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Upcoming Meetings:

Cinco Con 77 - IYP Happy Hour

May 05, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
2800 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
http://www.fuegova.com/fuego.html

Network... Food... Drinks!

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IREM Gala

May 15, 2015
6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Congressional Country Club
8500 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
https://www.ccclub.org/

10th Annual IREM Charity Gala

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Message from Your Regional Vice President

April 2015: The membership numbers are in, and as of the first quarter of 2015, our Region remains one of the largest regions in IREM with a total of 1,765 members. Five of the six chapters in our region experienced growth during the first quarter of 2015 from 3.2% to 9.6%, which is a testament to the great leadership and programs in your chapters. WAY TO GO REGION 3!.

IREM Headquarters just announced that the annual Leadership and Legislative Summit in DC will be changed in 2017, in response to feedback that they have received over recent years. This Summit will be replaced with four larger regional events, organized in convenient locations, in an effort to attract more chapter leaders and non-members. They are assembling five teams to collaborate on the final details, and are targeting to publish all of the particulars of this exciting new program during the 2016 Leadership and Legislative Summit.

Capitol Hill Visit Day was another great success this year in which many IREM members met with legislators to present points of view on four major issues: Section 8 Reform, Data Security and Privacy, Marketplace Fairness (Internet Sales), and Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges. Please click on the following link to review more details: http://www.irem.org/public-policy/irem-capitol-hill-visit-day.

As a reminder, by virtue of holding the CPM® designation, you are automatically a member of IREM’s Affiliate, the National Association of Realtors. In the past, the portion of dues for NAR has been included in the CPM® dues. Effective for the 2015 dues, members are required to pay this portion directly to the NAR. There are many outstanding amounts due to NAR, which could impact your CPM® designation. IREM Headquarters is stepping in to resolve the issues; however, we ask and encourage all members to be proactive in the payment of these dues. If anyone has any issues with this payment, please reach out to your chapter leadership as soon as possible.   Look here for more information.

I am pleased to announce that my successor was announced at the Summit – Katherine Shiplett will be your new RVP for the 2016-2017 term. Katherine has been involved with IREM since 2005; she served as President of Chapter 77 in No. Va; serves as a governing councilor and on national committees including the Education and Knowledge Products Committee and the Instructor & Grade Administration Advisory Board; and she is currently the Chair for Region 3 Education. She will be working closely with me during the coming months as part of the transition to her new role which becomes effective at the Fall Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City.

Our industry is moving in an ever-changing, exciting and new direction and IREM is a great partner. I encourage you to take advantage of everything it has to offer, from a professional and personal perspective, networking, education, and enhancing your leadership skills. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at Deborah.santano@cushwake.com or 202-739-0860. 

 

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Join IREM Chapter 77 on Instagram at IREMChapter77 and on Twitter username @IREM77VA .

To view all of the pictures from our 2015 Annual Forecast Meeting and Vendor Blender, please go to the IREM's Dropbox.

Now available online:
April 2015: Social Media
March 2015: Top Legal Pitfalls
February 2015: Stress Management for Busy Professionals

Join IREM Young Professionals Chapter 77 Facebook Group.

IREM Region 3 Education has a new website. Please visit at iremregion3education.org

 

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