2019 is the last year that the criteria for earning the REALTOR® Emeritus award are limited to 40 years of REALTOR® membership and prior service at the local or state levels of the REALTOR® organization. Beginning in 2020, the criteria will also include service at the National level. If you are close to meeting the other requirements and since National service will be required going forward, you might want to consider applying to serve on an NAR committee for 2020. Service on an NAR committee comes with the expectation that you will attend the two annual NAR conferences during your term of service. The deadline for applying for an NAR committee is May 1, 2019.