If not, in most cases, they should be.
Follow these simple rules to ensure an accurate record of your meeting:
- Document those in attendance and those who are not;
- Capture motions and whether they passed or failed. Do not document how individuals voted;
- Summarize any discussions that take place concerning each agenda item (again, do not attached names to those discussions as to who set what, where, when); and
- Make sure you use a consent agenda to deliver reports of any standing committee or task force work.
When it comes to minutes, less is more!
For a great resource on board minutes go HERE.