‘Realtor of the Year’ award presented Dec. 1

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 4, 2009

The 2009 REALTOR of the Year Award was presented to Bonzie Everson of Wallace Realty at the Christmas Luncheon and regular monthly meeting of the Salisbury/Rowan Association of REALTORS held at the Country Club of Salisbury on December 1, 2009. 
Criteria for selecting the individual who provided outstanding service to the real estate profession and the community during 2009 include REALTOR spirit, civic activity, local Board activity, accomplishments with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS and National Association of REALTORS and business accomplishments.  REALTOR of the Year Committee Chair Margaret Kirby of Kirby Realty presented the award.  Mr. Richard Everson was on hand for his wifeís surprise award presentation.

Kelly Lowe of Apple House Realty also received and award for for Rookie of the Year, which is awarded to a REALTOR who has been in the business less than five (5) years yet exemplifies the professional and personal qualities as well as expertise of a seasoned REALTOR.  The award was presented by ROTY Committee Member Dianne Greene of Century 21 Towne & Country; Mrs. Wendy Lowe was on hand for her husbandís surprise award presentation.
Mr. James Poe of Wallace Realty and current President of the association was awarded the 2009 Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service and leadership as the 2009 association President and for his dedicated service to the Board of Directors, for going above and beyond the call of duty in service to the membership.  The award was presented by Debbie Miller of Rowan Realty, incoming 2010 President; Mrs. Nancy Poe, who is also a REALTOR with Wallace Realty, was present.
The 7th Grade Girls Honors Chorus from Southeast Middle School, under the direction of Mrs. Monica Otten, sang five (5) Christmas selections for the attendees.  

At the luncheon, the REALTOR membership collected 31 pounds of food items plus $585 for Rowan Helping ministries and $520 for Godstock for their Christmas giving projects.