REALTOR® members of the Merced County Association of REALTORS® are invited to attend an Elected Officials Appreciation Reception on February 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Association Office, 635 W. Main Street in Merced.  Catered Hors d'oeuvres and spirits provided.

The Installation of Officers and Directors and Awards Ceremony was held on December 7, at the Merced Golf and Country Club.  One hundred thirty-six members and guests attended the Installation, including representatives from the Calaveras County AOR, Central Valley AOR, Lodi AOR and Tuolumne County AOR.

Pat "Ziggy" Zicarelli, 2016 President of the California Association of REALTORS®, gave the keynote address, and installed the Officers and Directors.  It was a great honor that he took time out of his extremely busy schedule to come to Merced.  Do you know that there are over one hundred REALTOR® Associations in California, with a statewide membership in the California Association of REALTORS® of more than 190,000 REALTORS®?     

The following awards were presented:

REALTOR® of the Year - Teri Strickland

Affiliate of the Year - John Derby

Bill Del Nero Lifetime Achievement - Ray Rodriguez

Jesse Fees Memorial - Terry and Peggy Flanagan-Priest

Flanadori - Carmen Freitas

President's - Mike Salvadori

The following Officers and Directors were installed for 2017:

President - Larissa Sherman

President-Elect - Kim Rogina

Secretary/Treasurer - Allen Sietsema, II

Director (2016 President) Skip Hinman

Director - Anna Newkirk

Director - Larrae Iencarelli

Director - Ranjeet Singh

Director - Norma Lopez

Director - Teri Strickland

2016 President Skip Hinman also recognized retiring Directors Phillip May (2015 President), Debra Buie, and the 2016 Committee Chairmen.

2017 President Larissa Sherman said her Great Grandfather was President of the Association in 1957.  Did you know Larissa's Great Grandfather Tony Ferranti?  The C.A.R President asked her husband Mark to stand with her as she was installed as the 2017 President.  Did you know Mark is also a REALTOR® member of the Association?

In remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, 2016 President Skip Hinman led the group in a rendition of "God Bless America."  Did you know Skip was also the President of the Association in 1999 and 2014?.

Presentation of checks from Charitable Foundation to the Merced County Food Bank, Salvation Army, Merced County Rescue Mission and the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County, at the meeting on November 15.  Photo courtesy of Mid Valley Publications.









2016 California Association of REALTORS® Treasurer Jared Martin talks about the REALTORS® Action Fund with members of the Merced County AOR







Right to left:

MCAR President Skip Hinman; Jared Martin; Larissa Sherman, and Ernie Ochoa











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