2011 Fall RAF Committee Meeting Notes Thursday, September 22, 2011 Santa Clara Room, Hilton Hotel, San Jose
Chair Judy Zeigler called the meeting to order at 9:31a.m. Judy welcomed everyone to their third and final meeting and introduced her leadership team: Emily Link, Vice Chair, Gregg Pawlik, Vice Chair, Sharon Bowler, Committee Liaison and C.A.R. staff, David Howard, Lynn Movroydis and Lisa Edwards. She further reviewed the RAF Goal and the RAF objective. The goal is to continue fighting for our profession by creating and sustaining a fundraising campaign that will focus on protecting our industry over the next several years! The major challenge facing us in 2011 is saving and protecting the Mortgage Interest Deduction. The RAF objective was to raise $1.5 million in RAF voluntary contributions and to have 20% RAF voluntary participation.
RAF Motions: Emily Link, Vice Chair discussed the importance of putting the RAF on the C.A.R. and local associations’ dues billing statements, the annual Capitol Reception and the PAC Allocation formula. After discussion, the following motions were passed by the RAF Committee: 1. That C.A.R. and the local associations add both the $148 “True Cost of Doing Business” and the $49 “Minimum Cost of Doing Business” on their dues billing statement, effective immediately. 2. To attend the Capitol Reception, REALTOR® members, affiliates and local association management staff (which includes AEs and GADS) must have contributed $148 the True Cost of Doing Business. 3. That the RAF/RAA political contributions allocation formula be changed as follows for 2012. $49: Personal/Corporate Contributions 0% to CREPAC/Federal 25% to CREIEC ($12.25) 45% to CREPAC State ($22.05) 30% to LCRC ($14.70) $148: Personal/Corporate Contributions - first $93: 0% to CREPAC/Federal 25% to CREIEC ($23.25) 45% to CREPAC State ($41.85) 30% to LCRC ($27.90) Above $93 to CREPAC/Federal Note: The 2011* formula was as follows: RAF/RAA Allocation Formula Contribution up to $20: above $20 to CREPAC/Federal Personal Contributions 0% to CREPAC/Federal 25% to CREIEC ($5.00) 45% to CREPAC State ($9.00) 30% to LCRC ($6.00) *[NOTE: Corporate Contributions: 20% to CREIEC; 48% to CREPAC State; 32% to LCRC] 4. It was moved seconded and CARRIED to retain the REALTOR® Action Assessment at $49. 5. It was moved seconded and CARRIED that C.A.R. re-evaluate the current allocation of RAA/RAF funds between the various PACs.
Fall RAF Statistics: Gregg Pawlik, Vice Chair, reported that at this meeting, we collected $33,426 in RAF contributions. To date, we have collected $1,487.416 and we have 16% participation. Major Donor Update: From the C.A.R. Spring meeting and including this meeting, we have had had 24 New California Silver Bears and 55 New California Golden R’s and 1 NAR Golden R and that the following Regions reached 100% of their C.A.R. Directors at $197 or above participation: Regions 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28. 2011 Contest Winners: Part 1. The winning Associations that had the highest RAF participation in their specific category are listed below and they will each receive $1000. Petite Category (1-200): Orange Belt BOR $3,509 Small Category (201-500): Nevada County AOR $7,639 Medium 1 Category (501-1500): Downey AOR, Inc. $26,192 Medium II Category (1501-3000): California Desert AOR $49,238 Large Category (3001-6000): Sacramento AOR $107,854 Jumbo Category (6001+): Southland Regional $84,240 Part 2: The winning Associations that had the highest RAF contributions in their specific category are listed below and they each will receive a check in the amount of $1000. Petite Category (1-200): Ridgecrest Area AOR 41% Small Category (201-500): Alameda AOR 30% Medium 1 Category (501-1500): Downey AOR 32% Medium II Category (1501-3000): California Desert AOR 35% Large Category (3001-6000): Silicon Valley AOR 26% Large Category (3001-6000): Sacramento AOR 26% Jumbo Category (6001+) Southland Regional 17% Part 3: The Associations that recruited the most California Golden “R’s” and the most California Silver Bears are listed below and they each received a check in the amount of $1000: Sacramento AOR 12 California Silver Bears Beverly Hills/Gr. LA AOR 9 California Golden “R’s” The Inland Gateway AOR 7 California Golden “R’s”
REALTOR® PARTY OF CALIFORNIA Update: In meeting with the RPC objective of educating members on the importance of political involvement by focusing REALTORS® attention to real estate issues, as opposed to partisan politics. It was reported that the RPC video is the most viewed on C.A.R. website! That in July, materials were sent to the local associations, which included three videos buttons, and handouts. In September a second mailer went out to all C.A.R. members and there is ongoing social media promotion via Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, that the 2012 focus will be on Statewide Voter Registration Drive/Get out the Vote.
C.A.R. Updates: Mike Teer, CREPAC Chair thanked the committee for all their hard work in raising RAF funds and that the CREPAC Trustees were preparing for the 2012 Election Cycle. Richard Tegley, IMPAC Chair reported on that IMPAC committee activities. Joyce Leonard, Chair PAF reported that the PAF had not met yet, but wanted to express her support of the RAF Committee. DeAnn Kerr, Member Mobilization Consultant, introduced the new Field Representative, Karim Drissi. Vince Malta, Chair, Political Activities Task Force reported that the Task Force, in conjunction with SPF, is recommending that the RAA be reduced to $39
NAR Updates: Sharon Bowler, RPAC Region 13 Trustee reported that C.A.R. had met its Fair Share goal for 2011 at $740,000 for 101%. She reminded everyone that the last round of $500 for President Circle is due.
Administrative Update: Golden “R” Reception: Thursday, September 22, 2011, Imperial Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Remember: To pick up your Golden “R” Reception materials from the RAF Booth in the Registration Area.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m.