Attend LIBOR's General Membership Meeting 10/23 and Earn 2 hours CE Credit - Free to LIBOR Members

Sep 26, 2019

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Melville Marriott in Melville. The Melville Marriott will serve as the main meeting location and will host the Association update combined with LIBOR’s special featured program – “Building a Winning Team” with Instructor Chris Abazis of Dream Key Consulting (this program is approved for 2 NYS CE credits). Register today!

The agenda is as follows: the featured program will take place from 9:30am – 10:30am and 12:00pm – 1:00pm; 2019 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) First Vice President, Charlie S. Oppler Eastern Bergen County Association of REALTORS® will be speaking on current NAR issues from 10:30am – 11:00am; the General Membership Meeting will take place from 11:15am – 12:00pm.  Voting for the election of Officers and Directors will also take place at the Melville Marriott.  REALTOR® members in good standing are eligible to vote. Voting polls open at 9:00am. (registration starts at 8:30am) and close promptly at 2:00pm.  Additional Voting locations are as follows: REALTOR® Service Centers in Jackson Heights, Riverhead, West Babylon and Woodbury.

The LIBOR Nominating Committee, chaired by LIBOR’s immediate Past President Charlotte Van der Waag, met on September 5, 2019, in West Babylon. At the meeting conclusion the following report was given with regard to the proposed slate for 2020 LIBOR leadership:  President-elect, Susan Helsinger; Queens Vice President, Frederic Greene; Nassau Vice President, Joe Sinnona; Suffolk Vice President, Kevin Loiacono; Treasurer, Gina Marie Bettenhauser; Secretary, Jessica Akde Elmazi. For a list of all of the nominees, plus detailed program information please visit

Matthew Arnold is the incoming LIBOR President, who will serve the Board in 2020. 

Voting for proposed Bylaw Revisions will also take place at the General Membership Meeting. To view all proposed Bylaw Revisions to be voted on at the LIBOR General Membership Meeting visit

As you know, LIBOR and MLSLI have approved moving forward with the proposed joint venture with HGAR pursuant to which MLSLI and HGMLS will contribute their respective assets to NY MLS, LLC to form a regional MLS serving the Long Island and Hudson Valley regions.  As a result of our decision to proceed with the joint venture, certain amendments are necessary to our By-Laws.  The Board of Directors hereby recommends to the membership that the By-Law amendments, attached hereto as Exhibit A, be approved at the next annual meeting.  The amendments are necessary because MLSLI will be changing its name and ceasing to operate as an independent multiple listing service.

In addition, the Board is recommending that you approve the termination of that certain agreement dated November 21, 1972 by and between LIBOR and MLSLI (attached as Exhibit B).  This Agreement will no longer be relevant once the joint venture commences operations.  However, pursuant to its terms, this Agreement requires the approval of LIBOR’s membership to be terminated.

These changes will not go into effect until New York MLS, LLC is operational. Read the full Official Notice proposed Bylaw amendments and proposed Termination of Agreement here.

All LIBOR members are encouraged to attend the General Membership Meeting to be apprised of the current happenings at the Board, to vote for your incoming leadership and to attend the free CE Session and valuable seminar.