RPAC Monthly Report

RPAC Monthly Update, Jan 2019
A note from Derick King:
Thank you for supporting RPAC! Also, thank you to New York’s 2018 RPAC Chair Jennifer Vucetic, Vice Chair Dan Davies and the entire RPAC Trustee Committee for your support and leadership during the 2018 RPAC Fundraising year. Thank you also to the local boards from across New York for hosting over 50 events in 2018 and raising a record $225,000+ for RPAC.
P.S. Pictured above, theGreater Capital Association of REALTORS raised $4,800 during their second annual RPAC Paint & Sip event. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped GCAR reach 112 percent of their 2018 RPAC fundraising goal.


New York REALTORS achieve 2018 RPAC goal
For the seventh consecutive year, RPAC of New York has reached its annual RPAC goal. New York REALTORS had a banner year by generating nearly $1.1 million in RPAC proceeds. According to our RPAC sharing agreement with the National Association of REALTORS, New York sends 30 percent of its RPAC proceeds to NAR. New York has sent NAR a total of $329,605 toward its $323,419 goal and will be recognized for achieving 101 percent of its goal.
In terms of participation, 16,754 NYSAR members invested in RPAC during the 2018 fundraising year, reflecting 86 percent toward our 2018 participation goal of 19,415. These totals reflect a 3 percent or 509 member participation increase over our 2017 participation total of 16,245. In total, 30 percent of NYSAR members participated in RPAC 2018. 
Congratulations to the following 22 boards for reaching their 2018 RPAC fundraising goal:
Bronx Manhattan North Association
Buffalo Niagara Association
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board
Clinton County Board
Columbia-Greene Board
Cortland County Board
Dutchess County Association
Elmira-Corning Regional Association
Greater Binghamton Association
Greater Capital Association
Greater Syracuse Association
Ithaca Board
Jefferson Lewis Board
Mohawk Valley Association
New York State Commercial Association
Northern Adirondack Board
Otsego-Delaware Board
St. Lawrence County Board
Staten Island Board
Sullivan County Board
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®
Ulster County Board
Congratulations to the following 14 boards for reaching their 2018 RPAC participation goal:
Clinton County Board
Cortland County Board
Elmira Corning Regional Association
Greater Binghamton Association
Hamptons & North Fork Association
Ithaca Board
Jefferson Lewis Board
Mohawk Valley Association
New York State Commercial Association
Northern Adirondack Board
Staten Island Board
St. Lawrence Board
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®
Ulster County Board
NY Realtors achieve 100 percent of 2018 President’s Circle goal
Thank you to the following members for investing in the President’s Circle program and brining NY to this goal:

President’s Circle/Platinum R
Michael Schmelzer, Bronx Manhattan North
Dorothy Botsoe, Hudson Gateway
Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway

President’s Circle/Golden R
Dawn Carpenter, Staten Island
John Gerace, Greater Rochester
Susan Goldy, Bronx Manhattan North
Max Gurvitch, Brooklyn
Margaret Hartman, Buffalo Niagara
Buddy Hoosein, Long Island
David Legaz, Long Island
Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR
Moses Seuram, Long Island
Yoshi Takita, Long Island
Jennifer Vucetic, Greater Capital
George K. Wonica, Staten Island

President’s Circle/Crystal R
CJ DelVecchio, Ithaca
Liz English, Long Island
Nancy Mosca, Long Island
Charlotte Van der Waag, Long Island

President’s Circle/Sterling R
Sari Kingsley, Staten Island
Bryan Warren, Ithaca
George S. Wonica, Brooklyn
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.

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


Local boards raise over $8,000 for RPAC in November
Local boards hosted RPAC events right up to the 2018 wire. Thank you to the following local boards for holding events to support RPAC in November:
  • Hudson Gateway raised over $500during an RPAC networking mixer in Rockland.
  • Greater Capitalraised $4,800during an interactive Paint and Sip party in Menands.
  • LIBOR raised$1,700during the secondannual RPAC Comedy Night held on the East End of Long Island.
  • Otsego Delaware raised nearly $1,000during an RPAC Phone bank.
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.


Auction Item – Coach bag & key chain
Deluxe Coach bag & key chain – enough said! Generously donated by Connie Ryan of the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS. Bidding will end at the close of business on Thursday, January 31. The starting bid is $125. 

To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook page or contact Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238 or at


Flyers, pins, magnets and more
Visit the RPAC Promotion & Recognition page at 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.


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 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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