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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 100 (January 21, 2013)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 100

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2013-01-21
Committee: BOT
Document: 13-100
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: unlimited

100th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, January 21, 2013.

The ISOC Board of Trustees met from 4:06 PM to 6:00 PM US EST on Monday January 21, 2013 via teleconference.

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present:

  • Eric Burger
  • Narelle Clark
  • Keith Davidson
  • Raul Echeberria
  • Dave Farber
  • Eva Frolich
  • Bob Hinden
  • Jason Livingood
  • Lynn St.Amour
  • Theresa Swinehart
  • Rudi Vansnick
  • Bert Wijnen
  • Alain Aina was not able to join because of technical difficulties.

Also present:

  • Scott Bradner (Secretary)
  • ISOC staff

Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.

I. Welcome

Eva called the meeting to order at 4:06 PM.  She asked if anyone had any conflicts of interest with any of the items on the agenda.  No one indicated any conflicts.  She made note of the fact that this was the 100th meeting of the ISOC Board.

II. Minutes

Eric moved to approve the minutes of the 99th board meeting.

Bert seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Resolution 13-01: Approval of the minutes of the 99th board meeting

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 99th board meeting held via teleconference on 19 November 2012 are approved.

III. Governance & Strategic Planning Retreat Update

Purpose: An update on the February 2013 ISOC Board of Trustees Retreat

Eva discussed the upcoming Board retreat.

IV. President & CEO Report

PURPOSE: Review key strategic and operational items

(a) 2012 Financial Forecast – early review

Greg Kapfer introduced, and the Board discussed, the updated 2012 Financial Forecast that was provided to the Board.

(b) 2013 Business Plan and Goals Update

Karen Rose reviewed, and the Board discussed, the staff response to the Board’s request to reduce the growth in the ISOC budget that had been provided to the Board.

(c) Staff Survey Report

Lynn reviewed, and the Board discussed, the high level status of the staff survey report that had been provided to the Board.  She said that the survey results would be provided to the Board in time for the March Board meeting.

Bob asked about the status of the Internet Endowment.  Lynn provided a brief update and said that a full report would be provided to the Board for the March Board meeting.

Raul joined the meeting at this time.

V. Post WTSA and WCIT Debrief

PURPOSE:

(a). Post WTSA and WCIT debrief

(b). WTPF outlook/expectations

Constance Bommelaer introduced, and the Board discussed, the Post WTSA and WCIT Debrief memo that had been provided to the Board.

The meeting moved to closed session at about 5:30 PM

VI. PIR Update – Financial and Key Programs

Maarten Botterman and Brian Cute provided, and the Board discussed, an update on PIR’s status and plans.

Narelle left the call at this point.

VIII. Update on Phase 2-By-laws discussion

PURPOSE: Status updates on phase 2 of the proposed changes to the ISOC Bylaws

The Board discussed the status of the By-Laws efforts.

The meeting moved to open session at 6:01 PM.

Eric moved to create a By-Laws Working Group.  Dave seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Resolution 13-02: Create a By-Laws Working Group

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approves the creation of a By-Laws Working Group, reporting to the Board of Trustees, and adopts its Charter which will be made public by posting on the Internet Society’s website

IX. AOB

IX a/ Approval of 2013 IAB slate

Rudi moved to approve the 2013 IAB slate. Jason seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Resolution 13-03: Approve the 2013 IAB slate

RESOLVED, that the 2013 IAB slate consisting of the following individuals is approved:

  • Alissa Cooper
  • Joel Halpern
  • Russ Housley
  • Eliot Lear (for a one year term)
  • Xing Li
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Dave Thaler

The ISOC Board thanks the IETF NomCom and its Chair, Matthew Lepinski, for their time and hard work.

IX b/ Nominations Committee Report

PURPOSE: Report of ISOC’s Board of Trustee Nominations Committee

Keith provided an update on the work of the Nominations Committee.  He reported that a sufficient number of nominations had been received by the deadline and that the Nomcom was starting their review process.

Bert moved to adjourn. Keith seconded the motion.  There being no objection, the meeting adjourned at 6:12.

Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 13-01: Approval of the minutes of the 99th board meeting RESOLVED that the minutes of the 99th board meeting held via teleconference on 19 November 2012 are approved.

Resolution 13-02: Create a By-Laws Working Group RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approves the creation of a By-Laws Working Group, reporting to the Board of Trustees, and adopts its Charter which will be made public by posting on the Internet Society’s website

Resolution 13-03: Approve the 2013 IAB slate RESOLVED, that the 2013 IAB slate consisting of the following individuals is approved:

  • Alissa Cooper
  • Joel Halpern
  • Russ Housley
  • Eliot Lear (for a one year term)
  • Xing Li
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Dave Thaler

The ISOC Board thanks the IETF NomCom and its Chair, Matthew Lepinski, for their time and hard work.