MLAGC and MBAC in Washington DC
MLAGC President Chuck Stiles and Board Member Erica Page joined MBAC Executive Director Robin Weyrens in Washington D.C. for the MBA Local and State Leaders Conference as well as Advocacy Day. All three attended 2 days of workshops and round table discussion on how to improve the MBA, the local and state associations as well as the mortgage industry as a whole. Erica and Robin stayed on for the full Advocacy Conference and went on Capital Hill to meet with leaders from SC and NC about current and future legislation that will affect our industry. The Advocacy Conference was opened with a discussion and interview between current MBA President and Chief Executive Officer David H. Stevens and current HUD Deputy Secretary Pam Hughes Patenaude.
South Carolina Legislative Day 2018
The MLAGC hosted members of the MBAC as well as other local associations for the South Carolina Legislative Day on February 28th, 2018. We were recognized during the session of The House of Representatives and in a Banking and Insurance Committee meeting. After spending several hours at The State House we had a luncheon at The Palmetto Club where Representatives Nathan Ballentine and James Smith were our guest speakers. They spoke on the legislative process as well as specific issues facing our state.
End of the Year Celebration and Toy Drive
MLAGC Members and Guests enjoyed a Holiday Party and Toy Drive at the end of 2017. This was held at Senate's End and catered by Dupre Catering. Everyone who attended was asked to bring a toy for The Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital. Most attendees went above and beyond and we were able to donate numerous new toys and over $200. These were used to give to children who had to be hospitalized during the holiday season. Good Food, Good Fellowship and A Great Cause! Thank you to everyone who participated.