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CDAR & PSRAR Merger Meeting Monthly Update

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The California Desert Association of REALTORS® (CDAR) and the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® (PSRAR), at the direction of their respective Boards of Directors, have together formed two task forces - Association Merger Task Force and Joint MLS Task Force.

Although each task force has a specific area of focus, the objective of both is to best serve the brokers, agents, consumers and our desert communities. Both task forces have been working hard to bring new options and opportunities for member consideration.

Once the Association Merger Task Force finalizes its work, and the CDAR and PSRAR Boards of Directors approves all details of the merger, the membership of the respective Associations will vote on the merger and the merger details. Each Association will be sending out monthly updates to the membership on the progress made that month.

The following items have been passed by the Association Merger Task Force and the Boards of Directors for both Associations:

NAME OF MERGED ASSOCIATION: Greater Palm Springs Association of REALTORS® ("GPS"AR)

OFFICES/BUILDINGS: Both locations will remain open for no less than 5 years.

MLS: Member MLS Vendor of Choice during the current contract period.

WEDNESDAY MEETINGS: Wednesday Caravan/Networking Meetings to continue to be held at the Palm Springs location.

2018 STATE DIRECTORS: The State Directors appointed by both Associations will continue to serve and represent the merged Associations.

FINANCIALS: CPA Don Flynn will review the financials of both organizations for a full report to each Board of Directors.

COST OF THE MERGER: Split 50/50 between CDAR and PSRAR.

LEGAL: Both CDAR Attorney and PSRAR Attorney to review the merger documents.


Each association will have 12 Officers/Directors in 2018. PSRAR will need to eliminate two from their current directors.

2018 (please see list below):

Co-Presidents - Current sitting 2018 Presidents (Diane Busch & George Rider) 2
Co-President-Elects - Current sitting 2018 PE (Scott Newton & Renee Edly) 2
Co-Treasurers - Current sitting 2018 Treasurers 2
Co-Past Presidents - Current sitting 2017 Presidents (Diana B. & Lucio B.) 2
8 CDAR Directors 8
8 PSRAR Directors 8

2019 (please see list below):

Co-Presidents - Current sitting 2018 PE (Scott Newton & Renee Edly) 2
President-Elect (Elected post-merger) 1
Secretary/Treasurer (Elected post-merger) 1
Co-Past Presidents - Current sitting 2018 Presidents (Diane B. & George R.) 2
4 Directors (Two year terms - elected post merger) 4
5 Directors (One year terms - elected post merger) 5

2020 (please see list below):

President 1
President-Elect 1
Secretary/Treasurer 1
Past President (One will need to resign or ONE will be elected to serve by BOD) 1
4 Directors (Already elected for the two year term 2019-2020) 4
5 Directors (Elected for a two year term 2020-2021) 5

The Joint MLS Task Force will continue to work on analyzing MLS systems. Due to current vendor contractual agreements the MLS selection process will be reported to the membership in mid to late 2018.

As member-driven organizations, your input is valuable and needed. Any questions, concerns, kudos or comments can be emailed to the following:

      CDAR - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      PSRAR - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All communication received will be shared with the task force at their subsequent meeting.

Stay tuned for the January Monthly Update!



Lucio Bernal     Diana Bernardi
2017 PSRAR President     2017 CDAR President

To view the official joint statement letter, please click on either of the images below: