Volunteer for a Committee
Committee applications are currently being accepted from June 1, 2021, to August 2, 2021, through the application form on the bottom of this page.
About RSCK Committees
What Are Committees?
Member involvement is essential to the mission of RSCK. Our members bring a wealth of talent and experience to the day-to-day operation of RSCK by serving on a committee. 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. Committee membership is open only to RSCK members.
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 in 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 members who are involved in association committees are: better informed, better networked, and better prepared to act on trends and regulations impacting their business.
When do they meet?
Committee meetings take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and are generally held at RSCK. Chairpersons are asked to coordinate meeting dates and times with RSCK Staff.
The Committee Chair shall designate a regular time and place of meetings. Absence from more than three regularly scheduled meetings within a committee year (January 1 through December 31) will result in removal from the committee.
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. If you are interested in serving on a committee outside of this time frame, do not hesitate to contact RSCK and we will see if it is feasible to add you.
Committee appointments begin January 1st and end December 31st (unless more than a 1-year term). If you are currently serving on a committee and would like to volunteer again for the same committee, please let us know by completing the committee volunteer application form in the link below. If you have questions about our committees, please contact one of the members of the Leadership Development Committee.
- Some Committees are limited in the number of appointments available. The Professional Standards Committee & Grievance Committee requires specific experience. Affiliate members may serve on Community Involvement, Professional Development, and Young Professionals Network.
- Members are eligible to serve no more than two consecutive terms. If you have served two consecutive terms, please consider being a part of another committee and then reapply for the committee you have termed out next year.
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 to ensure 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 planning education and professional development offerings to meet the needs of our membership. Including, 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 the Grievance Committee. Requirement: Attendance of an annual training session.
Standard Forms Committee (2-year term)
Evaluate and suggest changes to the Board of Directors for approval to keep contracts, addendums, and forms used in conducting real estate transactions current. Utilizing verbiage that is clear and concise for easy interpretation by clients and creates balanced forms that are fair for all parties. Consider member requests and review forms with review/revision dates older than 3 years. Maintain legal counsel approval on all forms.
Young Professionals Network Committee (2-year Term)
Responsible for creating programs to encourage, foster, and promote 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, promote professionalism and community service, and provide opportunities to network and learn from their peers.