Affiliate Committee :
Create programming, events and services to help maximize exposure and
promote the value of using Affiliate services. Provide forum for
information exchange through workshops. Coordinate sponsorship
opportunities in conjunction with BCCAR events. Chair: Joe McGurckin, Vice-Chair: Michelle Cohen, Staff liaison: Liz Peters.
BCCAR Young Professionals Committee (YPN):
Age requirement is 39 years and younger (sorry oldsters!) Reach out to
young members. Cultivate their knowledge of texting, blogging and the
internet as their main form of marketing and communication. Create
events and workshops to educate membership. Target young members and
draw them into board activities. Increase young member participation in
events and education. Chair: Melanie Mezzanotte, Vice-Chair: Marc Ricci, Staff liaisons: Liz Peters and Lauren Lindgren.
Board of Directors: Identifies industry trends and responds by establishing policies and strategic initiatives to keep the REALTOR® at the center of the transaction. Meets on Thursday mornings approximately every six weeks. (*Must submit a petition signed by 100 REALTOR® members in order to be included on the ballot for nomination. Ballot is then presented for a popular vote of the membership.) 2011 BCCAR President: Ron Woods, President-Elect: Denise Jasinski, Staff liaison: Diane Streichert, CEO.
Community Outreach Committee:
Identify and coordinate initiatives and projects that afford the
Association's membership the opportunity to enhance the community. Chair: David Forward, Vice-Chair: Mark Godofsky, Staff liaison: Maggie Kaplan.
Cultural Diversity Committee:
Develop policy in promoting equal opportunity housing and diversity
within real estate. Create programming to enhance and educate membership
awareness. Chair: Jean Bonilla, Vice-Chair: Lola Grace, Staff liaison: Maggie Kaplan.
Education Committee: Help create innovative educational programming and delivery methods which can compete in the global marketplace. Chair: Dawn Bricker, Vice-Chair: Dave Lewis. Staff liaison: Maggie Kaplan.
Review current forms for accuracy and legal updates. Appropriate
changes and make recommendations to Board of Directors for approval. Chair: Tony Balboni, Vice-Chair: Sharon Fisher, Staff liaison: Diane Streichert, CEO.
Reviews formal ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine
if they are within the Association's scope of authority, as outlined in
the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual 2009. Chair: Kathy Brothers, Vice-Chair: David Forward, Staff liaison: Maggie Kaplan.
Monitors and reviews municipal and state legislation, working closely
with Associated Business Solutions (ABS) for compatibility with private
property rights, and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors
regarding the stance it should take. Enhance lobbying efforts. Interview
and select potential candidates for endorsements. Chair: Kim Shivers, Vice-Chair: Jack McCormick, Staff liaison: Lauren Lindgren.
Membership Committee: Create, improve and encourage membership. Determine member expectations and attempt to implement. Create benefits package. Encourage education and ethics. Chair: Terri Cucinotta, Vice-Chair: Elisa Dewees, Staff liaison: Liz Peters.
Professional Standards Committee: Conduct hearings in accordance and compliance with the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual 2010. Chair: Dave Lewis, Vice-Chair: Tony Balboni, Staff liaison: Maggie Kaplan.
REALTOR® Recognition Committee: Create criteria for REALTOR® of the Year. Process applications and choose a winner. Single out other members for special recognition based on community and volunteer work. Chair: Gail Cahill, Vice-Chair: Eric Axelson, Staff liaison: Lauren Lindgren.
Develop and implement programs to meet local RPAC fundraising
Chair: Michelle Arnold, Vice-Chair: Jean Bonilla, Staff liaison: Elise Dinetz.
Bylaws & Policies Task Force: Ensure accuracy of the organization's bylaws. Ensure compliance with state (NJAR®) and National (NAR®) guidelines. Chair: Luci Jackson, Vice-Chair: Fay Smith, Staff liaison: Diane Streichert, CEO.
Circle of Excellence Awards Reception Task Force: Organize and coordinate Circle of Excellence Award event. Consider venue, time, distribution of awards, etc.. Chair: Alyce Klaus, Vice-Chair: Mark Cuccuini, Staff liaison: Liz Peters.
Circle of Excellence Awards Verification Task Force: Review and verify NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® applications. Chair: Jackie Kirk, Vice-Chair: Larry Steinberg, Staff liaison: Liz Peters.
Other: BCCAR convenes limited-tenure task forces and advisory groups on an "as-needed" basis to address specific events or issues.
Thank you for your interest in sharing your expertise to advance your Association. The staff liaison will confirm your appointment and inform you of upcoming meetings via e-mail ONLY. Again, thanks for your interest!