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Letter from President: 1st Quarter

Greetings from your Women’s Council of REALTORS Georgia President!

2018 is already proving to be an exciting year. Between the first snow in Savannah in almost 30 years and the Bulldogs winning the Rose Bowl and coming sooo close in the National Championship, we are off to an eventful start and it’s only January.

There are exciting things happening in our Council as well. In December, we welcomed 6 new members and have already had 15 new members join this month. I am pleased to announce that almost all of our Networks have at least one new member and some have already increased their membership 25% over last year. I think we may have some winners in May when we go to our National meetings!

You will notice some new information on the website this year. The calendar on this home page has every Industry event, Networking opportunity, and Member only event for all of the Local Networks. Now it is easier than ever to find out about these great programs that you won’t want to miss.

Later this month, the 2018 application for the Women’s Council of Realtors Georgia Leadership Academy will be emailed to you. To enable us to provide even more benefits to the attendees, we will only be accepting 10 students this year. If you have wanted to be involved in leadership but felt like you didn’t have the necessary skills for the job, this is for you.

There is still time to register for the GAR Inaugural meeting in February. The hotel is completely booked but there are many hotels nearby. You can also register for a particular day if you are unable to commit to the three day conference. Our first Governing Board meeting will be taking place February 7th during the conference. We would love to have you there.

I am honored to serve you this year and I look forward to meeting many of you as I attend the Local Network events. Thank  you again to all of our Strategic Partners that make all of this possible.

Monica Spillane Cerrone
2018 Georgia President

Meet Your 2018 Leadership


  • President – Monica Spillane Cerrone – from the Savannah Network
  • President Elect – Tammy Noll – from the Metro South Network
  • Secretary – Penny Rafferty – from the Savannah Network
  • Treasurer – Harrice (HB) Moore – from the DeKalb Network
  • Membership – Shavon Echols – from Athens Network
  • Governor – Veronica Bangsboll – from the Fayette Network
  • Governor – Kathy Haddock – from the Gwinnett Network




Faith Reid – Dean Presents Graduates of Inaugural Leadership Class

2017 Leadership Academy Graduates

Velore Y. Brown, Savannah

Shavon Echols, Athens

Carla Haight, Metro South

Angela Ham, Metro South

Shirin Head, Fayette

Haley Hirsh, Fayette

Kristi Jordan, Atlanta

Tammy Noll, Metro South

Denise Quinlan, Gwinnett

Lanessa Pettigrew, North Metro

Penny Rafferty, Savannah

Brande Smith, Metro South

Shannon Watkins, Metro South

Women’s Council Georgia 2017 Awards

2017 Award Winners:
Beacon – Veronica Bangsboll – Fayette
Community Service – Larissa Benson – Gwinnett
Extra Effort – Christy Barnard – Metro South
Rising Star – Gretchen Ozburn – Gwinnett
Member of the Year – Faith Reid
Entrepreneur of the Year – Kathy Haddock

Network of the Year: Gwinnett
Strategic Partner of the Year – Georgia MLS
President’s Award – Denise R. Quinlan

Harriet Konter Leadership Scholarship Awards:
Christine Boldt – Gwinnett Network
Heather M. Fletcher – Athens Network


2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

NC 2017

November 1-5, 2017
Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
Schedule of Events


Registration fees: WCR Only: $390 Premier Access: $450
Hotel Rates: $252 single/double*
*All rooms at the Palmer House include complimentary guest room internet, complimentary fitness center access, 15% discount off hotel outlets, and triple Hilton HHonors¨ points.

Tips for a Smooth Registration

  • When registering be sure to mark “WCR” as your primary affiliation. WCR receives a portion of each registration marked “WCR”. This helps to cover costs and gives you access to the Council’s room block. (special note: if you do not mark “WCR”, the Palmer House will show as unavailable).
  • You will be given two options when registering. The “WCR Only” $390 registration fee gives you access to Women’s Council’s education and programming (excluding ticketed events) and the Expo. The “Premier Access” $450 registration fee gives you access to ALL NAR and Women’s Council education and programming (excluding ticketed events). Choose the “WCR Only” registration if you’re NOT planning to attend NAR programs and want to save $60.

Join us for the General Membership Meeting as we welcome our Guest Speaker, Drew McKenzie and Election of 2018 Officers


This is to notify the members of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® that the 2017 Nominating Committee has met and the 2018 Women’s Council of REALTORS® Slate of Officers have been selected. The Slate of Officers will be voted on by the Members of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® at the General Membership & Election Meeting on Friday, September 8, 2017 which will be held at the Georgia Association of REALTORS® 2017 Annual Conference, The Westin Jekyll Island, 110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The 2017 Nominating Committee would like to put forth the following slate of Officers for the 2018 Georgia Women’s Council of REALTORS®:


President-Elect                                                Tammy Noll

Vice-President of Membership                        Shavon Echols

Treasurer                                                         Harrice Moore

Secretary                                                         Penny Rafferty

Governor                                                         Veronica Bangsboll

Governor                                                         Kathy Haddock