On February 26th, the first ever RAPAC Major Investor event was held here in the White Mountains and it was, in all aspects, a great success. The attendance was overwhelming and the response and participation was inspiring.
With an emphasis on what RAPAC is and how it truly affects our business and clients, the level of understanding and appreciation for RAPAC rose dramatically for those that attended. With incredible presentations from Paula Monthofer (AAR President-Elect) and Holly Mabery (AAR 2012 President), along with a national perspective from Judy Moore (NAR RPAC Major Investor Council Chair), the members of our Association are much better educated as to the benefits and impact that the power of us, as REALTORS, can have on the political process. The preservation of private property rights and the promotion of home ownership are the main focus of what RAPAC does, and without either of these none of us even has a business to worry about.
Helping us spread the word about how RAPAC supports the property rights of everyone, clients and ourselves alike, were Jeff Murray (AZ Representative on the NAR RPAC Major Investor Council), Lori Doerfler (AAR 1st VP), Mary Roberts (2017 candidate for AAR Treasurer), Clark Jones (AAR Region III VP), and Ashley Slechta (AAR REALTOR party Director). It was an honor for all us WMAR members to have these valuable and passionate people with us. The fact that so many came so far to support our efforts is a testament to the great job that this Association is doing in improving and increasing RAPAC participation amongst our members. Thank you to all those that spent their time to support us here in the White Mountains.
Though our final numbers are not yet processed, it appears as though we will more than double our Major Investors from our record numbers of last year. With 12 new commitments from the event, our current total number of Major Investor commitments for 2016 is at 16. Wow!! Along with these, we were also able to garner our first ever President’s Circle commitment (a small and exclusive group of those that REALLY get and believe in what RAPAC means to our businesses and society).Not everyone is in a position to be a Major Investor in RAPAC, and that’s OK. Your level of support should reflect how much you have to gain or lose by the actions of legislators in Washington DC and Phoenix. Your investment does matter and it does make a difference. So commit today to support private property rights and ultimately your business with a $100, $250, or $500 investment.
For more information, or to get your investment processed, contact any of these individuals:
Trisha Reid Kathleen Behrends June Call Ruth Brown Bryan Anderson
358-7602 521-2114 480-577-4218 242-6668 242-6465
Required Notice: Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to RAPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. 70% of each contribution is used by RAPAC to support state and local candidates. The balance is sent to the National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2.U.S.C.441a.