On Wednesday, September 19, MAR held its annual Professional Awards Reception in conjunction with its 2012 Conference & Trade Show. Here are the big winners from the night.
2012 Massachusetts REALTOR® of the Year
Kurt O. Thompson, CRS, CBR, LMC
RE/MAX Property Promotions, Leominster
North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®
Kurt Thompson is the 2012 Immediate Past-President, a Director and Chair of the Finance, Technology and Young at Heart Committees of the North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (NCMAR). He is also currently a member of the Executive, Government Affairs, Member Services, Public Relations, Professional Standards, and Education Committees. Thompson is also the Immediate Past-President and Interim Treasurer of the Charitable Foundation of NCMAR. At the state level, he is the 2012 Central Region Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. Thompson is also a member of the Executive, Government Affairs, Forms Content and YPN Committees.
Link to Release: 2012 Massachusetts REALTOR® of the Year
2012 Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award
Jack Conway & Company REALTORS(R) Inc., Scituate
The late Jack Conway of Scituate, founder of Jack Conway & Company REALTORS®, has been named recipient of the MAR Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award for 2012. Conway, who passed away this past summer at 88, was MAR president in 1970 and 1971. He was Massachusetts REALTOR® of the year in 1970 and also National Association of REALTORS® Region 1 Vice President in 1977. He played an integral role in all three levels of the REALTOR® Association and in 2006 he was awarded REALTOR® Emeritus.
Link to release: 2012 Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award
2012 Good Neighbor Award
L.J. Yameen Real Estate, Lawrence
For over 40 years Larry Yameen has been an active member and leader in the Lawrence Exchange Club, a national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community. The organization provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to over 600 children each year, they fund scholarships and support programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lawrence. He is also a founding member of the Michael B. Christensen Family Support Center, which aims to increase the ability of families to nurture their children and prevent child abuse and neglect. Larry’s fundraising efforts has helped to bring in over $75,000 for Lawrence Exchange Club.
Link to Release: 2012 Good Neighbor Award Recipient
2012 Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year
Karen A. Jaworski, ABR, CBR, CRS, GRI, LMC, LTG,
ERA Cape Real Estate, Yarmouthport
Karen Jaworski is a state-certified education instructor in Massachusetts who writes, designs and teaches real estate courses for the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR). She has taught new REALTOR® orientation, Real Estate Steps of Success for new agents, NAR Code of Ethics, and is the Professional Standards Administrator for CCIAOR. She also teaches salesperson and broker pre-licensing courses and many Massachusetts continuing education courses at the Mid-Cape Real Estate School. Jaworski is a Past President of CCIAOR, a past Chair of the Education and Professional Standards Committees. In 1996, she was the CCIAOR REALTOR® of the Year.
Link to Release: 2012 Real Estate Educator of the Year