|Re: Quorum||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Barbara M. Kelly (Barbara.M.KellyHofstra.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 09:45:01 -0600 (MDT)|
While I agree with you in principle, I have to point out that one of our late lamented boards was headed by a guy who preferred to do things his way and saw input from the other members as a nuisance to be avoided. He became a past master at scheduling meetings at times when it was almost impossible for anyone, let alone everyone, to attend. Ours is a summer place, with people converging from as far South as Florida and as far West as Missouri in June and leaving in early September. Summer meetings were logical; winter meetings presented a major difficulty for those who lived at a distance. He, living locally, saw no problem with scheduling meetings all year long ― and then loading the winter agendae with projects dear to his heart. Because we had a set of by-laws that clearly stated our quorum, he could schedule his weirdly timed meetings, but he could not finalize any of the business conducted at them unless there was a quorum present. Without the quorum requirement, he could have pushed through such niceties as a "temporary" salary for him as president when his union went on strike. He did push this one to the limit, but was restrained by the rules. I strongly urge you to establish a quorum. Barbara Kelly Oakwood-on-the-Sound _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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