Re: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?
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- Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:23:58 -0400
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I would support both sessions on the condition that both are closed and
participation is limited to Councilors and relevant staff. (I wouldn't
necessarily object to including Constituency officers.)
I also believe the morning session should be neither recorded nor transcribed.
Neither is conducive to the level of candor that the productivity of the
Having the sessions be open seems likely to decrease their utility.
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Sent: Wed Sep 16 03:47:01 2009
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