The former RAHB Regional Commercial Council (RCC) is now officially the Regional Commercial Network (RCN) and has a new structure. 2015 RCN Chair Heidi Van Der Marel outlined the new structure at the RCN Networking Luncheon on Monday, November 2.
What has changed?
- The RCN has migrated from an election process to become a committee composed of volunteers. RCN committee members still have to be approved RCN members (i.e. have been an RCN member for more than one year), but will now be selected from qualifying and skilled applicants who express an interest during the annual call for committee volunteers.
- The RCN has a more welcoming approach to commercial REALTORS® from other Ontario boards/associations. The same membership criteria will apply as all RAHB RCN members, but the RCN membership fee has been removed.
What has not changed?
- The criteria for RCN membership has remained unchanged. Applicants must still provide evidence of commercial education, activity or approved designation. Also, full members in the RCN are automatically pre-approved for membership in CREA’s Canadian Commercial Network.
The RCN is taking this progressive, proactive approach to secure a strong future for the maintenance and growth of the group.
Interested in learning how to apply to be a RCN member? Contact Kathy Rubio email@example.com for an RCN membership application and a summary of qualifying criteria. You can also find the application on REALTORLink® under both the Member Services and RCN tabs.