Dear CRS Designee, Florida RRC Members and Business Partners
A new year means a new start, new goals, and new habits. If we can say anything that 2020 has taught us it is that we must learn to privet our plans, quickly adjust, all while learning something new. This lesson has made us stronger and even more relevant.
All leaders know that to have a successful new year, you need an amazing team by your side. Knowing that, let me introduce to you my amazing 2021 leadership team. As my righthand woman, I have Addie Owens. Addie is not only a powerful speaker and immediate past president of her local Realtor Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc and Broker/owner of Touchstone Real Estate; but she is also our President-elect for 2021. Handling our finances this year is Rory Dubin. Rory is also the 2021 president for REBI Florida and will be serving as the 2021 Secretary for Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS®. We are extremely fortunate to have Ann Irons serving a second term as our Education Leader. Ann has all the 2021 courses on the calendar and wants our members to get their CRS designation this year. Cliff Baker is our Membership leader this year. Cliff served a few years back and we are excited to have him on board again. Peter West is our newest but well experienced CRS leader; he will be our Communication leader this year. Peter is an active instructor and Broker/Owner of Bishop West Real Estate.
The leadership team would not be completed without the Area Directors and Local Network Directors. These roles are essential to the team and to all members. They are your go-to person for information about upcoming events in your area. We have the following Area Director Rachel Simerly representing the Northwest and assisting her as Local network Director is Mariela Bartens helping us with the Tallahassee area. Daniel Lewis will be representing the Northeast and assisting him as Local Network Director is Susan Severson helping us with the Jacksonville area. Mary Smith represents the East Coast, Michelle Rojas represents the Southeast and assisting her as Local Network Director is Aida Vega-Medinilla helping us with the Miami area, Cecilia Sculthorpe represents the Southwest, Sue Vasquez represents Central and assisting her as Local Network Director is Silvia Beham , and Cyndee Haydon represents the West Coast. Our event director this year will be our wonderful Wendy Rodriguez.
One of my goals for Florida RRC is to start a CRS Global Connections committee. We are lucky one of our Past President’s Sandra Fernandez is ready to jump on as our Global Chair with Diana Galavis as her co-chair to spearhead this committee. Both I and Addie are passionate about increasing your global business connections seeing as Florida is a hub for international real estate. Save the Date: February 18, 2020 for our first ever CRS Global Connection virtual meeting with CRS’ from the US, Spain, Portugal, and Italy where we will discuss how to we can work together.
If you know any of these Leaders, Directors, or Chair’s share this newsletter on your personal and professional social medias and tag them to let everyone know how awesome they are! Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @WeAreFloridaCRS @RRCFL @FloridaRRC and use the hashtag #FloridaRRC, #WeAreFloridaCRS, so we can see and share your messages as well!
Our Members Update will be virtual this year on February 3, 2021. Hope to see you all there.
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Lastly, I want to tell you about who I am. I am a wife, mother, REALTOR®, and leader. I am Vivian Macias. I am happily married for 32 years now and I am a mother of three amazing children. My life as a REALTOR® started incredibly young as I am a third generation REALTOR®. I am currently the president of my family real estate office Principal Properties, Inc. I have been tapped by the outstanding leaders in my life to lead by many organizations in many different positions. My journey started as the Education Chair for my local Northwestern Dade Association of REALTOR®. I later became President for that association. My leadership skills were refined when I served as the President of the Women’s Council of REALTOR® Miami Dade. Also, when I served on the Miami Association of REALTOR® as a Governor for several years, as a State Director, and as a Crystal R Major Investor. As your President I will commit to doing my best to take our state to the next level as many of our Past Presidents have done. I want to humbly thank everyone that has helped to lead me on this journey, without you none of this would possible. I am honored and grateful to be your 2021 President. Let us make 2021 a year to remember.
Vivian Macias, CRS
Congratulations to the Florida RRC new CRS Designees in 2021! Great job!