Committees

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 Committees is listed below:


Affiliates Committee

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: Oriana Chan

Co-Chair: Leena Sankary

Vice Chair: Annie Fan


Bylaws/Policies & Procedures Committee

The committee meets as needed for revisions, updates or recommended changes to the Bylaws and/or the Policies and Procedures as requested and approved by the Board of Directors.

Chair: Tom Berge, Jr. 
Vice Chair: Giuseppe Veneziano


Finance Committee

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: Nick Baldry 


Education and Commercial Committee

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.

Chair: Nick Baldry 
Co-Chair: Karla Joseph
Co-Vice Chair: Mindy Yeh


Global Business Council

The Global Business Council of West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS® 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.

Chair: Yin Bihr
Co-Chair: Tom Berge, Jr.
Vice Chair: Silvia Rosich


Grievance Committee

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: Marian Cavataio
Vice Chair: Silvia Rosich


Legislative Committee

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: Giuseppe Veneziano
Vice Chair: Karen Kuit


Membership 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. 

Chair:Vince Veneziano

Vice Chair: Chad Araki


Multiple Listing Services/Technology Committee 

The Multiple Listing Services 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: Giuseppe Veneziano 
Vice Chair: Nick Baldry


Orientation

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: Ling Chow
  • Co-Vice Chairs: Brian Chen & Kevin Kwan

Premises

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 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: Thomas O. Berge


 Sergeant-At-Arms Committee

Sergeant-At-Arms Committee regulates crowd control at gatherings and monitors flyer display at the weekly Breakfast Meetings.

Chair: David Tran


 Special Events Committee

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.

Chair: Vaness James

Vice Chairs: Karen Kuit & Marcus Jacques


 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: Norman Tran
Vice Chair: Hung Trieu


Committee Membership Preference

You, the members, run the Association of REALTORS®. The policies and services of the Association are fashioned by you through the Committees. The Board of Directors is interested in placing motivated members on Association Committees. Openings will be available for the below listed committees for the year 2016. Please submit a request for appointment to one of these committees.

STANDING COMMITTEES

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Grievance
  • Legislative
  • Membership
  • Multiple Listing Service
  • Professional Standards*
  • Strategic Planning

*Must have served at least 2 years on Grievance Committee

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

  • Affiliate
  • Bylaws/Policies & Procedures
  • Global Business Council
  • Orientation
  • Premises – Chapman/Goldworld Plaza HQ & OA Sergeant-at-Arms
  • Special Events
  • Young Professionals Network (YPN)