Our Committees
The Mason County Association of REALTORS® is volunteer driven.  Our REALTORS® and affiliates' donations of time is vital to our success!
We have several 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!
Angels & Cherubs—Chaired by Lori Brady
This committee provides charitable assistance to school aged children in need of clothing, school supplies and provides financial assistance to the school throughout the year.  The chair works with the school administration to determine which children are in need and coordinates distribution and assistance year-round.
RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee): Chaired by Keith Fuller (2022 REALTOR of the Year Winner), District 6 RPAC Trustee and Co-Chaired by Tara Phillips (2023 Secretary)
It is how the funding for campaigns of Realtor®-friendly candidates are raised. It helps the State and National Realtors® 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.
Communication & Website, Chaired by Tara Phillips (2023 Secretary)
This committee is solely run by the Chair, posting requirements to meet Core Standards and sharing posts that are relevant to the association to the members-only and public Facebook, meeting social media guidelines.
Picnic Committee—Chaired by Sharon Dolan, 2023 President
Our annual picnic will be held in the summer.  The picnic is open to all members, affiliates and guests and can include an RPAC fundraising event.
Government Affairs Committee:  Chaired by Angela Barnes, RE/MAX Top Executives
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 Political area and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for action. We support local actions as well, school levies and bonds, Zoning issues. Growth for the County. This committee should meet monthly and more often if a big issue should come into play.
Education Committee: Chaired by Michelle Himlie, 2023 Washington REALTORS Education Vice-Chair
This committee meets all year round looking for great classes for clock hours that we can bring our members Locally. This committee would be involved in getting the classes, the locations and setting the costs for them. This is the year Code of Ethics is due by every licensed REALTOR®.
Oysterfest Committee: Chaired by Vickie Nunez
This committee starts around June getting organized and the permits needed for Oysterfest, which is the first weekend of October. This is the main money-making event for our Scholarship committee. The committee works on getting lists of workers for the booth for the weekend, helps with getting the set up and take down of the booth. We have a recipe handed down through the years of Oysters Rockefeller which are a huge hit and sell out almost every year. It takes many hands to pull off this event and every year we do it!
Installation:  Chaired by Isaiah Johnston (Incoming 2024 President). 
Auction Committee Chaired by Tiffany Pratt, 2-Year State Director and Colleen Hollingsworth
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.
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 our Angels & Cherubs program.
Affiliate & REALTOR of the Year: Chaired by Keith Fuller (2022 REALTOR of the Year) and Charlee Paull (2022 Affiliate of the Year)
The committee sends out nomination forms electronically or printed and meets 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: Chaired by Tracey McGlothlin (2023 Treasurer)
This committee will oversee 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 & Mitch Smith
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 a summer General Membership Meeting where they are presented their awards.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee: Chaired by Laura Merson  (2023 1-Year Director)
The DEI committee incorporates the values of the Federal Fair Housing Act and DEI into the operation of the association.  This committee is imperative in meeting our Core Standards.
Policies & Procedures, Chaired by Melissa Stearns, Past 2022 President
This committee meets to update and propose changes or new additions to the MCAR Policies & Procedures and Bylaws.  This important group ensures that these are up to date and align with the Association requirements and NAR guidelines.
Affiliates & Member Care—Chaired by Isaiah Johnston, 2023 Vice President and 2024 Incoming President and Tara Phillips, 2023 Secretary
This committee recognizes and ensures current members and affiliates are appreciated and recognized.  They also reach out to potential new REALTOR members and Affiliates and helps to grow the membership through outreach.
School Supplies—Chaired by Melissa Stearns, 2022 Past President, and Mitch Smith
This committee helps gather donations for school supplies and provides rotating schools with monetary donations to help three schools every year.