Board of Directors Application Deadline: Friday, June 21st
by Pat Breme, RCE, CEO
The question is are you ready to step up be a participant in the organization or will you remain an observer perhaps a complainer without knowing all the facts. Every year the Association sends out an invitation to consider running for a director position on the Board of Directors.
Last year three new directors were elected, Cindy LeBrun, Carol Sondrini and Deb Ellis. They offer their reasons for getting involved—
I am very happy to be a part of FAAR because I believe in the mission of FAAR and I know that without the hard work of volunteers, it cannot be as effective. I first joined Education Committee and was so impressed that I also joined the REALTORS® Foundation and Awards Committee and was honored to be elected to the Board of Directors. I decided to run for the Board because I want to help continue the vision and pathway set forth. The staff and committee members are knowledgeable, professional and inspiring.
Being a part of FAAR has definitely helped me to become a better and more informed REALTOR®.
I have been involved with FAAR for many years, Chair of the Grievance Committee, member of the Events Committee and my most rewarding time, as a Governor on the REALTORS® Foundation. Our members don’t fully understand the Governors’ commitment of their time and talents to raise money for many needy local residents.
The work only happens when people get involved.
My reason to serve on BOD was to assist the new President with his vision of bringing the membership together, whether they are experienced or just being sworn in. I want to support the BOD’s efforts to educate, encourage and support our members to be successful REALTORS®. I have advanced my career by taking advantage of educational opportunities, networking and assuming leadership roles.
I am very passionate about education. I see a need in our industry for ongoing education because the industry is constantly changing. I want to learn from other educators so I can make a positive difference as an instructor. Better training will increase the number of agents with a deeper knowledge base and who live the Code of Ethics.
One benefit of serving on the Education Committee, is getting to interact with many other talented instructors the other is to nurture agents from many different backgrounds at all levels in their careers. This exposure has helped me grow as an instructor, broker and leader as well. Committee work is collaborative and positive changes are generated in the friendly, respectful environment but FAAR’s committees need new faces and points of view.
Rewarding Committee work lead to a desire to join the Board of Directors. I believed that as a Board member, I could bring a fresh perspective as well as communicate to association members the amazing value the association offers.
In the short time I have been a Director, the experience has given me more than I expected. The Board does more than agents realize. I am honored to have been chosen to be an advocate for the members and a spokesperson for the benefits the association offers.
By being involved, I continue to gain more industry knowledge and how to use the information to succeed. I want to share what I learn with members.
Be a participant in the process. Make your opinions and concerns heard. Be a catalyst for change!
Interviews to take place in June. The Board votes on the slate at its July meeting. The election ballot is pushed out to the members in August. The winners are announced at the September 25th Expo.
Questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.