[Ohio-talk] Reading Minutes at Meetings

Sheila shw937 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 21:35:20 UTC 2016


Piggy back on meeting minutes. So important also for question, comments,corrections and,concerns. Keep up the good work Roby so glad to have you!

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> On Feb 20, 2016, at 11:33 PM, grob702--- via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello everyone this is Gloria Robinson from the Miami Valley chapter. I think there since we have been reading more minutes we find it helpful to other members who do not have email or electronic devices to get them to receive the minutes I am appreciative of my past secretaries who have read the minutes. And I will also be appreciative to Robby if you were read the minutes I think that is important that minutes are understood and read it to the chapter so that the whole body can hear them together thank you very much just my opinion
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>> On Feb 18, 2016, at 8:23 AM, barbara.pierce9366--- via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> I am a chapter secretary in a chapter with fewer than half of our members using email regularly. Admitedly I lean toward reading the minutes. It takes two minutes. I wonder, if people were honest, how many would admit that they skipped reading the minutes when they arrived or they have forgotten what they said. I wrote the minutes, and often I have forgotten the detains of what is in them. You talk about saving time. We waste more time than reading the minutes takes.
>> 
>> Just my view,
>> 
>> Barbara Pierce 
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>> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
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>>> On Feb 17, 2016, at 11:58 PM, Tim Janning via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I feel it would be a good idea to present the minutes by email since nearly all members have email and those who do not could be contacted by another chapter member.  I like the idea of freeing up time to focus on other issue's which needs to be discussed by the chapter.  We could always ask if there are any questions regarding the minutes which have been sent out by email.  I think the Miami Valley chapter needs to move forward as technology advances.
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Robert Spangler via Ohio-talk
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 11:49 PM
>>> To: grob702 at gmail.com ; 'Robert Spangler via Ohio-talk' ; 'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'
>>> Cc: Robert Spangler
>>> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] Reading Minutes at Meetings
>>> 
>>> Because I'm a new member with new ideas and I think it's a waste of time
>>> reading four pages of minutes out loud when the time can be used for other
>>> business, and when people in any other organization would be responsible for
>>> finding their own way to read them.  As I said, however, it is a democratic
>>> organization and if the membership overwhelmingly wants them read, then
>>> that's how it shall be.
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: grob702 at gmail.com [mailto:grob702 at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 11:45 PM
>>> To: Robert Spangler via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>; NFB of Ohio
>>> Announcement and Discussion List <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
>>> Cc: Robert Spangler <spangler.robert at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] Reading Minutes at Meetings
>>> 
>>> The Miami Valley chapter have always had our minutes ran by the secretary we
>>> have it any problems we haven't had any problems with the situation so why
>>> should it become one right now it should not be you are secretary, and we
>>> appreciate our board members in our chapter so what is there going to be a
>>> problem with you reading the minutes in our meeting
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Feb 17, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Robert Spangler via Ohio-talk
>>> <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Thanks everyone for your responses.  Deborah, was this something on
>>>> which your chapter voted or did you make an executive decision?  Carol
>>>> made a good point that, if there are many seniors in the chapter who
>>>> are not accustomed to using computers and the internet, then it is
>>>> probably worth continuing the practice.  On the other hand, if there
>>>> are just a couple of members who are having issues, then they need to
>>>> resolve the problem themselves or find another means of reading them.
>>>> Given that we are supposed to be a democratic organization, I'm
>>>> thinking that it's something that should be discussed and a vote had.
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
>>>> Deborah Kendrick via Ohio-talk
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 8:24 AM
>>>> To: 'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'
>>>> <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
>>>> Cc: Deborah Kendrick <dkkendrick at earthlink.net>
>>>> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] Reading Minutes at Meetings
>>>> 
>>>> Rob,
>>>> For some time now, we in the Cincinnati chapter have distributed
>>>> minutes via email, and then approved them at the meetings.
>>>> For those few who do not use computers, others are sharing with them.
>>>> Hope this helps.
>>>> Deborah (president of Cincinnati chapter)
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
>>>> Karen via Ohio-talk
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:02 AM
>>>> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
>>>> Cc: Karen
>>>> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] Reading Minutes at Meetings
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> RobbYThis us Karen I was secretary for years for our chapter I do
>>>> believe it is necessary to read the minutes you forget not everyone
>>>> has a computer and they still deserve just as much information as the
>>>> next person I do believe minutes need to be very thorough this to me
>>>> is just all about keeping good recordsWhen I did minutes we had an
>>>> introduction with a prayer then old business new business telephone
>>>> report entertainment report as well  just an example for u Wanda Sloan
>>>> has problems with a computer as I type so individuals like her would
>>>> never hear the minutes unless you read them aloud at the meeting Thank
>>>> you,Karen Noles
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>>> -------- Original message --------
>>>> From: Robert Spangler via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
>>>> Date: 2/17/2016  12:28 AM  (GMT-05:00)
>>>> To: 'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'
>>>> <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
>>>> Cc: Robert Spangler <spangler.robert at gmail.com>
>>>> Subject: [Ohio-talk] Reading Minutes at Meetings
>>>> 
>>>> Hello all:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> I am now the Secretary for the NFB of the Greater Miami Chapter in Dayton.
>>>> I am curious to know if Secretaries of chapters around the state are
>>>> reading their minutes at each meeting.  I personally feel like this is
>>>> an unnecessary practice since we send the minutes out via email and I
>>>> maintain that it is the responsibility of each member to read the minutes
>>> themselves.
>>>> Plus, I'd like to use our time more effectively.  I write pretty
>>>> detailed minutes.  While I do not write out everything that is said, I
>>>> do provide enough information so that someone who was unable to attend
>>>> can get a very good idea of what was discussed at the meeting.  That
>>>> being said, however, I do understand that there are some people who may
>>> not have access to email.
>>>> My thought was to put this as a question before our chapter but I was
>>>> asked to do some research on it first.  So, please let me know what you
>>> think!
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> 
>>>> Robby
>>>> 
>>>> 
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