Thanks to all who attended the 2017-2018 Awards & Installation Banquet

Over 200 REALTORS®, affiliate partners, sponsors, friends, and family gathered at The Museum of Flight for the 2017-2018 Seattle King County REALTORS® Awards & Installation Banquet on December 6. The highlight of the evening featured the combined installation of 2018 officers and directors for the Seattle King County board, the Young Professionals Network, the Seattle Metro and South King County Women’s Council of REALTORS®, and the Washington Council of Residential Specialists (CRS).

2018 President Shane Davies thanked the audience of REALTOR® leaders and volunteers for their devotion to local communities. He delighted the audience with the story of his first volunteer activity, at the age of nine, restoring a 1929 Boeing bi-plane that now hangs in the Museum’s grand hall. “During your career, look for opportunities to leave your mark,” he said. “By volunteering, you have a hand in shaping our profession and in shaping our future.”

Also part of the evening was a dessert dash and 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Seattle First Citizen Scholarship Foundation (SFCSF), a 501(c)(3) organization that has been awarding scholarships to Association members and their families for nearly 20 years. Your generous donations helped us send the raffle winner home with $872, and raise over $8,100 for the foundation!

Congratulations to last night’s award winners, and thank you all for a great event.

REALTOR® Excellence – Debbie Rippeteau
Leader of the PAC – Bev Read
WA CRS of the Year – Stephanie Callen
2017 WA CRS President’s Award – Marie Hansch
Affiliate of the Year – Keith Pitsch
Instructor of the Year – Pili Meyer
REALTOR® Community Service – Cindy Silverstein
REALTOR® Community Service – Paul McLaughlin
Media of the Year – KUOW
Government Affairs Volunteer of the Year – Eddie Chang
REALTOR® Achievement – Trish Englund
REALTOR® of the Year – Sam DeBord
President’s Award – Russ Hokanson
President’s Award – Val Towler