Chapter Affiliation: Voting Rights


June 25, 2019

Over the next few months, GPBR members will, for the first time, be asked to vote in Chapter Board of Regents elections for 2020. We currently have two chapters up and running: the Harper Woods-Grosse Pointe Chapter of the Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS® and the Macomb County Chapter of the Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS®. As a reminder, Chapter affiliation is entirely optional and does not bear any additional cost to you as a member, however Chapter affiliation is required in order to be eligible to participate in the the Chapter Board of Regents election process and to vote for the Chapter Director seat in the Board of Directors election.


 

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and answsers for your convenience:

  1. Do I already belong to a Chapter?
  2. Can I join a Chapter other than my "default" Chapter?
  3. What if there is not an established Chapter in my area?
  4. What if I don't want to belong to a Chapter?
  5. What is the deadline to secure Chapter voting rights for the 2020 Board of Regents election?
  6. What is the 2020 Chapter Board of Regents election timeline?
  7. Who should I contact for more information?


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Do I already belong to a Chapter?

Maybe! By default, your Chapter affiliation corresponds with the city in which your brokerage office is located.

  • If your office’s physical location is in Harper Woods or one of the Grosse Pointes, you are already a member of the Harper Woods-Grosse Pointe Chapter (unless you have previosuly requested to change your Chapter affiliation).
  • If your office’s physical location is in Macomb County, you are already a member of the Macomb County Chapter (unless you have previosuly requested to change your Chapter affiliation).
  • You can Look Yourself Up in our Online Directory to see which office and city we have on file for you.



Can I join a Chapter other than my "default" Chapter?

Yes! If you wish to declare affiliation with a Chapter that is not your “default” Chapter, please contact a GPBR staff member by 5pm on August 27, 2019. Please note: you may only hold voting rights in one Chapter at any given time.


What if there is not an established Chapter in my area?

If your office’s physical location is outside the aforementioned geographical boundaries, you still have the option to declare affiliation with either established Chapter. Please contact a GPBR staff member by 5pm on August 27, 2019 to do so.


What if I don't want to belong to a Chapter?

Chapter affiliation is entirely optional and does not bear any additional cost to you as a member, however Chapter affiliation is required in order to be eligible to participate in the Chapter Board of Regents election process. If you prefer not to be affiliated with any chapter, please contact a GPBR staff member and we will update your member record accordingly.


What is the deadline to secure Chapter voting rights for the 2020 Board of Regents election?

If you are seeking membership in a Chapter other than you "default" chapter, please contact a GPBR staff member by 5pm on August 27, 2019 to secure your voting rights for the 2020 Chapter Board of Regents election.


What is the 2020 Chapter Board of Regents election timeline?

Here is a summary of the 2020 Chapter Board of Regents election timeline (please note: the timeline for the Affiliate Regent election is different from what is listed below):
 

July 1, 2019:                  Call for Nominations for 2020 Chapter Board of Regents
July 12, 2019:                Deadline to submit nominations
July 26, 2019:                Notification of 2020 Chapter Board of Regents slate of candidates + Call for Petitions will be sent out
August 16, 2019:           Deadline to file petitions
August 27, 2019:           Deadline to declare (or amend) Chapter affiliation
September 3, 2019:       Chapter Board of Regents election ballots go out (electronically)
September 27, 2019:     Close of voting for 2020 Board of Regents
Early to Mid-October:  Chapter Annual Meetings (dates TBD, stay tuned for more info!)


Who should I contact for more information?

If you have questions about the Chapter Board of Regents election process, please contact CEO Bob Taylor and/or our 2019 Chapter Presidents:

  • Chace Wakefield, Harper Woods-Grosse Pointe Chapter
    (313) 884-6400
    Send an email
     
  • Chris VanBelle, Macomb County Chapter
    (586) 649-6000
    Send an email

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