RPAC Monthly Report

RPAC August Monthly Report
A note from Derick King:
RPAC’s Karaoke Night 3.0 is just under 3 weeks away! Please consider joining us for an exciting night of Karaoke, live and silent auctions and plenty of laughs as we enter the home stretch of the 2019 RPAC fundraising year. Let’s work together to make the 3rd installment of RPAC Karaoke a charm. Complete details on the Karaoke event including how to register are covered later in this report. Thanks in advance!


2019 RPAC Fundraising & Participation Update
As of August 31, RPAC of New York has raised $674,356 reflecting 58% toward our 2019 fundraising goal of $1.1 million. In terms of participation, 11,065 members have invested in RPAC, representing 56% percent toward our 2019 Participation Goal of 19,890. These figures represent 20% 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
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board
Clinton County Board
Cortland County Board
Dutchess County Association
Elmira-Corning Regional Association
Greater Binghamton Association
Greater Syracuse Association
Ithaca Board
New York State Commercia Association of REALTORS®
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®
Ulster County Board

Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their 2019 RPAC Participation Goal:
Clinton County Board
Cortland County Board
Elmira Corning Regional Association
Greater Binghamton Association
Greater Syracuse Association
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®
Ulster County Board

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

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

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’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:

Legislative Update
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RPAC proceeds continued to roll-in during August!
Thank you to the following local boards for holding events in August: 

Jeff Lewis BBQ GroupJefferson Lewis
held an RPAC BBQ and wine tasting at the Thousand Islands Winery in Alex Bay and raised $2,000 for RPAC. Thank you to those who worked to make this event a success and to those who attended and invested in RPAC.

Congratulations to the Hudson Gateway Association on raising over $1,000 during a relaxing night of networking at TeQuila Grille in Monroe in support of RPAC. Thank you HGAR for your ongoing and creative RPAC fundraising events. 

Jeff Lewis RPAC Rafting Aug 2019
Jefferson Lewis
raised another $2,000 for RPAC via their 2nd annual Whitewater Rafting event. The exciting event included a morning of rapids along the Black River in Watertown followed by a lunch. Thank you to Jennifer Bossuot for taking the lead on this event along with the Jefferson Lewis board staff and the 25 participants for investing in RPAC including NYSAR President Moses Seuram who made the journey from Queens to enjoy the bounty of the Black River.

    • 2019 Local Board RPAC Events on the Calendar
      Local boards continue to host a multitude of creative and interactive events, the September calendar includes a wine tour, theater night, meatball challenge and more. To view the complete event calendar, click here:

      Join us for an exciting night of Karaoke while at Turning Stone!

      RPAC Karaoke Night to be held September 23 as part of the NYSAR Business Meetings
      Join your Realtor colleagues from across New York for an interactive night of Karaoke in support of RPAC! The event features light appetizers, live and silent auctions, a costume contest, awards for the best male, female and group performance and a guaranteed good time. Register for RPAC Karaoke when registering for the NYSAR Meetings HERE.

      Call for Auction items to be featured during RPAC Karaoke at Turning Stone
      Once again we will be featuring Live and Silent Auction items as part of the RPAC Karaoke Night fundraiser to be held during NYSAR’s Fall Meetings at Turning Stone. If local boards or individual members would like to donate auction items, please contact Derick King or 518-463-0300 x238 with a description of the item and the value by Friday, September 13. Local boards & individual members will receive RPAC credit for auction item donations!

      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 via fax to the attention of Derick King 518-462-5474 or call Derick directly to invest over the phone 518-463-0300 x238.


    Congrats Gary Kenline!
    Congratulations to Gary Kenline from the Buffalo Niagara Association for winning the Coach Bag with the high bid of $500. Thank you Gary for your ongoing RPAC support at the Sterling R, Major Investor level for decades!  

    September RPAC auction item – Fitbit Charge 3 – Fitness Activity Tracker
    Select from more than 15 exercise modes including run, bike, swim, yoga, circuit training and more while measuring calorie burn, heart rate, footsteps, active minutes and sleep quality too! Set your daily goal and track it in real time. Bidding will end, COB Monday, September 30. To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group or contact Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238
    Starting Bid: $125


    Fitbit Charge 3

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