Number of Representation From Each Family

by Anna
(New Haven, CT)





Should there be a certain number of family members from one family? We have this problem with a family bringing four members to every meeting and taking over. Help!

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Sep 13, 2010
Equal Opportunity Votes
by: Lydia

It sure seems like you'd want equal representation from each family branch on the planning committee(s). But you don't really want to offend any one or discourage participation in any way, either.

I think my approach would be to invite (or assign) each family branch to be a part of the committe. And let the "extras" participate in the planning and discussions. BUT. When it comes to decision time, each family branch gets only one vote. That way 5 (people from one branch) against 2 (people from 2 branches) would really be 1 (vote) against 2 (votes). Make sense?

Please report back and let us know what you decide to do.

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