THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING October 30, 2017 Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc.

Real Estate In-Depth | October 2017

Report of the HGAR Leadership Committee to be presented at the HGAR Annual Meeting on October 30, 2017.

TARRYTOWN—The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. will take place on October 30, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, New York 10591. This notice will serve to supplement the First Notice published in the September, 2017 Edition of Real Estate In-Depth, which was mailed to the Membership and to further supplement the Second Supplemental Notice emailed to the Membership on September 30, 2017. The following voting items and business at the Annual Meeting will include:

(1) The election of two (2) HGAR Class 3 Directors with terms expiring at the end of 2018 and eight (8) HGAR Class 1 Directors 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 2018.


Barry Kramer
Westchester Choice Realty, Inc.
105 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583-3745

President Elect

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

Regional Vice President/Westchester-Putnam

Clayton C. Livingston
Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage
1392 Albany Post Rd
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520-1506

Regional Vice President/Westchester-Putnam

Myriam Ramos
Keller Williams Realty Partner
2 Old Tomahawk St.
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Regional Vice President/Orange

John R Olivero
Griffith Olivero
226 Main St
Goshen, NY 10924

Regional Vice President/Rockland

Jennifer Mallory
Keller Williams Hudson Valley
18 Laurel Rd
New City, NY 10956


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

Immediate Past President

Dorothy Botsoe
Dorothy Jensen Realty, Inc.
20 Haarlem Ave., Suite 406
White Plains, NY 10603

HGMLS President

Renee Zurlo
BHG Rand Realty
229 Route 32
Central Valley, NY 10917

Class 1 Directors

Pamela Jones
Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage
278 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10605

Robert Shandley
BHG Rand Realty
222 Bloomingdale Rd., Ste. 114
White Plains, NY 10605

Michael Shapot
Keller Williams NYC
1155 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10036

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

Sarah A. Hughes
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
1197 Pleasantville Rd.
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Angelo Ponzi
PLI Realty
111 Brook St.
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Aimee G. DeCesare
North Country Sotheby’s International Realty
2 Croton Point Ave
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520-3025

Irene G. Guanill
Meet The Sellers
3431 Bruckner Blvd., Suite 1
Bronx, NY 10461

Class 3 Directors

Marcene Hedayati
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
37 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Katheryn E. DeClerck
BHG Rand Realty
300 Canal Street
Goshen, NY 10924

Manhattan Chapter Representative

Tony L. D’Anzica
DynaMax Realty NYC, Inc.
419 Lafayette Street
New York, New York 10003

HGMLS President

The HGMLS President is nominated by the HGMLS Nominating Committee and approved by the HGMLS Board of Directors.

Classification of Directors

Class 1 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2020, and every three years thereafter. Class 2 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2019, and every three years thereafter. Class 3 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2018 and every three years thereafter.
Manhattan Chapter representative term shall expire on December 31, 2018.

Members of the Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee members filing this report were: Marcene Hedayati, Chair; Katheryn DeClerck, Eydie Lopez, Eileen Barrett, Leah Caro, Roberta Bangs, Debra Budetti, Members. Committee members who were proposed as Director candidates recused themselves from the applicable discussions and votes.


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 313 Realtors as of this report. Further, the Realtors must be affiliated with at least twenty (20) different Realtor firms. This means that of the 313 signatures required, at least 20 separate real estate firms must be reflected on a petition. 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.

As explained in the initial Notice of Annual Meeting sent to the Membership in September, any such petition must have been filed with the 2017 HGAR Secretary/Treasurer at least twenty-one (21) days before the election, accordingly, no later than noon on Monday, October 9, 2017. 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 16, 2017).


(2) The Report of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Governance Work Group, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of HGAR, prior to the Annual Meeting, which approval was granted on October 11, 2017, at a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, to amend the Bylaws to modify the existing structure of the Board of Directors and to amend a notification requirement concerning future amendments to the Bylaws:

Current Structure

Executive Committee-9 members
Regional VP Orange
Regional VP Rockland
Regional VP Westchester Putnam
Regional VP Westchester Putnam
Secretary Treasurer
Past President
MLS President

24 Directors with staggered 3-year terms
1 Manhattan Representative with 1-year term

34 Total Directors

Recommended Structure from Strategic Planning Committee with input from Governance Workgroup

Executive Committee-6 members
Past President
MLS President

5 Regional Directors with 1-year terms
Manhattan Representative
Orange Representative
Putnam Representative
Rockland Representative
Westchester Representative

15 Directors with staggered 3-year term

26 Total Directors

(3) Modification of Section 2, Article XVI- Amendments of the Bylaws, as follows:

To Be Deleted:

Section 2. Notice of all meetings other than the Annual Meeting, at which amendments are to be considered, shall be mailed to every Member entitled to vote at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting.

To Be Replaced by the following:

Section 2. Notice of all meetings other than the Annual Meeting, at which amendments are to be considered, shall be sent to each member entitled to vote by facsimile, electronic mail, or first-class mail at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting.


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 16, 2017.

Note: A copy of the revised Bylaws can be accessed by clicking on the following link . A copy of the revised Bylaws can also be accessed on our website at or provided upon request by contacting us at (914) 681-0833.