Hi, I am Mary Papageorge, the 2010 Texas State Affiliate of the Year, which left me speechless when I received the Award (I know it’s hard to believe, right?) Well it is my honor to present the 2011 Texas State Affiliate of the Year, with the assistance of my Committee – would you please stand and be recognized? Thank you!

I would also like to ask the past Texas State Affiliate of the Year Award Recipients to please stand and be recognized. Thank you!

There were numerous Nominees this year, and all are deserving of this Award. Unfortunately, we could only select one, and I would like to tell you a little about this person.

This person has been a member of WCR for a long time – I can’t be specific because I don’t want to give it away too soon. This person has also served at the Local Chapter level as a Line Officer, various Committee Chairs and also served on various committees. She has served the Texas Chapter in a Chair position, but if I told you which one – it would give it away!

This person is also very active in their community as well, and has been in her industry for 35 years. She comes from a family of 4 with 3 younger brothers who are afraid of her? She is also very close to her mother and three aunts. She’s known as the family planner and they all do what she says!

She has been married to her husband for 16 years and has two sons and 3 wonderful grandchildren who are too precious for words! She loves to be with them and seldom goes more than a week without spending quality time with them.

She used to work for Continental, Saenger Altgelt, Alexander & Alexander, Miller & Miller and now with Bernard Donegan Insurance as their Marketing & Business Development also known as BDI.

She loves Women’s Council of Realtors, as we all do! Would you please help me welcome our 2011 Texas State Affiliate of the Year……