This year has really flown by! I have had a great time visiting the Networks around the state. The best part is getting to meet everyone and seeing how the different Networks promote their Strategic Partners and the small touches that make them different. Everyone has been very gracious and welcoming.
In Athens, they put small pieces of paper at the tables for attendees to use as conversation starters and they do separate drawings for Realtors and Partners.. At the Gwinnett Network, they have a power point welcoming new members by name and highlighting their Partners. Metro South has been posting their new members to Facebook using the member’s professional headshot and included some of their Partners in the event I attended. And DeKalb utilized a Model Home to showcase a pocket neighborhood in the heart of Atlanta.
In case you haven’t heard, this year’s Harriet Konter Scholarship award will be a bit different. The Executive committee voted to only have one winner going forward but to increase the Scholarship amount to $1500. This allows the winner to be in Washington to attend the Hill visits as well. We will also be giving the Network of the winner $250 to allow them extra funds to attend the Hill visit as well.
This year the fundraiser for the Scholarship is a 3 night stay at the Marriott Riverfront in Savannah, Georgia. The prize package includes dinner, gift cards, tours, adult beverages and much more. The tickets for the drawing are $20 each and we are only selling 400. Please see a Local Network President to purchase one. The drawing will be December 6th and you don’t have to be present to win.
As we prepare to go to Boston for the National Conference, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make this year a success. Each Network Leadership Team, the Governing Board Committee Chairs and members, the Executive Committee- this year would not have been possible without each one of you being committed to making Georgia rock! We have a new Large Network,Fayette and a new Mega Network, Savannah. Congratulations to both teams! Since December 31, 2018, our Realtor membership has grown 17%. that is incredible. We also have one Network that is 3 members away from doubling in size since that time, Atlanta. Way to go, Atlanta team.
This has been an awesome year for Georgia and I am so honored to be your President
October 31-November 4, 2018
Women’s Council Headquarter Hotel:
Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210
Women’s Council Only: $390
Premier Access: $450
Hotel Rates: $268 single/double
Tips for a Smooth Registration:
- Your best opportunity to reserve a room at the Westin Boston Waterfront is to book online as soon as registration opens.
- When registering be sure to mark “WCR” as your primary affiliation. Women’s Council receives a portion of each registration marked “WCR”. This helps to cover costs and gives you access to the Council’s room block.
- You will be given two options when registering. The “Women’s Council Only” $390 registration fee gives you access to the Council’s education and programming (excluding ticketed events) and the Expo. The “Premier Access” $450 registration fee gives you access to ALL NAR and Women’s Council education and programming (excluding ticketed events). Choose the “Women’s Council Only” registration if you’re NOT planning to attend NAR programs and want to save $60.
I’m so glad you’ve made the decision to join us in Boston this fall for the National Conference! It’s going to be another exciting event with your Women’s Council friends from across the country.
By registering for the conference, you’ve shown a commitment to your business, the industry, and Women’s Council – Thank You!
I would like to encourage all conference attendees to join our Women’s Council Team for the 5K REALTORS® Relief Run/Walk on Saturday, November 3 in Boston – Is there any better place to host a 5K?
As the team captain, I’m so proud of our team – We’re already ranked as the 7th largest team participating in the 5K! Let’s see if we can grow those numbers and get ourselves into the top 5. We’re giving away some Women’s Council swag to all of our teammates that morning to add to the festivities!
I look forward to seeing you in Boston – And I hope you’ll hit the pavement and join me as part of our Women’s Council Team for the REALTORS® Relief 5K!
Heather Ozur (2019 National President)
The host hotel is The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Golf Club and Spa – click here for more details.
Registration fees and deadlines:
Early Bird/Regular member registration fee – $269 (before July 17, 2018)
Regular Registration Fee – $309 (July 18 – August 16, 2018)
On-site Registration Fee – $339 (August 17 and beyond)
- All Education sessions
- Committee meetings (except those noted as closed meeting)
- Continental Breakfast & Lunch – Thursday & Friday as well as the Thursday Night Party.
Each of you has a gift to contribute. Please follow the instructions linked below if you would like to be considered for a volunteer opportunity during one of our National meetings. Our state can send up 5 recommendations from the Leadership Identification and Development Committee. In past years, those recommendations have allowed our members to serve on a panel, introduce a speaker, serve on the budget and finance committee, do the inspiration at one of our Governing Board meetings, and serve on Steering Committee.
If you are a graduate of our Leadership Academy, I strongly urge you to apply. If you have served or currently serve in one of our local Networks, I strongly urge you to apply. Good luck!