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.

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
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.

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
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
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…)

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 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 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!