Congratulations to Our Award Winning Washington REALTORS®!

  • Terry Eccles-Pettet - Award Winner
  • Larry Christensen - Award Winner
  • Veterans Airlift Command Team - Award Winner
  • Dan Beardslee - Award Winner
  • Michele Holen - Award Winners
  • Julie Sweenie - Award Winner
  • Elsa Borgen - Award Winner
  • Mike Flynn - Award Winner
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2014 Award Winners

Awards presented at the 2015 Washington REALTORS'® Spring Business Conference.

Terry Eccles-Pettet
Hugh Hawkins Award

Larry Christensen
Eddy Award

Veterans Airlift Command Team
Citizen of the Year

Dan Beardslee
Partner of the Year

Michele Holen
Partner of the Year

Julie Sweeney
Affiliate of the Year

Elsa Borgen
Community Service Award

Mike Flynn
REALTOR® Achievement Award

Monica Wallace
Commercial REALTOR® of the Year

Rob Drexler
REALTOR® of the year


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Terry Eccles-Pettet
Hugh Hawkins Award

The HUGH HAWKINS, INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR Award symbolizes excellence in real estate teaching.  It is given to the instructor who best reflects the values and skills that Hugh Hawkins brought to the classroom and the industry. As we reviewed the nominees we consider not just the instructor’s teaching style, but also the extent to which the nominees impart information in a way that influences their students.

This year’s winner he has traveled the state, from top to bottom, to bring our members much needed information and education. She is tireless in her support of the Washington REALTOR® Education program and has helped guide and streamline our program toward a bright future. She is a visionary, a kind soul, and truly exemplifies excellence. Some of the adjectives used to describe her are: integrity; passion, funny, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, unselfish, a blessing, an inspiration, generous, and a true friend.


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Larry Christensen
Eddy Award

The recipient of the EDDY Award symbolizes the importance of quality education by promoting REALTOR® professionalism at the local, state or national level.  Past award winners have demonstrated the qualities represented by the EDDY through committee work, course development, program development, teaching, assisting in course delivery, or other activities that contribute to real estate education.

 
A few of the comments made about today’s recipient include; his contributions to the REALTOR® organization are priceless; he has committed a great deal of time and care at the local level and believes in our cause; he has been a licensed instructor since 1998 and has helped shape how REALTORS® conduct themselves.

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Veterans Airlift Command Anacortes Team
Citizen of the Year Award


The Veterans Airlift Command from the North Puget Sound Association is a team of volunteers who provide air transportation for medical and compassionate purposes to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families through a network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.  Together this group has logged hundreds of thousands of air-miles and helped hundreds of wounded American soldiers each year. 

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Dan Beardslee
Partner of the Year


Dan Beardslee is a partner with the North Central Washington Association of REALTORS.  Dan is with Erlandsen and Associates to address local government affairs issues since 2012.  They specialize in surveying services, engineering, planning GIS and related services.  Dan shares that expertise with the Association members and often alerts them to meetings, hearing and other items that occur with little or no notice so the local association can be involved.


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Michele Holen
Partner of the Year


The Awards committee made a special recognition during the awards selection process.  The Lower Columbia Association of REALTORS and Washington REALTORS wanted to express their appreciation for the work that Michele Holen and the Clark County Association of REALTORS did on behalf of RPAC.  Here's a quote from the nomination form:  “This group represents the REALTOR® spirit of professionalism, cooperation, encouragement and excellence. My interaction with the staff and Board leadership has always been met in a friendly, approachable, supportive and professional manner. Congrats to them for sharing their REALTOR® PAC investing video and tips for fundraising success!

So this special partnership award goes to The CCAR Board leadership – a special thank you to Carrie Leder – and the name on the award is the very generous – always helpful and fantastically creative Association Executive – Michele Holen.

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Julie Sweeney
Affiliate of the Year


Here's what was said about Julie!
"Julie continually educates members and non-members on the benefits of being a REALTOR®. She advocates for the REALTORS® as part of her daily business plan and enjoys supporting the REALTORS® in volunteering on the Affiliate Council (2015 Chair), joining local REALTOR® committees like the Member Services Committee, and participating in REALTOR®-sponsored community events, like helping to sort food at the local food bank.  Julie has enjoyed attending the REALTORS® Legislative Hill Days and learning the legislative process. She advocates for REALTORS® as Chair of the TPCAR Affiliates by encouraging the Affiliates to make "Calls for Action" on REALTOR® supported issues.  Julie has shown her commitment to the REALTOR® Association throughout the years."

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Elsa Borgen
Community Service Award

One of Elsa Borgen's favorite sayings is "If we want a good community, we have to work at it." Elsa practices what she preaches.  Elsa's volunteer activities in the community are listed below. As you can see, she volunteers for a wide-range of activities, including the Susan G. Komen Lunch for the Cure, PTA, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, and local food banks.  Elsa has been REALTOR® since she got her license in 2007 and believes in the REALTOR® brand. She promotes it every chance she gets and encourages others to serve on committees and volunteer in their communities.

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Mike Flynn
REALTOR® Achievement Award


The REALTOR® achievement award is given to the REALTOR® who is active in both the local board and the state association boards.  Nominees must demonstrate involvement in civic, community or business affairs and must exhibit a commitment to education, professionalism and ethical business practices.  On the local level you know him because he was President and served on every committee and PAG that required clear logical thinking.  His state resume of service covers six pages, the people of Region 12 know him and just about everyone at the National Association of REALTORS® know him.  Mike's dedication and commitment to the REALTOR® Association is unique, unquestioned, and truly amazing!

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Monica Wallace
Commercial REALTOR of the Year


Monica Wallace with Wallace Properties in Bellevue develops and implements strategies for marketing her listings through internet advertising, constant contact with the brokerage community, and contacting Wallace Properties' comprehensive database of tenants currently active within the market.

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Rob Drexler
REALTOR® of the Year


Rob has been a local president not for one year – but two.  He helped start the local quality of life program back in 2004 and continues serving on it to this day.  He does a lot of community service and sits on the State Legislative Steering Committee and the labor- intensive Land Use Sub-Committee.  He is a shining example of the REALTOR® spirit and has a passion for all things real estate related.  Please help us in congratulating Rob Drexler from Mason County!