CEO Report to Board
Since the last Directors meeting we have had a jam pack schedule of meetings and events. The 2016 OAR convention was held in Cleveland from September 18th thru 21st and I will summarize below.
On Monday morning I attended the enlarged legislative meeting and Scott Williams gave an update on both our progress in the State House on the ODR’s license law changes and the climate of the 2016 elections.
The RPAC luncheon was held also that day and the speakers were Congressman Bob Gibbs and Congressman Jim Renacci. They both explained the state of the Congress and the challenges that the country is facing. Both of these speakers are strong supporters of our Association.
As part of your membership in The Firelands Association of REALTORS® all members are required to have an ethics class certificate on file with your local board by December 31, 2016.
This requirement includes all Appraiser Members.
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within four-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. The current four-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2016.
With less than a year left for REALTORS® to complete their mandatory Code of Ethics training, NAR is promoting the training resources available on realtor.org to assist members in fulfilling this requirement. There are two online ethics training courses available on Realtor.org. Each course meets the specific criteria and learning objectives required for either new REALTORS® or existing REALTORS®. To find out more information and learn about available ethics training resources, go to http://www.REALTOR.org/COEtraining.
Click on the link provided below to find a draft version of the changes to be made to the existing by-laws. All changes are highlighted in redline form. These changes are being submitted to the membership by the Directors for approval at the Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Should you have any questions before that time, do not hesitate to contact the Board Office. A sample ballot with the for approval or rejection of each related change and an explanation for the changes will be forthcoming between now and the meeting date.