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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Wednesday, 05 January 2005
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

  • John Curran, Chair
  • Scott Bradner, Secretary
  • David Conrad, Treasurer
  • Bill Manning, Trustee
  • Ray Plzak, President
  • Paul Vixie, Trustee
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee

ARIN Staff:

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

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan

1. Welcome

The President called the meeting to order at 3:32 p.m. EST. The presence of a quorum was noted via roll call.

2. Agenda Bashing

Counsel requested that he provide an update to the Board on litigation matters. The President stated it would be added under item 6. Any Other Business.

3. Election of Officers

The President stated that the three positions open for election were that of Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. He then opened the meeting for nominations for the position of Chair.

Scott Bradner moved to nominate John Curran as Chair, and this was seconded by David Conrad. John accepted the nomination. The President asked if there any other nominations. There being no further nominations, the motion carried via roll call with John Curran abstaining.

The Chair then took over leading the meeting and called for nominations for the position of Secretary.

Bill Manning moved to nominate Scott Bradner as Secretary and this was seconded by Bill Woodcock. Scott accepted the nomination. The Chair asked if there any other nominations. There being no further nominations, the motion carried via roll call with Scott Bradner abstaining.

The Chair called for nominations for the position of Treasurer.

Ray Plzak moved to nominate David Conrad as Treasurer, and this was seconded by Bill Manning. David Conrad accepted the nomination. The Chair asked if there any other nominations. There being no further nominations, the motion carried via roll call with David Conrad abstaining.

4. Adoption of Language into the ARIN Bylaws

At the last Board meeting, a motion was made and passed on the language in the suggested motion below. It was later noted by the Chair that 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 and only five were present at the time the motion was made. Thus, the motion failed.

Scott Bradner, as Secretary, moved that Article VII, Section 2: Election, Term of Office, and Qualifications of the ARIN Bylaws be changed to read:

"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 Ray Plzak. The Chair called for any comments, and Scott indicated his support of this procedure. The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

5. 2005 Schedule of Board and Finance Committee Meetings

Ray Plzak stated that the Board would receive the schedule no later than mid-January, and in addition, part of the handbook being produced for the Board would have this schedule included in it. He also noted that this was for planning purposes, and that individual calls for meetings would be made in accordance with the ARIN Bylaws.

6. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

a. Update on litigation matters.
Counsel provided a brief update to the Board.

7. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:47 p.m. EST. Scott Bradner moved to adjourn and this was seconded by David Conrad. The motion passed unanimously.