Volunteer for a Committee
Committee Volunteer Opportunities
What Are Committees?
When it comes to making decisions, our committees are the first place where ideas are discussed and voted upon before being approved by the Board of Directors.
Why Serve on a Committee?
Committees help shape the direction of our Association and its policies. If you want your voice to be heard and want to contribute to the decision-making process, our committees are a great forum for debate and discussion. Experience on committees is beneficial for those interested in seeking future leadership roles.
What are the Benefits of Volunteering?
Association involvement establishes that you care about your profession and your community. Serving on a committee is a great way to enhance your professional growth and provide service to your peers. Research shows that the people who work on association committees are: better informed - better networked - better prepared to act on trends and regulation impacting their business.
What is the Volunteer Process?
Volunteer applications are open for submission in June & July each year for the upcoming year. RSCK will make every attempt to meet your requests. You will receive an email from the staff liaisons of the committees you are appointed to in November, at the latest.
Some Committees are limited in number of appointments available. The Professional Standards Committees & Grievance Committees require specific experience. Affiliate members may serve on Community Involvement, Professional Development, and Young Professionals Network.
If you are interested in serving on a committee outside of this time frame, do not hesitate contacting the staff liaison for the committee and we will see if it is feasible to add you.
Here is a list of our current committees and descriptions of what they do for the association and on the behalf of members.
Community Involvement Committee (1 year term)
Promote the name REALTOR® and the Association through community involvement and by raising awareness among members of volunteer opportunities.
Finance Committee (1 year term)
Regularly monitor yearly income and expenditures, recommend the annual budget and oversee the organization's assets in order to insure the fiscal soundness of the Association.
Governmental Affairs Committee (2 year term)
Evaluate and provide feedback on proposed government action that would impact the real estate industry. Coordinate grassroots efforts to mobilize REALTOR® members to advance the legislative and regulatory initiatives of the Local, State, and National Associations.
Grievance Committee (3 year term)
Receives ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine if, taken as true on their face, a hearing is to be warranted. The Grievance Committee makes only such preliminary evaluation as is necessary to make these decisions. While the Grievance Committee has meetings, it does not hold hearings, does not decide whether members have violated the Code of Ethics, and does not dismiss ethics complaints because of lack of evidence.
Prerequisite: Must have been a REALTOR® for one full year prior to the term starting. Requirement: Attendance of an annual training session.
Professional Development Committee (1 year term)
Responsible for assisting in the planning of education and professional development offering to meet the needs of our membership. This includes, but is not limited to: courses, designation/certifications, RSCK EdTV, Smart Start and Lunch & Learns. Additionally, committee members will work to create awareness and enthusiasm among members to attend courses offered, including professional designations.
Professional Standards Committee (3 year term)
Committee members serve on Hearing Panels as required to hear matters of alleged unethical conduct by the Association’s members or to provide arbitration as requested. The Professional Standards Committee is similar to a court, in that they adjudicate matters that come before them. The Professional Standards Committee makes decisions on matters involving the Code of Ethics or disputes generally involving commissions and compensation.
Prerequisite: Service of one term on Grievance Committee. Requirement: Attendance of an annual training session.
Standard Forms Committee (2 year term)
Review and revise Standard Forms for compliance with legislative changes and for clear and concise interpretation by members and the public. Maintain legal counsel approval on all forms for the benefit of members.
Young Professionals Network Leadership Team (2 Year Term)
Responsible for creating programs to encourage, foster and promote SMAR members to excel in their careers by pursuing leadership roles in local, state and national associations. The YPN Committee also fosters opportunities for young members to become active in public policy discussions, encouraging them to become advocates for the real estate industry, and promotes professionalism and community service and provides opportunities to network and learn from their peers.