Volume 22, Issue Number 2, Winter 2016

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Condo Etiquette

Condo Etiquette is a regular Condovoice feature whereby condo residents, owners and directors can share their thoughts on a variety of common (or not so common!) condo etiquette situations. For this issue, we asked readers:

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Share Your AGM Experience:
What advice would you give to someone who is preparing to attend their very first Annual General Meeting?

Advice for Directors

1. Take notes. This shows owners that you care and gives you a point of reference for follow-up. – Marc B.

2. Have the current Board introduce themselves and new owners at the AGM. – Anonymous

3. Let the chair, chair and speak only when it is appropriate. Don't let yourself get baited into going off topic. – Anonymous

4. Listen. – Jan A.

5. Hiding will only make it worse, LOL – Anonymous

6. Advertise. Run a door prize to attract participation. – Henry J.

Advice for Owners

1. If there are police present, do what they say! – Anonymous

2. The auditor is not the enemy! – Anonymous

3. It is okay to leave if New Business gets tiresome. The only official business that can be conducted is that which is on the agenda anyway. – Joan T.

4. Appreciate that your Board is made up of volunteers. This is your chance to express your concerns and ask questions, but do so respectfully. – Ben G.

5. Don't be the person who frustrates everyone by ignoring the agenda and going off on a tangent! – Anonymous

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