To view PDF files, you must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available as a free download:
The Meeting Minutes Checklist (PDF 155KB) provides a list of items that should be included in the minutes of a board meeting. Pages 6 to 8 in Running Effective Meetings Guidebook (PDF 802KB) provides sample meeting minutes.
It is important to keep an accurate record of meetings so actions and policies approved at meetings can be referred to later. Meeting minutes also serve as the legal record of the decisions made by an organization and are therefore admissible in court. Proper documentation of meeting discussions can be the first step in mitigating risk to the organization. Meeting Minutes: Best Practices (PDF 572 KB) outlines the importance of good record keeping.