I Have Been MEME’d Again – Here is My Updated MEME

Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty RB-19250

A few days ago I received a message from Andrew Trevino saying that you have been MEME'd.  I apologize for taking so long to do this. I have been so busy with work that I have had a hard time getting my Active Rain fix. 

                                                                                                           Randy & Darnelle

Well here is my life:

I am married to my wonderful wife Darnelle for going on 14 years.  At the time we got married my wife had a three year son, Daniel.  I am Daniel's Dad a responsibility I was proud to take on.  After a few years, Jacob came along and we stopped with two sons.

JacobWhat little spare time I have has been spent teaching chess and organizing events for the last 12 years.  Both of my son's play competitively and have won a few trophies and medals each.  My youngest Jacob is the reigning Kindergarten state chess champ.  He also plays soccer in two different leagues and nicknamed his right foot: "Thunder Foot"  I coach his AYSO team.

DanielMy oldest Daniel plays offensive line for the Mililani High School football team.  He will be in the court at next week's homecoming parade, which is a big deal in our town.

My wife lovely wife Darnelle is the love of my life and what keeps me going.  She is normally an impatient person, but has the patience of a saint when it comes to me.  Her e-mail address used to be chesswydow, but changed it to chessmom when the boys started playing also.

I was born in Racine, Wisconsin.  I grew up in Logan Square, a neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago and have lived in Hawaii most of my adult life after moving here at age 21.

1)  I hate to wear a tie; a good reason to live in Hawaii.  Fortunately in Hawaii, aloha shirts are the closest thing to a tuxedo.  I normally wear golf shirts with my name and Century 21 logo embroidered on it.

2) I heavily volunteer in the community and sit on several boards including:

  • Commissioner, State Civil Defense Advisory Council
  • Vice-chairman, Honolulu Board of Realtors, Leeward Region
  • City Affairs Committee, Honolulu Board of Realtors
  • President, Hawaii Chess Federation a501(c)3
  • Vice-President, Director, Mililani Chess Club a501(c)3
  • Coach / Referee, AYSO Youth Soccer
  • Vice Chairman, Mililani Drug Free
  • Vice President Mililani Garden Homes AOAO

I have also volunteered and sat on boards for several other non-profits and community groups and have been politically active over the years.  I also build and donate websites to several school and community groups in my community.

3) I enjoy technology and have been building my own websites for several years.  My Treo phone does not have internet.  I get to many e-mails and the screen is too small for my liking.  I carry a laptop with a Sprint Card along and always have a digital camera with me.

4) I have completed a strict doctor supervised diet to get better control of my health.  I lost a little over 175 lbs in 12 months and have now leveled off my weight.  From my heaviest weight which was about three years ago I down a little over 210lbs.  Since going on the diet I have completely reversed the effects of:

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Acid reflux
  • Back Pain
  • Labored breathing

I now hit the gym in the mornings and play an occasion game of basketball or soccer with my son's team.

5) My slogan is "Not Just Another Pretty."  That has been my slogan from the beginning.  Several folks have suggested that I update it since losing the weight, but I like it and am known by it, so it will stick.

So now that you read about my life; it is my pleasure to pick on 3 new victims to MEME. I would like to choose three local folks from Hawaii:  Donna Shefcheck , Pete Castillejos and Joe Schmitz.

Go for it guys!! 

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Andrew - Thank you
Sep 17, 2007 06:12 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Randy, congratulations on losing a whole person :)

And I know what you mean about not having a lot of time for AR.  I have been trying to comment on the blogs of the members that I subscribe to everyday, but some days there just isn't enough time to get to everyone.

I also new some of this already about you from your other MEME posts, but you always seem to sprinkle in a few new things with each one.

Sep 17, 2007 06:45 AM #7
Pete C
TBA - Kailua, HI
Hawaii Mortgage Loan and Refinance

RANDY!  You making me work?!  LOL!  Thanks for the honor and thinking of me.  I'll try to work on this today.  Thanks for sharing more about you too.  Do I pass this on to someone after?

Talk to you later,



Sep 17, 2007 07:04 AM #8
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Randy, thanks for sharing a glimpse of your life.  You have a BEAUTIFUL FAMILY; although I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.

Sep 17, 2007 08:13 AM #9
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

George - I sprinkle it because i don't think anyone what want to read much more.  LOL

Pete - Pick three victims and send them a message like the one I sent you.

Marchel - Thank you for the kind words.

Sep 17, 2007 10:38 AM #10
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
thank you for yet another great meme - I enjoy them even if they are the second or third or fourth time around.... thanks again
Sep 17, 2007 06:41 PM #11
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate


Love the update :)  Your sons are getting big, and you have to be one proud father.  Good job.

Sep 17, 2007 06:53 PM #12
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Thesa - I keep getting tapped.  I have turned them down on several occasions, but felt what the heck.

Kathy - I am a proud papa.

Sep 17, 2007 08:09 PM #13
Jeannette Morrison
Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas. - Cedar Park, TX
Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock

Great post.  Nice to learn a little more about you.

I have two sons as well....they keep me very busy as they are 5 and 18mo!  Does it ever get easier????

Sep 19, 2007 02:25 AM #14
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Jeannette - The age gap makes it more fun.
Sep 19, 2007 04:58 AM #15
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate
Randy, your wife has such a big smile! Your pretty face should smile more often   LOL
Sep 20, 2007 08:31 AM #16
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Randy - Loved your Meme! It's always good to get to know someone better. I didn't catch it the first go round and am glad I did this time!
Sep 20, 2007 08:43 PM #17
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Diane - I was smiling inside.  :)

Linda - Thank you, This is the 4th time since joining Active Rain.  I will avoid it again for a long time.

Sep 21, 2007 05:43 AM #18
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Randy, I just happened upon this and am so glad I did.  I, too, am passionate about giving back to the community but your list is wonderful.  You clearly have a zest for life which rubs off on all those who meet you.  You have a beautiful family.  The chess is a fascinating twist...where do you find the time?
Sep 23, 2007 01:31 AM #19
Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate


I loved reading more about you!  Keep up the good work! 

I just added this one to your other two on my alphabetical meme list.

Take care and Aloha,

Lucky :)

Sep 23, 2007 03:15 PM #20
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Diane - Lately I have had a lot of trouble with time management.  That is why I haven't been on AR as much as in the past.  I am hoping to resolve that.

Lucky - Thank you. Aloha

Sep 24, 2007 09:21 PM #21
Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Hey Randy,

Very cool.....I also red your first one ...I beleived I meme'd you already.

Sep 26, 2007 10:59 AM #22
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Neal - Thank you
Sep 27, 2007 05:36 AM #23
Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography

Hey Randy...you lost the weight, but I still wouldn't say you were pretty enough to ditch the slogan!

I'm really proud of you. I got to make some progress on that very thing.

Hey, and congratulations on teh 14 years.  Jolynne and are are at 11 years married...it's awesome.

Sep 27, 2007 03:34 PM #24
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Joey, Thanks.  I will keep the slogan.  I have to keep my wife.  I don't think anyone else would put up with me.
Sep 28, 2007 11:48 AM #25
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