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Can a POA board of directors have a workshop meeting without notifying the association?
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Under the Texas Open Meetings Act, which applies to POA's, they may attend a social gathering that is unrelated to the body’s public business, regional, state, or national conventions or workshops, ceremonial events, or press conferences, as long as no formal actions are taken and the discussion of POA is only incidental to the event. See: Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. § 551.001(4). See Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. H-785 (1976) at 2 (breakfast meetings of governing body must be purely social without any discussion of public business).

So, as long as they are having a workshop where no POA business is discussed, except incidentally, it is permissible for them to have such workshops without notifying the Association as normally required under the open meetings act.

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