Annual RPAC Auction a Success
On Flag Day, June 14, 2012, CABOR hosted its annual silent and live auction to support the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Before the start of the auction, attendees were able to earn one hour of continuing education on county land banks and how they impact real estate, led by Cuyahoga County Land Bank Director Robin Thomas. Once the auction began, guests were treated to tunes by My Life Media DJ Service and catering by Augie’s of North Royalton. The live auction was led by Curt Schneider of the Chartwell Group, with Karen O’Donnell assisting. Guests were encouraged to bring donations for local troops serving overseas. Donations were given to the Ohio Buckeye Chapter 26 of the Blue Star Mothers. In addition to the non-perishable goods, auction goers donated more than $400 to the Blue Star Mothers to help defray shipping costs.
Overall, the auction was largely successful with more than 100 members supporting the event. Funds raised at the auction put CABOR well over its annual fundraising goal, as set by the Ohio Association of REALTORS®. 2012 RPAC Chair Judy Gorbett Darwal said, “What a great night! I’d like to thank all those who attended; your participation was very much appreciated. We could not have done it without the support CABOR’s staff and Board of Directors and our fantastic sponsors, Cross Country Mortgage, Rite Rug, Fifth Third Bank, and Navy Federal Credit Union.”
Darwal went on to say, “ It is so critically important for every member of CABOR to participate and invest in RPAC. As REALTORS®, we all need to realize that RPAC gives our voice--at all levels of government—the volume it needs to make a real difference. Look for the “Night in Havana,” a great summer event hosted by Young Professionals Network in support of RPAC, on July 13th at Whiskey Island. We need everyone to get involved – not just the few working for the rest! The Night in Havana will give everyone, whether you are new to business or are a seasoned agent, a chance to get together for a relaxing and fun evening. I look forward to seeing everyone there!”
Be sure to check out our photo gallery from the event night and our latest RPAC video, “Why do you support RPAC?” It features several members at the auction explaining why they believe RPAC is a worthwhile investment: