Newly proposed agenda items appear in the consent agenda. Any member present at the meeting may pull an item out of the consent agenda for discussion, at which point it goes under "New Business". If nobody objects to the solutions presented by the consent agenda, everything in the consent agenda passes by consensus. Items that have more than one proposed solution should be moved to the "New Business" section.
Any member may edit the "NEXT Meeting of the Board of the Directors - Agenda/Minutes" in the Board Meeting wiki page and place an item on the agenda. However, discussion of agenda items should be done via Slack. The cut-off time for addition to or revision of the consent agenda items is 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please note, agenda items (Consent, New, or Old) that request spending $250 or more must include a section on "Relevance to our tax exempt purpose".
The format of an Agenda Item is listed below.
Item# <short name of item> (Submitters name)
Problem: Description of the problem that needs to be solved
Solution: Solution of the problem including the budget, time frame and advantages over current solution
Relevance to our tax exempt status: Does this help us gain additional members, expand programming, etc
Proposed Motion: What is the actual motion being submitted. For example voting to spend XXX on YYY or Voting to change rule AAA to rule BBB, etc.
Its a good idea to attend the board meeting so you can present the motion and be there for any discussions.