The Agenda

The president is responsible for conducting meetings effectively. A delicate balance is often required to follow the agenda and remain sensitive to members’ needs (Sample Agenda and Meeting Planner ).

“Model” agendas are available as resources, but the agenda is determined by the president. Be creative and plan it to achieve an orderly process for conducting the meeting.

The president should consult with officers and committee chairmen before the agenda is prepared to determine which reports need to be made (Association Meetings). The (corresponding) secretary distributes the agenda in writing to the membership in accordance with the bylaws, a minimum of ten (10) days prior to the meeting. Written notice must include the date, time, location, and proposed business to be considered at the meeting. Written notice for proposed bylaw amendments and election of officers must be given at least thirty (30) days in advance.

A PTA meeting should be managed in a manner that allows the business of the organization to be completed in a speedy and effective way.

agenda: written outline specifying the order of items to be addressed in a meeting.

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