The purpose of your meeting is to disseminate information and vote on key issues. The meeting should be designed to increase the goodwill of the chapter. Everything else will just pollute the meeting and should not be included. There are two parts to a chapter meeting, the preparation and the execution. The actual meeting must have a set start time and end time. Begin the meeting exactly at the start time out of respect to those who showed up on time. Do not repeat information for those who come late. It is the job of the president to make sure that meeting does not run past the stated end time. Again, realize that the meeting is primarily an information session. As such, don't let the brothers or sisters debate decisions during the chapter meeting. Calmly suggest that they speak to the committee chairperson after the meeting. The debates should take place in committee meetings. That is their purpose.
“The Chapter President –Preparing Sorority and Fraternity Leaders for the Unexpected”
by Patrick Daley