Asking for something to be added to the agenda is also no guarantee that it will be discussed at the meeting. The trustees would have to agree to add it to the agenda, which they will only do if they consider it appropriate. If you attended the meeting and there was an “any other business” item, you could raise it yourself, but you would have to be there to do so.
One cannot participate in a meeting by letter. The essence of a meeting is its interactive nature. The opportunity must exist to change other people’s minds and have yours changed through discussion. Whether it is a sectional title scheme or a homeowners’ association, you have to be at a meeting, or be represented by a proxy, to have any chance of influencing the decisions taken.
Article reference: Paddocks Press: Volume 7, Issue 4, Page 1
Anton Kelly is one of the course conveners of the University of Cape Town (Law@Work) Sectional Title Scheme Management course. Next course starts, 18 June 2012. For more information please contact Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 447 4130.
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