Friday, January 25, 2008

"All Together"

On Thursday and Friday, MAR President Patti Lawton brought the local/council presidents together, along with the MREIS and MAR Foundation presidents. Purpose: to identify how we can work "All Together" to improve information and services to our collective membership, enhance professionalism, discuss emerging issues in the industry, and to ramp up public information efforts for more accurate and good news about the real estate market. Many presidents also participated in 5-hour spokesperson training sessions with trainer Peter Mosca; and enjoyed networking and idea sharing.

Attending: MAR President Patti Lawton, President Elect Rita Yarnold, MREIS President Marie Flaherty, MAR Foundation Chairman Sherry Gregory; Local Presidents - (pictured) Merrymeeting - Kyle Rogers, Androscoggin Valley - Georgia Chomas, Greater Portland - Mike LePage, and Bangor - Mary Kuykendall, Hancock-Washington - Terry Morse, Kennebec Valley - Steve Roy, Lincoln County - Howie Barter, Maine Commercial - Drew Sigfridson, Mountains - Mark Schoenthaler, Acadia - Candy Collins, Mid-Coast - Esther Darres, Coastal Mountains - Annie Kassler, York County - Pete Clark

1 comment:

Dial Kyle said...

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to thank Patti & Cindy for putting on such a wonderful program for all of us this past Thursday and Friday. There were so many great ideas put forward during our sessions I am sure the information will be invaluable in the year to come.
I did however; forget to mention one thing at dinner Thursday evening. I would like to challenge each President to put together a team of 4 board members or affiliates to represent their board in the Merrymeeting Board of Realtor’s Habitat for Humanity Golf tournament to be held on June 26th at the Bath Country Club. Last year we raised over $15,000 for the Seven River Habitat for Humanity. This money went directly into a build here in Maine.
It’s truly a wonderful day and a great course to play. If you personally don’t play “Whack & Walk” as I call it, don’t worry about it. It’s a scramble and we play best ball. Besides it’s not about winning…..awww heck what am I talking about, it’s all about winning and the biggest winner is some needy family and Habitat for Humanity.
If you would like more information please send Linda Dupuis an email at and she will get you the necessary form to fill out. I hope to see all of you there!