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Committees

 

RANW members are encouraged to get involved with the Association through participation on one or more of our various committees.

Special Events / Community Involvement
Special Events Committees
Each Committee plans and facilitates special events and programs at both the local and regional levels. These specialty committees promote events for local market areas with staff assistance, and recruit member attendance. They also seek sponsorship from local Affiliates for each event. Special Events Committees include:

Special Events Committee Coordinates annual fundraiser
Fond du Lac Golf Outing Coordinate area golf outing
Fox Valley Golf Outing Coordinate area golf outing
Green Bay Golf Outing Coordinate area golf outing
Oshkosh Golf Outing Coordinate area golf outing
Fond du Lac Holiday Party Coordinate area holiday party
Green Bay Holiday Party Coordinate area holiday party

Community Service Committee
Helps in organizing community service projects for your community to include: blood drives, food or clothing drives, tree planting, or assisting housing related organizations. Choose what’s best for your community and get involved.

Select your market area: Fond du Lac, Fox Valley, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Shawano, Waupaca.

Specialty Committees
Appraiser Committees
A unified effort of the REALTOR® members who are Appraisers to focus on the needs of their specialty practice, and to further benefit Appraisal services. Committee will provide a forum to discuss areas of interest for appraisal services and will monitor, research and recommend to RANW, programs that will benefit Appraisers who are REALTORS®.

Commercial Council
Comprised of Commercial REALTOR® members servicing commercial interests and providing specialized service to commercial practitioners who are REALTORS®. Council will also provide a forum to discuss areas of interest for commercial specialists as well as monitor, research and recommend action to RANW on matters that affect commercial real estate.

Commercial Information Exchange (CIE)
A service of the Commercial Council, the CIE is the computerized exchange of listing information that gives commercial brokers the advantages of a network. Similar to the MLS, yet separate. Commercial members will serve as a CIE resource to leadership and staff.

Developers Council
Engages the real estate industry in efforts to support public policy that promotes responsible, quality and cost-effective land development practices. They track, analyze and debate local government proposals that affect development and the housing industry. The Council recommends position papers for the Association which provide guidance on how to balance community growth and quality of life issues. In addition, they work collectively with RANW staff and other stakeholders to advocate on behalf of the real estate industry and private property rights.

Equal Opportunity Committee
Promotes policies and education seminars that encourage members to practice real estate in compliance with federal and state Fair Housing laws, and the Code of Ethics. Educates REALTORS® and Affiliates regarding advertising practices to ensure compliance. Acts as liaison to community housing resources groups and Fair Housing Councils. Promotes programs in local communities promoting equal housing opportunities.

Forms Committees
Creates and recommends the development of real estate forms in coordination with State Association.

Government Affairs Committee
Works closely with the Government Affairs Director to monitor and address issues such as the environment and Smart Growth in local markets. Educates members in the governmental process and promotes REALTOR® involvement. Monitors local and statewide real estate legislation introduced or contemplated, and develops and implements a network of concerned REALTORS® to write letters or attend hearings to support action favorable to the housing industry. Interviews local political candidates for possible endorsement or RPAC support.

Orientation Committee (Pre-Requisites Apply - Please Call for Information)
Plans, promotes, and instructs the New Member Orientation Program in accordance with Bylaws/Policies of the RANW. Programs are held quarterly at RANW.

Professional Standards Committees (Requires Training)
Though members may be asked to serve on any of the three (Review Panel, Settlement Conference or Hearing Panel) or as needed. All committees require significant real estate experience and in-depth knowledge of the Code of Ethics and the Professional Standards process.

  Review Panel
Reviews all requests for arbitration and all complaints of alleged unethical conduct to determine whether the complaint should be referred to an Ethics Hearing, Arbitration, Settlement, or be dismissed.
   
  Settlement Conference Officers (Mediation)
Provides an alternative method of handling REALTOR® business disputes with other REALTORS® or with clients through an informal meeting of the parties with one independent REALTOR® acting as a mediator for the purpose of reaching a resolution that is satisfactory to all parties. Requirement: Broker or Office Manager.
   
  Hearing Panels
Conducts Ethics and Arbitration Hearings as appointed. Renders peer judgments based on the merits of all ascertainable facts. Majority on Panels must be Brokers, so the Committee especially needs Broker participation.

Ad Hoc / Task Force Committees
Computer Task Force
Reviews upgrades to MLS software programs. Participates in design modifications and recommendations for future enhancements or new systems.

Internet Task Force
Assists in development of Association and MLS web sites and technology services. Reviews and recommends policies for Internet services provided by the Association and MLS. Recommends policies and processes for responsible distribution and protection of MLS and Association data.

Special Issues Task Forces
When needed, a task force will review Association and MLS issues, business practices, policy and procedures, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Representatives from each market area will serve together as an advisory resource to leadership and staff. Advisory input is also accomplished through Broker and Member Outreach in Local Market Areas.

Association Governance
Due to RANW Policy, participation in the following committees are by appointment or election only.

Bylaws / Policy Committee (by Executive Committee)
Reviews RANW and MLS Bylaws, Rules and Policies if needed, and ensures the documents are in compliance with national and state policies. When necessary, provides guidance at Board of Directors and Membership meetings to ensure compliance.

Executive Committee
Composed of the officers of the Association, i.e., President, President-Elect, Treasurer, immediate Past President and Executive Officer. The Past-President will have voting rights on the Executive Committee consistent with the voting rights on the Board of Directors.

Finance (appointed by Board of Directors)
Reviews with staff and recommends to the Board of Directors the annual budget for the Association. Reviews
financial statements and budget regularly with staff. The committee takes Recommendations to investments and
capital expenditures to the Board of Directors.

Recognition Committee
Solicits nominations for Excellence in Professionalism Awards, both REALTORS and Affiliates. Committee is comprised of four (4) past honorees from within the last two years, and three (3) “at large” members appointed by the President.

Strategic Planning Committee
Reviews, develops, prioritizes and monitors short and long-term Association goals. Develops and updates plan to include mission and Association competencies.

 

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