Minutes of Board Meeting No. 44

17 Jan 2005, Conference Call

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2005-01-17
Committee: BOT
Document: 05-44
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: unrestricted

The ISOC Board of Trustees met via teleconference from 10:06 am to 12:14 pm US EST on 17 January 2005, proper notice having been provided to the Board of the meeting.

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present on the conference call:

Fred Baker
Steve Crocker
Rosa M. Delgado
Erik Huizer
Veni Markovski
Desiree Miloshevic
Glenn Ricart
Lynn St. Amour (President)
Stephen Squires
Patrick Vande Walle
Margaret Wasserman

Apologies were received from Pindar Wong.

Also present were:

Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Lynn DuVal (ISOC Director of Finance)
Jim Galvin (VP Chapters and Individual Members)
Peter Godwin (Senior Program Manager/Communications Manager)
Ed Juskevicius (AC Chair)
Mirjam Kuehne (Senior Program Manager)
David McAuley (Membership Manager)
Mike Nelson (VP Public Policy)

The Chair of the ISOC board called the meeting to order at: 10:06 am US EST.

I – PIR Review

Glenn reported on the status of PIR. He mentioned that Ed put together a very good packet of information for the new board members and that PIR was putting together a detailed description of the PIR money flows. Glenn noted that there would be a teleconference of the ISOC PIR committee this afternoon.

Lynn said that she thought that it was time to carefully review all of the commitments that were made to ICANN during the .org bid process, including the commitments that PIR, Afilias and the ISOC individually are responsible for.

II – IETF Administrative Restructuring Update

Steve reported to the board on the activities of the ISOC’s IASA Committee. He said that the committee held a conference call last week where the topics included the IETF intellectual property rights (IPR) issues and the draft IETF administrative reorganization document. He said that the IPR issues were under discussion within the IETF’s IASA Transition Team (IASA TT) and he felt that they would be worked out. Steve also reported on the activities of the IETF’s IASA Transition Team (IASA TT). He said that the team had been working on the description for the IAD job, which will be published shortly, and on working on the possibility of Neustar buying Foretec and taking over the IETF Secretariat operation for a limited period of time. He said that a public announcement of the Neustar discussions would be made soon.

III – Review of open Committee/Project Proposals:

(A) Project Funding Proposal
David McAuley reviewed the project funding proposal that he and Jim Galvin sent to the board. The proposal sets up a committee to review project proposals from ISOC Chapters and members. The board discussed the percentage of support for a project that ISOC should provide assuming that the basic idea was that the ISOC would provide matching funds. A number of board members said that they felt that the ISOC matching support should be in the range of 25% to 50%.

(B) Project Proposal Committee
Desiree mentioned that she had sent a note to the board list about a project proposal committee. The topic will be further discussed on the list.

(C) Chapter Committee
Patrick said that he would soon propose a revised charter for a Chapter Committee.

IV – ISOC BoT NomComm Update

Margaret reported that the call for nominations will be sent to the ISOC list within the next day or two. Margaret moved to excuse Pindar from the NomComm due to his extended absence. Glenn seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

Resolution 05-01: Excusing Pindar from the ISOC BoT NomComm
RESOLVED that Pindar be excused from the ISOC BoT NomComm.

V – ISOC Board and Fundraising

Steve said that he felt that the ISOC needed to undertake a focused fundraising effort (capital campaign). He said that the ISOC needed to be able to articulate a good strategic plan to do so. Lynn reported that she and the staff were working on a strategic operating plan based on the results of the board’s strategic retreat and that Lyman Chapin had been engaged to support this effort. A number of board members volunteered to work with Steve and Lynn to develop the idea for a focused fundraising effort for presentation to the board.

The call was adjourned at 12:14 pm.

Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 2005-1: Excusing Pindar from the ISOC BoT NomComm
RESOLVED that Pindar be excused from the ISOC BoT NomComm.

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