2018 Spring Business Meetings

Unexcused absences

We are committed to being as efficient as possible and to do so, we must operate according to our bylaws. Please make it a priority to notify us if you will not be able to attend your committee meetings. In general, the bylaws* allow that a member with two unexcused absences may be removed from a committee. We ask that you contact Kim Smith or call your staff liaison at (800) 555-3390 to let them know that you will not be attending a committee meeting or the board of directors meeting. *Some committees have different requirements. As a reminder, all meetings are open, unless marked otherwise.

Materials for the Spring Business Meetings

Materials for the Spring Business Meetings are in PAR’s folder online in Box. Committee agendas, speakers and topics, and a finalized schedule with meeting room assignments can be found in the Box.com folder on May 25.

Special Events and Sessions

Monday, June 4

  • 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Stop by the Bridgeport room to Relax and Recharge.
  • 9 a.m. – Mark Allen of realtor.com® will be speaking at the Member Services Coordinating Committee meeting and the Association Services Coordinating Committee meeting.
  • Noon – Opening Session and Welcome Lunch
    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Roberto Chavez from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will speak about Fair Housing and Homeownership Month. Cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Commercial, Industrial & Investment Committee
    Zeke Morris, chair of NAR’s Fair Housing Act Anniversary Implementation Group will address the Commercial, Industrial & Investment Committee.
  • 3 p.m. – 2018 PAR Candidate Interviews and Firm Forum Roundtables
    NAR President-elect John Smaby will address the group prior to the PAR Candidates Session. Be sure to stop by to meet the candidates running for PAR officer posts and ask them questions. The Firm Forum Roundtables will round out the session.
  • 5 p.m. – Local Association Leadership Reception
    Open only to 2018 PAR executive committee, PAR past presidents, local association executives and 2018 local presidents.
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. – RPAC Night in Monte Carlo
    Be whisked away to Monte Carlo at the “RPAC Night in Monte Carlo” event. Enjoy food, beverage, music, access to various gaming tables, silent auction items and sweepstakes events. Realtors® have three entry ticket choices, along with various benefits for each entry level, and everyone receives “RPAC bucks” to play at the gaming tables. Local associations will continue to have the opportunity to support the fundraiser by either sponsoring one of the gaming tables or donating a silent auction item. Please visit the PA RPAC website for more information.

Tuesday, June 5

  • 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Stop by the Bridgeport room to Relax and Recharge.
  • 8 a.m. – Mark Allen of realtor.com® will be speaking at the Local Presidents Committee meeting.
  • 11 a.m. – General Session
    Tim Hur, NAR Diversity Committee chair, will present “Fair Housing, Cross Cultural Communication and Building Trust in Diverse Markets.” Tim is the former national director of inclusion and philanthropy for Better Homes and Gardens.
  • 11:55 a.m. – Realtor® Pride Photo – Show your Realtor® pride by wearing blue and red for the group Realtor® photo following the General Session in the Carlisle Room.
  • Noon – The CRS, Pennsylvania Chapter Luncheon
    Justin P. McMaster with McMaster Financial Services, LLC, will provide an update on how the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 will impact the Realtor® profession from two perspectives – how the new law impacts a small business owner and how the new law impacts a homebuyer. Cost is $25 per person and pre-registration is required.
  • 3 p.m. – Diversity Committee Meeting
    Roundtable discussions will be held with representatives of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the Women’s Council and the Young Professionals Network.

Wednesday, June 6

  • Board of Directors Meeting
    The Operational Excellence Task Force will be presenting final recommendations, which includes a bylaws change to alter the composition of the Executive Committee. This will be the second bylaws vote on these recommendations.


Registration open through 11:59 p.m. on May 27

The 2018 Spring Business Meetings are scheduled for June 4-6.

There is no charge to attend the meetings. Registering will provide you with access to the information in Box and will help us plan for your attendance. Take advantage of these FREE educational and networking opportunities. Download the current schedule.

On-site registration will be available.

Register now!

Overnight Accommodations

Please make your overnight reservations directly with the Hilton Harrisburg. The group rate is available through May 7 or until the block is sold out. You are responsible for making all changes and cancellations directly with the Hilton. Contact the Hilton at (717) 233-6000. The group code is PARS17.

Additional area hotels:
Crowne Plaza Harrisburg – Please call (717) 234-5021, a block is not being held and a group rate is not available.
Hampton Inn Harrisburg West – $119/night – Book online via Hilton.com using corporate ID 3135080. You can call (717) 691-1300 and request the PAR-negotiated corporate rate.

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Contact the Solutions Center at (800) 555-3390 or Diane Langner via email.

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