Earning Emeritus Status
Any person who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR® ASSOCIATE, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS®, is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus Status.
The REALTOR® Emeritus status eligibility requirements are:
- Forty (40) years of REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® (or both) membership.
- Proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level.
* “Service” is defined as serving as an NAR officer, director, committee member, Federal Political Coordinator, Global Ambassador, or Global Coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.
NAR REALTOR® Emeritus Application (login required: must be completed by applicant’s local association)
South Dakota REALTOR® Emeritus Status Members
The REALTOR® Emeritus program is a special membership status honoring those REALTORS® who have maintained their membership for 40 years or more. A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the South Dakota Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.
Members may qualify for Emeritus status if they:
- Have held membership in the South Dakota Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years; AND
- Have completed at least one (1) year of service* at the State level. The service qualification does not include service at the national or local level.
*Service is defined as: Having completed at least one (1) year of service at the State Association level as an officer, director, member of standing committee found in Article VIII of SD REALTORS® Bylaws, Regional Vice President, Federal Political Coordinator, RPAC Trustee, Issues Mobilization Trustee or as a member of the SD REALTORS®, Foundation Board of Directors
Application opens every year for South Dakota REALTOR® Emeritus from January 15th through May 1st. The South Dakota REALTOR® Emeritus application must be completed by applicant’s local association.
Congratulations to the following members for their continued support and faithful service to the REALTOR® Industry. These members have received the REALTOR® Emeritus status for their years of service with a sense of pride and satisfaction.
Aberdeen Area Association of REALTORS®
- Alan Hoerth
- C. Scott Johnston
- Raphael Mack
- Milbert Mehlhoff
Black Hills Association of REALTORS®
- Sylvia Conrad
- Patrick Hall
- Gene Hensley
- David Kahler
- Kenneth Kirkeby
- Larry Lewis
- Paula Lewis
- Gilbert Raben
- Terrance Rathbun
- Karen Soderquist
- John Sundby
- Kathryn Sundby
East Central South Dakota REALTORS®
- Scott Hodges
Mount Rushmore Area Association of REALTORS®
- Jim Alcorn
- Joe Jorgensen
- Dennis McKay
- Russell Wyatt
Northeast South Dakota Association of REALTORS®
- Peggy Haugan
- Geraldine Hoftiezer
- Patrick Mahowald
REALTOR® Association of the Sioux Empire
- Patrick Beckman
- Karen Dunham
- Kenneth Dunlap
- John Egan
- David Eastman
- Tom Garry
- William Hegg
- Alan Johnson
- David Kerkhove
- Daniel Koch
- Jeffrey Nelson
- Ted Thoms