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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.

ELIGIBILITY

Members may qualify for Emeritus status if they:

  1. Have held membership in the South Dakota Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years; AND
  2. 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

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
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