Events & Education Committee
-Plan all programs and events per WCR guidelines
-Communicate with venue and organize all details including food, seating, technology, etc
-Communicate with speakers for booking, content, help prepare for presentation
-Work with treasurer for budgets and payments
-Create program Powerpoint presentations
-Communicate closely with financial and marketing
-Prepare yearly budget
-Track all incoming and outgoing funds
-Prepare monthly and yearly statements
-Send invoices and collect payments
-Send payments and reimbursements
-Communicate closely with events and ways & means
It is time to start thinking about 2018 and electing officers for our local WCR chapter. Please submit all applications by Tuesday, October 10th. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and compile the slate of officers. We will vote at our October 12th monthly Breakfast meeting and announce our new 2018 officers at that time. If you ever wanted to begin a leadership path that could take you to a national leadership level , now is the time. Benefits of being part of leadership include experience, recognition, and credibility. There are also educational benefits and covered travel expenses. And of course networking and referrals! Start now, fill out the application and send it to our current president, Ashley Dietch-Schaefer at email@example.com.
Our current 2017 President-Elect resigned and now we are looking for an immediate replacement. This position is open to any REALTOR member. The 2017 President-Elect will become the 2018 President of the Western Michigan network of the Women's Council of Realtors. Do you want to have an integral part of planning events and guiding the network? Challenge yourself to take on a leadership position and gain valuable experience and recognition. Think you got what it takes? Apply today!
Please download the attached application and return to 2017 president Ashley Dietch-Schaefer by Friday, 7/28
firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 439-1272
Members joined us for a day of golf, food, networking, and fun! Not a golf professional? No worries!!! Come on out to have fun and network! We will be awarding a prize for First Place, 16th Place and Last Place! Besides, it is a scramble! Every shot does NOT count, but every opportunity to build your business DOES!
For our June breakfast, we welcomed professor David Weinandy. You’ve spent days determining what it is you need to tell people. Now, let’s spend some time making sure others want to listen to your message. During our time together, you will increase your public speaking effectiveness. We will cover such areas as: types of delivery, what to do with your voice and body, introductions and conclusions, reducing anxiety, credibility, and visual aids. Our goal is to make you a more motivated and motivating speaker. Public speaking can be fun!
Interested in golf outings, but not great at golf? Planning to attend, but don't have a full team? Well then this event was made specially for you. This is a golf outing mixer combined with a golf lesson! We hosted it at the lovely Thornapple Pointe Golf Club. Lessons were from 3:00-4:00pm and the mixer was from 4:00-5:00pm. $10 included one drink ticket and a half hour lesson with a golf professional. Members came to practice for the golf outing, meet new people, and put together their fiercesome foursome! (Teams of four)
If there is one thing everyone can use a refresher course on, it's business etiquette. Often times etiquette mistakes are not intentional, but can be perceived as rude. Do you tend to interrupt others? Or forget to introduce people? Does your phone ring during meetings? Don't be that person! Perform at the top of your game in every level of business and learn "Today's Business Etiquette". We welcome Cindy Brown from Hello West Michigan to update and refresh us on this important topic.
Members joined us April 19th for a classic spring mixer with WCR. Whether you are a new member, veteran, or just interested in finding out more about WCR, everyone was invited. We checked out the cool Creston neighborhood hangout Brighton Graye's Bistro. The beautiful space was recently remodeled and brings an urban vibe to the area. New WCR members came to our new member orientation preceding the mixer. Members of the board explained the ins and outs of the WCR organization. We covered everything from events to education to committees and volunteer opportunities. Thanks to everyone who attended!
Are you doing every thing you can for your seller clients? Sharpen your selling skills to win those listings! We heard advice from the pros Dana Mixon (ROI Home Staging) and Elizabeth Klopp (LiveHappyGR Photography) regarding listing preparation, staging, photography, and other best practices. How often do you shake your head looking at listing photos online and wonder to yourself "really?!" Staging and great photos are vital aspects of marketing a listing. Give your sellers the best advice and it will ensure the highest sales price. Let's get out there and show everyone that WCR members raise the bar!
WCR teamed up with the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association (MMLA) for a special event. It's February and love in the air. Members came and met professionals that they will LOVE to work with! This was a fun networking event that mimicked speed dating. People asked questions to get to know each other before the timer was up. After the timer sounded, we moved onto the next person. Whether you are a Realtor, lender, title person, inspector, or stager, everyone was welcome. This game guaranteed you will make a handful of connections and hopefully "Meet Your Match". Your perfect business match!