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Relationships with staff should remain
professional, collegial.
Board seating-Before rushing for a
seat, allow the officers and staff to select
where they feel most effective in their
roles. Respect seat assignments if they've
been made. Generally any guests sit
apart from the board table. Guests don't
have the floor unless called upon by the
presiding officer.
Time management-Respect the
time of others and allocate sufficient
time to fulfill the responsibilities of board

service. Don't be the person who walks in
late and asks, "Can you just catch me up?"
Guiding principles-Organizations
develop values or guiding principles over
time, often reflecting the vision of the
founders-for example, diversity, a spirit
of transparency, member-driven or a
professional image.
Listen-There is merit to the saying,
we have two ears and one mouth to
listen twice as much as speaking. Avoid
being the person who interrupts with, "I
just have a question." It characterizes a

THE BOARD MEETING
IS A SETTING
THAT BRINGS
TOGETHER DIVERSE
VOLUNTEERS FOR
THE PURPOSE OF
GOVERNANCE.

director who has not prepared or hasn't
been listening. To reduce interruptions jot
down any points and reserve them for the
appropriate discussion time.
Property-Protect the resources of
the organization. When making a spending
decision ask, "How will the members
perceive this?" At the end of one's term,
the organization's property (stationery,
credit card, loaned items) should be
returned.
Confidentiality-Things will be
read or said at meetings that should
remain confidential within the board, for
example, contracts or grievances. The
meeting is a place for open discussion so
long as confidentiality is assured. There
will be designated spokespersons to
communicate important points after the
meeting.
Authority-Directors must not
assume they have more authority than
comes with the position. Unless explicitly
appointed, volunteers, committees or
chapters don't have authority to speak for
the board.
Unity-Support the decisions of the
board; don't start a firestorm by speaking
or writing emails or letters against board
actions. Be careful about rehashing the
board meeting in the parking lot.
Gender neutral-Respect is an
important aspect of board meetings.
Avoid singling out people or groups.
Addressing everyone with respect

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016

The Latest Drinking Water Innovations
Potable Reuse of Water: A View from Arizona
Getting the Public on Board with Your Potable Water Reuse Plan
Recapturing Revenue from Water Loss
Water Depletion and the Customer
Boardroom Courtesy
From the President
Finance: Audit Requirements
Technology: The New System that Uses Sound to Alleviate Water Shortage
Emergency Management: Creating a Drought Response Plan
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop: An Old Familiar Tune
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - The Latest Drinking Water Innovations
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Potable Reuse of Water: A View from Arizona
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 20
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 21
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Getting the Public on Board with Your Potable Water Reuse Plan
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 25
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Recapturing Revenue from Water Loss
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Finance: Audit Requirements
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 34
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Technology: The New System that Uses Sound to Alleviate Water Shortage
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Emergency Management: Creating a Drought Response Plan
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 42
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Water Depletion and the Customer
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 44
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Boardroom Courtesy
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 46
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 47
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Regulatory Update
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 49
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 50
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Throwing My Loop: An Old Familiar Tune
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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