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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 53 (June 30, 2006) AGM
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 53

30 Jun 2006, Marrakech, Morocco

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2006-06-30
Committee: BOT
Document: 06-53
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: unlimited

The ISOC Board of Trustees met from 5:09 pm to 5:42 pm UMT on 30 June 2006 in Marrakech, Morocco.

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present:

Fred Baker
Steve Crocker
Rosa M. Delgado
Erik Huizer
Daniel Karrenberg
Veni Markovski
Desiree Miloshevic
Glenn Ricart
Stephen Squires
Lynn St. Amour (President)
Patrick Vande Walle
Pindar Wong (via telephone)

Apologies were received from Margaret Wasserman.

Also present was:

Franck Martin (incoming board member)
YAN Bao Ping (incoming board member)
Patrick Falstrum (incoming board member)
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Mike Nelson (VP Public Policy)
David McAuley (ISOC staff)
Peter Godwin (ISOC Staff)

Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.

A quorum was present.

I – Ratification of electronic votes

There were no electronic votes to ratify.

II – Acceptance of past minutes.

Steve moved to approve the minutes of the meetings of 10-11 February 2006 and 10 April 2006, Patrick seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Resolution 06-09: Approve the minutes of the 10-11 February 2006 and 10 April 2006 board meetings.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 10-11 February 2006 and 10 April 2006 board meetings are approved.

Steve moved to approve the minutes of the meeting of 24 April 2006, Glenn seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved except for Desiree and Fred, who abstained as they were not present at the meeting.

Resolution 06-10: Approve the minutes of the 24 April 2006 board meeting.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 24 April 2006 board meeting are approved.

III – Audit Committee report

Glenn provided an overview of the Audit Committee report and noted that the Auditors expressed an “unqualified opinion” (i.e., given without any reservations) on the financial statements of the Internet Society. He noted that the net assets at the end of the year were about $1.2 M and that this met the budget established by the Board. The board discussed what the future target level of assets (or cash) should be to maintain a healthy operating position. It was agreed that we would address the issue in the future and Glenn and Lynn were asked to bring back a proposal for Board review. Glenn moved that the board accept the 2005 audit report. Steve Crocker seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved except for Pindar, who abstained.

Resolution 06-11: Accept the Audit Report.
RESOLVED that the 2005 Audit Report is accepted.

V – 2005-2006 Nominations Committee report

Desiree noted that she had posted a copy of the Nominations Committee report and asked if anyone had any questions. There were none. She also noted that the report makes recommendations about modifying the current timing of the nominations process. Desiree said that there were many otherwise qualified nominees who were not affiliated with chapters or ISOC organizations. Patrick moved to accept the report of the Nominations Committee. Veni seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Resolution 06-12: Accept the Nominations Committee report.
RESOLVED that the Report of the 2005-2006 Nominations Committee is accepted.

VI – 2005-2006 Elections Committee report

Veni noted that he had posted a copy of the Elections Committee report. He noted that the percentage of the electorate that voted in the last election was lower than should be considered healthy. He said that most of the votes were received in the last 10 days of the voting period. He also said that the report included specific recommendations on the timing of the elections process and interacting with the organizational members and chapters to encourage voting. Glenn moved to accept the report of the Elections Committee and Eric seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Resolution 06-13: Accept the Elections Committee report.
RESOLVED that the Report of the 2005-2006 Elections Committee is accepted.

V – Thank the outgoing board members

Glenn moved to thank the outgoing board members. Erik seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Resolution 06-14: Thanking outgoing board members
RESOLVED that the board thanks the outgoing board members for their excellent work on behalf of the Internet Society.

Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 06-09: Approve the minutes of the 10-11 February 2006 and 10 April 2006 board meetings.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 10-11 February 2006 and 10 April 2006 board meetings are approved.

Resolution 06-10: Approve the minutes of the 24 April 2006 board meeting.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 24 April 2006 board meeting are approved.

Resolution 06-11: Accept the Audit Report.
RESOLVED that the 2005 Audit Report is accepted.

Resolution 06-12: Accept the Nominations Committee report.
RESOLVED that the Report of the 2005-2006 Nominations Committee is accepted.

Resolution 06-13: Accept the Elections Committee report.
RESOLVED that the Report of the 2005-2006 Elections Committee is accepted.

Resolution 06-14: Thanking outgoing board members
RESOLVED that the board thanks the outgoing board members for their excellent work on behalf of the Internet Society.