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RE: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

I also agree with Kristina's conditions.

I would also like to include Constituency officers as observers for the formal 
session. They could listen to the discussions but if they had anything to 
contribute would have to do so through their Councillors.

Adrian Kinderis

From: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, 17 September 2009 2:45 AM
To: Rosette, Kristina; Adrian Kinderis; council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

I fully support the initiative (obviously).
I agree with Kristina that the morning session should not be recorded if we 
want people to be honest.
I am OK with keeping these as closed Council sessions. The idea here is to get 
some friendly interaction and discussion going within the Council. I do however 
believe that it may be good to allow constituency officers as well.


Le 16/09/09 15:23, « Rosette, Kristina » <krosette@xxxxxxx> a écrit :
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 
session requires.

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 


Adrian Kinderis

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