It’s true.

Some youth won’t have a single present under the Christmas tree this year, in fact, some won’t even have a tree.

But YOU can help change this grim reality and make it a “Christmas to Remember” for hundreds of children in our local communities.

More than 500 children from dozens of cities around Northwest Indiana, ages 5 – 17, who are members of ten area Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, will gather at the Genesis Center in Gary on December 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for “A Christmas to Remember.”

“Christmas to Remember” is new large scale event, created by a group of caring community members, to give the gift of hope, the assurance of caring, the removal of isolation, all sprinkled with a lot of love and excitement that comes with the holidays.

It isn’t just about the toys that will be unwrapped, and it’s not just about warm coats that will be received.... it’s about coming together as one community to show love to our most valuable community asset – OUR children.

I’m asking that you consider joining us by sponsoring at least ONE CHILD this Christmas, because this year, the best gift you can open, is YOUR heart. Please see the attached Sponsor a Child PDF or visit the Christmas to Remember website https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/christmastoremember/

Thank you for your consideration to make this A Christmas to Remember.

OVERVIEW


Despite conventional wisdom that the political party of the President historically performs poorly
in midterm elections, the only “blue wave” to strike Indiana this fall was the steady stream of Colts fans
marching past the Indiana REALTOR® Building on their way to nearby Lucas Oil Stadium on any given
Sunday. With a few exceptions, 2018 was the “Year of the Incumbent” in Indiana, with the entire
statewide ticket being re-elected, Republicans maintaining super majorities in both houses, and all
incumbent U.S. House members breezing to victory. The hotly contested race for U.S. Senate, one of the
closest watched races in the nation, saw challenger Mike Braun unseat Senator Joe Donnelly by a
double-digit margin that surprised even the closest poll watchers. Here is a breakdown of races of
interest across the state. Continue reading...

IAR 2018 Midterm Election Recap

Thank you to all our members for your continued membership with the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS®. We hope we have met your membership needs well by providing you the tools and resources necessary for continued success in your career.

Please note, 2019 GNIAR dues have increased $30 for a total of $300. In the last 12 years GNIAR has only raised dues twice for an annual rate increase of 1.7%. This increase is due to the cost of capital improvements, maintaining of reserves, and the rising costs of doing business.

At the state level, IAR Board members approved a $30 dues increase.  $25 will go to support the Indiana Realtors Political Action Committee or the REALTORS Defense Fund  and the remaining $5 will be placed in a new issues mobilization fund. The total 2019 IAR dues is $254.

On the national level, NAR Board members approved a $30 dues increase. $17 to the support Realtor Party initiatives, and $13 to support operations. The total 2019 NAR dues is $185.

The combined total for local, state and national dues is $739. 

For more information on your 2019 GNIAR Annual Dues Billing Statement please review the links below: 

Dues Billing Information Page - http://www.gniar.com/images//PDF/Membership/2019DuesBillingInformationPage.pdf

Dues Billing Video – GNIAR BOD President, Saba Mohammed -  http://bit.ly/2019DuesBilling

Please contact the GNIAR office with any questions or concerns at 219.796.3600.

GNIAR RPAC Trustees interviewed a number of local candidates on  October 10th & 11th.  Trustees are responsible for endorsing pro-REALTOR® candidates seeking office in Northwest Indiana.  After a long day of interviews, the RPAC Trustees have made decisions as to who they are supporting. 

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The RPAC Trustees is comprised of trained RPAC investor GNIAR REALTOR® or Affiliate members who have a history of being engaged in the political process, are unbiased and represent various communities and unincorporated areas throughout the GNIAR territory.

RPAC Trustee members serve a three term (four years if a term includes a non-election year) and are appointed by the GNIAR President. Each member must participate in ½ day training and commit to being available for candidate interviews for both the spring and fall election cycles. The number of daylong interviews is dependent on the number of candidates filing for election and the number of “hotly” contested races as determined by the Trustees. 

Your 2018 RPAC Trustees

2018 Chair Megan Cecil 2018 thru 2021

2018 Vice Chair Denise Little 2018 thru 2021

Member Brenda Miley 2018 thru 2021

Member Donna Zisoff 2017 thru 2020

Member Saba Mohammed 2017 thru 2020

Member Jay Harrigan 2017 thru 2020

Member Nina Wiseman 2016 thru 2019

Member Jay Mayden 2016 thru 2019

Member Chuck Dellorto 2016 thru 2019

Member Iris Reeves 2015 thru 2018

Member BruceAnn Singleton 2015 thru 2018

Member Claudia Miller 2015 thru 2018

 

For questions concerning Government Affairs, please contact Joe Wszolek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 219-795-3600.

Unable to make it to GNIAR's Annual Meeting and Trade Expo? 

We've got you covered! 

If you missed Lawrence Yun's speech on the Economic & Real Estate Outlook on Northwest Indiana, you can watch the recorded video below.

For his complete outline, CLICK HERE

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Thank all who attended GNIAR's 2018 Annual Meeting and Trade Expo.We hope you had fun, and we look forward to seeing you at the next event!

 

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