On March 20, the Fort Bend Area Networking Luncheon turned red, white and blue to celebrate a Texas Spring and raise money for TREPAC 2014. More than 200 Fort Bend REALTORS® were in attendance for the entirely political program. First, JoAnn Stevens, 2014 HAR TREPAC Chair, spoke explaining what TREPAC is and the local HAR political process. Then Daniel Gonzalez, TAR’s Director of Legislative Affairs gave an eye-opening issues update. All of this important information was followed by a live auction moderated by local celebrity, Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson and a silent auction of nearly 60 items.
Special thanks goes to the following donors for their involvement in our auction: Aimee Montgomery & Sharon Peterson with Charter Title, Anson Aviation, Becky Longacre with Houston Capital Mortgage, Carolyn Lamb with Century 21 Premier Gold Properties, Charmayne Lacewell, Cheryl White with Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Chicago Title, Cinco Ranch by Newland Communities, Connie Zubizarreta with BHGRE Gary Greene, Cross Creek Ranch, David Goldberg with ERealEstatePhotography.com, David Weekley Homes, Diane Schomberg with State Farm Insurance, First American Home Warranty, Friendswood Development, Heritage Texas Properties – Fort Bend, Highland Homes, Houstonian Golf Course and Spa, Izkali Tequila, Jo Ann Stevens with Lane Real Estate, Joan Berger with Heritage Texas Properties, Joyce Nordquist with BHGRE Gary Greene, Judy Kay with RockCenter Realty, Judy Monroe with Heritage Texas Properties, Julia Hardy with Starkey Mortgage, Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Lane Pearson with BHGRE Gary Greene, Marian Walters with Stewart Title, Marie Fuller with BHGRE Gary Greene, Martha Turner Properties – Fort Bend, Moira Holden with BHGRE Gary Greene, Nikki Owen with BHGRE Gary Greene, Old Republic Title, Quail Valley Country Club, RE/MAX Fine Properties, Rick Conti with Wells Fargo, Riverstone, Sugar Creek Country Club, Susan Friedman with Fort Bend Real Estate Corp., Sweetwater Country Club, Swinging Door Restaurant, The Honorable Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson, The Honorable State Representative Rick Miller, The Honorable U. S. Representative Pete Olson, The Linda Bell Team, Trendmaker Homes, Veritas Steak & Seafood, Vicki Warren with MBA Realty, Warren Spiwak with Policy League; Gulf Colony Insurance and WCR Fort Bend Chapter.
Due to the hard work of the Fort Bend PAALS group led by Lane Pearson this year along with the generority and spirited bidding of the crowd, HAR TREPAC raised more than $11,400 that afternoon. A new record for this event and double what was raised in 2013. Congrats Fort Bend REALTORS® and THANK YOU!