AZ State WCR Newsletter Sept



AZ State WCR Newsletter Sept
Mission Statement: We are a network of successful REALTORS® empowering women to
exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Coming Events
July/August/September 2007
Vol. 19, No.3
From The President
Oct 10th ~ 11th, 2007
AZ Association of REALTORS®
Leadership Conference
Black Canyon Conf. Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 12th~16th, 2007
National WCR Annual Conf
Up, Up, and Away!
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 28th ~ 29th, 2007
AZ WCR Installation/Orient
Chapparral Suites
Scottsdale, Arizona
Mar 13th ~ 14th, 2008
AZ Association of REALTORS®
Prescott, Arizona
April 4th ~ 6th, 2008
National WCR Mega
Networking Summit II
St. Charles, MO
May 14th ~ 18th, 2008
National WCR Mid Year
Team AZ is continuing the Success Journey! Your leadership team has been
We just completed a Great Summer State Meeting in Flagstaff. Thanks to the
Flagstaff Chapter for a great job as our host Chapter. The night out was fun
and great networking! The feedback from the meeting was very positive! We
had high quality business speakers and timely topics. We listened to your past
feedback and brought your topics to help your business! Thanks for your participation and feedback. Bringing our membership more Value is our goal! A
special thank you to Joeann Fossland, Education Chair and Sandy Mager,
Events Chair.
The Elections were held at the Summer meeting…Congratulations to your
2008 officers-elect:
President: Jimmee McNeely
Secretary: Kris Nelson
President-Elect: Wilma Purcell,
Treasurer: Yvonne Coelet
Washington, DC
Governors: Bob Nachman and Sindy Ready
The 2008 team is well on their way, planning to continue the journey! Let Jimmee know if you want to serve on a committee next year! The time is now! We
are really building momentum!
Newsletter Schedules
Fourth Quarter 2007:
Photos, Ads and Copy Deadline:
December 1, 2007
Publish Date:
December 15, 2007
Mark your calendars for the Fall State and National Events and join the
fun! The National NAR/WCR Meeting in Las Vegas, November 12-16, 2007
and the State Meeting in Scottsdale at Chaparral Suites, November 28-29,
2007. Go to for the details. Don’t miss the networking,
education , and fun!
BIG NEWS!!! The Arizona State Chapter is offering each Local Chapter 3
member awards, totaling $400, to be given to active members for attending
these events. For details go to the State website or talk to your Chapter
From The President Continued
Leaders! We want more members to experience the benefits of these exciting events!
The year is zooming by! I want to thank you all for the opportunity to serve as your TEAM AZ leader this
year. Don’t miss what the Fall has to offer…we will be finishing the year with a bang!
Team AZ Rocks and the Journey Continues!
Sindy M. Ready, ABR, CRS, ePRO, LTG, PMN, SRES
2007 Arizona State WCR President
Callaghan Ready PC
RE/MAX Excalibur Realty
Scottsdale, Arizona
[email protected]
Casual night out left to right, Wilma Purcell, 2008
President-Elect, Sindy Ready, 2007 AZ State President,
Celia Maddox, Connie Walker, Debra Stavropierrakos,
SEVWCR members, Kathy Landis, 2001 AZ State President
From The Governors
Linda Berg
Malinda Barry
Hope you all have had a productive and fun summer and were able to attend the
State Chapter meetings in Flagstaff. Congratulations to everyone who helped make
that such a great success! I personally can’t remember when I have gotten more
value from any real estate conference – so if you missed it please plan to join us for
the winter meeting!
Linda and I have visited (or have visits scheduled) all of our local chapters. There is
some wonderful work being done at the local level as evidenced by our membership
numbers – 14 new members have been added since last month for a total of 904
members statewide. As our local chapters continue to demonstrate the value of
Women’s Council of REALTORS® we will continue to grow in strength and numbers.
The State Chapter leadership team is dedicated to providing the support and
guidance to the local chapters, the foundation of our organization. That means
individual members as well – no matter how small the problem or how insignificant
you may think the question, please do not hesitate to contact any of us. We also
welcome any suggestions on how we can be of more effective assistance.
Warm Regards,
Linda Berg, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, LTG, PMN, ePRO
Malinda Barry, CRS, GRI, LTG, PMN
Associate Broker/Branch Manager
Designated Broker
2007 WCR Governor
2007 WCR Governor
From The President-Elect
Hi Team AZ,
We had a group of 15 from the great state of Arizona attend the Leadership
Academy in Chicago, Illinois on August 3-5. We had the President Elects from
EVERY chapter in our state attend.
This was the tenth anniversary of Leadership Academy with the largest number
of members attending. There were 292 Local Chapter President Elects and 21
State Chapter President Elects. We also had two state chapter president elects
at the meeting who were part of the faculty.
Here are a few of the items discussed at the academy:
The most important learning tool a chapter can have is the LPPM (Leadership Policy & Procedure
Manual). Every member of your governing board should read this manual completely and
repeatedly. Most of your questions will be answered "in the book".
If you can send all of your line officers to State and National meetings they should all attend different meetings and then bring back and "share" what they learned. If you are funded to attend
a meeting "You Must Attend these Meetings" then report back to you chapter.
Communicate often with your members. Share ideas, give clear directions, don't micro manage,
get members involved in the planning of your chapter's year, listen to your members, give all
the credit...take all the blame, read the LPPM.
A new web site is in the for more information from National.
Businesswoman of the Year Award - Recognizes members of power and influence. Local chapter
award in 2007 will be recognized at May 2008 awards banquet.
2008 National WCR Dates to Remember:
April 4-6
Mega-Networking Summit II St. Charles, MO (St. Louis area).
May 14-18
Midyear Meeting, Washington, D.C.
July 11-13
Influential Women Summit, Boston
August 1-3
Leadership Academy, Chicago
November 5-9
Annual Conference, Orlando
I could go on and on but due to limited space in the newsletter I'll stop now. 2007 has been a
great year for Team AZ with a strong leader leading the way. With the support and guidance from
our 2007 AZ Team
2008 promises to be an interesting, eventful, educating, fun year as well. Come along for the ride
with Team AZ, you'll be glad you did!
Regards to you all,
Jimmee McNeely, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, LTG,
2007 Arizona State WCR President Elect
[email protected]
From The Regional Vice-President
As I approach my 10 year anniversary as a member of the Women’s Council of
REALTORS®, I beg your indulgence as I reflect back for a few moments on my
WCR “career”.
When I joined the organization back in 1997, I really had no idea what the council
was, except a (primarily) women’s organization, in Scottsdale, that met once a
month to have a meeting, and put on an educational program. I went to a few
meetings, and despite being one of only a few men, I felt very comfortable, and
very welcome. I got involved with a fund-raising event, which I wound up cochairing, and helped contribute to a very successful event. Next thing I knew, I
was nominated, and elected, as President-Elect. Quite frankly, I really had no idea what the organization was all about, or that it was, in fact, part of a very large state and national organization. The
Leadership Academy I attended, in summer of 1999, was my first exposure to the National
“perspective”. I met close to 200 President-Elects from across the country, and began to realize the
scope of how significant a force Women’s Council was.
Flash forward.... After serving on the local level, I have been honored to serve on the state, regional
and national levels, on various committees, and in many leadership positions. What I have come to
realize... after ten years... is how blessed I have been to be part of such a great group of
professional, educated, progressive, caring people. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever
expected to get such tremendous satisfaction from my involvement, but I have.
If YOU are a member who has not yet joined a committee, or gotten involved, I implore you to do so!
If you want to derive the benefits from Women’s Council, you have to GIVE... before you can GET. Although I have already gotten so much from WCR, I never stop trying to give. My personal mission is
to contribute my energies, experience and my male perspective, to make this the BEST women’s
organization in the country.
As State Governor for 2008, along with Sindy Ready, we will be traveling to all of the chapters to help
however we can. We, along with the entire state team... TEAM AZ... are committed to helping all of
the local chapters thrive.
As much as I have enjoyed the last ten years with Women’s Council of REALTORS®, I look forward to
my next ten, and hope many of you will be involved over that period as well, to make this an even
greater organization, and to help you grow professionally and personally!
2007 Region IV Vice President
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Local Chapter News & Views
Central Arizona Mountain Chapter
Bullhead City Chapter
Alysia Dewar,
Chapter President
It's been a very interesting year so far. We are
starting to get it all together just in time for our
2008 Nomination of officers! We will be voting
on new slate of officers at our September
Business Resource Meeting.
We did find a Ways and Means Chairperson,
Cindy Edger, to pull our Holiday Boutique
together in December. The holiday Boutique
will be Saturday 1st with at least 15 tables of
local arts & crafts. This is an all day event.
We had 4 new members installed at our August
Business Resource Meeting and have 3 more to
install at out September meeting!!! I only see
one way to go here with our membership and
it's up, up, up!!!!
We've had great speakers...our new CEO of our
local MLS, Jack Best, spoke to us in July and the
Mayor of Bullhead City, Jack Hakim, spoke at
our August meeting. We had a great
showing...34 members and guests!
Plus a very successful education class seminar,
'Technology-Tablets, Smart Phones & Virtual
Tours' with Joeann Fossland was held on August
13th!! It was a joint effort put together with the
Lake Havasu Chapter.
We hope to do many
more classes together in the up coming year!
Jan Armbruster,
2007 ( & 2005) Chapter
Hello everyone!
We've had very interesting and timely
speakers so far this year and I believe that
this is part of our growing membership and
attendance at the
business resource
meetings, currently held at Main Street Grill,
202 West Main Street, Payson. Each month,
in cooperation with Marci Sanders, Glenda
Scott has emailed the information about our
speaker for the upcoming Business
Resource Meeting, held the third Tuesday of
each month.
Business Resource Programs
Sharon Balentine and Carol Pfister,
Lenders for Life, "Credit You Can Count
Tina Bruess, Rim Country Regional
Chamber of Commerce, "Who's Moving
In? What's Going On?"
Will Dietz, RE/MAX Paradise Pines "MidYear in Washington DC - NAR for AAR"
Danell Loy, RE/MAX Paradise Pines "Time
Management with Your TREO"
I believe we have a great incoming slate of
officers for 2008! I'm very excited what this
Chapter will be doing and I will definitely be a
part of it!!
"Appraiser/Inspector Panel Discussion"
"Septic Systems & Alternative Systems"
We are getting ready for the REALTORS®
Conference & Expo in November and looking
forward to the 2008 WCR Inaugural Banquet!!
Broker Panel Payson Mayor Bob Edwards
I hope to see you all there :-)
Realtor Safety
Panel "How to Stay Out of Jail"
"What's Going on in Town"
Payson Police Department
Bow, Kiss or Shake Hands.
And more to come!
Our fundraiser, held on June 22nd at Donna
Baade's home in Payson, was a huge
success. It was a wine tasting with food,
music, silent auction, drawings and
giveaways. Builders in the Payson, Pine, and
community were invited to
attend and network. We're planning our
NEXT event, which will be even bigger and
Flagstaff Area Chapter
Sylvie Johnson,
Chapter President
Manufactured Homes...The New Affordable
Housing". It was a terrific class that is offered
for free to current members and to anyone who
joins WCR that day, and only $10 for nonmembers.
October 3, our Chapter gets the unique
opportunity to have Sam Wercinski, the
Commissioner, come to speak to us! All are
welcome to attend! The talk is entitled, “The
Commish Hits the Road” and will include all of
his agendas and plans for State ADRE. Should
be very informative! Cost for lunch and speaker
is $15 with an RSVP, $20 at the door.
We are continuing to grow as a new
organization and are working on getting more
Realtors and Affiliates to join. Looking forward
to a strong quarter!
Green Valley Chapter
Lonnie Borgmann,
Chapter President
The Flagstaff WCR Chapter was elated to
host the Night Out for the WCR State
Meeting August 14-15. What a great event!
We had a Ho-down at the Kilted Kat with
great music and food. There was a silent
auction to benefit the State as well as one to
benefit the Flagstaff Chapter. Our chapter
made money on that as well as a raffle for
$200 cash!
Thank you to all that were able to attend!
We had a wonderful turnout--somewhere
between 95 and 100 people. Lots of great
breakouts and networking. And thank you
for choosing Flagstaff as the first time
location for the Summer Meeting, we would
love to have the opportunity to host again
in the future! It took a great team effort and
I’d like to thank everyone who helped with
not only the event itself, but with the raffle,
registration and planning, thank you!!
I got the wonderful chance to attend the
Leadership Academy in Chicago at the
beginning of August. It was a tremendous event
and lots of networking was accomplished!!
The Flagstaff Chapter had a continuing
education class on September 5th on "Financing
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Lake Havasu Chapter
Julia McDonnell,
Chapter President
What a sizzling summer we’ve had! Our
meetings have been filled with excitement and
high energy, great programs and numerous
guests who are joining the fun of WCR and
helping our chapter grow.
Our summer started with a ‘wildly’ successful
‘Wild Orchid Nights’ Fashion Show chaired by
Kim Rothacher. We were honored to have state
Governors Melinda Barry and Linda Berg join us
for the evening.
Our 2nd Anniversary of being chartered was
celebrated during our July meeting
Anniversary Cheese Cake complete with candles
and song!
We have added two new prize drawings to the
excitement and fun of our meetings --one just
for guests and another one just for members
who bring guests. And so far, the ‘Queen’ has
managed to elude the draw, increasing the ‘pot’
as well as the anticipation (and sales of tickets)!
Programs have included ‘Alphabet Soup’ from
State president Sindy Ready, ‘The Changing
Mortgage Market – Have Courage!’ by Gary
Ardesson of Mohave State Bank, and ‘Your
Future Told in 30 minutes or Less’ presented by
Gary Kellogg of Partners for Economic
Bullhead City Area Chapter joined us in
successfully co-sponsoring Joeann Fossland’s
Technologies class and ePro Introduction. We
are looking forward to joining the Bullhead
group for other events.
Members who attended the Wealth Building
Summit in Newport Beach returned with great
wealth building tips and ideas for programs,
seminars, and networking topics as well as
Committee chair, Judi Harris, graciously opened
her Flagstaff home for chapter use during the
State meeting, providing a lovely ‘retreat’ and
comfortable accommodations as well as another
great opportunity to build stronger bonds
within the chapter.
And now we head into the final stretch with
elections, fun fall events and more great
programs. Our nominating committee has been
very successful in filling the ballot with a slate
of eager and well qualified candidates. Our first
fall event is an International Wine and Beer
Tasting Festival scheduled for September 12 at
Windsor Square. Looking forward to holidays,
we are excited about our Santa’s Helpers
Shopping Spree on December 6 which will be
open in the afternoon for ladies only and in the
evening for gentlemen only. Children will have a
special area for their own shopping and visiting
Santa. Then it will be the installation of another
great leadership team and moving right on into
Norwest Valley Chapter
Vicki Cleman,
Chapter President
Greetings from the Northwest Valley,
The Northwest Valley Chapter is doing GREAT!
We have had a busy and exciting summer in the
Northwest Valley with a good calendar of events
that should last us to the end of the year.
September will be a busy month for us. Our
chapter is teaming up with the West Maricopa
Association of REALTORS for a ZipForms class
which will be taught by our very own Patricia
Fox. We will also be having our Annual Golf
Tournament at Arrowhead Country Club and a
terrific speaker from the Glendale Police
Department on REALTOR Safety at our Business
Opportunity Meeting.
We are thrilled to be working with the Phoenix
chapter for an exciting new class in October on
“Taking Your Business to the Next Level” Look
for more information in the next month.
October also brings our Annual Member
Appreciation Picnic, which is always a fun time
to get together with our chapter members and
Patricia Fox has been getting ready to take on
the job of President in 2008. And all I can say is
that she is “Ready” and will be an excellent one!
Phoenix Chapter
Lody Cooper,
Chapter President
WOW. We are having a great year!
The summer conference in Flagstaff was
wonderful. The class on ethics is one of the
best I have ever taken. The Flagstaff chapter
did an outstanding job with their entertainment.
Kudos to the State.
Sierra Vista/Cochise Chapter
Our chapter is off and running with producing
our 20th Annual Fashion Show being held at the
J. W. Marriott on Oct. 4, 2007.
Our event
coordinator Doris Goetz is doing a great job
getting all of the under lining work done.
Tausha Fournier, our Fashion Show Chair is
doing a phenomenal job leading the way and
making sure all of the details are looked after.
Trisha LeHane is handling our Silent Auction
and is coordinating with Doris on that. Joan
Stemspki is looking after our ticket sales.
Please call these ladies if you have a silent
auction item or would like to attend our Fashion
Barbara Pursell,
Chapter President
We held an ASP course, taught by the founder,
Barbara Schwartz herself. It was so successful
that it was over sold. We had people come as far
away as Hawaii and Florida.
Prescott Chapter
Diane Eddy,
Chapter President
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Scottsdale Area Chapter
Andy Kolton,
Chapter President
The Scottsdale Fashion Show is the September
19, 2007. Reservations form is available at the
end of this newsletter.
Please Make Your
Reservation Today….You’ll be Glad You Did!
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Southeast Valley Chapter
Carolyn Cronin,
Chapter President
Heading into the last quarter of the 2007 and
looking back at everything our Chapter has
accomplished throughout the year has been
To name a few events that were fun and
exciting was our Annual Realtor Expo in March,
our April Fashion Show with Terri Bowersock,
Terri’s Consignment Furniture as our Emcee,
Quarterly Wine Tasting Mixers, Wealth Creation
Education Workshops, Sunshine Acres Ice Cream
Social in July; and last but certainly not least,
our Monthly Resource Meetings.
We were
honored and privileged to have some awesome
speakers and every year we have a “Top
Producer Panel” for a meeting as well as “Meet
the SEVRAR (our Southeast Realtor Assn)
Candidates” running for office for next year.
On a professional as well as a personal note I
need to say the best time spent as a Chapter
President this year was traveling to the WCR
Conferences & Meetings.
Starting out with the Mega-Networking
Conference in Florida, Mid-Year Meeting, in
Washington, D.C., Women’s Wealth Building
Summit in Newport Beach, our State Meeting in
Flagstaff last month, and to top it off our
Annual Conference in Las Vegas. I feel like I
have been living in and out of a suitcase,
however; I love to travel and what I have learned
in leadership skills and a tremendous amount of
networking, it was well worth the efforts.
Mark your calendars and I would like to see a
great turnout for a PMN Class scheduled in Casa
Grande, Arizona on October 12th! The Tucson
Chapter and our Chapter are jointly
Sponsoring this Class. Feel free to visit our
website at for more
details on this class as well as other remaining
events for 2007! We are sponsoring a CRB
Class for Brokers in January, 2008 if interested!
I look forward to seeing most of you in
November and until then “Connect with Me, I
Care” if you have any questions or you would
like to just say hello! Also, I love Referrals for
the Southeast Valley so please remember me!
Superstition Chapter
Pam Race,
Chapter President
June was our 3rd Annual Casino night held at
SEVRAR's meeting room instead of a monthly
meeting. We had special singing appearance by
ELVIS which was a BIG hit. Our silent auction
had good results and everyone had a good time!
Our attendance was down, so we have decided
our next casino night will go back to having it in
the fall and will be October 2008...see you there
along with Elvis!
July was awesome with a handbag auction, with
our special guest, "Bag Lady"Kathy Landis to
assist after we had an informative meeting with
Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, Rayna
Paul, who informed us with up do date
information about the city that most of us had
no idea of and learned a lot from her.
July our President attend the Wealth Summit and
shared the information with membership with
handouts and information she got was
a worthy trip for sure!
August took our President-Elect to Leadership in
Chicago and got her ready for the fall and next
year.4 our of 5 board members made it to
Flagstaff for the summer state meeting, which
was fun because it's not that often that we all
get to go to these meetings and we NOW want
to make sure ALL officers go to ALL state
Tucson Area Chapter
Mona Lee DeValminck,
Chapter President
News from the Tucson Chapter
First let me say thank you to the Flagstaff
chapter for their hospitality this summer. We
really enjoyed the instructors and speakers at
the state meetings. Congratulations to Sindy
Ready and her team for a well planned event.
We look forward to hosting the 2008 Regional
meeting in Tucson and promise to deliver a first
class event. The date will be announced soon.
The Tucson Association of REALTORS® will be
hosting the 2008 EXPO and the theme is Game
Shows. The visitors at the WCR booth will be
playing real estate Jeopardy. If you are in
Tucson on September 19th, this event is not to
be missed.
Our biggest fundraiser is our dessert auction
and that takes place on Wednesday September
26, 2007 at Skyline Country Club. We have sold
100 tickets already! We also have a raffle,
dinner for four and a one night stay for two
couples at La Paloma. We hope to raise an
additional $ 10,000.00.
Our community has been greatly impacted by
the closure of a major mortgage company and
our hearts go out to the families affected by this
unfortunate situation. I am happy to report that
many companies in town have provided
employment opportunities for these displaced
My theme this year is “A Ticket to Ride” and
what a ride I am having. I need to say thank
you to the members of the Tucson Chapter who
jumped on board with me.
We have had
wonderful programs, superb attendance and a
rise in membership.
Thank you to the members who attend our
classes and events, my board for their
dedication and all the friends we have in the
chapters around the state.
We are grateful to our state leaders for
providing us additional funds to send three
members to a state or national meeting. What a
great idea!
If you want to know what is happening in the
Tucson chapter, visit our website at You can also link to the
other chapters in Southern Arizona, their
associations and our National organizations.
Happy browsing!
Our newest member, Frances Thorsen did a
quick blog after we left the Flagstaff meetings.
Here is an example of a blog! Check it out!
Vicki Cox Golder is being installed as the 2008
First Vice President of the National Association
of REALTORS® Vicki’s impressive resume includes being a Past President of the Tucson
Chapter and our local Association. Tickets are
available for the inaugural event on Monday
November 12, 2007 at Join us
White Mountains Chapter
Yvonne Coelet,
Chapter President
Cool White Mountain Hello!
Our chapter recently had a meeting where we
had our Association Executive give us some statistics concerning our local REALTOR® Association. Our White Mountain area has 970 members which is almost double our membership
from December 2005. We have over 4,770 listings which is a 68% increase over last year. We
also learned that of the 239 offices that do
business up here half call the White Mountains
home and the other half are from out of the
area. Wow!
These numbers really make you take a hard
look at your business. With all the media
declaring the fall of many mortgage companies
and how it is affecting the real estate market,
it’s a wonder anyone wants to be buying
anything at all. Add to that the fact that you
are competing with 969 other REALTORS® for
those few buyers and it makes you wonder,
“Why am I doing this?”
We do this because we are more knowledgeable
and professional because of our involvement
with the Women’s Council of Realtors®. We
offer our membership education and resources
that help us to raise the bar on service and
standards. We are able to attend meetings like
our State Conference in Flagstaff that offered
information and resources to help us stand out
and be recognized.
2007 Arizona State Holidays Silent Auction
Arizona State WCR Installation/Orientation Conference
November 28th ~ 29th, 2007
Chaparral Suites * Scottsdale, AZ
Please Contact:
Kris Nelson,
With Your Donations at [email protected]
You can bring your items to Scottsdale, but we need an
item count for table availability. Thank you!
2007 Arizona State Diamond Chapter Sponsors
2007 Arizona State WCR Corporate Sponsors
2007 Arizona State WCR Chapter Sponsors
2007 Arizona
State WCR
Platinum Sponsors
Kent Summer
Please Remember
all Arizona State
Sponsors in ALL your
transactions, what
a Great way to thank
them for their support
of the Arizona State
2007 Arizona State WCR Platinum Sponsors
2007 Arizona State WCR Platinum Sponsors
2006 MOY
Anna Bowers
When reviewing the 2008
Arizona State WCR travel budget
a LPC requested a clarification of
the line of travel to Washington,
DC for the AZ State President/
& MOY…..What is MOY? MOY = Member of the
Year and guess what that is ME. How lucky can
one person be????
It has been both an honor and a privilege to be
the 2006 Member of the Year and what makes
winning this award so very is fact that I am an
affiliate. Thank you to Karen Kay and her wonderful committee. It hardly seems possible, but
2007 will be over in three and half months and
my committee and I will have to pick the 2007
MOY. The new MOY will be announced at the
AZ State WCR Installation Dinner in November.
My committee and I need your help selecting
the 2007 MOY. My committee consists of past
MOY winners, Karen Kay, Joeann Fossland, and
Kathy Landis.
Review the MOY qualifications below and if you
have a name to submit for this prestigious
award, please complete the nomination form
on the state chapter website and fax to 480383-6123.
Eligible Nominees:
1. Must be a current member of National WCR
2. Should be REALTOR®, REALTOR®-Associate
or National affiliate for a minimum of five
consecutive years.
3. Shall be those individuals selected for recognition by the Local Chapter or State Chapter.
To avoid any possibility of this award automatically to a current Local or State Officer,
these individuals shall be ineligible to
receive the award during or within one year
after the term of office. This does preclude
past presidents or other officers from receiving the award.
Again, it has been my pleasure to represent Arizona as the 2006 Member of the Year. All I can
say….Get involved and you to could be the MOY
one year!!
It’s time to plan for next year!!! The reason Team AZ is so successful is because you ALL are
doing a great job planning at the Chapter Level! You all are doing an excellent job!
Chapter Presidents and President-Elects and Chapter officers…a friendly word of advise: Remember, it is important, to the success of your Chapter and your transition from 2007 to 2008 leadership teams, to work together for the rest of the year as one TEAM. As a team, you should celebrate this
year’s successes and plan together for the future.
Presidents: Remember, that your President-Elects have just gotten back from Leadership Academy and are
excited to plan for next year. Now is the time to support them with this process and help them plan! It is
exciting to see what the future will bring!
President-Elects: Remember to respect your Presidents, we know you are excited about planning your
year…just don’t forget to include your 2007 President in your planning and decision making process!
Officer Teams: Work together to plan for next year and into the future! Plan out 1…2…-3…5 years! Having
a Chapter 3 to 5 year plan is a great team goal!
This is a true team effort! At the State level, we are following our own advise to make our 2007-2008 transition as smooth as possible! We believe that it is not the end or beginning of anyone’s year…just a continuation of the Journey!
Your success is our State TEAM AZ Success! Let us know how we can help you!
The Journey Continues!
Sindy Ready and Jimmee McNeely
Carneigie First
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Arizona State Summer Meeting
AUGUST 14, 2007
CALL TO ORDER - By State President, Sindy Ready.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & INSPIRATION - Pam Race, Superstition Mountain Chapter President
INTRODUCTIONS & RULES OF THE DAY- Sindy Ready welcomed everyone, introduced Officers,
Governors, Parliamentarian Karen Kay, Member of the Year, Anna Bowers, and Past Presidents.
ROLL CALL OF VOTING MEMBERS - State Secretary, Wilma Purcell, conducted roll call and verified
that a quorum was present.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Motion was made and seconded to approve the agenda.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Minutes from the previous meeting was approved as posted on the website.
ANNOUNCEMENT – Sindy Ready announced that Alfred Maldonado had resigned as Treasurer and
Wilma Purcell was appointed to fulfill the duties of Secretary/Treasurer for the remainder of the year.
2007 TREASURER’S REPORT – President-Elect, Jimmee McNeely completed an audit on the books after
the resignation and presented the Treasurer’s report which was filed for year-end audit.
State President-Elect’s Report: Jimmee McNeely – thanked everyone, especially Anna Bowers
and Bob Nachman for helping with the newsletter.
STATE GOVERNORS’ REPORTS: Governor Linda Berg and Governor Malinda Barry acknowledged
the new members that were attending the meeting for the 1st time and gave a report on State status. As
of the end of July, there were 893 National members which is a gain of 6 members over last year’s total
of 887. The recruiting contest winners will be awarded at the installation meeting in November. Lake
Havasu Chapter was recognized as the Chapter of the Year with an award presented at the midyear
meeting in Washington, DC.
By-Laws: Karen Kay, Chair, presented the revised State Chapter’s Standing Rules and a motion
was made from the Committee that the Standing Rules be changed to the ones posted on the
website. No second was required. The Standing Rules were last revised in November, 2003.
Ways and Means: Kris Nelson announced the State Chapter and Flagstaff Chapter will be having
a silent auction at the night out with proceeds going to the Karen Franz fund.
Nominating: Christina Maydanis, Chair, announced the slate of nominations for 2008:
President-Elect Wilma Purcell
Secretary Kris Nelson
Treasurer Yvonne Coelet
Governors Bob Nachman and Sindy Ready
A motion was made and approved to accept the slate of Officers as presented.
REGIONAL UPDATE - Bob Nachman stated that the governance plan was tabled at the midyear National
meeting and the Regions stayed intact. He is exploring with Regional to combine a meeting with our
summer State Meeting in 2008.
Minutes Continued on Next Page
NEW BUSINESS – A motion was made to transfer $5600 from the general fund to the Karen Franz
scholarship to be used as follows:
$400 per Chapter for 3 scholarships
1 - $200 to attend the National meeting in November 2007 (Realtor)
1 - $100 to attend the State meeting in November 2007 (Realtor)
1 - $100 to attend the State meeting in November 2007 (Realtor or National Affiliate). Scholarships to
be presented to someone who is not currently funded, a member of WCR for at least 6 months, and active on a committee. If not used for these events, they are not transferable, and will be reimbursed after
attendance. A form will be provided and e-mailed to Chapter Presidents and posted on the website.
Motion was amended to use funds as awards from the general fund and not as a Karen Franz scholarship.
Motion approved as amended.
Sheila Espinoza would like to be on record that members should attend the summits on their own
money. This topic should be discussed by the budget committee.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sindy Ready announced that a new t-shirt with Team AZ will be available for $29 for
sizes x-small to x-large and women’s/men’s larger sizes available at $31.50. They can be ordered
through Patricia Fox.
NEXT GOVERNING BOARD MEETING – November 28-29th, 2007 at Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale.
ADJOURNMENT – President Sindy Ready adjourned the meeting at 5:00 PM.
Note: Parliamentarian: Karen Kay
Respectfully submitted:
Wilma Purcell
2007 AZ State Chapter Secretary
AUGUST 14, 2007
CALL TO ORDER – By State President, Sindy Ready, at 5:00 P.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Sylvie Johnson, Flagstaff Chapter President-Elect.
INSPIRATION – Julia McDonnell, Lake Havasu Chapter President.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Motion was made and seconded to approve the agenda.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Minutes was approved as posted on the website.
SPONSORS – Anna Bowers, Sponsorship Committee Chair, read a list of sponsors for recognition and thanked all who have
helped. We have reached a new level of sponsorships with our goal of $25,000 this year.
ELECTIONS – Christina Maydanis, Nominating Chair, introduced her committee members and presented the slate of
nominations. The following officers were elected for 2008:
Jimmee McNeely
Wilma Purcell
Kris Nelson
Yvonne Coelet
Bob Nachman
Minutes Continued on Next Page
APPOINTMENTS - Sindy Ready called for volunteers for the Nominating Committee for next year. The 3 members are
Katy Curtis, Carolyn Cronin, and Jan Armbruster. The 2 alternates are Kathy Landis and Miriam Bell. The
Governing Board member is Alysia Dewar.
The Member of the Year Committee will be Chair, Anna Bowers, and members, Karen Kay, Joeann Fossland, and
Kathy Landis. The 2 alternates are Celia Maddox and Judy Grammond.
The Audit Committee will be Chair, Cynthia Marin, and members Nick Watlin and Wes Waddle.
ANNOUNCEMENTS – Sindy Ready announced that the reservation for the banquet at the National meeting in November is
$85 and is separate from the registration.
A PMN class, The Business of Your Business, will be held by Tucson Chapter and SEVAR on October 12th in Casa
Grande. Joeann Fossland will be the instructor.
Kris Nelson requested that notes be written on the school supplies on the tables and she will donate to students.
Patricia Fox will be taking orders for t-shirts for Team AZ.
NEXT GENERAL MEETING – November 28-29th at Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale.
ADJOURNMENT – President, Sindy Ready, adjourned the meeting at 6:25 P.M.
Note: Parliamentarian: Karen Kau
Respectfully submitted:
Wilma Purcell
2007 AZ State Chapter Secretary
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