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Special recognition awards given at Realtor Association luncheon

SHILOH – The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois recently recognized numerous members at its annual Awards Luncheon.

rasilogoBarbara Davidson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Brown REALTORS® in Belleville, was awarded the prestigious Life Member Award. The Life Member status is the highest achievement an Association member can obtain through membership with the Association. Davidson has spent many hours on numerous committees and task forces including the Community Involvement Task Force, Awards Task Force, SIR/MLS Board of Governors, and has served on the Board of Directors several times.

Julie Heltne, broker with RE/MAX Signature Properties in Shiloh, received the 2017 Realtor of the Year award, presented to an individual whose dedication to excellence has most profoundly enhanced the professional image of Realtors. The award recognizes leadership and service to both the real estate industry and community and charitable causes. Heltne served several years on the board of directors and was chair of the Awards Task Force for a few years.

Charlene Brennan, broker with Strano & Associates Real Estate in Belleville, received the 2017 Professional Award. While the Code of Ethics establishes objective, enforceable standards governing the professional conduct of Realtors, it doesn’t address issues of courtesy or etiquette. Brennan was cited as an embodiment of those qualities.

The 2017 Affiliate of the Year award was given to Kate Cline of Benchmark Title in Shiloh. The Affiliate of the Year award is the highest honor an affiliate member can receive. It is awarded to a dedicated individual who demonstrates an ongoing commitment to supporting the association’s activities.

Doug Shoemaker of USA Mortgage in O’Fallon, was awarded the Community Achievement Award, given to an association member who is making an exceptional impact on the community through volunteer work. He is a longtime supporter of veterans and spent years planning and coordinating Climb for PTSD and the Midwest Wingfest.

    From the Illinois Business Journal

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