At the fall Board of Directors Meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR) in Harrisburg, Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty Inc. broker/owner Dot Rhone was surprised by PAR president Todd Umbenhauer as he recognized her for her service at PAR.

Umbenhauer spoke for several minutes about Rhone’s leadership involvement at PAR as the chair and vice chair of the Standard Forms Committee and Feedback panel for three years to date and her four years service as an officer on the Leadership Team as the District 5 and District 7 vice president.

Umbenhauer ended by stating, “Dot is the gold standard in the way in which she carries out her duties, and today I’m awarding her the National Association of Realtors Gratitude for her Service Medal.”

There was an outbreak of applause, cheers and a standing ovation from the hundreds of directors in the ballroom.  Rhone was surprised and humbled by the presentation and the overwhelmingly positive response from all the directors, both during and after the meeting.

“To be presented with an award by our state president in a Board of Directors meeting with hundreds of Realtors from all throughout Pennsylvania, which included many past state presidents, regional vice presidents, National Association of Realtor directors and many others who have been volunteer leaders for decades was very special and a moment I will not forget,” stated Rhone.  “I am completely committed to my clients, my company and my industry, and I thoroughly enjoy all the time and energy that is well spent contributing to the success and advancement of our associations, which, in turn, is for the benefit of everyone. To be recognized again for my commitment and dedication makes all the work worthwhile!”

This was the second time in two years that Rhone was recognized.  In 2017, she received her first token from her local association executive at the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors (CSVBR).  The purpose of the token is to recognize those Realtors who are dedicated and committed to the Realtor organization, which, in turn, benefits consumers.  Recipients are reported at National Association of Realtors (NAR) headquarters to become a permanent part of its records.

At her local association, Rhone is the chair of New Member Orientation Committee and has been active on the Professional Standards Committee (both local and state as chair and vice chair), Education Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Professional Standards Committee, and RPAC Committee throughout the years.

Rhone is currently the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the PAR and recently completed a retreat at PAR headquarters to begin to formulate the new two-year (2019 and 2020) Strategic Plan.  The new Strategic Plan will develop a course and direction to guide the PAR into the future, and she is honored to have been chosen to serve in that capacity. For 2019, she has also been chosen to chair both the Standard Forms Committee and the Standard Forms Forum and will serve on the Member Services Coordinating Committee and the PAR Education Foundation for the second consecutive year.

As a member of the PA Leadership Team of the Residential Real Estate Council and a Certified Residential Specialist Designee, she is completing her second year as a PA-CRS Membership Chair and Local Networking Group Leader for the Central Susquehanna Valley.  Rhone is a member of the NAR, PAR and CSVBR and holds 10 professional designations and certifications: ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager), GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute), e-PRO (Internet Professional), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource), PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor), MRP (Military Relocation Professional), and AHWD (One America At Home With Diversity).

Rhone is the daughter of Alice and Charles Beltz and the late Charles W. Bauman.  She is married to Rick Rhone and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.