Stroudsburg – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates wanted to recognize Dawn Libecap, Admin Asst in the Rental Department who is and has been an active community volunteer for a number of years. Prior to joining the Wilkins organization, Libecap was employed by the Toll Brothers organization for 9 years.
On Saturday March 21st, the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (AWSOM) held The Most AWSOM Tricky Tray and Dinner chaired by Libecap. AWSOM sold out all 350 seats. Said Libecap, “You always go into these functions hoping that it’s going to be successful, but the event was far greater than just successful, we sold out. That is unbelievable in its’ own right. This was the 3rd Annual event and we went from 250 seats in the past to 350 seats for this event.” AWSOM is a non-profit shelter that is located at 3129 Godfreys Ridge Drive in Stroudsburg. They are open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUGAR and Zach Plue-Campbell were the MCs for the event. SUGAR is a character created by James Angelo Campistrous. “They were fabulous.” said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO who is featured in a photo with SUGAR.
Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, further stated, “Now I understand why women always go to these trick-tray benefits. Even I had my hand up and bought tickets that were winners, so I had part of the action as well. It was a “hoot” of a time.”
In addition to Libecap’s responsibilities for AWSOM, she is also helps the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion in Bushkill. In this position, Libecap is a paid employee for the Tricky Tray event held by the American Legion. Libecap was past PTA President at Lehman Intermediate and East Stroudsburg North High School. Currently, Libecap is V.P. of the Penn Dutch Great Pyrenees Club.
Libecap works closely with Wilkins and Amy Evans, Manager of Long-term and Corporate Rentals. Together, they’ve built up the Corporate Rental division of NEPA Management Associates. Said Wilkins, “The three of us had a great time doing this. It was such a pleasure working with Amy and Dawn, but especially Dawn who we want to recognize in this article. She understood what we were looking for and never took her eye off the ball.”
Currently, the Wilkins & Associates organization is developing a new Vacation Rental model which is designed for family vacations at the most popular 4 season resorts in the Poconos. Said Wilkins, “With all the controversy today about vacation rentals, private homes are not a part of our model or business plan at all. Our model is renting timeshare units for the Associations themselves and renting out delinquent and/or unsold inventory. Our new model does not make us part of the vacation rentals that are in dispute. The underlying controversy in Vacation Rentals of private homes is the hotel tax.” “Also, we have always paid the hotel tax and have since its beginning 10 – 12 years ago.” stated Wilkins.
Said Christine A. Wilkins, Exec V.P. and who was recently appointed as a Stroud Township Supervisor, “We are so pleased that many of our agents, our Managers and for that matter our Employees are a part of something in our community. Whether it’s being part of AWSOM, their church, politics or other type community events, we are at best very, very, very pleased. That’s the type of people we like to have work for us. Dawn is that type person.”
The Wilkins organization, their employees and Realtors, work in the same community where their business comes from. Said Wilkins, “Our business comes from selling homes locally. We manage properties locally and our business, when you get down to it, is very local.” Said Christine A. Wilkins, “We want to be a part of our community at this level and we want to try to do more.”
If you have an organization that is looking for volunteers, why not give a manager with the Wilkins organization a call. “We have a lot of very energetic people that would certainly have an interest in perhaps becoming a part of your organization.” stated Wilkins.
All the Wilkins offices are open 7 days a week. You can visit them online at www.BHGwilkins.com .