Most of the time difficult situations that arise during a meeting can be resolved on the spot, but occasionally, “fatal flaws” arise: those few errors or situations that arise that cannot be fixed at that meeting.
1. Your primary role should be to protect and enhance the value of your community.
2. As directors and officers of a non-profit corporation, you have a legal fiduciary duty. Your actions and liability as a board member are generally protected by governing documents or state statutes governing non-profit corporations based on duty of...
It is not unusual for owners at an annual homeowners meeting to make motions about issues that aren’t listed on the agenda. For example, a motion to amend the bylaws. Or, at a special meeting called to amend the bylaws, an owner might make a motion to recall the board.
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?