Local REALTORS�?® attend meetings The South Dakota Association of REALTORS�?® (SDAR) held their second quarterly business meetings at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre on June 3 and 4. Participating from the Lewis & Clark Association/Board of REALTORS�?® were Pat Goebel, Charlii Gilson, Sherry Conkling and Emma Laird. Those attending the June meeting heard reports from members of the South Dakota delegation who participated in the National Association of REALTORS�?® Midyear Legislative meetings in Washington, DC. Special reports were given by Dee Jones, executive director of the South Dakota Real Estate Commission, and Mark Lauseng, executive director of Homeownership from the SD Housing Development Authority. Jim Costello, 2009 president and Faith Wendt, 2009 education chair announced a program for the Professional Development Conference with keynote speaker Richard Flint of Newport News, VA. Everyone was invited to attend. The board was also given information on the 2008 REALTOR�?® Convention of the Dakotas scheduled to be held in Minot, ND in September. The housing committee announced a DVD for consumers will be released by October. Emma Laird, chair of membership committee, announced the new Web site for realtors and the public should be unveiled next month.