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An overview of the Michigan Association of REALTORS 2011 volunteer leadership, the MAR staff and the association's key functions

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  • 1. Claire L. Williams MAR 2011 President
  • 2. Agenda
    • MAR Governance
    • 2011 Programs and Goals
    • MAR Bylaws, Policies and Procedures
    • MAR Programs and Services
    • Director Expectations
  • 3. 2011 Officers
  • 4. 2011 President Claire L. Williams Claire Williams, a managing partner with Remerica Hometown One in Plymouth, is the 2011 President of the Michigan Association of REALOTRS®. Claire is a member of the Western Wayne Oakland County Association of REALTORS® and has held numerous leadership positions at the regional, state and national levels including representing Michigan REALTORS® as a Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Thad McCotter and serving as a National Association of REALTORS® director. Claire’s commitment to the real estate industry has also led her to serve two-terms as president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Michigan Chapter. A seasoned real estate professional, Claire is an accredited Buyer Representative/Manager, a graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, as well as a Leadership Training graduate. In 2002, her dedication was recognized when she was awarded REALTOR® of the Year by her local association. In addition to her career achievements, Claire and her husband, Ron, have raised two children, Rebecca and Allen, in the Plymouth Canton area where she is known for her strong community involvement.    As president of the MAR, Claire wants to emphasize the importance of REALTOR® continuing education, professionalism and community involvement.
  • 5. 2011 President-Elect Beth Foley 1986 was the year Beth started in the Real Estate business after having been in private practice and academia as a dental hygienist. She has been a volunteer for the real estate community for almost 25 years. Education has always been a passion for success and accountability in her professions. Beth holds her GRI, Associate Broker, CRB, CRS and RSPS. At the MAR, she has served on the finance, grievance, professional standards committees, Broker Summit task force, FPC for District 2, vice chair of the redistricting task force and was elected district 2 Director for 2005 and 2009. Beth was elected to serve as 2010 Treasurer of the MAR. At the local associations, she was the first president of the WMLAR, she served as treasurer, MLS chairperson, Pro standards co-chair, served on every committee possible, and has taught courses for orientation. Beth was REALTOR® of the Year in 2000. Her education includes a RDH and BS in education from the Ohio State University, and a MA in Teaching and Educational Psychology from Western Michigan University and the University of Northern Iowa. She participates in competitive tennis with the USTA Western Michigan teams. This keeps Beth competitive in her business and healthy for her life’s career.
  • 6. 2011 Treasurer Bill Milliken Bill Milliken, CCIM, CIPS, began work in real estate in Ann Arbor in 1987. Milliken Realty, which he formed in 1996, was named a Best of Michigan Business in 2008. Previously, he worked in Washington, D.C. for NASA and the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Bill was first elected to the board of the CCIM Institute in 2006 where he has held numerous leadership positions. He was also a delegate on CCIM’s trade mission to China in 2006. He was elected to the board of directors of NEW DETROIT in 2010; was president of the Commercial Board of REALTORS® (2006); director of Republic Bancorp, and; board chair of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from Colorado College.
  • 7. New Directors
  • 8. Scott Griffith Past-President Representative Scott Griffith is a 3 rd generation REALTOR® serving Livingston County and the surrounding areas. He has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1975. Scott, and his sister Carol, have owned and operated ERA Griffith Realty located in Brighton since 1981. As an active member of the Livingston County Association of REALTORS® Scott has held every leadership position. He has been named REALTOR®-of-the-Year 3 times by LCAR. 2009 he was named REALTOR® of the Year for the Michigan Association of REALTORS® . Leadership at MAR includes many positions including a Past President. At NAR Scott has served in numerous leadership positions including at RVP. Scott is very active in the community and his church. Scott is a graduate of Albion College. He and his wife, Diane, have 2 children in Michigan Colleges.
  • 9. Kelly Sweeney Large Office Representative Kelly received his BBA from the University of Michigan in 1975. His real estate career started in 1986 at Weir Manuel REALTORS® in Birmingham. He is now the CEO Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel. He served as the city assessor and city treasurer for the city of Birmingham as well as serving on various committees for the Birmingham Bloomfield Rochester South Oakland County Board of REALTORS®. Kelly served on the Board of Directors for the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce from 1989 to 2000, and was awarded the Commerce Business Person of the Year Award in 1997. He also received the Birmingham Community House Community Service Award in 2003. Kelly served on the Board of MiRealSource MLS from 2002 – 2009 and was the Treasurer from 2005 – 2008. He has been on the board of the Michigan Consolidated Association of REALTORS® since 2004 and was President in 2010. In 2008 he was voted as MCAR’s REALTOR of the Year.
  • 10. Thomas Paarlberg Large Office Representative Native of the Chicago area. Graduate, DePauw B.A. Philosophy, 1974. REALTOR® since 1976. Associate Broker, owner Greenridge Realty, Inc. since 1980. Designations include; G.R.I., CRB, and AHWD. Have served in numerous capacities with the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS®, including President in 1996. Have served in various roles with M.A.R. including two terms on the Board of Directors as large broker representative. Currently serve on the SWMRIC manager board.
  • 11. Randy Thomas MiCAR Representative Randy Thomas, President and CEO of Insite Commercial, has been involved in various aspects of real estate since 1987. Randy attended Michigan State University and earned degrees in both biological science and criminal justice. He was formerly Vice President of the Retail Division at Schostak Brothers and Co., where he was responsible for property assemblage, working with anchor tenants, sale and leaseback of commercial properties, and development of commercial land. Randy is the 2011 incoming President of the Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR), where he also sat on the Board from 2001 – 2005, and served as President in 2004.
  • 12. Jason Copeman District 1 Representative Jason W. Copeman, GRI, is a Broker/Owner with 18 years experience in Marquette and the North Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has served as the Upper Peninsula Association of REALTORS President, has twice been chosen as his local Realtor-of-the-Year and in January will begin a two year term as his local association President Elect.  Jason has served on his local MLS Committee, intermittently serving as Chairperson, for the past 16 years and was recently appointed by his local board to the position of Chairperson of the Upper Peninsula Association of REALTORS Data Sharing and Cooperative Research Committee to pursue and promote ways to build stronger REALTOR relationships and cooperation.
  • 13. Rick Loose District 4 Representative Rick Loose, REALTOR®, e-PRO has 10 years of real estate experience with Ayre Rhinehart Realtors in Midland, Michigan. He has served as President/Director for the Midland Board of REALTORS®. He has also served on several board committees. Rick was selected Midland Board of Realtors “Realtor of the Year” for 2009. He currently chairs the Midland City Housing Commission.
  • 14. Pam Whitcraft District 6 Representative Pam has been in this business since 1992 and has been very involved in her profession. She saw the value of further education and completed her GRI, ABR and CRB designations by 2004 and has been an active member of the ERC Council since 1996. She has volunteered her time in the Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS®/ by serving as chair, or vice chair for various committees, as well as served as a member of several task force committees over the years. For the past 9 years, she has sat on the local Board of Directors. She also moved through the ranks in her local SWMAR/REIS as Treasurer-2005, Pres-Elect 2006 then President in 2007. She was awarded the prestigious President’s Cup from the local Association in 2008. More local involvement includes representing the local Association of Realtors as a Manager of the SWMRIC board in 2007 and 2008. On a higher level, Pam served as the SWMAR District 6 Director from 2001-2004. Since the turn of the new millennium, Pam has shared her leadership skills as a member of Cressy & Everett Real Estate’s management team, by serving as the Associate Broker/Branch Manager of their Edwardsburg Michigan office. Pam has raised her family and worked in Southwestern Lower Michigan since 1977. She and her husband Dick have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.
  • 15. Returning Directors
  • 16. June Clark Local Association Representative June Clark has been the Association Executive for the Monroe County Association of REALTORS since 2005.  Prior to her service as the Association Executive June was the MLS Administrator for 8 years and had worked in a professional real estate brokerage in Michigan as an office manager.  June earned her RCE designation in 2007 and is involved at the state and national level.  June has served on the Generational Association Executives Committee at the National Association of REALTORS® along with various committees for the Michigan REALTOR® Association Executives Council including Past President.  June is heavily involved in her local community including but not limited to Habitat for Humanity and various non-industry related organizations.
  • 17. Stu Kingma MiCAR Representative Stu Kingma, SIOR, joined The Wisinski Group in 1994 and offers services that include sales and leasing of commercial and industrial real estate. He has over 22 years of experience in sales and marketing which includes 17 years experience dealing exclusively with commercial and industrial properties. This focus and experience allows Mr. Kingma to provide his clients with the most up to date information regarding changing market conditions. He is a past president of the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS®, a former Planning Commission Member for the Village of Spring Lake and a member of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Calvin College.
  • 18. Matthew Case District Two Representative Matt Case, GRI, Associate Broker, Director of Support Services, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies. Matt served on the Board of Directors of the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® (TAAR) beginning in 2005. The following year he served as Treasurer and in 2007 was President Elect, as well as taking part in the Strategic Planning Committee and the Search Committee for TAAR’s new AE. In 2008 he served as TAAR President, and since then has served as RPAC chair. He was TAAR REALTOR® Of The Year in 2007, and has been honored as one of Northwest Michigan’s most influential people under 40 years of age via the Traverse City Business News “40 Under 40” for the past 5 years. In 2010 he was the TAAR nominee for REALTOR Active in Politics, and was selected to take part in the National Association of REALTORS Leadership Academy class of 2011. Matt is a volunteer Champion for The Grand Vision, a regional land use and transportation study conducted in 2008-2009 with implementation ongoing. A 1996 graduate of Northwood University, where he also met his wife, Matt resides in Beulah with Tammy and their three sons.
  • 19. Gene Szpeinski District Three Representative Gene has served on nearly all GRAR committees and task forces including a term as Director from 2003-05. He was awarded the GRAR REALTOR ®of the Year 2001 by his peer. MLS Exchange Board of Directors 2004-06 and served as its President in 2006. Gene served as a MAR  RPAC Trustee 2002-07 and is entering  a second term on the MAR Board of Directors. He has served as a member of the NAR Land Use, Property Rights and Environment Committee from 2004-10 . Extensive experience working with local and state officials and have developed 12  home/condo neighborhoods in Kent County since 1990.     
  • 20. Susan Yeotis District Five Representative Susan switched careers to full-time REALTOR ® in 1985 and has been an active volunteer in the Flint Association of REALTORS® ever since. She has served on most local committees and been a multiple term member of the FAAR Board of Directors. She is a past president of FAAR®, past local chapter president of Women’s Council of REALTORS®. She has served on the Michigan Association of REALTORS® Board since 2008. Susan spent 15 years serving on the city of Fenton Planning Commission and ZBA, chairing each, past Board of Directors president at the Shelter of Flint, served on the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce Board, and served 10 years on Flint YWCA Board. She serves on the FAAR Professional Standards Committee and has many years experience with the FAAR Grievance Committee. She also served 6 years on the Board of The State Bank of Fenton. She is married to fellow REALTOR® Art Yeotis with whom she owns YeotisRealty.com. Susan has 2 adult children, Ann and Matt, and there are 6 grandkids to enjoy. She is a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
  • 21. Matt Davis District Seven Representative Matt Davis, GRI, ABR, Associate Broker and 1992 Graduate from Miami University in Oxford Ohio, has been actively involved in both his community and REALTOR® associations throughout his 12 year career. A "SOB" or Son of a Broker, Matt grew up in the business at Rosemary Davis, REALTORS® in Marshall, Michigan. Since becoming a REALTOR® in 1997 Matt has served 11 years on the Battle Creek Area Association Board of Directors including 2 stints as President and was BCAAR's REALTOR® of the Year in 2004 and 2006. At the State level Matt chaired the MAR Public Policy Committee as well as the RPAC Trustees (current member), and was the recipient of the MAR REALTOR® Active in Politics (RAP) Award in 2005. Nationally, Matt was appointed as the Michigan RPIC (REALTOR® Political Involvement Committee Member) for NAR, and in that position serves as a "whip" for Michigan's 16 Federal Political Coordinators. He has served on the NAR Grassroots Strategic Plan workgroup, was a former FPC for Congressman Joe Schwarz (MI-7) and has been appointed to the 2010 Public Policy Coordinating Committee. In his community, Matt is an elected Trustee at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek and is the 2010 Chair of the Board of the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce.  Among many other things Matt also serves on the Steering Committee for the Annual World Reuben Eating Championship in Marshall and is married to Leigh and has four daughters and a granddaughter; Paige, Hunter, Kendall, Maddie and Natalie.  
  • 22. Carol Griffith District Eight Representative Carol Griffith is a 3 rd generation REALTOR® serving Livingston County and the surrounding areas. She has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 30 years. Carol along with her brother Scott, (past President of MAR), have owned and operated ERA Griffith Realty located in Brighton since 1981. As an active member of the Livingston County Association of REALTORS®, Carol has held nearly every leadership position including Past President. She has been named twice by her peers as REALTOR®-of-the-Year. Leadership at MAR currently includes Director and Vice Chair of Public Policy. Carol is active in her community and holds many leadership positions including Livingston County Commissioner. Carol is a graduate of Albion College.
  • 23. Nanci J. Rands District Nine Representative Nanci J. Rands is an associate broker with Hall and Hunter, Christie’s Great Estates in Birmingham. She was the 2006 President of Metropolitan Consolidated Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), and its 2007 REALTOR® of the Year. Nanci was then recognized as MAR’s REALTOR® of the Year. She was also named to the Crain’s Detroit Business list of the 100 most influential women. Nanci served as the 2008 MAR RPAC Chair and 2009 Major Donor Whip. She is an NAR director 2009 – 2011 and the Federal Political Coordinator for Senator Carl Levin. Nanci is an NAR RPAC trustee representing District 6 (Michigan and Ohio), 2010 – 2011. Nanci is the national chairman of Project Interchange, a non-profit organization, that sends influential’s to Israel for educational and fact finding seminars. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee.
  • 24. Jay Goscinski District Ten Representative Jonathon "Jay" Goscinski, ABR, GRI, Broker/Owner Michigan Realty Solutions in Richmond and Jeffrey Douglas Properties in Eastpoint has actively been a full time REALTOR® since 2004, served on MCAR's Education Committee since 2005, Political Affairs since 2005, 2009 Chairman, Grievance, Nominating, RPAC Committees to name a few. He is an active RPAC supporter/contributor. He was elected to the MAR Board in 2010. Jay is also a licensed builder and still operates a family owned Home Improvement and Remodeling Company. Jay is also extremely involved in Foreclosure and Bank Owned properties for over 15 years, advocates and does education seminars on the Foreclosure and Short Sale Process.
  • 25. Gordon McCann District Eleven Representative Gordon McCann, GRI, e-PRO, Associate Broker, has been a Realtor in the Plymouth community since 1995. As a member of the Western Wayne Oakland County Association of REALTORS® he was a Director, 2004 to 2008; Treasurer, 2005: President Elect, 2006; and President 2007-2008. In 2008 he was elected as a District 11 Director to the Michigan Association of Realtors for 2009 and 2010 and in 2010 he was re-elected a Director for 2011 and 2012.  At the National Association of Realtors, Gordon was a Large Board Director in 2007 and 2008 and a member of the Risk Reduction Committee 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Also, Gordon was elected as a Michigan representative to a 3 year term as NAR Director for the 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • 26. Gerald Miller District Twelve Representative Gerry Miller has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1978 and a broker since 1985. He is currently with Real Estate One in Clinton Township. He has served on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Consolidated Association of REALTORS® (MCAR) from 1995-1996, served as the MCAR Government Affairs Committee Chair, the MCAR RPAC committee chair and was honored as the MCAR REALTOR® Active in Politics in 2005 and is a continual RPAC supporter. Gerry was as a National Association of REALTORS® director in 2001-2004 and was appointed to serve on the NAR Public Policy Committee in 2004. His passion has been politics and lobbying through grass roots efforts and is proud of the things we represent as REALTORS® - homeownership and the preservation of property rights.
  • 27. Beth Pressler District Thirteen Representative Beth Pressler, CRS, GRI, LTG, PMN, RRC, is an Associate Broker with over 30 years real estate sales/managing experience in Grosse Pointe, Michi­gan. She has served as President/Director for Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS®; 2005 Regional Vice President (Region II), 2001 & 2002 Nat’l Governor; Chair & Vice Committee Chair and Nat’l State Orientation Facilitator for the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Beth has also served on the Nat’l Executive Committee for Women’s Council of REALTORS®, is a past NAR Director and currently serves on NAR committees.
  • 28. Trish Lentz District Fourteen Representative Trish Lentz started her career in real estate in 1973. She trained with Real Estate One in Taylor and took real estate classes at the University of Michigan Real Estate School. Trish has always been very active in the community. During those days she worked with the boy scouts and girl scouts to help grow strong minds in the children around her. Trish also volunteered to teach an art class at the grade school near her home. After 10 years of training and experience, Trish opened her own company called “BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT GROUP”. The firm handled mostly commercial, industrial and business opportunities. During this time Trish took various CCIM Courses to improve her knowledge of the commercial world. In 1990, Trish and her husband, Kenneth Lentz, purchased their own building in Taylor and changed the name of their company to Hallmark Realty, Inc. and began to sell residential real estate along with commercial. Their business grew rapidly and Trish became more active with the local Association. Trish chaired the first Equal Housing Committee Downriver. She sat on the grievance committee for many years and was a director for ten years. Trish worked her way through the chairs of the Downriver Association and finally served as president in 1995. Trish was chosen as REALTOR® of the year for the Downriver Association in 1996. During those early years and still even today, Trish’s most excelled accomplishment is the fact that she has gave back to her community. Trish always prided herself on a hard work ethic, integrity and honesty. She has always treated her customers and clients with the utmost respect and kindness. Trish has continued to serve not only her community but is again serving her local association in a leadership position. She was just installed as incoming Treasurer for 2011. Trish also serves as FPC to Congressman Conyers and is a Director for Michigan Association of REALTORS®.
  • 29. Tom Long District Fifteen Representative Tom Long, ABR, AHWD, GRI. Tom is the 2010 DRAR Immediate Past President and was President in 2009, a DRAR Director since 2004, served as the DRAR Government Affairs Chair and DRAR RPAC Chair. In addition to his association involvement, he also works with local municipality departments and committees on real estate and community issues.  He is a member of the Michigan Moose Association State Board and Administrator of the Taylor Moose Family Center. Tom has served on the MAR Board since 2009.  
  • 30. MAR Senior Staff
  • 31. Bill Martin CEO Bill Martin is the chief executive officer of the Michigan Association of REALTORS®. He also sits on the board of trustees at Western Michigan University, his alma mater and the Michigan Society of Association Executives. Bill is a past board member for the Habitat for Humanity and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. In 1987 voters elected Martin to the Michigan House of Representatives, serving Calhoun County. In 1995, Gov. John Engler appointed Martin to commissioner of the Michigan State Lottery. Martin became the director of the largest state department in 1999, the Michigan Department of Corrections, again at the request of Gov. Engler. In 1999 Habitat for Humanity named Martin Public Official of the Year.
  • 32. Kathie Feldpausch Senior Vice President NEED NEW BIO…… Kathie joined MAR in 1995 after spending six years with Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Hillsdale College and earned her CPA license in 1987. She served on the BOD for the Michigan Society of Association Executives as treasurer, and earned her RCE designation in 2005 and completed the CIPS designation requirements in 2006. She is a member of the DeWitt Boosters Funding Review committee, the Peckham Foundation Board, the ASAE Finance Section Council, the NAR AE Institute Board of Governors and the NAR National Membership Data Systems workgroup.
  • 33. Rob Campau Vice President of Public Policy & Legal Affairs NEED NEW BIO…… Rob is a veteran lobbyist who joined MAR in February of 1996. Prior to joining MAR, he was Director of Environmental Affairs for the Michigan Manufacturers Association. His responsibilities at MAR include working with the Michigan Legislature and regulatory agencies, MAR’s legal advocacy programs, and providing support for political involvement, RPAC and other public policy programs. Rob received a BA in communications from Michigan State University and Jurist Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
  • 34. Shelley Albert Executive Assistant to Bill Martin Shelley Albert joined MAR in July of 2007 as the executive assistant to MAR CEO, Bill Martin. She has been the co-owner of a home improvement business with her husband for the last 10 years. She has prior association experience from working as the assistant to the VP of Education at the Michigan Bankers Association and the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians.
  • 35. Your Role with MAR
    • You are not expected to be an expert in all aspects of MAR operations. All that you are asked to do is apply the same skills and judgment you use in your daily activities to the operation of the association.
  • 36. How the Board Operates
  • 37.
    • The board approves general policies about what should and should not be done (ei: key focus on advocacy, or not exceeding limits on spending authority).
    • The rest of the policy development and implementation is left to the CEO. The Board plans for the future.
  • 38.
    • The Board is responsible for effective organizational planning and for support of the CEO.
    • The CEO determines the operational structure of the association and is responsible for its oversight.
    • All association staff report to the CEO.
  • 39. Mission Statement
  • 40.
    • MAR is the recognized public policy and legal
    • advocate for private property rights and for the real
    • estate industry and the recognized statewide resource
    • (clearinghouse) for professional development,
    • knowledge exchange and business services.
  • 41.
    • The association will be the recognized public policy and legal advocate for private property rights and for the real estate industry.
    • The association will be the members’ statewide resource (clearinghouse) for professional development, knowledge exchange and business services.
    Strategic Plan Goals
  • 42. Key Points to Remember
    • The association must know where it is going
    • The Board is in charge of ensuring it gets there
    • The Board has the responsibility to regularly check on the direction the association is taking to make sure it is, in fact, proceeding towards its objectives.
  • 43. Annual Action Plan
  • 44. Board Meeting Mechanics
    • Board Packet
    • • Consent Agenda
    • • Report Items
    • • ACTION Items
    • • New Business
  • 45.
    • Bylaws comprise the governing authority of this association and are strictly observed
    • Bylaws are approved by the Delegate Body
    • Policies are approved by the Board of Directors
    • Policies cover day to day operations
    • Further explanation provided at the February Board Meeting by McClelland & Anderson
    Bylaws and Policies
  • 46. Kathie Feldpausch MAR Senior Vice President of Operations
  • 47. Financial Tools
    • Budget Process
    • Board Reporting
    • Audits
  • 48. Financial Tools
    • Each year, in accordance with the Bylaws, the Delegate Body has sole authority to adopt the annual budget of the Association. Financing for additional unbudgeted costs, or total projected costs within a single line item shall be subject to the following:
    • • Additional costs exceeding $3,000 must be approved in advance by the CEO.
    • • Additional costs exceeding $15,000 must be approved in advance by the Finance Committee.
    • • Additional costs exceeding $30,000 must be approved in advance by the Board of Directors.
    • • Additional costs exceeding $100,000 must be approved in advance by the Delegate Body.
    • All additional costs will be reported to the Board of Directors and Delegate Body with routine financial reports.
  • 49. 2011 Finance Committee
    • Bob Taylor
    • MAR President-
    • Metropolitan Consolidated
    • Claire L. Williams
    • MAR President Elect
    • Western Wayne Oakland Co.
    • Beth Foley
    • MAR Treasurer
    • West Michigan Lakeshore
    • Gordon McCann
    • Western Wayne Oakland Co.
    • John Burt
    • North Oakland County
    • Wayne Walts
    • Clare-Gladwin
    • Carl Kaminski
    • Southwestern Michigan
    • Kim Pontius
    • Traverse Area
    • Bill Milliken
    • Commercial Board
  • 50. 2011 Audit Committee
    • Beth Foley
    • West Michigan Lakeshore
    • Dennis Goff
    • Greater Lansing
    • Scott Griffith
    • Livingston County
    • Bob Heindrichs
    • Grand Rapids
    • Bob Piper
    • Flint Area
    • Doug Whitehouse
    • Metropolitan Consolidated
  • 51. MAR Operations
    • The operations side of the association has a combined total of 99 years of service with MAR.
  • 52. Operations Staff
  • 53. Andrea Bates
    • Andrea Bates has been the Education Coordinator for MAR since November of 2000. In this capacity she is responsible for administering the GRI Program and MAR’s continuing education offerings. Being the point person for all educational and licensing questions, she regularly has an opportunity to interact with the membership. She is also the administrator for the MiCAR, MiCREA and CCIM Michigan Chapter Boards.
  • 54. Jodie Cady
    • Jodie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Michigan State University.  Before joining MAR in 1999, she worked for the Country Club of Lansing.  She became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2005, and was President of Meeting Professionals International, MPI Michigan Chapter.  She received the MPI Michigan Chapter Planner of the Year award in 2005.
  • 55. Andrew Francoeur
    • Andrew sold and installed MAR’s new network in the fall of 2000 and was on an administrator contract for 6 months before coming on with the MAR full time in June of 2001 as IT/IS Manager. He has achieved his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Certified Professional, and Certified Professional + Internet Certificates and has been certified since 1998. His responsibilities at the MAR include everything hardware and software related on both PC and MAC based workstations and servers along with maintaining Cisco Routers, Switches and Firewalls.
  • 56. Joe Kras
    • Joe has been with MAR since 2002. He holds a MBA from Baker College, a BA from Western Michigan University, and an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design from Lansing Community College. At MAR, he works as the Manager of Communications & Marketing. Joe performs a variety of tasks from events photography to managing Mirealtors.com.
  • 57. Kelly Risley
    • Kelly joined the MAR in 1986 as a convention and meetings secretary and currently serves the position of Accounting Assistant. Her tasks at MAR include processing daily cash receipts and account payables/receivables, running DLEG reports for local associations, processing CCIM dues and MAR building maintenance.
  • 58. Julie Rowell
    • Julie is a graduate of Delta Community College with a degree in Business Management and has earned her e-PRO certification. She started in real estate 12 years ago working part time as a receptionist in a real estate office. From there she worked at two different local associations, Lenawee then Bay, finally ending up at MAR where she has been for the last six years.
  • 59. Susan Abraham
    • Susan serves as the Accounting/Human Resources Coordinator for MAR.  She has been with the association since May of this year and prior to joining the staff was an accounting and astronomy tutor for Lansing Community College. She also has extensive experience in for-profit and non-profit accounting and has worked in income tax accounting.  She attended Lansing Community College and received a degree in Business Accounting.
  • 60. Sandy Stump
    • Sandy has served as MAR’s Accounting Director since April of 2002. With over 20 years of experience at MAR, she has served in various financial, operational, and administrative roles. Sandy is responsible for overseeing all accounting functions of MAR and its related entities. She also serves as a staff liaison to the MAR Finance Committee & Building Task Force. Prior to arriving at MAR Sandy worked for Michigan School Services and was a legislative intern at the State Capitol in Lansing.
  • 61. Components
    • Meetings Management
    • Communications & Publications
    • Education
    • Member Programs
    • Member Benefits
  • 62. Meetings Management
    • Convention
  • 63. 2011 Convention Task Force
    • Beth Foley, Co-Chair
    • Mary Rockwell, Co-Chair
    • Amy Albright
    • Gary Reggish
    • Gail Freeman
    • Martin Wagar
    • Brian Klingel
    • Jason Copeman
    • Susan Payne
    • Denise Royer
    • Jim Meier
    • Kimberly Kihnke
    • Vicky Livernois
    • Deb Townsend
    • Brandon LaBelle
    • Marci Browne
    • Roger Powell
  • 64. Meetings Management
    • Achieve
  • 65. Meetings Management
    • Broker Summit
  • 66. 2011 Broker Summit Task Force
    • Laurie Bush
    • Bay County
    • Natan Espinosa
    • Greater Lansing
    • Joyce Clegg
    • West Michigan Lakeshore
    • Gordon McCann
    • Western Wayne Oakland County
    • Dana Holben
    • Dearborn Area
    • Ric Braun
    • Northeastern Michigan
  • 67. Meetings Management
    • Professional Standards
    • Board Meetings and Retreats
  • 68. Communications
    • Michigan REALTOR ® 2010 MSAE Gold Mention
  • 69. Communications
    • REALTOR® Advocate
  • 70. Communications
    • Web site
  • 71. Communications
  • 72. Communications
    • MAR Government Affairs Podcasts
  • 73. Communications
    • MAR 2011 Legal Update Video Series
  • 74. Communications
    • E-Publications
    • Enews
    • On the MARk
    • MiCREA
    • Special Ecard/Text Messages
  • 75. Education
    • GRI - in classroom and online
    • Continuing education administration
  • 76. Member Programs
    • Fair Housing
    • Appraiser services
      • (MiCREA)
    • Professional Standards
    • One-on-one support from Patty Kukla, MAR's professional standards expert
  • 77. 2011 MiCREA Leadership
    • David Deverman
    • Timothy Evans
    • Beth Graham
    • Donald Horton
    • Brian Kirksey
    • David Maturen
    • John Meyer
    • Karen Myers
    • Michael Tarnow
    • Norman Thomas
    • Marty Wagar
    • Tina Whitman
  • 78. Equal Opportunity Initiatives Through continued volunteer testing, education initiatives, and relationships with the Michigan Fair Housing Centers, MAR members are provided cutting edge equal opportunity programs.
  • 79. 2011 Equal Opportunity & Fair Housing Committee
    • John McArdle
    • Western Wayne Oakland County
    • Robert LaBute
    • Western Wayne Oakland County
    • Natan Espinosa
    • Greater Lansing
    • Doretha Ardoin
    • Grand Rapids
    • Pat Jacobs
    • North Oakland County
    • Beth Pressler
    • Grosse Pointe
    • Talia Champlin
    • Battle Creek Area
  • 80. Member Benefits
    • MongoFax
    • AFLAC Accident & Cancer Insurance
    • Great American Long Term Care Insurance
    • Realtor.org Store 10% Discount
    • Frankenmuth Mutual REALTOR® Home & Auto Insurance
    • US Bank REALTOR® Credit Card
    • BCBSM Dental Insurance
    • BCBSM Health Insurance
    • Pearl Errors & Omissions Insurance
    • Standard Real Estate Forms
    • ZipLogix Electronic Forms
    • CGI Communications
  • 81. Rob Campau MAR Vice President of Public Policy & Legal Affairs
  • 82. Public Policy & Legal Affairs
  • 83. Public Policy Staff Structure Robert Campau VP of Public Policy and Legal Affairs Brad Ward Director of Public Policy & Legal Affairs Theresa Gray Administrative Assistant Brian Westrin Manager of Legal Affairs Michelle Brant SE Michigan Public Policy Director Doug Merriam W. Michigan Public Policy Director Amy Daunt Central & Northern Michigan Director
  • 84. Brad Ward
    • Brad has been with MAR since 2001 and is a lobbyist for the association involved in all legislative issues at the state level. He the principal staff person for REALTOR ® public policy, RPAC, and legal action committees. Brad completed his undergraduate education at Michigan State University and received his law degree from Wayne State University. He served for a year and a half as Legislative Aide to Rep. Nancy Cassis (R-Novi).
  • 85. Michelle Brant
    • Michelle has been with MAR since May of 2008. Prior to that, Michelle served as Executive Vice President to the Livingston County Association of REALTORS for three years. Michelle also worked in the Michigan Legislature for over four years where she was Chief of Staff to Representative Chris Ward and Legislative Aide to former State Representative Judith Scranton. Michelle has a BA from Michigan State University in Political Science Pre-Law and has taken courses towards her Master in Public Relations.
  • 86. Amy Daunt
    • Amy has been with MAR since March of 2006. Amy held various internship positions within the Lansing political arena during her college years at Michigan State University, where she received a BA in Communications. Prior to joining the MAR, she worked as a Legislative Assistant to former Representative Gary Newell for over three years.
  • 87. Doug Merriam
    • Doug recently completed his Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University and has been with the MAR since 2005. Previously he earned a BS from Oakland University and completed internships with DaimlerChrysler and Sterling Corporations. Originally from Saginaw, he now resides in Grand Rapids.
  • 88. Brian Westrin
    • Brian has served as MAR’s Manager of Legal Affairs since August of 2004. He did his undergraduate work at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and attended law school at Michigan State University School of Law, graduating in 2004. His role at MAR encompasses a concentration in Fair Housing Law and Education, RESPA Compliance and Education, policing Unlicensed Real Estate Practice, Mortgage Fraud, and Research and Legal Writing for MAR publications. Brian also facilitates meetings of the MAR Legal Action Committee and handles all requests made for Legal Action Fund Assistance.
  • 89. Theresa Gray Administrative Assistant to Rob Campau Theresa began her time at MAR in December 2006 as the Events Assistant.  In September 2008 she moved into the position of Vice President Rob Campau’s assistant, working with the Public Policy team.
  • 90. 2011 Public Policy Committee
    • Carol Griffith, Chair
    • Jim Fase, Vice Chair
    • Leon Knott, Past Chair
    • Laurie Bush
    • Kathleen Coon
    • Matt Davis
    • John Francis
    • Mark Huston
    • Meriem Kadi
    • Brian Klingel
    • Sara Storch-Lipnitz
    • Tom Long
    • Dave Maturen
    • John McArdle
    • Bill Milliken
    • Bill Nabers
    • Ray O’Neil
    • Ned Quinn
    • Peter Read
    • Shelley Schoener
    • Elaine Schraudt
    • Phil Seaver
    • Teri Spiro
    • Belle Stier
    • Jeff Thornton
    • Robin Walker
    • Tim White
  • 91. MiCAR
    • Bill Milliken, Chair
    • Rodney Alderink
    • Win Cooper
    • Stu Kingma
    • Mark Piper
    • Ned Quinn
    • Randall Thomas
  • 92. Taxation Task Force
    • David Maturen, Chair
    • Mike LeVan
    • Mark Huston
    • Shawn Huston
    • John McArdle
    • Bob Taylor
    • William Scott
    • Sheri Sutherby-Fricke
    • Fred Hetherwick
    • Marie Gamber
    • Brian Klingel
    • Peter Read
    • Bob Schautz
    • Teri Spiro
  • 93. Land Use Task Force
    • Gil White, Chair
    • Sandra Bailey-Bristol
    • Earnie Best
    • Dan Coffey
    • Shawn Huston
    • Dave DuBryn
    • Mark Huston
    • Paul Scott
  • 94. Non-Point Water Quality Task Force
    • Dan Coffey, Chair
    • Brad Aarons
    • John Cooper
    • David Elya
    • Mark Huston
    • Betty Livermore
    • Paul Lubienski
    • Peter Read
    • Rick Stein
  • 95. Public Policy Achievements
    • Past Accomplishments
    • Passage of the Commercial Broker Lien Act - allows for a commercial broker to place a lien on a property for the non-payment of commissions
    • Passage of Gross Receipts Legislation –legislation enacted to exclude agents’
    • commission payments from taxation within the “gross receipts” calculation.
    • Mortgage Loan Industry Licensing –legislation enacted that provides licensing and
    • education requirements, along with mandatory background checks for mortgage loan officers in Michigan.
    • Agency Responsibility Act – Outlines the duties a licensee owes a client and the services that the client can waive via a limited services agency agreement.
    • MAR is recognized as one of the top Advocacy groups in Lansing
    • Defeated Governor Granholm’s 2-Penny Plan after most successful state-wide Call to
    • Action ever - Over 10,000 REALTORS® participated
    • Held off an expansion of the transfer tax
    • Expanded the Real Estate Enforcement Fund to allow the Attorney General to fight unlicensed activity
    • Successfully advocated against the inclusion of real estate licensees under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act
    • Passed increased appraiser education standards
    • Defeated legislation to increase county record fees
  • 96. Public Policy Achievements
    • 2011 Legislative Priorities
    • Eliminate MBT Surcharge – This is needed to make our state’s business tax structure more competitive with surrounding states, especially as it relates to commercial real estate.
    • Property Taxation Reform – Work within the framework of Proposal A to decrease the overall property tax burden on Michigan citizens. We are supportive of various concepts to expand the Homestead Tax Credit, make the process for appealing an assessment easier, the proration of an owners’ Principal Residence Exemption, ‘pop-up’ relief, a Michigan homebuyer tax credit, and constitutional amendments to prevent property tax increases as values decrease. Sound property tax reform measures are needed to ensure economic growth in Michigan.
    • Prevent Sales Tax on Real Estate Commissions – Oppose an expansion of the current sales tax base or further industry fees. Michigan businesses and citizens continue to do their best during these challenging economic times. Further costs impacting the housing industry will only serve as more disincentive for market activity. State government needs to reprioritize the way it operates and spends before looking to citizens for additional revenue.
    • Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) – Registration of Appraisal Management Companies in Michigan. After the implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, the contact between appraisers and lenders became highly regulated. With that, came in increase in prominence of Appraisal Management Companies. AMCs now handle a majority of home appraisals and play a large role in the appraisal industry as they have become the preferred third party intermediary in ordering appraisal work. However, unlike Appraisers, AMCs are not regulated in Michigan.
    • Private Transfer Fees – Prohibit third party fees. We are opposed to fees collected by a third party that are levied on the purchase price of certain real property to benefit the developer, broker, conservation effort, or a community-oriented facility. This fee is usually collected as an investment incentive for the project of for the benefit of the community.
    • Statewide Septic Code – Prevent further costly local point of sale mandates. MAR has been working with the legislature and a workgroup for over five years to develop a statewide septic code. We need a solution that provides efficient disclosure of property condition while respecting the rights of the property owner.
  • 97. 2011 Legislative Leadership Senate
    • Majority Leader
    • Randy Richardville (R-Monroe)
    • Majority Floor Leader
    • Arlan Meekhof (R-Olive Twp)
    • President Pro Tempore
    • Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton)
    • Majority Caucus Chair
    • Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge)
    • Assistant Majority Leader Dave Hildenbrand (R-Lowell)
    • Minority Leader
    • Gretchen Whitmer
    • (D-East Lansing)
    • Minority Floor Leader
    • Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit)
    • Minority Caucus Chair
    • Morris Hood III (D-Detroit)
  • 98. 2011 Legislative Leadership House of Representatives
    • Speaker
    • Jase Bolger (R-Marshall)
    • Majority Floor Leader
    • Jim Stamas (R-Midland)
    • Speaker Pro Tempore John Walsh (R-Livonia)
    • Minority Leader
    • Richard Hammel
    • (D-Mt. Morris Twp)
    • Minority Floor Leader
    • Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek)
  • 99. Legal Action Fund
    • The purpose of the Legal Action Fund is:
    • To provide legal assistance/advice through the MAR’s legal counsel to REALTORS® and local associations involved in, or being threatened with, litigation that could have an adverse impact on the entire industry;
    • To promote an understanding of Michigan real estate law and its effect upon the industry;
    • To enhance the rights of private property owners, as well as REALTOR® rights, responsibilities and professional conduct.
  • 100. Legal Action Committee
    • Joe Banyai
    • Sam Elder
    • Dan Elsea
    • Robert Hubbell
    • Tom Paarlberg
    • Pat Vredevoogd
    • Leon Knott
  • 101. Legal Action Fund
    • Some issues that have been addressed via the fund include the following:
      • Private property rights “takings”
      • Right to arbitrate
      • Agency contracts, releases, and responsibilities
      • Consumer Protection Act Defense
      • Seller’s Disclosure Statement problems
      • Deed restrictions
  • 102. Legal Action Achievements Exempting Licensees under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act Hartman & Eichhorn Bldg Co, Inc v Dailey Proper Assessment of Taxable Value Toll Northville Ltd Partnership v Twp of Northville The Validity of Signed Releases between Agent and Client Hall v Small Distinguishing between Employees and Independent Contractors Windsor Charter Twp v Remsing Overreaching by Local Government Lake Isabella Development, Inc v Village of Lake Isabella Unlicensed Activity MAR v. Remark (Helvey)
  • 103. Issues Mobilization Fund
    • Board of Directors control the IMF
    • Off budget
    • $40 dollars of the $50 dollar dues increase allocated in 2009
  • 104. Issues Mobilization Fund Involvement
    • Support of Justice Cliff Taylor
    • Worked to defeat Reform Michigan Government Now
    • Critical Dunes
    • Defeat of the K-16 Initiative
    • Eminent Domain
    • Price of Government
    • Governor’s Land Use Task Force
    • Land Division Act
    • Local Ordinances
    • • Sign Rental Point of Sale Septic
  • 105. A separate entity with distinctly separate Trustee Oversight. MAR supports direct and indirect administration costs.
  • 106. 2011 RPAC Trustees
    • Mary Rockwell, Chair
    • Mary Rockwell, Vice-Chair
    • Hussein Berry
    • Chris Courtney
    • Matt Davis
    • Jim Fase
    • Sheri Sutherby-Fricke
    • Fred Hetherwick
    • John Kulper
    • Jeanenne Morton
    • Nanci J. Rands
    • Gary Reggish
    • Chris Rogers
    • Sara Storch-Lipnitz
    • Terry Westbrook
    • Sheri Sutherby-Fricke
  • 107. RPAC Responsibilities and Expectations
    • RPAC and the MAR are separate legal and decision-making entities.
  • 108. Bill Martin CEO
  • 109. Getting Down to Operations
  • 110. The MAR Brand
    • The Michigan Association of REALTORS ® speaks to and for its membership on the issues that most significantly affect their professional performance and their overall business success, providing considered and carefully crafted information and points of view that represent the most sound strategies for the growth and development of the profession.
  • 111. MAR Key Messages
    • Communication
    • Audiences can count on the association to be thoughtful, clear and direct in all its communication, whether to its membership or to government, professional or other market segments.
  • 112. MAR Key Messages
    • Advocacy
    • The association will be a strong, articulate, well-grounded voice for its membership on public policy issues that affect the real estate profession; this role embraces communicating forcefully the positions of the association to target legislative and policy audiences as well as listening and explaining public poilcy issues to its constituent membership.
  • 113. MAR Key Messages
    • Best-Practice Business Standards
    • The association serves as both a knowledge source and a model for the range of business practices that will support the success of the real estate profession; this means that members can look to the association for information, guidance and examples of how to most successfully lead, manage and grow a business enterprise.
  • 114. MAR Key Messages
    • Resources
    • The association serves to gather and then distribute the latest and best knowledge, sources and tools to support the growth and development of the profession and its individual members; this is far more than a “clearinghouse” function, in that the association becomes an evaluator and an endorser of only the most valuable of resources and opportunities.
  • 115. National Association of REALTORS® Overview
  • 116. 2011 NAR Leadership
    • Ronald Phipps
    • President
    • Maurice J. Veissi
    • President-Elect
    • Gary Thomas
    • First Vice President
    • Bill Armstrong
    • Treasurer
  • 117. 2011 NAR Meetings
    • March - AEI
    • May - Midyear
    • August - Leadership Meeting
    • September - Directors Meeting
    • November - Annual Meeting
  • 118. 2011 NAR Directors
    • Dan Coffey
    • Immediate Past President
    • Bob Taylor
    • Current President
    • Claire L. Williams
    • State Allocated
    • Beth Foley
    • State Allocated
    • Doug Whitehouse
    • State Allocated
    • Scott Griffith
    • State Allocated
    • Nanci J. Rands
    • State Allocated
    • Sam Baki
    • State Allocated
    • Gordon McCann
    • State Allocated
    • Kelly Sweeney
    • Large Board Representative
    • Gary Reggish
    • Large Board Representative
    • Terry Westbrook
    • Large Board Representative
    • Dan Elsea
    • Large Real Estate Firm Representative
    • Roland Ledebuhr
    • Distinguished Service Award Recipient
    • Paul Scott
    • Distinguished Service Award Recipient
    • Donald Treadwell
    • Distinguished Service Award Recipient
    • Pat Vredevoogd Combs
    • NAR Past President
  • 119. 2011 Federal Political Coordinators
    • Mary Rockwell
    • Congressional District 1, Bart Stupak
    • Beth Foley
    • Congressional District 2, Peter Hoekstra
    • Jeanenne Morton
    • Congressional District 3, Vern Ehlers
    • Kenneth Carlson
    • Congressional District 4, Dave Camp
    • Bob Piper
    • Congressional District 5, Dale Kildee
    • Dave Maturen
    • Congressional District 6, Fred Upton
    • Bill Hanner
    • Congressional District 7, Mark Schauer
    • Scott Griffith
    • Congressional District 8, Mike Rogers
    • Bob Gleason
    • Congressional District 9, Gary Peters
    • Shelley Schoenherr
    • Congressional District 10, Candice Miller
    • Claire Williams
    • Congressional District 11, Thad McCotter
    • Teri Spiro
    • Congressional District 12, Sander Levin
    • E’Toile Libbett
    • Congressional District 13, Carolyn Kilpatrick
    • Trish Lentz
    • Congressional District 14, John Conyers
    • Sheri Fricke
    • Congressional District 15, John Dingell
    • Furhad Waquad
    • Sen. Debbie Stabenow
    • Nanci J. Rands
    • Sen. Carl Levin
    Matt Davis - RPIC
  • 120. 2011 NAR Committees
    • Beth M Foley
    • Resort & Second Home RE Committee
    • Carol Griffith
    • Membership Policy & Board Jurisdiction Committee
    • Cathy Sherman Bittrick
    • Issues Mobilization Committee
    • Meeting & Conference Committee
    • Chris Wretschko
    • Housing Opportunity Committee
    • Claire L Williams
    • Federal Housing Policy Committee
    • Dale Smith
    • Commercial Legislation and Regulatory Subcommittee
    • Dan Elsea
    • Real Estate Advisory Board
    • Dan Coffey
    • Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee
    • Nominating Committee
    • Elaine West
    • AEC-RCE Certification Board
    • David Maturen
    • Appraisal Committee
    • David Deverman
    • Appraisal Committee
    • Doug Whitehouse
    • Business Issues Committee
    • E'toile L Libbett
    • Housing Opportunity Committee & Advisory Board –
    • Vice Chair
    • Beth Pressler
    • Membership Policy & Board Jurisdiction Committee
    • Communications Committee
    • Gene Szpeinski
    • Land Use Property Rights and Environment Committee
    • Furhad Waquad
    • International Operations Committee
    • Public Policy Coordinating Committee
    • Gary Reggish
    • State and Local Issues Committee
    • Scott Griffith
    • Federal Taxation Committee
    • Gordon McCann
    • Risk Management Committee
  • 121. 2011 NAR Committees
    • James Evans
    • Comm RE Research Subcom &
    • Federal Housing Policy Committee
    • John McArdle
    • Communications Committee – Vice Chair
    • Anthony Schippa
    • Conventional Finance and Lending Committee
    • Marie Gamber
    • Professional Standards Committee
    • Marty Wagar
    • Appraisal Committee
    • Mary Ann Bush
    • Risk Management Committee
    • Mary L Rockwell
    • Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee
    • Matt Davis
    • REALTORS Political Involvement Committee
    • Public Policy Coordinating Committee
    • Paul R Tozzi
    • Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee
    • Pat Vredevoogd Combs
    • International Operations Committee
    • Paul Scott
    • Distingushed Service Award Committee
    • Federal Housing Policy Committee
    • Robert Britigan Jr
    • State & Local Issues Committee
    • Robert Horn
    • International Operations &
    • Professional Standards Committees
    • Bob Taylor
    • Research Committee
    • Sam R Baki
    • Federal Taxation Committee
    • Terry Westbrook
    • Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee
    • Teri Spiro
    • Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Committee
    • Bill Milliken Jr.
    • Commercial Leg & Reg Subcomm,
    • REALTORS Commercial Alliance Committee
    • Bill Martin
    • Strategic Planning Committee ,
    • AEC Recommendations,Recognition Subcommittee
  • 122. Great Lakes Caucus
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Ohio
    • Wisconsin
  • 123. NAR Regions
    • Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
    • Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
    • Region 4: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
    • Region 5: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
    • Region 6: Michigan, Ohio
    • Region 7: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin
    • Region 8: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
    • Region 9: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Region 10: Louisiana, Texas
    • Region 11: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
    • Region 12: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
    • Region 13: California, Hawaii, Guam
  • 124. Bill Milliken 2011 Treasurer Beth Foley 2011 President - Elect
  • 125. Role of a MAR Director
  • 126. Be Informed
    • When someone in the community learns that you are on the board and asks what the association does, or asks about a service you provide, you should be able to talk credibly on the subject.
  • 127. Be Positive
    • Talk about the association's strengths in public and save discussion of its weakness for the board table. Any public discussion of weakness undermines the association's ability to raise funds, recruit volunteers and perform services for our statewide membership base.
  • 128. Be Prepared to Speak in Public
    • Since the Board is responsible for overseeing the operation of the organization, there are certain times when our members and the public expect to see the Board representing its interests.
  • 129. Be Ready to Participate in Fundraising Efforts
    • Although the RPAC Trustees have ultimate authority and accountability for RPAC fundraising and expenditures, each MAR board member should be prepared to participate in fundraising including reaching out to the membership to solicit funds.
  • 130. There are Limitations
    • No individual board or staff member has any power in the association other than the power the board delegates to him or her. This means an individual must observe protocol and the structure of the organization in respect to new ideas, projects, or complaints.
  • 131. MAR Board Member Orientation 2011