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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Tuesday, 08 January 2008
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

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

ARIN Staff:

  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan

1. Welcome

The President called the meeting to order at 3:02 p.m. EST.  The presence of quorum was noted. The President welcomed everyone.

2. Election of Officers

A. Chair. The President stated the meeting was open for nominations for the position of Board Chair. Scott Bradner nominated John Curran. This was seconded by Bill Manning. John accepted the nomination. The President called for further nominations. There were no further nominations.

John Curran was elected Chair via roll call, with John abstaining. The President declared John the ARIN Board of Trustees Chair for 2008. At this time, the President turned the meeting over to the Chair.

B. Secretary. The Chair opened the floor for nominations for Secretary of the Board.  Bill Manning nominated Scott Bradner. This was seconded by Lee Howard.  The Chair asked Scott if he would serve. Scott stated he was willing to serve. The Chair called for any further nominations. There were no further nominations.   

Scott Bradner was elected Secretary via roll call, with Scott abstaining.

C. Treasurer. The Chair opened the floor for nominations for Treasurer of the Board. Scott Bradner nominated Lee Howard. This was seconded by Paul Vixie. The Chair called for any further nominations. Lee Howard nominated Paul Vixie. This was seconded by Bill Manning.

The Chair asked Lee Howard if elected, would he serve. Lee answered affirmatively. The Chair asked Paul Vixie if elected, would he serve. Paul also answered affirmatively. The Chair called for any further nominations. There were no further nominations.

Counsel advised the Board for statements from the candidates. Lee Howard stated that he would be willing to serve, but noted it had been advised to the Board that they seek a person with financial expertise to fill this role. This person would be compensated and did not necessarily need to be on the ARIN Board to serve as Treasurer to the Board. Lee further stated that if elected, he expected to find someone to take over the role as Treasurer with these qualifications.

Paul Vixie stated that he too would be willing to serve; and he supported Lee's statement. He felt Lee was the more qualified candidate. Paul felt the Treasurer should also within driving distance of ARIN's office in Chantilly, VA. The President noted that prior to 2002, ARIN's Treasurer was not within driving distance of the ARIN office, and it did not cause any problem.

Lee Howard was elected Treasurer via roll call.

The Chair stated the Board needs to seek more experienced person, who need not to be a Board member. It was the sense of the Board that the Finance Committee would discuss the matter further.

3. Agenda Bashing

Board reviewed the agenda. The Chair called for comments.  There were no comments.

4. Approval of the Minutes

Scott Bradner, as Secretary, moved:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees adopts the minutes of the December 11, 2007 meeting, as written."

This was seconded by Bill Manning. The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

5. Impanel 2008 Board Committees

A. Impanel 2008 Finance Committee (FinCom). The Chair stated this committee needed two volunteers. The Treasurer automatically is a member. Bill Manning, Paul Vixie, and Scott Bradner all volunteered. The Chair stated there was no size maximum for this committee, therefore all three gentlemen could be members. The Chair asked for any objections. There were no objections.

Lee Howard, as Treasurer, moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees impanels Scott Bradner and Bill Manning and Paul Vixie as members of the ARIN Finance Committee, noting the Treasurer and President as ex-officio members."

This was seconded by Bill Manning.  The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

B. Impanel 2008 Compensation Committee. The Chair called for volunteers and also stated he needed to be on the Committee. Bill Woodcock, Paul Vixie, Scott Bradner Lee Howard, and Bill Manning volunteered. The Chair stated that he preferred to keep the total number of members for this committee to three. Bill Woodcock and Bill Manning withdrew. Lee Howard stated that he would not be on the committee, if the Chair so desired. The Chair chose Scott Bradner and Paul Vixie.

John Curran moved that:

"The 2008 ARIN Compensation Committee will be composed of John Curran, Scott Bradner and Paul Vixie."

This was seconded by Bill Woodcock. The Chair called for any discussion. The President noted he was not an ex-officio member of this committee.

The motion carried via roll call, with Ray Plzak abstaining.

6. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

  • It was the sense of the Board that they would discuss the date and time of their February meeting via email.
  • Counsel provided a brief attorney-client privileged update.
  • Scott Bradner noted the ARIN Advisory Council would be meeting for a workshop on January 12th and 13th; and that he would be presenting the proposal for revising the policy development process for their consideration and comment.  Scott stated that he would bring the proposal back to the Board with any revisions that developed out of the discussion with the AC.
  • Bill Woodcock suggested the Board submit their travel plans to other 2008 meetings as soon as possible. All agreed

7. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:23 p.m. EST. Scott Bradner moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by Bill Woodcock. The motion carried unanimously.