The directors want to meet for a “study session” to go over a draft budget. Is this a board meeting? What is the definition of a meeting and why is it important?

A board meeting “happens” when a majority of the board meets to discuss or vote on association business that is the subject of ongoing board meetings or a planned agenda. An informal work study session attended by a majority is probably a “meeting.” The significance of labeling a gathering a meeting is that it requires the posting on common area of a notice and an agenda four days prior and members are entitled to attend. The idea is to compel boards to meet in the open.