Can you “Give Me Five” ?

WeAretheRWhat a wonderful event this past Saturday at our Annual Outstanding Salesmanship Club Awards Banquet. We thanked all the sponsors and committee members who all worked so hard on the event but I wanted to send you a personal note of thanks for your support of VPAR and helping make this and all of our events a great success. All of the leadership and staff here at your REALTOR® Association work hard every day to provide you the best facilities, programs and services possible to support the success of your business.


VPAR-VolunteersCan you “Give Me Five” ? At our leadership installation this year our 2015 President Dewey Hutchins asked all of our members to “Give Me Five” ! Just 5 hours of volunteer work in your community. Collectively think of the impact REALTORS® have in each of our communities as we volunteer or most likely already serve as volunteers and selflessly give of ourselves to support the places we call HOME. Let us know….go to our website and click on the raised hands “Give Me Five” Banner and use this form to tell us how you volunteered. With over 1000 members our goal is to report 5000 hours and hope you can help. Scan and email us your reports or fax them to us at 757-596-3911.


Thanks Again for a wonderful evening and hoping you are able to “Give Me Five” !


James M. Wetzel, RCE – Chief Executive Officer
Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®
1001 North Campus Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666
t. 757-599-5222 f. 757-596-3911


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VPAR Education & Events for March & April

8 Hour Broker Management CE Course on Tuesday, March 10th
8 Hour Broker Continuing Education – $50 members, $60 non-members 8: 30 A.M. -5:00 P.M. Register at

One City Marathon, March 15th
Join your fellow REALTORS support the Newport News One City Marathon volunteering and wearing our WeAreTheR TShirts at water stations throughout the race. ! For more info contact Sandra Hood at 757-598-1232.

Night Court – Surviving in Cyberspace on Monday, March 16th from 4-6 p.m.
Instructed by Daniel Basnight, Esq. of Kaufman & Canoles. Cost is $20 and approved for 2 hours CE credit.

VPAR after Hours Social on Monday, March 23rd 5-7 P.M.
Join us at Neo Kitchen & Bar in City Center for the VPAR after Hours Social! Door prizes! Free appetizers! Generously sponsored by Mares Exterminating.

VPAR New Member Indoctrination Course on March 24th from 9 – 2
3 hours of PLE credit for Ethics is available for $30 for each attendee.

VPAR Lunch & Learn – Personal Safety Tips for Realtors, March 26th from 12-1 p.m.

VRLTA Seminar with Chip Dicks on April 6th from 9 – 4
Cost: $125 for members. Lunch, snacks and beverages included.

8 Hour Continuing Education Required Subjects Course on April 7th
8 Hour Required Subjects Continuing Education – $50 members, $60 non-members 8: 30 A.M. -5:00 P.M. Register at

Broker/Manager Forum on Friday, April 10th – (Tentative Date)
All Managing Brokers are invited to attend the Broker Forum featuring VAR legal counsel to discuss your biggest Legal Hotline questions and let you ask some questions too! Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. and program starts at 9:00 a.m.

General Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, April 21st from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Shortcut to Short Sales Seminar on Thursday, April 23rd from 12 – 1:30 p.m.