Each year, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® celebrates its agents and awards members who went above and beyond in the previous year. Being a part of the Central Kentucky Real Estate community is much like having a large family – we have fun together, bicker together, and harbor a healthy sense of competition. And the LBAR luncheon and recognition ceremony is like the extended family reunion where we can all join together and celebrate each other’s successes.
Rector Hayden had many fantastic faces applauded in this year’s presentation.
Laura Hayden receives Good Neighbor Award
The Good Neighbor Award is given to typically one outstanding agent for their service above and beyond to the community we serve. Laura has been passionately serving her community through many different amazing causes.
Laura served as the president for 2 years for the REALTOR®-Community Housing Foundation and has been a member of their board for over 15 years, nearly since its inception in 1992. RCHF “ensures that the housing needs of the Bluegrass are met through home rehabilitation for the elderly, homeownership counseling for potential homebuyers, and installation of access ramps for the disabled. By fostering a community commitment, RCHF’s goal is to empower families, strengthen neighborhoods and maximize the economy by opening doors to homeownership for those who might lose or may not otherwise have this opportunity (source).”
Laura Hayden has also been serving on the executive board for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Kentucky & Southern Indiana. She has been a major sponsor of the ‘Light the Night’ walk and had members of Rector Hayden design T-Shirts that she then sold for fundraising for LLS. This particular cause is very dear to Laura, not only for her strong heart and love for serving her community, but in that her mother, Maggie Hayden, passed away this past year after her battle with Leukemia.
As many of you know, 2016 was a tough year as I lost my Mom to her brave fight with Leukemia (ALS) in September. I certainly learned a tremendous amount from my Mom over the years – the valuable treasures to be found amongst the love of family and friends, entertaining for the special occasions along with the simple gatherings we made special and the importance of giving back to the community in the form of volunteering – just to name a few. – Laura Hayden, 01/05/2017
Hayden serves on the Board of Directors for the Lexington Children’s Theatre and for Ashland Terrace. Hayden also serves with the Junior League of Lexington, receiving the Alice Lang Vance Junior League Award in 2006-2007, an award given to an active member whose overall commitment to the Junior League of Lexington makes her a tremendous asset to the League. Each year, Laura Hayden also supports events through Cathedral of Christ the King, including Oktoberfest – a community staple in Lexington.
When asked about winning the Good Neighbor Award today, Laura Hayden laughed, “It was a complete surprise! I’d mostly gone in order to see my dad receive his 50-year pin. When they called my name for the Good Neighbor Award I was completely caught off guard. I turned my dad and said, ‘You knew about this!?'”
Rector Hayden REALTORS® is very proud of Laura Hayden’s recognition of community service and we will encourage her to continue on and compete for the National Association’s Good Neighbor Award which gives the winner a $10,000 grant to assist in their community efforts.
Co-founder of Rector Hayden REALTORS, Pat Hayden, receives 50 Year Service Pin at LBAR Luncheon
In October of 2016, we congratulated Pat Hayden on receiving the half-century award from the Kentucky Real Estate Commissio [read the article here].
Today, Hayden was recognized for his 50 years of real estate service by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® with the 50 Year Pin. Without Pat Hayden, there would not be the strong company we have today. Pat is cherished by so many in the community, not just his work family. Much like his daughter, Pat has continued to careand serve through volunteerism and trusted work.
Pat Hayden was the Lexington Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® President in 1983 as well as named REALTOR® of the Year by LBAR in that same year! He was later given the REALTOR® of the Year Award again in a tie with his partner, Ray Rector in 1999. The REALTOR® of the Year award is given out to one agent each year that demonstrates superb REALTOR spirit, activity within the association, KAR / NAR involvement, community involvement, as well as business and education experience.
Pat has since retired from management at the Rector Hayden office but continues to offer community support and education in the real estate industry.
Don Hudson receives 45 Year Service Pin at LBAR Luncheon
Don Hudson, agent with Rector Hayden REALTORS® Lexington Office, received the 45 Year LBAR Service Pin recognition today.
Don Hudson, REALTOR® | http://www.donhudson.rhr.com/ | direct: (859) 221-4292
Anne Osborne receives 30 Year Service Pin at LBAR Luncheon
Anne Osborne, agent with Rector Hayden REALTORS® Georgetown Office, received the 30 Year Service Pin
Many Rector Hayden Agents Recognized for achieving Real Estate Service Milestones
15 Years Pin
- Lura Justice
- Greg Woodward
10 Years Pin
- Tyce McCullough
5 Years Pin
- Lisa Dickens
- Traci Felix
- Richard Justice
- Caitlin Mittle
- Tammy Prewitt