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 11 - 2021 | April 6, 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.
Network 360 Leadership Conference
During the second half of 2021, Women’s Council National is planning to move back to live meetings. Our first (intended) live meeting will be the Network 360 Leadership Conference. Dates are August 18-20 in Chicago. 2021 President-elects should plan and budget on attending. Please note, this is subject to change but we are intending to hold this meeting live.
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Encourage your members to subscribe to one of our Podcast channels.
Are You Reaching Out to REALTOR Association Executives?
Did you know that the Women’s Council has 225 members who are REALTOR Association Executives? A proud affiliate of NAR, we encourage networks to reach out and work with your local and state Realtor association. Our attached statement outlines how National works with NAR.
IDEA: contact your local Realtor Association Executive and find out how you can collaborate and/or ask them to do a testimonial like the recent video by Travis Kessler, Texas REALTORS CEO. Many Association Executives have budgets to join organizations like Women’s Council so if you haven’t already, encourage them to become a member, like 200+ other members throughout the country.
States and Election Procedures
NEW! Weighted votes. For many states the weighted vote given to the Local Network Presidents per the State Model is a new process, so please make sure to get your election teams familiar with how it works. The governing board members eligible to vote shall cast one vote with the exception of Local Network Presidents who have a weighted vote based on their Realtor membership as of 12/31/2020. The weighted vote is: 1 vote for the first 30 Realtor members, 2 votes for 31-60 Realtor members, 3 votes for 61-90 Realtor members, and so on. If this doesn’t sound familiar, see page 7 of the State Network Operating Model.
Election of Officers Clerical Error in Article IX: There is a clerical error on the Bylaws that are posted on your State microsites, and this will be corrected as soon as possible, however for the time being we are giving you the information here. In Article IX Election of Officers these Bylaws incorrectly state that “each Active & National Affiliate member may cast 1 vote...” This is incorrect and will be changed. The correct verbiage is “Each Governing Board member may cast one vote with the exception of Local Network Presidents”....You will find the correct verbiage by looking at the Model State Bylaws (see article IX, Election of Officers on page 6).
If you have any questions on these state election questions under the new model, feel free to reach out to Jamie Saltman, Director of Network Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proxy Voting at Midyear Meetings
The 2021 Local President is your network’s Voting Delegate at the Women’s Council Virtual Election on Thursday, May 6, 2021. You must register by April 23 at 11:59 pm Central time to be eligible to vote. Register here.
If for any reason you are not able to attend the virtual meetings and vote, you may delegate your voting privileges to another qualified member of your network, if the proxy registers by April 23. You must provide an authorization notice using the online proxy form.
- We do not accept emails outlining proxies.
- This is the only formal notice we will give to networks about proxies.
- 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.
Did You Register for the Midyear Meeting?
WHO: All Women’s Council members are welcome to attend
WHEN: May 5-7, 2021 (voting delegate registration deadline is April 23)
HOW MUCH: $129 full conference fee, PMN candidates will pay $99 (a coupon code was 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.
Reminder: 2022 Leadership Identification and Development Process is Underway
The Leadership Identification and Development process is open! Last month’s eConnect outlines the process. As a local leader, here is what you need to know:
- Encourage your members to apply for leadership positions and participate in the process, and share the eConnect article.
- Encourage them to apply by the May 15th deadline.
- After May 15th, we will work with states to submit names.
Local Network Presidents - You are Invited to
"Coffee and Check-in" with President Pamela Banks
Local Network Presidents: National President, Pamela Banks is inviting you to a "Coffee and Check-in" on Friday, April 23rd at 11:00 am CST.
This networking and information session is to thank leaders for their hard work during a challenging start to 2021. Pamela will provide updates on the upcoming Midyear Meeting, share happenings with National, outline the road ahead for the remainder of 2021, and host a general networking session. Make sure and pre-register and grab your favorite cup of coffee for this informal networking hour.
Register in Advance for this meeting on April 23 at 11:00 am Central. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.