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Annual Meeting of the Berkshire Board and MLS
October 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Doors open at 2:30 p.m., Meeting Begins Promptly at 3 p.m.
Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South Street, Route 7
All Berkshire Realtors and Affiliates are invited to attend our Annual Meeting of the Berkshire’s Board and MLS.
We will present our annual “State of the Association” information, elect our 2019 leaders, review our budget and discuss industry issues that will affect us all. Following the meetings, we will break for a cocktail networking reception. While the attendees mix and mingle and enjoy an hour of social fun with colleagues, the REACT committee will spring into action and transform the ballroom into our Chili Cook-off arena.
Come join us for an informative meeting, delicious chili, a fabulous DJ and laughter…all at the beautiful Country Club of Pittsfield.
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 175, so register please today!
Timeline of Events:
2:30 p.m. Meeting Registration Begins
3:00 p.m. Board Annual Meeting / MLS Annual Meeting
4:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour Begins
5:30 p.m. Chili Cook-off Begins: Open to the PUBLIC
7:30 p.m. Winners Announced
8:00 p.m Event Concludes
In accordance with Article XI, Section 4 of the Bylaws of the Berkshire County Board of REALTORS and by vote of the Nominating Committee consisting of Chair, Churchward Davis and members; Doug Goudey, Sherry Street, Cindy Poulin and Suzanne Crerar (abstain) the following Slate of Officers has been nominated for 2019. All Realtor members in good standing may vote on the elections or petition for additional candidates (instructions below)
Board of Directors; Board Nominating Committee Proposed Slate
|President Elect||Sarah Fleury||2019|
|Vice President||Tracy Crawford||2019|
|Director (2 yr)||Jay Nocher||2020|
|Director (2 yr)||Molly Thomas||2020|
|Director (2 yr)||Suzanne Crerar||2020|
The following Board Members will continue to serve on the 2019 Board of Directors to complete their service term previously elected or as automatic appointments.
|Director (2 yr)||Nick Geranios||2019|
|Director (2 yr)||Maureen Kirkby||2019|
|Director (2 yr)||Billy Keane||2019|
|Past President||Churchward Davis||2019|
|MLS President*||Peter West||2019|
Bylaw Annual Meeting Procedures:
Section 4. Election of Officers
a) At least two (2) months before the annual election, a Nominating Committee of five (5) REALTOR Members shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee shall select one candidate for each office and one candidate for each place to be filled on the Board of Directors. The report of the Nominating Committee shall be mailed or where permitted by state law, electronically transmitted to each Member eligible to vote at least three (3) weeks preceding the selection. Additional candidates for the offices to be filled may be placed in nomination by petition signed by at least ten (10%) of the REALTOR Members eligible to vote., The petition shall be filed with the Chief Executive Officer at least two (2) weeks before the election. The Chief Executive Officer shall send notice of such additional nominations to all Members eligible to vote before the election.
b) The election of officers and directors shall take place at the annual meeting. elections shall be by ballot and all votes shall be cast in person. The ballot shall contain the names of all candidates and offices for which they were nominated.
In accordance with Article 7 of the Bylaws of the Multiple Listing Service and by a vote of the Nominating Committee consisting of Chair, Mark Harris, and members Mary Jane White; Kathy Hazelett, Nadine Hiser, and John McLean (not present), the following Slate of Officers has been nominated for 2019. All MLS Participants in good standing may vote on the elections or petition for additional candidates (instructions below)
MLS Board of Directors; MLS Nominating Committee
|MLS President||Peter West||2019|
|Vice President||Pam Roberts||2019|
|Director (2 yr)||Brandon White||2020|
|Director (2 yr)||Mike Harrigan||2020|
The following Board Members will continue to serve on the 2019 Board of Directors to complete their service term previously elected, or as ex officio.
|Director (2 yr)||Matthew Chow||2019|
|Director (2 yr)||Susan Colvin||2019|
|Past President||Steve Ray||2019|
|Board Pres. Appt||Sarah Fleury||2019|
Bylaw Annual Meeting Procedures:
The annual meeting of the Participants of the Service shall be held during the month of October at the time and place specified by the Board of Directors, for the main purpose of the election of officers. In the event the Participant is unable to attend the annual meeting, a REALTOR substitute from their office may be appointed by the Participant and the MLS President shall be notified in writing no less than twenty-four (24) hours prior the meeting.
The names of additional proposed nominees may be added to the list selected by the Nominating Committee by a petition submitted to the Chief Executive Officer by ten (10%) percent of the Participants of the Service, with said petition received no less than seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting of the Participants to select nominees for Officers and Directors. The names contained in such petition, if duly received and certified, shall be presented in writing to the Participants at the meeting to select nominees as additional nominees for consideration for such office as specified in the petition. In addition, nominations may be made from the floor at the duly noticed meeting of the Participants to select nominees for Officers and Directors and, if seconded, shall be added to the list of proposed nominees.
Voting for selection of nominees, if other than on a motion to cast a unanimous vote for the original proposed slate, shall be by secret ballot, and said ballot shall contain blank spaces for writing in additional names proposed by petition or from the floor at the meeting to select nominees.
Please note: If you are planning to make a special motion from the floor at the annual meeting, we respectfully request that you submit your vote to the Board Office staff as soon as possible. The staff will keep all communications confidential, unless otherwise indicated in the bylaw provisions, but will then have the opportunity to prepare the meeting materials to reflect all votes to be brought before the membership. Special ballots can be made / or materials distributed to facilitate the process.