SECOND NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING October 28, 2019 Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc.

Real Estate In-Depth | October 2019

Report of the HGAR Leadership Committee to be presented at the HGAR Annual Meeting on October 28, 2019.

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. will take place on October 28, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, New York 10591. The voting business at the Annual Meeting will include the Report of the Leadership Committee:

The election of Officers in accordance with Article XI, Section 1; the election of HGAR Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 3; and the election of five (5) Regional Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 3, subsection (a)(2) of the Bylaws, representing the counties of New York (i.e., Manhattan), Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Westchester with terms expiring at the end of 2020. The HGAR Leadership Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates for election to serve as Officers and Directors on the HGAR Board of Directors for 2020.


Gail Fattizzi
Westchester Real Estate, Inc
358 Route 202, Suite 2
Somers, NY 10589

President Elect

Crystal Hawkins Syska
Keller Williams NY Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd., Suite 101
White Plains, NY 10605


Anthony A. Domathoti
Exit Realty Premium
813 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462


Irene Guanill
Meet The Sellers
1751 Crosby Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461

Immediate Past President

Ronald Garafalo
John J. Lease REALTORS Inc.
495 Schutt Rd Ext.
Middletown, NY 10940

Regional Director New York County (i.e., Manhattan) and Chapter Representative Manhattan

Tony L. D’Anzica
DynaMax Realty NYC, Inc.
1463 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10035

Regional Director Putnam County

Clayton C. Livingston
Grand Lux Realty, Inc.
428 Main St.
Armonk, NY 10504

Regional Director Orange County

Eydie Lopez
Keller Williams Hudson Valley United
9 Bert Crawford Rd, Suite 104
Middletown, NY 10940

Regional Director Rockland County

Richard Herska
BHG Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960

Regional Director Westchester County

Theresa Crozier
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
237 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10605

Class 1 Directors

Maria D. Weiss
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
237 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605

Roberta F. Bangs
BHG Rand Realty
268 S. Main St.
New City, NY 10956

Barry Kramer
Westchester Choice Realty, Inc
105 Garth Rd.
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Rey Hollingsworth Falu
Hollingsworth Real Estate Group
75 S. Broadway, 4th Fl.
White Plains, NY 10601

Roseann Paggiotta
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
55 East Grassy Sprain Rd.
Yonkers, New York 10710

Class 3 Directors

Kazuko Boylan
Furumoto Realty of Westchester
520 White Plains Rd, Suite 5
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Classification of Directors

Class 1 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2022, and every three years thereafter. Class 3 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2020, and every three years thereafter.
Regional Director terms shall expire on December 31, 2020.

Members of the Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee members filing this report were: Barry Kramer, Chair; Katheryn DeClerck, Alvin Smith, Angie Primus, Clayton Livingston, Tony D’Anzica and Harding Mason. Committee members who were proposed as Director candidates recused themselves from the applicable discussions and votes, and per the HGAR By-laws, where applicable, were nominated by individuals other than themselves.


Realtor Members may file petitions to nominate candidates other than those proposed above for any of the Director positions. A petition must be signed by at least three percent (3%) of the Realtor members of HGAR, which 3% constitutes 346 Realtors as of this report. Further, the Realtors must be affiliated with at least twenty (20) different Realtor firms. Branch offices do not count as separate firms. The balance of the Officer positions are not subject to petition challenges because they are subject to election by the HGAR Board of Directors.

Any such petition must be filed with the 2019 HGAR Secretary at least twenty-one (21) days before the election, accordingly, no later than noon on Monday, October 7, 2019. The petition must state the name and firm of the candidate(s). A link to a copy of the HGAR By-Laws is posted on the home page of Petitioners are strongly urged to consult with the HGAR CEO or other executive staff members, to be assured of a proper understanding and interpretation of the Bylaws. In the event that nomination petition(s) are filed, HGAR must send notice of such additional nominations to all members eligible to vote in such election at least fourteen (14) days prior to the annual meeting (i.e., not later than Monday October 14, 2019).


Realtor members may vote in person or by proxy at the annual meeting. The person who attends and votes may act as proxy for only one absent Realtor. A proxy ballot and the procedure for voting by proxy shall be posted on the member only pages of no later than October 4, 2019.