Now that September has rolled around, we at RAHB are getting ready for a busy fall season, as I am sure you are as well.

First on the agenda are Open Forum meetings scheduled for three communities in our market area – Grimsby (September 28), Dunnville (October 4) and Caledonia (October 11).  These are informal meetings where you tell us what you would like to talk about, and we will discuss what’s going on at RAHB.  RAHB’s Member Engagement Committee is planning and hosting these meetings, and hopes that you will be there to share information and for the opportunity to network with your fellow RAHB members.  Look for further details in this issue of REALINFO.  You might want to know that I have heard something about door prizes – one more reason to attend!

Professional Development Days are next up, occurring from October 12-14.  This is a great opportunity to take courses on topics that will help you both personally and professionally.  There is more information about the PD days in this issue of REALINFO.  Be sure to register early so you get in on the free registration; the cut-off date is September 23.

RAHB’s Annual REALTORS®4Kids Charity Auction is taking place on Thursday, November 17.  This is an event that truly shows the charitable spirit of RAHB members, and it’s also an evening of entertainment, friendly rivalry in bidding for amazing auction items, and networking.  I have seen some of the live auction items and I can assure you it will be another great event.

RAHB’s Annual Election Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, November 30.  The election is your opportunity to have a say in how your association is governed.  By now, you should have received the first announcement about the upcoming election including the schedule for all activities around nominations, hearing from and meeting the candidates, and voting.  You will receive more information in the coming weeks.   I hope you will take the opportunity to nominate a candidate as a Director (maybe you!), watch videos made by the candidates, come out and meet the candidates, and vote.  And make sure you plan to attend the Annual Election Meeting to hear the results of the election and watch the new Board being sworn in.  We have some other business on the agenda as well, so I hope you will be there.

The fall is also the time for you to consider who of the REALTORS® you know would be suitable nominees for RAHB’s three service awards – the Award of Merit, Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Community Service.  These awards are all about members recognizing other members for their achievements and service to RAHB, the real estate profession and the community.  There is more information about these prestigious awards in the Services Spotlight column of this issue of REALINFO, and you will be hearing more about them in the weeks ahead.

While you work in your busy fall real estate market, please make time to take in the activities that RAHB offers for you.  Thanks for being a member of RAHB!


Best regards,