As we move into winter in most parts of North America, the ability to move around easily is reduced by snow storms and icy roads. In addition, many Canadians will flee the northern areas for Florida and Hawaii. This can have a big impact on your meeting attendance, particularly for board meetings. If meetings have to be cancelled due to weather, then important decisions might be deferred.
Plan now to set-up your board members with software to make your meetings easier. There are many options. I am most familiar with Skype and GoToMeeting. Do a test run so that everyone is comfortable with the technology.
Sure, it is great to get everyone face to face, but in the winter it may be safer and more efficient to bring people together electronically.