From the podium to the end of the line: Rene Roque, realtor/past regional vice-president, chair Santa Clarita Task Force on homelessness Cindy Mason, president-elect coach/mentor Cherrie Brown, first vice-president broker/owner Nexthome Real Estate Rockstars Carlotta Levy, events director Realty Executives Dawn Zirbel, membership director First American Home Warranty Sara Gallo, treasurer Prime Real Estate Chuck Simons, president Keller Williams VIP.
The Women’s Council of Realtors Santa Clarita Network installed their new Governance Board at Embassy Suites in Valencia on Friday, Dec. 2.
Mayor Laurene Weste delivered the keynote speech.
Installed were Chuck Simons, president, Cindy Mason, president-elect, Cherrie Brown, first vice-president, Sara Gallo, treasurer, Dawn Zirbel, membership director and Carlotta Levy, events director.
The Women’s Council of Realtors is the voice for all women in real estate. Women in real estate represent 66% of all realtors covering the nation.
For the first 20 years of our existence , going back to 1918, women were barred from joining any Realtor Association. Because of not having a voice, in 1938 a “women’s division” was formed at the Annual Convention National Association of Realtors in Milwaukee.
“The Council exists today because its 80+ year history and legacy are much more significant than “an organization of women”. It is the business leadership skills the Council provides that has positioned the Council as a leader for the industry, for organized real estate, and for political action committees.
The backbone of the Council is its network of more than 250 local and state networks in nearly 40 states with volunteer managers trained to position their groups as a business resource in their realtor communities.
This structure represents the largest Networks infrastructure in the realtor family, that represents 1,200 elected officers that drive over 1,500 programs annually that focus on business leadership.”
The Santa Clarita Network was founded in 2013 by a group recognizing the need for leadership skills, business training, and the need for multiple real estate offices to work together to build relationships, and each other’s businesses, bringing a higher level of professionalism to the profession.
Through the years we have advocated volunteerism (not one penny goes to compensation to the leadership of the local network, education, training, as well as developing business and community leadership skills. As an example, Rene Roque, past president of our local network, has just been voted onto the Board of Family Promise and sits on the Homeless Commission for the city of Santa Clarita.
Representing many offices in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Women’s Council of Realtors of Santa Clarita Valley seeks to serve the realtors in our area.
Women’s Council of Realtor’s membership, while mainly women, consists of 10% men in support of our sisters.
“We are a network of successful realtors, advancing women as business leaders in the industry and in the communities we serve.”
For more information about the Women’s Council of Realtors, go to WCR.org or contact president Chuck Simons (661) 977-6616 or president-elect Cindy Mason at (661) 478-4563.
Mayor Lauren Weste delivers keynote address at the board installation of the Women’s Council of Realtors.
NEW ORLEANS – The California State University, Northridge Men's and Women's Cross Country programs earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Teams for the 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country season as announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday.
In Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation's latest episode, you’ll learn about DrinkPAK, a premier contract manufacturer of premium alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages based in Santa Clarita.
The College of the Canyons Sports Medicine Program and Valencia High School Medical Science Academy will host the 2023 Sports Medicine Professions Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. - noon, at the college's Valencia campus.
On Jan. 19, the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation approved long-time board member John Shaffery, managing partner of Poole Shaffery, to step into the role of Board co-chair as successor to Roger Seaver.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reminds Santa Clarita Valley residents that the past rain event may have created great riding trails, but riding off highway vehicles unauthorized on private property is considered trespassing.
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new partnership at a press event today between the California Department of Education and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, to promote new pathways for California Volunteers service corps members — a group that includes 10,000 per year across all corps, including the California Climate Action Corps, AmeriCorps, #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs and #CaliforniansForAll College Corps — to become teachers in California classrooms.
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2021-22 fiscal year.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed Supervisors Lindsey P. Horvath’s and Hilda Solis' motion to extend COVID-19 eviction protections for renters and further the process of setting up rental assistance programs for renters and owners.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked the State of California to launch an investigation into natural gas utility bill spikes that County residents experienced this month and to develop a plan to prevent future spikes.
With their striking orange wings laced with black lines and bordered with white dots, monarch butterflies and their annual migration south from the United States and Canada to California and Mexico have become the stuff of legend. But habitat loss threatens the future of not just the butterflies, but other pollinators essential to the nation’s ecosystems.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion today by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell that establishes a $45M countywide relief fund for small property owners. The new rent relief program will benefit mom-and-pop property owners hardest hit by non-payment of rent.