Actually it all seems like it has gone the way it should doesn't it?
The office made the reservations as we would hope. This frees up the BOD members to do those things they were elected to do. For instance, the dismay expressed by membership was brought to this board and recognized by one, or more, of the BOD who then went about trying to address the concerns of the membership and have the meeting changed to a time where more could participate. In my mind I think it went as it should.
I think were are all caught in a misunderstanding. Yes it is the duty of the BOD to make itself available to the membership but it should not be them who must do the incidentals. Making reservations is why you have an office staff. It is nice, however, that the BOD recognized an issue that the office would not see.
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