GNAR News – 10/12/11

No Caravan or Meeting this week

On October 20 the caravan will be COMBO, both sides of the river, and will begin immediately following the 2011 Annual Breakfast Meeting at the Amesbury Sports Park.

2011 Annual GNAR Membership Meeting
sponsored by the Institution for Savings 

Please join us next Thursday, October 20, for a wonderful breakfast at 8am, followed by the Annual Membership Meeting at 8:30.   The Annual Membership Meeting is once again generously sponsored by the Institution for Savings.  The meeting will commence at 8:30 and CARAVAN will follow at approximately 9:30am.  We will be voting on the proposed slate of officers for 2012, please add your name to the list of attendees using this link:

2012 Membership Dues Billing

Thank you for your continued membership with the Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS ®.  We are pleased to offer the following during this years billing cycle: 

  • Online Bill Pay via Ecommerce on
  • Win your 2012 Dues Payment Incentive

This week you’ll receive an email directly from the ECommerce system ( which will allow you to pay your 2012 dues invoice securely on-line.  GNAR will also be sending out pdf copies of invoices to your email on record with GNAR (in case it differs from that in NRDS).   Credit card payments should be made at using your NRDS number and checks can be sent in made payable to GNAR. 

Online Bill Pay
Available at, you can now pay your dues online at your convenience.  This system is secure and accepts VISA and MasterCard for payments.  You will receive a link sent from the NRDS System to your email on record to make your payment, or you can simply login anytime using your NRDS number and click on Pay Dues in the upper right corner of the main screen.

Win your 2012 Dues Payment Early Payment Incentive
All members which are paid in full by December 1st will be entered in a drawing to win the 2012 Annual Dues paid by GNAR.  A check for dues paid will be provided to one lucky member, awarded by the GNAR Board at a drawing to be held at the 2012 Installation Event.  One lucky GNAR Member will be selected using an automated random number generator.

Your annual dues payment is due no later than 12/31/11
Don’t forget to take advantage of the early payment incentive
to be included in the drawing for FREE DUES for 2012

Regarding the Dues Increase – The increase in dues (not including the RPAC $25 contribution) from 2011 at $468 to 2012 at $530 is broken down as — $22 local dues increase to GNAR and $40 dues increase to NAR.  MAR did not change dues over the prior year, which remain at $151.  The increase in GNAR dues will be utilized to increase educational programs offered at GNAR in 2012.  NAR’s dues increase is in support of the Political Party Initiative which has been widely publicized since first announced in May 2011.  To learn more about the PPI, please visit

Payment Plan – Additionally, for those that elect a payment plan, the first payment is due by the 20th of October and will be processed each month on the 20th — beginning October, with three payments (177/177/176).  To take advantage of this offer, all three payments must be submitted by October 20 via pre-dated checks.  There is a $25.00 processing fee for this additional service.  Payment plan option is not available after November 15th and is not eligible for the Win your 2012 Dues Payment program.  Please contact GNAR immediately if you choose to enroll in this program.

Late fees/Grace Period – Payments after 1/31/12 will be assessed a $50.00 late fee, after 2/28/12 $100.00 late fee.

Thank you for your membership ~ We look forward to an exciting 2012! 

Come, Walk, Save Lives!

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center provides over 7,000 services annually to adults and children victims of domestic abuse —you likely know someone who is/has been a victim. Since 1982, the Center has been a vital resource for adults and children in abusive situations. One family at a time, they are committed to building healthier communities and providing programs of excellence. 

Join Us Rain or Shine!

20th Annual Walk Against Violence & Dorothy’s Run 5K
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Bresnahan School, 333 High Street, Newburyport, MA

3.1 mile Walk/5K Run -USATF Certified Course
To join or donate, click here: GNAR TEAM.  Help us out, join us for the walk.  For additional information, please email team coordinator, Nancy Purcell at


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