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CDAR & PSRAR Association Merger

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The Board of Directors of both the California Desert Association of REALTORS® and the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® have entered into a merger agreement, with approval pending a vote by the eligible REALTOR® voting membership of both associations. What does the merger mean? This page will explain what is expected and what to expect for the potential upcoming merger of both associations.

What Does This Mean?

If the merger vote is passed by the eligible voting membership of both associations, then both associations will be merged into a single association. This new association shall be known as the Greater Palm Springs Association of REALTORS®. Existing membership will be merged together to allow for one singular association. Both association offices will remain and used by the new association and will not be closed, moved or eliminated without a vote of 2/3 of the Board of Directors present at a called and noticed meeting of the Board of Directors.

Both associations will continue to operate as normal under the guise of the new association. The Wednesday Morning Meetings, the Scholarship Fund and the Golf Tournament will remain in existence following the merger.

When Does This Vote Occur?

The voting period will begin on April 12, 2019 at 10 AM and will conclude on April 26, 2019 at 4 PM. Only active, current association REALTOR® members are eligible to participate in this vote. Voting will be conducted electronically, with e-mails sent to each person eligible to vote providing for a ballot to be marked and returned. In the event that a member elects to vote in person, their name will be deleted from the names of persons eligible to vote by e-mail. Physical ballots are available at the following locations:

• California Desert Association of REALTORS®, 73271 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100, Palm Desert, CA

• Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®, 4045 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA

At the time of the merger vote, the members will be voting on the new proposed bylaws (a link to the bylaws can be found further below).

Will There Be a Discussion Regarding the Merger?

Yes, we will be holding a Merger Town Hall on April 11, 2019 at 10 AM at the Rancho Mirage Library. REALTOR® members from both associations are encouraged to attend. We ask that you please RSVP with your respective association ahead of time.

Can I View The Merger Agreement or Proposed Bylaws?

A copy of the full Agreement of Merger can be viewed at the association by appointment. Please contact CDAR Association Executive Annette Coffey or PSRAR Chief Operations Officer Rickie McCabe to make an appointment. The proposed bylaws can be viewed by clicking the following link. The PowerPoint shown at the Broker Forum that was held on March 25th is available for review here.

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