The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to provide relief for flood stricken areas of Iowa. NAR’s REALTOR Relief Foundation has awarded IAR a grant of $250,000. IAR is contributing an additional $25,000 to bring the total to $275,000. This grant can help individuals affected by the Iowa flood with mortgage payment assistance or rental cost due to displacement for up to $1,000. For more information or to apply for assistance, visit www.iowarealtors.com/news/flood-relief
There were four 5th grade classes in our region that participated in Project Jack this year. Students from Atlantic chose to give back to residents of Heritage House, a WesleyLife community. "I think this was a great opportunity for the students to experience something so positive while giving back to the nursing home and it's residents. The students had a great time there and would love to go back and visit again." - Principal James Northwick Students from Jamie Meyer's 5th grade class at Carroll Middle School created care packages for patients at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. The grant was one of 136 awarded around the state of Iowa. The students purchased books, games, cards and other items that will make a patient's stay in the hospital more enjoyable. Mrs. Koch's 5th grade class in Schleswig chose a project of making care package bags for people undergoing [...]
The 2017 Officers & Directors of the West Central Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® were recently installed at the association's February membership meeting in Atlantic. Michael Allmon, Region 2 Regional Vice-President of the Iowa Association of REALTORS® performed the installation. Pictured left to right: Michael Allmon - IAR RVP for Region 2, Tracy Brus - President, Donna Pudenz - President-Elect, Retta Ripperger - Director, Mike Franey - Director, Diana Hietbrink - Director and Janell McIntyre - Director. Those unable to attend were Melissa Ihnen - Secretary/Treasurer, David Greteman - Director, Peggy Larsen - Director and Marty Barnett - Director.
Our own Dale Gross of Meyer & Gross Real Estate in Atlantic received the L. Martin Lee Political Involvement Award recently at the 2015 Iowa Association of REALTORS® annual convention held at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona. The prestigious L. Martin Lee Political Involvement Award recognizes an individual who has significantly advanced the legislative agenda of the IAR through political involvement. The Award was first presented in 2002, named after the Iowa Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer at that time, L. Martin (Marty) Lee. Gross is seen here accepting the award from the 2014 winner, Kris Brend, Executive Officer of the Central Iowa Board of REALTORS® and the Heart of Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS®.