Thurston County REALTORS Install 2018 Officers, Raise Nearly $30,000 for Local…

first_imgFacebook79Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County REALTORS AssociationThe Thurston County Realtors Association (TCRA), one of the South Sound’s largest business trade organizations, installed their 2018 president, officers and board members at their annual Luncheon and Holiday Charity Auction on December 7, 2017. The event was held at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia and drew almost 200 attendees.Thurston County Realtor Past-president Rae Anne Toth (l) with newly-installed 2018 President Tonia DeBeaux (r). Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORSThurston County Realtors Association 2018 officers installed at the event are:President: Tonia DeBeaux, John L Scott, LaceyPresident-elect: Kevin Gordham, Keller Williams Realty South SoundTreasurer: Andrea McGhee, Fairway Independent Mortgage CorporationTreasurer-elect: Kevin Sparks, Sparks Northwest InsuranceSecretary: Stacie Belman, First American Title CompanyPast-president: Rae Anne Toth, Keller Williams Realty South SoundAlong with its officers, 10 of the local organization’s board members were also sworn in.Realtors’ Golf Tournament Committee presented a check to the Thurston County Food Bank. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORSThurston Realtors have recently raised nearly $30,000 for local charities, efforts that were recognized at their holiday event. One item on the agenda was the presentation of a $7500 check—proceeds from their annual fundraising golf tournament—to the Thurston County Food Bank.Also, the wreaths, arrangements and baskets contributed by local businesses and individuals that were auctioned at the luncheon raised a total of $5000 that will be distributed to each contributor’s favorite charity.And finally, The Salvation Army recognized the $16,775 the Realtors raised during its annual “Realtor Ring Day” in early December when more than 100 association members from 13 real estate offices rang bells in different locations in Thurston County.Salvation Army’s Richard Pease thanks Realtors for their Ring Day. Windermere Olympia Realtor Gregory Moe who organized the Day is to the right. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORS“The Salvation Army in Thurston County touches lives every day by being part of a community safety net,” said Richard Pease, Envoy-in-Charge for The Salvation Army-Olympia Corps when he addressed the crowd. “Realtors are also part of building the community by finding people the right home for their families. The funds that you raised out at those kettles will help us provide rent assistance, or help with utility bills or mortgage payments so people don’t lose their homes. It will also help provide the more than 12,000 meals a month we serve at the Community Kitchen, in partnership with Catholic Community Services, in downtown Olympia. We appreciate Realtor Ring Day. You have set a high standard for others.”Newly installed 2018 TCRA President Tonia DeBeaux said Realtors in 2018 intend to work even harder to contribute to local Thurston County communities, something the organization has done for more than 90 years.“As real estate professionals, we brag about the quality of life we have here every day while we help our clients find their place in the community. It is why we want to contribute. Whether it is cleaning up an historic cemetery, painting homes for Homes First, contributing to the local Food Bank, ringing bells for the Salvation Army or serving on one of the many non-profit boards here, our members are committed to carrying on our strong legacy of community giving.”last_img

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