LORROS and Open Meeting Acts

HOA board meetings must be “open and public“ – actions may not be secret.
The HOA Brown Act is the Open Meeting Act, which now is extensively detailed regarding association meetings. The apparent aim of the act is valuable – to make the governance of associations more open and accessible to members.

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Have you ever had sober second thoughts?

Many of us have attended meetings and said things which, upon later reflection, we wish we had not said or wish we had said differently.  But once the moment has passed, it is hard to come back to the topic.  In Lorros, you do have the opportunity to qualify...

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Changing a Discussion End Date

We've now made it even easier to change the end date of a Discussion! One of the benefits of using a LORROS Discussion instead of an email thread is that Discussions HAVE AN END DATE, while email threads GO ON FOREVER ... AND EVER. Now, the owner of the Discussion...

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Getting your point across

Sometimes in a meeting, it can be difficult to get your point across.  There can be many reasons for this. For example: You might not feel comfortable speaking on the fly.  This means that you may not properly articulate your point or you may miss some important...

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A case for improved meetings

    I recently read an article by Don Keelan for the Bennington Banner titled “A case for improved meetings” and he touched on many of the frustrations that led to the development of LORROS. “I found many meetings to be boring and not too productive” - Don Keelan...

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So Why Have Meetings?

“Good meetings save time in the long run because everyone is working on the same page together, rather than separately while trying to stay informed about what everyone else is doing.”

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The Meeting Agenda 101

Have you ever had a problem getting all of the agenda items and reports together and circulated for a meeting? The preparation of a meeting agenda often falls to the chair or one of the organization’s staff members. Other participants often do not see the agenda until...

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