UPSTAR Committees

UPSTAR Committees

UPSTAR Boards & Committees

UPSTAR offers various boards and committees where members can serve to maximize the benefits of belonging to a REALTOR® association. Participation in your Association helps to improve, not only the services we provide, but the environment in which you conduct business. Boards and Committees have different recruitment cycles and term policies. As needed (or based on the committee’s cycle), we seek out members to serve on these committees and/or Boards.

If you are interested in a particular board or committee, please contact us or call office at (260) 426-4700.

NOTE: The Board approves committees annually. As such, most openings are filled the following year. Additionally, some committees and boards have criteria that must be met before you can serve. In those cases, you will be considered when the criteria are met, and a spot becomes available.

 

UPSTAR Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the leadership team for the association, responsible for ensuring that the organization enjoys long-term financial stability and integrity and that it fulfills its mission by doing quality work. 
Commitment: One-hour monthly meeting. Class/event attendance.

UPSTAR MLS Board of Directors

The MLS Board of Directors is the leadership team for the MLS, comprised of Designated Realtors/appointees from various firms. The Board is responsible for reviewing MLS Rules & Regulations and for the long-term stability of the organization.
CommitmentOne-hour monthly meeting. Class/event attendance.


 UPSTAR Finance Committee

The UPSTAR Committee reviews the draft annual budget, monitors the financial positions of the entity, receives and reviews the annual audit reports, and recommends financial policy to both the MLS and the Association.
Commitment: Quarterly meetings. Total 4-5 hours in a year.


UPSTAR MLS Finance Committee

The MLS Finance Committee reviews the draft annual budget, monitors the financial positions of the entity, receives and reviews the annual audit reports, and recommends financial policy to both the MLS and the Association.
Commitment: Quarterly meetings. Total 4-5 hours in a year.

 

Social Media Committee

The Social Media Committee is responsible for coordinating the initiative to raise awareness and promote our local real estate industry and community in a positive, ethical manner through all media platforms.
Commitment: One-hour monthly meeting.

 

YPN Committee

The Committee for the UPSTAR Young Professionals Network (UPSTAR YPN) is responsible for planning and coordinating events, educational sessions, networking and outreach initiatives for the larger YPN membership.
CommitmentOne-hour monthly meeting. Class/event attendance.

 

Community Outreach Committee

The Community Outreach Committee, comprised of UPSTAR Realtor® and affiliate members, plans events and raises funds to support housing-related charities in Northeastern Indiana. The committee also works with partners to provide volunteers for community service projects.
Commitment: One-hour monthly meeting plus volunteer hours.

 

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee identifies and monitors key local initiatives and public-policy issues at the municipal and regional level that could have an impact on the real estate community. The committee lobbies for change when necessary and recommends policy positions for the Association on issues that affect REALTORS®, homeowners and communities.   
Commitment: One-hour monthly meeting.

 

RPAC Fundraising Committee

The RPAC Fundraising Committee is responsible for planning, organizing and executing events, programs and initiatives to raise RPAC funds in order to meet the annual state-mandated RPAC Fundraising goal established for UPSTAR.
Commitment: One-hour monthly meeting.

 

RPAC Trustees

The RPAC Trustees interview candidates during the election season to determine their positions on issues that affect the business of real estate and the private property rights of homeowners. Based on these interviews, they determine which candidates, if any, will receive RPAC support.
Commitment: Approx. 25-30 hours a year during election season.

 

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee is responsible for creating and maintaining an ongoing Realtor Safety Awareness Campaign. 
Commitment: One-hour quarterly meeting.

 

Education Committee

The Education Committee discusses class offerings for the next continuing education cycle.
Commitment: One-hour meeting twice a year.

 

Grievance Committee

The Grievance Committee conducts a preliminary review and screening process to determine if an ethics complaint or a request for arbitration is warranted and presented correctly. Committee members serve on the IAR state-wide Committee.
Commitment:  Annual eight-hour training. Meets as needed. Travel required.

 

Professional Standards Committee

The Professional Standards Committee hears matters of alleged unethical conduct by Association members to uphold the Code of Ethics and provides arbitration of commission disputes. Committee members serve on the IAR state-wide Committee. 
Commitment:  Annual eight-hour training. Meets as needed. Travel required.