ACAR Congratulates its RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees

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Since 2002, the National Association of REALTORS® has recognized members that have invested an outstanding amount of time and dollars into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee, or RPAC. These individuals are inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame when they have given at least $25,000 to RPAC during their lifetime. Being a RPAC Hall of Fame member is the ultimate financial commitment to RPAC as well as the giving of personal time to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® congratulates three of its members – John Lynch, Karen O’Donnell, and Linda Tippel – on being inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame, Class of 2014.

  • John Lynch, Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West (Westlake, OH), began investing in RPAC in 1980 and has invested every year since. He became a Sterling R in 1999 and upgraded to the Crystal R level in 2012. While many member’ totals also include President’s Circle money, Mr. Lynch reached the $25,000 mark with RPAC investments only. He is a Crystal R Hall of Fame member.
  • Karen O’Donnell, Northwood Realty Services (Stow, OH), began investing in RPAC in 2001. In 2007 she became a Sterling R and quickly upgraded to the Golden R level in 2008. Ms. O’Donnell joined the President’s Circle in 2009. The RPAC President’s Circle is an additional $2,000 investment supporting candidates supporting the REALTOR® Party. This further shows her commitment and dedication to this industry. She is a Golden R President’s Circle Hall of Fame member.
  • Linda Tippel, Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty (Canton, OH), began investing in RPAC in 1996. She first became a major investor in 2004 at the Sterling R level and upgraded in 2005 to be a Crystal R. In 2010,lindashe became a Golden R major investor and joined the President’s Circle. The RPAC President’s Circle is an additional $2,000 investment supporting candidates supporting the REALTOR® Party. This further shows her commitment and dedication to this industry. She is a Golden R President’s Circle Hall of Fame member.

The first RPAC Hall of Fame class was inducted in 2002 and that class contained 22 REALTORS®. The 2014 Class is the largest to date with 96 new inductees and eleven additional members upgrading to a new tier in the RPAC Hall of Fame. To date, there are 573 Hall of Fame members from 48 states, the Virgin Islands and the National Association of REALTORS®.

With a total of 18 Hall of Fame members, the Class of 2014 is the largest induction class for Ohio with a total of five inductees. Each Hall of Fame member receives a plaque with their name and state that sits atop the NAR building in Washington, DC.

This VERY prestigious group is setting an example to all of us in the REALTOR® Party Family. Congratulations!

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