2021 Annual Business Meeting 

The STAR 2021 Annual Business Meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021, via Zoom videoconferencing, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.  All STAR members* are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting.  Below is the agenda for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting.        

    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Eastern

  1. Call to order
  2. Declaration of a quorum
  3. Introduction of 2020-2021 STAR Board, dignitaries, and guests   
  4. Minutes of October 16, 2020, Annual Business Meeting
  5. President’s Report and Commentary
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Constitution and Bylaws Amendment
  8. Nominating Committee Report/Elections
  9. Installation of 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Directors
  10. 2021-2022 STAR President Welcoming Remarks
  11. Adjournment

Attending STARCON21?  All STAR members who are registered to attend STARCON21 will have access to the Annual Business Meeting through the STARCON21 Virtual Convention Landing Page. 

Not attending STARCON21?  If you will not be attending STARCON21 but are interested in attending the Annual Business Meeting, please email [email protected] before 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, October 15, 2021, to request the Zoom link.

* Please note that pursuant to the Constitution and Bylaws, only Reporting, Agency, and Honorary Members shall have the right to vote on matters requiring a vote during the Annual Business Meeting.


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Nominating Committee Report:  2021-2022 STAR Board of Directors Slate

The STAR Nominating Committee puts forth the names of the following individuals to be considered by the STAR membership for election as officers for the term of one year and directors for the terms designated of the STAR Board of Directors. These officers and directors will be voted upon at the Annual Business Meeting scheduled on Saturday, October 16, 2021. 

  • PRESIDENT:  Marjorie Peters, RMR, CRR
  • VICE PRESIDENT:  Andrea Wecker, CSR, RDR, CRR, CRC
  • SECRETARY:  Deanna Oaks, RPR
  • TREASURER:  Todd Mobley, MBA
  • DIRECTOR (One-Year Term Expiring 2022):  A. William Roberts, Jr., RMR, CRR, CMRS, CLVS
  • DIRECTOR (One-Year Term Expiring 2022):  Ronald Cope, RPR, CRR, CSR
  • DIRECTOR (Two-Year Term Expiring 2023):  Jo Ann Betler, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, CPE, CLVS
  • DIRECTOR (Two-Year Term Expiring 2023):  Sam Mattern
  • DIRECTOR (Three-Year Term Expiring 2024):  Doreen Sutton, FAPR, RDR, CSR, CR
  • DIRECTOR (Three-Year Term Expiring 2024):  William Weber, FAPR, RDR, CRR

Click here to view the full report of the STAR Nominating Committee, with biographies and photographs.  The report also includes the continuing members of the 2021-2022 STAR Board of Directors.

All STAR members will receive additional information regarding the Annual Business Meeting in the coming weeks. 


Proposed Bylaws Amendments

The STAR Board of Directors, along with Constitution and Bylaws Chair Mark Renzi, have taken action to propose amendments to STAR's Constitution and Bylaws.  Specifically, the proposed amendments are designed to update Article IV: Dues and Charges.  

These amendments will be voted upon on Saturday, October 16, during the Annual Business Meeting.  Additional information regarding the Annual Business Meeting will be shared with all STAR members in a future communication. 

The proposed amendments are as shown below.  Deletions are shown in strikeout font.  Additions are in red.


The proposed amendments are intended to:

  1. Remove outdated language regarding assessments;
  2. Remove outdated monetary amounts;
  3. Remove outdated prohibition of proration of dues; and
  4. Add 90-day grace period for renewal of dues by current members.

The proposed amendments will allow the membership cycle of new and returning STAR members to be determined based upon their join date (i.e. rolling membership cycle).  Present STAR members will remain on their current membership cycle upon its renewal. 

Click here to review a copy of the current STAR Constitution and Bylaws in its entirety. 


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