Annual Members' Events

2022 Annual Cookout

June cookout photo

SVAR members and guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of food, groovy music, camaraderie, and fun at the “Get your Groove on: Rocking in the 60s" SVAR Annual Members Cookout. Thank you to the Christy Bowman, Committee Chair, and the rest of the Cookout Committee for all of their hard work to make this event a success!

Thank you to Brocks BBQ for the fantastic food, Kyle Davis for sharing your amazing talent with us, and Katie Byrge for keeping us hydrated. We had 7 teams participate in our annual charity corn hole tournament benefitting the James House where Corey Sobey and Nick Allen took home the win!

Thank you to our sponsors for your continued support of SVAR. Motown: Tidewater Mortgage Rock and Roll: Tennek Realty, Atkinson Insurance, Alcova Mortgage, Harris and Associates, Presidential Mortgage, A2 Insurance Services, Signature Craft LLC, Ace Home Inspection, and Old Dominion Title and Escrow Folk Rock: GE Matthews Property Management, Hayes Inspection Services, Ford Agency, The Vickie and Larry Team, and Weichert REALTORS® Brockwell & Associates. Joy Cobb stopped by the Disputanta Fire Department and donated cupcakes and brownie bites.

Thank you to everyone who attended!


REALTOR® Social Outing

The Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® hosted a SVAR Social Outing on Friday, May 20, 2022 and Saturday May 21, 2022 in Old Towne Petersburg. Old Towne Petersburg welcomed area REALTORS®, who proudly wore specially designed T-shirts for the event. SVAR was proud to support the local businesses and show their community support. SVAR members enjoyed the networking time with each other, the beautiful weather and great food.

Enjoy the pics on our Facebook page!


Welcome to Hollywood: Glitz and Glam!

Cheers to “Welcome to Hollywood: Glitz and Glam” - that is, SVAR’s Fall Fashion Show champagne brunch! The fashions were fancy and the fare divine as members and guests gathered today to raise money for The James House in a very glamorous way!

Thank you to the event committee for its hard work in making today’s event possible, and of course to our models - Lorna Cornett aka Cat Woman, Shanna Story aka Jem, Sandra Hayashi aka Wonder Woman, Bea Nobles aka Julianne Moore, Pat Robinson aka Diana Ross, Joyce Navary aka Starlet, Elizabeth Abernathy aka Jamie Lee Curtis, Connie Meadows aka Carrie Underwood and Mimi Habeeba-Shorter as Whitney Houston. And we can’t forget the gents who kept the mimosas coming: Larry Lewis, Norris Hardy, Brett Harris, Al Wells, John Brockwell, Joe Croce and Brett Cole.

We’re also grateful to Dillard’s at Stony Point for supplying the fashions, to Everyday Gourmet for catering the lunch, to Jim Napier for emceeing, to Allen Bowen for DJ’ing and to Jewel Lawrence for styling our models. And, last but not least, thank you to all who generously sponsored the event or donated door prizes. We can definitely say a good time was had by all. Enjoy the pics on our Facebook page!


2021 Charity Golf Tournament

What a glorious day for a golf tournament! The Country Club of Petersburg was the place to be on October 5th for SVAR’s sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament. The course was beautiful, the camaraderie great and the competition friendly as 19 teams vied for the win. Golf 2020

First place - Josh Chappell, Matt Chisholm, Bradley Johnston, and Eric Hines
Second place - Alex Perkinson, Wayne Harrison, Richard Chappell, and Sam Smith
Third place - Joe Pierce, Phil Stewart, Dennis Sexton, and Ryan Short
Highest Score - John Brockwell, Roger Cook, Norris Hardy and Carol Cruickshanks
Putting Contest - Ryan Grant and Howard Overby
Longest drive men - Eric Hines
Longest drive senior - Dan Smith
Closest to the pin (SVAR)- Dwight Reagan
Closest to the pin (Robinson Harris Title)- Josh Grim

Thank you to all of sponsors and donors!
Sponsors

Grant-Virginia REALTORS
Dinner Sponsor- Success Mortgage Partners
Lunch Sponsor- Alcova Mortgage
Beer Cart Sponsors- Tidewater Mortgage and Edward Jones
Golf Cart Sponsors- Harris and Associates, Old Dominion Title, Atkinson Insurance, and Colonial Farm Credit
Score Sheet Sponsor- Mueller Builders and Southpark Carpet and Flooring Outlet
Putting Green Sponsors- The Vickie and Larry Team and Century 21 Colonial Realty
Hole Sponsors- Joyce Navary, Weichert REALTORS Brockwell and Associates, Tyler Realty Group, The Vickie and Larry Team, Signature Craft, Sherwood Title, Robinson Harris Title and Escrow, Presidential Mortgage, Norris Hardy, Long and Foster Tri Cities, Jennifer Resnick, Gregory and Associates, David Tucker, Cutco, Colonial Kia, Chappell Construction, and B&T Towing Services.

Donations
Outback Steakhouse Colonial Heights, Tidewater Mortgage, Embrace Mortgage, James River Printing, Hartman Graphics, Ashton Creek Vineyard, The Flying Squirrels, Danny White, and Hamilton Pro Shop. A huge thank you to the Golf Tournament Committee and all of our volunteers who made this tournament a success.

The event raised a generous $2,000 to benefit Veterans and Athletes United.

Be sure to check out photos on our Facebook page!

 


2021 SVAR Cookout

SVAR members and guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of food, camaraderie, and fun at the SVAR Annual Members Cookout. Thank you to the Cookout Committee for all of their hard work to make this event a success! Cookout 2021

Thank you to Nothin Butt Fun Catering for the wonderful food, Kyle Davis for sharing your amazing talent with us, and Katie Byrge for keeping us hydrated. Thank you to our sponsors for your continued support of SVAR. Star Spangled Banner- Old Dominion Title and Escrow, Harris & Associates, and Tidewater Mortgage Services. God Bless America- Virginia Housing, A2 Insurance Agency, Residential Inspections Inc, and Appomattox Title. America the Beautiful- Alcove Mortgage and Signature Craft. Congratulations to Steve and Bea for winning the Annual Charity Corn Hole tournament! SVAR raised $120.00 for Regenesis!

Check out more photos on our Facebook page!


REALTOR® Night Out

Night Out

After a long wait through a tough pandemic year, the Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® was happy to host a REALTORS® Night Out on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Old Towne Petersburg. Four restaurants—Alexander’s Fine Food, DJ’s Rajun Cajun, Maria’s Old Town 21, and Wabi Sabi—welcomed area REALTORS®, who wore specially designed T-shirts for the event celebrating the centennial of the association. (The Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® was chartered on April 27, 1921.) SVAR was proud to support the local economy and show their community involvement. Nearly 40 REALTORS® interacted (safely!) with the public while enjoying the networking time with each other, the beautiful weather and great food.

See more pictures from the evening on our Facebook page.



2020 Charity Golf Tournament

What a glorious day for a golf tournament! The Country Club of Petersburg was the place to be October 6 for SVAR’s fifth annual Charity Golf Tournament. The course was beautiful, the camaraderie great and the competition friendly as 20 teams vied for the win. Golf 2020

First place - Kenny Grant, Keith Gates, Ryan Grant and Travis Mosley
Second place - Josh Chappell, Lee Canterbury, Aaron Bryant and Will Pierce
Third place - Craig Rathbone, Cory Bishop, Jay Lewis and Marvin Bishop
Highest Score - John Brockwell, Roger Cook, Norris Hardy and Carol Cruickshanks
Putting Contest - Ashton Tudor, John Norton, Bob Rhodes and Tim Brock
Longest drive men - Chris Sexton
Longest drive ladies - Carol Cruickshanks
Longest drive senior - Jimbo Van Landingham
Closest to the pin - Al Wells

The event raised a generous $2,000 to benefit Crater Community Hospice.


Click here to see a video recap of golf event photos on Facebook.


Brunch at Tiffany's - 2019 Fall Fashion Show

We Strutted Our Stuff! Fashion, food, fun! This was SVAR's 2019 "Breakfast at Tiffany's Fall Fashion Show" to benefit The James House. Thanks to all who worked hard to make the event possible.


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2019 Charity Golf Tournament

SVAR couldn’t have asked for a finer fall day for its fourth annual Charity Tournament at the Country Club of Petersburg. Thanks to all who came out to play in support of the Maddie Mann Foundation for Accessible Play and to all those who volunteered their time for the event. Of course, everyone who plays for charity is a winner in our eyes, but let’s offer these fantastic players congrats on their golfing accomplishments today:

First place - Cory Bishop, Jay Lewis, Craig Rathbone, Marvin Bishop
Second place - Riley Ingram Jr., Riley Ingram Sr., Ken Emerson, Chris Sexton
Third place - Alex Perkinson, Rick Bogan, Larry Henshaw, Richard Chappell
Last place - Norris Hardy, John Brockwell, Carol Cruickshanks, Roger Cook
Longest drive - Kyle Fuller
Longest drive senior - Richard Chappell
Longest drive ladies - Samantha Tyler
Closest to the pin #16 - Ken Emerson
Closest to the pin #5 - Kimberly Porter

Attendees rounded out the day with a delicious dinner, door prizes and the awards ceremony. Great to see everyone!


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2019 Picnic

We're still feeling the good vibes from 2019's terrific SVAR Members' Picnic. Thanks to our sponsors and to all for coming out to help a great cause! See yourself? Tag yourself, and don't forget to share!

Click here to see more photos on Facebook and crank it up and relive the summer fun through this event video


2018 Charity Golf Tournament

SVAR couldn't have asked for a prettier day or course for its third annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Colonial Heights First Responders Fund. Participants were all smiles as they relished the fun and sun, racked up prizes, and broke bread twice at the Country Club of Petersburg. Thank you to the hardworking committee and sponsors who made the event possible, and to the club for providing beautiful links and fantastic food! Congrats to the winner lineup: 1st Place- Kenny Grant, Keith Grant, Ryan Grant and Travis Mosley (55) 2nd Place- Stuart Dederer, Warren Poirier, BK Kelley and Daryl Chappell (58) 3rd Place- Cory Bishop, Marvin Bishop, Jason Cannon and Jay Lewis (59) Last Place - Craig Richards, Tammy Richards, Travis Wolfreg and Alice Coleman (83) Longest Drive - Carl Thompson Longest Drive (Senior) - Dennis Foxworth Closet to the Pin - Tim Brock Putting Contest - Travis Mosley SPONSORS Veterans of Foreign Wars 1st Choice Realty 2-10 Home Buyers Protection Atkinson Insurance Colonial Hyundai Colonial Kia Colonial Subaru Dan Rich Homes Dunlop House Edward Jones Front Door Realty Harris & Associates Hayes Inspection Service Heritage Chevrolet JG Wentworth Home Lending Ken Pritchett Long & Foster Lundie Financial/Insurance Markins MassMutual Greater Richmond Presidential Mortgage Group Tidewater Mortgage Services US Inspect Vickie and Larry Team Southpark Flooring Premier Roofing Hank and Bugg Overgard And did we mention it's Riley Ingram Sr.'s birthday? Happy birthday, Riley! Thanks to all for making it a great day to help and even greater cause! See yourself? Tag yourself, and don't forget to share!

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2018 Picnic

Surf's up, SVAR! Thanks to all of our Big Kahunas and Parrotheads, Beach Boys and Baywatchers, for making tonight's beach party-themed SVAR Members' Picnic a big success, right down to the shell-topped tables and shagging music. (We saw you dancing, Riley!) Special thanks to all of our sponsors for making the food and fun possible, and huge congrats to corn hole tournament winners the Hayes brothers (David and Nick) for reclaiming their title. Proceeds will benefit B.R.A.G....Bullies Rescue Advocacy Group.

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2017 REALTOR® Safety Day

Safety first ... safety always. Or, as SVAR Education Committee chair Al Wells said, "Better to be alive and paranoid than dead and not having trusted your intuition." Today members attended the association's Safety Day for cyber, social media and personal safety tips for REALTORS, with expertise provided by Officers John Vasquez and Harold Shreves of the Prince George County Police Department and Ryan Cochran, chief information security officer for TowneBank and its companies. A special thank you goes to sponsors Atkinson Insurance Agency and Old Republic Home Mortgage. Look for complete safety tips from today's event in your next Southside REALTOR magazine.

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2017 Charity Golf Tournament

The mercury doesn't lie ... it was a hot one, but in more ways than one! SVAR's second annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Homes For Our Troops - held yesterday at Dogwood Trace Golf Course in Petersburg - sizzled with fun thanks to a healthy dose of competition among the 20 or so teams, food, prizes and great cause. Thank you to the event committee and volunteers for all of their work to make it a success, and to generous sponsors Harris & Associates, Long & Foster, VCB and Old Republic Home Protection (all Platinum); 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Weichert Realtors Brockwell & Portwood and Presidential Mortgage Group (all Gold); Fraternal Order of Eagles and HMS Home Warranty (both Silver); and 1st Choice Realty, Heritage Custom Cabinets, Adolph's, C.F.S. and Village Coin Shoppe (all Hole In One). Congrats to the day's winners, who included: Emergency Special Services, first place; Napier ERA, second place; the Gibbs and Story Team, third place; Old Dominion Title, last place; and putting contest winner Bob Rhodes from the Brett Harris Team. (We'll share more winners as they become available.) With tons of fun, fantastic food and great prizes, we'd say the tourney scored a hole in one for the charity and everyone who took part!

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2014 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Oh, the drama! (Literally!) The spotlight shined on Swift Creek Mill Playhouse when real-estate industry professionals turned actors for the Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS' second annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Murder, mystery, mayhem and and a little CSI-type sleuthing, too, made for a memorable and interactive evening, during which guests enjoyed a specially-written script for the occasion, a meal and the camaraderie of trying to figure out just "whodunit." The cast featured members Butch Fulcher as philandering victim Thomas Whittingham, Mary Ann White as Alexandria Whittingham, Melinda Sexton as Claudia Lewis, Scott Whittle as Richard Widdle, Stephanie Stables as Sophia Redman, Cathie Gray as Paula Collin, Eileen Knode as Detective Briggs and special guest Vickie Zevgolis as Elizabeth Mann. So, whodunit? "Wife" Alexandria Whittingham and "mistress" Sophia Redman.