Can you believe that we are just over a month away from our first meeting of the New Year? 2019 is getting close and now very quickly! Your 2019 State Leadership Team is busy putting together the finishing touches for the Winter Meeting!
We are excited to announce that we have an installation specific website that is up and running – www.wcrcainstallation.com. Sign up for the Winter Business Meeting and 2019 State installation, and book your room. I encourage you to revisit as we are a work in progress in receiving collateral from our sponsors and 2019 strategic partners.
Heather Ozur, 2019 National President of Women’s Council of REALTORS® will be attending the meeting and will be an installing officer. Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 President for the National Association of REALTORS®, will also be speaking and an installing officer. We have other amazing leaders who will be part of our Winter Meeting and Installation.
Our Key Note Speaker for the 2019 Winter Meeting is Susan Packard, entrepreneur, co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former COO of HGTV. Susan writes, speaks and mentors women and men wanting to grow their potential.
We have education and leadership training opportunities available for you in Indian Wells. Included are Position Specific break out sessions, where you will receive more information to help you with your position in 2019. Tech Talks will provide the opportunity to have a better handle not only on how you can communicate with your members, they will also give you ideas that you can implement in your own businesses. We will also share best practices for successful Network Leadership.
Women’s Council of REALTORS®, California, does have a meeting scholarship available to Networks in need. Here is the link for you to submit a request.
Be prepared to Network (bring lots of business cards), learn, share and meet new friends. See you in Indian Wells!
Submit Your Winning Program!
It’s that time of year again to submit your best industry programs so State can choose the top ten to be considered by National for awards.
Women’s Council recognizes networks that have provided exceptional value to their membership through effective programming that positively affects the member’s business performance. Effective programming criteria is defined as timely, issue driven, member revenue-generating topics. We also factored in REALTOR® attendance, attendee evaluation scores and creativity in the planning and presentation. Please forward to me, Eileen Oldroyd, prior to January 15th, 2019 at [email protected]
Program Submission Form
Use an evaluation form at your industry events. In order for you to improve your events, you need to know how you are doing. National has an evaluation form template Evaluation Form to use for Local Network Program attendance statistics. If you prefer to design your own form, use the text we provided to ensure consistency of evaluations “ Women’s Council prides itself on providing exceptional value to its members through effective programming.” And “Please rate relevancy of this program to your business from 1 to 5.”
Third Quarter Report is now due
This one page form contains all the information that will be requested quarterly for each event. The President should appoint a member to complete the form after each program/event and give to the President or make accessible online. The link for the Quarterly Report is emailed to the local network President in the week following the end of each quarter.
Link to Third Quarter report
Strategic Partner Brochure Template
Morgan Janney from Greater Palm Springs created a stellar Strategic Partner Brochure. She is generous to share it with all of us. Here is the link in Canva where you can download it and customize it for your own network.
Link to Partner Brochure in Canva
Report Your 2019 Officers to National
Deadline was November 1st..
Don’t forget to report your 2019 Officers to National in order for your team to have full access. Link to jotform
This year’s National meeting in Boston was stellar. Not only did we have the usual great education sessions and speakers, but we as California members, were proud to see our own Heather Ozur installed as the National President. We ran/walked a 5K for the Realtor Relief Fund as a Women’s Council team. Not to mention, we were present when the Red Sox won the World Series, so we were able to witness the celebration in the city.
The meetings were held at the Westin Waterfront, a hotel directly connected with the convention center. This made for easy access for our members to attend the NAR expo and education sessions. Women’s Council also had great presentations which included a panel with our National line officers. They outlined the upcoming year’s strategic plan and gave members insight into positive changes being made for our networks. For example the website is getting revamped and we updated our Mission & Vision statements.
The coming year will also be the first year National will start a Leadership Institute. The first year will be by invitation only. 15 members chosen from across the country will begin the Leadership Institute in Chicago in March, and then classes will coincide with meetings in Washington D.C. And then at National in San Francisco.
We also had breakout sessions over the 4 day conference which were led by
members and guest speakers alike. Topics included: “Advocating for your
Career” presented by Tami Bonnell and “Lead Authentically” and “Identifying Future Leaders” presented by Ginger Downs.
The 5K walk/run was chilly and rainy but our Women’s Council Team showed up and we ended up having the 2nd largest team. Everyone finished the race, and no one got hurt so all in all it was a great success and Realtors raised over $100,000!
The installation had a great turnout and a good time was had by all. California represented well and the room was filled with many well wishers and dignitaries. The CA leadership team was asked to present to the audience a speech of congratulations to Heather, unfortunately our President Cheryl Keller missed the event due to a broken ankle. President-Elect Fiona stepped in and did a great job. We waved our CA flags proudly. Heather’s presentation was cutting edge and was filled
with positive energy.
The food was great and the gifts to attendees were blue and yellow polka dot scarves for the women and the gift for the men was same colored ties. There was an after party which included champagne and wine and a live three piece band. The members danced the night away.
The conference, installation and visit to one of America’s finest cities were all wonderful. As usual we spent time networking with our CA peers, and other members from across the country, the relationships you forge at these meetings are priceless. The networking and referrals that result from it all are just a bonus.
See you all soon in Indian Wells for another great meeting and our CA leadership team installation.