Updating weekly meeting minutes

It seems "cheap" to suddenly stop, and it makes people wonder whether the company isn't doing well. --Martin suggested that we explain the reason for the policy change to all employees, then move forward with it. CALL TO ORDER Commissioner Jon Branch called the meeting to order at a.m.

--Lizzy thinks the company should continue to provide refreshments. He thinks food is "overkill." --Billy would like tea, hot water, and cold water to be added to the drinks. None of the information is necessary other than the actual call to order.

Miller made a motion to approve the January 9 minutes as amended; it was seconded by Ms. Amendments include fixing the spelling of Harmon Reading's name in the attendee list (that spelling is correct), correcting the date at the bottom of page 1 (December 7, not December 17), and adding the word "proposed" at the bottom of page 2, to read as follows: "The proposed fee is ,500." Would you include all the information above? Her interest in our work stems from her experiences working with immigrants on the Mexican border, when she attended college in Las Cruces, New Mexico. By the time the notes get distributed, none of the information is likely to be relevant.

David Washington introduced Janet Blake, who joined the board this month. Blake has worked as an attorney at Smith, Smith, and Jones for three years. Commissioner Branch noted who would be on the Risk-Management Committee this year: himself, Commissioner Tina Olson, and public member Susan Meyers, who is starting her second year on the Risk-Management Committee. Although people at the meeting may have enjoyed sharing the information and listening to it, none of it belongs in the meeting notes.

Staff, task force and information sharing meetings are the most common meeting type. Of course, many meetings are certainly a blend of “Task Force” and “Brainstorming” and many people probably consider their “Staff Meetings” to be “Ceremonial”. 11 million meetings are held in the United States each day on average.

That adds up quickly to 55 million a week and 220 million a month.

Copy the action items section from the meeting agenda and add a short one sentence status to each item.

Data pulled from professorial and private studies give insight into what all of these meetings really mean.

It may not come as a surprise, but meetings are costly, lack preparation, and most frequently start at 11am.

We hope that the weekly format will enable us to provide timely information to the membership about: We hope that these newsletters will be a vehicle for enhancing communication among members as well as a way to communicate with the Society’s officers and board of directors.

We welcome input from the membership and are actively soliciting people to write articles and to provide chapter updates.