I really like the idea of conducting the bulk of our member-meeting discussions online.
In this model, an agenda item would only make it to an in-person member meeting after it has gone through a round of online discussion. The online discussion would allow interested parties to get familiar with the topic and develop it in a less time-sensitive environment.
I originally thought that the decisions around these discussions could then be formalised in the in-person meetings.
I guess, though, that for smaller items, a purely online vote would probably be sufficient.
This is probably highlighting that we need to define which kinds of decisions require in-person votes vs online votes.