Are you interested in growing your business and assisting Michigan Chapter’s Women’s Council of REALTORS®? If so, please contact Jo Ann Hatfield asap at firstname.lastname@example.org . We need volunteers to run for MI WCR State Office vacancies. There is nothing like meeting various Michigan REALTORS® from the WCR membership. The contacts and referral business is one of a kind. Please volunteer.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2010 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATES Check out photos from Women's Council's recent Leadership Academy in Chicago, July 30 to August 1. Click link <http://www.wcr.org/Events/EventSlideshows/tabid/427/Default.aspx> for photos from this exclusive training event, as well as for photo slideshows from other recent Women's Council national meetings and special events.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW
National members, please update your mailing address in the Member Expertise Profile. The 2011 invoices mail in early November so your assistance with updating mailing addresses is essential.
PROMOTE TO ALL MEMBERS:
Check out our free webinars and recorded conference sessions, as well as upcoming live online events:
DEADLINE FOR CHAPTER DUES CHANGES IS OCT. 31 If your local or state chapter membership has voted to amend its dues, these amendments must be received in writing at National WCR no later than October 31.No dues changes can be implemented once the billing cycle has begun. Be sure to consult and follow your bylaws on how to approve a dues change. Send amendments to Martha Rusk email@example.com.
2011 OFFICER REPORTING DEADLINE
Chapter officer and nominating committee elections should be held by October 15 and the 2011 Officer Report submitted to National office by November 1. Use the form in the LPPM or download the MS Word document online located on the web site Member Center Chapter Tools page.
Are you planning on ordering any awards for your chapter year end? Be sure to order early and avoid any rush charges. www.Shopwcr.com has numerous plaques, pins and awards that can be customized. Normally production takes 2-4 weeks. Shop early and save.
2010 WCR/REALTORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPO November 3-7 2010 New Orleans, LA
Help Keep Costs Down: When registering for the conference be sure to mark "WCR" as your primary affiliation. WCR receives a portion of each registration marked "WCR." This helps to cover costs and gives you access to the Women's Council hotel room block. Be sure to share the WCR registration and hotel forms with agents in your office and members of your chapter.
For Conference Registration, Schedule, WCR Inaugural Dinner Tickets, Leadership Skills Training Registration and more - http://www.wcr.org/Events/NationalConference/tabid/307/Default.aspx
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2011 NATIONAL OFFICERS As slated by the 2010 National Nominating Committee
President: Margo Willis, PMN (automatically succeeds to Office of President)
President-Elect: Bobbie Nelson, PMN
Recording Secretary: Anita Davis, PMN
Financial Secretary: Mary Ann Jeffers, PMN
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (ABM) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 Follow the link below for information on the ABM and Election such as: Who Votes at the Election, How to get credentialed and What to do If you can't be there to vote.
USE THE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
New members may join online when paying by credit card. This feature is available for NEW members only who are REALTORS, REALTOR-Associates, Affiliates with membership in a REALTOR Association or Executive Staff of REALTOR Associations. The credit card is processed immediately and members are sent an email receipt and Username and Password so they can start completing their Member Expertise Profile.
LOCAL CHAPTER BYLAWS AMENDMENTS APPROVED MAY 16, 2010 These are the new definitions for National and Local Affiliates. Staple a copy of these to the back of your current bylaws until you ready to send your bylaws to national for updating and stamping. And make sure everyone recruiting affiliates is given the new definitions.
Section 3: National Affiliate members shall hold membership in a Local Board of REALTORS®, but they may not be REALTORS®.
Section 6: Local affiliate members include individuals who are engaged in a profession related to real estate, such as, but not limited to real estate finance, home inspection, home staging and unlicensed clerical and who shall not be required to hold membership in a local association of REALTORS®. Local affiliate members may not be REALTORS® or licensees engaged in brokerage, rental, management or appraisal of real property or in real estate counseling. Local Affiliate members shall pay only local dues and may attend local meetings, be a member of a committee, and chair a special committee or task force. They may not vote, hold office, use WCR logos or symbols, or avail themselves of national WCR services.
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