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 09- 2022 | March 30, 2022
Renewals Close Tomorrow
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 over two weeks ago advising of expiring members. Additionally, National mailed out a past due invoice individually to members along with weekly email reminders. Local emailing and calling efforts are encouraged as well. Retain your members and work on that final push!
Any network leader not renewed by this week will no longer hold office in the network and will be removed from microsites.
Members who joined from August 2021 to February 2022 are exempt from this drop deadline.
Protocol Training Recording Added to New Video Stream Channel
In mid-March, the National Liaison team delivered a popular education session on protocol training. Dress code, podium versus lectern, banners, backup plans, microphones, flags.. that just scratches the surface of the fast-paced 40-minute session. Enjoy this session on our stream channel.
Get your PMN today: Three PMN Courses in April
There are three PMN courses scheduled in April in live, hybrid, and virtual environments. See the course calendar online.
Interested in organizing a PMN course? National staff can walk you through the steps, costs, and how to deliver a successful course and offer value to your members. Contact Olivia Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website.
Network Changes - the path to follow for new, disbanding or merging networks
Thinking of merging or disbanding a network? Starting a new network? Your State Liaison is your first point of contact (contact information is on the state microsite). If there is no state network, please get in touch with your National Liaison.
Your key staff contact is Jamie Saltman at email@example.com. Whether a new network is being formed or a network is considering disbanding or merging, National has guidance on all to ensure that the correct stakeholders are involved.
State Networks - important compliance information
Most recent bylaws: State networks should be using the most recent bylaws for all governance matters. Please remove any outdated bylaws from the documents section of the microsite. Additionally, going forward, we’ll ask that state networks update their own bylaws by filling in the blank fields and stamping them, versus National doing it on a network’s behalf. A state certification benchmark will include updated bylaws.
State Liaison reporting is due in 60 days. National will be sending out reminders and the electronic form, but the deadline for 2023 state liaison reporting is June 1, 2022. This REALTOR® member position is appointed by the incoming state president (2023 President) and ratified by the Governing Board before the election. If no state network, the 2023 National Liaison (elected in May) will make the appointment with ratification by the National Leadership Team. Incoming State Liaisons should plan on attending the Network 360 Leadership Conference in Chicago on July 27-29, 2022.
Unable to Attend Elections at Midyear Meeting? Follow Designated Alternate Voter Procedures and Timelines
In addition to the full national Governing Board, the 2022 Local President is your network’s Voting Delegate at the Women’s Council Midyear Business Meeting (Election) on Thursday, May 5, 2022. You must register by April 21 at 11:59 pm Central time to be eligible to vote. Register here.
If for any reason you are not able to attend the Midyear Meeting and vote, you may delegate your voting privileges to another qualified member of your network, if the form is filled out AND the designated alternate voter registers by April 21. You must provide an authorization notice using the designated alternate voter form.
This is the only formal notice we will give to networks about designated alternate voters.
We do not accept emails or telephone calls outlining designated alternate voters.
The purpose of the Election is to elect the national leaders of the Council - President-elect, First Vice President, Treasurer, and three National Liaisons.
The Delegate and/or Alternate must hold REALTOR® or REALTOR®-ASSOCIATE membership and also be a current member in your network. You must outline their network position on the form.
If you have questions about this, please send them in writing to Jacqueline Flores, firstname.lastname@example.org. Title subject line “delegate alternate voting question” so that we may efficiently assist you and please be specific in your request and provide as much detail as possible (your name, network name, etc). No calls, please.
All election policies must be followed strictly and in writing and no on-site informalities are allowed.
Network Training Opportunities for You!
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.
ENGAGE and KEEP! The Post-Recruit/Renewal Riddle
When: April 22, 2022 at 10:00 am Central Time
Renewals season has wound down and new members are pouring in. Congratulations! Now what? Join 2021 National Liaison, Stacey Krolak, and a panel of superstar leaders.
Topics, tidbits, and tools include:
-- Making the network map work (Elyse Nedrow, OH)
-- Streamline your network representative (Rochelle Yukich, OR)
-- Membership in a Box (Charmaine Hickey, FL)
Bring your leadership team to this dynamic and fast-paced session. Recruiting and retaining are important – but so is engaging and keeping. Your peers from around the country will share everything they know.