Member News – November 19

2015 NAR Officers Installed

November 10, 2014 – Chris Polychron, a Realtor® in Hot Springs, Ark., was installed as 2015 President of the National Association of Realtors® at the association’s Board of Directors meeting during the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.  Click the heading of this article to read more about additional members of the NAR Leadership team installed in at the Annual NAR Conference.

The MAR Installation of Officers and Directors will take place on December 8 at Sturbridge Village.  Corinne Fitzgerald will be the 2015 President installed, with Annie Blatz installed as President-elect.  For more information the MAR installation or for tickets:
https://www.marealtor.com/events/calendar/2014/12/08/default-calendar/2015-installation-of-officers

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NAR News
NAR Board OKs Drafting of NAR Code of Excellence
The NAR Board of Directors concluded its 2014 meeting in New Orleans last Monday, directing the association to draft what is being called an aspirational Code of Excellence that the Board can consider for approval at a future meeting. The goal is to raise the practice of real estate measurably through increased training in the competencies that consumers value. These include the stewardship of property listing data, managing the privacy and security of consumer information, advocating for property rights, being involved in one’s community, and striving for proficiency in technology. The board also made significant changes to fundraising practices for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and made changes that aim to make the enforcement of professional standards more efficient. Access here the comprehensive summary of the NAR Board actions.  

ALSO FROM NAR:
Audit Shows FHA Fund is Healthy, Time to Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums, Say Realtors®

November 17, 2014 – According to National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: “NAR is pleased that the 2014 Actuarial Review of the Federal Housing Administration released today confirms that the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is healthy and continues its positive trajectory.” Click the heading above for the full article.

RSVP:
Holiday Party and Installation
of GNAR 2015 Officers and Directors

Order your Tickets Today!  Guests/Spouses welcome!
Please rsvp no later than 12/5 for this fun evening

Join us at Mission Oak on December 11 at 5:30pm to Celebrate the Season and the Installation of the 2015 Board of Directors and Officers for GNAR.  A great time is planned with lots of fantastic food, fun, and frolic. Tickets are just $35 per person – cash bar.  Please mail your check payable to GNAR upon RSVP.  Please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than 12/5  - Note:  ‘No shows’ will be invoiced if a Yes rsvp is provided to GNAR.  Check payable to GNAR can be mailed before the event to our office, or check or cash at door is preferred – no credit cards at the event.

Thank you to the following
sponsors for the upcoming Installation

(sponsorships still available, please contact GNAR)

FOURNIER LOGo

GOLD SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

INSTALLATION EVITE

 

 


2015 Membership Dues Invoices

Just 8 Business Days remaining
to enter Early Payment Incentive

Dues invoices have been sent to all members via email.  If you have not yet received your invoice, perhaps your email address needs updating?  Please contact GNAR if you need to update your info.  The Realtor early payment incentive is valid again this year.  Those members (primary) paid by 12/1/14 will be entered in a drawing to receive a refund of their 2015 local/state/national membership dues.  One winner will be announced at the Holiday Party and Installation of Officers and Directors on December 11 at Mission Oak.

December MLS PIN Training Sessions

Course Site Date & Start Time
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News – November 13

From NAR . . . 

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NAR News
NAR Board OKs Drafting of NAR Code of Excellence
The NAR Board of Directors concluded its 2014 meeting in New Orleans on Monday, directing the association to draft what is being called an aspirational Code of Excellence that the Board can consider for approval at a future meeting. The goal is to raise the practice of real estate measurably through increased training in the competencies that consumers value. These include the stewardship of property listing data, managing the privacy and security of consumer information, advocating for property rights, being involved in one’s community, and striving for proficiency in technology. The board also made significant changes to fundraising practices for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and made changes that aim to make the enforcement of professional standards more efficient. Access here the comprehensive summary of the NAR Board actions.  

From MAR . . . 

MAR Housing Data is reported monthly for members to keep completely current on market conditions and is also available to the media as the resource of housing  statistics in the state. Help build yourself as the resource to your customers and clients and start using Local Market Data available at www.marealtor.com/housing-data.  To learn more about the data compilation process visit: https://www.marealtor.com/news/2014/11/03/mar-housing-data-makes-great-sales-tool

Broker OH Luncheons – 11/13/14

5 wm flyer

Levine OH

2015 Membership Dues Invoices

Dues invoices have been sent to all members via email.  If you have not yet received your invoice, perhaps your email address needs updating?  Please contact GNAR if you need to update your info.  The Realtor early payment incentive is valid again this year.  Those members (primary) paid by 12/1/14 will be entered in a drawing to receive a refund of their 2015 local/state/national membership dues.  One winner will be announced at the Holiday Party and Installation of Officers and Directors on December 11 at Mission Oak.

Community News

Coldwell Banker in Newburyport is participating in a fundraising campaign that is yummy too!  To order a pie and help others in need, http://pieinthesky.org/event/pies/team.cfm?ID=317

Pie in the sky

Holiday Party and Installation
of GNAR 2015 Officers and Directors

Please rsvp no later than 12/5 for this fun evening

Join us at Mission Oak on December 11 at 5:30pm to Celebrate the Season and the Installation of the 2015 Board of Directors and Officers for GNAR.  A great time is planned with lots of fantastic food, fun, and frolic. Tickets are just $35 per person – cash bar.  Please mail your check payable to GNAR upon RSVP.

INSTALLATION EVITE

Please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than 12/5
Note:  ‘No shows’ will be invoiced if a Yes rsvp is provided to GNAR.

Upcoming MLS PIN Training Sessions 

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 11/18/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 11/18/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News – November 5

No meeting at GNAR on 11/6/14

Please visit MLS PIN for Broker OH information and luncheon offerings.

 

Holiday Party and Installation
of GNAR 2015 Officers and Directors

. . . . . evite invitations were sent to all members today –

Join us at Mission Oak on December 11 at 5:30pm to Celebrate the Season and the Installation of the 2015 Board of Directors and Officers for GNAR.  A great time is planned with lots of fantastic food, fun, and frolic. Tickets are just $35 per person - cash bar.  Please mail your check payable to GNAR upon RSVP.

INSTALLATION EVITE

Please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than 12/5
Note:  ‘No shows’ will be invoiced if a Yes rsvp is provided to GNAR.

Upcoming MLS PIN Training Sessions 

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 11/18/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 11/18/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up

 2015 Annual Membership Dues 

By now, all members should have received an Annual Membership Dues invoice for 2015.   This invoice is payable no later than 12/31/14.   All primary REALTOR members that pay prior to 12/1/2014 will be entered in the annual EARLY Dues Payment Incentive drawing (details are on your invoice).  Any questions regarding your invoice, please call GNAR.  Additionally, those seeking a payment plan should call GNAR asap for more information.  As offered in prior years, the payment plan fee is $25.00 and will allow you to remit your dues in three equal payments of $185.00 (Nov/Dec/Jan).  You must enroll in the payment plan to participate.

When making your dues payment, please consider a voluntary contribution to RPAC (The REALTOR Political Action Committee).

About RPAC . . . . .

Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.

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Member News – October 29

 Please join us tomorrow at 10am –

Republican Candidate Richard Tisei will address the members of GNAR tomorrow at 10am.  GNAR also reached out to the opposition, Democratic candidate, Seth Moulton, but they were not able to schedule a time to visit.  Don’t forget to vote on November 4th!

Richard Tisei at GNAR
Thursday, October 30 – 10am

For more information, you can visit our website at www.REALTORSforTisei.com, where you can watch a special video created just for REALTORS®.

Massachusetts REALTORS® for Richard Tisei
Steering Committee:

Bert Beaulieu, Chair
Lynnfield
David O’Neil
North Reading
Beverlee Vidoli
Burlington
Jim Armstrong
Salem
Carol Shapiro
Reading

EDUCATION AT GNAR

November 3 – 8:30am to 3:45pm

The following November CEU Classes are now open for enrollment.  A full day of MA and NH credits with instructor Kathy Roosa.

Thank you to our affiliate member and sponsor,
the Law Offices of Donald Fournier

To ENROLL:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathy-roosa-day-of-education-november-3-tickets-13900517823

EARN 6 CEUS – all valid for MA and NH credit
Sign in at 8:15am ~ Class starts at 8:30am
Please arrive prior to the start time 

COURSE OFFERINGS (click link above to enroll)

 8:30a – 10:30a
RE41R05
 Advertising and Compliance 
Click the link below for course outline:
RE41R05: Real Estate Advertising Compliance and the Law
11:00a-1:00pm
RE54R06
Alternative  Dispute Resolution & Procuring Cause
Click the link below for course outline:
RE54R06: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Procuring Cause
1:30pm-3:45pm
RE08RC11
 MA/NH License Law
and Regulations 
Click the link below for course outline:
RE08RC12: MA Real EstateLicense Law and Regulations

 

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Member News – October 22

New Officers & Directors Elected

Congratulations GNAR Board of Directors 2015

Thank you to all that joined us on Thursday, October 16, at Stripers Grille where we were treated to a delicious breakfast buffet.  The meeting included updates on various business topics, the 2015 budget, and the Election of the 2015-1016 GNAR Officers and Directors.     Linda Knight provided a detailed review of the membership survey results, and the winner of the survey gift card for $25 in Chamber bucks was Sandy Berkenbush.  We are fortunate to have an active group of members (Realtor and Affiliates) that truly care about the association.

REALTOR Emeritus
During the event, a special presentation was made to GNAR member, Michael Jewell.  Michael was honored by NAR with the REALTOR Emeritus status and received a letter and pin from the National Association of REALTORS.  REALTOR Emeritus is available for those members with 40 or more years of continuous membership.  Mike continues to serve on committees and task forces for NAR.  Congrats Mike!

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Thank you to Rick Hydren for his photography of the event and this great group shot:

GNAR 2014 annual meeting

Please be sure to mark December 11 at 5:30pm on your calendar for the Holiday Celebration and Installation of Officers and Directors at Mission Oak in Newburyport.

 Name/Position
Mary Parisella, President
Jamie Dee Frontiero, President-Elect
Linda Knight, Immediate Past Pres.
Ed Maccaro, Treasurer
Caitlin Freeman, Secretary
Paige Mayer, Local Director (exp. 2015)
William Barrows, Local Director (exp. 2016)
Kim Weeks, Local Director (exp. 2017)
Lisa Hayford, Alternate State Director 2015
Mary Holmes, Alternate State Director 2015
Linda Knight, State Director (exp. 2015)
Mary Parisella, State Director (exp. 2016)
Susan Tiernan, Executive Officer

Thank you Mark Pannall and Anna Makos,
our sponsoring affiliates for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Breakfast

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Thank you to all that attended the meeting last Thursday

TOMORROW:
Affiliate Mixer – Andiamo

Come relax at the Final Mixer of the year this Thursday! Jim Rodgers, owner of Andiamos is excited to host a great evening for us! 

GNAR Member/Affiliate Mixer - Andiamo Restaurant and Bar
24 Winter Street, Newburyport
This Thursday 10/23/14 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm 

This month’s appetizers generously sponsored by:

Phil and Denise Parry, Parry & Parry Professional Corp.
Rob Ciampitti, Attorney at Law
Donna Pisciotta at Dalton & Fiengold, LLC
Donald Fournier, Attorney at Law

 This month’s raffle drawings are generously sponsored by:

Kristen Leone, Property North Appraisals
Liz Ryan, Guaranteed Rate
Wendy Dickes, Regency Mortgage
Mary Ellen Lawler, Serve Pro 

Hope to see you there!

NEXT WEEK AT GNAR

Lots going on at GNAR!  Registration is required for all the following events, except Thursday Speaker, Richard Tisei.  Please note the 10am start time for Richard Tisei.

10/27 – The Art of Networking and Luncheon (12-2)
10/28 – MLS PIN Training Classes (enroll below)
10/29 – Tom Ferry Event and Luncheon (11-12 + lunch)
10/30 – Candidate Richard Tisei (10am Speaker)

October 27 12-2 noon, with Luncheon during
The Art of Networking with Jessie Wright

luncheon sponsored by Wendy Dickes, Regency Mortgage

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-with-jessie-wright-the-art-of-networking-tickets-13822191547

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October 29 11-12 noon, with Luncheon following
Tom Ferry “From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs” with Colin Jacobs – Increase your Customer Base

sponsored by Lance Adie, Bank of America

A great one-hour session to signficantly improve your business and increase your customer base.  A light luncheon will immediately follow, hosted by Lance Adie of  Bank of America. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-tools-session-increase-your-customer-base-tickets-13575846723

colin newburyport

 

 

 

MLS PIN Classes Offered
Monthly at GNAR

Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 12:30 PM Sign Up

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Member News – October 15

TOMORROW:
GNAR Annual Breakfast Meeting

October 16, 2014 - Stripers Grille, Salisbury – 8am

The buffet will be served at 8am, please arrive on time as the meeting will be starting at 8:30am.  We look forward to seeing you.

  Thank you to our sponsor –
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Next Affiliate Mixer – Andiamo

Please join GNAR members next Thursday, 10/23, for the last affiliate mixer of 2014. With numerous holiday events occurring in November and December, we’ll take a break from the mixers until January.  Suggestions for upcoming locations are always welcomed, just contact the Affiliate Committee Chair, Bob Pezzella.  A special Thank You to Bob Pezzella and all the affiliates for creating a welcoming format for after hours networking.  Each month the event continues to grow  - it’s fun to meet new members and strengthen connections with the existing members.

As always, the fun starts at 5:30pm and goes until ?…..  Andiamo is on Winter Street in Newburyport (formerly Joseph’s Winter Street Cafe).

Sponsorships for food and raffles are always welcomed, email Bob Pezzella for more info at  bpezzella@getevolved.com

FROM NAR . . . . . 

From the National Association of REALTORS®

Dental Insurance
A beautiful smile builds confidence. REALTORS® Dental Insurance, exclusively for NAR members, starts at $20.70/mo. 877-267-3752 or visit REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, to apply.

Help Clients Stay Safe and Save with Lowe’s
Now through Oct. 22, GNAR members can share with YOUR clients an additional 10 percent discount on all top home safety products through the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®, available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. To sign up visit  LowesRealtorBenefits.com.

FROM MAR . . . .

From the Masschusetts Association of REALTORS
Have you seen MAR’s housing data features?

1. New Market One Sheet: All the info you need in a glance.
2. Sortable Stats: See how your town stacks up.
3. Co-brandable local data: Insert your logo on our local market data.

Members click here to get it all!  Great information!

EDUCATION AT GNAR

Now enrolling:

October 20 9-11am, with Networking Luncheon
CEU Class RE37R05 - (2.0 MA credits)

Marketing Session with Pete West, to enroll visit:
https://re37r05.eventbrite.com

RE37C05

October 29 11-12noon, with Luncheon following
Business Tools Session sponsored by Bank of America

Sign up today for a great one-hour session and greatly  improve your business.  A light luncheon will immediately follow, hosted by Lance Adie of  Bank of America.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-tools-session-increase-your-customer-base-tickets-13575846723

colin newburyport

 

 

 

MLS PIN Classes Offered
Monthly at GNAR

Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 12:30 PM Sign Up

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Member News – October 8

 RSVP Deadline is 10/10 (this Friday)

All Members Invited….
GNAR Annual Breakfast Meeting

October 16, 2014 - Stripers Grille, Salisbury – 8am

Please respond to the evite sent by GNAR.  A delicious breakfast buffet will be served at 8am, with meeting agenda starting at 8:30am.  Help shape the future of GNAR.  The agenda will include the Report of the Nominating Committee, which when accepted, confirms the Slate of Officers for 2015-2016.  Also on the agenda:

  • Results of the recent GNAR Realtor Member Survey
  • 2015 Proposed Budget and
  • 2015 Strategic Plan

  Generously Sponsored by
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FROM NAR . . . . . 

Help Clients Stay Safe and Save with Lowe’s
Now through Oct. 22, GNAR members can share with YOUR clients an additional 10 percent discount on all top home safety products through the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®, available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. To sign up visit  LowesRealtorBenefits.com.

FROM MAR . . . .

Congratulations to Ann Marie Salmon for her nomination to the MAR Good Neighbor Award. There were many excellent Good Neighbor candidates, and we were thrilled to share the evening with Ann Marie as she was acknowledged for all her efforts!

Photo: Congratulations to Ann Marie Salmon for her nomination to the MAR Good Neighbor Award.   There were many excellent Good Neighbor candidates, and we were thrilled to share the evening with Ann Marie as she was acknowledged for all her efforts!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Ann Marie's service to the community and the Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness is to be commended.   Visit the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS FB page to see all the details regarding the event and the winners in other categories honored this past Sunday.Ann Marie’s service to the community and the Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness is to be commended.  Her annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party has been a huge success as well as the numerous events put on by the GNOCA throughout the year.

The Annual MAR Professional Awards Reception was held at the Sea Crest Hotel in conjunction with the MAR Conference and Trade Show.

Visit the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS FB page to see all the details regarding the event and the winners in other categories honored this past Sunday.  Or read more about the following were honorees:

Broker OH and Luncheons, 10/9/14

REMINDER:  Please list your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon no later than Wednesday noon each week.  Note: If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

LUNCHEON
Thursday 11:30am – 1pm

Corporal Patten Way


 

 

EDUCATION AT GNAR

Now enrolling:

October 20 9-11am, with Networking Luncheon
CEU Class RE37R05 - (2.0 MA credits)

Marketing Session with Pete West, to enroll visit:
https://re37r05.eventbrite.com

RE37C05

October 29 11-12noon, with Luncheon following
Business Tools Session sponsored by Bank of America

Sign up today for a great one-hour session and greatly  improve your business.  A light luncheon will immediately follow, hosted by Lance Adie of  Bank of America.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-tools-session-increase-your-customer-base-tickets-13575846723

colin newburyport

 

 

 

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Set yourself apart from the competition with the
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Taking GRI courses means increasing your value and knowledge!
View a sneak peak of a GRI course by clicking the video below and checkout the remaining GRI courses and their topics for 2014.
Upcoming 2014 GRI course in NEWBURYPORT!
GRI 202: Building a Foundation
Architecture, Condos, Coops, Timeshares, Appraisal
Residential Construction, Zoning & Codes, Smart Growth, Green Awareness
Date: October 21 & 22
Time: 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Where: Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS®
Instructors: Jeffery Chute and Gary Bourque
GRI 302: Expanding your Base
Industrial, Commercial, International, Marketing, Negotiating
Foreclosure, Short Sales, Closing, Settlement
Date: November 4 & 5
Time: 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Where: MAR HQ, 1400 Main Street, Waltham
Instructors: Robert Nahigian and Linda Kody
GRI 201: Tools of the Trade
Code of Ethics, Professional Standards, Negotiating
Technology
Date: December 9 &10
Time: 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Where: MAR HQ, 1400 Main Street, Waltham
Instructors: Linda O’Connor, Paula Savard, and Deb Agliano
For more information about enrolling in the Graduate REALTOR® program, please visit the new GRI website.

MLS PIN Classes Offered
Monthly at GNAR

Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 12:30 PM Sign Up

Community News . . . . .

DID YOU KNOW?: Salisbury solar farm reaps benefits 

If you drive up Route 95 from Boston to New Hampshire you can see the largest solar farm in New England.   But it will be a quick look. All you can see from the highway are a few solar panels and the entrance to a hiking path . . . [READ MORE]

http://amesbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20140925/NEWS/140927450/12581/NEWS

Farewell to Beverly Carter

Beverly Carter was laid to rest last Saturday, October 4.  Beverly as a member of the Arkansas Association of REALTORS.  Donations in her memory can be made to the  Hearts and Homes foundation, a tax deductible charity.  This organization assists those who need housing assistance due to a catastrophic or tragic event:

Hearts and Homes
11224 Executive Center Drive
Little Rock, AR 72211

Additionally, a memorial fund for the grandchildren of Beverly Carter, has been established:

The Beverly Carter Memorial Fund
c/o Centennial Bank
4514 Camp Robinson Road
North Little Rock, AR 72118

The notice from her Real Estate firm is shown below.

Beverly Carter

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