To: Yosemite Gateway Association of REALTORS Members
From: Laurie Humphries, President
I want to thank John Bortz for the way he and the members of the board met head on with the every challenge that came along this year. The Monster rummage sale was a huge success and John carried it off with his humor and hard work, alongside Realtors®, Affiliates and community members. The community appreciates this activity and supports it greatly. It is not decided if we will do it again next year…every year we say never again. We started the discussion a few weeks ago at our planning meeting, and are looking at alternatives, if you have an idea we would love to hear it.
We have been faced with a lot of change, which is not always bad, many times it makes you look inward and forces you to look at other paths. That is going to be very important this year. It will not be business as usual. As members, you may not see the change, but you can be sure there will be change. We must have more involvement from the membership. Committees will have to step up and take a more active part. “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something” Author unknownI have always felt a responsibility to give back to my community and my industry. This is why I am accepting the position of President. When I received a call in 2011 asking me to serve on the board I never expected to serve again, I had served my time, but I was told they had asked everyone they could. At that point I had to step up. There are a lot of other ways I could spend my time, but I feel a responsibility to my association and my industry. I don’t have all of the answers, but I am reminded of a quote by Theodore Roosevelt,
”The best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Please let us know what your interests are, how you can help. “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito”
Thank you and I look forward to serving as your 2013 President.