The Twin Cities group (we call it a board) meets once a month, usually on
a Tuesday evening, but occasionally on a Sunday afternoon.
Sundays are usually a last resort when we can't find a week night
that everyone is available. Meetings are usually 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
A separate, teachers' committee meets about once a month (sometimes less
frequently). A member of the teachers' committee is chosen by the
teachers to be the teachers' committee representative on the board. This
person is a voting member of the board. I would say the teachers have a
great deal of input into branch activities.
The board also consists of a president, vice-president, secretary,
treasurer, and two to four members at large. Besides the teachers
committee, most other committees are ad hoc rather than standing. They
meet separately, sometimes sending a member to the board meeting (if there
isn't a board member on that committee) if there is something to report.
Board members pretty well reflect the range of ages of our membership
(which consists of around 65 people). Right now board members range in
age from late twenties to early sixties.
Lara Friedman~Shedlov "Thwart not the librarian!"
On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Jan Wilson wrote:
> How often do Branch committees meet? When do they meet? How long do > meetings usually take? Are sub-committees always present at meetings? Do > teachers have much input and/or voting rights? > > For some years the Sydney Branch have been holding meetings every six weeks > and usually on a Sunday afternoon - from about 1.30 to 6.00 p.m. It is > difficult to get people to nominate for the committee as the majority feel > that they are not prepared to give up their weekends on a regular basis. I > am interested to know how other Branches operate and would also be > interested to know the average age of other committees. >