It’s that time again! Elections for the EMAR Board of Directors will begin on October 6th by electronic online voting.
To have successful elections we have to have Candidates
I am personally asking you, as a REALTOR® Member of EMAR (that includes Appraisers), to step up and nominate yourself as a Candidate. If you don’t want to be a Candidate yourself, then nominate someone you think would be a good representative of our Members. That’s what being on the Board of Directors is all about – representing our Members – guiding the Association to grow in size and professionalism in order to provide the services that the Members need and want.
Do yourself and your business a favor! These volunteer positions have the benefit of helping you in your business. You will be able to grow not only as a leader, but also as a true professional in the real estate industry. You will make new connections that will improve and grow your business in the following years. It’s a win-win situation.
EMAR must have new people on the Board to give a fresh perspective and offer new ideas. In fact, the two (2) One-Year Director positions actually require that you have never been on the EMAR Board of Directors before. Also, you do not have to have been a previous Board member to qualify for any of the four (4) Two-Year Director positions that are open.
There is a catch. You need to attend the regular Board meetings every month. They are on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM here at the Association office and only last about one hour. Once in a while, there is a special meeting, but that is rare. The ideal (and what you are committing to) is to attend all of the meetings. That said, I understand that your business is first and foremost – you won’t be thrown off the Board for missing just a few meetings.
This year there are a total of eight (8) out of fourteen (14) positions open. Take a look at the NOMINATION Packet for 2018 Board of Directors for the rules and qualifications policy, what the Bylaws say about elections, and what positions are available. Fill out the Nomination Form from the packet then send (email, fax, in person, by mail) the Nomination Form to me by September 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM to get yourself (or someone else) on the Ballot.
EMAR has grown considerably and taken great strides in 2017. Let’s keep the momentum going! 2018 will be a phenomenal year! Do yourself and your fellow REALTORS® a favor. Volunteer and be a part of this great adventure! You can do it!
Click this link for the Nomination Packet => NOMINATION Packet for 2018 Board of Directors
Here are the Job Descriptions for the open positions: