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WMLAR Memorial

The West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS® has one of the most unique and meaningful ways to remember REALTORS who have passed away.  The REALTOR Memorial, situated in a park-like setting on the southwest side of the Association’s headquarters building at 12916 168th Ave, Grand Haven.  Anyone that was a member at the time of their passing has their name permanently etched in the granite.  A park bench at the end of a short walkway faces the Memorial and is a nice place for family and friends to sit in quiet reflection.
 
Many have commented on this wonderful way to remember a loved one, a person that was Proud To Be A REALTOR.  Take time to visit this tribute the next time you are in the area.  Names that appear are as follows, and added to as necessary…
 

 

 

2000          George Frederick

 

2001          Judith Versendaal

                  John Shrauger

                  Jose Garza

 

2002          James Bricker

                  Kristi Nagelkirk

 

2003          Herbert Ginman

                  Max Green, Sr.

                  Elmo Hahn

 

2004          Wayne Boeve

                  Donna O’Connor

                  Joyce Thomas

 

2005          Dianna Bittner

                  Lou Vollmer

                  Kathryn Linde

                  Rod Horsfall

                  Karen Reed

                  Carole Pray

 

2006          James D.  Jones

 

2007          David C. Gephart

                  Pamela K. Janczyk

                  Richard J. Miel

                  Henri Paterson

                  Jill C. Brown

                  Gregory J. Barre

                  Steven W. Semer

 

 

2008          Charles R. Harris

                  Troy D. VanderStelt

                  David H. Burnside

 

2009          Neil P. Meinke

 

2010          Constance M. Curtis

                  John R. Achterhoff Jr

                  Lynda L. Holmes

 

2011          Ross A. Nykamp

                  Carolyn R. Zaagman

 

2012          Steve Miller

                  Marty VanHuis

 

2013          Emma Murillo-Bartell

                  Maryanne M. Zenger

                  Craig A. Heuvelman

 

2014          Diane L. Leep

 

2015          Cindy Ellis

                  Marilyn Tebelak

                  Michelle Glennon Topp

 

2016          Michael R. Peel

 

2017          Scott M. Dorn                 

                  Calvin Van Noord

 

 

Government Affairs/RPAC Committee

Chair: Lisa Gonzalez - Click to Join

Government Affairs / RPAC Committee

The Government Affairs Committee is charged with the responsibility of studying proposed and existing legislation effecting real estate. Its areas of concern cover local, state and national legislation and annual fund raising for the Realtors Political Affairs Committee (RPAC). It also makes suggestions to legislators and communicates the Association’s position on legislative matters. It is charged with interviewing candidates in the event the Association wishes to endorse candidates in political races and recommends those legislators who are most favorable to the real estate industry and private property rights. The Committee is responsible for educating the membership on the importance of involvement in the Legislative process, and the solicitation of funds to support the Realtors Political Action Committee in order for RPAC to support Legislators at the state and national level favorable to the real estate profession. It’s estimated they meet 6-8 times a year."

 


 

WMLAR Government Affairs Committee stands firmly with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in OPPOSING BOTH the Senate’s and House’s proposed TAX legislation.  It’s bad for buyers, sellers, homeowners and Realtors. HERE’S WHY:

 

Diminishes tax incentives for over 90% of home owners (House & Senate versions)

·        Mortgage interest deduction is capped at $500k loan size (House version)

·        Capital Gains tax immunity will be very difficult – taking an additional 3 years of residence to qualify (House & Senate versions)

·        ELIMINATION OF TAX DEDUCTIONS ON:

Mortgage interest for Second Homes (House version)

·        Mortgage interest for Home Equity Loans (Senate version)

·        All State & Local Taxes - INCLUDING PROPERTY TAX (Senate version)

The NAR projects that EITHER proposal will cause property values to drop significantly – possibly as much as 10%!

VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION NOW!!! Click the links below – it only takes a minute!

Call to Action link https://realtorparty.realtoractioncenter.com/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4976&utm_source=rac&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=tax2017&s_src=website&s_subsrc=rac

Contact your Senator: https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_correspond_senators.htm

Contact your Representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Share this with your family, friends, clients and associates & encourage them to take similar action and protect the benefits of homeownership!

THANK YOU to all that have stepped up to the Call for Action and invested in RPAC to help make WMLAR the #1 Association of its size in the country for Member Participation

 


 

REALTORS Who Care Committee

Chair: Angela Hyde

Vice-Chair: Melanie Rickels - Click to Join

 

 Find us on Facebook "Realtors Who Care"

 

 

Realtors Who Care

"RWC shall strive to support Realtors first, people focused local charities, individuals in need and NAR recommended disaster relief.”  This is our mission statement and we invite anyone interested in joining us as we continue to work for causes that benefit our committee to contact us. We meet approx 8 times a year starting in February. Our meetings are 1 to 1.5 hours long. We give to charitable organizations that help move our mission forward in helping our WMLAR members and affiliates. Our committee is a great opportunity to have fun while doing good for others! Help us continue to give back and pay it forward!

Social Events Committee

Co-Chair: Reneé Nyblade

Co-Chair: Aris Knitter - Click to Join

 

Social Events Committee

The Social Events Committee is responsible for the planning of social programs and special events for the Association. It’s estimated they meet 6 times a year.

Public Relations/Communications Committee

Co-Chair: Marty Fahey

Co-Chair: Carrie Eppard

 

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Public Realtions & Communications Committee

JoinThe Public Relations/Communications Committee promotes the REALTORS image in the community through the use of positive publicity in external communication mediums (social media, internet, television, radio and print). The committee also assists the staff in the development of methods to communicate important information directly to members and affiliates, and focuses on recognizing member accomplishments and encouraging member participation in association activities. This committee also works to create good, positive internalrelations, within the REALTOR Association, and provides input relative the Association website. The Committee meets 7-9 times a year.

 

 

April 17, 2017 Minutes

 

March 20, 2017 Minutes

 

January 16, 2017 Minutes

 

November 21, 2016 Minutes

 

September 19, 2016 Minutes

 

August 22, 2016 Minutes

 

July 18, 2016 Minutes

 

June 20, 2016 Minutes

 

May 16, 2016 Minutes

 

April 18, 2016 Minutes

Our Address:
12916 168th Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Contact Us:
Local: (616)-846-6240
Local Fax: (616)-846-5155

WMLAR Classroom Rental

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