How can you tell an experienced meeting chair from an inexperienced chair before the meeting is even called to order? There are lots of ways, but one key indicator of an experienced chair is such individual has a copy of the organization’s bylaws close at hand. Why? What is in that formal, bureaucratic document that might help someone preside over a homeowner meeting?
You know the law says homeowners have a right to attend regular open board meetings, but what do you do when an owner wont stop speaking and keeps asking really challenging questions on topics the board is not even voting on? How can you enable homeowners to participate meaningfully in a board meeting yet still keep that meeting on track and on time?