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2019 Proposed Change to Awards Committee

Current Structure and Purpose: The Awards Committee shall determine the annual recipients of the REALTOR of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Charlotte Williams Community Service Award. The Committee shall consist of the three most immediate past Charlotte Williams recipients, the three most immediate past REALTOR of the Year recipients, the President-Elect, and the three most immediate Past President’s ready, willing and able to serve. If anyone on the Committee is nominated for an award, they either need to remove their name from consideration or excuse himself/herself from the discussion and from voting for that particular award. (Adopted 2/19/18).

Concerns: With several of the members receiving recognition for multiple awards and members serving in a leadership position also being recognized for awards, the Awards Committee is rarely comprised of the full allotment of 10 members. With the reduced number of members serving, any member that is unable to attend or simply does not attend, causes the Committee to struggle to reach a quorum to hold a meeting. Furthermore, if any of the attending members are nominated for an award, those members must then recuse themselves from the meeting which in the last few years has left only two or three people deciding on the recipients for the awards.

To alleviate this situation, two changes are being proposed:

  • Provide the Board of Directors the authority to fill any vacant position on the Awards Committee so there are always at least 10 members serving on the committee. A vacant position shall be created when a member qualifies for one or more of the appointed positions.
  • Restrict members serving on the Awards Committee from being eligible to be selected as a recipient of any award.

Proposed New Structure: The Awards Committee shall determine the annual recipients of the REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Charlotte Williams Community Service Award. The Committee shall consist of 10 members serving in the following capacity: the three most immediate past Charlotte Williams recipients, the three most immediate past REALTOR of the Year recipients, the President-Elect, and the three most immediate Past President’s ready, willing and able to serve.
If anyone on the Committee is nominated for an award, they either need to remove their name from consideration or resign their position on the Committee.

Vacancies will be created if any member qualifies for one or more of the criteria to fill the selected positions or by anyone that has resigned their position . All vacancies will be filled by a majority vote by the Board of Directors.