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"Blaine Elmer"
Good Neighbor Awards Program

Nominations for the Good Neighbor Award will open October 1, 2021 and close December 31, 2021.


This Good Neighbor Awards Program is dedicated to the memory of Blaine Elmer, 
a humanitarian and leader.

Find out what it means to give back to your community and make a difference.

RPCRA Seeks Good Neighbors to Receive Grants

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association is seeking nominations for the first annual Good Neighbor Awards, which recognizes REALTORS® who’ve made an extraordinary impact through volunteer community service.
One winner and 2 runner ups will be announced in February. The winner will receive a $2,500 grant for their community cause and local publicity.
Realtors® in our community continue to build on our strong tradition of giving back through volunteer service, particularly during a time when so many are in need. 
Our timeline enables our winner to apply also for the Florida Realtors Humanitarion Award (June deadline) and the National Associations Good Neighbor Award (May deadline).

Eligibiliy and Criteria

The Good Neighbor Awards program is dedicated to the memory of Blaine Elmer whose life was cut tragically short in 2021. He approached each day with energy, creativity, and humor. Blaine Elmer was a passionate advocate for our Realtor® family and our community.

  1. Nominees must be Realtor® members of RPCRA in good standing.
  2. Nominees should have made a significant impact as a volunteer for a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Eligible activities are not limited to real estate or housing issues and must benefit our community in Lee and adjacent counties.
  3. Nominees should have made a significant contribution of personal time, but contributions of money, materials, and other resources will be considered by the judges as well.
  4. Nominees will be judged on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the project's suitability as a role model for other Realtors®.
  5. The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not association- or company-wide efforts. If an individual within your company can be singled out as instrumental to the success of a group effort, he or she is eligible. If the achievements of two people cannot be separated, they can enter as a pair and their entry will be considered as one.
  6. Some portion of the nominee's community work must have taken place during the timeframe specified on the application form, but judges will also consider ongoing efforts outside that timeframe that demonstrate a depth of commitment.
  7. Nominees must be able to document the results of their individual involvement though published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.
  8. Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form to be considered (Realtors® may be nominated by another Realtor® or Affiliate member or the community organization they serve).
  9. The grant must be issued to a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Image of Blaine Elmer
" I will influence people with my example and have great integrity in all that I do. I will be guided by intuition and know that there is always a solution to any obstacle. When I commit to something, I will give it all of my attention and endeavor to deliver the highest quality possible. If I know that I cannot devote my time, heart and soul to an endeavor, I will pass on it. I will encourage and uplift others."

Blaine Elmer †2021

Judging Criteria

  • Depth of contribution (Time, material, money)

  • Impact of the contribution (Results)

  • Broadness of impact (How many people benefited)

  • Leadership/Initiative

  • Role model for other Realtors®.

Good Neighbor Awards Program Rules

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  • Nominees must be members in good standing of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association (RPCRA).
  • Realtors®  may be nominated by another Realtor®  or Affiliate member or the community organization they serve.
  • To enter, complete the official entry form and submit it with attachments.
  • Entries must be received by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline date to be considered as a candidate for that calendar year's awards. All entries shall become the property of RPCRA and will not be returned. Visit our nomination page to learn more. The Executive Team will select the judges (7).
  • The nominee’s materials will be sent to a panel of judges for scoring. Judges will award points based on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, and the project's suitability as a role model for other Realtors® .
  • Three finalists will be selected by a panel not including judges (5) of RPCRA members appointed by the President.
  • Nominees' entry information will not be given to anyone outside of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor®  Association (RPCRA) and the judges; judges will receive only the information necessary to evaluate the candidate.
  • Grant will be awarded to the 501(c)3 nonprofit named on the entry form. Grants can be divided among more than one organization only if the winner has documented those organizations on the entry form.
  • The staff of RPCRA and the program sponsors will not take phone calls or release any information regarding the judges' identities, judging process, or status of the entries.
  • Finalists must sign an affidavit of eligibility and be willing to be interviewed, photographed, filmed, and featured in Press Releases.
  • Good Neighbor judges and panel and their families and staff of the RPCRA, program sponsors, and their families are ineligible to participate.
  • RPCRA, program sponsors and the judges aren't responsible for late, stolen, or misdirected entries. Winners will be notified by telephone and email.

Good Neighbor Grants and Prizes

The Good Neighbor Award winner will receive:

  • A $2500 grant for their community cause ($5000 if we find a sponsor to match it)
  • Exposure on RPCRA.org, social media, News media, Press Release and other media and various RPCRA events.
  • A custom-designed lead crystal Good Neighbor Award trophy
  • Use of the Good Neighbor Winner logo on marketing and promotional materials

Additionally, two honorable mentions will each receive:

  • A $500 grant for their community cause ($1000 if we find a sponsor to match it)
  • Exposure on RPCRA.org, social media, News media, Press Release and other media.
  • A Good Neighbor Honorable Mention wall plaque
  • Use of the Good Neighbor Honorable Mention logo on marketing and promotional materials

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

–Booker T. Washington

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