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Dear RIPE NCC member,

The RIPE NCC Executive Board is pleased to invite you to the RIPE NCC
General Meeting (GM) September 2012. The GM will begin on Wednesday, 26 September.
It will be held adjacent to the RIPE 65 Meeting, which takes place from 24-28 September.

You can register to attend the GM online at:
http://www.ripe.net/gm-sept2012/registration

Please complete the online registration as soon as possible.

The GM will consist of two parts:

- The RIPE NCC Services Working Group will begin at 16:00 (UTC +2) 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 open only 
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.

At this GM, members will vote on the proposed Charging Scheme 2013 and 
will discuss the draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2013, which
will be published in due course.

For the GM, there will be electronic voting for the resolutions. The 
voting period will begin on Wednesday, 26 September according to the 
GM agenda and will remain open until 14:00 (UTC +2) on Thursday, 27 September. 
The Chairman of the Executive Board will then announce the results of the votes
on the GM resolutions.

Details on the voting procedure for this GM are available at:
http://www.ripe.net/lir-services/ncc/gm/september-2012/voting-procedure 
The GM will be webcast, so all RIPE NCC members will be able to follow
proceedings and have time to vote on all resolutions.

RIPE NCC members will receive an invitation to register for electronic
voting on 22 August 2012.

More information about the GM is available at:
http://www.ripe.net/lir-services/ncc/gm/september-2012 
Registration
============
You must register to attend the GM separately from the RIPE 65 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 the RIPE
65 Meeting.

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, the person who registers first will be assigned the voting rights.

Proxy Voting
============
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 12
September 2012. Any proxy sent to us after this date will not be valid.
The proxy form is available to download at:
http://www.ripe.net/lir-services/ncc/gm/september-2012/proxy-voting-form

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 65, 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, 26 September 2012 from 16:00-17:45 (UTC +2), 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:
http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/articles-association.html 
We send invitations for General Meetings by email only. However, if your
organisation wishes to receive this and future invitations for General
Meetings by regular post, please let us know by emailing at agm _at_ ripe _dot_ net.

If you have any questions about the GM, please email us at .

Regards,

Axel Pawlik
Managing Director
RIPE NCC

Important Dates
===============
15 August 2012 - GM registration opens
22 August 2012 - Registration for electronic voting opens
29 August 2012 - Draft agenda and proposed resolutions posted online by the RIPE NCC
12 September - 2012 Submission deadline for proposed resolutions
12 September - 2012 Submission deadline for proxy forms
25 September 2012 - Registration for electronic voting closes
26 September 2012 - RIPE NCC General Meeting September 2012
27 September 2012 - Results of voting on resolutions announced 
Important dates
  • 15 August 2012 - GM registration opens
  • 22 August 2012 - Registration for electronic voting opens
  • 29 August 2012 - Draft agenda and proposed resolutions posted online by the RIPE NCC
  • 12 September - 2012 Submission deadline for proposed resolutions
  • 12 September - 2012 Submission deadline for proxy forms
  • 25 September 2012 - Registration for electronic voting closes
  • 26 September 2012 - RIPE NCC General Meeting September 2012