Omega Tau Rho

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Induction into the Omega Tau Rho fraternity is granted by state and local associations to members and others who have shown exemplary dedication and service to the REALTOR® organization.

The nomination deadline is Dec. 2, 2016.

Download the nomination form

Contact Sandi Wilda for more information. 


Nomination guidelines and qualifications

The award is given by state and local associations to members and others who have shown exemplary dedication and service to the REALTOR® organization and who have honorably completed their term of office as:

  1. An officer or director of the National Association of REALTORS®, including members of the Executive Committee
  2. An officer of any institute, society or council, or a governor or director thereof; or
  3. A president of a state association
  4. Director of the National Association of REALTORS®
  5. Regional Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®
  6. Executive Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®
  7. Finance Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®
  8. President of a State Association
  9. Reciprocal Director to a foreign affiliate
  10. President of the National Association of REALTORS®
  11. First Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®
  12. Treasurer of the National Association of REALTORS®
  13. REALTOR® of the Year of State Association
  14. REALTOR® Emeritus of the National Association of REALTORS®
  15. Chairman of Standing Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®
  16. Honorary Members as named by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®
  17. Elected National Officers as affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils (contact individuals affiliate for specific guidelines)
  18. Governors/Directors of affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils (contact individuals affiliate for specific guidelines)
  19. Local Board or State Association Executive Officers who had served 10 or more years
  20. Comptroller or General Counsel of a local Board or State Association with 10 years of service

History

At its May 11, 1950 meeting, the Executive Committee of the National Association of REALTORS® decided to explore the possibility of establishing "a special Association for past officers only, along the lines of a Fraternity." The founding banquet of Omega Tau Rho was held on Nov. 12, 1950, during the Miami Convention. Two hundred fifty members were accepted into membership at this banquet. There are now approximately 4,000 members.

Membership in this honorary fraternity is represented by the Medallion of Service which symbolizes the recognition and appreciation accorded inductees for their contributions to the National Association of REALTORS®, its affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils.

Membership in Omega Tau Rho opened in 1972 to REALTORS® of the Year of the State Associations, in 1977 to REALTORS® Emeriti of the National Association, and in 1978 to Executive Officers of local Boards and State Associations with 10 years of service. Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate profession but who are not eligible under the qualifications just listed may be named honorary members by the Board of Directors of the National Association.

The Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Honor elegantly captures the esteem in which inductees in this honorary fraternity are held by fellow REALTORS®. The medallion is two-inches in diameter and is made of solid brass with an antique gold ox finish in embossed hand relief.

Once a medallion is awarded, the recipient is a member of the fraternity for life and does not receive the award again. The medallion, certificate and a sample press release are given at the Winter Meeting in February. Medallion presentation is a highly suitable publicity occasion for the state association as well as for the recipient. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

There are no annual dues nor any special function or prescribed activity for the Omega Tau Rho fraternity.


Previous winners

Click here to view the list of previous Omega Tau Rho inductees.