Board Meeting and Committees


adhere to
adhere to /æd'hiə/
(v) to follow, to pay attention to
Example: The chairman never adhered to his own rules

agenda /əˈdʒendə/
(n) The next item on the agenda is the publicity budget.
Example: The agenda was sent out three weeks ago so that everyone could prepare for the meeting

bring up
bring up N/A
to introduce a topic
Example: Can you bring up the main menu again?

conclude /kənˈkluːd/
(v) to decide or believe something as a result of what you have heard or seen
Example: After long discussions, the board has concluded that the project has to be canceled

go ahead
go ahead /ˈɡəʊ əhed/
(n, v) to proceed with
Example: The manager was just waiting for the go ahead from her boss before mailing the report

goal /ɡəʊl/
(n) purpose
Example: Employees are expected to analyze and evaluate their annual goals

lengthy /ˈleŋkθi/
(adj) very long, and often too long, in time or size
Example: After lengthy discussions, the chairperson was reelected for another term

matter /ˈmætə(r)/
(n) a subject or situation that you must consider or deal with
Example: If there are no other matters to discuss, we will conclude the meeting

periodically /ˌpɪəriˈɒdɪkli/
(adv) happening fairly often and regularly
Example: The group tried to meet periodically

priority /praɪˈɒrəti/
(n) something that you think is more important than other things and should be dealt with first
Example: Since the remaining issues were not a priority, the group decided to move them to the next week's agenda

progress /ˈprəʊɡres/
(n, v) the process of improving or developing
Example: The executive committee asked each group to present a report showing their progress for the year

waste /weɪst/
(v, n) to use more of something than is necessary or useful
Example: Without a leader, the group members wasted time and energy trying to organize themselves