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December 2018 Newsletter

TREPAC Newsletter

December 2018

 

Chairman’s Update

David Alan Cox
2018 TREPAC Chairman


 

Has Your Local Association Had An Outstanding Year?

 

The Governmental Affairs Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes a local REALTOR® association that has demonstrated excellence in fundraising, grassroots involvement, and other local initiatives for the year. The 2018 winner will be recognized during the Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting in Austin in February.

 


 

Do your Dues

 

It’s dues billing time and you know what that means…it’s time to do your dues. Part of building a TREPAC culture is ensuring all Texas REALTORS® know that when it’s dues billing time, it’s TREPAC time.

Don’t forget the tools available to help you raise money the easy way…dues billing.  Click here to view available tools.

 


 

New PAC Committee Leadership

Much of the hard work that TREPAC accomplishes is done at the committee level. The leadership team and I are proud to announce the 2019 Committee Leadership!

 

Budget

Chairman – Mary Ann Jeffers

Vice Chair – Adrainne Prince

 

Bylaws/Policy

Chairman – Angie Williams

Vice Chair – Patty Spiller

 

Education

Chairman – Elena Marrufo

Vice Chair – Shari Kirk

 

Nominating

Chairman – David Alan Cox

 

Orientation

Chairman – Tami Baker

Vice Chair – Melinda Randall

 

 

 


 

New Faces for TREPAC

Help us welcome our newest 2019 TREPAC Trustees! They are already out and running and will be joining our existing Trustees that are serving their second term! TREPAC Trustees are here to help you, so be sure and reach out to them to say hello!

 

Shirley Johnson

Region 3

Hector A. Alaniz

Region 7

Sonya Powers

Region 8

Alma Coronado

Region 11

Taylor Walcik

Region 12

Susan P. Rodriguez

Region 13

Karishma Asrani

Region 14

Ward Arendt

Region 14

Shae Cottar

Region 14

Holly Mace Massingill

Region 15

Chris Rosprim

Commercial Trustee

Richard Throop

Association Executive Appointee

Karen Driscoll

Governmental Affairs Director Appointee

 


 

 

 

“Once a Trustee, always a Trustee”

Are you a former TREPAC Trustee and want to be more involved!?

Well you’re in luck! We will be hosting a TREPAC Trustee Alumni meeting during the Texas REALTORS® Winter meeting on Sunday, February 10th at 2:00 PM.

Please let Leslie Cantu know if you will be attending or are interested in hearing more about the program!

 

 


 

AE Corner:

 

AEs, don’t forget to visit the AE Dashboard to view 2019 pledge information along with your current fundraising progress.

The AE Dashboard is a great tool specially designed to offer all the information AEs need to gather investment-level data and make 2019 an even better year.

Contact Andrea Pennington for help or questions concerning the AE Dashboard.

 

 


 

Upcoming Events

 

 

January 15: Four Rivers Major Investor Event*

February 5: Lubbock Major Investor Event*

 February 8 – 12: Winter Meeting

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs

Austin, TX 78701

 

March 26th – REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol

Texas REALTORS® Building

1115 San Jacinto Blvd, Ste 200

Austin, TX 78701

 

*Major Investor Events: Don’t forget, now is the time to start planning your MI Events for 2019. Several associations are already have their events on the calendar, and kudos to BCS, CC and MetroTex for already hosting theirs!


 

November – Newsletter

Chairman’s Update


 

 

ELECTIONS

 

 

In Case you missed it…election recap

 

In the midst of record-level voter turnout in Texas, TREPAC- and RPAC-supported candidates had great success on Election Day: 89% of REALTOR®-supported candidates—from both political parties—won their state or federal races!

  • 35 of 37 Congressional seats (pending a recount in CD 23)
  • 13 of 15 Texas Senate races
  • 134 or 144 Texas House races (pending recounts in HD 108 and 132)

 
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October – Newsletter

 

 

Chairman’s Update:

 

If you haven’t heard….you did it! Thanks to your efforts, TREPAC raised $5,406,547 with 50% participation this year!!!

 

This is the most money raised for TREPAC in a single year, and you are the reason we achieved this monumental milestone! Your PAC Leadership Team and I are incredibly proud of each and every one of you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all your efforts.

 

The money you raised this year will help ensure the right candidates get elected in November and will carry our message through the legislative session to protect all private-property rights in Texas!

 

The eyes of the nation are on Texas, and they are wide with amazement.

David Alan Cox
2018 TREPAC Chairman
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September – Newsletter

September 21, 2018  


Chairman’s Update

Can you believe we only have a few weeks left in the 2018 TREPAC year? We’ve accomplished so much this year, but we’re not done yet!
We are in the home stretch, and there are still things you can do to help TREPAC finish the year strong:
  • Make last minute phone calls to bring in the final dollars
  • Have a conversation with your colleagues about finishing their pledge
  • Complete your own pledge through your local association, or at TREPAC.com
  • Consider moving up to the next award level, or even becoming a Major Investor
  • Get your investment in by October 1st!
David Alan Cox
2018 TREPAC Chairman

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August TREPAC Newsletter

August 2018Chairman’s Update from the 2018 TREPAC Chairman, David Alan CoxCan you believe we have a little less than two months to go in the 2018 TREPAC year!? We’ve accomplished so much this year, but now is not the time to rest on our laurels. There is still so much to do between now and October 1 (deadline extended due to weekend).  In all, we have raised over $3.7 million with 47% participation among Texas REALTORS®. Let’s keep the momentum going!Now is the time to assess your 2018 business plans and make adjustments as necessary. Don’t forget: from office visits to Major Investor events, we are here to help you exceed your goals this year!The voice of Texas REALTORS® was heard loudly in the Texas Primary Elections. Now we have to finish strong with the General Elections in November. Voting for TREPAC-supported candidates is essential to protect the real estate industry as we head into the 86th Legislative Session.Let’s keep up the great work!

David Alan Cox
2018 TREPAC Chairman

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July TREPAC Newsletter

July 2018 
Chairman’s Update from the 2018 TREPAC Chairman, David Alan CoxCan you believe we have just 3 months to go in our 2018 TREPAC year!? We have already accomplished so much this year, but now is not the time to rest on our laurels. There is still so much to do between now and September 30.  In all, we have raised over $3.3 million and are at 45% participation. Let’s keep the momentum going!Now is the time to access your fundraising plans and make adjustments as necessary. Don’t forget: from office visits to Major Investor events, we are here to help you meet your goals this year!The voice of Texas REALTORS® was loudly heard in the primary and primary runoff elections. Now we have to finish strong with the general election in November. Electing pro-real estate candidates will be critical as we head into the
86th legislative session.Let’s keep up the good work! Together we can do this!
David Alan Cox
2018 TREPAC Chairman
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June TREPAC Newsletter

June 2018
Chairman’s Update from the 2018 TREPAC Chairman, David Alan CoxIt’s been a whirlwind of a month, and I couldn’t be prouder of the work each of you has done! Can you believe we have just four months to go in our 2018 TREPAC year with still so much to accomplish?Currently, we have completed 14 Major Investor events, and have 5 more to go this year. In all, we have raised a total of $2.97 million and are at 43% participation. Let’s keep the momentum going!We have made our voices heard in elections across Texas, and have walked the halls of Congress. Now let’s finish strong and reach our goal of $5 million and 55% participation!! #High5
David Alan Cox
2018 TREPAC Chairman
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