A club or organization meeting is one of the most important and most frequent events each group will hold. Due to that it is critical that the meetings be useful and effective for all the members. Meetings help to set the tone, standards and expectations for the group but can sometimes be counterproductive.
Everyone dreads attending a meeting if it is going to be boring, unproductive, or will last too long. With a bit of preparation and advance planning, meetings can be extremely successful.
Meetings have many purposes. They give members a chance to discuss goals and keep updated on current events of the organization. They provide an opportunity for the group to pull resources together for decision making. In addition, meetings provide an opportunity for members to come together and get to know each other. Careful planning and thorough follow-up can help make the meetings successful and productive. It is the club secretary's job to record and submit all meeting minutes through Presence and to take attendance, see videos below.
After the Meeting
Parliamentary Procedure is a set of rules for conducting a meeting. It allows everyone to be heard and make decisions without confusion. It means democratic rule, flexibility, protection of rights and a fair hearing for everyone. Given its nature, parliamentary procedure can be adapted to fit the needs of any club or organization.
For a detailed set of rules, consult Robert’s Rule of Order and Parliamentary Procedure at a Glance.
Interested in being on the E-Board of one of your clubs? Well there are two important items to keep in mind while deciding.
1. Think about why you want the position. What can you bring? This will help you develop your ideas and goals for the position
2. Consider all the commitments you already have. Do you have the time to commit to the position? You can write out your commitments and the approximate time they will take in a week. This will help you determine if you have the time for the basics of the position in addition to all the extra work you’d want to do to accomplish your goals.
Add new people to your club roster on Presence using the video below.
To reserve the SGA Office for a club service please fill out the
Please print and submit any and all forms to the SGA Office Manager, Amanda Schuler, in the SGA Office (Campus Center 316) or send via email.
These are informational, step by step, instructions on how to fill out MCLA/SGA forms. These forms are for clubs and organizations to efficiently process payments and requests.