We want YOU!

Sign up now for a 2013 committee so your voice is heard

By Michele DiDonato
Vice President Risk Management

 
 
Are you someone who likes to be “in the know”? Do you like to get involved and work on projects? If this sounds like you, then please consider becoming involved in your association through committee service.

Each year, the association, CMLS, and foundation look for individuals who are interested in giving some of their time and a lot of their expertise. You can help by volunteering to serve on one or two of our many association/MLS/foundation-related committees. Committee involvement allows you to give back, express your voice, and help your association make some important decisions that affect you, your business, and ultimately, the whole real estate industry.

Are you concerned about the potential time commitment? Most committees only meet for one to two hours monthly, while others only meet on an “as-needed” basis. Some committees need your help and input more often, but you can often find a committee that suits your time schedule and appeals to what interests you.

The following is a list of all of the committees that are open to Realtor® members. We’ve also included the staff liaison to contact for additional information, and the time commitment involved. We love new faces and new ideas, so if you want to be heard and involved, go to the committee-volunteer application and sign up. Most sign-ups run from September through October. The Association Board of Directors will finalize all committees by November of this year.

COMMITTEE

STAFF LIAISON

TIME COMMITMENT

ENROLLMENT PERIOD

Audit, Budget and Finance Heather ChesnuttHeather.chesnutt@carolinahome.com704-940-3130

Every other month and as needed.

Sept./Oct.

Communications Advisory Group Natalia RussoNatalia.russo@carolinahome.com704-940-3136

1 meeting/month,

1-2 hours in length; often meets virtually.

Sept./Oct.

Diversity Council – African-American Advisory Group Karyn LindseyKaryn.lindsey@carolinahome.com704-940-3116

No monthly meetings.

Volunteers accepted throughout the year.

Diversity Council – Asian-American Advisory Group Karyn LindseyKaryn.lindsey@carolinahome.com704-940-3116

No monthly meetings.

Volunteers accepted throughout the year.

Diversity Council – Latin-American Advisory Group Karyn LindseyKaryn.lindsey@carolinahome.com704-940-3116

No monthly meetings.

Volunteers accepted throughout the year.

Education Advisory Group Karyn LindseyKaryn.lindsey@carolinahome.com704-940-3116

1 meeting/month,

1-2 hours in length.

Sept./Oct.

Government Affairs Elizabeth BarnhardtElizabeth.barnhardt@carolinahome.com

1 meeting/month,

1-2 hours in length.

Volunteers accepted throughout the year.

Grievance Committee Michele Di DonatoMichele.didonato@carolinahome.com704-940-3150

1 meeting/month,

1-2 hours in length.

Sept./Oct.

Housing Opportunity Foundation Terri MarshallTerri.marshall@carolinahome.com

8 meetings/year,

1-2 hours in length.

Sept./Oct.

Housing Opportunity Foundation Fair and Affordable Housing Advisory Group Terri MarshallTerri.marshall@carolinahome.com

6 meeting/year,

1-2 hours in length.

Sept./Oct

Housing Opportunity Foundation Realtors® Care Day Core Terri MarshallTerri.marshall@carolinahome.com

Approx. 15 meetings during the planning period (Oct.-April) and debrief (May).

1-2 hours in length.

Oct. 2012/ May 2013

Leadership Academy Selection Tara HowieTara.howie@carolinahome.com704-940-3124

 

Kim Walker

Kim.Walker@carolinahome.com

704-940-3149

Meets first three months of each year to interview and select class. Committee also attends graduation ceremony in November.  Meetings are typically 1.5 hours.

Interviews are conducted over the course of 2-3 days.

Sept./Oct.

Nominating, Election and Bylaws Committee Bryan Leitch (Anne Marie Howard)Bryan.leitch@carolinahome.com704-940-3125

As needed.

Sept./Oct.

North Carolina Association of Realtors® (NCAR) Board of Directors,
Region 8
Bryan Leitch (Anne Marie Howard)Bryan.leitch@carolinahome.com704-940-3125

Volunteers attend 3 NCAR board meetings each year (inaugural meetings, legislative meetings and convention).

Sept./Oct.

Professional Standards Committee Michele Di DonatoMichele.didonato@carolinahome.com704-940-3150

No monthly commitment.  Volunteers called as needed to conduct hearings.

Sept./Oct.

Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition (REBIC) Board of Governors Elizabeth BarnhardtElizabeth.barnhardt@carolinahome.com704-940-3178

Sept./Oct.

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Mike CaesarMike.caesar@carolinahome.com704-940-3151

1 meeting/month for approximately 1 hour. Social events are planned by the committee and occur throughout the year.

Sept./Oct.