Putting the Future into Focus

At the OREA Centre for Leadership Development, we often encourage association leaders to keep on top of emerging trends, plan for the future and shape their associations to serve members in a changing world; yet we know that’s not an easy task. I recently read an article from our Leadership Library that provides some very … Continued

Hot off the presses

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Media Relations team at the Ontario Real Estate Association. On the evening of  Monday, November 26th, both past-president Barb Sukkau and president-elect Phil Dorner appeared on the Rogers TV program, Toronto Speaks. Barb and Phil discussed a number of questions concerning today’s real estate market in Ontario and the … Continued

Ride on…

On July 4th 2012, I along with my fellow REALTORS® revved up our engines and ventured on our Motorcycle Ride for Charity for the REALTORS Care Foundation. This year’s ride was a 1 day event visiting real estate boards throughout the southern parts of Ontario to raise funds and awareness on how REALTORS® care and give back … Continued

What an Incredible Year it has Been

When each and every president said to me “the year goes by really fast” I never really got it until now. It is so true and what an incredible year it has been.

In my incoming president’s speech I used the term, “if not now, when”…and this is the mantra that I repeated throughout the year to keep not only myself on track but also to keep the association focused on its goals. The time has come to start embracing CREA’s futures planning, start taking action, and start making decisions.

Ramping up for a Busy Fall – Meetings Galore

Hello OREA members! I have just come up for air as last week was a whirlwind and we are starting to ramp up for a busy fall season. We held our annual Past President’s meeting at the Old Mill in Toronto on September 7th. We had a really good group of Past President’s participate in … Continued

Golf Duty Calls

Well it is that time again! You got it…golf season!! Part of my duties as OREA president include accepting invitations to get out and meet the membership and visit different real estate boards and associations. During the summer months I get invited to many golf tournaments.  Some of which I can attend and some which … Continued

Busy, Grounded, and Grassroots

It’s been a busy two weeks as OREA pres!! Whew. But that is the best thing about this job…travelling around the province, getting out there and meeting the members. I had the pleasure of attending the London St. Thomas AGM and 75th anniversary celebration. What a wonderful event. It was full of positive energy and … Continued

OREA 2011 Leadership Conference

Wow! Is all I have to say. The 2011 OREA Leadership Conference was (in my opinion) a huge success!! The business day included our Annual General Meeting where changes were made to the voting structure for boards and also changes to the Commercial Council by-laws. Dorothy Mason and I also presented the President/ President Elect … Continued