Many of us have trouble explaing "why we need sponsors". Please feel free to copy, paste and tweak for your chapter. I put this in our May newsletter hoping people recongnize the need for sponsors.
Why Sponsor the Flint Chapter Women's Council of Realtors?
Our chapter provides each member the opportunity of education for business and personal use. Our chapter prepares people for leadership in roles in real estate and the community. Most of our members move into Chairperson roles and leadership positions for the Flint Area Association of Realtors. We provide members with scholarship funds for education and the ability to attend conventions.
Our chapter's financial resources come from sponsors and fundraisers. We need you. Sponsors are recognized on the Sponsorship Board, the website and our monthly newsletter.
How is the money used?
So far this year, our programs have included a Short Sale and Foreclosure seminar, attended by over 120 people. The Salesfest event in Feb. was full of information provided by National Speaker Robert Morris. Salesfest was also con ed approved. March we provided education about MSHDA for 2 hours and then the Flint Revitalization Team came in. MSHDA was 2 hours con ed credit and the membership learned about what is happening in our town and different closing cost assistance available through the city. Dr. Mark Perry was the high light of the April meeting explaining the Genesee County economy. Please keep in mind these programs are our monthly meetings..
In addition to our local educational classes, National Women's Council of Realtors® require our President and President Elect to attend classes at conventions and special leadership classes. Example of leadership classes is the Leadership Academy in Chicago. I believe the many required classes I took by Women's Council of Realtors® prepared me for my leadership role as the chapter President 2007, FAAR Board of Directors member and has assisted me my role as the TWIRE Board of Director President. I have learned more about leadership through Women's Council of Realtors® than any where else.
If you have sponsorship questions, please call or email Angie Ridley. 810 744 4600 or Angie@AngieRidley.com . I look forward to hearing from you!