Join an AAR Committee and Make a Difference

Be a part of the AAR team and make new contacts, be involved in the decision making process and learn about current trends in the industry. The Association wants your ideas and encourages you to get involved. Listed below are the Committees of the Arcadia Association of REALTORS®, along with a brief description of their functions.

To become involved in one or more Committees and get the fullest benefits from your membership, complete the Committee Selection Form. For more information, please contact Laura at the Association office, 626-446-2115, ext. 304

Committee Descriptions PDF
Committee Participation Attendance Policy PDF

Committee Descriptions

Budget & Finance*

Proposes annual budget and periodic adjustments as required. Conducts reviews of monthly and quarterly financial statements. Analyzes financial impact of proposed Association programs and projects, making recommendations regarding them to the Board of Directors. (*Members of this committee are pre-selected based on the confidential nature of this committee.)

Treasurer: Julie Bencosme
Board of Director Liaison: Kelvin Chang
Committee Roster – PDF

Commercial / Investment Committee

Serves the membership in exchanging property and client information, developing and promoting programs and services relating to commercial and investment properties, enhancing members knowledge of such properties, practices and procedures, facilitating teaming when appropriate to accomplish specific transactions, and to encourage networking between members. We will seek to enhance member’s freedom and ability to conduct their individual business successfully with integrity, professionalism and competency, and through collective action, to better serve the public and promote the preservation of real property rights the role of REALTORS® in real property transactions. 1st Thursday of each month at 10:15AM.

Chair: David Chen
Vice Chair: Careayre Rambeau
Vice Chair: Mike Vachani
Board of Director Liaison: David Chen
Committee webpage

Community Outreach & Housing Opportunity Committee

Recommends programs to carry out Association’s affirmative marketing agreement with HUD/NAR. Studies issues and makes recommendations for programs to assure equal housing opportunities exist in our area. To enlighten the Arcadia Association of REALTOR Membership, the governments, Chambers of Commerce and citizens of the communities in the San Gabriel valley as to the need for affordable housing and the opportunities for homeownership. This committee also… (See Public Relations Committee). 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:45AM.

Chair: Cheryl Johnson
Vice Chair: Jessica Soo
Board of Director Liaison: Julie Bencosme
Committee Roster – PDF

Education Committee

Sponsors educational programs to increase the professional competence of members, and enables them to satisfy continuing education requirements with the DRE. Plans Association educational conferences, seminars, and similar events to increase and enhance the professional education of members. 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:15AM.

Chair: Michael Kwok
Vice Chair: Wen Li
Vice Chair: Kim Grimes
Board of Director Liaison: Julie Bencosme
Committee Roster – PDF

Events 4 Charity (E4C) Auxiliary

The primary purpose and objective of Events 4 Charity, an Auxiliary of the Arcadia Association of REALTORS®, is to provide REALTORS® and Affiliates a means to serve the Arcadia Association and their community through social and charitable activities. Generates revenue for charity by conducting MLS 50/50 drawing, Bingo Night, Day at the Races and other fundraising activities. All profits to be distributed to local charities. 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:45AM.

Chair: Kal Antoun
Vice Chair: Alex Velasco
Vice Chair: Joe Pacilio
Board of Director Liaison: Margaret Garemore
Committee webpage

Global Real Estate Committee

The goal is to develop real estate sales and investment opportunities in the international arena, facilitated by learning different cultures and their respective business practices, and utilizing existing modes of transacting business between international and domestic clients. Education is a strong component of this committee. 1st Tuesday of each month at 11:00AM.

Chair: Shirley Chen
Vice Chair: Kelvin Wong
Vice Chair: Kelly Tran and/or Charles Swanberg
Board of Director Liaison: Patrick Law
Committee webpage

Grievance Committee*

Reviews complaints by Association members and the public to determine whether a complaint warrants a formal hearing. (*Members of this committee must go through a training process to be eligible to review complaints.)

Chair: Margaret Garemore
Vice Chair: Larry Kallis
Vice Chair: James Pai
Board of Director Liaison: Margaret Garemore
Committee Roster – PDF

Local Governmental Relations (LGR) Committee

Recommends and coordinates actions relating to statewide and nationwide legislation through C.A.R. and N.A.R. Promotes private ownership of real property by encouraging favorable legislation. Through civic participation at the local level, recommends and coordinates action affecting city and county legislation, zoning and regulations. Monitors city council, school board meetings and studies environment issues.

Chair: Kevin Wheeler
Vice Chair: Andy Bencosme
Vice Chair: Cecil Griffin
Board of Director Liaison: Jim Maceo
Committee Roster – PDF

Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Committee

Plans and conduct New Member Orientation. Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding membership rules and procedures. 2nd Wednesdays of each month at 9:30AM.

Chair: James Pai
Vice Chair: Renee Bannoura
Vice Chair: Andy Bencosme
Board of Director Liaison: Renee Bannoura
Committee Roster – PDF

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee

To provide a catalyst in which members can establish relationships, and share ideas and experiences with fellow real estate professionals of all levels in a positive, supportive and casual environment. To instill in members the importance of participation in professional organized real estate and its standards. 2nd Tuesdays of each month at 10:00AM.

Chair: Fleming Chu
Vice Chair: Gary Wat
Vice Chair: Robby Moon
Board of Director Liaison: Matilde Gonzalez
Committee Roster – PDF