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This newsletter is intended for 2020 leaders of Women's Council. This important information should be read thoroughly and shared with your local members as needed. 

Edition 15-2020 | May 26, 2020


Network 360 Changes Announced for Women's Council

In light of ongoing government-mandated lockdowns and lingering public health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Women’s Council will convert the live Network 360 event to a virtual format in August. 

Originally scheduled from August 12-14, 2020 in Chicago, Network 360 Leadership Conference is an invitation-only event for incoming (2021) Local Network Presidents, State Network Presidents, State Liaisons, and National Liaisons. 

The event will go forward in a hybrid digital and live format, with the following components:

  • Similar date timeframe during that week for the “at home edition” that will be 100% digital, with emphasis on interactive learning.

  • A live, one-day, follow up pre-conference event in New Orleans in November, with an emphasis on relationship-building with incoming peers.

  • Reduced registration fee inclusive of both formats.

Last week, Women’s Council held its first-ever Virtual Midyear Meeting “At Home Edition”.  With 881 attendees, it was the highest ever attended event with 32 sessions, 38 speakers and 5 interactive networking sessions. A survey is being deployed soliciting attendee feedback and we will take member ideas into account as we plan for the Network 360 “At Home” edition. Additionally, please submit any ideas you have for the upcoming meeting to before June 1st. 

Registration for the event will open on June 15th on the national events page.

Four Items on June 1st

  1. For state leaders: Leadership Identification & Development (LID) review period is from June 1-30th. The Leadership Identification & Development process ends on June 1st. We will then promptly consolidate applications and forward to state Presidents for your review and consideration. Given the COVID-19 situation and the extra strain it has put on networks, we will extend the review period. Please submit recommendations to National no later than June 30th.

  2. For state leaders the deadline for state liaison reporting is June 1, 2020. Per the new state network model, you must report state leaders using this form by Monday, June 1st (less than 1 week from now). This REALTOR® member position is appointed by the incoming State President (2020 President-elect) and ratified by the Governing Board before the election. If no state network, the 2021 National Liaison (elected in May) will make the appointment with ratification by the National Leadership Team.

  3. For local networks, Affiliation agreements are past due. Each year, local network Presidents are asked to sign the affiliation agreement. This is an annual administrative task that we ask network Presidents to perform and understand the obligations of local networks as it relates to its relationship with Women’s Council National. In local networks with a corresponding state network, a copy of the signature will be sent as well (note, state networks do not need to sign affiliation agreements until the new model is in place in 2021). The elements of the agreement include the operating standards (also known as the network model), branding compliance, and termination and revocation clause. Each year we get 100% compliance with networks. Please see the attached which should take just a few minutes to review and sign. If you have not signed the affiliation agreement, you are out of compliance and we will be asking states, governors, and RVPs to follow up with you. Thank you for your compliance!  
  4. For all members: The Leadership Institute Application period will open on June 1st. The Leadership Institute develops leaders who have demonstrated leadership potential through their local and state network, with the goal of creating a network of industry experts across the country who are actively involved in improving our Council. For more detailed information about the application process and who should apply, please check back here on June 1.

PMN Invoices

PMN invoices have been deployed. PMN invoices were sent on May 15th and the PMN renewal period is open until June 30th. As many of you know, in most invoices, PMN dues were not included. With renewals season over, we will be working on invoicing and collecting outstanding PMN dues.