Newberg & McMinnville Brokers Support the Special Olympics

Prudential Northwest Properties Newberg and McMinnville branches joined together to sponsor the Special Olympics Summer State Games Victory Dance this past Friday night in Newberg and a fine time was had by all. Many of our brokers and their families came out to help guide the 1,500 athletes into the arena where law enforcement officers and fire fighters formed two lines that the athletes were able to “high 5” and shake hands with as they came in.

Our brokers were part of the chain of people giving encouragement and congratulations to the athletes and there were several more in the stands with their families cheering them on. Once the torch was lit and the music started, the victory dance began. It was great to see the athletes enjoying themselves and celebrating, and it was absolutely infectious.

Special Olympics Newberg Oregon 2012

Prudential NW brokers Kari Fahrenkopf (left) and Laura Oviatt gettin’ down at the dance!

Newberg broker Rob Molzahn,  who spearheaded our involvement in this event, summed up the evening nicely, “What a treat! Here is where encouragement and positive attitude are a way of life. It was inspiring, and I’m very thankful and proud of all who came and participated. It was truly an evening well spent.”

Special Olympics Summer Games Dance

Photo credit: Special Olympics Oregon

To Branch Managing Principal Broker Ron Schock and our entire Newberg and  McMinnville crew and your families, a big “thank you” for supporting Special Olympics in Oregon … you make us proud!

Click here to learn more about Special Olympics Oregon.


Kudos to our Yamhill County real estate professionals

In 2011, we helped more people buy and sell homes in Yamhill County than anyone else.

Yamhill County Real Estate Stats

Kudos to our McMinnville, Newberg and Sherwood teams, and a sincere “Thank You” to the folks in Yamhill County for trusting the committed professionals at Prudential Northwest Properties with all your real estate needs. We’re proud to earn your business!

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Active members in the Yamhill County Association of Realtors

Several members of the Prudential Northwest Properties McMinnville team are quite active in their local Realtor Association, the Yamhill County Association of Realtors. At the recent YCAR Annual Meeting & Holiday Party, Beth Caster (far left) is being sworn in as YCAR State Director, Janel Huntley (third from right) as Secretary, Stacey McGhehey (second from right) as President-Elect, and Ron Schock (far right) as Immediate Past President.

Beth Caster, Janel Huntley, Stacey McGehey and Ron Schock get sworn in for service in 2012.

Our thanks to all of you for your service to your community, your clients, and the real estate industry as a whole. You make us proud!

“Sock-it-to-’em!” was a knock-out!

Sock-it-to-em Sock and Underwear Challenge 2011 “Sock it to ’em!” sock and underwear challenge was a terrific success! An intra-company challenge between the McMinnville, Sherwood/Newberg, Gresham and Longview branches brought out the competitive best in our agents and was a boon for local homeless youth! The McMinnville crew took top honors by delivering 1251 combined pairs of underwear & socks (that’s an average of 66 per agent!). Great job everyone! And thanks for all your efforts to brighten the lives of local homeless youth. To learn more about Transitional Youth, please visit


McMinnville Realtors make an impact

Congratulations to Prudential Northwest Properties McMinnville Realtors Van Keck, Ron Schock, Beth Caster, and Janel Huntley. Van was presented the Realtor of the Year Award from the Yamhill County Association of Realtors, Ron was installed as the 2011 President of the Association, Beth was re-installed as a State Director, and Janel was installed as the 2011 Secretary. Van, Ron, Beth, and Janel, we’re very proud of your commitment to great service and the leadership of your Realtor Association!

McMinnville office adopts soldiers overseas

McMinnville agents send gifts to soldiers in Iraq.
McMinnville agents send gifts to soldiers in Iraq.

Ron Schock and the agents in the McMinnveille branch office adopted some soldiers who will be spending the holidays far away from home. This photo is from their “boxing party.” They had a party to pack the boxes of donations to go to a battalion in Iraq. “We sent 13 boxes filled with comfort and Christmas items to help these soldiers have a home connection through the holiday,” said Ron. “I was really filled with pride that the agents donated so much and on top of that donated for shipping overseas. We aren’t having a formal Christmas party this year. We all feel so blessed and don’t need gifts or trinkets so we had some lunch brought in, signed some cards, packed the boxes and then a few agents took them to be mailed.”


The recipients of these boxes…

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