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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Wednesday, 11 October 2006
St. Louis, MO

Minutes

Attendees:

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

ARIN Staff:

  • Mary K Lee , Recording Secretary
  • Nate Davis, Director of Operations
  • Richard Jimmerson, Director of External Relations
  • Bob Stratton, Director of Financial Services

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:35 a.m. CDT. The presence of a quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for any comments on the agenda. There were no comments.

3. Approval of the Minutes

Scott Bradner, as Secretary, moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees approves the Minutes of July 11, 2006 as presented." 

This was seconded by Lee Howard.  The motion carried unanimously.

Scott Bradner, as Secretary, moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees approves the Minutes of July 27, 2006 as presented." 

This was seconded by Lee Howard.  The motion carried unanimously.

4. ARIN Consultation Process

On 1 August 2006, the Chairman of the Board sent the following message via email to the members of the Board.

"Whereas, all members of the Board have voted via electronic mail in favor of the motion adopting the Consultation Process Document as edited, I declare per Article IV, Section 6.b of our Bylaws that we may proceed on this matter without a meeting.  If, for any reason, a Board member's consent on this matter was not recorded accurately, please bring it to the attention of the Chair immediately.

Accordingly, I direct Ray Plzak to add to the agenda of our next regularly scheduled meeting a motion to confirm of this action, and direct Ray to proceed with implementation this process at the earliest possible date.

Further, I hereby cancel the special meeting that has been called on this matter for 11 August 2006."

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees confirms its action of 1 August 2006 to adopt the ARIN Consultation Process as adopted under provisions of Article IV, Section 6.b of the ARIN Bylaws." 

This was seconded by Lee Howard.  It was suggested by way of a friendly amendment, that "IV" be corrected to read "VI".  The Chair called for any objections. There were no objections.  The Chair called the question and the motion carried unanimously.  The new motion reads:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees confirms its action of 1 August 2006 to adopt the ARIN Consultation Process as adopted under provisions of Article VI, Section 6.b of the ARIN Bylaws."

5. ARIN General Counsel Update

Counsel provided an update to the Board. After the briefing, Counsel left the Board meeting.

The Chair stated the next Board teleconference would be held on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.   He stated that the President would send a note to the Board's list. 

6. FinCom Report

a. Draft budget for 2007. Bob Stratton presented the draft budget prepared by the FinCom.

Lee Howard, as Treasurer, moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees accepts the draft budget for 2007."

This was seconded by Scott Bradner. The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

b. Investment Plan.  As a point of information, the Treasurer stated that ARIN's investment advisor recommended adding a commodities fund. 

c. 2007 Audit. The FinCom informed the Board of ARIN's intent to contract for an audit of financial controls in 2007.

7. Any Other Business

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

8. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 8:45 a.m. CDT. Scott Bradner moved to adjourn and this was seconded by Ray Plzak. The motion carried unanimously.