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Banquet Registration 2019

Registration is now live for the 2019 Installation Banquet!

You're invited to the EBR Inaugural Luncheon Honoring
2020 President Jilian Gardner
 

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd
Location: Hilton Conference Center (I35 & Covell)
Time: 10:30a Registration & Mimosas
11:30a Program will begin

Cost: $25 member & $35 non-member
Sponsorships Needed

Registration Deadline is Wed, Nov. 20th at Noon

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Why Committees are Essential

WHY COMMITTEES ARE ESSENTIAL 

Committees are the operating system of an association. Committees involve voluntary members in the development and delivery of services, represent member opinion in decision-making, and help serve member needs through interaction. They also offer the opportunity for group problem-solving and can be a forum for presenting multiple points of view. Committees are also the training ground for future leadership and an arena where emerging leaders can test and refine their skills and abilities. For these reasons, committee effectiveness is critical for ensuring the needs of the members are met and helping to keep the Association moving forward.

Effective committees don’t just happen. They are carefully planned and constructed to have a balanced representation of members, a clearly defined mission or objective and work plan, a dedicated chair, and competent staffing.

There are two basic types of committees — standing committees and special committees and/or task forces. Standing committees serve an ongoing, continuous function and operate on an ongoing basis. Their function usually deals with organizational and operational procedures, or with specific permanent features of association programs. A special committee, often referred to as a task force, is assembled to accomplish a specific objective, with the expectation that the group will disband when the objective has been completed.

The areas of accountability for each standing committee within the association should be defined. The very process of clarifying each group’s mission establishes what results the board expects from the committees’ efforts and eliminates the possibility of having several committees undertaking the same tasks.

The overall success of a committee can often be directly linked to the effectiveness of the committee chair. This individual is ultimately responsible, along with the staff liaison, for planning the work of the committee, conducting meetings, and following established procedure to make sure objectives are met.

For the committee to be effective, the new chair needs a thorough orientation to their new role. That includes determining the committee’s mission, work agenda, clarifying governance roles — who does what, why, and how; what sort of checks and balances exist; the responsibilities and expectations of the chair (including outlining their duties); and complete background information. Background information should include the committee roster for the current year, minutes from past committee meetings, and background on the committee’s accomplishments and activities. It may also be a good idea to conduct an annual committee orientation planning meeting for all incoming committee members.

Once the committee’s chairs have been selected, they must communicate the obligations of committee participation to the current committee members. Committee members need to clearly understand exactly what a position on the committee entails, including the time commitment, job duties, meeting times, and so on. Without understanding this up front, people who are willing to serve may not be positioned to serve well.

Association staff should play an active role in the committee, working closely with the committee chair. The staff liaison performs a variety of tasks to ensure the committee follows the mission and goals for the year. Part of ensuring those goals are completed is for staff to develop and maintain committee descriptions, procedural information, and minutes and activity reports for committees and directors. They should also provide administrative assistance to the chair in setting up and conducting meetings, so that committee members can focus on the bigger picture.

-Mandi Meador with GTAR

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Student Scholarships Awarded

Avery Hanna Gabrielle Lee
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Community Grants Awarded

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Edmond Realtor® Kristy Payne Named NAR Good Neighbor Award Finalist

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REALTOR® Safety with Carl Carter - EBR Luncheon 9/10/19

REGISTRATION OPEN!!!

REALTOR® Safety with Carl Carter

Date: Tuesday, September 10th
Time: 11:30 – 1:00p
Location: Hilton Conference Center ( I35 & Covell)
Speaker: Carl Carter speaking on REALTOR® Safety
Registration: $20 member and $30 non-member (registration closes at Noon on 2/27/19)

About Carl Carter: Carl Carter is a REALTOR® and the Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving agent safety. His mom, REALTOR® Beverly Carter, lost her life at the hands of two clients in 2014. Since his mother’s passing, Carl has dedicated as much time as possible to spreading the message of safety.

• CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE (preferred registration)
CLICK HERE to Register and pay with check or cash upon arrival (if you fail to attend you will be billed for your meal)

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Community Grants & High School Senior Scholarships

Each year EBR hosts our annual auction and golf tournament to help raise funds for our community and other endeavors. We need your help spreading the word to our community and graduating high school seniors about the two new scholarship opportunities available from the Edmond Board of REALTORS®.
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Register for the 33rd Annual Auction on May 7th

EBR 33rd Annual Auction

Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Cost: $20 member and $30 non-members
Location: Edmond Conference Center - New Hilton Hotel (I-35 & Covell)
Time:
11:00a - Silent Auction Opens
11:30a - Buffet Opens
Noon - Live Auction Begins

Registration and payment options:

Reservations must be made and paid no later than May 1 at noon

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Broker in Charge Class 2019

Instructor: Joyce Painter
Date: April 16-17, 2019 (you must attend both days to receive credit)
Time: 8:30 – 4:30p
Locations: EBR Office (1065 N Bryant Ave)
Price: $50 earlybird (register by 3/31/19 for discount)
$75 after 4/1/19

The Broker in Charge class is required for all Branch Brokers, Broker Managers and Proprietor Brokers during any license period in which they have held management duties for any time. This class may be taken by any licensee fulfilling your “required subject” credits as well as giving you nine extra elective credits.

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2018 Installation Banquet - Registration Live

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