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

20 April 2009
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2009-04-20
Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-09-03
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
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Present:
Daniel Karrenberg (Chair)
Ted Hardie (Treasurer)
Lynn St.Amour
Franck Martin
Desiree Miloshevic

Also present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Monday 20 April, 2009 from 3:05 – 3:56 PM US EDT by teleconference.

I. Opening Comments from the Chair
No comments.

II. Review May Board teleconference agenda
Lynn provided an update on the work items that will be covered on the May call.

Relative to the investment policy, Ted said that the board needed to give Greg the leeway to react to changing conditions in the investment policy based on clear guidance from the board that the investment should be directed to capital preservation.

Lynn said that she planned to make the board materials available two weeks before the May board teleconference.

Lynn then reviewed the other proposed agenda items for the board teleconference. The excom discussed the possible agenda items.

The excom agreed to put the board management and governance topic on the telecom agenda as the last item.

Daniel asked that the plans for organizational membership efforts be added to the agenda as well. Franck asked that an update of the plans for other membership efforts be included during the face to face meeting in Stockholm.

III. Major operational issues report
Lynn reported that ISOC has hired 12 of the 13 people that were approved in the budget.

She also reported that the IANA related report that was called for during the last board meeting had been delayed pending a meeting between the IETF management and the US DoC. That has now occurred and she expects to have a charter and a membership list for the group soon.

Daniel asked if someone would volunteer to develop discussion materials on ISOC’s goals for distribution to the excom. Ted and Desiree agreed to work on some materials.

IV. Follow-up discussion on the Board
Management Governance Discussion from the last Board meeting

none

V. NTIA NOI
(Is any specific action needed by the board to support ISOC’s response to the NTIA NOI?)

Desiree asked what the process will be for developing ISOC’s response to the upcoming NTIA notice of inquiry? Lynn said that Bill would be consulting with ISOC’s normal constituencies to develop a high level statement and rational for ISOC’s response.Lynn suggested and Daniel agreed that the topic should be added to the May teleconference agenda. Lynn said that the materials for this topic would not be available two weeks before the call. Daniel agreed that the staff should produce the materials when they can. Lynn suggested that there may be parts of the NOI response that can be developed more quickly than others.

VI. July Board meeting timetable
Lynn reviewed the proposed timing of the July board meeting. The excom agreed to the proposed schedule and asked that it be posted to the board list.

VII. AOB
Franck suggested highlighting the international nature of the ISOC board and staff in the annual report. The excomm agreed that this would be a good thing to do.