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Re: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

Yes chuck. Current "old" and new councillors would be invited as far as I am 

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On 16/09/2009, at 22:02, "Gomes, Chuck" 
<cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

Thanks Adrian.  Would both of the events be restricted to Council members and 
Staff only or would they be open to others as well?

With regard to the Saturday morning introductions session, our weekend working 
sessions are generally open to anyone as observers.  It would seem to be okay 
if the same practice happened except we might want to just have those on the 
Council introduce themselves and discuss personal/constituency areas of 
concern.  Would this involve existing and new Councilors?

Regarding the Saturday evening social session, as you know well, anytime there 
is a session with free drinks, the number of participants can grow rapidly.  Is 
it your intent that this should be restricted to Councilors (new and old I 
presume) and ICANN Staff members who support the Council?


From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
[mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adrian Kinderis
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:47 AM
To: Council GNSO
Subject: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?


As most of you will remember, on behalf of the registrars, I suggested on the 
recent GNSO Council call that we should try to create a number (two) fora in 
which we could get together and interact on a social and informal level, 
especially in light of the introduction of new Councillors.

I am not sure how much detail is required but here are my previous suggestions 
that I sent Glen previously.

I think we should do two events.

The first would be to create an agenda item on the Saturday morning where we 
could simply go around the room and introduce ourselves and discuss openly any 
areas of concern - specifically to do with the Council itself (points of view, 
voting etc). I know the registrars for example would say that they are a little 
sick and tired of being pigeonholed simply because they have commercial 
interests. I'm sure other groups would have pet hates too.

Secondly I think we should have a social gathering on the Saturday evening 
(perhaps just a few pre-dinner drinks if the budget doesn't allow too much) 
where GNSO Councillors both new and old and ICANN staff (those that interact 
regularly with the Council perhaps) can gather once again for the purpose of 
getting to know new members better and, more importantly, for each Constituency 
(Stakeholder Group) be able to convey their distinct and perhaps unique 
perspectives on the Council and the issues that are before us. That said, it is 
a social event. It is more about getting to know the personalities that make up 
the GNSO Council.

I believe that we would need a show of support for these ideas in order for 
this to happen.

Can I please get your ideas/ thoughts/ suggestions or support to the list 


Adrian Kinderis

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