REALTOR® Melodie Walsh has received the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) Volunteer Award at the association’s virtual Annual General Meeting held on Friday, October 9, 20202.
KWAR’s Volunteer Award is presented annually to a REALTOR® who has shown both commitment and dedication to the association and within the community.
“Melodie exemplifies the kind of camaraderie that is so vital to being both a good REALTOR® and a good person,” says KWAR President Colleen Koehler. “Whether it is through her volunteerism in the community or at the association, Melodie brings her special blend of friendliness, compassion and humour to everything she does.”
Walsh has been a member of KWAR since 1988 and is a sales representative with Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty. Her volunteerism includes serving on dozens of KWAR’s committees over the years including the Professional Standards Committee, Discipline, and Bylaw. In the community she has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and most notably with Hospice Waterloo for the past 14 years where she has contributed hundreds of hours.
Alexandra Allen, Coordinator of Volunteers for Hospice of Waterloo Region says, “Melodie is super committed, compassionate and has a big heart. We could not do what we do without volunteers like Melodie Walsh. On behalf of all of us at Hospice of Waterloo, I wish to congratulate her on this very well-deserved award.”
REALTORS® believe that healthy communities depend on a strong economy, safe neighbourhoods, a clean environment, access to housing and the protection of rights of property owners. KWAR recognizes the need to support and enhance the Quality of Life enjoyed by residents of the Waterloo Region.
Established in 1937, the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) operates the local Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) and provides ongoing professional education courses for over 1,450 REALTOR® members who serve the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo and outlying areas. The term REALTOR® is a trademark identifying members in good standing of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) who provide real estate brokerage services in compliance with CREA’s By-Laws and Rules, the REALTOR® Code, and all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations.
Since 1993 the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® has donated well in excess of a million dollars to support local charities on behalf of its REALTOR® members.