October – Newsletter

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




To the general elections!


Early voting has begun and runs through November 2nd and we need all of you to get out and vote!! Tuesday November 6 is Election Day. If you don’t vote early, make sure you make it to the polls November 6!


Check your inbox for your personalized voter guide, or visit TexasRealtorsSupport.com to see who Texas REALTORS® are supporting at the state, and federal level!


Vote. Act. Invest.



Need Your Input on TAR’s Legislative Agenda


TAR’s Public Policy Oversight Committee has recommended a slate of positions for the association to incorporate into our priorities for the 86th Texas Legislature, which convenes Jan. 8, 2019.


Texas REALTORS® can visit TexasRealEstate.com/publicpolicy by November 16 to view and comment on TAR’s proposed public policy positions.


Your input in this member-driven process ensures our legislative priorities are responsive to issues facing Texas real estate.



Mission Statement:


You may know what TREPAC is, but do you truly know our mission?


The mission of TREPAC/Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee is to raise and disburse funds to promote home ownership, protect real-property rights, and increase political awareness.


Your PAC Trustees recently approved updating the mission statement for TREPAC and are excited to share it with you. Be sure to pass it on and spread the word anytime you are conducting a TREPAC training session or new member orientation.

We will be updating our branded material, and ask that you begin to implement this mission statement in your talking points and material as well.




TREPAC/Governmental Affairs Orientation – That’s a Wrap!

We just wrapped up our TREPAC Live 2019 TREPAC/Governmental Affairs Orientation, and we want to thank everyone who attended!


This important training event brings in REALTOR® leaders from across the state and gives them the opportunity to learn about all things TREPAC and Governmental Affairs. If you ever wondered if training can be fun, then you haven’t attended orientation.


From live skits, guest panels, interactive games, and appearances from elected officials, Orientation is a lively experience that leaves attendees “Pumped Up” for TREPAC!


Click here to see highlights from this year’s Orientation. Live from Austin, It’s TREPAC Live!




To view and download individual pictures make sure to visit our Flickr Page Here! 




TREPAC Video Contest – The Votes Are In!


Our TREPAC commercials are known across Texas and beyond. The 2018 video contest winners did not disappoint!


In first place, from the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, we have “Ask-Whole,” as in, ask your whole office to invest in TREPAC.


In second place, from the Lubbock Association of REALTORS®, Hanz and Franz have returned to the screen to pump you up for TREPAC!


In third place, the Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS® explains how TREPAC is the best insurance for your profession.


Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to every single association who submitted a commercial this year!


To view all of this year’s video entries visit: http://www.trepac.com/videos/




Spirit of TREPAC Awards


The Spirit of TREPAC Award was created to recognize Texas Realtors who have exhibited excellence at the local level through their advocacy, participation, and communication. Please help us in congratulating the following award winners and thank them for their service to our organization and the State of Texas!


Marty Chrisman

Four Rivers Association of REALTORS®

Annette Baker

Harlingen Association of REALTORS®

Tara Gallaspy

Corpus Association of REALTORS®

Judy Jones

MetroTex Association of REALTORS®

Teresa Rutherford

MetroTex Association of REALTORS®

Linda Argo

MetroTex Association of REALTORS®

Troy Cothran

Houston Association of REALTORS®

Carol Marple

Houston Association of REALTORS®





2018 TREPAC Board Category Winners

Congratulations to all our 2018 Local Board Category winners!

Category 7 Winners:


First Place: Coastal Bend Assoc. of REALTORS® (113%)

Second Place: Dumas Board of REALTORS® (77%)


First Place: Coastal Bend Assoc. of REALTORS® (653%)

Second Place: Pampa Board of REALTORS® (307%)

Total Dollars Raised:

Winner: Coastal Bend Assoc. of REALTORS® ($8,920)

Category 6 Winners:


First Place: Nacogdoches Co. Board of REALTORS® (118%)

Second Place: San Patricio Co. Assoc. of REALTORS® (114%)


First Place: Johnson Co. Assoc. of REALTORS® (588%)

Second Place: San Patricio Co. Assoc. of REALTORS® (519%)

Total Dollars Raised:

Winner: Johnson Co. Assoc. of REALTORS® ($17,695)

Category 5 Winners:


First Place: Galveston Assoc. of REALTORS® (104%)

Second Place:  Lufkin Assoc. of REALTORS® (93%)


First Place: Lufkin Assoc. of REALTORS® (675%)

Second Place: Galveston Assoc. of REALTORS® (422%)

Total Dollars Raised:

Winner: Lufkin Association of REALTORS® ($42,778)

Category 4 Winners:


First Place (tie): Gr. Metro West Assoc. of REALTORS® & Laredo Assoc. of REALTORS® (100%)

Second Place: Highland Lakes Assoc. of  REALTORS® (95%)


First Place: Odessa Board of REALTORS® (488%)

Second Place: San Angelo Assoc. of REALTORS® (422%)

Total Dollars Raised:

Winner: Odessa Board of REALTORS® ($58,575)

Category 3 Winners:


First Place: Beaumont Board of REALTORS® (81%)

Second Place: Amarillo Assoc. of REALTORS® (72%)


First Place: Permian Basin Board of REALTORS® (531%)

Second Place: Amarillo Assoc. of REALTORS® (341%)

Total Dollars Raised:

Winner: Permian Basin Board of REALTORS® ($106,043)

Category 2 Winners:


First Place: Four Rivers Assoc. of REALTORS® (73%)

Second Place: Lubbock Assoc. of REALTORS® (72%)


First Place: Lubbock Assoc. of REALTORS® (292%)

Second Place: Greater Tyler Assoc. of REALTORS® (193%)

Total Dollars Raised:

Winner: Gr. El Paso Assoc. of REALTORS® ($138,347)

Category 1 Winners:


First Place: San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (57%)

Second Place (tie): Collin Co. Assoc. of REALTORS® & Houston Assoc. of REALTORS® (50%)


First Place: Collin Co. Assoc. of REALTORS® (137%)

Second Place: San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (123%)

Total Dollars Raised:

Winner: Houston Association of REALTORS® ($1,078,320)


Brazoria Co. (420%)

Coastal Bend (653%)

Galveston (422%)

Johnson Co. (588%)

Lufkin (675%)

Odessa (488%)

Permian Basin (531%)

San Angelo (422%)

San Patricio Co. (519%)


Amarillo (341%)

Del Rio (377%)

Greater Texoma (331%)

Pampa (307%)

South TX Commercial (319%)

Wichita Falls (300%)


Abilene (223%)

Bandera Co. (238%)

Beaumont (224%)

Bryan-College Station (264%)

Central Hill Country (221%)

Granbury (210%)

Greater Denton-Wise Co. (214%)

Harlingen (271%)

Highland Lakes (278%)

Kingsville Area (265%)

Laredo (212%)

Lubbock (292%)

Nacogdoches Co. (280%)

Paris (208%)

Temple-Belton (208%)

Uvalde (217%)

Victoria Area (289%)


Arlington, Austin, Bastrop Co., Bee Co., Brownsville/SPI, Collin Co., Corpus Christi, Dumas, Fort Hood Area, Four Rivers, Gr. El Paso, Gr. Fort Worth, Gr. Lewisville, Gr. McAllen, Gr. Metro West, Gr. Tyler, Heartland, Kerrville, Longview Area, MetroTex, Montague Co., Navarro Co., Plainview, Pt. Neches, Rockport Area, San Antonio, South Central, South Padre Island, Stephenville, Waco, Williamson Co.

Winners will be recognized at the TREPAC Awards Breakfast on Saturday February 9 during the TAR Winter Meetings.



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.




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.



TREPAC 5 for 5:


If you haven’t heard, the Education Committee has challenged every Trustee to certify five brokerages and five affiliates this year. We will be certifying through December 31st, so you still have time to rise up to this year’s challenge!


We want to recognize a few Trustees who have been knocking it out of the park, and who may have tips for you!

  • Mary Miner has certified 22 Brokerages!
  • Rusty DeLoach has also certified 22 Brokerages!
  • Patty Spiller has certified 21!
  • John Kidwell has certified 17!

Visit your Resources for TREPAC Leaders on our website for more information on these certifications, or contact Dallas Reed or your local TREPAC Trustee.




Legal Corner


Did you attend the “Deep Thoughts with Kelly Flanagan” Legal Session during our PAC Orientation this year?


In case you missed it…here are a few key highlights and useful information:















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