Our Committees
The Mason County Association of REALTORS® committees are volunteer-driven.  Our REALTORS'® and affiliates' donations of time is vital to our success!
We have a number of committees that meet throughout the year to help plan events, arrange education, reach out to other prospective members and affiliates and more.  Our committees are rewarding and a great way to reach out to our community.
If you are a member or affiliate and are interested in any of these committees, please let us know!
RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee): Chaired by Keith Fuller (2020 Past President), District 6 RPAC Trustee and Co-Chaired by Tara Phillips (2021 MCAR Secretary)
It is how the funding for campaigns of REALTOR®-friendly candidates are raised. It helps the State and National REALTOR® guard your bottom line.
This committee plans fundraisers that are fun!! This committee will also give out recognition to members and affiliates that invest in RPAC. 
This committee will communicate with the membership the advantages of making an RPAC Investment.
Government Affairs Committee:  Chaired by Richard Beckman
This is a very important committee for the Realtor® industry, our homeowners, landowners, buyers and sellers and the REALTOR® members. Many decisions are brought to the Hill both State and National every year that can affect your bottom line.
This committee looks at what is happening in the local political area and makes recommendations to the BOD (Board of Directors) for action. We support local actions as well, school levies and bonds, zoning issues,  growth for the county and more. This committee typically meets monthly and more frequently when needed.
Education Committee: Chaired by Michelle Himlie
This committee meets all year round looking for great classes for clock hours that we can bring our members locally. The committee is involved in getting the classes, the locations and setting the costs for them.
Oysterfest Committee: Interim Chair Tracy Mettier (2021 President)
This committee starts around June getting organized and the permits needed for Oysterfest, which is the first weekend of October. Due to COVID, it was canceled in 2020.  More challenges found their way to 2021, and the event will hopefully resume in 2022.
Installation/Auction Committee
Many hands are needed to have a great night.  This includes picking the location, the menu, the price, the entertainment, and of course--the installation of the new president and Board of Directors.  This committee also sets up and takes down the event.  Also canceled due to COVID, this is a hopeful for 2021. Included in this night is the need for an auction chair to set up the fundraising, baskets, etc.  This is a major fundraiser for support of the YMCA and our Angels and Cherubs program.
Awards Committee: Chaired by Angela Barnes (2019 REALTOR® of the year) and Donna Miller (2019 Affiliate of the Year)
The committee sends out nomination form to all members and collects them by a due date.  2020 was canceled and hopefully resuming in 2021.
The committee then meets (we need at least 11 members or affiliates on the team) to select a REALTOR® of the Year and Affiliate of the Year from the nominations. The awards are ordered and then presented at the Installation dinner.
Finance Committee
This committee will over see the budget and every year set it for the next year.  The committee meets quarterly to go over finances to make sure we are within our budget.
Scholarship Committee: Chaired by Melissa Stearns
This rewarding committee sends out letters, application rules and forms to all the local high schools, who provide the applications to the students.  The committee reviews and selects 10 students to be interviewed.  A final 3 are selected and invited to our June General Membership meeting, where they are awarded their scholarship. 
We need your help!  Contact any of these great committee chairs to get more information or volunteer!