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RPAC June Update
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A note from Derick King:
As we turn the page on June, marking ½ way through our RPAC Fundraising year, it’s important to highlight that we are now over 50% toward our 2019 RPAC fundraising goal. Thank you to all the local boards from across the state for keeping the FUN in FUNDraising through your creative and inspiring events. Let’s keep this momentum going until we cross the finish line and raise $1.1 million to reach our goal for the 8th consecutive year. 


FUNDRAISING & PARTICIPATION

2019 RPAC Fundraising & Participation Update
As of June 30, RPAC of New York has raised $589,498 reflecting 50% toward our 2019 fundraising goal of $1.1 million. In terms of participation, 10,187 members have invested in RPAC, representing 51% percent toward our 2019 Participation Goal of 19,890. These figures represent 18% 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
Greater Syracuse Association
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
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®

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.
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!


Monthly Shout Out:

Local board RPAC fundraising is truly a team effort. Our shared successes are the result of the hard work being conducted at the local level by a host of exemplary REALTOR® volunteers who clearly recognize the value of building RPAC in order to protect our industry. Once again, the amazing team at the Dutchess County Association exceeded expectations through their legendary, sold-out Sunset Cruise along the Hudson River. From the Culinary delights prepared by Kelly Campbell to the leadership of the RPAC Committee, led by Dan Staley, Executive Officer John Greenan, his staff and the countless volunteers who devoted their time and talents to ensure another smooth cruise in the name of RPAC – thank you all for working together toward reaching our shared goals! 


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
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

Nearly $30,000 raised for RPAC in June

June was another busy and productive month for RPAC fundraising across New York. Thank you to the following local boards for holding events in June:

Chau-Catt RPAC PicnicChautauqua-Cattaraugus held their annual picnic complete with plenty of fun in the name of RPAC raising $5,600 for RPAC. Thank you to those who worked so hard to plan and execute this event and to those who attended and invested in RPAC.  





















ulster bowling trophyCongratulation to the Ulster County Board on raising $3,400 for RPAC during an interactive Bowling night! Thank you all for the support.  








LIBOR shuffleboard_group2Congratulations to the Long Island board on raising nearly $2,000 during an exciting night of Shuffleboard! Thank you LIBOR for your ongoing and creative RPAC fundraising events.    















Congratulations to the Greater Capital Association on raising $1,700 for RPAC during a mixer at June Farms. Everyone was having such a great time that no photos were taken to share. Thank you to those who planned this event and those who attended to support RPAC.

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Columbia Greene held their annual RPAC picnic complete with a delicious BBQ, an interactive Cornhole competition and plenty of fun in the name of RPAC. Thank you to those who worked so hard to plan and execute this event and to those who attended and invested in RPAC to the tune of $1,000.






DCAR Cruse Jen and Moses
Congratulation to The Dutchess County Association/WCR for raising over $9,000 via their legendary sunset cruise along the Hudson River. Special Thank you to Kelly Campbell and her crew for once again preparing the array of culinary delights that kept everyone well-nourished throughout the cruise. Thank you to NYSAR President, Moses Seuram and President-elect, Jennifer Stevenson for joining the festivities & Thank you DCAR/WCR for your continued support of RPAC.  











HGAR Wine Tour
Congratulations to the Hudson Gateway Association on raising $6,825 during their beverage tour of the spectacular Hudson Valley! Thank you to everyone who enjoyed a hydrating day in the valley in support of RPAC! 



2019 Local Board RPAC Events on the Calendar
Local boards have cranked up the creativity in 2019 with a host of creative and interactive events. To view the complete 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 Paul Schwartz!
Congratulations to Paul Schwartz from the Brooklyn Board for winning the Apple Airpods with the high bid of $425. Thank you for your ongoing RPAC support at the President’s Club for years and for your service as FPC for NY Rep. Jeffries and SPC for Assembly Housing Chair, Steve Cymbrowitz. 

July RPAC auction item- Ninja Coffee Maker for Hot/Cold/Frozen Coffee
Brew your favorite hot or cold coffee beverages with this deluxe Ninja Coffee maker!

4 brew sizes including cup, travel mug, half carafe or full carafe. Programmable auto IQ, Milk Frother, 43oz Glass Carafe, Ninja Smart scoop, removeable water reservoir and permanent filter also included. Bidding will end, COB Wednesday, July 31. 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

Ninja

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