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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 86 (May 09, 2011)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 86

09 May 2011, Teleconference

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2011-05-09
Committee: BOT
Document: 11-86
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: unlimited

INTERNET SOCIETY
86th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, May 9, 2011.

The ISOC Board of Trustees met from 3:07 PM to 4:59 PM EDT on 9 May 2011 via teleconference

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present:

Eric Burger
Narelle Clark
Raul Echeberria
Eva Frolich
Daniel Karrenberg
Bob Hinden
Alejandro Pisanty
Philip Smith
Lynn St.Amour
Bert Wijnen
Jonathan Zittrain

Apologies were received from Khaled Koubaa.

Also present were:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
ISOC staff
Observers

Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.

I. Agenda and Ratifications

Raul brought the meeting to order at 3:07 PM EDT on 9 May 2011.Raul welcomed the trustees to the meeting and asked if any trustee had any conflicts of interest with any of the topics on the agenda. No one indicated any conflicts. Eva moved to approve the minutes of the 85th meeting of the ISOC board. Philip seconded the motion, which passed unanimously

Resolution 11-11: Approval of the minutes of the 85th ISOC Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 85th meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees held in Prague, 2-3 April 2011 are approved

II. Q1 Accomplishments and Financial Overview

PURPOSE: Q1 2011 Business Performance and Financial Review (Includes PIR and IETF Updates)Lynn provided an update to the status of the Society relative to the 2011 Business Plan and budget.Greg Kapfer reviewed, and the board discussed, the high-level comments in the Q1 financial review.

III. 2012 -2014 Business Planning Update

PURPOSE: Status update and context for the 2012-2014 Business Plan Lynn introduced, and the board discussed, an update of the status of the 2012-2014 Business Plan by Scott Hoyt. The board also discussed the timing of next year’s business plan.

IV. Conflict of Interest Policy – G. Kapfer

PURPOSE: Approve the Revised Conflict of Interest PolicyThe board discussed the proposed update to the ISOC conflict of interest policy provided to the board by Greg Kapfer.

Daniel moved to approve the revised Conflict of Interest Policy. Bob seconded the motion, which passed unanimously

Resolution 11-12: Approve the revised Conflict of Interest Policy
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board approves the revised Conflict of Interest Policy

V. Continuation of Governance discussion from the April Board Meeting

PURPOSE:

(1). Clarify expectations for next Board meeting (format and strategic focus)

(2). Review list of suggestions sent to Board Chair per request at last meetingRaul proposed to discuss this issue on-line.  Lynn noted that it would be good to get the structure of the board meeting resolved soon enough for the agenda of the next Board meeting to be finalized and materials prepared in a timely manner. The Board agreed to this plan.

VI. Board discussion on the Board vacancy

PURPOSE: To discuss current vacancy on the ISOC BoardRaul said that he does not feel that anything has changed since the board last discussed the issue. Alejandro reminded the Board that the Board had suggested asking the AC for their opinion on what should be done since the departing Trustee had been selected by the organizational members.  Raul agreed to do so.

VII. AOB

a/ Raul noted that he had forwarded Lynn’s note about relocating to the US to the Board.  He asked that anyone who had any questions about this to post the questions to the board list.

b/ Narelle asked that the ISOC Board web site to be updated to list the location and time of the October Board meeting.The meeting moved to closed session at 4:42 PM EDT.

VIII. Selecting a PIR Board Member

Lynn and the Board discussed candidates for the PIR Board.Daniel moved to adjourn. Bert seconded the motion.  There being no objection, the meeting was adjourned at 4:59 PM EDT.

Summary of Action Items

Lynn will share more info on the US State Department grant effort with the
Board.

Raul will ask the AC their opinion on what process should be used to fill
the remainder of Larry’s term.

Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 11-11: Approval of the minutes of the 85th ISOC Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 85th meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees held in Prague, 2-3 April 2011 are approved

Resolution 11-12: Approve the revised Conflict of Interest Policy
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board approves the revised Conflict of Interest Policy