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2017 Committee Request

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COMMITTEE REQUEST FORM

 

Dear REALTOR® and Affiliate Members,

Want to sign up for a specific committee? Signing up to help is a great way to be involved and meet new people! The following is a list of Committees that are in need of helpful volunteers; please enter your choices below, numbering them one through five, one being your first and most important choice.  If you are willing to serve as Chairperson, please denote that selection with an asterisk (*).     If you are currently serving on a committee and wish to remain on that committee for 2017, please include this in your selections. 2017 President Alex Johnson and President Elect Steve Mack will do their best to honor your requests.

On the other side you will find a description of each committee.

_____  Affiliate Committee (Affiliates Only)

_____  Commercial & Industrial

_____  Community Service

_____  Continuing Education

_____  Equal Opportunity in Housing

_____  Finance

_____  Forms

_____  Golf Outing   

_____  Grievance Committee – Realtors Only (Requires mandatory training)

_____  Legislative & Political ____________________(For which County, City)

_____  Member Services & Awards                  

_____ MLS Advisory            

_____  MLS Broker (Must be FAOR & MLS Broker Member)

_____  Professional Standards – Realtors Only (Requires mandatory training)

_____  RPAC Fundraising

_____  Scholarship                                                       

Name _____________________________________Office_______________________________________

Phone # _____________________________ E-mail_____________________________________________

 Please Fax to 419-625-3442, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop off at the office.

Deadline:  October 30, 2016

Potential $25 OAR Dues Increase for 2017

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WHY?  to ensure that OAR is sufficiently armed with enough funds to fight for your industry rights?

NAR REQUIRES MORE "skin in the game"

NAR recently reviewed OAR's finances and discovered that we are on the low side of funds held for issue campaigns.

We also discovered that coalition partner contributions do not count toward the required minimum contribution towards an issue campaign.

NAR requires that State and Local Associations contribute 10%-50% of total funds needed towards mobilizing an issue.  For requests over $1 million, a minimum of 50% is required as an association contribution.  Guess how much the average cost to put an issue on a state ballot for general vote?  Yup, approximately $1 million.  For requests over $1 million, a minimum 50% contribution is required for an NAR Issues Mon Grant.  That's $500K from the State or Local Association.  OUCH!

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A MESSAGE FROM THE OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS CEO:

FletcherI realize that it's a busy time of the year, but wanted to take a quick moment to let you know that our Board of Directors will be considering a motion that will have an impact on 2017 dues. The Board of Directors will meet at our State convention on Wednesday, September 21. 
Specifically, the Executive Committee will be bringing forth a motion that will establish a $25 per member dues assessment to be allocated to the establishment of a Political Action Fund in Ohio. If approved, this assessment will be levied for a five-year period. Click HERE for a document which sets forth the advocacy initiatives to which the funds will be directed. 
As your OAR Leadership Team has explained in our various In-District meetings that we've held throughout the state, the Political Action Fund will be an important tool for the REALTOR organization in providing support to campaigns and issues of concern to private property rights at the state and local level. 
I know many of you start budgeting for the new year in late summer and I felt it important to let you know now. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,
 
Robert E. Fletcher, CEO
Ohio Association of REALTORS
 

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