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Assume active role in establishing the annual budget for EBR. Review proposed budgets submitted by members and officers and approve and/or make recommendations for any necessary changes. The committee shall keep accurate and concise records and financial status and report to the body as often as required.
Send cards, and/or flowers to sick and shut-in members, and to the immediate family of deceased members. Committee members are encouraged to visit sick members and attend funerals if possible. Acknowledges illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths in the various publications of EBR.Committee Chairperson: Chereda Miller
CODE OF ETHICSMonitor and enforce the Code of Ethics as determined by the EBR. Committee must bring forth any ethics violations of members to the Board of Directors for review, endorsement, and support of the Board.Committee Chairperson: Kareem Maddison
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (CRE) COUNCILThe Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Council at the Empire Board of Realtists is focused on becoming the “Gateway” for African Americans to enter the field of Commercial Real Estate. Through education, training and exposure to some of the best experts in the industry, members are being hired and participating in transactions that may have never happened otherwise. The first of every month at the Commercial Council meets at our home office at 686 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd SW., Atlanta, GA 30310. Through its current Chairperson, T. Dallas Smith, the Council help to create in 2014 a permanent seat as an affiliate member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. Clearly stated, the Chair of the Commercial Council at the Empire Board of Realtists will have a seat on the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. Through this affiliate relationship Empire members can participate in the annual CRE Studio, CoreNet Education seminars and many other things to come. Through Empire, T. Dallas Smith is committed to helping to increase the number of minorities in commercial real estate. Chairperson in 2014, 2015, 2016: T. Dallas Smith
EREB SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE EDUCATIONCoordinate educational courses for EBR. Responsible for selecting topics, instructors, and making provisions for program materials. Work closely with the EBR School of Real Estate to coordinate and monitor all educational activities as regulated by the State of Georgia Real Estate Commission. Committee Chairperson: Diane Aldridge: Co-Chair: Jenice Brinkley
HISTORICCollects data as it pertains to real estate and the Empire Board past. When interviewing, the Interviewer must be mindful of the atmosphere in America and in the real estate industry during the past president's tenure. This information should include photo, videos and items collected from family members and friends of our Board of Directors. Printed material is necessary to complete this project. The purpose is to eventually produce an EBR History Book and Video.Committee Chairperson: Linda Chambers
MEMBERSHIPDesign novel and innovative methods of attracting new members to the organization through membership drives, social events, notices and newspapers/flyers/radio, etc. Committee must review all applications and check references for membership approval. Contact new members to welcome to the Board and encourage committee participation. Membership retention consists of contacting old members to encourage involvement. Certify roster prior to elections, enforce rules governing the membership and recommend new rules where necessary for conciseness. Must keep the Board informed of any updated information and handle membership orientation. Membership Orientation informs new members of the history of EBR, existing committees and policies, rule and regulations. The committee shall also provide an overview and a thorough presentation of all of the organization's annual and current activities, i.e., mid-winter conferences, annual conventions of NAREB, annual awards dinner, million dollar club, etc. Design novel and innovative methods of attracting new members ot the organization.Chairperson: Patrick NicholsonCo-Chair: Corrine Rhodes
PERSONNELSupervise the Board's personnel, including the Assistant to the President. The committee will ensure that the Assistant's responsibilities are clearly defined, orally and in writing, and that the duties are performed per job-the job description. A periodic review of the Assistant performance will be completed, which includes recommendations for improvement and or salary increases.Committee Chairperson: Open
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONSFind opportunities to enhance the public's awareness of the organization and its offerings by a goal-oriented marketing plan. Make presentations to various community groups, businesses, professional, societies, etc. regarding the EREB School of Real Estate, fundraisers, housing projects, and other important information and or projects. Publicize the Board activities through various media such as notices in newspapers/flyers/radio/television. Produce and distribute quaterly newsletter.