The Time is NOW to Volunteer!
VPAR Volunteers Can Help Our
Members ACHIEVE in 2019!
Do something for your business… and yourself!
Please take this opportunity to get involved with your Association’s 2019 committees. You may sign up for your top three (3) choices and return to VPAR by Monday, November 26th, attention Cindy Anderson.
The 2019 Committee descriptions are attached. As a volunteer you will have excellent opportunities to network with your peers and the community – and that makes good business sense!
Research shows that the people who work on association committees are:
- better informed
- better networked
- better prepared to act on trends and regulation impacting their business.
VPAR will make every attempt to meet your requests. You will receive an email confirmation informing you of your committee assignment(s) and first meeting date(s). Affiliate members may serve on most committees and working groups. Some Committees are limited in number of appointments available. The Charitable Foundation, Public Policy & the Professional Standards Committees & Grievance Committees require specific experience. Call the Association office for more information on these committees. Please call Jim Wetzel, CEO if you need more information. Public Policy applications can be picked up at the VPAR office or by calling VPAR at 757-599-5222. Return this Form to: Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®
2019 COMMITTEE REQUEST FORM
1001 North Campus Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666
Fax: (757) 596-3911
Attention: Cindy Anderson
I AM WILLING TO SERVE ON (CIRCLE ONE):
1 2 3 Committees
___REALTOR® Member ___AFFILIATE Member
Annually reviews the Outstanding Salesmanship Club (OSC) Award applications and conducts audits as necessary. Reviews requests for changes to the OSC criteria and forwards recommendations to the Board of Directors. Evaluates, promotes and chooses recipients of the Annual Special Awards such as REALTOR® of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Salesperson of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Community Service Award, Property Manager of the Year, Manager of the Year, Code of Ethics Award, Sales Team of the Year and Salesperson of the Year. REALTOR® Members only.
This committee assists with the planning, obtaining sponsors and conducting the annual OSC Awards and Installation Banquets.Broker Manager Enhancement Committee
This committee is comprised of Broker Managers only and plans and implements broker education, networking and forums. Broker/Managers only
Budget and Finance Committee
Determines and reviews the annual budget, meets quarterly to determine budgeting changes, oversees financial obligations and is responsible for strengthening the Association’s financial resources. REALTOR® Members only.
VPAR Charitable Foundation volunteers assist with the planning, obtaining sponsors and conducting the annual REALTOR® Golf Classic and other charitable events and fundraising efforts for the Foundation.
Member & Community Relations Committee
Provides social opportunities for REALTORS® to network with Leadership, Affiliate Members, and Partners. Define and market the benefits VPAR offers to members. Assist with increasing member and committee participation and diversification. Committee subgroup will include the Community Service Work Group which will be responsible for promoting the Association and REALTOR® Community outreach and advocacy efforts.
Professional Development Committee
This committee determines how to best meet the educational needs of the members through Lunch and Learns and REALTOR® Enrichment classes
Professional Standards & Grievance
This committee reviews and investigates all public and member ethics complaints and requests for arbitration. Professional Standards will hold ethics & arbitration hearings as forwarded by the Grievance Committee. REALTOR® member for 3 years in good standing. Annual Professional Standards Training.
Property Management Committee
Provides an opportunity to develop and implement programs, activities and services and help determine how to best meet the educational needs of REALTORS® who are active in property management. Property Managers and Attorneys only.
Public Policy Committee
This group manages all aspects of the Association’s public policy at the local, state and federal levels. Interviews political candidates and recommends funding to candidates from the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) of Virginia. Plans and coordinates Association activities with elected officials. This Committee will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase housing affordability on the Peninsula. It will also plan and coordinate all RPAC fundraising efforts and events. Application required.
This committee is charged with planning and implementing an annual trade show for REALTORS®.
Risk Management Committee
This group develops and implements programs, activities and services to protect REALTORS® from unwarranted or unnecessary litigation. Serves as a forum for REALTORS® and attorneys to exchange ideas on issues of mutual interest and hosts legal forums for members as necessary. This committee ensures that existing forms are meeting the needs of the members.
Strategic Planning Committee
Annually conducts needs assessment and strategic planning for VPAR. REALTOR® members only.
This committee will assist VPAR in communicating effectively with members, the general public and government entities.
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