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ORRA Awards: Submit a Nomination

Tuesday, December 2, 2014  
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Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2015

It’s time once again to recognize the stars of the real estate industry – and have some fun!

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association will host its Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Hilton in Altamonte Springs. The ORRA Awards Committee has been meeting to plan this event, but we need you to help provide the recognition!

The ORRA Awards Committee requests that you take a moment to assess the talent exhibited by fellow members and see if you would like to recommend him/her for an award.

Awards include:

  • REALTOR® of the Year
    The nominee should be a current association member who has demonstrated a high degree of competence in a leadership role with ORRA, who has served in various capacities and on various ORRA committees, and who has displayed unusual effort, initiative, and been involved in extracurricular activities during the year on behalf of ORRA. Note: No standing Chairman of the Board/President or President/Chairman-elect may receive the REALTOR® of the Year Award.

  • Chairman of the Year
    The nominee should be a current member who has been successful in focusing on objectives of ORRA's goals for the year, has demonstrated good record keeping for his/her committee, has conducted his/her committee meetings in a professional manner, and has show traits of a leader of the association.

  • Affiliate Member of the Year
    The nominee should be a current member who has contributed outstanding service and time in behalf of the association within the current year and has demonstrated a commitment and/or made a contribution to the association.

  • Affiliate Company of the Year
    The nominee should be an organization that has contributed outstanding support or service in behalf of the association within the current year.

  • Rising Star of the Year
    The nominee should be a current REALTOR® member of the association who is a newcomer to the committee and events. This nominee should have demonstrated unusual enthusiasm in the association and its programs by attendance and participation.

  • Association Educator of the Year
    The nominee should be a current member of the association who has demonstrated teaching excellence through volunteer instruction in ORRA-sponsored programs within a three-year period, including the current year.

  • Walter Rose Lifetime Member
    The nominee, recommended by REALTOR® members and confirmed by the Board of Directors, is a current member of ORRA who has rendered exceptional or unusual service to the association and has been recognized by NAR as a REALTOR® Emeritus, receipient of the Distinguished Service Award, Past President of the National Association, or Past President of Florida REALTORS®.

  • Grant Clarke Volunteer Award
    The nominee should be a current member of ORRA who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the fulfillment of the association's strategic plan through volunteer committee work and activities throughout the year.

  • Special Awards
    Criteria for Special Awards will be developed annually by the Awards Committee, who shall look to ORRA Committees and Task Forces for help.

  • Tony Jennings Award
    This award honors those elected officials whose commitment and public service reflect the ideals and integrity of the individual for whom it is named.

  • Media Award
    This award recognizes an individual or company who has been particularly supportive of the REALTOR® organization and continues to forge a lasting relationship with the real estate profession.

Thank you for your assistance in recognizing the true leaders of our association – members who have taken the time to go above and beyond in making ORRA the best it can be.

How to Submit a Nomination

Please e-mail your suggested recipient(s), as well as at least three supporting reasons for your nomination(s), to Shirley Knapp at by January 15, 2015.

 All submissions will remain confidential.

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