SECOND NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING October 24, 2022 Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

Real Estate In-Depth | October 17, 2022

Report of the HGAR Nominating Committee to be Presented at the HGAR Annual Meeting
October 24, 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS, Inc. will take place on October 24, 2022, at 3:30 PM at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center (formally the DoubleTree Hotel) located at 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown, New York, 10591. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS, at its sole discretion, reserves the right after providing ten (10) days written notice, to convert this live meeting to a virtual meeting. The voting business at the Annual Meeting will include the Report of the Nominating Committee:

The election of Officers in accordance with Article XI, Section 4, subsection (f), the election of HGAR Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 4, subsection (d), and the election of six (6) Regional Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 3, subsection (a)(2) of the Bylaws, representing the counties of Bronx, New York (i.e., Manhattan), Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Westchester, replacing Directors and Officers with terms expiring at the end of 2022. The HGAR Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates for election to serve as Officers and Directors on the HGAR Board of Directors commencing on January 1, 2023.

President

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

President Elect

Carmen A. Bauman
Green Grass Real Estate Corp.
141 Parkway Road, Suite 9
Bronxville, New York 10708

Treasurer

Joseph Lippolis
BHHS River Towns Real Estate
983 Main St.
Peekskill, NY 10566

Secretary

Vlora Sejdi
Keller Williams NY Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd, Ste. 101
White Plains, NY 10605-1500

Immediate Past President

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

Previous Past President

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

Regional Director and Chapter Representative Bronx County

Joseph Cosentino
Morris Park Realty Group
874C Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462

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

Lee Presser
eXp Realty NYC
1501 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Regional Director Putnam County

Aaron C. Velez
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
Town Centre at Somers
104 Village Square
Somers, NY 10589-2305

Regional Director Orange County

Carole M. McCann
Hudson Heritage Realty
57 E Main St
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Regional Director Rockland County

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

Regional Director Westchester County

Roseann Paggiotta
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
55 E Grassy Sprain Rd, Suite 102
Yonkers, NY 10710

Directors with Terms Expiring December 31, 2025 (“Class 1” Directors)

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

Anthony Ruperto
J. Philip Real Estate, LLC.
522 North State Rd, Suite 100
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Darin (Nan) Palumbo
Green Grass Real Estate Corp
141 Parkway Road, Suite 9
Bronxville, NY 10708

Timothy J. Mullowney
Zillow Inc.
1250 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Emran H. Bhuiyan
Exit Realty Premium
813 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462

Directors with Terms Expiring December 31, 2023 (“Class 2” Directors)

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

Classification of Directors

Class 1 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2025, and every three years thereafter. Class 2 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2023, and every three years thereafter. Class 3 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2024, and every three years thereafter.

Regional Director terms shall expire on December 31, 2023.

Members of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee members filing this report were: Crystal Hawkins-Syska, Chair; Barry Kramer, Diane Mitchell, Brian Phillips, Katheryn DeClerck, Leah Caro, and Kazuko Boylan.

ALTERNATIVE NOMINATIONS BY PETITION:

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 those REALTOR Members of HGAR eligible to vote. Further, the REALTORS must be affiliated with at least twenty (20) different REALTOR firms. Branch offices do not count as separate firms. 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 2022 HGAR Board of Directors at least twenty-one (21) days before the election, accordingly, no later than noon on Monday, October 3, 2022. 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 www.hgar.com. 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 post at the HGAR offices and also provide 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 10, 2022) by email and/or publication in Real Estate In-Depth.

PROXY VOTING

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 will be posted on the member only pages of www.hgar.com no later than October 3, 2022.