Open Meetings Law
At the December board meeting, volunteers raised concern that I am not familiar with the laws regarding open meetings. It was suggested that the board look to ORS Chapter 192.610-192.690. http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/192.html However, as I have communicated to some concerned parties via email, those sections of the law relate to public governmental bodies and not to non-profits like KBOO.
ORS Chapter 65 http://landru.leg.state.or.us/ors/065.html is the section of Oregon law dealing with non-profits. It provides rules for the annual membership meeting and for special meetings of the members and also for actions taken by the board of directors which have different requirements. KBOO's bylaws also have rules for board meetings found at Article VI Chapter 13. http://kboo.fm/bylaws
I'm happy to discuss my interpretation of these provisions. In the spirit of KBOO's House Rules (can't find a link to these), I would hope that any discussion start from a positive place, with an assumption of good will. It is one thing to ask someone why she has chosen to act in a particular way. It is another to accuse someone of acting wrongly before seeking to reach understanding through respectful dialogue.
If you have a suggestion for board action, let me know. I think it's best if what you have to offer is something that you'd like to do, rather than something that you think someone else should be doing, but I'm not infalliable and hope to remain open to constructive comments and suggestions.