The Inaugural Gala on Thursday evening at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center honored NAR 2019 President John Smaby. The sell-out event hosted around 2,000 guests. What started as a supposed table server on stage to announce a lost purse turned into a surprise trio of opera singers—all dressed as waitstaff—whose performance crescendoed into a spine-tingling, 2,000-guest-napkin-waving finale.
President Smaby’s inaugural remarks revolved around three fundamental REALTOR® truths that drive the industry:
- REALTORS® love what they do.
- REALTORS® love who they do it for.
- REALTORS® love who they do it with.
Also installed last night were 2019 President-Elect Vince Malta, 2019 First Vice President Charlie Oppler, and 2019 Treasurer John Flor, along with regional Vice Presidents (RVPs). Brian Copeland and Tracy Kasper served as masters of ceremonies.