8/31/21 Virtual Property Tax Forum

9/1/21 EPCAR Coffee talk
9/6/21 EPCAR office will be closed in Observation of Labor Day
9/9/21 Code of Ethics (3CE)
9/10/21 Core Law (3CE)

9/10/21 BOD Candidate form due
9/14/21 FR/BAR As-Is Contract (3CE)

9/15/21  Affordable Housing: What Every Realtor Should Know (3CE)
9/16/21 Understanding the HECM for Home Purchase (2CE)
9/17/21 Realtor Safety = Smart Business 
9/17/21 EPCAR will be closed for Staff Development

9/22/21 New Member Orientation

10/6/21 EPCAR Coffee Talk

10/11/21 Tom Trupiano Annual Charity Golf Tournament

10/12/21 Opportunity Zones Registration

10/13/21 The ‘Ins’ And ‘Outs’ of Successful Contracts (3CE)


Wednesday, September 1st is the last day to get the EARLY BIRD PRICING for the Tom Trupiano Annual Charity Golf Tournament is back and registration is now open!!


Golf Teams of 4- $450(500)
Golf Teams of 2- $275
Golf Team- individual $150


Golf Team Registration

Golf Sponsorship Form


All payments can be made online or by check mailed to 700 Ave B SW Winter Haven, FL 33880


Please note:  Due to the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases in Polk County, the Property Tax Education Forum has been changed to a VIRTUAL event.



To join the virtual event, you only need to:

  • Click on the “Click to Join” button 5-10 minutes before the 6:00 PM start time on August 31, 2021
  • This will open an MS Teams virtual meeting screen and you will be logged in to the forum

You do not need to have a webcam to join, however your device will need to have a microphone so you can hear the presentation, and ask a question, if applicable.


Hello fellow EPCAR and Florida Realtors® District 10 member,
As we are sure you know, the Sadowski Fund was set up many years ago to help fund affordable housing initiatives through the collection of documentary stamp taxes at closing. What you might not be aware of yet is that Senate Bill 2512 was passed this past legislative session that permanently cuts the funds available for these such programs in Florida by 50%.
In response to SB 2512, Florida Realtors® will be embarking on a historic endeavor. We are launching a constitutional amendment campaign that will ask voters in 2022 to permanently prevent the use of housing trust fund dollars for anything other than the housing programs they were designed to support.
Please sign the attached petition and help us get this amendment on the ballot. You can drop it off at EPCAR's office or mail it directly to Floridians For Housing, 3515 NW 98th Street, Ste 200, Gainesville, FL 32606. Don't hesitate to ask every registered Florida voter you know to sign the petition.

Print the petition here
For more information, visit
Janelle Pruitt                    
Florida Realtors® District 10 RPAC Trustee


Jennifer Garula


License Renewal deadline is September 30th. Get your CE credit now!


EPCAR Who’s Who



Melody Kassay -

Business Partners
Melody Kassay

Member Portal Issues
Tenelle Frasher-

Notice of Member Passing
Tenelle Frasher-


NAR Board of Directors Approves New Personal Conduct Policy Addressing Discrimination


Click here to view the article.


Help for Haiti

The El Shaddai Community Church is asking for the following donations after Hurricane Elsa

  • Polyethylene Tarp (drop off at 200 E. Central Ave Ste-4, Winter Haven, FL
  • Funds (Zelle at 863-258-8510; Cashapp at 863-258-8510)

If you have any questions, please reach out OTHNER ST.FLEUROSE at 863-258-8510


Business Partner of the Week

Nicole Ramer, SMM~C

Organized Haven


Nicole is a Professional Organizer and Certified Senior Move Manager® and the founder of Organized Haven, a full-service moving, downsizing, and estate clearing company. She and her team have been serving the Polk County / Central Florida area since 2013, assisting seniors and their families with the emotional and physical challenges of decluttering, downsizing, and moving, or aging-in-place. Nicole started her business as a one-woman home and office organizing company. She grew it into a multi-person business and found her niche in managing moves for seniors within 3 years of startup. Organized Haven is now NASMM A+ Accredited and employs a team of professional organizers, senior move managers, and movers. As fully trained members of the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers (NASMM) and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), the team has advanced knowledge of their industry. Nicole serves as both President of her company and the current President of the Board for Better Living for Seniors of Polk County, a coalition dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. When she is not managing the business, coaching her team, or serving on her board, Nicole is spending time with Danny and their 2 young children, little Danny (9) and Kinsley (under 2). Florida natives, they've called Polk County home since 2006 and love serving their community!

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