The Surprisingly Simple Way to Keep Meeting Minutes

 
 
The Surprisingly Simple Way to Keep Meeting Minutes
 
 
 

If your company is a C Corporation, then you're likely required to hold an annual board meeting.

Not quite sure how to do that? Here's how to hold a board meeting.

The records of what goes on during these meetings are called Minutes. The minutes are the legal record of your board meeting.

 

How to keep minutes

Once a quorum is present and the meeting is adjourned, your board Secretary will need to keep meeting minutes. This is not a personal assistant type of secretary, but the elected position Secretary held. by a board of directors member.

Meeting minutes are presumed to be accurate and can be used as evidence in court. Board members can be subject to legal liability for their words and actions. That means it's very important to take notes of board discussions accurately to reflect the nature of the conversation. It's also a good idea to keep information relatively vague to avoid legal complications and only use board member names when they offer a motion.

It's a good idea to have your company lawyer there as well. She'll make sure you follow all the legal requirements and help minimize board liability as much as possible.

 

What to include

Meeting date

Start time

Quorum

Names of the board members present

The current agenda

Motions

Voting

Next Steps

Next meeting date and time

End time

 
 

 

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