[council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Wed Sep 16 12:02:20 UTC 2009

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 at gnso.icann.org
[mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] 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


	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 please?




	Adrian Kinderis


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