|RE: quorum||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fleck (foam4uworldnet.att.net)|
|Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 12:51:33 -0700 (MST)|
We hold our monthly biz meetings on Sunday afternoon (4-6pm)with a common dinner after. We skip August and Dec because no one wants to take a weekend out at that time. We also celebrate all the birthdays for three months before one biz meeting/quarter. We have child care for our biz meetings which we pay for so every one can participate. We usually have 80-90% attendance. Hope some of these things can help you. Anne @ Jackson Place - Seattle -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-bounces [at] cohousing.org [mailto:cohousing-l-bounces [at] cohousing.org]On Behalf Of Lynn Nadeau Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 7:06 PM To: cohousing L Subject: [C-L]_ quorum This is about quorum, the legal minimum number for making a binding decision. We are undecided about whether or not to reduce the requirement for quorum. At RoseWind Cohousing in Port Townsend, a long-built community, some of the decision making is delegated to committees, and many sorts of meeting decisions don't require a quorum. Except important decisions which are defined as "Class One." This would be matters like policy, change in our governing documents, approval of the annual budget. These require the presence in person of someone from 51% of our households, thus 13 of 24. Maybe 6 meetings a year have this need. Our business meetings are one Saturday morning a month. Our process stuff is fairly smooth and those who attend meetings are generally positive in their evaluation of the experience. And yet, when there is a decision requiring a quorum, our Facilitation team has ended up twisting arms and calling in favors, to get 13 households to show up. They are sick of this and want us to reduce the quorum requirement. Why don't people come? Five households are unavailable for various reasons, like not being on site. Still that leaves 19 households on site from whom the 13 attenders could come. My fear is that if we reduce our quorum, we are reducing our expectations and making greater participation even less likely. We don't want a downward spiral in participation! There is enough diversity in our group that not every group of 10 people, for example, would be representative. The alternative is raising voluntary meeting attendance, but that's easier said than done. Our membership is highly involved in dozens of "outside" projects of all sorts, and also includes people who travel, both for pleasure and for work. Any ideas? _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
- Re: Quorum, (continued)
Re: quorum Signe e, February 17 2004
- Re: quorum Susan L. Hedgpeth, February 17 2004
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