LORROS actions can be recorded and assigned during a meeting. Updates are submitted by the assigned party and these can be tracked and commented on by all participants. The target completion date is also recorded. A list of all open actions can be found on the group home page and all actions that have gone […]

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This seems to be a universal problem.  Many boards and committee chairs have trouble filling all the necessary positions in their groups.  There are a lot of reasons for this but one clearly is the reluctance of potential members to commit to all the meeting time which may be involved. Using LORROS means that you […]

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Many times during a meeting you want to refer back to a previous meeting but the past minutes are not available at the current meeting or you just can’t find them.  This can lead to a great deal of redundant discussion and a lot of wasted time. With LORROS you can quickly refer to any […]

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The production and checking of minutes has been a perpetual problem for many organizations. In the first instance, unless there is a recording secretary already part of the group and present at the meeting, the chair must seek a volunteer to take notes. The quality of the notes will be dependent on the skill of […]

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How often have you not been able to find the minutes to a previous meeting? Hard copy minutes may not have been filed, may have been misfiled or the files may have been lost due to a move, change of personnel or office damage. Soft copies may be lost due to a hard drive crash […]

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How many times have you had meetings scheduled at times that conflict with other important items on your calendar? When it does happen, you are forced to make a choice between attending the meeting or fulfilling the other commitment. If you choose not to attend the meeting, but there is an important agenda item for […]

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Have you ever had a problem covering all the agenda topics in sufficient detail and resolution within the time period of the meeting? In spite of best efforts and good intentions, many meetings get bogged down on certain agenda items and some important topics may be relegated to hurried and/or insufficient discussion as the meeting […]

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Have you ever bumped things in your calendar to accommodate a meeting only to have that meeting cancelled or rescheduled? This happens all of the time.  People create a block of time in their calendars in order to attend a meeting.  To create this time, some things may have to be dropped or rescheduled.  And […]

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The other day I attended a meeting where the agenda was handed out as we arrived. No one’s fault really, both the chair and the secretary had been away on vacation and they were the only two who could have properly prepared the agenda. Fortunately there was no problem. This was one of our group’s […]

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There is much debate about how many items should be included in a meeting agenda and, as you might suspect, there is no one clear answer. It all depends. It depends on, among other things, the type of group, the nature of the items on the agenda, the scheduled length of the meeting, the number […]

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