Statement before the Glenn A. Walsh
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2009 May 18
Good evening. I am
Glenn A. Walsh of
Last month, the
scheduled ACLA Board meeting was cancelled. Apparently, someone thought the
current financial condition of
With the possible exception of one Summer month and perhaps a holiday month, most Boards of Directors of major organizations hold meetings once a month—at the least! This is required for proper oversight of the functions and fiduciary responsibilities of the organization.
Canceling regularly-scheduled meetings is a bad idea for several reasons:
1) Canceling meetings reduces input of Board members into the organization and reduces representation of the Board members who represent constituencies.
2) Canceling meetings discourages public attendance, particularly if the public finds out about the cancelled meeting upon reaching the meeting room.
3) Canceling meetings reduces input of the general public into the organization. Fewer meetings mean fewer opportunities for the public to speak.
I thought each member
of the Board of Directors of the