"The whole strata community owes a huge debt of gratitude to you and the OCN executive. Much appreciated."
4.6.4 Decision making is a process
Some executive committees are run by division and vote gathering, some by consensus, and others use a mix of the two.
A good meeting allows every member to have a say, and a decision is reached for each issue. This may lead to a vote. One way to structure your executive committee is to have an odd number of members. This means that assuming all attend and none abstain from voting you will not have a tie (which is the same as no decision).