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Annual Business Meeting & Brunch

Thursday, October 15, 2015; 9:45am - 12:00 PM

Join WCREALTORS for our Annual Meeting of the Membership. We will be voting the slate of 2016 Board of Directors & Executive Officers, there will be updates will be given about the State of the Association, information from TAR about the State Prop 1, and Dan Forbes will be on hand to help you become a better sales person! A delicious brunch menu is included in the price of your ticket cost. Tickets are $15 for members prior to the luncheon and $20 for non-members and everyone at the door. Payment is required to attend, whether you are eating or not eating. More Information | Register Now

2016 Board of Directors Nominations

Pursuant to the Bylaws, Article XI, Section 3 (f):

The Nominating Committee will meet between September 1st and September 25th of each year to interview and select a slate of nominees to be presented to the Association Executive no later than October 1st. 
Any member wishing to run from the floor at the annual meeting, may file a nomination by petition that is signed by at least ten (10) percent of the REALTOR® members eligible to vote. The petition shall be filled with the Secretary at least fourteen (14) days before the annual election. The Secretary shall send notice of such additional nominations to all members eligible to vote, no later than seven (7) calendar days prior to the election. 

The election of officers and directors shall be held at the annual business meeting.

Postion Name Company
President Shavonne Martin Keller Williams - RR
President-Elect Suzanne Gantner Sky Realty
Treasurer Susanna Boyer Bella Casa Realty
Secretary Cyndi Bell Keller Williams - CPL
Past-President Jack Stapleton JB Goodwin, REALTORS
Director Anne Cano RE/MAX Round Rock
Director Darian Rausch Keller Williams - CPL
Director Greg Doering GDAA Property Management
Director Heather Smith Keller Williams - RR
Director King Bravo Nextage Lone Star Realty

Additionally, when there is a single nomination for each office, a voice vote will be official at the annual meeting.

If you have any questions concerning these nominations, please contact Gary Cocanougher at 512.255.6211 or

Industry News
The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live By for REALTORS® Product Fact Sheet

Introducing, The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live By for REALTORS®, the ideal safety resource for new and seasoned agents. Created with input from more than 1,000 NAR members, this product focuses on the instructions; philosophies and rules members of NAR utilize to establish professional safety protocols in their business. Order your copies now and save 10% when you use code LRB10. Visit today!       

Under the direction and leadership of 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is proud to announce the creation of our newest product, The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live By for REALTORS®, as part of his emphasis on a year of safety, not just a month of safety. This product focuses on the instructions, philosophies and rules members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® utilize to empower themselves, become more aware and safe as real estate practitioners. Created with input from nearly 1,000 NAR members, The Little Red Book includes tips that are presented in a fun, light-hearted way with realistic advice from REALTORS®. It’s a great tool for new agents and seasoned professionals to incorporate into their professional safety protocols.

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TREC wants to hear from you

At its August 17 meeting, the Texas Real Estate Commission acted to comply with legislation passed during the 84th Texas Legislature and proposed changes recommended by the Broker-Lawyer Committee. All these changes, including the form adopted on an emergency basis, are open for comment until October 4. Read information on the various changes, and send all feedback to

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Central Texas Governmental Affairs Weekly Update

NAR Call for Action Still Open: Stop Patent Trolls—- More than HALF of the patent infringement lawsuits filed in the second quarter of 2015 were in Texas.

Your action is needed today to help protect yourself and your fellow REALTORS® from frivolous lawsuits, expensive attorney fees and court costs.  We are asking you to respond to the NAR Call for Action for H.R. 9, The Innovation Act, now.

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News You Can Use
Cedar Park City Council OKs Bell Boulevard redevelopment plan

After eight months of public outreach and meetings, Cedar Park City Council approved a redevelopment plan (download PDF) for Bell Boulevard between Park Street and Cypress Creek Road on Aug. 27 .

The plan aims to move the four-lane lane highway west to replace Old Highway 183. The move would open space for what city leaders say they hope can become a new “destination district” with privately developed apartments, offices, restaurants, shops and access to nearby parks.

After Bell is redeveloped, visitors could park in new lots or structures, then walk to offices or shops as well as other attractions such as parks or festival venues, according to the redevelopment plan.

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Nutty Brown Cafe and Amphitheatre to relocate to Round Rock

The Nutty Brown Cafe and Amphitheatre will relocate from Southwest Austin to Round Rock after Round Rock City Council on Thursday approved the sale of McNeil Park to the venue’s owner.

City Attorney Steve Sheets said the city offered for sale the 18-acre park property, which is located near I-35, and received a bid of $1.1 million. Sheets said city staffers asked about the property’s intended use in the property’s bids. Staffers learned that the buyer–named in city documents as James Michael Farr–listed the intended use as relocating the Nutty Brown Cafe, Sheets said.

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