Board of Directors Elections

West Central Association of REALTORS® is built for members, by members.

Thanks to our caring and involved volunteer leaders, WCAR is value driven and focuses on putting members first.

What is the Board of Directors?

The governing body of the West Central Association of REALTORS® shall be a Board of Directors consisting of the President, President Elect, Vice President and the latest Past President of the board in good standing, and six (6) active members elected by the general membership in good standing.

Three directors are elected annually to serve two-year terms.

The Directors shall determine matters affecting the welfare of the board, supervise the administration of the finances and determine all matters of salaries.

They conduct the affairs of the Board and in conjunction with the President, determine policy and programs.

They approve committee appointments, fill vacancies when necessary, and, when required, act as a review board for matters brought before the Professional Standards Committee.

Members of the Board of Directors are expected to represent the entire membership and must place the welfare of the total Board ahead of fractional or specialty considerations.

Directors should remember that discretion protects credibility and discourages rumors, gossip and criticism.

Directors should be familiar with antitrust laws, professional standards and association bylaws.

Additionally, directors must be ACTIVE members. Their attendance at association functions facilitates a steady flow of communication with membership.

Directors shall also serve as liaisons between various committees or divisions of committees.

The Election Process

In June, the current President will choose a Nominating Committee consisting of the President Elect, a past President and three active members.

In July, the Board of Directors approves the Nominating Committee.

During the month of July, the Nominating Committee will review the member roster and any members that have expressed an interest in joining the Board and choose candidates for President Elect, Vice President and Director positions available.

In August, the Board of Directors will vote of the nominating slate submitted by the Nominating Committee.

The President will also select an Election Committee consisting of four members and two alternates to oversee the voting.

In September, the nominees are published to our membership along with their biographies, achievements, and voting schedule.

Election results are announced at an annual membership meeting in October.

Serving on the Board

The Board of Directors meet once a month to discuss Financials, Governing Policies, Committee Recommendations and more.

PRESIDENT

The president is the chief presiding officer, chairman of the board of directors, primary spokesman and representative of the association.

This individual is responsible for the general direction of the association and is expected to preside at all meetings.

The president is authorized to appoint committees, subject to approval by the board of directors, and is designated as an ex officio member of all committees.

To remain current and to represent the West Central Association, the president is expected to attend state meetings and serve as a trustee from WCAR to the Ohio Association of REALTORS®

  • Serves on the Finance Committee
  • Attends membership meetings and functions
  • Second signatory on check when needed
  • Works with the executive officers to prepare meetings
  • Directs the board of directors in formulating policies and programs that will further the goals and objectives of the association and appoints capable committee chairpersons to carry out the mission of the board.
  • Attends first committee meetings for all committees, if possible.
  • Attends Ohio Association of REALTORS winter, spring and the annual meeting serving as an OR District 8 Trustee. Typically these meetings are three days and are held in January, April and September. Expense Reimbursement Available.

Additional time spent on behalf of the organization is based on time available.

Staff handles the day to day management and operation of the association.

PRESIDENT ELECT

The greatest responsibility of the president-elect is to prepare to become the president.

The president-elect, in addition to attending board of directors, executive committee, and special meetings, is expected to attend at least one of the various committee meetings during the year.

In addition to the duties specified as a director, the following specific responsibilities are associated with the position of the president-elect.

  • Serves as the chairman of the finance committee and assists with the preparation of the budget.
  • Attend as many committee meetings as time permits.
  • Will assume the role of president upon their absence.
  • Attends membership meetings and social functions to be more visible and accessible to the membership.
  • Second signatory on checks when needed.
  • The president-elect serves as the chairperson of the long range planning committee and is expected to meet to review the board’s strategic plan.
  • Attends meetings of the State and National Associations: State meetings are typically three days and are held in April and September. The President Elect will serve as an OAR Trustee at these meetings. The National convention in November they will serve as a delegate to NAR. Expense Reimbursement Available.
  • The president elect and executive officer attend a day and a half program in July conducted by OAR and a two-day program conducted by NAR in Chicago. Expense Reimbursement Available

At the end of the year, the President Elect will appoint Committee Chairpersons, vice chairs and board of director liaisons.

VICE PRESIDENT

The vice president attends board of directors, executive committee and special meetings.

In addition to the duties specified as a director, the following specific responsibilities are associated
with the position of the vice president.

  • Will serve as a member of the executive and finance committee.
  • Will assist the president-elect in selecting committee chairs, vice chairs and board of director liaison’s.
  • Attends membership meetings and social functions to be more visible and accessible to the membership.
  • Second signatory on checks when needed.
  • Will attend Ohio Association of REALTORS winter, spring and the annual meeting serving as an OAR Trustee. Typically these meetings are three days and are held in January, April and September. Expense Reimbursement Available

DIRECTOR

The Directors determine matters affecting the welfare of the Board, supervise the administration of the finances and approve all matters of salaries. They conduct the affairs of the Board and in conjunction with the President, determine policy and programs. They approve committee appointments, fill vacancies when necessary, and when required, act as a review board for matters brought before the Professional Standards Committee.

Periodically review the Board’s Constitution, Budget, Long Range Plan, Committee Plans, MLS Rules and Regulations and other documents to include the Code of Ethics, Bylaws, and policies of the Association, to be sure that you fully understand the objectives of the organization and your responsibilities as a director.

As a member of the governing body of the WCAR you are responsible for the general conduct of the affairs and finances of the Association.

Attend all regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors fully informed about the issues to be discussed.

Questions about agenda items should be consulted with either the President or the Executive Officer prior to the meeting.

Participate in formulating and establish policies and programs in the best interest of the Board’s members, based on your up-to-date and thorough knowledge of their needs.

Accept all specific assignments that result from actions taken at Board meetings and support the policies and programs adopted by the WCAR Board.

This requires keeping informed about the conditions and operations of the Association and the real estate industry.

Make decisions affecting the Board’s financial structure and resource allocations and approve an annual budget.

Approve, establish, prioritize and evaluate the programs and services for WCAR to be sure they serve the mission of the organization.

Consider your public statements carefully because WCAR members and others may take your remarks as official policy.

Elected Officials Nomination Application

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