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A note from Derick King:
Thank you for your support of RPAC of New York. We recently revamped the content in the RPAC section of NYSAR.com to make it easy for you to find the information you need. This also gave us the opportunity to update the monthly RPAC Update email to streamline the content and make it more digestible. We hope you like it!

P.S. -Thanks to2018 LIBOR RPAC Chair Kyle Kelly along with LIBOR members Beth Lowe and Mary Alice Ruppert for letting us use their photo in this month's email header. They braved the rain attending the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium to benefit RPAC. The event raised more than $21,000 for RPAC!

FUNDRAISING & PARTICIPATION

2018 RPAC fundraising and participation status
As of July 31, RPAC of New York has raised $619,576 reflecting 56-percent of our 2018 fundraising goal of $1.1 million. 10,321 members (19-percent of NYSAR members) have invested in RPAC in 2018 bringing us to 53 percent of our 2018 Participation Goal of 19,415.

Local Board Fundraising & Participation Goals
Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their fundraising goal: Bronx Manhattan North; Clinton County; Cortland County; Greater Binghamton; Ithaca; NYS Commercial; Northern Adirondack; St. Lawrence County; and Southern Adirondack.

Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their participation goal: Clinton County; Cortland County; Elmira-Corning Regional; Greater Binghamton; Hamptons & North Fork; Ithaca; Jefferson-Lewis; Mohawk Valley; NYS Commercial; Northern Adirondack; Staten Island; St. Lawrence; Southern Adirondack; and Ulster County.

Click here to view the fundraising and participation totals by region and LRS figures as of July 31, 2018.

Other 2018 NAR RPAC Goals for New York
Major Investor Goal: 223 | President’s Circle Goal: 22 | Statewide Participation Goal: 35%
Legislative Update
Be sure to read E-News Weekly each Saturday for the latest from NYSAR's Government Affairs department. The weekly report and archives of previous weekly reports is available at NYSAR.com.

RPAC EVENTS

Local Boards raise more than $25,000 for RPAC in July!
Thank you to the following local boards for holding events to support RPAC in July:
  • Long Island raised over $21,000 during a subway series event at Yankee Stadium, the actual game may have been postponed but we had fun on the party deck leading up to the announcement! Thank you to the 160 LIBOR members for their support and for braving the Monsoon conditions in the Bronx to support RPAC.
  • Hudson Gatewayraised $4,100 during an interactive Olympics themed RPAC gathering featuring an array of lawn games followed by a BBQ in White Plains.
  • Columbia Greene raised $1,000 at an RPAC mixer.
Looking to attend an RPAC event in your community?
There are several local board RPAC events on the calendar for the months ahead. From Happy Hour gatherings, Finger Lakes Wine Tour, Theater Night and more, there is something for everyone. Click here to view the RPAC event calendar.
RPAC Karaoke Night, Monday, October 1
Join us for an exciting night of karaoke, costumes, auctions and more while attending NYSAR's Fall Business Meetings at Turning Stone. Whileregisteringfor the Business Meetings, add RPAC Karaoke Night to your registration. Your ticket will be in your envelope at check-in onsite. 

Call for Auction Items to be featured during RPAC Karaoke Night
Board and individuals can donate auction items for RPAC Karaoke Night to take part in the action and receive RPAC credit. Contact Derick King at dking@nysar.com or 518.463.0300 x238 with a description of the item and the value by Friday, September 14.

MONTHLY AUCTION

Congratulations Linda Lugo!
July's auction item, a relaxing hammock, went to LIBOR's Linda Lugo with the high bid of $475. Thank you Linda for your ongoing support of RPAC at the Crystal R ($2,500) level and for all you do to support RPAC and our legislative advocacy efforts as FPC for NY Rep. Suozzi.

August RPAC Auction Item –Ninja Coffee Maker
Brew your favorite hot, cold or frozen coffee beverages with the deluxe Ninja Coffee Maker! Four brew sizes including cup, travel mug, half carafe and or full carafe. Programmable auto IQ, milk frother, 43 oz glass carafe and tumbler also included. Bidding closes on Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m. Participate in the bidding in the RPAC of New York Facebook group or via email to Derick King at dking@nysar.com.

RPAC PROMOTION & RECOGNITION

Flyers, pins, magnets and more
Visit the RPAC Promotion & Recognition page at NYSAR.com to download a number of RPAC promotional flyers as well as order forms for various RPAC swag items. You'll be able to show off your RPAC pride in a number of ways while also getting RPAC credit.

LOCAL BOARD RESOURCES

NYSAR Provides Resources to Local Boards to Host RPAC Fundraising Events
RPAC of New York will pay 75 percent of the event costs, while the local boards’ Local Revenue Sharing (LRS) account will be charged the remaining 25 percent. Many boards host events such as auctions, talent shows, group outings at a local attraction such as a restaurant, brewery or sporting event. As a reminder, local boards must complete the RPAC Local Board Event Fundraising Request Form prior to holding the event. By law, all expenses associated with RPAC fundraising must be paid for by RPAC and never by the local boards’ corporate account. Please contact Derick King at dking@nysar.com or 518.463.0300 x238 for guidance on holding local RPAC events.

Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) Reminder
As a reminder to local boards, the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) requires:
  • Investments in excess of $50 to be forwarded to NYSAR within 10 calendar days of the date of the check.
  • Investments of $50 or less to be forwarded to NYSAR within 30 calendar days of the date of the check.
To simplify the forwarding procedure, it is highly recommended that all RPAC investments be forwarded at least once a week to NYSAR.
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