Minutes are not meant to be detailed accounts of who said what but a way to convey distilled, pertinent information, especially actionable items (i.e., motions)
Minutes should be
- well laid out
- easy to follow
- clear about what decisions were made
- written in plain business language
Nancy provided information about the leadership development course. Frank asked about the cost. Nancy informed us that it was $1,760. Joe thought that was a bit too expensive and asked if grants were available. Peter described what funding is available. Nancy felt that folks should look into the course.
The information would be better presented like this:
Information about the Leadership Development Program was presented. The total cost is $1,760. Applications to the Congregational Learning Fund.