 - I will be at-
tending the Regional Meeting and encourage all
members to consider attending some of the meetings.
The information received is always excellent; the
I t’s hard to believe it’s already Au-
gust! The year has been flying by.
Our chapter continues to grow, we’re on target for
networking is priceless and the friends you meet be- our Chapter Excellence goals, we’ve had some
come your allies. great programs this past quarter and we look for-
ward to more to complete another successful year.
Payson Humane Society--Our Chapter's charity this
Tubac Golf Resort will be the site for our August
year will be the Payson Humane Society. My hus- meeting. It will be a chance to see first-hand their
band, Bill, and I have always had purebred dogs transformation from a "secret hideaway" to world
(Dobermans, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Doxies, Shep- class destination resort. September will feature our
herds and Goldens). Earlier this year we decided to second Membership Mix & Mingle for 2005 with the
also adopt "Society girls" - Maya and Toya. The So- theme “Take off to Tahiti with WCR”. The event will
ciety does so much good for our community and cer- promote the State Raffle -- complete with tiki-lights
tainly the animals in their care. Now our Chapter and all things Polynesian -- and the sure-fire format
can also help this worthy organization. for fun, membership promotion and orientation that
we debuted earlier this year. By inviting all comers,
It seems that we got off to a slow start this year and we’re able to woo “prospects,” orient new members
we have lots of catching up to do. But with every- as well as remind existing members of the benefits
one's participation, we can - and will - do it! Bless- and resources available to them as members of
ings to each of you. WCR.
In Memory Don't wait another minute!! Our popular Community
Carol Olsen Lee Cookbook is still available! It features quick and
easy recipes that will impress your guests. And, the
stunning photographs from the desert southwest
Carol Olsen Lee of Strawberry, Arizona
make it a great Closing gift. Order yours today; go to
died Tuesday, June 7. She was born our Chapter Website: www.greenvalleywcr.org
March 9, 1936 to Victor and Grace Ol-
sen in Chicago, Ill. We are happy to report that more of our Chapter
Her family moved to the Sunnyslope area in Phoe- members are participating in the state, regional and
nix when she was 6. She attended Phoenix Union national events. Attendees agree it’s time well spent
High School from 1951 to 1955. She married that’s helping them “take their business to a higher
level.” Invest in yourself and your business! You too
Robert J. Lee in 1954 and they recently celebrated
will appreciate the top-notch speakers, classes, net-
their 50th anniversary. The Lees moved to Straw- working and camaraderie. These events help us en-
berry in 1962. hance our business, encourage us to grow as pro-
A Realtor since 1972, Mrs. Lee worked at Coldwell fessionals and to nurture us as individuals -- it’s a
Banker Bishop Realty a total of 17 years. She “win-win-win” -- that’s what WCR is all about!
served as President and past REALTOR® of the
Year for the Central Arizona Board of Realtors.
She also served as 2004 President of the Central
Arizona Mountain Chapter of the Women's Council
of Realtors. To commemorate her dedication to
WCR, a Scholarship Fund has been started by her
Carol deeply loved her family, friends and commu-
nity and will be missed so much by those who knew
and loved her.
VICKI LIND Nancy Vitkovich, State Governor. Father Bob was
Chapter President along to provide guidance during this first session. Jim
Lake Havasu City Chapter Harris, local Broker for Advanced Real Estate, the
owner of Advanced Homes and a former Chairman of
H ello, from your newest Arizona
chapter – Lake Havasu City.
We’ve already learned that being #13
our local Planning & Zoning Commission gave our
program on where the process has been and where it is
headed now that we’ve experienced such rapid growth.
really is lucky. We chartered with 45 He also encouraged all of us to become more proactive
REALTOR® members, 8 national affiliate members in our local process.
and 1 local affiliate. In the past month we’ve taken in Our mini fundraisers included a basket raffle (thanks to
another 10 applications that are being processed. The State’s Casino Night) that netted $217.00, sales of 20
combined total is over 8.5% of our local Association! Angel pins that netted $100.00 and $230.00 in sales of
Without the support of Bob Nachman and the rest of State Tahiti raffle tickets that we passed on to Bob and
the State officers we wouldn’t have achieved this kind Nancy.
of beginning. And, thanks also go to Patricia Austin of Karen Cooke, our President Elect for 2007 and Nancy
the new Bullhead City Area Chapter for getting the ball Charles, our Vice President of Membership will be at-
rolling in the first place. tending the Regional Conference in Reno. In August I
Five of us attended our first State Meeting in Scottsdale have the opportunity to meet with President Elects
last week. We were overwhelmed with the support, from all over the country at Leadership Training in
friendliness and offers of help we received from all Chicago. I hope to also meet the Arizona President
over the state. We enjoyed the continuing education Elects that I missed at the State Meetings. In October
class presented by Shari Dzubak and learned so much we hope to have several members attending the Na-
at the breakout sessions. Special thanks go to the State tional Conference.
Officers, the Phoenix Chapter and the Southeast Valley It’s been an exhilarating start for our new Chapter and
Chapter for support above and beyond our wildest ex- we’re all thrilled to be part of such a positive organiza-
pectations. tion. All of you are welcome to join us anytime here on
On Thursday July 14th we held our first Governing the Arizona coast. Our meetings are held the second
Board and General Meeting. We were amazed that we Thursday of every month at the local Ramada Inn. It’s
drew 52 attendees! Our challenge now is to keep the a long drive (just ask those State Officers!) but we’ll
enthusiasm and participation at that level. Early in the make it worth your while. Thanks again for your heart-
meeting all of our charter members were inducted by warming welcomes!
MARION WATERS attendance at the State Meetings in Scottsdale and at
Chapter President the Regional Conference in Reno. Kudos to all who
Northwest Valley Chapter helped make both events successful.
W e are very proud to have our
very own past president,
Wilma Purcell, serve as the 2006
The annual fashion show will take place on
October 6, 2005, at Marriott’s Desert Ridge. This
will be our 18th Annual Charity Event, featuring a
Arizona State Treasurer. Wilma was elected to Fashion Show, Luncheon, Silent Auction, and Live
this position at the State WCR Conference held Auction. Call today to reserve your chapter table or
in Scottsdale. for individual tickets. Once again we anticipate it to
be a sell-out!
With the booming real estate market we are Please call Joan Stempski (602-996-9910). More
glad to have the response we are having at our information is also available to you on our Chapter's
meetings. We have had speakers such as website, www.WCRphoenix.com.
Wayne Stutzer on the economy (what an eye
opener), Bob Ware, CEO of the Peoria Cham- An elegant evening event honoring our mem-
ber of Commerce and many more. It would be bership and installing the 2006 Leadership Team is
nice to have more members coming out and being planned for November 4th. You’all Come!
reaping the benefits of WCR. Remember to not be so busy making a living that you
forget to make a life!
Our orientation brunch given by the Ways and
Means Committee was well supported and at-
tended. They are now hard at work getting
ready for the “JAZZ IT UP” Casino night to be
held October 21st at the Glendale Civic Center.
What a great way to use those dress up clothes
you have! If he likes your husband can even
wear his tux! This affair is to help us support
our charity, the Glendale Development Center.
Just call or email me and I will be glad to order
tickets for you. All are welcome--come and join
us in the fun!
What a time we had at the regional in Reno! Our Kathy Landis was awarded Arizona State WCR Member of the
thanks to Bob Nachman for the great speakers. Year for 2004. The photo shows her receiving the award from
We also picked up some really good ideas to 2004 National President Brenda Ghibaudi at the 2005 Awards
Dinner at the Midyear Meeting in Washington, DC.
use at our meetings. We learn more and meet
new and old friends at every meeting and ses-
sion offered at these state and national meet-
I n Phoenix, the temperatures soar,
the real estate market sizzles, and
the Phoenix Chapter is a hot bed of activity. Our
Chapter Officers President Sheila Espinoza, Presi-
dent Elect Marian Nelson, Vice President of Mem-
bership Bruce Brogard, Secretary Lody Cooper and
Treasurer Jennifer Beasley, were all in
JACKI MCKINNEY Home with Diversity” PMN course. The course is
Chapter President scheduled for September 22, 2005 at SAAR, 4221
Scottsdale Area Chapter N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Time: 8:00a.m. –
www.ScottsdaleWCR.com 5:00p.m., registration begins at 7:30a.m. This class
not only will help you with your PMN or GRI, it will
A Special Thanks to all of those
who worked so hard and contrib-
uted their time and efforts to make our
help you with your 24 hours of education with 6 Re-
newal Hours of Fair Housing Law. See our website
for the printable registration form:
2005 Annual Fashion Show, “Desperate Realtors” www.ScottsdaleWCR.com.
such a success! A Huge Special Thanks goes out to Sondra Burwick, our President Elect, is now prepar-
Sandy Mager, our ‘Ways and Means’ Chair Person, ing to fill the positions of the 2006 Standing Commit-
along with Beth Crotty and Lisa Stein and all of our tees and Special Committees. Our 2005 Nominating
Committee Members. They all have done such a Chair, Sandy Mager and her committee will nomi-
GREAT job organizing and directing all events lead- nate the 2006 Officers of President Elect, V.P of
ing up to Fashion Show, our Celebrity models, our Membership, Treasurer, Secretary and Parliamen-
Silent Auction and Live Auction Items and much, tarian. I would like to join all the other Local Chap-
much more! What a pleasure it was to have local ter Presidents to encourage all the members to step
TV News Celebrities and Radio Hosts, and our forward and accept the responsibility for their Chap-
friendly neighborhood Police Officer as our models ter's Leadership. Get Involved! You’ll be Glad You Did!
This year’s theme’ Desperate REAL-
TORS® was a HOOT! In this hectic
Real Estate market, a little humor
about today’s process seems to
make our jobs just a little bit easier.
A BIG Thank You goes out to SAKS
Fifth Avenue Enterprises, and E&J
Designer Shoe Outlet. Our celebrity
models were: Scott Pasmore of
Channel 3, Kent Dana and Diana
Sullivan of Channel 5, Jayme King
and Laura Sambol of Channel 10,
Katie Raml of Channel 15, Maria
Knight of KOOL 94.5 Radio, and
Chris Vassall of our friendly Scotts-
dale Police Department! Again,
Tara Hitchcock was our ‘Mistress of
Ceremony’. Matt Deuitch & Andy
Kolton did such a great job per-
forming thisyear’s skit ‘Desperate
REALTORS’, written by Bob Nach-
man. EVERYONE did such a great
job again this year!
We have contributed a portion of our
net proceeds to our charity,
“Gabriel’s Angels”. What a great
charity! Gabriel’s Angels’ is a pet
therapy organization that works with
abused and neglected valley chil-
Together with our Scottsdale Area
Association of REALTORS®, we
have scheduled the Multi-Cultural
Marketing (GRI Class #307). This
class is also approved by the Na-
tional Women’s Council of REAL-
TORS as a substitute for the ‘ At
BARBARA HIGHFIELD Thanks to our wonderful leadership who also in-
Chapter President cludes Secretary, Rhena Wahlen of Wells Fargo
Sierra Vista/Cochise Chapter Mortgage (who, by the way, was last month’s Mem-
ber of The Month and, thanks to Canyon Title
T he Sierra Vista/Cochise Chap-
ter is active and growing. We
have had valuable educational pro-
Agency, got a ride to the luncheon meeting in a lim-
ousine!), and Vice President of Membership, Sandy
Hannon (Hannon Real Estate Services). Ginny Fran-
grams and our leadership has been cis (Farmers Insurance) has been invaluable as our
more active than ever on the state and national lev- program chair and Jean Giuffrida, our past president,
els. In May, president Barbara Highfield (Tombstone can always be depended upon to fill in where
Real Estate) attended the mid-year national meeting needed.
in Washington D.C. to accept the Silver Chapter Ex-
cellence Award. In July, president-elect, Jacqueline This year, we are again offering a 50-50 raffle. Last
Drake (Jacqueline Drake Realty), attended the state year we raised almost $1500. This is a major fund-
meeting in Scottsdale and, later in July, Barbara, Jac- raiser for us to help send our leadership to the Na-
queline and treasurer, Zeke Martinez (Fidelity Na- tional Convention in San Francisco. The top prize is
tional Title Co.), attended the regional conference in $1,000 and there are other smaller cash prizes avail-
Reno, Nevada. Jacquie will be attending the leader- able. Please call Barbara Highfield at 520-559-2458
ship academy in Chicago in August and looks for- if you wish to purchase a ticket. Only 300 are avail-
ward to starting a new year for the chapter in No- able and they are $10 each. What great odds!
Southeast Valley Chapter
T he Southeast Valley Regional Chapter has participated in many exciting events this
year. In addition to the great programs we have each month at our general member-
ship meetings (held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the
Dobson Ranch Inn, US 60 at Dobson Road), we had a very successful “Fiesta Fashion Show” on May
5th. Chairperson Abbe Wells and her committee did a fantastic job and we netted over $20,000 for the
chapter – well over our budget! Once again, it was a sell-out, which means we’ll be looking for a larger
location to hold it next year. Anyone have any suggestions for us?
Our membership has been steadily increasing, thanks to the efforts of our VP of Membership Connie
Pepper and co-chair D Force. We are over the 200 mark now and hope to reach 250 members by the
end of the year.
In May, I was joined by fellow line officers, President-elect Cris Tutera, VP of Membership Connie Pep-
per, Treasurer Carolyn Cronin and Secretary Dottie Galletti, as well as SEVWCR members Jimmee
McNeely, Karen Kay and Nancy Vitkovich as the Southeast Valley Chapter was awarded the national
Mega-Chapter of the Year award at the Midwinter Meetings in Washington, D.C. What a thrill it was for
us to represent and receive the award on behalf of our great chapter! Kudos to 2004 President Jimmee
McNeely, without whose leadership we could not have received the award. We were also thrilled to join
our fellow Arizonians on stage as the Arizona chapter received the State Chapter of the Year Award –
nine of the eleven chapters received silver or gold. Way to go, Team!!!
On October 10th and 11th, 2005, we will be sponsoring a CRB class – “Managing for Peak Performance”.
This course is essential for real estate brokers, owners and managers, and will generate three credits
toward the CRB (Certified Real Estate Broker-Manager) designation. It will be held at the Southeast Val-
ley Regional Association of REALTORS. For further information on this course, you can go to our web-
site at www.sevwcr.org, or call me at 480-231-4784.
Certified Real Estate Broker Manager Course
“Managing for Peak Performance”
October 10 & 11, 2005
Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS®
1363 S. Vineyard, Mesa, Arizona 85210
Cost: $500.00 ~ 3 CRB Designation Credits
This program is for brokers, owners and managers of real estate offices and companies-anyone who manages
others or needs to accomplish tasks with others. Your results as a manager depend on other people! In addition to
technique and soft skills, managers need to have systems in place to ensure goal attainment in recruiting,
interviewing, coaching, and development. This course will help you model the behavior of a coach who triggers
For More Information, Contact: Sponsored by:
OR CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT:
WWW.SEVWCR.ORG SOUTHEAST VALLEY CHAPTER
The top 4 prizes and a cash drawing will be drawn at the Installation
Dinner in Phoenix on December 1st. You do not have to be present to
win. Please contact Steve Schafler
at 602-339-4137 for more information and to buy your tickets.
H ello WCR Members,
I hope your summer days
are just flying by…
Summer has been a busy time for WCR Tucson
Chapter. Our line officers were in attendance for
the Mid Year WCR Meetings in Washington DC,
the Regional Meetings in Reno, NV, and the State
Meetings in Scottsdale. Attendance was great for
the State meetings and it’s always great to see
Sue Cartun, Joeann Fossland, and Malinda Barry
representing us and being recognized in the Na-
tional and Regional spotlights.
The Third Annual WCR Golf Tournament was a
huge success! Diane Dominice and her commit-
tee did a knockout job, with over twenty golfers
more than last year. We are proud of our little golf
tournament, and we donated $2,000 of our pro-
ceeds to help benefit the Hearth Foundation.
Our next event is the ever popular Dessert Auc-
tion at the Historic Arizona Inn, Elm St. /Campbell
Ave.. This year’s event should be the most well
attended in recent times. Just the location should
make this a hit!!! You can now go to our website,
www.tucsonwcr.org , and sign up before it’s too
late… This year’s MC and auctioneer will be David
Fitzsimmons of The Arizona Daily Star fame.
We are sharing proceeds from this event with New
Beginnings for Women & Children.
Utilizing the tools, networking, scholarships, and
leadership opportunities that WCR has to offer…
your business can only prosper!
Arizona State Chapter
Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Proudly acknowledges our 2005 State Sponsors
Freedom Financial - Anna Bowers
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Steve Schafler
1st USA School of Real Estate, LLC.- Pat and Cathy Thiel
Southeast Valley Chapter- Women's Council of REALTORS®
Phoenix Chapter - Women's Council of REALTORS®
Scottsdale Area Chapter - Women's Council of REALTORS®
Tucson Chapter - Women's Council of REALTORS®
Tucson Board of REALTORS®
Countrywide Mortgage - Lisa Farrar
New York Life - Justin Hill, Don Clarke, Kyle Wilson
Eagle Home Mortgage - Sandy Krestan
Dan Schwartz Realty - Duane Fouts
Stewart Title - Kim Seifert
Realty Executives - John Foltz
Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® - Bob Peirce
Southwest Exchange Corporation - Betty Kincaid
Property Management / West USA - Kris Nelson
Purple Sage Realty - Malinda Barry
CrimeBusters - Kent Rini
Southeast Valley Regional Assn. of REALTORS® - John Stih
Sterling Mortgage - Betty Miller / Jon Laird
Advantage Solutions Group - Joeann Fossland
PC-Mechanix - Rod Tribioli
Starker Services - Verona Sanders
White Mountain Chapter - Women's Council of REALTORS®
Newcomer's Inspection Services - Beth Crotty
AJF Engineering - Sharon Wolf-Furman
Advantage Mortgage Group - Stan Wang
Old Republic Home Warranty - Analee Pace
North American Title - Vicki O’Reilly
Sindy Ready / Pat Callaghan “The Callahan Team”
LandAmerica Lawyers Title - Howard G. Weiner
Sedona Real Estate - Diane L. Jackson, Exclusive Buyer Agent
Please remember OUR Sponsors in YOUR next Transaction!
Arizona State Chapter
c/o Christina Maydanis
Coldwell Banker Success Realty
3501 East Orange Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85018-1517
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Message From Your President-Elect
From the Washington conference Arizona brought home many hon-
2005 Arizona State President-Elect ors! For the second year our state was awarded #1 in the State
firstname.lastname@example.org Mega Chapter category. Also, nine of our eleven chapters received
Gold or Silver Excellence Awards and Southeast Valley was
awarded the 2004 Local Mega Chapter of the Year. Go TEAM!
It's great to win these awards and to receive the recognition for our State as a top performer, but
the real essence of these Excellence Awards is that it keeps us in line with our local Chapter's Business Plan. By track-
ing the various requirements in the Plan, your chapter will discover its strengths and weaknesses. This will allow you
an opportunity to adjust and improve your schedule and activities. Be sure to constantly review this Plan and ask the
Governors for suggestions and help. They are always willing to share and guide.
The turnout and participation at the July Meetings was exciting. So many Chapters had all their leadership
teams attending and learning what will be expected of them for the rest of this year and into 2006. This was the begin-
ning of what you can expect to continue at the State Orientation on Dec. 1& 2.
December 1--Thursday's schedule will begin mid-morning with a special orientation that will be presented by National
WCR. In the afternoon we will have the Governing Board Meeting to be followed by a festive Installation Dinner of the
State Officers and the Local Chapter Presidents.
December 2--Friday will give us an opportunity to attend several breakout sessions and to hear the 2006 National Presi-
dent, Gail Hartnett. Then we will end with individual chapter meetings, giving you the opportunity to start organizing
your own local chapter's orientation. Our schedule for these two days will fortify your leaders to begin their terms with
strong direction and solid information. Please be sure to encourage the necessary funding for everyone to attend. We
have negotiated a special $99 a night rate (for single, double or triple) at the beautifully renovated DoubleTree Guest
Suites in Phoenix at 44th St and Washington.
Make Dec 1 & 2 part of your Plan!