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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Friday, 10 December 2004
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

  • John Curran, Chair
  • David Conrad, Trustee
  • Lee Howard, Treasurer
  • Bill Manning, Trustee
  • Ray Plzak, President

Apologies: Bill Woodcock, Trustee

Absent: Scott Bradner, Secretary; Paul Vixie, Trustee-elect (Observer)

ARIN Staff:

  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary
  • Susan Hamlin, Director of Member Services

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m. EST, noting the presence of a quorum.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for any comments. There were no comments.

3. Confirm Vote of ARIN Appointee to the ASO AC

Ray Plzak moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, noting that the election of an Interim Appointee to the ASO AC from the ARIN region was conducted according to the Board's approved procedure, confirms that Lee Howard was appointed to serve a one year term on the ASO AC commencing January 1, 2005 and ending December 31, 2005."

This was seconded by Bill Manning. The Chair called for any comments. Lee Howard stated that if he continued as ARIN's Treasurer, it would violate the spirit of the rule. The Chair agreed stating that Lee could not serve in both capacities. The Chair asked the President if verification of the ballot had taken place. The President responded that he, ARIN Counsel, and the Board Secretary verified both votes. Motion carried by roll call vote, with Lee Howard abstaining.

4. Change to ARIN Bylaws, Article VII, Section 2: Election, Term of Office, and Qualifications

Ray Plzak moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees change Article VII, Section 2: Election, Term of Office, and Qualifications to read as follows: The Chair of the Board of Trustees shall be elected by the Board of Trustees from among its members.

All other officers, with the exception of the President, shall be elected by the Board of Trustees from among such persons as the Board of Trustees may consider for election. Officers shall be elected during the first meeting of the Board after January 1, and shall take office immediately upon election.

Officers may be, but are not required to be, ARIN members. Elected Officers that are not Trustee Members or General Members are not entitled to any membership rights."

This was seconded by David Conrad. The Chair called for any comments. The Chair stated that this was being done as clean up to the last change regarding non-trustee officers. All agreed this was a good idea. A roll call vote was taken and the motion carried unanimously.

Chairman's Note:

The Chair noted at the time that this motion had passed. This was an error, because under the provisions of the ARIN Bylaws, Article IX, Section 13, four-fifths of the members of the Board of Trustees must approve any change to the ARIN Bylaws; thus, six members are required to approve changes. Thus, the motion failed.

5. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business items to be discussed. There were no other items.

6. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 5:19 p.m. EST. Ray Plzak moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by Bill Manning. The motion carried unanimously.