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This newsletter is intended for 2021 leaders of Women's Council. This important information should be read thoroughly and shared with your local members as needed. 

Edition 10 - 2021 | March 22, 2021

Note, this edition of Roadmap is for 2021 network leaders and is being distributed to the six leadership team members who were reported to National.  

Drop Date Approaching in 10 Days

Renewals season will come to a close on April 1st. After that date, the grace period ends for calendar (2nd year) members and they will disappear from your network’s roster (and not-yet-renewed reports). 

We recommend the following action items:

  • Let unpaid members know the programs and benefits your network has in store for 2021.
  • Let them know the drop date is rapidly approaching.
  • If they are having renewal issues, get in contact with member services via the following channels: email wcr@wcr.org, telephone 1-800-285-2955, live chat on wcr.org. All inquiries are assigned a ticket number and will be answered within 2 business days. If a network leader is contacting on behalf of a member, please provide detail about the member and renewal issue at hand so that member services can productively assist. Note, all unpaid members have also received mailed paper invoices; checks postmarked by March 31st will be processed after the drop date to account for slower mail times.

 

Midyear Registration Opens This Week

Stay tuned for an all-member email this week with details on midyear registration. A preview of the email is as follows:

WHO: All Women’s Council members are welcome to attend

WHEN: May 5-7, 2021 (voting delegate registration deadline is April 23)

WHERE: Online

HOW MUCH: $129 full conference fee, PMN candidates will pay $99 and a coupon code will be sent.

WHY: 15 hours of programming includes: sessions, networking, business meetings

Timely topics relevant to you include: the next big thing in social media – Clubhouse, exploring the topic of SIMPLICITY, Instagram reels, going global, reputation management, brand-building, lightning rounds, post-COVID reset for your network.

 

Standing Rules

As renewals season comes to the finish line, has your network implemented, reviewed, or revised standing rules? Note, your local or state bylaws are fixed by National, are not subject to changes, and are the highest governing documents of your network. Standing rules are created by networks and to the extent that they don’t conflict or contradict bylaws, your network has flexibility in creating these. 

There are two resources to consider:

  • A 25-minute podcast featuring Past President Heather Ozur will walk you through everything you need to know.
  • Sample standing rules. Women’s Council Florida recently revised its standing rules in conjunction with a task force and is a sample of excellence. Standing rules can be visited via the documents section of the Florida microsite.

 

In Case You Missed It: Opportunities to Apply for 2022 Leadership Positions in Women's Council & NAR

Spring is the time to consider applying for 2022 appointments. Whether it's an NAR position, Women’s Council National, or the Leadership Institute, our recent eConnect article will break it down into digestible bites and walk you through the process.