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RPAC Monthly Report

RPAC May 2019
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A note from Derick King:
Our combined efforts to build RPAC are paying off. Looking back to the same time last year, New York’s statewide fundraising receipts are up by over $12,000 and our statewide participation figures are up by 414 participants. These advances are the direct result of the tremendous work being conducted at the local board level to educate our membership about the importance of RPAC. Thank you for being RPAC ambassadors, let’s keep the momentum going throughout 2019.  


FUNDRAISING & PARTICIPATION

2019 RPAC Fundraising & Participation Update
As of April 30, RPAC of New York has raised $507,013 reflecting 43% toward our 2019 fundraising goal of $1.1 million. In terms of participation, 9,266 members have invested in RPAC, representing 47% percent toward our 2019 Participation Goal of 19,890. These figures represent 16% of NYSAR’s total membership as invested in RPAC to date. 

Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their 2019 RPAC Fundraising Goal:
Bronx Manhattan North Association
Clinton County Board
Cortland County Board
Ithaca Board
New York State Commercia Association of REALTORS®
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®

Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their 2019 RPAC Participation Goal:
Clinton County Board
Cortland County Board
Ithaca Board
Hamptons &North Fork REALTORS®
Jefferson Lewis Board
New York State Commercial Association
Northern Adirondack Board
Staten Island Board
St. Lawrence Board
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®

To view RPAC Fundraising and Participation Totals organized by region, click here. 
For board-by-board Local Revenue Sharing (LRS) figures, click here. 

Monthly Shout Out:
The Adirondack Region is leading by example with RPAC Participation. All 4 boards within the ADK Region:, Clinton County, Northern ADK, Southern ADK and St. Lawrence have all exceeded their 2019 RPAC Participation goals with a regional participation rate of 157% - Congratulations!

NOTE:  Please be aware that due to processing, some investments may not appear as being credited until the following monthly report.
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.  

Please mark your Calendars….the deadline to invest in RPAC in the 2019 fundraising year is Friday, November 29.

RPAC Major Investor Reception to be held on Lobby-Day eve – Monday, May 6
The Traditional RPAC reception to honor a prominent New York State Legislator is scheduled for Monday, May 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Capital Room of the Renaissance Hotel. 2019 RPAC Major Investors received a personal invitation to attend this reception!

Pre-Lobby Day -  Haunted New York State Capital Building Tour & Dinner at the 
Albany Renaissance Hotel to benefit RPAC – Monday, May 6
Enjoy an interactive Haunted tour of the historic New York State Capital building following by a delicious dinner at the Albany Renaissance Hotel on the night prior to NYSAR’s annual Lobby Day. Capital tour begins at 5 pm, dinner to follow at 6:30 pm.  All proceeds to benefit RPAC. For complete details see the flyer HERE. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE LOBBY DAY RPAC EVENT
To register: https://ai360.aristotle.com/AI360FormBuilder/Form.aspx?dbid=2e166870-894a-423a-a6f7-6560a8904c6c&page_id=6014 

RPAC’s Golden Anniversary Umbrella now available!
RPAC umbrellaCelebrate 50 years of RPAC “coverage” by investing in a limited-edition RPAC golf umbrella featuring RPAC’s 50th Anniversary Logo on White and REALTOR®-blue stripe panels.
Cost: $30 RPAC Investment. To order your umbrella today, click here:






Attention NYSAR Members:
 Please join us to cheer-on NYSAR President, Moses Seuram and LIBOR RPAC Vice Chair for Queens, Buddy Hoosein as they are inducted into the prestigious NAR RPAC Hall of Fame on May 15 in Washington, DC. See complete details below on the “save the date”. (Display graphic attached)
New York’s 2019 RPAC fundraising goal will be $1,168,289. The board by board goal breakdown will be announced in the weeks ahead.  Thank you to the countless members from across the state who invested in RPAC 2018.

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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 nearly $27,000 for RPAC in April

The Spring RPAC fundraising season is in full bloom across New York as local boards hosted a multitude of RPAC events in April. Thank you to the following local boards:

  • Long Island hosted an amazing night of professional basketball between the NY Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, raising $10,000.
  • Dutchess County raised $6,300 during their annual bowling night frenzy complete with interactive prizes and plenty of fun.
  • Greater Syracuse raised $9,000 during an RPAC reception held with NYSAR Government Affairs Director, Mike Kelly providing a detailed legislative update.
  • Hudson Gateway raised $1,500 during an interactive Karaoke Night mixer in Briarcliff Manor.
  • Mohawk Valley raised over $1,100 during a delicious RPAC Bake-off competition.

 

2019 Local Board RPAC Events on the Calendar
Local boards have cranked up the creativity in 2019 with a wine/brewery tour, Hudson River sunset cruise, rock & roll hop sock event still on the event calendar. To view the event calendar, click here: https://www.nysar.com/government-affairs/rpac/rpac-events


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The 2018 “RPAC Bling” Pins are still available for a $25 RPAC Investment!
Show your support of RPAC through the brand new “RPAC Bling” Pin. The pin is 1 & 3/4 inch wide with a powerful magnetic backing and features sparkling bling with a brushed silver trim. To order your pin today, complete the order form and return to dking@nysar.com via fax to the attention of Derick King 518-462-5474 or call Derick directly to invest over the phone 518-463-0300 x238.


MONTHLY AUCTION

Congrats Nancy Mosca!
Congratulations to Nancy Mosca from the Long Island Board for winning the Drone with her high bid of $600. Thank you Nancy for your ongoing RPAC support at the Crystal R & President’s Circle levels. 


May RPAC auction item-The Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Phantom Wireless Mobile Speaker
Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to bring your tunes outside to the yard, the mountains or the beach! This portable wireless, waterproof, shockproof speaker blasts loud and clear with a deep, powerful bass in every direction covering a 360 degree radius.

Bidding will end, COB Friday, May 29. To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/RPACofNY/ or contact Derick King 518-463-0300 x238 dking@nysar.com
Starting Bid: $125
UE Boom Speaker

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