Annual Meetings of most communities have narrow agendas to vote on various matters and discuss problems. We opted not to do that – mainly because an annual meeting is a chance to enlighten ALL residents and not just to answer concerns of owners. The Hallcrest philosophy is that its Board of Director (during their monthly meetings, which are open to all members of the community) should be the time to discuss concerns and make decisions. The annual meeting is a chance for presentations on major issues of interest to all, to distribute documents of interest to all, to meet new neighbors, answer questions. The election of a Board, the budget, the audit etc. can be disposed of in 10 to 15 minutes. Last year we had a major presentation by a panel of experts on foreclosures, short sales, credit problems, sales requirements, mortgages, legal matters, and public programs that help people concerned about such. Meeting like this usually attract about 100 residents… of course the desserts and refreshments help!