Volunteer for an Association Committee

Why Do We Need Committees?

A committee’s primary function is to provide programs, products, and services that best meet members’ needs and are cost effective.

Committees are the lifeblood of an association.

They provide forums for ideas, vision for the future, and they accomplish the majority of an association’s work.

The Importance of Volunteering

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Volunteering for a committee provides opportunities to:

  • get to know other colleagues
  • enhance your real estate and leadership knowledge
  • network closely with affiliates
  • gain insight into how the association operates

Committee Definitions & Expectations

ADVERTISING COMMITTEE   

Promote REALTORS® through electronic and written forms of communication.  

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

Since its inception, the advertising committee has used their annual budget to purchase seasonal commercials and scheduled air time, promoting REALTORS® and the current President. 

In 2022, the committee will discuss a digital campaign to promote WCAR REALTORS monthly.

Meetings

  • Committee meeting may be conducted in person, via email or virtual. 
  • Average 1-2 meetings per year to discuss spending the budget. 
  • Attend a mandatory committee orientation

COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE  

Offer opportunities for WCAR members to engage in various projects that are designed to serve and improve our local community.  

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

  • The community service committee will continue to have an available annual budget
  • 2022 goals are to put our dollars to work and increase REALTOR® presence in the community
  • Committee members assist with planning of events and identifying sponsors
  • Two events will be conducted according to NAR Core Standards – a fundraiser for a local non-profit and a public outreach event focused on home safety

Meetings

  • Committee meeting will revolve around the two events and may be conducted via email or virtually.
  • Attend a mandatory committee orientation.

EDUCATION/ MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE   

To identify topics of help and interest to the members.

To establish and promote quarterly membership business meetings.

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

  • The Membership & Professional Development Committee will continue to have an available annual budget
  • Offer 25-35 professional development opportunities, CE and Non
  • Host 1-2 trainings in Van Wert and Hardin counties
  • Quarterly Membership Meeting planning
  • Committee members assist with suggesting topics, promoting events and identifying sponsors

Meetings 

  • Committee meeting will be scheduled according to need and may be conducted via email or virtually.
  • Attend a mandatory committee orientation.

GOLF COMMITTEE  

Organize the WCAR Golf Outing which is an annual Board fundraiser designed for the members enjoyment.   

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

The committee’s main requirement is to assist with obtaining sponsorships and registrations for the event.

Each member is given a call list of current affiliates and previous sponsors. 

Request to assist with promoting the event. Request to assist with set up and clean up day of event.

Meetings

  • Committee meeting may be conducted in person, via email or virtual.  
  • Average of 2-6 meetings prior to event. 
  • May be asked to attend a recap meeting post event. 

INSTALLATION BANQUET COMMITTEE

Organize the Annual Installation Banquet for the installation of the incoming Officers and Directors, held in November of each year.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Obtain budget from Executive Officer.
  • Obtain a list of venues who can accommodate our event.
  • Work with the President Elect to choose a venue, menu, date and theme.
  • Coordinate the cost and any needed contract agreement with Executive Officer.
  • Coordinate with Executive Admin registration details and process.
  • Coordinate with Executive Officer theme details for promotional materials.

Meetings

  • Committee meeting may be conducted in person, via email or virtual. 
  • Average 1-3 meeting prior to event.

RPAC AUCTION COMMITTEE   

The RPAC Chairman and Committee encourages members to be active participants in the RPAC campaign.

Is in charge of planning RPAC fundraising events.  

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

Typically, the committee conducts one in person RPAC fundraiser per year, with the possible addition of an online silent auction. 

The committee is responsible for reaching out to sponsors, assisting with auction ideas, gathering items for the event as needed and promoting the event. 

Meetings: 

  • Committee meeting may be conducted in person, via email or virtual.  
  • Average of 2-6 meetings prior to event. 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE  

Determine the technology needs of the Board and the best way to fulfill them.  

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

As the office has tech equipment needs such as computers and printers, the committee will assist with choosing adequate products. 

As long as the item is within the established budget for that year, the committee gives approval for spending.

If the item/need exceeds the budget, the committee’s recommendation will then be presented to the board for final approval. 

Meetings

  • Committee meeting may be conducted in person, via email or virtual. 
  • Average 1-3 meetings per year
  • Attend a mandatory committee orientation

Committee Policies

  • Committee members are appointed by the Committee Chair and/or President, and must be a member in good standing.  (Takes place in November for the following year.)
  • The President and Association Executive (AE) are non-voting ex-officio members of all committees and must be notified of meetings.  
  • The President has the power to remove, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors, any member from a committee.  
  • If a committee member is unable or unwilling to continue serving on the committee, the President, along with the committee chair will appoint, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors, another member to complete the remaining term.  
  • Any committee member who fails to attend three (3) regular or special meetings of the committee, without a reason deemed valid and acceptable by the Chair or the committee, will be deemed to have resigned from the Committee. 

Volunteer Today

If you would like more information on a specific committee please contact our office.

If you would like to move forward with your interest in volunteering for a committee, please complete and submit the following form.

Membership Involvement Form

400 S Cable Rd. Lima, OH 45805