It is the right of every member of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® to vote at the Annual Membership Meeting on October 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting will take place virtually, and all members who would like to attend and vote need to register. All registered members will receive credentials for the virtual meeting and information on the secure voting process prior to the annual membership meeting.REGISTER FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Among the topics to review and vote on at the meeting are the 2021 Slate of OAR Officers and a few proposed changes to the bylaws. The below listed bylaws proposals passed the OAR Board of Directors on March 3, 2020 and will now be presented for a vote of the full membership. Should you have any questions, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLATE OF OAR OFFICERS
Each year, members select the leaders sho will guide the Association forward in the following year, voting to approve the Slate of Officers who have been put forward by the OAR Nominating committee for the positions of President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer (every-other-year), and District Vice Presidents. To review the 2021 Slate of Officers, click here.
PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGES
In coordination with the OAR Strategic Vision (adopted in 2019), and following feedback from members across the state last year, a President’s Advisory Group (PAG) was organized at the beginning of 2020 to examine how OAR might be able to limit its fiduciary liabilities by reducing the size of the Board of Directors to a more appropriate size, while also ensuring equitable local board representation. The PAG also weighed other proposals which they felt could strengthen the association’s governance.
The below worksheet outlines each of the proposals adopted by the Board of Directors in March 2020, which is now recommended to the complete membership for approval. Please note, the first three proposals (one proposal per page) originated from the Life Membership Committee regarding a more streamlined process for weighing and approving Life Membership applications.
- Proposed Changes to Bylaws Worksheet: 2020 Proposed Bylaws Changes Worksheet
- OAR Bylaws (proposed language in red and strikethrough): OAR Bylaws – Redline Proposed for 10/5 Membership Vote
- Chart showing how bylaws change would change the makeup of the Board of Directors (if enacted):
If you have any questions or feedback, OAR and the PAG will work to answer them and provide as much transparent feedback is possible.