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Thanks for the suggestion Ken. I could not agree more. In addition to my WTA Board seat, in my past I have sat on the board of a $2 billion organization consisting of three companies and in excess of 6,000 employees. Board meetings were held monthly and NEVER went longer than 3 hours. More often than not, the meeting would be over in 90 minutes. This was accomplished by those that were on the agenda having their materials prepared in advance and sent out to the board members a couple of days prior to the meeting. It was each board member’s responsibility to read the material and be prepared to discuss and vote on the issue. In addition, the president of the board was great about stopping idle or unproductive discussion and keeping the board on task.
One of the ways I feel we as the board can better serve our members is by keeping our meetings to a reasonable period of time. Currently, my first meeting with the WTA board pushed 8 hours or longer. I was told that this is typical. I think we can do much better than this. However it’s every board members responsibility to be prepared and share the appropriate information prior to the meeting. If we keep our meetings to 3 hours or less, I am sure we would have much better attendance from our members and a more focused and productive meeting.
Just my thoughts on the matter.
In my opinion, if we want our shoot to become major midwest shoot, we must accomodate the dates of the other established shoots such as the Mo Handicap. As we’ve only had the shoot one year, now is the time to change the date to an open weekend. As a board member I will be voting for the change.