2017-18 LARA Leaders – Applications Being Accepted Now through October 1

About the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association Leadership and Governance

The Lakes Area REALTORS® Association has one paid staff member – CEO Denise Schultz. As the Association Executive, she leads the day to day operations of the organization according to our Bylaws, and the Bylaws and Organizational Core Standards of the National Association REALTORS® with input and guidance from the Wisconsin Association of REALTORS®.

Denise reports to the L.A.R.A. Board of Directors, comprised of 11 volunteer Realtor® members. Seven are Directors, with staggered two-year terms. Four are officers, who make up the Executive Committee (President, President-Elect, Past-President and Secretary/Treasurer.) Committees, often led by these leaders, help to accomplish our goals.

How To Get Involved

Successful leaders usually begin by volunteering on one or more committee(s) that interest them, to become familiar with the processes and culture, then elevate through higher levels of involvement with experience. Volunteering for leadership can be very rewarding and help further develop professional skills. Increased professional exposure, peer recognition and business development skills are just a few of the rewards for time invested in association leadership.

How much time in invested in a volunteer leadership position is a personal decision. At a minimum, applicants for a L.A.R.A. Board of Directors position should plan on committing 4 hours per month to reviewing agenda, minutes, financial reports and attending the monthly Board of Directors meeting. (Our meetings are currently held on a Thursday morning and last approximately 90 minutes.) All directors are expected to be involved in or lead at least one committee.

We have several (two-year) Director positions available for 2017. Are you ready to step up and serve your association? Do you have ideas that could make us better? Please consider becoming involved in leadership.

The first step is to complete the application Deadline: October 1, 2016.

If you have questions or would like to discuss how you can become involved, please feel free to contact any current board member or Denise Schultz. We will be happy to provide information and guidance.

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