The committee reports should be read prior to the Board Meeting, its the duty of the Board Member to come prepared. Personally, I think the committees should be given more autonomy to perform duties to let the board refocus on what they really should be doing - driving the strategic direction of the organization.
Tell me why the board should hear every single contest that's petitioned for sanctioning vs. letting the committee review and make recommendations to the board with the board voting to approve / reject the committee reports and action. Simple formats for each committee, specific to that committee can provide all the information a board member would want to know and ask questions during the overall. The Board HAS to learn to be more efficient and drive this organization like a business, not as a little fiefdom
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