Minutes is a written report on the various sessions: meetings, trials, as well as a document that confirms the execution of some tasks and describes its course, for example: an observation report, an acceptance report, and many more. Minutes is an official document, opposed to normal report is a subject to strict rules.
The most frequently a minute-taker during the meeting makes only notes, and the final version of the text is made later.
Header (“Protocol of …”);
The date and place of the meeting;
Participants – a list of names (if a group was very large, an attendance list should be included);
Pointing out agenda;
Information about the start;
Course of the meeting (who was taking the floor, the subject of discussion, what were arguments and counterarguments, how long the meeting lasted, how it proceeded, what decisions were made, etc.);
Conclusions, findings, postulates (e.g. “At the meeting it was decided that …”);
Information on completion;
Signatures of the chairman (on the right side) and the minute-taker (on the left side);