Awards

REALTOR of the Year

REALTOR of the Year

Michael Oldenettel, GRI, CRS, was selected by his peers as the 2017 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR. Mr. Oldenettel has been in the real estate business for the past 28 years, a member of CAR since 2014 and is Managing Broker for RE/MAX Professionals in Springfield. Mr. Oldenettel serves on the Multiple Listing Committee, Forms Committee, Vice-chair of the Government Affairs Committee and has previously served on the Board of Directors of CAR. Mr. Oldenettel is very active in the National Association of REALTORS and serves on its Board of Directors. He is also very active in the Illinois REALTORS and served as its president in 2013. In 1995 and 2005 he served as president of the Jacksonville Area Association of REALTORS. Oldenettel is a Golden R, Sustaining Golden R and President’s Circle investor in RPAC and has been inducted into the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame.

The purpose of the REALTOR® of the Year Award (ROTY) is to recognize a REALTOR® who has made a significant contribution to the Capital Area Association of REALTORS® and the community at large.

The criteria, which will be considered in the selection process, are:

  1. Eligible individuals include all REALTOR® members -- owners, managers, salespeople, including current Association officers, directors and past award recipients. The current association President and members of the REALTOR® of the Year Committee are not eligible.
  2. Professional Ethics & Practice -- is faithful to the principles of organized real estate, laws and regulations of the Association and Code of Ethics; sets an example of sound real estate practices; and promotes cooperation among fellow REALTORS®.
  3. Extraordinary leadership and participation in the Capital Area Association of REALTORS®, Illinois Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS®, and its affiliated and other related trade organizations.
  4. Active Involvement in Civic, Service & Community Organizations.

Past Recipients:

  • Gail M. Wanless (1983)
  • Leonard W. Sapp (1984)
  • Marthann Sescleifer (1985)
  • Randall C. Raynolds (1986)
  • Julie Davis (1987)
  • J. Barry Johnson (1988)
  • Ronald D. Ladley (1989)
  • Phillip B. Gebben (1990)
  • Martin Baptist (1991)
  • Rita Victor (1992)
  • William Furling (1993)
  • Cynthia Nagle (1994)
  • William B. Thomas (1995)
  • Bonnie VanDerSlik (1996)
  • Marggie Zimmerman (1997)
  • Clark E. ABud@ Denton (1998)
  • Allan R. Young (1999)
  • Joseph H. Metzger (2000)
  • Mike Buscher (2001)
  • Ron Duff (2002)
  • Pat Regan (2003)
  • Barbara Krueger (2004)
  • Rick Hanselman (2005)
  • Gail Chevalier Zini (2006)
  • Cheryl Dambacher (2007)
  • Peter Steward (2008)
  • Ed Mahoney (2009)
  • Steve Contri (2010)
  • Phil Chiles (2011)
  • Nancy Long (2012)
  • Susan Madison (2013)
  • Kristie DeBrun (2014)
  • Todd Musso (2015)
  • Mike Buscher (2016)
  • Mike Oldenettel (2017)
  • Rising Star Award

    Rising Star

    The RISING STAR AWARD was presented to Dominic Campo, GRI, a broker affiliated with Campo Realty, Inc. Dominic joined the organization in 2014, has served on several committees, graduated from its Leadership Academy in 2015 and has recently earned his Managing Broker’s license.  Campo is a Major RPAC Investor as well.

    Rising Star Criteria:

    The purpose of this award is to honor a newly active CAR REALTOR® member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the success of the Association’s programs, projects and goals.

    The criteria that will be considered in the selection process are:

    1. Current CAR REALTOR member
    2. Member for less than four years
    3. Demonstrates unusual enthusiasm in Association and its programs by attendance and participation
    4. While sales production is not an overriding factor it shall be a consideration

    Recipients:

    • Kyle Killebrew (2007)
    • Todd Musso (2008)
    • Natchure Stockton (2009)
    • None (2010)
    • Jane Hay (2011)
    • None (2012)
    • Kathy Garst (2013)
    • None (2014)
    • Anthony Buscher (2015)
    • Tracy Shaw (2016)
    • Dominic Campo (2017)

    REALTOR Community Service Award

    REALTOR Community Service

    The REALTOR® COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD is given to honor an individual(s) who has made outstanding service contributions to the community. This award was presented to two individuals.

    The first recipient was Jim Bruce who has been a member of the organization since 1991 and is affiliated with Campo Realty, Inc. Mr. Bruce has been active on several CAR Committees and has been extremely involved in CAR’s Community Service activities over the years.

    The second award recipient was Suzie Sables Duff, ABR, CRS, GRI, who has been an active member of the organization since 1996 and is currently affiliated with RE/MAX Professionals. Suzie is immediate past-president of the Kings Daughters and has volunteered her time at several other Springfield area charities.

    The criteria, which will be considered in the selection process, are:

    1. Eligible individuals include all REALTOR members -- owners, managers, salespeople, including current Association officers, directors and past award recipients.
    2. Active Involvement in Civic, Service & Community Organizations -- active involvement means more than just being a member, it means having mad a significant contribution to the organization=s ideals and its work. The selection committee may place more weight on current community involvement.

    Past Recipients:

  • Kathy Snell (1995)
  • Bonnie Wabner (1995)
  • Janice Butler (1996)
  • Julie Davis (1996)
  • Linda Waldron (1997)
  • Ronald W. Duff (1998)
  • Cindy Nagle (1999)
  • Betty Grady (2000)
  • Ronald Ladley (2000)
  • Beverly Collins (2001)
  • Ruth Ann Ayers (2002)
  • Steve Contri (2003)
  • Jan Sables (2004)
  • Susan Madison (2005)
  • Linda Nelson (2006)
  • Marggie Zimmerman (2006)
  • Steve Dove (2007)
  • Cindy Hamilton (2007)
  • Melissa Grussenmeyer (2008)
  • Ed Mahoney (2008)
  • Michelle Higginbotham (2009)
  • Jan Sables (2009)
  • Stan Vacek (2010)
  • Steve Unverzagt (2011)
  • Jane Locasio (2012)
  • Fritz Pfister (2012)
  • John Klemm (2013)
  • Kaye Brittin (2013)
  • Sandra Hamilton (2014)
  • Lisa Ernst (2015)
  • Steve Myers (2016)
  • Jim Bruce (2017)
  • Suzie Sables Duff (2017)

  • Hall of Fame Award

    Hall of Fame

    The coveted HALL OF FAME AWARD is given only to REALTORS® with a history of community service, moral and social integrity, high professional standards, a minimum of 50 years of age and a minimum of 20 years exemplary service to the Capital Area REALTORS®. This year the award was presented to Ron Duff, Pat Van Etten and Chris Pepmeyer.

    Ron Duff has been a member of CAR since 1985, holds the GRI Designation and is a Broker affiliated with RE/MAX Professionals in Springfield. Duff has been very involved in CAR having served as its president in 2001 and is currently serving on its board of directors.

    Pat Van Etten has been a member of the organization since 1996, holds the GRI and CRS designations and is a Broker affiliated with RE/MAX Professionals in Springfield. Van Etten has served on multiple committees and taken on various leadership roles within the organization.

    Chris Pepmeyer, GRI, CRS, has been a REALTOR since 1977 when she joined the Galesburg Board of REALTORS (GBOR). Ms. Pepmeyer became a member of the West Central Chapter of the Capital Area REALTORS during the 2015 merger. Ms. Pepmeyer was very active in GBOR having served as its president and has been active in the Illinois REALTORS as well. Ms. Pepmeyer is also Major RPAC Invester.


    The criteria, which will be considered in the selection process, are:
    1. 20 years of REALTOR® membership
    2. History of community service
    3. 55 years of age and current REALTOR® membership, if living (if deceased age is not a criteria
    4. Moral and social integrity
    5. Adherence to high professional standards and the Code of Ethics
    6. Emphasis on extraordinary service to the association and MIS

    Past Recipients

  • Clyde Grizzell
  • Morris Hyman
  • Charles J. Johnson
  • John AScotty@ McAuley
  • Lawrence H. ADoc@ Owen
  • Leonard W. Sapp
  • Russell Sprouse
  • Charles S. Wanless
  • Gail M. Wanless
  • J.H. Young
  • Phillip B. Gebben (1988)
  • William E. Hoecker (1988)
  • Marthann Sescleifer (1988)
  • George H. Reavy, Jr. (1989)
  • Charles E. Robbins (1989)
  • Thomas J. Hamilton (1991)
  • John B. Clark (1993)
  • Willard Kennedy Jr. (1994)
  • Martin Baptist, Jr. (1995)
  • Dani Mohan (1995)
  • Ronald D. Ladley (1995)
  • I.K. Friedman (1996)
  • William B. Thomas (1996) 
  • William Furling (1997) 
  • Barbra Steward (1998) 
  • Rita Victor (1998) 
  • Janice Butler (1999) 
  • Marggie Zimmerman (1999) 
  • Glen Garrison (2000) 
  • Pat Regan (2000) 
  • Joe Metzger (2001) 
  • Sharon McDaniel (2002) 
  • Kathy Lascelles (2002) 
  • Gary Glisson (2003) 
  • Cindy Nagle (2003) 
  • Julie Davis (2004) 
  • Ernie Lang (2004) 
  • Terry Nuding (2004) 
  • Randy Raynolds (2005) 
  • Bonnie Wabner (2005) 
  • Clark “Bud” Denton (2006) 
  • Beverly Collins (2006) 
  • Ed Mahoney (2007) 
  • Susan Madison (2007) 
  • Art Seppi (2008) 
  • Curtis Tillett (2008) 
  • Jan Sables (2009) 
  • Peter Steward (2009) 
  • Cheryl Dambacher (2010) 
  • Rick Hanselman (2010) 
  • Al Young (2010) 
  • Steve Unverzagt (2011) 
  • Gail Chevalier Zini (2011) 
  • Barb Krueger (2012) 
  • Lynn Raymond (2012) 
  • Nancy Long (2013) 
  • Tip Tippett (2013)
  • Patrick Grady (2014)
  • Betty Shuster (2014)
  • Philip Spengler (2014)
  • John Klemm (2015)
  • Nick Musso (2015)
  • Fritz Pfister (2015)
  • Steve Contri (2016)
  • Sudi Blood (2016)
  • Ron Duff (2017)
  • Chris Pepmeyer (2017)
  • Pat Van Etten (2017)
  • Honor Roll

    2017 CAR Honor Roll

    CAR continued with a new recognition program unveiled in 2016 called the “CAR Honor Roll”. The overall intent of this program is to recognize both REALTOR® and Affiliate members who are well rounded in their support of the organization and involvement in the community.

    Both REALTORS® and Affiliates have the opportunity to earn this recognition by amassing the required number of points for their 2015 activities. At least 90 points must be earned in five different categories for REALTORS® and 60 points in three different categories for Affiliates. Categories include REALTOR® activities, networking, education, community engagement and production. Congratulations to our 2017 class of CAR Honor Roll members.

    REALTORS®

    Gail Chevalier Zini
    Philip Chiles
    Kristie DeBrun
    Stepheni Ferguson
    Jane Hay
    Jane Locascio
    Ed Mahoney
    Suzie Sables Duff
    Tracy Shaw

    Affiliates

    Jerry Boster
    Brad Dyer
    John Fidler
    Pat Quigley
    Greg Tally
    Stephanie Verardi

     

    Capital Area Realtors 2017 Honor Roll

    Affiliate of the Year Award

    Affiliate of the Year

    The AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR AWARD was presented to Cris Lust. Lust has been an active Affiliate member of the organization since 1998 and is Vice-president of Mortgage Lending at Heartland Credit Union.

     


    In selecting this award’s recipient the following criteria is considered:

    1. Membership in CAR for a minimum of two (2) years.
    2. Service to at least one committee of the Association. Active in Association functions in general and have demonstrated the qualities of leadership, honesty, and integrity.
    3. Demonstrates knowledge in their field.
    4. High principles and high ethical standards in the conduct of real estate.
    5. Outstanding loyalty and devotion to the advancement and success of the Association through attendance at meetings, service on committees, special assignments.
    6. Cooperates with other members.

    Recipients:

    • Amy Laughlin (2011)
    • Joy Gilliand (2012)
    • Dana Lyons (2013)
    • Misty Buscher (2014)
    • Pat Quigley (2015)
    • Stephanie Verardi (2016)
    • Cris Lust (2017)

    REALTOR Emeritus

    REALTOR Emeritus

    The following individuals were recognized in 2017 as CAR REALTOR Emeritus, an award bestowed on members who have attained a minimum of 30 years of membership, and who meet a minimum age requirement. They are: John Broyles, Derrel Davis and President John Klemm.

    The following REALTORS were recognized as having attained the 40-year NAR REALTOR Emeritus status: Ted Curtis; Kevin Graham; Paul Green; Richard Leach; Peter Steward; and, Rita Victor.

    REALTOR® Emeritus status requirements:
    1. Capital Area Association of REALTORS®: Any person who has held membership in the Capital Area Association of REALTORS® as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 30 years and has reached the age of 70 is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.
    2. National Association of REALTORS®: Any person who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS® is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.