We also have a board meeting every three months. I take minutes for both of these business meetings. Well, the great thing about being a recorder for a writers' group is that the agenda is so complete all I have to do is have it on my laptop during the meeting and record the answers to the questions. I have even sent the minutes to the board within minutes of the meeting's end.
Along with having a group like this is you have to follow some government mandated rules and have policies and procedures. I took on the job of updating the "Protocols and Policies."
In my previous life, I was a technical writer. Although it's been 16 years since I was in this job, whenever I am handed a task such as updating protocol and policies (or any kind of paperwork for that matter), the technical writer escapes and runs rampant.
So the bad thing about being a recorder for a writers' group is that the Protocols and Policies are currently written in a prose format like a creative writer tends to do. The technical writer in me is screaming at this formatting nightmare and has proceeded to change the formatting of the whole thing.
The technical writer in me wants to take a big red pen and eliminate all the prose wording, because anyone reading protocol and policies will not care about "making reservations for a luncheon in which to engage in social interaction." Technical writing is nitty-gritty, get down to business, don't confuse the reader sort of writing. There are no flouncy, descriptive words to engage the reader. It's dry reading, but the reader should be able to quickly find what they are looking for without wading through a swamp of prose.
Then the multi-tasking mother who doesn't have extra time to waste comes out in me and tells me to just make the changes on the document they gave you and tell them about how it could be in case they reject your idea to reformat and rewrite the whole thing and then you would have wasted your time and do you really want to spend time rewriting the whole thing anyway.
The creative writer in me has nothing to say; she's busy sitting on the technical writer.