Inside the WRA


 August 01, 2022
Inside the WRA

Wisconsin REALTORS® Foundation Exceeds Summer Fundraising Goal

Because of the Wisconsin REALTORS® Foundation’s (WRF) partnership with the Feeding Wisconsin network of statewide food banks, Wisconsin REALTORS® have played an instrumental role in helping to put food on the table for Wisconsin children who struggle with hunger.

Specifically, for children who rely on school-provided meals for their nutrition, summer break can also mean missing meals. That’s why the WRF raises money every summer to help provide nutrition for these Wisconsin children during the Team Up Against Hunger weekly fundraiser.

During the WRF’s summer fundraiser this year on June 20-24, 2022, the WRF raised $15,426, which is equivalent to 46,278 meals, for Feeding Wisconsin. With your help, the WRF met and even exceeded the fundraiser’s $10,000 goal.

Thank you to all the Wisconsin REALTORS® who donated. You made a “real” difference!

WRA Holiday Hours

The WRA and the WRA Legal Hotline will both be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Normal business hours resume 
on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:30 a.m. CDT.

The WRA wishes all our members a happy and safe Labor Day!

Be a National Leader in 2023

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently adopted a new governance structure that establishes the composition of its board of directors, executive committee, regional vice presidents and leadership team. In addition to changes in structure, new requirements and qualifications have been added for state and local association representatives on the NAR board.

Under the new system, states will be allocated a specific number of NAR directors to represent the state association and larger local boards. In addition, the WRA must appoint two new NAR directors: 

  • One director representing medium size boards (with 500 to 1,999 members)
  • One director representing small boards (with 1 to 499 members)

As a point of reference, below is a listing of the small and medium local associations in Wisconsin as of December 31, 2021.

Small local board/association (1-499 members)

  • Door County Board of REALTORS®
  • Jefferson County Board of REALTORS®
  • Individuals
  • La Crosse Area REALTORS® Association
  • Lake Superior Area REALTORS® Association
  • Manitowoc Board of REALTORS®
  • Marinette Board of REALTORS®
  • Northwoods Association of REALTORS®
  • Rock-Green REALTORS® Association

Medium local board/association (500-1,999 members)

  • Central Wisconsin Board of REALTORS®
  • Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin
  • Lakes Area REALTORS® Association
  • Lakeshore REALTORS® Association
  • REALTORS® Association of Northwestern Wisconsin
  • Southshore REALTORS® Association
  • Western Wisconsin REALTORS® Association

Call for volunteers

The WRA is now seeking members interested in serving as NAR directors representing medium and small boards. 

This process includes:

  • Certifying board size: NAR will certify the membership count in all boards as of July 31, 2022.  
  • Applications: Members interested in serving in these posts must complete the online application and return it to 
    Sandy Bolgrihn at sandyb@wra.org by August 15, 2022.  
  • Terms: Those members selected will begin serving a one- or two-year term beginning in January 2023.

Reminder for WRA service

As a reminder, you will also need to apply for a NAR committee for service beginning in 2023.  

Apply online at www.wra.org/NARcommittee.

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