Become a Leader in the West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS®! Members are encouraged to participate in the planning of association activities ranging from local legislative issues, education and technology programs, to Professional Standards. In order to serve on WSGVAR’s Board of Directors, a member is required to have served on a committee a minimum of one year.
A list of 2019 Committees is listed below:
Affiliates Committee promotes and enhances the visibility of affiliates as supportive partners in the real estate community through involvement in association activities and to increase affiliate membership of real estate affiliated businesses.
- Chair: Richard Zaleta
- Co-Chair: Vanessa James
Bylaws/Rules and Regulations Committee
The committee meets as needed for revisions, updates or recommended changes to the Bylaws and/or the Rules and Regulations as requested and approved by the Board of Directors.
- Chair: Tom Berge, Jr.
- Vice Chair: Nicholas Baldry
The Finance Committee reviews the monthly operation of the Association Office, reviews a proposed budget to be submitted to the Board of Directors for the ensuing year. Recommend policy changes in order to keep the Association is a strong financial position.
- Chair: Ling Chow
- Co-Chair: Karen Kuit
Education Committee provides guest speakers, demonstrations and networking opportunities. Never endorses products or vendors. Sponsors educational programs to increase the professional competence of all members that are pertinent to the real estate industry and current trends for growth in their professionalism and financial success.
Commercial Investment Committee monitors, reviews, analyzes and formulates policies on trends affecting the commercial and investment segments of the real estate market and to sponsor networking opportunities at the meetings which attract the participation of commercial practitioners.
- Co-Chairs: Mindy Yeh & Karla Joseph
- Vice Chair: Pauline Lam
Global Business Council
The Global Business Council of WSGVAR connects real estate professionals to an active global network of members in over 50 countries and prepares REALTORS® to serve the growing international market in their local community. NAR's international mission is to maximize global market access and profit for REALTORS® so that they can achieve business success in an orderly and ethical market.
- Co-Chairs: Helen Marston/Yin Bihr
- Vice Chair: Alex Ly
Grievance Committee reviews and investigates complaints by members and public to determine whether a complaint warrants a formal hearing. Also investigates charges of unethical conduct and presents findings to the Professional Standards Committee for adjudication and possible disciplinary action.
- Chair: Lorraine Clark
- Vice Chair: Marian Cavataio
The Legislative Committee mission statement is to be apprised of issues facing REALTORS® on the National, State, and Local levels and to be involved politically through Key Contacts to Local, State, and Federal legislatures, county and city commissions.
- Chair: Vince Veneziano
- Vice Chair: Michelle Shimohara
Membership/Special Events Committee
The mission of the Membership Committee is to continually recruit new members and retain existing members. Understanding that there truly is strength in numbers, our Association makes membership development a top priority year after year. The Special Events Committee plans and promotes various association social and Foundation fund raising events including holiday celebrations, installation, golf tournament, etc. as requested and approved by the Board of Directors.
- Co-Chairs: Mindy Yeh/Earl Knudsen
- Vice Chairs: Tomas Wong/Nanette Ong
Multiple Listing Service/Technology Committee
The Multiple Listing Service/Technology Committee conducts effective MLS Breakfast meetings weekly and improve MLS operations for our members. The Technology Committee ensures the advancement of technology for the Association. It monitors and advises the staff and Board of Directors on all technology related items.
- Chair: Yin Bihr
- Vice Chair: Mindy Yeh
The committee is to plan, oversee the implementation of, and evaluate the orientation sessions conducted monthly for new and transfer members who plan to join as a member of the WSGVAR.
- Chair: Brian Chen & Leon Townsend
- Co-Vice Chairs: Kevin Kwan
The committee monitors the maintenance, repairs and needs assessment of the building occupied by the Association Office and the Investment Properties.
- Chapman & Goldworld Chair: Kevin Kwan
- Chapman & Goldworld Co-Chair: Karla Joseph
- Goldworld HOA Chair: Brian Chen
Professional Standards Committee
Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee is to hear complaints involving arbitration of commissions and alleged breaches of professional conduct under detailed rules. Make money awards in arbitrations.
- Chair: Tom Berge, Jr.
- Vice Chair: Vince Veneziano
Sergeant-At-Arms Committee regulates crowd control at gatherings and monitors flyer display at the weekly Breakfast Meetings.
- Chair: David Tran
Young Professional Network (YPN)
YPN is a growing group of young, career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources, and networking opportunities. As a member, you'll receive invitations to exclusive events at REALTOR® conferences, news on how to get involved in leadership roles at NAR, and updates on new tools and resources that will help you grow your career.
- Chair: Kevin Kwan
- Vice Chair: Joseph Haggerty
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