[Board] How about freezing agendas 1 week prior to the meeting?

Michael Smith michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 13:18:17 PDT 2015

I don't think that should just be for new board members


Michael Smith
OSGeo Foundation Treasurer
treasurer at osgeo.org

On 10/15/15,  4:14 PM, "Board on behalf of Jeff McKenna"
<board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>

>Hi Sanghee,
>I will try to do this, yes.  A lot of that is my fault, trying to fit
>everything in. Over the years it seems now that the community has
>matured we're dealing with tougher issues.
>Jody made a suggestion to me offline, of a short hangout (audio at
>least) just for new board members soon.  Would that help things?  I can
>explain more about topics that were thrown onto new board members, like
>infrastructure needs, roles, and give an opportunity to ask questions -
>during a meeting there is often little chance to ask questions.   Would
>that help?
>On 2015-10-15 5:00 PM, Sanghee Shin wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> It was my first time attending board meeting and I think we should do
>>something to improve meeting efficiency. It was too short to discuss
>>agendas and make decisions at the same time. I feel I've got too short
>>time/background infos to think over the items/agendas that was added at
>>the last minute.
>> So I’d like to propose to freeze meeting agenda at least 1 week prior
>>to the meeting.
>> Explanation/discussion about agenda should be done before the meeting
>>and we’d better focus on decision itself at the meeting.
>> Any idea on this?
>> Best regards,
>> 신상희
>> ---
>> Shin, Sanghee
>> Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
>> http://www.gaia3d.com
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