Committees & Clubs

Get an Inside Look at Committees

Dear SAR REALTOR®and Affiliate Members,Do you ever wonder what SAR does to serve our members and the community? Ever thought about getting involved but you were not sure where to start? For the month of August, seven SAR committees are opening the doors to you!

This is a great opportunity to dip your toes in the water and get an inside look at how SAR committees work, what they do, how they do it, and how we strive to be an “indispensable partner” to our members and to the community. Committees truly are the lifeblood of what our association works to achieve.

AND if you enjoy what you see when you visit these committees, the application to serve on a 2023 committee will be emailed to all members in September. We’d love you to get involved!

Chair – Sue Galster, Galster Real Estate Group
Vice Chair – Ujjal “Breeze” Singh, Homesmart iCare Realty
Staff Liaison: Madison Hall, | (916) 437–1211
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:30am at SAR
-This committee oversees SAR’s efforts that support the Salvation Army, which provides food, clothing, shelter, workforce training, and a variety of essential services to Sacramento’s underserved populations. It coordinates building the CanTree (if you have never seen the literal ‘Tree of Cans’, it is something to behold!), and various fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Community Outreach
Chair – Chris Little, Little Real Estate Services
Vice Chair – Gina LaPlaca, RE/Max Gold
Staff Liaison: Tony Vicari, | (916) 437–1205
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:30am at SAR
-This committee coordinates our community relations and community volunteer efforts, and is developing a program to recognize SAR members who do amazing work in the Sacramento community.

Diversity Equity Inclusion & Fair Housing
Chair – Stephanie Ferris, Dunnigan Realtors
Vice Chair – Malyna Phan, Big Valley Mortgage
Staff Liaison: Derek Catron, | (916) 437–1208
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:30am at SAR
-This committee develops and promotes programs that foster an inclusive environment for all SAR members, work with our “sibling organizations” (AREAA, NHORA, Realtists, WCR, etc) and promote SAR involvement in cultural events with Sacramento’s diverse communities, and to support efforts to further fair housing.

Chair – Katie Butler, Better Homes & Gardens Reliance Partners
Vice Chair – Jim Pojda, Lyon Real Estate
Staff Liaisons: Judy Shrivastava, | (916) 437–1207 & Marcus Arroyo, |(916) 437-1210
Next Meeting: Monday, August 15th at 9am at SAR
-This committee strategizes which educational offerings are most relevant to our members, plans and coordinates SAR’s in-person, hybrid, and online classes.

Chair – Markus Dascher, RE/Max Gold
Vice Chair – Marisol Tovar, TerraNova Realty
Staff Liaison: Judy Shrivastava, | (916) 437–1207
Next Meeting: Thursday, August 11th at 12pm at SAR
-This committee works in conjunction with the Los Rios Community College District to match SAR-member mentors to community college students studying real estate, gives guidance to develop the content for the students, and recognizes students with a commencement ceremony at the conclusion of each semester.

Marketing & Communications
Chair – Maurice Thomas, Eagle Eye Realty
Vice Chair – Danny Kwon, Cross Country Mortgage
Staff Liaison: Tony Vicari, | (916) 437–1205
Next Meeting: Thursday, August 16th at 10:30am at SAR
-This committee works in an advisory capacity to SAR staff to analyze SAR communication, media, and methods. They are continuously evaluating new ways to reach members and are working on several new initiatives.

YPN Advisory
Chair – Raj Singh, Homesmart iCare Realty
Vice Chair – Indika Fonseca, Empire Home Loans
Staff Liaison: Madison Hall, | (916) 437–1211
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 9th at 11am at SAR
-YPN Advisory Committee members support the Young Professionals Network by planning educational content, fundraisers, forums, and mixers aimed to our under-40 members, and our young-at-heart members.

Our committee chairs, vice chairs, members and staff would love to welcome you in August! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the committee staff liaisons, the chair or vice chair, or you can reach out to me as well.

Also please do not forget that SAR hosts many informational forums and regional meetings that are always open to all SAR members!

Main Membership Meeting
(First Tuesday of the month) August 2nd at 9am at SAR. The speaker this month will be the California Department of Real Estate Commissioner Doug McCauley.

Regional Meetings
Tuesdays at 9am in various locations throughout greater Sacramento
Read Regional Meetings – Formerly Known as Caravans

Affiliate & Finance Forum
(First Thursday of the month) August 4th at 9am at SAR. The speaker this month is Coach V, a motivational speaker, among all of the affiliate and lending updates.
Read Have You Hugged Your Affiliate Today?


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