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A note from Derick King:

  As a reminder, the 2018 RPAC Fundraising year will close on Friday, November 30.  NYSAR must receive all RPAC investments from local boards and individual members by November 30 to be counted toward the 2018 fundraising year.  Any RPAC investments that arrive at NYSAR following November 30 will be counted toward the 2019 RPAC Fundraising year. 

Please send me an email dking@nysar.com or give me a call 518-463-0300 x238 with any questions.  Thank you all again for your generous support of RPAC!

P.S. - Great job by NYSAR President CJ DelVecchio, Melissa Gomez and Jessica Akde-Elmazi of the Long Island Board of REALTORS, and Joe Rivellino of the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS at RPAC Karaoke Night. A few of the many talents that helped raise $50,0000 during the 2nd annual Karaoke Night held as part of the NYSAR Fall Business meetings held at Turning Stone!

FUNDRAISING & PARTICIPATION

2018 RPAC fundraising and participation status
As of October 31, RPAC of New York has raised $952,804 reflecting 87% toward our 2018 fundraising goal of $1.1 million. In terms of participation, 16,425 members have invested in RPAC, representing 85% percent toward our 2018 Participation Goal of 19,415. These figures represent 30% of NYSAR’s total membership as invested in RPAC to date.

Congratulations to the following boards for reaching their 2018 RPAC Fundraising Goal:
Bronx Manhattan North Association
Buffalo Niagara Association
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board
Clinton County Board
Cortland County Board
Greater Binghamton Association
Ithaca Board
Jefferson Lewis Board
Mohawk Valley Association
New York State Commercial Association
Northern Adirondack Board
St. Lawrence County Board
Staten Island Board
Southern Adirondack REALTORS®

Congratulations to the following 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

Monthly Shout out!
Congratulations to the Northern Adirondack Board of REALTORS® on raising over $10,000 for RPAC during their installation dinner and RPAC auction held at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid! Thank you to those who donated items, won items and to those who traveled from across the ADK region to lend RPAC support. It was a terrific night in the Adirondacks.

The 2018 RPAC Fundraising year to close on Friday, November 30.
As a reminder, the 2018 RPAC Fundraising year will close on Friday, November 30.

NYSAR must receive all RPAC investments from local boards and individual members by November 30 to be counted toward the 2018 fundraising year. Any RPAC investments that arrive at NYSAR following November 30 will be counted toward the 2019 RPAC Fundraising year. Please contact Derick King dking@nysar.com or 518-463-0300 with any questions.

Click here to view the fundraising and participation totals by region and LRS figures as of October 31, 2018.

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

Over $75,000 raised for RPAC in October

October was another busy month for RPAC events. Thank you to the following local boards for holding events to support RPAC in October:

  • Northern Adirondack raised over $10,000 during their installation dinner & RPAC auction in Lake Placid.
  • Hudson Gateway Realtors raised a combined $15,200 through events held at the Historic Culinary Institute of America, the beautiful Bear Mountain Inn & during an RPAC luncheon held during HGAR’s annual members’ day gathering.
  • RPAC of New York raised a grand total of $50,000 during the 2nd annual Karaoke Night held as part of the NYSAR Fall Business meetings held at Turning Stone.

 The 2018 “RPAC Bling” Pins are now 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!
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MONTHLY AUCTION

Congratulations Steve Vaisey
Thank you to Steve Vaisey from the Greater Rochester Association on winning the September Auction item, the Emerson WiFi Thermostat through his $250 bid. Thank you Steve for you consistent RPAC support year after year.

RPAC will offer a weekly auction item throughout the month of November
Each of these 4 items will feature a piece of Jewelry inspired by NY’s spectacular Thousand Islands region, generously donated by Vickie Staie from the Jefferson Lewis board of Realtors. The first piece is a Sterling Silver Rope Chain 16” with a charm of the Historic Thousand Islands International Bridge. Auction will end, COB Friday, November 9. 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

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     Current Bid: $75

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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