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FEBRUARY 2014

MD DC CRS CHAPTER NEWSLETTER MESSAGE&FROM&THE&PRESIDENT


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2014%is%quickly%turning%into%a%fun%and%ac6on7packed%adventure!%%In%between%snowstorms%and%almost7 snowstorms,%we%have%a%wonderful%Top%Producers%Panel%coming%up%this%month%on%February%12th%in% Catonsville,%a%CE%Class/luncheon%with%Chuck%Kasky%in%Frederick%on%March%6th,%a%27day%Buyer%Class%with%Jackie% Leavenworth%on%April%22723,%another%CE%Class/luncheon,%our%mid7year%Cruise%on%the%Potomac%in%May,%our% Luxury%Home%Tour%in%Ocean%City,%the%luncheon%there%and%the%MD/DC%CRS%Booth%at%the%Conven6on%Center.% The%planning%has%already%begun%for%the%2nd%Annual%Bras%for%a%Cause%event%and%the%event%is%scheduled%for% Friday,%October%10th.%%Wow!% %% We%are%so%excited%to%be%bringing%this%great%educa6onal%and%networking%events%to%our%members.%%If%there’s% more%you’d%like,%something%you’re%missing,%or%a%spot%you%want%to%fill,%helping%us%with%the%planning,%the% programs,%the%fun,%come%on%in;%the%water’s%warm!%

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It%seems%clear%that%we’re%entering%the%beginning%of%an%exci6ng%couple%of%years%in%the%real%estate%industry;%our% goal%at%the%Chapter%is%to%do%what%we%can%to%help%you,%to%raise%the%professional%bar,%and%to%keep%you%at%the% forefront%with%the%latest%and%greatest%educa6onal%opportuni6es%for%you,%your%clients,%and%your%business!%

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Best%regards,


Gretchen


MD%DC%CRS%Chapter%President% 


2014 MD DC CRS Chapter Leadership


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Gretchen%Conley,%President%%%443767671625% % % % Jan%Brito,%President%Elect%%301764675774%% Mary%Ann%Morgan,%Treasurer%%301741279601%%! Vivian%Feen,%Secretary%%443779474106%%! Sharron%Dorsey,%Immediate%Past%President%%410793774707

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!We are looking forward to a great year. We look forward to getting to know you and serving our chapter. !

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FEBRUARY 2014

THANK YOU 2014 PLATINUM SPONSORS

Tina%Del%Casale,%Sr.%Loan%Officer% Embrace%Home%Loans% tdedelcasale@embracehomeloans.com% Office:%800.333.3004%x3801% www.embracehomeloans.com%

Pillar%To%Post% 800.294.5591% www.pillartopost.com%

Thank%you%to%our%MD%DC%CRS%Chapter%Sponsors!%We%appreciate%your%support.%If%you%are%looking%to%be%a% 2014%Sponsor,%please%contact%Abigial%Res6vo.% Page 2


FEBRUARY 2014

THANK YOU 2014 DIAMOND SPONSORS

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Melinda%Stecker,%Move%Consultant
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Terry%Crawford% Old%Republic%Home%Protec6on% terryc@orhp.com% Office:%800.282.7131%x1227% www.orhp.com


Lewis%Hibbs% 1st%Preference%Mortgage%Corpora6on% Office:%410.517.0300% Mobile:%443.695.8513% lewis@1stPref.com% www.LewisLoans.com%

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CRS Top Producer Panel BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!! Listen to top producers share the secrets of their success and what habits they have and how those habits form the foundation of their success. Bring your questions for the Q&A portion of the event. FEATURING CRS AGENTS: Koki Adasi, Long & Foster || Seth Dailey, Keller Williams || Jim Bass, Real Estate Teams

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:30 am – 2:00 pm for Top Producer Panel and Lunch *****Matthews 1600 Restaurant & Bar***** 1600 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 $5 for Members of MD/DC CRS Chapter || $35 for Non-Members of MD/DC CRS Chapter A portion of the proceeds will be donated to House of Ruth in Baltimore Email your lunch preference to Vivian Feen at vivianfeen@mris.com. See choices below: The$Parisian!–!A!warm!flat!bread!sandwich!filled!with!turkey,!brie,!mixed!greens!and!a!cranberry9mayo!spread.*! Shrimp$Salad!–!Shrimp,!celery,!onions,!old!bay,!&!mayonnaise!on!a!kaiser!roll!with!lettuce!&!tomato.*!! The$Avalon!9!Thinly!sliced!beef!with!sautéed!onions,!sharp!cheddar!&!peppered!horseradish!mayo!on!grilled!sourdough.*! Southwestern$Salad!–!Garden!Salad!topped!with!grilled!Chicken!or!without!chicken,!black!bean!&!corn!salsa,!cheddar!&! tortilla!strips.!Served!with!spicy!ranch!dressing.! Coffee,$Tea$and$Soda.$*Sandwiches$come$with$fries,$chips$or$coleslaw$

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*****Register)online)at)www.mddccrs.com*****) ) )

MAIL:)MD/DC)CRS)Attn:!Jan!Brito,!Long!&!Foster!Real!Estate,!Coley!Reed!Team,!! 7700!Old!Georgetown!Rd.,!Suite!120,!Bethesda,!MD!!20814 Email:)jan.brito@longandfoster.com)Fax:)866.296.6178) )

Name_________________________________________________!Company!_____________________________________! !

Address_____________________________________________________________________________________________! ! Daytime!Phone!____________________________EMmail!_____________________________________________________!

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))))))Amount)Paid:)$___________)))))Method)of)Payment:) !!Credit!Card!(Visa/Master!Card/American!Express/Discover)! ) ) ) ) ) !!Check!(payable!to!MD/DC!CRS)! ! ! ! !! ! !!Paid!online!(Do!not!complete!the!section!below)! !

NAME!ON!CREDIT!CARD!____________________________________________________________________________! ! CARD!TYPE!________!ACCOUNT!NUMBER!____________________________________!CVV!CODE!______________! ! EXPIRES!__________________!SIGNATURE!_____________________________________________________________!


FEBRUARY 2014

AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT: OLD REPUBLIC HOME PROTECTION The$Case$for$Home$Warran/es$

As%anyone%purchasing%or%refinancing%a%home%can%tell% you,%looking%over%a%HUD71%can%be%daun6ng.%As%you% look%at%page%two%and%see%all%of%those%fees,%it’s%only% natural%to%ask%yourself%just%how%many%people%have% their%fingers%in%this%pie?%How%many%people%are% making%money%off%of%this%deal?%My%goodness%–%just% look%at%the%amount%of%the%so7called%junk%fees!%And% now,%on%top%of%all%this,%my%Realtor%wants%me%to%spend% another%few%hundred%dollars%for%a%home%warranty?% What%is%she%thinking?!?!?!?!?%

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Unless%I%miss%my%guess,%she’s%trying%to%protect%you,% her%client.%Though%it’s%not%a%requisite%part%of%the% transac6on,%that%home%warranty%just%might%be%the% best%value%packed%item%on%the%Seflement%Statement.%

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Today,%many%people%have%a%home%inspec6on%done% prior%to%purchase%in%order%to%be%certain%that%the% appliances%and%major%systems%in%the%house%are%in% working%condi6on,%are%up%to%code,%that%there%are%no% undisclosed%flaws%and%so%on;%the%purpose%of%which%is% to%give%them%some%piece%of%mind%as%they%proceed% with%the%transac6on.%The%problem%is%that%many% inspec6ons%are%not%as%thorough%as%they%should%be.% An%inspector%can%hit%all%of%the%points%and%s6ll%miss% something%which%doesn’t%manifest%itself%un6l%well% amer%the%sale%and%amer%the%buyer%has%moved%in.%If%the% problem%is%with,%say,%the%hot%water%heater%or%the% HVAC%system,%the%buyer%–%now%homeowner%–%will% then%be%faced%with%what%could%turn%out%to%be%a%costly% repair%for%which%he%is%unprepared%and%may%well%not% be%able%to%afford.%

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This%is%where%the%value%of%the%home%warranty%comes% in.%

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Most%home%warran6es%cost%about%$400%for%the%basic% plan%for%one%year%of%coverage%along%with%a%rela6vely% small%out7of7pocket%deductable%fee%ranging%from%$50% to%$100%payable%to%the%tradesman%upon%arrival.% Almost%all%plans%have%op6onal%coverage’s%which%can% be%added%at%the%6me%of%purchase%for%an%addi6onal% fee.%When%comparing%the%cost%of%the%plan%and%the% deductable%against%the%cost%of%that%hot%water%heater%I% men6oned,%expansion%tank%(if%needed),%permits%and% so%forth,%you%can%then%see%what%I%mean.%

And%their%not%just%for%appliance%or%major%systems% either.%Most%plans%cover%smaller%issues%such%as%drain% stoppages%(important%if%you%have%lifle%ones%running% around!)%roof%leaks,%minor%electrical%problems%and%so% much%more.% Now%I%have%to%stop%for%a%moment%and%point%out%the% caveats%you%know%are%here.%Firstly,%I%can’t%stress%how% important%it%is%for%the%buyer%to%read%the%plan%–%the% en6re%thing%–%so%that%he%or%she%knows%exactly%what%is% covered%and%what%isn’t.%Secondly,%No%home%warranty% plan%covers%everything.%Let%me%repeat%that:%No%home% warranty%covers%everything.%I%especially%recommend% that%anyone%who%buys%a%home%warranty%also%read%the% sec6on%en6tled%‘Limita6ons’%or%‘Exclusions’.%That% way,%there%won’t%be%an%expecta6on%of%the%plan% covering%something%that%the%issuer%clearly%excludes.% Thirdly,%there%are%many%players%in%this%industry,% though%not%all%plans%are%available%in%all%states.%I% recommend%that%the%consumer%take%the%6me%to%do% the%research%and%shop%around.%Compare%coverage’s%–% both%basic%and%op6onal%7%and%cost.%Dig%around%to%see% what%their%service%record%is%like.%Since%all%home% warranty%companies%use%independent,%local% contractors,%ask%them%for%a%list%of%the%contractors% they%use%in%your%area%and%see%what%their%reputa6ons% and%service%records%are%like.%%

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As%with%the%purchase%of%services%from%any%provider,% be%sure%to%keep%diligent%records(phone%calls,%emails,% etc.)%in%the%event%you%have%to%place%a%claim.%This%may% come%in%handy%in%the%event%that%things%don’t%go%as% smoothly%as%expected.%

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I%am%the%regional%sales%representa6ve%for%Old% Republic%Home%Protec6on.%My%territory%is%the%State% of%Maryland%and%Washington,%D.C.%Please%call%me% with%any%ques6ons%about%home%warran6es%and%I%will% be%happy%to%sit%down%with%you%and%compare%plans.%

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Terry$Crawford$ Old$Republic$Home$Protec/on$ terryc@orhp.com% Office:%800.282.7131%x1227% www.orhp.com
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MD/DC CRS General Meeting & Luncheon with Chuck Kasky MD/DC CRS Chapter brings you Chuck Kasky, Esq. of the Maryland Association of Realtors. Enjoy a delicious lunch and earn 3 CE credits learning about the ins and outs of Maryland disclosures. If you missed the premier of this class at MAR in 2013, you can join us and get the scoop.

Wednesday, March 6, 2014 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Dutch’s Daughter 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD 21703 Email your lunch preference to Vivian Feen at vivianfeen@mris.com. See lunch choices below: Atlantic Salmon - blackened with a honey glaze Dutch’s Chicken – boneless chicken tenderloins topped with ham, asparagus & cheese Sautéed Beef Tips – beef medallions in a mushroom & onion sauce Vegetarian Pasta – fresh vegetables over pasta Alfredo Meals served with a tossed garden salad, fresh seasonal vegetable, twice baked potato & dessert Coffee, tea, sodas $35 for Members of MD/DC CRS Chapter || $50 for Non-Members of MD/DC CRS Chapter Instructor: Chuck Kasky, Esquire, Maryland Association of REALTORS® Course Name: The Ins and Outs of Maryland Disclosure Law *CE Hours: 3.0 hours (Pending Approval) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

*****Register online at www.mddccrs.com***** MAIL: MD/DC CRS ATTN: Halle Papai, 200 Harry S Truman Parkway, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401 EMAIL: halle.papai@mdrealtor.org FAX: (443) 716-3513

Name_________________________________________________ Company _____________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Home/Cell Phone __________________________E-mail _____________________________________________________ Amount Paid: ____________

Method of Payment:

! Credit Card (Visa/Master Card/American Express/Discover) ! Check (payable to MD/DC CRS) ! Paid online (Do not complete the section below)

NAME ON CREDIT CARD ____________________________________________________________________________ CARD TYPE _______________ ACCOUNT NUMBER _____________________________________________________ EXPIRES __________________ SIGNATURE ____________________________________________________________


FEBRUARY 2014

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MARK$YOUR$CALENDARS$FOR$2014$

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February$12,$2014$|$11:30$AM$P$2$PM
 Top$Producer$Panel$&$Luncheon
 Mafhews%1600%Restaurant,%Catonsville,%%MD$

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March$6,$2014$|$10:30$AM$P$2$PM
 CE$Class$with$Chuck$Kasky$&$Luncheon
 Dutch’s%Daughter%Restaurant,%Frederick,%MD$ April$22P23,$2014$|$8:30$AM$P$5$PM
 CRS$202:$Effec/ve$Buyer$Sales$Strategies
 $225%MD%DC%CRS%Member/$325%Non7Member
 Keller%Williams%Flagship,%Millersville,%MD% May$14P18,$2014
 NAR$&$CRS$MidPYear$Mee/ngs
 Washington,%D.C.% May$16,$2014$ MidPYear$Cruise$on$the$Potomac$ Georgetown,%MD%to%Alexandria,%VA%

June$4
 CE$Class$&$Luncheon$ Mrs.%K’s%Tollhouse,%Silver%Spring,%MD% September$7,$2014
 MD$DC$CRS$Luxury$Home$Tour$ Ocean%City,%MD%

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September$8P10$,$2014
 MAR$Conference$&$Expo$ Ocean%City,%MD%

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September$8P12,$2014$ CRS$Awareness$Week$

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October$10,$2014$ 2nd$Annual$Bras$for$a$Cause
 The%Gathering%Place,%Clarksville,%MD

SellPaPbra/on$2014,$Coronado,$CA

The%learning%was%hot%while%the%temperatures% were%cool%at%Sell7a7bra6on%2014%in%Coronado,%CA.% Great%speakers%from%around%the%na6on.%

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Thanks%to%Koki%Adasi,%Seth%Dailey,%Alyce%Dailey% and%Jeff%Wu%%(chapter%members)%for%sharing%at% Sell7a7bra6on.

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CRS 202: SALES STRATEGIES The Sales Strategies for the Residential Specialist Course (CRS 202) will help you tap into the motivations and  concerns  of  today’s  qualified  home  buyers—and help them achieve home ownership. — Access scripts to identify qualified buyers and get them in the car — Identify today’s buyers and get them off the fence — Learn to communicate with your clients and create trust and loyalty from buyers — Get ideas for your buyer packet that you will want to use

April 22 & 23, 2014

Sponsored by:

MD/DC CRS Chapter Sharron Dorsey mddccrs2012@gmail.com 410-515-5503 www.mddccrs.com

Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

COURSE LOCATION:

Keller Williams Flagship 1111 Benfield Blvd, Ste 250 Millersville, MD 21108 410-729-7700

REGISTRATION FEE: Member $225 Non-Member $325*

ABOUT CRS When you earn the CRS Designation, you become part of a network of more than 30,000 Certified Residential Specialist Designees and Candidates/General Members. To learn more about the Designation and about CRS courses coming to a location near you, visit www.crs.com. Individuals who take this course will earn 16 Education credits towards the CRS Designation. *Please note: You may become a CRS member to save money on your registration fee before you earn your CRS designation. Visit www.crs.com to learn more.

Jackie Leavenworth, CRS

CRS educators are leading professionals who bring the practical experience to each course, cutting through the hype and offering you real-world solutions. In CRS two-day courses you’ll meet other top agents for prime networking opportunities. Find out what works for other pros—and what doesn’t, so you’re not stuck re-inventing the wheel.

Leavenworth has earned such titles as top producer, branch sales manager and real estate trainer. She is committed to helping others grow personally and professionally, and has shared her knowledge by writing real estate courses and speaking at local and state real estate conventions.

*****Pay online at www.mddccrs.com***** Or mail, email or fax the Registration Form to: MD/DC CRS Attn: Halle Papai, 200 Harry S Truman Parkway, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401 Email: halle.papai@mdrealtor.org Fax: 443-716-3513

Cancellation requests must be in writing. The fee for cancellation is $50.00. NO CANCELLATIONS or REFUNDS AFTER April 15, 2014 NAME________________________________________________________________ COMPANY ___________________________________________________ ADDRESS___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DAYTIME PHONE _______________________________________E-MAIL _____________________________________________________________________

Amount Paid: ____________ Method of Payment: Check (payable to MD/DC CRS)

Credit Card (Visa/Master Card/American Express/Discover) Paid online (Do not complete the section below)

NAME ON CREDIT CARD ________________________________________ SIGNATURE _________________________________________________________ CARD TYPE __________ ACCOUNT NUMBER ___________________________________________________________ EXPIRES _______________________

For more information on other CRS Courses or obtaining the CRS Designation, the premier Designation for residential real estate professionals, visit www.crs.com.


FEBRUARY 2014

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Chapter$With$A$Heart$ Soles4Souls$and$Chapter$With$a$Heart$


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We%are%s6ll%accep6ng%gently%worn%shoes%for%Soles%4%Souls.%We%are%in%our%5th% year%of%suppor6ng%this%great%organiza6on.%We%appreciate%your%dona6ons.% Please%bring%your%dona6on%to%our%next%event%or%contact%Linda%Kangrga.%%

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NOTE:%Soles%4%Souls%has%asked%that%shoes%are%paired%with%rubber%bands%or% 6ed%together%and%placed%in%a%cardboard%box.%We%appreciate%your%dona6ons% and%helping%us%follow%their%dona6on%guidelines,%plus%it%is%easier%for%us%to% transport%shoes%to%the%Soles%4%Souls%in%Frederick,%MD.%%

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MARK$YOUR$CALENDARS$ 2nd$Annual$Bras$for$a$Cause$$ planning$mee/ngs$

Do%you%want%to%get%involved?%Join%us%in%2014%for%our%planning% mee6ngs.%Mee6ngs%are%held%on%the%following%dates%from%% 1272%PM%at%Linda's%Befs’%office:%


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March%7% April%4% May%2% June%12% July%3% September%4% September%18% October%2
 
 Bras%for%A%Cause%Planning%Mee6ngs%held%at%
 Long%and%Foster%Real%Estate,%Inc.,%
 10805%Hickory%Ridge%Road
 Columbia,%Maryland%21044.%
 
 Contact%Linda%Befs%at%410761571205%with%any%ques6ons.%%

Connect$with$us$on$ the$MD$DC$CRS$ Facebook$page.$You’ll$ find$the$latest$ happenings$on$ Facebook.$$

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Like$Us$on$the$MD$DC$ CRS$Facebook$page.$!

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Congrats%to%our% newest%Facebook% page%manager,%% Tina&del&Casale!&& She%will%help%keep%us% connected%to%you.% Thank%you%Lisa!!!

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FEBRUARY 2014

! 2014$is$going$to$be$a$great$year$for$the$MD$DC$CRS$Chapter&

! Won’t&you&join&us?&Join&a&chapter&commiHee&and&be&an&advocate&of&our&chapter.&
 ! We%are%always%looking%for%commifee%members%in:% !

Membership:%Coordinate%events%to%promote%chapter%membership.%Welcome%new%members%to%the% chapter.%Send%reminders%and%work%with%terminated%members.%Be%a%visible%advocate%of%the%chapter.% Commifee%Chair:%Lynn%Nichols%

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Educa/on:%Plan,%nego6ate,%and%schedule%chapter%sponsored%classes.%Afend%and%monitor%classes.% Communicate%with%Na6onal%Educa6on%department.%Commifee%Chair:%Sharron%Dorsey%

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Programs:$Arrange%or%help%coordinate%general%membership%mee6ngs%including%the%MAR%luncheon.% Obtain%speakers%and%nego6ate%fees%and%expenses.%Commifee%Chair:%Vivian%Feen%

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Public$Rela/ons:%Afend%events%and%take%photos.%Organize%chapter%booth%at%MAR.%Coordinate%press% releases%for%events,%ac6vi6es%and%awards%to%the%public.%Develop%a%list%of%contacts%for%press%releases.% Plan%chapter%events%during%the%Annual%NAR%&%Mid7Year%mee6ngs.%Commifee%Chair:%Nancy%Cummins%or% Ka6e%Katzenberger%Rubin.%%

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Sponsorship:%Develop%a%lefer%to%sent%to%poten6al%sponsors.%Solicit%chapter%and%event%sponsorships.% Coordinate%affiliate%speakers%at%chapter%events.%Commifee%Chair:%Abigail%Res6vo%

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Communica/ons:%Publish%email%newslefer%and%maintain%website.%Publish%communica6ons%to%the% chapter.%Commifee%Chair:%Jen%Ward%

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Chapter$with$A$Heart:%Oversee%the%community%outreach%program.%Develop%plans%for%monthly%and% quarterly%events.%%Commifee%Chair:%Linda%Kangrga%

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Area$Vice$President:%Coordinate%a%meet%and%greet%to%get%to%know%all%CRS%in%your%area.%Support%the% chapter%in%your%area%by%promo6ng%chapter%membership,%classes,%luncheons,%Chapter%with%A%Heart,%etc.%% Looking%to%bring%more%CRS%events%to%your%area,%become%an%Area%Vice%President%for%your%area%(county%or% coun6es).%AVP%Coordinator:%Sherry%Young%

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If$you$are$interested$in$joining$any$of$our$Chapter$commicees,$please$contact$the$commicee$chair$to$ learn$more$about$the$commicee$and$how$you$can$be$a$part$of$our$awesome$organiza/on!$$

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FEBRUARY 2014

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! Become a Member of CRS National & MD DC CRS Chapter
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Have$you$thought$of$joining$or$rePjoining$the$MD$DC$CRS$Chapter?$Now$is$the$/me!%
 As%a%member%of%the%MD%DC%CRS%Chapter,%you%receive%discounts%on%classes%plus%exclusive%access%to% events.%We%hope%you%will%join%or%re7join%us%as%a%member.%%

! Download%the%Na6onal%CRS%or%the%Maryland%DC%form%for%more%details.% ! Na6onal%CRS%annual%membership%is%$150%|%Maryland%DC%CRS%annual%membership%is%$40% ! DID$YOU$KNOW?$

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The$MD$DC$CRS$Chapter$spends$$7,000$ for$each$CRS$class$they$bring$to$ Maryland/DC?$$

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We%feel%that%it%is%important%to%bring%the%best% classes%from%Na6onal%CRS%to%the%Maryland%DC% area.%To%bring%in%the%best%instructors%from% around%the%country%it%costs%the%chapter%money% to%put%on%a%class%7%approximately%$7,000%per% class.%Although%the%cost%is%high,%we%feel%it%is% such%an%important%benefit%to%bring%you%a% Na6onal%CRS%class.%%

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We%encourage%our%members%to%join%us%so%that% we%can%con6nue%to%facilitate%and%hold%classes%in% our%area.%We%feel%lucky%to%bring%educa6on%to%

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For%more%informa6on%or%ques6ons%about%this% newslefer,%please%contact%Jen%Ward,%CRS,% Communica6ons%Chair%&%Newslefer%Editor.%

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you.%We%hope%you%will%join%us%for%our%class%in% April.%It%shows%us%that%you%s6ll%want%to%see%the% Na6onal%CRS%classes%come%to%our%area.%

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Educa6on%was%most%likely%why%you%obtained% your%CRS%designa6on%and%we%hope%it%is%what% keeps%you%coming%back.%Educa6on%is%an% opportunity%for%you%to%sharpen%your%skills,%get% relevant%informa6on%and%meet%fellow%CRS% designees.%%

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As%a%member%you%can%travel%to%any%of%the%CRS% classes%around%the%country,%but%think%of%what% you%are%saving%by%staying%local%and%par6cipa6ng% locally%with%your%MD%DC%CRS%chapter.%%Plus%it%is% a%great%way%to%meet%other%CRS%designees%from% Maryland%and%beyond.%Did%you%know%most% referrals%are%passed%within%the%state?%

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Get&informaMon&and&register&for&our&next&event& at&the$MD$DC$CRS$Chapter$website.! We%accept%PayPal%online%for%class%&%event% registra6ons.%

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FEBRUARY 2014

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We$LOVE$Your$Referrals Columbia%&%Ellicof%City%

Sykesville%&%Westminster%

Columbia%&%Ellicof%City%

Bethesda%&%Washington%D.C.%

Elkridge%&%Columbia

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Maryland DC CRS Newsletter February 2014