Fall Leadership Summit
Fall Leadership Summit, what an awesome third and final Women’s Council, California event of the year! The location at the Hotel Indigo was a super success. The venue really accommodated Women’s Council, California’s needs and provided us ample space to provide the educational opportunities that we had planned for our 160+ attendees. We started off the event with an energetic, upbeat and super sized welcome reception. A BIG thank you to Raymond Eshaghian and Green Box Loans for stepping up with additional partnership money to make this epic evening happen.
Monday was full of great information and energy. Attendees received a laptop bag, thanks to Guild Mortgage and Baxter Scruggs who co-sponsored.
Women’s Council, 2019 National President-Elect, Brendalee Szlachta started the Fall Leadership Summit with an energetic and endearing State Orientation address and update. Brenda gave National statistics and infographics that can be found in wcr.org which can be used by Networks for membership recruitment and retention. Brenda spoke about teamwork, support, definition of a common goal, trust, core values and what it takes to pass the baton in the upcoming transition between 2019 and 2020 teams. Click here for Brenda’s presentation
Parliamentary Pizza and Developing High Performance Teams
Following Brenda, Bruce Bishop gave a very informative presentation on Parliamentary Procedure. He was very well received and there was a line after his presentation to ask more questions and to purchase his book, Parliamentary Pizza! LaNell Silverstein ended the morning session giving fantastic insights and personal experience for developing high performance teams and success.
Awards and Appreciation lunch.
Congratulations to and highlights include:-
Education Awards – $100 each:-
Adrianna Pardo, Donna Souza, Kama Burton, Sabrina Brown
Joanne McEchern Award – $125 each:-
Bobbie Nelson Pathway to Leadership Grant:-
Shining Star Awards:-
Inland Valley – 8 new members between April 1 & July 6th, 2019
National Recruitment & Retention Winners:-
1st Place (small) Greater Fresno
2nd Place Sacramento (82.69%)
Bonus Retention – Solano (71.11%)
2019 State Awards:-
Founders Award – Judy Myers
Landmark Award – Ventura County
Humanitarian Award – Pamela Storton
Outstanding Leadership Awards:-
Renee Roque White
Member of The Year:-
Show Me The Money! Budget and Financials
Linda Lee, Women’s Council, California, 2015 State President, gave a high energy presentation on budget and financials. Linda provided excellent information, with tips and tricks. regarding creating a network budget and maintaining a financially healthy network throughout the year. Click here for the direct link to Linda’s presentation.
We invited Brendalee Szlachta, Tammy Newland, Linda Lee and Kerri Hartnett on stage at the end of day one to speak as a panel on their leadership journeys and paths. We heard their whys, where they have been in their volunteer leadership journeys and what is upcoming in their imminent paths in leadership. Great insights and a fun panel to moderate!
Attendees started the day with the opportunity to network together with the 2019 Strategic Partners in attendance at the Strategic Partner Breakout. There was a high energy and great conversations.
The Fall Governing Board meeting occurred with a quorum present. 2019 State President, Fiona Theseira gave State of the State Presentation.
Keynote, Marki Lemons Ryhal
Our keynote speaker Marki Lemons Ryhal lead us out in day two and did not disappoint. Action, sass and information packed throughout the hour and a half we had with her. We learned many great tips and tricks in taking photos (clean those lenses!), posting Instagram and Facebook stories, re-purposing videos and podcasts and so much more. Click here for documents Marki shared.
During lunch, Robyn Spillar, from the California Association of REALTORS addressed attendees of important legislative updates and what can be expected to affect members in the upcoming months.
Position Specific Breakouts
Breakouts for 2020 positions (link to documents):-
Presidents – Eileen Oldroyd
President-Elects – Rosanna Garcia
First Vice President – Kay Merg
Treasurer – Sabrina Brown
Events Director – Fiona Theseira
Membership Director – Theresa Wilson
Leadership – Jamie Saltman and Cheryl Keller
Skills Building Presentations
Attendees were encouraged to attend two presentations and were offered four choices in two time settings:-
Communication and High Performance Teams – LaNell Silverstein
Get Your Talk Ready to Rock – Leisa Reid
Know How to Find Referrals and Work Them – Julie Fulcher
Insta Size your Instagram and Facebook Story – Sarah Ambrose
All attendees and Strategic Partners were thanked for their attendance and support. 2019 President-Elect, Eileen Oldroyd was presented with her gavel in order to be able to start her first meeting in 2020. The 2019 and 2020 line officer team each gave a very heartfelt thank you to 2019 State President, Fiona with gifts. They were received with much appreciation.