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…)

Association Updates

1. 2013 Election Schedule

October 25, 2013  –  Nominations Closed

November 12, 2013  –  Slate of All Candidates to Members

November 19, 20 & 21, 2013  –  Electronic Voting (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily)

November 22, 2013  –  9:00 a.m. – Final date and time for depositing proxies at the Association

November 26, 2013  –  Election Meeting for 2014 Directors of the Board


2. Bylaw changes approved at GMM

RAHB members approved Bylaw changes which consolidated all former membership categories such as “Salesperson” or “Broker” into one category of “Member”.   This change served to streamline the RAHB Bylaw as well as prepare the Association and the Bylaw for the requirements of the new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) expected next year.

Other minor changes required as a result of the changes to membership or which addressed inconsistencies in the Bylaw were included in the motion to approve the Bylaw changes.

Members also approved a motion to allow the Board of Directors to make minor, “housekeeping” changes to the Bylaw – small changes which would not affect the meaning or intent of the Bylaw – which are required for consistentcy with the approved changes but were missing from the changes presented at the meeting.

The updated RAHB Bylaw can be found in Membership Information on REALTOR Link®.


3. Volunteers Needed!

Have you faxed in your completed Volunteer form yet?

The Board of Directors and CEO are looking for members to serve on various RAHB committees and task forces in 2014.  The form can be found at http://rahb.ca/notices/2013/Volunteers2013.pdf or in the Membership Information section on REALTOR Link®.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 25, 2013.


4. Reminder – Members’ Assistants

Members are reminded they must notify RAHB within 48 hours when an assistant leaves their employ.  Contact Camryn at camrynh@rahb.ca or call 905.529.8101 x251.

RAHB Annual General Membership Meeting

Plan to attend RAHB’s Annual General Meeting on March 27 at REALTOR® CONNECTIONS. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; breakfast is available at 7:45 a.m. and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.  Watch for your meeting package to arrive via email!