May 11, 2015
Our NAHU year is quickly coming to a close on June 30, 2015. At this time, I hope all of our Chapters are preparing for their next year of success. At the State and National level, we have a few meetings that will help you hit the road running. I am aware that some of our upcoming leaders might feel a bit insecure in their new roles for 2015-2016. Never fear, we have your back! All we need is your willingness to be with us and let us help you on your road to success.
At the end of March, FAHU held our annual Leadership Training for all members of our Association. At this meeting, we had sessions to help educate and offer assistance to all pertaining to their new volunteer positions. It was quite educational and well worth the time we spent together.
The NAHU Annual Convention is going to be held in New Orleans from June 28 to July 1, 2015. If you are a member of our Association, it would be a great idea to entertain the thought of being with us. At this meeting, we will have keynote speakers that you won't want to miss. Terry Bradshaw will be our keynote on Sunday. That will be a real treat! The Professional Development Day is packed full of breakout sessions to assist you in your endeavor to set yourself apart from other Agents and Brokers. If you are an LPRT qualifier, you won't want to miss the LPRT event at Mardi Gras World! That is a fascinating museum and a colorful treat for your eyes to see. The convention concludes with our House of Delegates meeting on Wednesday morning. At this meeting, we have the opportunity to vote for our Regional Vice Presidents and our National Secretary. Please don't take this meeting lightly as we are most likely voting for our future NAHU President. Florida has 42 delegate votes and it would be great to have them all filled. If you plan to attend and are interested in being a delegate, please let Dave Sherrill
know as soon as possible as we have deadlines for submitting our delegate names.
Have you registered for our FAHU Symposium
yet? WE NEED YOU PRESENT at this meeting!!!!! The symposium will be held at The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld again this year. This is a great facility and we look forward to being there from July 23 to 25, 2015. You will read all about the symposium and what it has to offer from our Symposium Chair, Debbie Hollister. I know you will also be receiving a lot of emails in the next few months to register for this event. Please join us, you won't be disappointed!
Our final FAHU Board meeting will take place in Orlando on June 5. On June 6, 2015, we will be holding our annual Strategic Planning meeting. This is a must to attend if you are an upcoming leader in the Association. We need your ideas as to how we will form the future of FAHU. If you can attend, please let us know ASAP so we can count you in the numbers.
We all understand that as a volunteer, there are time restraints and it can be hard to find the time to be successful in your positions. As a volunteer in this Association, we have tried to maximize the benefit of attending these meetings while doing so in a short amount of time. So, please be 100% on board with all of us and know there are other volunteers here to help you achieve your success. As a team, we will reap the rewards of our efforts, meet new friends and have the opportunity to grow as leaders together.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the upcoming NAHU and FAHU functions.
FAHU 2015-2016 Nominations Report - Barbara Rennard, FAHU Past President
On June 5, 2015, FAHU will elect the new officers of the board for the 2015-2016 year. The newly elected officers will be sworn in at the Awards Dinner held in July in conjunction with our annual Symposium. The nominees for the board positions are as follows:
President:Paul Deininger (Central Florida chapter)
President Elect:Ken Stevenson (Capital Area chapter)
Vice President:Steve Israel (Palm Coast chapter)
Treasurer:Artie Hoffman (Palm Coast chapter)
Secretary:Bob Bodolay (Polk chapter)
Debbie Hediger (Tampa Bay chapter)
Ashley Wynkoop Kapostins (Central Florida chapter)
Immediate Past President:Marilyn Stenger (Southwest chapter)
We want to thank all the above nominees for having the desire to volunteer their time and talents in helping to make FAHU a better organization. Do not miss the Awards Dinner at Symposium where you will have an opportunity to congratulate the newly-elected officers of your organization.