AlC wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:48 pm
How long ago was this recording vote?
Ask Mark Forbes, he told me about it.
Sorry to pooh pooh your idea, but a smartphone or GoPro is never going to pick up the voting and I would pity the poor (volunteer) Secretary who had to watch 10 hours of meeting to try and see around people to catch the voting.
You only turn on the video camera for a vote, one minute per vote, not ten hours. Sheesh.
If we could get the streaming thing working and had the video available to members for awhile, would that meet your goals? (No change in minutes, but members could watch the video for X months)?
Nope, not at all! Nobody has time to watch "ten hours" of streaming video. Publish the votes by each RD in the Minutes, collected in any way you may wish. Simple as that.
You've pointed to the trivial issue of where to hold the next meeting as the example of not having complete enough minutes? Isn't there a single substantive topic to point to?
This is not
a trivial issue to me! What gives you the right to dictate what is important to me? Or to anybody? Publish the RD voting record!
You can give every RD a sheet of printer paper, numbered one to fifteen (if there are to be fifteen votes) on the page. Each RD marks each item Yea or Nay, for each issue, to record their vote. Anybody who can not do that at a meeting probably has no business being there in the first place. That should not slow things down too much. I don't care how you record the voting, just be accurate and complete.
Have the BOD pass this issue: If there is no complete record of RD voting on an issue, then the issue is unresolved. Try again next time.
You say I can get the voting record from the minutes, and I just proved that nobody
can do that. If the issue got a vote by the BOD, then it MUST BE an important issue.
Work with me here. You have a BOD member who is willing to listen but is frankly skeptical that there is a significant improvement to be made. The minutes as they exist today seem quite complete and thorough.
No, the minutes are NOT complete, NOR thorough. The minutes are sketchy, at best, where RD votes are concerned.
And remember, this is all volunteer effort. Something that is 'better', as fast, and not expensive would be interesting and in keeping with positions I have brought forward in the past.
Hard to believe that nobody
in California can find or write up a voting program of some sort. That way would be fast, accurate, easy, and maybe Open Source (free).
Please publish the RD voting record in the Minutes. We need to see if our RDs vote for their region's interests, or maybe something else. "If everybody agrees, then somebody is not thinking."