Volunteer for an MORR Committee

Volunteer for an MORR Committee

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Member involvement is essential to the mission of MORR. Our members bring a wealth of talent and experience to the day to day operation of MORR by serving on a committee.  Committee membership is open only to MORR members. Committees are formed each year under the newly elected leadership.  Please refer to individual committee descriptions below for specific committee membership requirements.

WHEN DO THEY MEET
Committee meetings take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and are generally held at MORR’s Tinton Falls office or via Zoom.  Chairpersons are asked to coordinate meeting dates and times with MORR’s Executive Assistant.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
The Committee Chair shall designate a regular time and place of meetings. Absence from more than three regularly scheduled meetings within a committee year (January 1 through December 31) will potentially result in removal from the committee. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
Committee appointments begin January 1st and end December 31st (unless more than 1 year term). If you are currently serving on a committee and would like to volunteer again for the same committee, please let us know by completing the yearly committee volunteer application form.

TIMELINE & PROCESS OF COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER SUBMISSION & SELECTION

October 1 - Committee Selection Forms available 

December 1 – Deadline to submit the Committee Selection Form

December 15 – The MORR President-Elect chooses the Committee Chairs

3rd Week of December – Committee members are notified of their appointment

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

Associates Committee

The Associates Committee plans and executes networking and fundraising events. Meets monthly.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is MORR’s governing body that meets monthly to discuss numerous topics and issues that directly affect our REALTOR® members. Overseeing an annual budget and approving any reports or considering action items from committees is also an integral part of being a Board member. Meets 9 times a year.  Potential candidates need to apply in June and interview in front of the Nominating Committee.

Budget and Finance

The Budget and Finance Committee insures the financial stability of MORR through regular review of the financial status of the Association. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters that affect the Association financially. Meets 2-3 times annually.

Bylaws

The Bylaws Committee studies proposed revisions and amendments to the Bylaws; properly words and places in Bylaws changes as directed by the Board of Directors; and submits published changes to all voting members for approval.)  Meets as needed.

CII (Commercial & Industrial Investment)

The CII Committee provides the means to engage MORR members who practice commercial real estate to positively impact their industry through networking and education.  Meets monthly.

Circle of Excellence

The Circle of Excellence Committee reviews and verifies all applications submitted for the New Jersey REALTORS Circle of Excellence Sales Award.  Prerequisite:  You must have been a full-time agent for a minimum of 3 years and a recipient of the NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award at least once.  The Committee is also responsible for planning the Sales Award celebration.  Committee member must commit to 3 days of verification in January and assisting at the celebration event.

Education

The Education Committee designs, supports and implements educational programs, projects and services that contribute to the professional development and continuing education requirements of MORR members.

Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity

The Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Committee provides information about equal opportunity and fair housing.  They also volunteer and contribute to Monmouth and Ocean County based charities.  Meets monthly

Grievance

The Grievance Committee reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests. Makes recommendations on whether to dismiss cases or forward to Professional Standards hearing. This committee does not conduct hearings or investigations. Meets monthly or as needed.

Insurance

The Insurance Committee reviews existing and proposed insurance programs as well as monitors liability coverage for members.  Meets as needed

Legislative & Political Affairs

The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to review local legislation of significance to MORRR and determine action plan on proposal; assist NJR and NAR on legislative initiatives developing at the state and federal levels; identify and monitor proposed legislation and regulatory changes; reviews requests for RPAC contributions by candidates and recommends candidates for endorsement.  Meets monthly

Managers Committee

Members of the Managers Committee plan and execute educational and networking programs for MORR Brokers and Managers.  Meets monthly

Mediation

Members of the Mediation Committee assist in the settlement of an arbitration prior to a formal hearing.  Prerequisite – Committee members are required to have a Certificate of Completion of Mediation Training by NJ REALTORS, NAR or State Judiciary body prior to appointment.  Meets as needed

Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

The Multiple Listing Service Committee governs operation of the Monmouth Ocean Regional Multiple Listing Service.  They recommend revisions, rules, regulations and forms.  MLS Committee Members must be Brokers and are appointed by the President to serve a two-year term.  Meets monthly

Professional Standards

Committee renders decisions with respect to formal complaints that have been filed with the Association on either an ethical or arbitration matter.  Prerequisite – New members must have served 3 years on the Grievance Committee and at least 1 within the last 3 years.  Meets as needed.

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee plans and executes a yearly Community Outreach program to increase public awareness and the benefits of using a REALTOR in the home buying and selling process.  Meets Monthly.

RPAC

Plans and implements RPAC fundraising strategies and promotes member involvement in advocacy initiatives. Meets as needed.

Young Professionals Network (YPN)

YPN is open to all members, regardless of age.  YPN fosters networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas affecting today’s young professionals and provides opportunities for MORR members to get involved in charity and community service initiatives. Meets monthly and/or communicates by email as needed.  Find out more about the YPN at our video below.