August 13, 2021 @ 4PM-7PM

RPAC Bowling Tournament

It’s that time again, finally! Our RPAC Bowling Tournament SPLITS HAPPEN! is ON and IN PERSON for Fri., Aug. 13th at Atomic Bowl. Whether you’ve got a mean hook, are looking to simply avoid gutter balls, or just love the company of your fellow REALTORS®, come on out and support a GREAT cause: PUMPING UP RPAC! 

Our Tourney causes dancing in the lanes, drinking at the counter, laughing and silliness throughout the building, bowling balls hitting pins and gutters alike, and oh-so-much fun! There’s food, there’s games, there’s beer, and of course, there’s bowling!

$25 entry ticket includes: RPAC investment, 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza & soda, 2 comedy tickets ($20 value!), Atomic Bowl Card ($10 value!), Joker’s Casino Match Play Card and MORE!

For those not wishing to show off their bowling prowess, there will be plenty of room to support the bowlers, enjoy food and drink, play raffles and more for the $25 entry fee!

WE ALSO HAVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Get recognized as an RPAC CAPITOL CLUB INVESTOR with a custom sign displayed over the bowling lanes! As an RPAC Capitol Club Investor, your 4ft x 2ft SIGN will be displayed at Atomic Bowl for SIX WEEKS!

Sponsorship will also get numerous acknowledgements in our TCAR newsletter, and on our Facebook page and website.

With your $250 Sponsorship, you can build brand recognition and help shape the political future of our real estate industry by becoming an RPAC Capitol Club Investor!

Interested in bowling? Put together your own team OR we can sign you up for a team! (Teams are 4 (Max 5) Per Lane • 9 Pin No Tap)

Call the TCAR office @ (509) 783-2184 to register as a bowler or to sign up as a sponsor!

Happy Juneteenth!

On Thursday, May 13, 2021 Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared Juneteenth an official state holiday, making June 19 a paid day off for state workers starting in 2022.

Juneteenth —also known as Emancipation Day and Freedom Day— marks the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 and informed the last enslaved African Americans there that they were free and that the war had ended. This news was delivered more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued on January 1, 1863.

Let’s celebrate and honor the importance of this day!

As you may recall, in 2019 the Department of Licensing (DOL) proposed a general real estate fee increase to take effect in the fall of 2020. Those increases were delayed in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the DOL is resuming the effort to increase these fees in order to bring the Real Estate Account into good standing. In accordance with RCW 43.24.086, DOL is required to set real estate fees “at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program.”

These fees have not been changed since 2010 and are insufficient to sustain the real estate program. The DOL has determined the proposed fee increases below are necessary to continue to provide the information technology systems, staffing levels, and other critical services needed to support licensees and maintain public safety. Below is a table that outlines the complete list of proposed fee increases for the real estate program and the amount these fees will be raised.

The DOL intends to have the new fees in place by late summer 2021.

If you have questions or would like to share any concerns, please email Ellis Starrett, Rules and Policy Manager, at

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