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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, Dawn Carpenter of the Staten Island Board awarded the prestigious Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service award during the NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. 2019 NYSAR President, Moses Seuram, 2018 RPAC Chair, Jennifer Vucetic & Dawn Carpenter.

FUNDRAISING & PARTICIPATION

2019 RPAC Fundraising & Participation Update
As of February 28, RPAC of New York has raised $330,632 reflecting 28% toward our 2019 fundraising goal of $1.1 million. In terms of participation, 6,988 members have invested in RPAC, representing 35% percent toward our 2019 Participation Goal of 19,890. These figures represent 12% of NYSAR’s total membership as invested in RPAC to date.

Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their 2019 RPAC Fundraising Goal:
New York State Commercia Association of REALTORS®
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®

Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their 2019 RPAC Participation Goal:
Ithaca Board
Jefferson Lewis Board
New York State Commercial Association
Staten Island Board
St. Lawrence Board
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®

See link to view RPAC fundraising and participation totals organized by region. 

See link to view board by board Local Revenue Sharing (LRS) figures. 

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.

Dawn Carpenter receives the Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service Award

Dawn Carpenter of the Staten Island Board was presented the prestigious Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service Award, the highest honor presented by the REALTORS® Political Action Committee of New York, during the NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings last week. Dawn has been an RPAC Major Investor for 13 consecutive years and has invested over $44,000 in her lifetime. Dawn is a member of the RPAC of NY Hall of Fame & the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame and she continues to invest and advocate on behalf of RPAC.  NYSAR’s 57,000+ members thank Dawn for her commitment and dedication in support of RPAC.

RPAC of New York Inducts Hall of Famers
Congratulations to the following NYSAR members on their induction into the RPAC of New York Hall of Fame in recognition of their generous $15,000 total lifetime investments in RPAC:
Michael Coughlin, Clinton County
Dan Davies, Southern Adirondack
CJ DelVecchio, Ithaca
Lin Fields, Jefferson Lewis
Debbie Gilson, St. Lawrence
Nicholas Gomez, Long Island
Dave Legaz, Long Island
Frank Reali, Staten Island
Charlotte Vanderwaag, Long Island
Jennifer Vucetic, Greater Capital

REALTORS raise a record $33,000 at the RPAC VIP Lounge
Once again the RPAC Lounge held at the Desmond as part of NYSAR’s business meetings was a success for RPAC. The 1-day event raised a record $33,000 and featured manicures, massages, psychic readings, character artist, delicious food, beverages and more. Thank you to the near 130 attendees for investing in RPAC and making this lounge a hit. Congratulations to all the silent auction winners!
 
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 NYSAR.com.

RPAC EVENTS

Local boards raise $13,000 for RPAC in February

Thank you to the following local boards for holding events to support RPAC in February:

  • Hudson Gateway raised $2,000 during an interactive RPAC networking mixer at Dave and Busters in Rockland. Congratulations HGAR!
  • LIBOR held their Annual RPAC, YPN & WCR Bowling Party at Bowlmor Lanes Long Island. Over a hundred members were in attendance. LIBOR raised $10,040 for RPAC! These proceeds reflect a 90% or nearly a $5,000 increase over last year. Great job!

2019 Local Board RPAC Events on the Calendar
Local boards are hitting the ground running with 2019 RPAC event planning.
Bowing, Basketball, Cider tasting, Gourmet Cooking Class and more. Local boards have cranked up the creativity in 2019. To view the event calendar, click here: https://www.nysar.com/government-affairs/rpac/rpac-events

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 Lynne Freda!
Congratulations to Lynne Freda from the Sullivan County Board for winning the Coach bag with her high bid of $375. Thank you Lynne for your RPAC Major Investor support at the Sterling R ($1,000) level for many years.  A special Thank you to Connie Ryan from the Greater Syracuse Association for generously donating the bag to support RPAC.

March RPAC auction item- Apple AirPods
Airpods (002)Cut the cord! These revolutionary wireless Apple Airpods will change your life. Automatically connects to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac when you take them out of the charging case. Audio plays as soon as placed in the ear and pauses when removed from the ear. Quick access to Siri with double tap, more than 24 hour battery life with charging case, up to 11 hours talk time, rich, high-quality audio and voice, seamless switching between devices and so much more! Bidding will end, COB Friday, March 29.
Starting Bid: $125

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