[Community-Discuss] AoB of the Minutes of the Board Meeting - May 11, 2016
sfolayan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 18:18:24 UTC 2016
*Dear Marcus,Noah and members of the community,*
I apologize that the response is coming late, I have been off email for
a couple of days. Please see the response to the issues raised:
The AoB of the “Minutes of the Board Meeting Held on Thursday 11 May
2016 AT 15:27 UTC” on “Requirement to resign from other positions when
accepting a nomination to the Board” is raising two questions that is
raising eyebrows in the community and need to be addressed.
Why this situation of conflict, well known to the Board, was not
included in the TOR on which the NomCom2016 run the elections of Botswana?
There is no reasonable way to answer a question like “Why did the Board
not do a better job of predicting the future?” The Elections TOR was
approved before the call for nominations was made.
Since the board is directing the NomCom2016 to include this situation of
conflict in their report to the community, could you please tell us
whether NomCom2016 is now accountable to the community or not.
NomCom is appointed by the Board, and reports to the Board in terms of
the Bylaws section 9.2. The Board may instruct NomCom to present a
report to the membership or the community. This is the spirit with which
the Board discussed in
it decided that the NomCom2016 should include that situation in their
report to the community.
Other matters that may be of interest to the community include:
Is it OK for somebody to be a Director and also to hold a position in
another committee or working group? Certainly not for a Director to
also be a PDWG Co-Chair.
If not, then when should they resign from other positions? On being
nominated, or on the candidate slate being announced, or on being elected?
Who should decide the rules? Most reasonable to allow the Board to do
this, in consultation with the Community.
Where should the rules be written? The Board thinks that the election
guidelines would be a good place for most of the rules, but perhaps some
of the rules are important enough to appear in the Bylaws.
Comments are welcome on this.
Thanks and Regards …
*Chair*, AFRINIC Board**
On 01/08/2016 08:19, Noah wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Marcus K. G. Adomey
> <madomey at hotmail.com <mailto:madomey at hotmail.com>> wrote:
> Dear AfriNIC Board Chair,
> The AoB of the “Minutes of the Board Meeting Held on Thursday 11
> May 2016 AT 15:27 UTC” on “Requirement to resign from other
> positions when accepting a nomination to the Board” is raising two
> questions that is raising eye browse in the community and need to
> be addressed.
> Why this situation of conflict, well known to the Board, was not
> included in the TOR on which the NomCom2016 run the elections of
> Since the board is directing the NomCom2016 to include this
> situation of conflict in their report to the community, could you
> please tell us whether NomCom2016 is now accountable to the
> community or not.
> +1 Marcus
> And did those to whom this was addressed get this email.
> Thank you
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