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Minutes of the meeting

Guest Leslie Deanne

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I agree with Mr. Huynh but would add that the board itself may agree to make the board minutes available to others such as general members. Also, unless the meeting was in executive session, individual board members are free to share the minutes, but other board members might frown on this.

Edited to add: the rules in RONR do not prohibit sharing the minutes, but provide  that only members of the body which was meeting have the RIGHT to see the minutes.

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And finally, to round things out...

If the Board minutes are being kept private (either because of an executive session or the members are just not sharing) and the general membership want to hear what is written (maybe the gen-mems suspect something funny going on) the membership can require the board minutes to be read at a meeting by a 2/3 vote  --  see page 487.

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Near the start (see page 26) of each month's meeting, the secretary reads the minutes of the previous meeting.

Nothing to be "sorry" about - we were all newbies once and welcome!  Keep asking questions.

And when you get a chance get a copy of


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It might be just what the parliamentarian ordered. 


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