[council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Wed Sep 16 12:15:27 UTC 2009

Would both sessions be closed to others?


	From: Adrian Kinderis [mailto:adrian at ausregistry.com.au] 
	Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:12 AM
	To: Gomes, Chuck
	Cc: Council GNSO
	Subject: Re: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?
	Yes chuck. Current "old" and new councillors would be invited as
far as I am concerned.
	Sent from my iPhone

	On 16/09/2009, at 22:02, "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes at verisign.com>

		Thanks Adrian.  Would both of the events be restricted
to Council members and Staff only or would they be open to others as
		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 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 please?




			Adrian Kinderis


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