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This newsletter is intended for 2022 leaders of Women's Council. This important information should be read thoroughly and shared with your local members as needed. 

Edition 13- 2022 | May 24, 2022

Early Summer Deadlines & Events
Leaders Need to Know

Coming Soon: Come Back Campaign

Next week, National will launch the Come Back Campaign, a limited-time offer for June only to invite dropped members to return to the Women's Council for a discounted rate. This webpage is full of information on the upcoming program. Stay tuned for additional details. June is the time for lapsed members to “come back” to the Women’s Council! 
Reminder: this is an internal, not public campaign, for designated lapsed members only.

Network 360 Leadership Conference - July 27-29

This annual conference, to be held live in Chicago this Summer, is specifically designed for 2023 Presidents, National Liaisons and State Liaisons and equips them with the tools for success in their leadership year ahead. Registration opens on June 1st and the meeting will be held July 27-29 in Chicago. Click here for more details.

Incoming network leaders have reported that this event is essential, and equipped them with the tools for success. You will create a network of fellow leaders that will cheer you on in your 2023 leadership journey.  

Women's Council National Conference - Registration Open

Women's Council holds a full national meeting with education, networking, inaugural gala, and social events in conjunction with the 2022 NAR NXT, THE REALTOR® EXPERIENCE. When you register through NAR, make sure you mark "WCR" to open access to our headquarters hotel, the Hilton Orlando. The event dates are November 9-13, 2022 in OrlandoClick here for more details

Supporting Women in Real Estate Grant Applications
Due June 13

This program provides local and state REALTOR® associations with the opportunity to receive funding to provide new and innovative programs focused on advancing women in the real estate industry. The goal of this program is to inspire women professionals to take on greater leadership roles in both business and organized real estate. While designed for real estate associations, this is an outstanding opportunity for local Women's Council networks to collaborate with their local or state Realtor® association.

Application materials are due on Monday, June 13, 2022. Grant recipients are contacted and funds are distributed by  June 30th. All events are to be completed and follow-up reports due by December 30, 2022. Click here for more details

Leadership Identification & Development Applications
Due May 31st

This national volunteer application process seeks to elevate leaders nationally with dozens of opportunities available in public speaking, task forces, and other programs designed to tap into your volunteer talent. From limited micro-volunteering opportunities to yearlong commitments that raise your national visibility, the Women's Council seeks to build an inclusive leadership journey and tap into your talents and passions. Click here for more details. Applications are due May 31st.  

Leadership Institute Application Period Opens June 1

This year-long program develops leaders who have demonstrated leadership potential through their local and state networks, with the goal of creating a network of industry experts across the country who are actively involved in improving our Council. The application period is from June 1 to June 30th. 15 candidates are chosen in August and the program is for the 2023 calendar year. Click here for more information.

State & Local Bylaws Changes Approved

At the midyear meetings, proposed bylaws changes were approved. Local changes are minor and mainly deal with dues billing dates. State changes are more significant and involve changes from nominating to the credentialing process. In June, National will provide form fill bylaws templates to post on your microsite. To view approved templates, visit the Network Tools page of wcr.org and dropdown to national, state and local where new bylaws templates are posted.

Reminder: April dues disbursements are now in your BillHighway account

The BillHighway project is now live and fully operational as of April 1st. Going forward, dues disbursements to networks are done monthly directly to your account (along with reconciliation) and is the only method to obtain your dues from National. Checks are no longer sent manually, and disbursements are automatically deposited into your BillHighway account.  Please see the archived Roadmap for full details.  

To login please click here, or for assistance, please reach out to support@billhighway.com or call 866-245-5499. 

To request a demo of the Billhighway solution, click here.

Considering Running for Office in 2024? 

If you want to run for national office in 2024, new processes are in place and National has moved from a slating system to a credentialing system. View the article published in Council Corner (March 2022).

Demo & Overview: Women's Council Preferred Video Provider

Join our team that powers stream.wcr.org as they walk you through all of the ways they can better serve our local and state networks with video and podcast services.

June 2, 2022, at 12 pm Central - Click here to register. 

State Network-Specific Timelines

  • Leadership Identification & Development review period: June 1st through 30th 
     
  • State Liaisons are due to National by June 1st - Click here