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What to Include in Association Board Minutes?

by Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD | Jan 01, 2012
Periodically during our interim executive engagements, we are asked about what board minutes should look like. There is often one group of board members who subscribe to a "less is more" camp and another who advocate "more is better." Here are links to two articles written by well-respected association lawyers offering insight on the purpose of minutes and suggestions on what to include or not include in meeting minutes.

Association Lawyers Offer their Perspectives

Periodically during our interim executive engagements, we are asked about what board minutes should look like. There is often one group of board members who subscribe to a "less is more" camp and another who advocate "more is better." Here are links to two articles written by well-respected association lawyers offering insight on the purpose of minutes and suggestions on what to include or not include in meeting minutes. 

"Board Meeting Minutes -- Best Not To Get Too Wordy!"

Authors: Jefferson C. Glassie and Dorothy Deng
Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP
Washington, DC
Publication: Association TRENDS, May 24, 2012
Click Here to read article.

"The Substance of Meeting Minutes"

Authors: James Woehlke, Esq., CAE, Counsel, NY State Society of CPAs
New York City, and former member of ASAE Legal Section Council. 
Publication: Originally printed in Associations Now, February 2006
Click Here to read article.

"Avoiding the Gray Areas: Setting Minute Limitations" 

Author: Steven John Fellman, Esq. 
Galland, Kharasch, Greenberg, Fellman & Swersky
Washington, DC
Publication: Association TRENDS, June 16, 2004 
Click Here to read article

These articles are not intended as legal advice, but rather for educational purposes.