Gathering after an awards presentation during the New York State Realtors Association’s annual Mid-Winter Business Meetings in Albany are, clockwise from far left, Traci Cangiano, president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR), and past SIBOR presidents George K. Wonica, Dawn Carpenter and Sari Kingsley.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Three members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) were recently inducted into the newly launched New York State Association of Realtors’ (NYSAR) Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame.

Past SIBOR presidents George K. Wonica, Sari Kingsley and Dawn Carpenter received the honor during NYSAR’s annual Mid-Winter Business Meetings, Feb. 11 through Feb.14, at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Albany.

Each was recognized for their ongoing commitment and lifetime investments in RPAC.

SIBOR also was recognized for its commitment to RPAC. Traci Cangiano, president of SIBOR, accepted the Crystal Apple Award on behalf of the Island organization. SIBOR earned the recognition by raising the most dollars on behalf of RPAC in 2012 among Realtor boards of its size.

“I applaud my fellow SIBOR members’ induction into the newly inaugurated New York State Association of Realtors’ Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame, as well as the ongoing accomplishments of SIBOR,” Mrs. Cangiano said.

Out of 45,000 Realtors in the state, only 23 were given the Hall of Fame honor, said honoree Mrs. Kingsley.

“It was quite exciting to receive the award with a standing ovation from the General Session attendees,” she said.

RPAC works for Realtors in city hall, Albany and Washington, D.C.

Contributions to RPAC support federal, state and local lawmakers who share the Realtor commitment to promoting homeownership and private property rights.

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at the Staten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.

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