Candidates for Board of Directors
2017 CREW San Francisco Board of Directors
The following FAQ's should be helpful to you as you consider either serving on the CREW San Francisco Board or in nominating a fellow CREW member.
- Opportunity to influence the future direction and benefits of membership in CREW SF and the Network
- Expanded professional connections that benefit you and your clients
- Increased public exposure to the membership, programs and speakers, and opportunities to build business
Develop leadership skills and experience that benefit the chapter, your company and you:
- Speaking and presentation skills
- Consensus building
- Motivating others
- Strategic planning and thinking
- Board service for Directors is a two-year term; President Elect is a three-year term (i.e., President Elect, President, then Immediate Past President)
- Each Board member attends the monthly Board Meeting on 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm
- Each board member is a liaison to at least one of Teams (Communications, Community Affairs, Education, Membership, Rising Leaders, Programs and Finance). These duties include attending the team’s main monthly meeting, and on occasion, subcommittee meetings. Board members may also periodically attend other teams’ meetings or work on a specific project or event with a team other than the team for which they are liaison.
- Liaison obligations typically will entail from 4-10 additional hours a month of phone calls, contact with potential speakers, prospective new members, sponsors, etc.
- Each Board member attends an annual planning retreat, usually held on a Saturday.
- Each Board member will receive/send E-mail communications on issues that come up between Board meetings
- Network Delegates will attend the National Convention, which generally run Wednesday-Friday of one week in September or October, and 2-day long Delegate meetings 2 times a year.
- All board members are encouraged to represent CREW SF at local, regional and national events as a visible demonstration of their commitment to the organization.
- Any full member of CREW SF in good standing may be nominated to serve on the board.
- Associate members of CREW SF (those with less than five years of experience in real estate) and members of the 2017 Governance Committee are not eligible to run for the 2018 board.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities gained either in your career, other board service, or by working on a CREW Committee
- Understanding and support of CREW SF mission, goals and objectives
- An ability to work well with others to achieve consensus and reach common goals
- A desire to see CREW San Francisco be a successful and exciting organization serving the needs of its members
- Candidates for President-Elect will have actively participated in one of the standing committees for a few years and preferably will either be current members of the Board of Directors or have served on the Board of Directors in recent years.
- Candidates for Network Delegate generally have both experience with CREW San Francisco’s Board and a working knowledge of the CREW Network, which they may have gained from attending conventions or regional meetings, or working with CREW members in other chapters around the country.
During July you will be asked to complete a candidate profile/ application form describing your professional work responsibilities, your current and past involvement in CREW, and the committees or activities in CREW that you’d like to focus on. After completion of these forms, you will be interviewed by the Governance Committee during a slot during the first three weeks of September to allow us to learn more about your interests and qualifications.
The Governance Committee is responsible for seeking and evaluating qualified candidates for the open 2018 Board positions and proposing a slate of candidates, which must be approved by the general CREW SF membership.
We strongly encourage you to nominate yourself or others in our organization. Please call any current board member to find out how rewarding serving on the board of CREW San Francisco or working on a CREW committee can be. You may also telephone any member of this year’s Governance Committee:
CREW SF 2017 Governance Committee
Chair: Kristin Paul, PGIM Real Estate (415) 291-5087
Additional information can be obtained in Article 7 of the CREW SF Bylaws.
Thank you for your interest!