We are a small community and we haven’t had our annual meeting this year because we’re having trouble getting a quorum so we can’t vote for new board members (the current ones have decided to stay on until we can hold a successful election) and we have delayed our annual meeting three times now because of this
Does anyone here know what we can do? Can we ignore the quorum requirement and just go ahead with the meeting/election? Is there any way we can encourage more people to come to the meeting?
First of all – I know where your coming from. We have had this exact same problemin the past. I dont recommend ignoring the quorum requirement bcos that would jhust make your election and any other action taken during the meeting invalid. In our cases we eventually got a quorum after some choice incentives we advertised to homeowners (free food, drinks, a raffle). Perhaps you can implement somethin like that in your POA too.
Ignoring your quorum requirement is just about the worst thing you could do right now. The quorum requirement is there for a reason. If you break it, none of the things that take place at the meeting are considered valid. If you run into this issue frequently, might I suggest revising your CC&R’s to lower the quorum requirement?
The way I see it, interest is your chief issue here. Maybe you should tackle that first. Do a survey, host some get-togethers so people can get acquainted… use all the tricks you have to get people talking.