The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® has called a special membership meeting for August 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. to consider a change to the OAR bylaws concerning the size and makeup of the Board of Directors.

WHAT: OAR Special Membership Meeting

WHEN: Monday, August 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Central Oklahoma Home Builders Assoc., 420 E Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Click Here to View the Agenda Packet
The agenda packet includes the order in which business will be discussed and the specific portion of the bylaws which are proposed to be changed. Amendments to propose changes will not be in order at the special membership meeting. To summarize the proposed changes:

  • Past Presidents will be represented by 2 members they elect, instead of all past presidents being automatic state directors
  • Each local board will get one automatic state director to be selected as they determine, and an additional state director for every 500 members of the local board
  • Instead of proxy-voters for individual state directors, local boards can elect an alternate director to represent the local board in the case of an absence of a state director from a board of directors meeting.
  • These proposed changes would reduce the size of the OAR Board of Directors from approximately 134 to 49 (including 14 total officers, District Vice Presidents and Past Presidents)
The proposed changes to the bylaws were generated from a Presidential Advisory Group (PAG) created by OAR President Lisa Weaver and were recommended to the Executive Committee. After approval by the Executive Committee the OAR Board of Directors amended and approved the proposed changes at the July 16 Board of Directors meeting. They are being considered at a special membership meeting so that if passed they may be implemented in time for 2020.

The recommend changes follow the guide of the OAR Strategic Plan: to have business structure which utilizes talent-oriented and project-based framework to facilitate effective business decisions. The PAG believed the core of that statement included a Board of Directors which was smaller, more engaged and ultimately more accountable in guiding the association to an effective and successful future.

Because there is no proxy voting at membership meetings, we highly encourage you to make plans to attend so your voice and vote will be heard! If you have questions, please reach out. We look forward to seeing you for the special membership meeting August 19 at 1:30 p.m.!