|Re: meeting minutes||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Muriel Kranowski (murielkvt.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 10:42:14 -0700 (PDT)|
It's become general practice here to put a meeting summary at the top of the minutes too, above the meeting detail. We also maintain a separate decision log (it's part of a workshare job). I used to keep the raw almost-verbatim notes from the meeting that I subsequently cleaned up into the minutes that went out, but I've never needed to refer to them so I don't do that any more. On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <welcome [at] olympus.net> wrote: > > I've been the minute taker and archivist for much of our 25-year project, > here at RoseWind Cohousing in Port Townsend WA. > > Taking minutes is a balance between keeping the flavor and reasoning of > discussions, especially those leading to decisions, and providing a concise > reference to the most important stuff. The short answer to the question > posed is that I rarely keep the speaker's name attached to an idea: > "A concern was raised as to whether our insurance company would allow X." > Unless there is a specific reason to include identity: > "Marge and Jerry are concerned that a shed in that area would shade their > vegetable garden." > I also often include the names of those with a "soapbox" item, as these > tend to be personal opinions, rants, raves, or raising a new issue with an > invitation for interested parties to contact them. > > Two things I've found useful: > Near the top of each set of notes I include a Summary: Any decisions that > were made get listed here (as well as in the body of the notes). This helps > with the reference factor. > I keep a copy of the raw notes I take at the meeting, copying and pasting > into a working document that evolves into the official minutes. That way, > if there arises a later question of interpretation, I can go back and see > what the nearly-verbatim raw notes say. > > Maraiah Lynn Nadeau > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
- Re: meeting minutes Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, September 9 2015
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