[council] Thank you!

Ross Rader ross at tucows.com
Thu Nov 1 00:53:02 UTC 2007

I just wanted to pass along a written note of thanks to the GNSO  
Council - staff, councillors, and especially Glen. I mean it sincerely  
when I say that I have enjoyed working with all of you over the years.  
Each of you has taught me something and I am richer for having had the  
experience. Working on the Council isn't always the easiest task, but  
it is challenging in a very real and positive way and the work you do  
is very important to our community.

The Council I joined is not the same Council I joined. It is a more  
substantial and meaningful fabric made stronger and relevant by the  
threads of contribution that each of you have woven into its tapestry.  
Thank you for this.

I wish you each the best in your deliberations with our issues. I say  
"our" not as a former Councillor hesitant to let go, but as a member  
of a community that has entrusted you each with ensuring our issues  
are contemplated with care, diligence and meaningful stewardship.  
Please never forget whom the Council is intended to serve - the needs  
of the community will always be more important than the needs of the  

As with most departing Councillors, you are guaranteed that I won't be  
going far. I intend to fully engage myself in my new role as your  
biggest support and most ardent critic :-)

Thank you again, and with that, I leave you with this...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can  
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -  
Margaret Mead

My warmest regards,


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