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Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!

Property management slows down a bit after summer winds down but NARPM is gearing up for a couple of busy months.

In October NARPM members will travel to the Sunshine State for the national conference which is being held in Orlando this year. The national conference is always highly anticipated and has a great attendance. Members come together from all over the country, and as far as Australia, to network and learn.

There is always a great selection of classes, workshops, and presentations. Once over, attendees leave with a lot of great ideas and motivation to pour into not only their business but also their every day lives as well.

The 9th Annual Past President’s Charity Golf Tournament will take place in Orlando the day before the conference starts. The outgoing National President of the previous year selects the charity. The 2017 year’s incumbent, Bart Sturzl, has chosen the PTSD Foundation of America. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring combat veterans who are suffering from the unseen wounds of war. As a veteran himself, along with many members of his fellow NARPM family,  this charity is near and dear to his heart. Donations are still being accepted! Please visit https://www.narpmconvention.com/past-presidents-charity-tournament/ to donate to this worthy cause.

Also this month we are looking forward to our local office social which will be held at PMI Birdy Properties. In the spirit of the season, we are looking forward to some “Boos” at their “Family Halloween Event”. It is sure to be a real treat!

Our last Chapter Meeting of the year will be held in November at the Norris Conference Center.  The speaker will be Andrew Propst. Andrew is a NARPM National Past President and the CEO of HomeRiver Group, as well as, a Business Developer for Park Place in Boise, Idaho.

He also recently dabbled in the movie industry as the Associate Producer of The Saratov Approach. The movie was based on the true story of how Andrew and his missionary companion were kidnapped and held for ransom by the Russian Mafia in 1998.  His presentation is sure to be well attended and inspiring!

The evening before the Chapter Meeting members will gather at the NGP social. These socials are held at an area watering hole and provide a great opportunity to mingle and relax. Attendees share their successes and woes while getting the chance to get to know each other a little better. Traditionally, the guest speaker in town for the Chapter Meeting is the guest of honor at this event where they are treated to some good ole’ Texas hospitality.

So many have been affected by the recent hurricanes including members of our NARPM family. In addition to members making personal and professional monetary donations, the local chapter has also taken up a drive to collect supplies.

A delegation of members, spearheaded by coordinator Brian Phelt, will be traveling south next month to offer much-needed assistance as the rebuilding process continues. While helping wherever needed, the volunteers will also focus on lending aid to fellow NARPM members directly affected in that area. In the meantime, as planning for the trip continues, donations of supplies and tools are being gladly accepted. At times like this, it is awesome to see the support of people as they come together!

Professional designations from NARPM are earned with a combination of property management experience, NARPM and industry education, and service to the association through volunteer activities. There are six designations and certificates that can be attained. Earlier this year the goal was set of twenty-four designations this year.

At last month’s chapter meeting Lacy Hendricks of Hendricks Property Management LLC was presented with her RMP (Residential Management Professional) designation plaque. Great job, Lacy!

If you are in property management in San Antonio and the surrounding areas we would love to have you as a guest at a SAMAC Chapter Meeting & Educational Event.  We will even buy you lunch! Please contact Chapter President Ronnah Stabenow, with MHN Properties, at 210-402-9696 to find out how to get involved.

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