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Nominations sought for ORRA's annual REALTOR® awards

Monday, October 29, 2012  
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Zola Szerencses, 2011 REALTOR® of the Year
Do you know a REALTOR® who deserves to be recognized for his or her service to ORRA, the real estate profession, or the community?

ORRA is now accepting nominations for its annual awards, which this year will be announced during the Red, White and Groove inaugural and awards event on January 11 (online registration available soon).

Nominations must be received no later than November 30, 2012. Nomination forms can be returned to ORRA via:

Fax: 407.293.6380
Snail mail: ORRA Awards Committee, P.O. Box 609400, Orlando, FL 32860
In person: 1330 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810

Download a nomination form

Award Descriptions and Criteria

REALTOR® of the Year Award honors an ORRA member who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and pride in the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association through association and community involvement.


  • Is a current ORRA member.*
  • Demonstrates a high degree of competency in a leadership role with the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association.
  • Has served in various capacities and on various committees of the association.
  • Displays unusual effort and initiative.
  • Is involved in extracurricular activities during the year on behalf of the association.

*The standing ORRA chairman and standing chairman-elect may not receive the REALTOR® of the Year Award.

Rising Star of the Year Award honors a newly active ORRA member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the success of the association’s programs, projects, and goals.


  • Is a current ORRA member.
  • Is a newcomer to ORRA committees and association programs/projects.
  • Demonstrates commendable enthusiasm for ORRA by attending and participating in various programs.

Walter Rose Lifetime Member Award honors a REALTOR® who has rendered exceptional or unusual service to the association.

Grant Clarke Volunteer Award honors an ORRA volunteer who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the fulfillment of the association’s strategic plan via committee work and activities throughout the year.


  • Is a current ORRA member.
  • Was successful in focusing on objectives of the association’s goals for the year.
  • Conducts himself/herself in a professional manner representing the association.
  • Demonstrates traits of a future-decision maker of the association.

Pillar of the Community Award honors an ORRA member for his/her role as a community volunteer — outside of the real estate profession — whose efforts to have enhanced the quality of life in our community. Award may be made for present or past service in either a single or several fields of service.

Affiliate Member of the Year Award honors an individual affiliate member who has consistently offered support to guarantee the success of ORRA programs, projects, and goals.


  • Is a current ORRA member.
  • Has contributed outstanding service and time on behalf of the association during the last three years, including the current year.
  • Demonstrates a commitment and/or made an exemplary contribution through voluntary work in all areas of leadership within the association structure.

The ORRA Awards Task Force also considers nominations for write-in awards! If there is a REALTOR® you consider worthy of recognition for a reason not covered by the awards criteria above, please e-mail a brief description to Jacque Stanly at

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