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RE: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

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  • Subject: RE: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?
  • From: "Mary Wong" <MWong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 18:24:00 -0400
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A social event versus a more formal discussion serve different purposes. I'd 
definitely support the former, and could be persuaded to support the latter.
The social (informal) event would be particularly good for introducing newbies 
and allowing everyone to get to know one another in a more relaxed environment, 
especially if we've just spent hours (or days) locked in 
discussion/negotiation/what have you. In contrast, the more structured "let me 
get this issue off my chest" discussion serves to let off steam of a different 
kind. This means that having it first thing on Saturday morning is likely to 
intimidate newbies and, possibly, cloud the atmosphere for the rest of the 
Is there some way to have the formal discussion under some form of agreed 
controls (as suggested by Adrian) and other than as the first agenda item for 
the weekend?
My two cents',
Mary W S Wong
Professor of Law
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Email: mwong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 1-603-513-5143
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>>> Adrian Kinderis <adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 9/16/2009 5:39 PM >>>

And dinner with informal conversation whilst glossing over and ignoring some 
major crevices that are appearing in relationships in the GNSO Council between 
Councillors seems pointless...

I don't think this is a matter for "tearing shreds of each other". I think it 
is a matter of communicating our concerns.

I believe, with the right governance of the Chair, and strict controls it can 
be a productive time.

I'd happily put my hand up to help run it.  

Adrian Kinderis

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Avri Doria
Sent: Thursday, 17 September 2009 7:34 AM
To: Council GNSO
Subject: Re: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

On 16 Sep 2009, at 22:20, Anthony Harris wrote:

> it was customary for the Council members
> to share a dinner and thus have an opportunity for
> informal conversation.

Ps.  I am very much in support of a dinner with informal conversation.
I think that is a wonderful idea.
the council should do those regularly.


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