Record turnout for RAHB General Membership Meeting

 

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It was standing room only at the General Membership Meeting at the Burlington Holiday Inn on June 24, where members approved Bylaw changes to separate the MLS® Rules and Regulations and Bylaw. Members in attendance in person and by proxy voted 86 per cent in favour of the change. This effectively cleared the way for RAHB to continue moving forward with the Regional MLS® System.

RAHB was the last of the eight participating associations to ensure its Rules and Regulations and Bylaw are separate documents, which is a requirement for participation in the regional system.

Other highlights of the meeting

  • 503 members attended and 126 proxies were registered for the meeting – the largest attendance in memory
  • RAHB made use of secure voting devices (or “clickers” as they were called at the meeting) to record members’ votes.  The clickers replaced the traditional red and green voting cardsGMM2
  • Members in attendance were encouraged to tweet their questions or comments on Twitter
  • RAHB Past President Dan Gies, Chair of the Ontario Regional Technology & Information Services (ORTIS) Board of Directors, gave an update on ORTIS and the Regional MLS® System
  • Bob van de Vrande (Apex Results Realty Inc.) presented a motion requiring greater transparency about professional standards, discipline and arbitration
    violations and fines. (Information was provided to all members prior to the meeting and will also be included in upcoming annual reports.)GMM3
  • Lynne Riddell (Keller Williams Edge Realty) won the draw for 2016 RAHB dues

Following the meeting, Michael Lane of ShowingTime demonstrated features of the appointment scheduling program which will be integrated into Matrix. (For more information about ShowingTime, watch the video at https://player.vimeo.com/video/117216129.)

Plan to come out to the RAHB General Membership Meeting

postponed

 

This just in!!  The GMM has been re-scheduled for

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 South Service Road

Watch for more details coming soon!


What’s happening at the GMM on June 24?

The General Membership Meeting has been called to present motions from the Board of Directors to the membership.  The motions affect the RAHB Bylaw and members’ approval is required.

What are the motions?
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The first motion will recommend an amendment to the section of the Bylaw which requires that members ratify changes the Board of Directors make to the rules and regulations. This will effectively remove the MLS® Rules and Regulations from the RAHB Bylaw.

Members are being asked to approve this motion to achieve two goals:

  • to ensure RAHB is compliant with the terms of the Shared Services Agreement RAHB has signed with the other boards and associations participating in the Regional MLS® System; and
  • to continue in the work begun to streamline and improve the RAHB Bylaw to bring it closer to the document it should be.

2. The second motion recommends amending the Bylaw where references are made to rules and regulations. These are merely “housekeeping” amendments to keep the Bylaw consistent after the MLS® Rules and Regulations are no longer part of the Bylaw.

Watch for more information about these issues coming to you directly from RAHB President Donna Bacher and CEO Ross Godsoe.  They will offer further insights into the importance of your support when these amendments are presented for approval at the GMM.

Want to know more in the mean time?  Read You Asked? for answers to questions RAHB members have asked about removing the Rules and Regulations from the Bylaw, as well as questions about the Regional MLS® System. (REALTOR Link® > MLS® > You Asked?)

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Mark YOUR Calendar

Professional Development

Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – Lower Level
C – Chambers Room                         M – McCullough Room

  • Fusion Level 1
    Wednesday, October 15 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
    Tuesday, October 28 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Broker Load
    Friday, October 10 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • New Member Orientation (by invitation only)
    Friday, October 24 – M, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • How to Hire the Right Assistant
    Wednesday, October 29 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – 3 CE’s
  • GeoWarehouse
    Monday, November 3 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 2 CE’s
  • MPAC
    Wednesday, November 5 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – 3 CE’s

To register for above courses, email Angela at angelam@rahb.ca or call 905.529.8101 x233


Board of Directors, Committee and Task Force Meetings

Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – First Floor
T – Thompson Room                        P – Purnell Room

  • Government Relations
    Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 a.m., T
  • Scholarship
    Thursday, October 23, 2 p.m., T
  • Board of Directors
    Thursday, October 30, 9 a.m., T

 

Upcoming Events

Broker of Record/Managers Meeting
Wednesday, October 22
RAHB Office, 505 York Blvd., Hamilton, 8:30 a.m.

Town Hall Meetings

  • Dunnville
    Thursday, October 23, 9 a.m.
    Grace United Church, 301 Broad St E, Dunnville
  • Burlington
    Wednesday, October 29, 9 a.m.
    Tyandaga Golf and Country Club
    1265 Tyandaga Park Dr., Burlington


Regional Commercial Council
Election Breakfast
Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 a.m. – Voting
Waterfront Conference Centre
555 Bay St. N., Hamilton


RAHB Charity Auction & Social
Thursday, November 20 – Doors open at 6 p.m.
Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton


National Housing Day
Friday, November 21
Waterfront Conference Centre
555 Bay St. N., Hamilton


RAHB Election Meeting
Thursday, November 27, 8:30 a.m.
Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington


RAHB Annual Appreciation Gala
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
(by invitation only)

 

RAHB Office Closures

Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving Day

Mark YOUR Calendar

Professional Development Courses
Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – Lower Level
C – Chambers Room              M – McCullough Room

  • Accredited Senior Agent (ASA)
    Wednesday, September 10 and
    Thursday, September 11 – M, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Fusion Level 1
    Tuesday, September 16 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
    Tuesday, September 30 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Broker Load
    Thursday, September 11 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday, September 25 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Friday, October 10 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Point2 Demonstration
    Tuesday, September 16 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • New Member Orientation (by invitation only)
    Friday, September 26 – M, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Professional Development Days – October 7 to 9

  • Maximize Your Online Marketing with Listing Syndication
    Tuesday, October 7 – M, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Online Privacy and Security
    Tuesday, October 7 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Door Knocking and Cold Calling – How Passé
    Tuesday, October 7 – M, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Growing Your Business with Email and Social Media
    Wednesday, October 8 – M, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Social Media Marketing Made Simple
    Wednesday, October 8 – M, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Review of Retrofit
    Thursday, October 9 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Mould
    Thursday, October 9 – M, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To register for above courses, email Angela at angelam@rahb.ca or call 905.529.8101 x233

 

Board of Directors, Committee and Task Force Meetings
Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – First Floor
T – Thompson Room              P – Purnell Room

  • Auction, Wednesday, September 10 – T, 9:30 a.m.
  • Board of Directors, Thursday, September 11 – T, 9 a.m.
  • Professional Development, Friday, September 12 – T, 9:30 a.m.
  • Governance, Wednesday, September 17 – T, 9 a.m.
  • Golf Tournament, Friday, September 19 – T, 9:30 a.m.
  • Communications, Thursday, September 25 – T, 9:30 a.m.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Hamilton Mayoral Candidates Breakfast
    Thursday, September 18 – 8 a.m.

    Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
    1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
  • Broker of Record/Managers Meeting
    Wednesday, October 22
    RAHB Office, 505 York Blvd., Hamilton
  • Town Hall Meetings
    Dunnville
    Thursday, October 23
    Grace United Church, 301 Broad St E, Dunnville
    Burlington
    Wednesday, October 29
    Tyandaga Golf and Country Club, 1264 Tyandaga Park Dr., Burlington
  • Regional Commercial Council – Election Breakfast
    Wednesday, November 5
    Waterfront Conference Centre
    555 Bay St. N., Hamilton
  • RAHB Charity Auction & Social
    Thursday, November 20 – Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
    1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
  • National Housing Day
    Friday, November 21

    Waterfront Conference Centre
    555 Bay St. N., Hamilton
  • RAHB Election Meeting
    Thursday, November 27

    Royal Botanical Gardens
    680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington
  • RAHB Annual Appreciation Gala
    Saturday, January 17, 2015

    Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
    1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton

 

RAHB Office Closures
Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving Day

Mark YOUR Calendar

Professional Development
Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – Lower Level
C– Chambers Room   M – McCullough Room

Fusion Level 1
Tuesday, May 13 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, May 27 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, June 10 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, June 24 – C, 9 a.m. – noon

Broker Load
Thursday, May 22 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 29 – C, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. SOLD OUT
Thursday, June 26 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

New Member Orientation (by invitation only)
Friday, May 23 – M, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
Wednesday, May 14 – M,
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
11 a.m. – noon  SOLD OUT
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Facebook Advanced
Thursday, May 15 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LinkedIn
Thursday, May 15 – M, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development Days
(formerly Education Week)
Tuesday, October 7 – Thursday, October 9 – M

To register for above courses, email Angela at angelam@rahb.ca
or call 905.529.8101 x233

Principles of Property Management
Tuesday, June 3 to Thursday, June 5
Tuesday, June 10 to Thursday, June 12
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. – McCullough Rooms
NOTE:  Register with OREA – 1.866.411.OREA

 

Board of Directors, Committee and Task Force Meetings
Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – First Floor
T – Thompson Room    P – Purnell Room

Charity Auction Task Force
Wednesday, May 14 – T, 1 p.m.

Charity Golf Tournament Task Force
Friday, May 16 – P, 9:30 a.m.

Governance Task Force
Monday, May 26 – T, 9:30 a.m.

Regional Commercial Council
Tuesday, June 10 – T, 9:30 a.m.

Board of Directors
Thursday, June 12 – T, 9 a.m.

MARC
Tuesday, June 24 – T, 2 p.m.

 

Membership/Town Halls Meetings
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 29 – Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre,
1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
Registration 8:30 a.m.
Contact Camryn at at 905.529.8101 x251 or camrynh@rahb.ca
to register for the hot breakfast.

 

Upcoming Events
RAHB Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 26 – Copetown Woods Golf Club
1430 Concession 2 W.
Contact Sheila at 905.529.8101 x234 or sheilas@rahb.ca
for more information

REALTORS Care® Foundation Motorcycle Ride for Charity
Wednesday, July 9 – starting off at the RAHB office – more details to follow

 

RAHB Office Closures
Monday, May 19 for Victoria Day
Tuesday, July 1 for Canada Day
Monday, August 4 for Civic Holiday
Monday, September 1 for Labour Day
Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving Day

2013 Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Awards

Karan Barker was a 25-year employee and former Executive Officer at the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington.  During her time with the association, Karan was involved in setting up the scholarship program that now bears her name.  Karan was active on committees at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association and the Ontario Real Estate Associaton.  Karan received the Tony Kafun Award from OREA and the W. Frank Johns Award from CREA, both presented to the top executive officers in the real estate profession.  Karan passed away in 2001. (more…)