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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 07 - 2022 | March 8, 2022

Three Weeks to Drop Date on Renewing Members

Membership dues for 2022 are past due and anyone with an outstanding balance will be dropped on March 31st. Your roster shows membership expiration dates, but to assist in your final renewals push, National staff sent a customized email to your President and Membership Director last week advising of expiring members. Additionally, National mailed out a past due invoice individually to members. Local emailing and calling efforts are encouraged as well. Retain your members and work on that final push!  

Members who joined from August 2021 to February 2022 are exempt from this drop deadline. 

Program Funding Opportunity:

2022 Supporting Women of Real Estate Grant Program is Now Open

The National Association of REALTORS® and the Women’s Council of REALTORS® are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2022 Supporting Women of Real Estate Grant is now open. 

As part of the network model, networks must conduct a minimum of 6 mission-focused events annually. One of the four industry events must be conducted collaboratively with other local networks, with the local REALTOR® association, or with a related real estate organization.

Yesterday we rolled out the program for the fourth year in a row, which provides local and state REALTOR® associations the opportunity to receive funding to provide new and innovative programs focused on advancing women in the real estate industry and are a perfect collaboration touchpoint with local Realtor® associations.

Here are the details:

  • Do local networks get the funding? No, local or state REALTOR® associations do.
  • What is the role of a Women’s Council network in this? Approach your REALTOR® association, encourage them to apply, and offer an opportunity to work together and collaborate on the program. It’s a tangible program that showcases Women’s Council and Realtor® association collaboration. As a network, you want to be at the center of such a program.
  • What is the timeline?  The application page launched on Monday, March 7, 2022. All application materials are due on Monday, June 13, 2022. On Thursday, June 30, 2022, grant recipients are contacted & funds disbursed. The initiative must be completed by December 2022, and follow-up reports are due to the Women's Council.
  • Can the event be virtual? Yes! It can be virtual or live, as long as it's 4 hours in length.
  • How much is the grant? Ten grants of $2,500 will be awarded.
  • Who can I contact with additional questions? Contact Olivia Peterson, opeterson@wcr.org
  • Find more information on previous grant recipients.

New Video Channel for Women's Council

We are excited to announce our new video channel for Women's Council. New content is continuously being added. View stream.wcr.org today to view the latest Women's Council video content.

Workerbee.TV is the Women’s Council preferred video provider for your post-pandemic activities. With preferred pricing and remote options, this firm is poised to work with network leaders in a seamless fashion at competitive prices and with outstanding service. Contact wcr@workerbee.tv 

Network Training Opportunities for You!

State Networks Protocol Training
When: March 16, 2022, at 11:00 AM Central Time

Whether planning an event, governance meeting, or in communications, leaders must be mindful of proper protocols. In a grassroots organization, like the Women's Council, the various positions and levels of the organization bring layers of complexity in handling protocols. Your National Liaison team will walk you through everything you need to know and show you how to navigate the landscape, avoid minefields, and create an environment where you can put the "pro" in protocols! Q&A session will follow as well.

Register Now

Leadership Identification & Development Informational Session
When: April 5, 2022, at 10:00 am Central Time

Women's Council is a leadership organization, and as part of our mission, we are structured to provide you, the member, with leadership opportunities that enrich both our organization and you as a leader.

Whether a task force, governing board or assisting in running an election, opportunities abound for your involvement.

Register Now

NAR Podcast Features Women's Council Members

The new Drive With NAR podcast provides members with insights about the sales strategies, resources, and industry tools their fellow REALTORS® are using to steer their business forward. In each monthly episode, real estate pros share tricks of the trade and chronicle real-life stories that will inspire success. This fresh digital content has a wealth of information to help members achieve their personal and business goals on the go. Listen to the first three episodes at magazine.realtor/drive

Listen in to episode 3 to hear Women Take the Lead in Luxury Real Estate.

Recognizing Your Movers & Shakers at the National Level

We want to celebrate your network leaders' achievements! If you or someone you know has a recent achievement to be shared on social media or eConnect, fill out this form. Our Women's Council Movers & Shakers may be shared on social media and/or future eConnect articles. Not all recognitions will be shared.

Reminders of Tools from National 

  • New Member Onboarding Toolkit. This is designed to provide you with templated information developed by other networks to onboard and systematize new members. Feel free to use and customize for your own network.

  • Member ROI infographic to share with new and renewing members.