The Board of Directors made the hard decision that our annual meeting is going to have to go virtual this year because it’s hard to safely put everybody in the same room right now. But that doesn’t mean we’re not going to see you. Here is our plan … October 20th Drive-by Swag Grab, October 20-27 Electronic Voting Open, October 27th Virtual Zoom.
DRIVE BY, SAY HI AND GRAB SWAG: OCTOBER 20th [register now!]
To kick off voting, some of the Board & MLS leaders will be doing 1-hour standouts in all parts of the county to show our appreciation for your membership and will be distributing personalized Annual Meeting swag bags to all the REALTORS who stop by. Please register in advance so we can prepare your goodies. Please drive by, say hi and grab your swag bag!
- NORTH: 9-10 a.m. Rumbolt Law circular drive, 148 Main Street, North Adams/Williamson line.
- CENTRAL: 12-1 p.m. Board Office Parking lot (TD Bank), 99 West Street, Pittsfield
- SOUTH: 3-4 p.m. Fairground Real Estate circular drive, 631 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Note: All the REALTORS who drive by and say hi will be entered into a special $600 DRIVE-BY 2022 MEMBERSHIP RAFFLE WOW! (pulled during 10/27 zoom)
1 WEEK FOR ON-LINE VOTING: OCTOBER 20-27th
Like last year, we will send out ballots for electronic voting. The call of the meeting will be sent on October 6th so that advanced notice is timely. Petitions for additional names to be placed on the ballot will be due by October 13th (10% petition to be added to the: Board Slate 57 REALTORS, or 17 MLS Participants to be added to the MLS slate). Electronic voting will be open from October 20th – until 8:45 a.m. on October 27th. Please review the ballot and vote during the week!
SPECIAL NOTE: Electronic Ballots will be sent on October 20th! These notices will be coming from our database, GrowthZone. If you don’t see yours in your inbox please check your SPAM and JUNK folders and then whitelist us so you’ll receive notices in the future. Ballots will be open from October 20th until 8:45 a.m. on October 27th
1-HOUR ZOOM ANNUAL MEETING: OCTOBER 27th @ 9 a.m. [Register Now]
We will announce the votes, give a year in review, and share our goals for the coming months. It should be an information packed hour! There will be lots of raffles as usual, especially the free year of MLS access valued at $372* and free local, state and national REALTOR dues of $600*. Advanced registration and present to win for raffles!
RAFFLE Items, so far:
One Year Free MLS Services – Valued at $372
Gift Card – Valued at $100
Gift Card – Valued at $250
2022 Membership – Valued at $600
We value your membership – and for those who were able to volunteer for the Board/MLS despite a CRAZY market, we are so happy to show our appreciation. We hope to see you live, electronically and via zoom.
With best regards,
Your Board of REALTORS & MLS Staff and Volunteer team
*Raffle: winners must be current REALTOR members and eligible for continued membership in 2022. Non-Transferrable. Must be present to win.
The annual voting issues are outlined below. All Berkshire REALTORS will be asked to elect the 2022 Officers and Directors of the Board of Directors, and approve the 2022 budget via an electronic ballot submission. Additionally, all MLS Participants (typically the broker-owners) will be asked to elect the 2022 MLS Officers and Directors, approve the 2022 MLS budget and a proposed bylaw change through the same process.
Nominating Committee Reports
We were so lucky this year to have several candidates come forward at our Volunteer Meet and Greet, designed to help share opportunities in the board and MLS both in committees and in leadership. Many received committee and special workgroup appointments as well. Below you will find the Slate for both the Board of REALTORS and the MLS. Your ballot however, will only contain the votes that you are qualified to make.
Proposed 2022 Board of REALTORS Slate of Officers and Directors to be voted on by all REALTORS
In accordance with Article XI, Section 4 of the Bylaws of the Berkshire County Board of REALTORS the Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President Cortney Dupont is pleased to present the following slate of officers and directors for service in the year ahead.
Note: the following have unexpired terms and will continue to serve in 2022.
Proposed 2022 Multiple Listing Service Slate of Officers and Directors to be voted on by Participants (one per office)
In accordance with Article 7 of the Bylaws of the Multiple Listing Service, the MLS Nominating Committee, chaired by MLS Past President Peter West are pleased to present the following slate of officers and directors.
Note: the following have unexpired terms and will continue to serve in 2022
Finance Committee Budget Reports
- Board Proposed Budget: Approved by the Finance Committee and Endorsed by the Board of Directors. This budget represents conservative numbers, with $600 in REALTOR dues for 2022 with no increase. Of the dues paid, $254 are retained by the Berkshire County Board, the rest are applied to your State and National Dues.
- MLS Proposed Budget: Approved by the Finance Committee and Endorsed by the Board of Directors. This budget represents no increases in fees.