In 1969, Americans landed on the Moon, Woodstock took place, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was introduced and the Realtor® Political Action Committee was started.
In observation of the milestone, the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association (RPCRA) hosted its annual event June 21 for members to celebrate 50 years of the National Association of Realtors®’ Political Action Committee. The organization raised nearly $40,000 at the event in support of efforts to promote and advocate for legislative issues impacting Realtors® and the real estate community.
“Our members and friends really came through for us,” said RPCRA Public Policy Director Chris Lopez, who served as master of ceremonies. “Their generosity will help make a difference in causes that matter most to Realtors® – things like water quality, private property rights and fair housing.”
The ’60s-themed, good-vibes bash, billed as the RPCRA Swingin’ Shindig, rocked on at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. About 60 attendees walked down the red carpet ready to groove in their best ’60s attire and enjoyed food and drinks along with both silent and live auctions.
During the event, Lopez recognized Tracy VanLandschoot of Mortgage One in Cape Coral as a “Friend of RPAC” for her significant support of the organization. “She has been one of our biggest boosters and is truly deserving of the honor,” Lopez said.
Proceeds from the auction benefit the Realtor Party, a non-partisan alliance working to protect and promote homeownership and property investment by advancing candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment.
About the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association (RPCRA)
Comprising a membership of more than 7,000 Realtors, RPCRA exists to advance the success of its members, serving as a resource for professional development and an advocate in community issues affecting members, their customers and property owners’ rights. RPCRA serves all of Southwest Florida, with offices in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and South Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.rpcra.org.