Oops would have been a better answer
I was going to give RMA a pass on blowing notice of this meeting due to the distractions of the flurry of activity to finalize their plan of action regarding the annexation letter, which it appears they handled admirably.
But the GM's flimsy assertion that they weren't obliged to give notice, and that hanging it inside the building before locking up for the weekend was adequate notice, is just flat wrong.
Here's the statutory notice requirement. Note that it applies to any time a majority of the board is discussing business other than confidential executive session matters. Note also that it requires four days' notice, not three, and that the notice be in a prominent place, not inside a locked building over the weekend.
(f) As used in this section, "meeting" includes any congregation of a majority of the members of the board at the same time and place to hear, discuss, or deliberate upon any item of business scheduled to be heard by the board, except those matters that may be discussed in executive session.
(g) Unless the time and place of meeting is fixed by the bylaws, or unless the bylaws provide for a longer period of notice, members shall be given notice of the time and place of a meeting as defined in subdivision (f), except for an emergency meeting, at least four days prior to the meeting. Notice shall be given by posting the notice in a prominent place or places within the common area and by ail to any owner who had requested notification of board meetings by mail, at the address requested by the owner. Notice may also be given, by mail or delivery of the notice to each unit in the development or by newsletter or similar means of communication.
Is the interior of a locked office a "prominent place in the common area?" NO. That is why the BOD adopted long ago a policy that the exterior bulletin board was the official posting location. The BOD also adopted a policy of supplying the press with a copy of the notice and agenda. Those were good policies. When were they changed?
Friday to Monday is, the way the law calculates notice time, three days. As your lawyer, Dave. He'll explain that you don't count the day that you mail or post; the next day is Day One.
The statement that "The association's bylaws do not require that the annual organization meeting be announced to the membership" is very worrisome. The bylaws cannot relieve the association from the duty to obey the lCivil Code.
To be clear, I do not think this was a deliberate effort to "ditch" the membership. It was a foulup, and forgivable as such. But it's just flat wrong and a dangerous mindset to pretend it was done right or that the association did not have a legal obligation to give four days' proper notice consistent with its own posting location and press notification policies.