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Annual Meeting

Sure, You Can Go for Electronic Voting. Should You?

The Answer, Frankly, Is “probably, but It Won’t Solve Everything.”  All three jurisdictions—Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Colum­bia—allow for electronic notice of meetings and electronic voting in condo­minium associations.  The Virginia and Maryland codes also explicitly permit elec­tronic notice and voting in homeowners’ associations, while the D.C. code is silent on the matter.   There are, however,

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Annual Meeting

Running an Effective Meeting

Preparation for any meeting whether a board, annual, or special meeting is essential to ensure the meeting runs efficiently and with minimal disruptions or distractions.  A well-run meeting allows its board to make the decisions necessary to run the association and keeps its members informed of important community devel­opments and decisions.  Following some of the

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Annual Meeting

Practical Tips to Achieve Quorum

Achieving quorum at membership meetings can be a challenge for many associations.   The quorum require­ment dictates the numbers of members who must be represented, in person or by proxy, to conduct business. The requirements can be found in applicable state statutes or the association’s governing documents.  Failing to achieve quorum is a waste of

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Legal

Using Robert’s Rules of Order Effectively

  What are Robert’s Rules of Order? Most people have heard of “Robert’s Rules of Order.”  Robert’s Rules is a set of parliamentary procedures for the effective administration of meetings.  Many association governing documents stipulate that meetings must be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules. Who was Robert anyway? Henry Martyn Robert was born in

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