BRUNSWICK COUNTY NC - On December 1, Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® hosted a 'Harley' Holiday Party and Installation of the 2023 BCAR President and Board of Directors. The evening started with appetizers, drinks, official ‘biker’ temporary tattoos, and socializing with over 200 REALTORS®, affiliates, and special guests. BCARs Past President Ben Styers lead the pledge and Past President Brooke Rudd-Gaglie opened up the evening with an inspirational message. The 2023 NC REALTORS® President Leigh Brown had the honor of installing BCARs Board of Directors, which included the following:
- Bonnie Black, REMAX at the Beach
- Brian McKenna, Margaret Rudd & Associates
- Clif Cheek, Keller Williams Realty
- Denise Young, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
- Fred Gainey, NorthGroup Real Estate
- Kathy Sherman, Keller Williams Realty
- Mark Lindsey, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
- Martha Lee, Martha Lee Realty
- Tori Humphrey, Seaside Appraisals and Realty Centre
The remaining members of the 2023 Board of Directors that could not make it to the Installation will be sworn in at the January board meeting. This includes Jennifer Brown, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Richard Barnes, Barnes Real Estate Services, and Wilson Sherrill, Fred Thorne Realty.
After the 2023 Board of Directors were installed, NC House of Representative and Brunswick County Sheriff Chief Deputy Charlie Miller was brought to the stage to install the 2023 BCAR President, Bob Percesepe. Bob received his pin of office from his wife, Debbie. The celebration continued with dinner, dessert, and BCARs annual awards ceremony.
The 2021 Affiliate of the Year award was presented to Jim Giuffre, National Property Inspections, and the 2022 Affiliate of the Year award was presented to Will Mitchell, Corning Credit Union. This award was designed to honor an Affiliate who has provided outstanding service to BCAR, Brunswick County, and their profession.
The 2021 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Ginger Harper, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, and the 2022 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Melony Rice, Intracoastal Realty. The Volunteer of the Year award was created in 2021 to recognize those who have given back to our community, exemplifying what it means to be a BCAR member, and a responsible and considerate member of society. Each winner is awarded $500 to donate to the charity of their choice.
The 2021 NC REALTORS® Rising Star award was presented to Kathy Sherman, Keller Williams Realty, and the 2022 NC REALTORS® Rising Star award was presented to Danielle Kinstle, Welcome Home Realty. The NC Association of REALTORS® recognizes a REALTOR® in each local association who has been a REALTOR® for 5 years or less and has provided exemplary service to their local association and exhibits great leadership.
The 2021 REALTOR® of the Year award was presented to Lynn Gulledge of Keller Williams Realty. The REALTOR® of the Year award recognizes an active member of BCAR who embodies the REALTOR® spirit. It is BCARs highest honor.
For the second time since her original awarding at the NC REALTORS® Convention and Expo, Sue Franks of Margaret Rudd & Associates REALTORS® was recognized for earning NC REALTORS® Hall of Fame award. This award is NCR’s highest honor. Only one individual is selected each year by NCR to receive this award, which honors their contributions and outstanding service to the real estate profession.
Anne Arnold of Proactive Real Estate, Wayne Melton of Century 21 Sunset Realty, Frances Warner of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Beth Suggs of Coastal Development and Realty, and Sue Franks of Margaret Rudd & Associates were awarded BCARs Lifetime Achievement award due to their 25 years of continuous service in the real estate profession and over 10 years of service on a committee. They have been pillars of the real estate community and part of the backbone of BCAR. In addition to their pins, they received exemption of BCAR dues starting in 2023. Kim Anderson of Art Skipper Realty and Gene Formyduval of Sea Oats Realty have also received the Lifetime Achievement award.
The evening ended with special door prizes and music by DJ Rodney Axsom.
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Will Mitchell, Corning Credit Union
Eliza Delgado, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
National Property Inspections
Floor Coverings International
Old Republic Home Protection