Dakota County Board of Realtors presented the Cardinal Baskets committee with a check for $1,000 on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Dakota County Board of Realtors participated in the 2013 Pride in Community contest presented by the 2013 president of the Nebraska Realtors Association, Julie McManaman.
The purpose of the contest was to encourage local Board/ Associations to promote REALTOR Pride in their community improvement project. The local Boards/Associations were to be the organizer of the project and the project was to be completed and submitted to the Nebraska REALTORS Association by July 1, 2013. The project submission was to include a written overview of the project including the impact/results to the community along with photos of the project. The Nebraska REALTORS Association engaged a panel of judges comprised of State leaders from outside the Association to judge the submissions. One Board/Association in each category was awarded$1,000 to be given to a foundation or charity of the Bard/Association’s choosing.
Because of the litter problem that existed in South Sioux City with plastic grocery bags, the Dakota County Board of REALTORS made 250 reusable 12x13x8 red fabric tote bags and distributed them to residents on June 15, 2013 at Hy-Vee. Residents were encouraged to bring plastic bags with them to put in the recycle receptacles that were at Hy-Vee.
By being the winner of the small Board/Association Category, the Dakota County Board of Realtors were awarded $1,000 a the Nebraska Realtors Association 2013 Leadership Caravan at the Marina Inn on October 10, 2013. They chose the Cardinal Christmas Baskets as the recipient of this award.