WECAR held it’s Annual Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, December 19th at Beach Grove Golf & Country Club to honour its members who have reached some amazing milestones in their careers. WECAR also presented cheques to local charities and organizations.
The past president’s gift was given to Tina Roy as a sign of the Association’s appreciation. During her time on committees, task forces and the directorate, Tina has tackled many important issues with the Association, which allowed her to display her exemplary leadership skills and guide the directorate throughout the year during her term as president.
Each year the Association recognizes members who have maintained membership for 25 years. It gives us great pleasure to acknowledge the following members. David Berger, Maria Bibic, Mariella Buzzeo, Janette Calandra, Cindy Darocy, Roger Demers, John (Jack) Herceg, Shari Injic, Michael Kelly, Terra Lavack, Rick Lescanec, Carrie-Lynn Macleod, Joe Mejalli, Patrick Ouellette, Cameron Paine, Susan Piskovic, Michael Ricketts, Joyce Riley, Larry Riley, Cary Smart, Mark Stephen, Rocco Urbano, Tammy Williams, Kim Wright.
30 Year Recipients: Robert Agnew, Nick Bibic, Mark Bloomfield, Anthonycoletti, Kevin Cornwall, Bill Courtney,Larry Couture, Tony D`Alimonte, Kim-Ann Dang, Marco D’antonio, Patty Elters, Barbara Fauteux, Steward R. Fulford, Lily Fung, Karen Hunt, John Isshak, Ken Koss, Jason Laframboise, Theresa Lecours, Joe Montaleone, Britt Mortensen, Gord O`Neil, Barbara Oczachowski, Vic Pattenaude, Brad Penrose, Sandra Rotondi, Greg Roy, Joe Shaw, Mike Sleiman, Rory Tiongson, Bob Tristovski, Randy Vollans, Connie Williams-Barker.
35 Year Recipients: Helen Almas, Gail Dufour, Camille Elters, Liza Girard, Randy Holmes, Diane Lech, Chris Stevens.
40 Year Recipients: Gary Barbesin, Jo-Anne Bertelli, Tom Brent, Tim P. Campbell, Donald Campeau, Mario Demarco, Douglas Howell, Norman Mickle, Paul Renaud, Gabriel Samrah, Wies Wrobel.
45 Year Recipients: Mary Lou Berthiaume, Rocco Mancini, Richard Munroe, Tom O`Brien, Greig Pedler, Katherine Roth.
50 Year Recipients: Harry Bergman, Randall A. Critchlow
Our Association started a bursary and scholarship award program in 1974. Bursaries and scholarships are awarded to sons and daughters of our members who, in the most recent year of schooling reached an acceptable level of academic achievement, and who plan to continue their education program.
- St. Clair College Scholarship Recipient – Miles prosser-merrifield, son of Don Merrifield jr., Re/max Preferred Realty Ltd.
- University of Windsor Scholarship Recipient – Curtis Bondy, son of John Bondy, Re/max Preferred Realty Ltd.
- Out of Town Scholarship Award Recipient – Abbey Wigle, daughter of Deiba Wigle, Sun County Realty Inc.
Each year, the public relations committee chooses recipients who will benefit from the fund raising initiatives and our members’ contributions of one dollar per member per month to the Realtors Care™ Foundation. For 2019 our grand total for monies raised was just shy of $62,000.00 for various local charities & projects.
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Kim Willis was presented a donation in the amount of $4,500
- Connections Early Years Family Centre – Dr. Krista Loughead was presented a donation in the amount of $4,500
- Kiwanis Club of Windsor – Dan Inverarity was presented a donation in the amount of $4,500
- Mike Clark was presented a donation in the amount of $1,000 for Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Society.
- Ashley Weeres was presented a donation in the amount of $3,000 for W.E. Care For Kids.
- Dana Hyde was presented a donation in the amount of $5,000 for the Hospice of Windsor Essex.
Community Service Award
Each year the Association recognizes a local citizen, who donates considerable time and effort toward the betterment of their community. A person who has made a noticeable impact and who can be counted on to participate in, and support charities. This member volunteers for hospice and donates his time at met hospital in the cancer ward where he has earned himself the nickname of candy man for always bringing a big bag of goodies with him to share with the patients. In addition to his volunteer work with cancer, he also has been involved with transition to betterness and volunteers at his church, parkwood gospel.
It gives us great pleasure to recognize Don Campeau who is deserving of this award.
Distinguished REALTOR® Award
WECAR would like to honour one of our members who deserves recognition for their contribution to the industry and dedication to the community by sacrificing their business and personal time to benefit others. This person is someone who spends endless hours and effort to better the real estate industry and their community by volunteering to raise funds for association events or community organizations. This person is also a leader who shines when it comes to Association activities, committee work and education.
This person has been a REALTOR® for 32 years. He has participated on numerous board committees over the years. He has served as a director of Lakepoint family church for the past 20 years, provided financial mentoring within the church and the community and has also been involved with the Leamington bridge youth resource centre for the past several years.
Tim Mercer is a respected member of WECAR and it is our honor to present him with the distinguished REALTOR® award.
Sponsorships: We would like to recognize our generous gold sponsors who attended the luncheon. Cameron Paine from Buckingham Realty (Windsor) Ltd., Maggie Chen from LC Platinum Realty Inc., Glen Muir from RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd., Frank Binder from Royal LePage Binder Real Estate, Tammy Sleiman from The Windsor Star, Rasha Ingratta from Mortgage Intelligence Inc. We would also like to thank the WFCU our Titanium Sponsor.