2018 Canned Food & Toy Drive

We are now accepting donations for this year’s Canned Food & Toy Drive!  As in the past, you may participate for a chance to win two tickets to the Awards Banquet next year.  See below for more information and eligibility requirements:

Canned Food Drive:  All brokers, agents, and affiliates who bring one (1) case (24 cans) of food will be added to the drawing!  If you prefer to make a donation of $20, you will also be eligible.  Please make checks payable to God’s Storehouse, Northern Pittsylvania County Food Bank, or the Salvation Army.

Toy Drive:  Our Toy Drive will benefit the Salvation Army Children’s Christmas Gifts.

You can bring your donations to the November Enrichment Meeting or to the DRRAR office.  Please deliver toys and canned food donations to the DRRAR office no later than Wednesday, December 5th!

Remaining 2018 Enrichment Meetings

The remainder of this year’s monthly enrichment meetings will be held in different locations.   We will be exploring other options around town, and you will have a chance to give us your opinion about your favorite location.  That data will be consulted when a decision is made about where we will hold meetings in the future.  Your opinion is a vital part of this process, so please be on the lookout for a survey in December asking for your thoughts about the October, November, and December meetings!  Here’s the lineup for the rest of this year:

November Meeting – 11/29/18 (rescheduled from 11/15) at Cottontail Weddings & Events (600 Craghead Street).   Tred Hunt will be catering our lunch, and John Whitaker of Green Home Solutions will be presenting about mold in homes.

December Meeting – 12/6/18 at Danville Golf Club.  Our annual Christmas Auction will be this day.  Be on the lookout for more details about the auction in the coming weeks.

As always, please feel free to contact DRRAR if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing you at these last meetings of the year!

Boots & BBQ – Rescheduled!

Our Third Annual Boots & BBQ will take place at 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Co. from 5:30pm – 9:30pm Wednesday, November 7th. BBQ will be provided by Tred Hunt Gourmet Smoke & Catering and Matt Boswell will be performing live!

Tickets will be $25 at the door, so be sure to buy early to take advantage of the early bird discount! Early bird tickets are on sale for $20. You may buy tickets online at https://drrar.com/bootsandbbqtix or by visiting our office at 299 Piney Forest Road. Tickets include one drink! All proceeds will benefit the DRRAR Veteran Housing Project.

A special thanks to our event sponsors:

All-Virginia Title & Escrow
Crane Surveying, PLLC
Danville Register & Bee
Four Seasons Pest Control
House Calls Home Inspections
Ramsey Yeatts & Associates, REALTORS®
Security Alliance

Accelerate 2018: Virginia REALTORS® Convention

Dave Slayton, Erica Sturkie, Donna Gibson, Diron Clements, Janet Holley, and Jim Houser

This year’s Virginia REALTORS® Convention took place in Norfolk, Virginia, from September 25th to September 27th. DRRAR was represented at this year’s convention by Association Executive, Erica Sturkie; 2018 President, Donna Gibson; 2018 President-Elect, Diron Clements; Janet Holley, REALTOR® with Holley & Gibson Realty Co.; and 2018 Vice-President, Jim Houser.

This year’s convention was entitled Accelerate 2018, which emphasized VR’s mission to promote REALTORS®’ businesses through powerful education from the nation’s real estate stars and relationship building with our state’s most successful leaders. In addition to attending business-building workshops and talks, attendees enjoyed talks from keynote speakers Ron Insana (Senior Analyst, CNBC and Financial Industry Expert) and Chris Voss (Former Lead Negotiator for the FBI and acclaimed business author).

Registration for next year’s convention is already open! Virginia REALTORS® is taking the convention back to Williamsburg next year and will take place September 17th, 2019 to September 17th, 2019. Save the date! Learn more about next’s year’s convention here.

September Enrichment Meeting

Kim Baldridge, Executive Director of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity

September’s enrichment meeting welcomed everyone back from the summer break at the Danville Golf Club. Our speaker series continued this month by inviting Kim Baldridge, Executive Director of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity, to speak to our members about the mission of Habitat for Humanity here in our community.

She shared the story of the most recent recipient from our area, Mia Tate, whose house was completed this year. Kim was sure to emphasize that local donations directly affect local efforts; so when you give to your local Habitat for Humanity, your dollars are used in your own community. Since Habitat for Humanity is a self-help program, recipients help with the project and learn throughout the process.

DRRAR gave $500 to Habitat for Humanity as a result of this year’s charity golf tournament that took place in June. We are thankful for organizations like this that benefit our community every day!