Dear RIPE NCC member,
The RIPE NCC Executive Board is pleased to invite you to the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM). The GM will be held on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 from 16:00-18:30. It will be held adjacent to the RIPE 56 Meeting, which takes place from 5-9 May 2008 at the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.
The GM will consist of two parts:
- The RIPE NCC Services Working Group will begin at 16:00 and will include the presentation of the Report from the RIPE NCC. This part of the GM is open to everyone.
- The second part of the GM follows immediately after and is only open to RIPE NCC members who have registered for the GM. This part of the meeting is the forum where RIPE NCC members can discuss the operations and activities of the RIPE NCC and exercise their voting rights.
You must register for the GM separately from the RIPE 56 Meeting. As a member you can attend both the RIPE NCC Services Working Group session and the members-only section of the GM without being registered for RIPE 56. See below for further information on the RIPE NCC Services Working Group session.
You can register for the GM online at:
Please complete the online registration form by 23 April 2008.
In the event that your organisation is to be represented by a director or an authorised employee, the registration form should state the name(s) of the employee(s) or director(s). If more than one authorised person is to attend the GM, please specify on the registration form who is allowed to exercise the voting rights.
If your organisation is to be represented by a third party, not being an authorised employee or director, please fill out the proxy form and send it to us by 23 April 2008. Any proxy sent to us after this date will not be valid.
The draft agenda for the RIPE NCC GM is available.
Report from the RIPE NCC
The Report from the RIPE NCC presentation will be given during the RIPE NCC Services Working Group session during RIPE 56, which constitutes the first part of the GM. GM attendees who have not registered for the RIPE Meeting are welcome to participate in this working group session. This takes place on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 from 16:00-17:30, immediately before the members-only section of the GM. The Report from the RIPE NCC presentation will not be repeated in the members-only section of the GM.
Voting and Resolutions
Candidate members are welcome to attend the GM but are not permitted to vote according to article 16.7 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association. Full members who are not able to attend the GM but still want to vote can do so by means of proxy voting as per article 16.
Please also note that the GM can only pass resolutions that have been submitted and published according to article 15 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association.
The RIPE NCC Articles of Association can be found at:
We send invitations for General Meetings by e-mail only. However, if your organisation wishes to receive this and future invitations for General Meetings by regular post, please let us know by responding to this e-mail.
If you have any questions about the GM, please e-mail us at at agm _at_ ripe _dot_ net.