Minutes of the Meetings of the Executive Committee of the Internet Society

12 September 2011
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2011-09-12
Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-11-08
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
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Present:
Eric Burger
Raul Echeberria
Eva Frolich
Lynn St.Amour

Apologies were received from Philip Smith and Jonathan Zittrain.

Also present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Elizabeth Oluoch (ISOC staff)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Monday 12 September, 2011 from 7:04 AM to 7:28 AM US EDT by teleconference.

I. Opening Comments
Raul asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items. No one indicated any conflicts. He also asked if anyone had any request to add to the agenda. Lynn said that there were a few topics she would like to cover for the Sept 19th board agenda.

Raul said that these would be added to the AOB section.

II. Approve the Minutes of the August 22 Exec-committee meeting.
The excom approved the draft minutes as presented.

III. Comments on the Bylaws discussion
Eric said that he was reaching out to ISOC people who had been around for the last bylaws revision. He said that he was a few weeks behind but hoped to catch up soon. He said that he would send a written process description to the committee members soon.

IV. Meeting schedules
Eva noted that there is a mismatch between the quarterly financial reports and the current three times per year board meeting. She said that it would be good to think about the mismatch when scheduling board meetings in the future. The Excom discussed possible timings of board meetings in relation to when the quarterly reports might be complete. Lynn said that she did not think it was necessary to tie the Board meetings to the quarterly reporting schedule as there is now a Finance Committee with the responsibility to review these reports and then send them to the full Board.

V. AOB
Lynn noted that it was important that the members of the ISOC nomcom be appointed during the upcoming board call and that the search criteria should also be finalized. Lynn said that the Fincom was reviewing the business plan, but given the relatively recent establishment of the FinComm they were not likely to be in a position to recommend approval of the business plan this year. Eva agreed and said that she would be able to report to the full board during next week’s board call. Lynn said that she would be sending a draft agenda for the Dakar board meeting to the excom in the next day or two.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 AM EDT.