Love them or hate them, meetings are an important part of running your club. Learn to get the best out of your precious time at meetings with the practical advice in this section.
A good place to start is the meetings overview.
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meetings have their own specific procedures, as follows: The month in which the The Annual General Meeting must be held is specified in
Boosting numbers at your AGM
This article comes from our friends at the Fundraising Directory. It’s AGM season and you may be busy looking for a new executive or trying
Common meeting problems (and how to handle them)
Containing a long winded speaker or dominator People are often unaware that they are “going on” or stopping others from participating. It helps if you
Evaluation has an important part to play in ensuring that meetings are effective and meet the needs of those attending. Collecting data on the perceptions
Formal meeting procedure
In the interests of cohesion and goodwill it is desirable to reach decisions by consensus. However that’s not always possible and it’s important to know
Brainstorming Brainstorming is used to expand the thinking of the group by putting as many solutions as possible before the group in a limited time
Why have meetings? When people act together as a group they will make decisions together. Meetings are necessary to ensure that all involved have an
Minutes are the formal record of decisions the committee makes. It may be vitally important that committee decisions are accurately recorded. If there is doubt
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a massive increase in online communications, replacing face-to-face meetings and events. Whether it’s a multinational corporation or your Parent Club,
Preparing for meetings
For best results, meetings need to be planned. Here are some tips for organisers / office bearers / presidents and secretaries: Know who is coming;
Different parents will join the Parent Club for different reasons. Some may be interested in organising social events and fundraisers, others in discussing current issues,
Points to reflect on when developing a workable agenda prior to the meeting: Keep it flexible The Agenda should always be negotiable at the meeting
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