The Madera Board of Realtors and nearly 100 guests celebrated the year’s impending end with its annual swearing in of officers, awards ceremony and dancing at Madera Golf and Country Club.
Honored were 2014 Affiliate of the Year Valerie Allen of Chicago Title and Esther Riffel, 2012-2013 president of the board. Past president Lou Weibe emceed the event.
E’Mira Torres of Madera, chair of the California Association of Realtors, told the group’s new leaders during their installation, “The respect that is afforded the Realtor community... was earned by those that came before you. The responsibility, therefore, now falls to you to ensure those who follow in your footsteps are afforded that same respect.”
The board members for 2014 are directors Salvador Chia, Alex Salazar, Edward Blumberg, Sharon Row and Yesenia Gonzalez, secretary Jerilyn Von Flue, treasurer Richard Bulger, president-elect Jackie Silva and 2014 president Junia Painter.