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
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.