Grand County Real Estate: Realtor volunteers contribute to community |

Grand County Real Estate: Realtor volunteers contribute to community

by Penny Rafferty Hamilton
Volunteer Grand County Board of Realtors

Volunteering is most successful when you enjoy the people with whom you volunteer and you feel you are contributing to a cause or community. If you have a special skill you can share, all the better for a great experience.

Brenda Freeman, Century 21 Realtor, is a whiz with database management and other computer programs. She donates this critical 21st Century skill and knowledge to the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce.

“I volunteer four hours a week to help streamline membership lists and visitor guide fulfillment,” Freeman said.

“I am teaching the Chamber staff how to use Microsoft Excel and Outlook to their fullest. It is fun helping to promote our Grand Lake area,” Brenda said. Also volunteering with the Grand Lake Chamber is Angelina Getchel, Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties.

“I am paid for some of my work with the Chamber and volunteer additional time. I am very involved in our Snow Shoot as the event coordinator which really is a great showcase for our area. The major snowmobile manufacturers host media from around the world, who photograph and test the next year’s prototype snowmobiles. I am involved two days a week at the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce assisting the Executive Director and special events for Grand Lake,” Angelina said.

Sharing her marketing and organizing skills with the Greater Granby Area Chamber of Commerce, Tracey Chambers, Realtor with United Country Real Estate Central in Granby, volunteers as Chamber Vice-President and recently chaired the very successful Lake Granby Ice Golf festival. Tracey is already at work on the 2009 Ice Golf tournament.

The Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber also has two Realtor Board members. Long-time volunteer President Lance Gutersohn, Broker Associate with Century 21 Winter Park Real Estate, donates time and money to promote that area and helps sponsor several festivals and events. Tim Hartmann, Realtor with Alpine Peaks Realty, also volunteers as a Director on the Board of this important community organization.

Another important community organization which gets the full support of the Grand County Board of Realtors for its Annual Habitat Hobble is our own Habitat for Humanity (HFH). It is not too early to plan to participate in the June 14 Hobble. You can be part of the community solution for affordable housing by either acting as a sponsor for the 2008 event.

Volunteer for this annual fun run/walk or “just do it” on Saturday, June 14. Contact Joan Boyle at 887-9138 to get involved.

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