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 14- 2022 | June 3, 2022
Early Summer Deadlines & Events
Leaders Need to Know
The Come Back Campaign is ON!
National has launched 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. Watch your inbox, National will be sending lists of expired members to Presidents and Membership Directors so that you can reach out as well. 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 is open 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 Orlando. Click 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 Institute: Application Process is Open
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 open through 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. 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. These form fill PDFs should be filled in and updated on your microsites at your earliest convenience (please delete previous versions), as National no longer posts and "stamps" them for you. Maintaining updated bylaws will be a certification benchmark for the 2022/2023 cycle.
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. Over 2/3 of all networks are actively and successfully using BillHighway.
To request a demo of the Billhighway solution, click here.
State Network-Specific Timelines
- Leadership Identification & Development review period: Applications were due May 31st. National staff will consolidate applications and send them out to State Presidents next week (by June 10th). Feedback using the state LID process is due by June 30th.