The Memphis Area Association of Realtors president Carol Lott celebrated her 50th birthday a little early Friday, Aug. 24, by unwrapping checks for RPAC to the tune of $2,700.
RPAC, a nonpartisan PAC with 1.1 million members, is the largest PAC in the country. The MAAR chapter of the Realtors Political Action Committee hopes to raise $105,000 by the end of September. Money is used to lobby for home ownership in Washington.
About 50 people attended the celebration, during which Lott asked for donations to RPAC in lieu of birthday gifts. Lott’s pancake and waffle breakfast party brought the group’s total to slightly more than $80,000.
MAAR’s RPAC is having another fundraiser Monday, Aug. 27, for the Commercial Council at Acre Restaurant. After that, Lott said, “we’ll do a lot of telephoning between now and the end of September, because I’ve got until Sept. 30 to turn all of the money in.”
But Lott’s party wasn’t all business. For her 50th, she also picked up a tiara, a Starbucks card and a “50 happens” towel. Lott turns the big 5-0 Sept. 11.