March 11, 2011
Rob Shaw 2010 REALTORS® Care Award Recipient for the North Okanagan
Vernon, BC – Recognized for his exemplary volunteer efforts on a local level, Rob Shaw from Royal LePage Downtown Realty in Vernon is the 2010 recipient of the REALTORS® Care Award for the North Okanagan Zone of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB).
Many REALTORS® give of their time, money and expertise, and OMREB annually recognizes the volunteer efforts of its members through REALTORS® Care awards. The 2010 presentation was made to Shaw at the North Zone’s annual Christmas luncheon in December 2010, and Board-wide recognition came at OMREB’s AGM on March 10th.
“Rob Shaw is very worthy of this award, and is being honoured for his exceptional volunteer efforts. Over the years, he has given countless hours of his time to make Vernon a better place to live, work and play,” noted OMREB Past President Brenda Moshansky (2010-2011) at the AGM.
For the past eight years, Rob has organized and been instrumental in the ongoing success of the Vernon REALTORS® Christmas drive for the Salvation Army Food Bank – moving into in its 34th year in 2011. He is committed to helping to fill Christmas hampers and stock the shelves into the New Year, especially at a time when the need is greater than ever.
The REALTORS® Care Award program was started a number of years ago in the Greater Vancouver Board and was implemented by OMREB in 2006. The purpose is to recognize those REALTORS® who have made long-term contributions to the communities in which they live, and to promote public awareness that REALTORS® are committed to helping the communities in which they earn a living and that they care deeply enough to be involved.
“REALTORS® are good public citizens,” notes Janice Myers, Executive Director of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board. “They care about the communities that they live and work in, and the world around them. I am always amazed at all the ways REALTORS® give back, the leadership they take and the good example they set for others.”
As the Okanagan moves towards more balanced and normalized market conditions in 2011, local REALTORS® look forward to continued involvement in their communities.
For more information:
George Cwiklewski, President (250) 860-4300
Jan Bauman, Communications (250) 491-4560, Ext 224
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